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Pace of GTA new home sales drops while inventory continues to decline and average prices increase

Sales of new construction homes slowed down in July, while the overall supply of new homes continued its unprecedented decline and prices of available homes continued to increase, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today. There were 1,752 new home sales in July, according to Altus Group, BILD’s official source for new-home market intelligence. That was significantly…






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New housing market continues to climb with condo sales reaching record high

In June, the GTA’s new housing market continued to climb with condominium sales reaching a new record high.






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Homeowner tips for handling renovations

Almost every renovation project will come with some disruption to the homeowner, but there are a number of things that you can do to minimize the disarray.






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Toronto housing boom driving economic growth in Ontario; masks weak business investment

Weak business investment in Ontario has the provincial economy increasingly dependent on Toronto’s housing market for growth, leaving the province especially vulnerable if the market slows, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.






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Our industry produces jobs as well as communities

The home building, land development and professional renovation industry builds cities and produces jobs. We are the industry that designs, develops, constructs and renovates the buildings and communities where people live, work, play and shop, and in so doing, are one of the largest employers in the region, providing jobs for thousands of GTA residents every year.






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Innovative designs provide consumers with choices

Our industry is constantly innovating and working to offer home buyers design choices they want to live in at prices they can afford.






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Out-of-date zoning continues to impede intensification

Now that the Province has increased intensification and density targets in the GTA and plans to replace the Ontario Municipal Board with a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, it’s more important than ever that municipalities update their zoning by-laws.






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Housing plan does little to address the real problems with new housing supply

While we are glad that the Ontario government has finally taken some action on our housing crisis in the GTA, something we have been urging for many months, it is unfortunate that they are not doing enough to address the underlying causes of our housing supply problems.






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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.






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Start thinking about your BILD Awards submissions

We’re excited to announce the call for submissions for the 2013 BILD Awards. With so many exciting new projects released in 2012, this is bound to be an exciting year of competition. Each year, the BILD Awards recognize the very best of the GTA’s building and development industry, with the winners announced at a exclusive gala with nearly a thousand…