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Development near transit benefits people and businesses

Imagine a prime piece of land near a GO station in the GTA. What should be built on it? It’s an important question, especially when you consider that this region is growing by about 100,000 people a year. Intensive patterns of development near transit hubs is just smart planning and smart growth. Having people and businesses with easy access to…






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Work with a professional to ensure a successful renovation starts with a plan

The keys to any successful renovation are careful consideration and preparation and working with a professional. The first step in ensuring that your renovation is a success is understanding why you are renovating. Are you renovating to improve the value of your home for a quick sale, or are you doing it to improve functionality and increase your enjoyment of…






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Preparation is key when meeting with your decor centre

Buying a brand new home is one of the most exciting things you will ever do, whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned real estate veteran.






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Choose your new-build home upgrades with care

So you bought a new construction home and are thrilled with your decision to buy a home that is not yet built, but when the time comes for your colour and upgrade appointment, your chance to make the decisions that will make your new home perfect, you find yourself both exhilarated and nervous.






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Ontario housing plan not slowing down GTA’s new home market

The Province’s fair housing plan, introduced in April, has had little real effect on the new home market in the GTA. Prices continue to increase and supply, especially for single-family low-rise homes, continues to be low.






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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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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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GTA new housing supply crisis continues to shatter market records

In March, the GTA’s housing supply challenges resulted in record smashing prices, continued unprecedented inventory scarcity, and a never seen before level of new condo apartments sales.






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Mid-rise housing can help ease supply challenges

Building more mid-rise housing is one of the potential solutions being talked about to help ease our housing supply challenges in the GTA.






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Our housing supply crisis would be worse without the OMB

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is independent arbitration body that provides a public forum for appeals on local land-use planning matters and it is an important part of the checks and balances that make our land-use planning process fair, transparent and accountable.