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Recognizing excellence at annual renovation awards

With rising GTA real estate prices making it harder for people to move up, more and more homeowners are opting to renovate and get more out of their existing homes. The key to a successful renovation is planning and working with a professional.






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Record month for condo sales as low-rise inventory drops to unprecedented scarcity

February was a record breaking month for new condo apartment sales in the GTA, while the number of new low-rise homes available to buy reached unprecedented levels of scarcity.






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Vote for the GTA’s project of the year

Every year, we recognize innovation and excellence in the land development and homebuilding industry through our annual BILD Awards program. In April we will present 50 awards to members who are raising the bar in the marketing, designing, planning and building of communities across the GTA.






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Government needs to recognize our housing supply problem

The provincial government recently promised action on skyrocketing hydro rates, now we need them to turn their attention to our housing supply crisis and resulting pricing challenges in the GTA.






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Mid-rise made possible with wood construction in the GTA

A new type of building is coming to the GTA; the first six-storey wood residential projects are just months away from construction. Mid-rise buildings, which are generally five to 11 storeys, are an important built form for the future growth of the region and the home building and land development industry wants to construct more of them. Building them is…






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Filling gaps in Toronto’s budget

As Toronto City Council grapples with ways to fill gaps in its annual budget, it’s important councillors look for creative solutions and not ones that could harm a significant industrial sector and its consumers. A group of associations representing the real estate industry, including BILD, wrote to council and said that any new or increased levies will add to an…






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Affordability of housing is important to everyone

The GTA is in need of affordable housing and there are many challenges when it comes to building more of it.






Bell joins BILD as new Humanitarian Champion

BILD Platinum Sponsor Bell has taken their association commitment to the next level by coming aboard as our second Humanitarian Champion.






Low-rise sales push October new-home sales to spike year over year

Greater Toronto, November 21, 2013 – Sales of new low-rise homes rose by 67 per cent in October from October 2012, and high-rise sales were up 17 per cent in the same period. Combined, new-home sales rose 32 per cent from October 2012.






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Meet the winners of a $35,000 home renovation

For 35 weeks between March and November, we ran a contest with the Toronto Star to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their New in Homes section. Up for grabs was a prize worth $35,000 to put toward a new home or a renovation to be redeemed with a BILD member. There were 6,235 entries from readers across the GTA and beyond.