Alberta backtracks, bans rental evictions
The Alberta government has joined all other provinces and banned residential rental evictions, but the ban only applies to the month of April, though it may be extended.
Emergency aid could help contractors
As self-employed entrepreneurs providing essential services, home builders and renovators have a chance to benefit directly through federal assistance meant to soften the economic blow of the COVID-19 crisis.
Home sales rally stalled by virus
Housing sales in major Canadian markets were in the midst of a rally in March, but that ended mid-month when the extent of the COVID-19 crisis hit home, according to real estate sales data.
Many did not pay rent in B.C. on April 1
British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec have all banned rental evictions for the next three to four months due to COVID-19 job losses. In B.C. many have taken this as a signal not to pay rent.
Ontario halts most construction for 14 days
Following the lead of Quebecand perhaps a harbinger for other provincesthe Ontario government has temporarily shut down most residential construction amid efforts to contain COVID-19.
Drones Top Roofing Tool
Flying eyes can improve safety and give birds-eye view for repairs.
Attack on Demand
Governments are gutting Canada’s housing market by stifling demand and stalling supply.
Market Report: Quebec Steps Up
La belle province has its housing groove back.
Design, build and keep the
Despite government disruptions home builders delivered 200,000 new homes and more than one million jobs in 2017.
TOOL TALK: Renovation
One characteristic of renovation is that contractors are more a jack of all
trades, using a wider variety of tools than new construction workers and
often dabbling in fields that are not their speciality.
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