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Tarion review

CondoBusiness

Interim report released in Tarion review

An interim report in Tarion review flags calls for a dedicated section for and further rules unique to condominiums in the new home warranties legislation.
thermal metering

CondoBusiness

Thermal metering crosses the pond

Thermal metering, already widespread in Europe, is expected to gain traction in Canada as the technology becomes more accessible.
Testing

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KO Test

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condo market

CondoBusiness

Housing affordability driving GTA condo market

What does the rise of detached home prices mean for the condo market? An expert explains how this trend is heating up competition in the high-rise segment.
condo

CondoBusiness

Supply of new condo units drops to six-year low

According to a new Urbanation report, there were 7,731 new condo units sold in the GTA during Q2-2016, a 26 per cent increase year-over-year.
condominium disputes

CondoBusiness

A new path for resolving condominium disputes

The idea of creating a tribunal to help address condominium disputes in Ontario, as envisioned in Bill 106, has been intriguing to many in the industry.
zoning

CondoBusiness

GTA condo sales surge 17.4 per cent: TREB

According to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), there were 8,965 condominium apartment sales reported in the second quarter of this year, representing a 17.4
human rights

CondoBusiness

Human rights decision applies to condominiums

A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision confirms housing provider obligations when harassment and discrimination occur in multi-res communities.
board positions

CondoBusiness

Courts taking note of unreasonable positions

Courts are taking note of aggressive or unreasonable positions adopted by boards of directors, as the Couture v. TSCC No. 2187 case showed.
in-ground irrigation system

CondoBusiness

An untapped source of water savings?

Several seasons of wear and tear can impact the efficiency of a condominium’s in-ground irrigation system. How maintenance can help lower water bills.
lean-construction

CondoBusiness

May high-rise sales mark near-record month

Consumers snapped up 3,623 new high-rise homes in the GTA in May, making it the second-best month on record, next to November, 2011, reported BILD.
landscape renovation

CondoBusiness

Plan a landscape renovation in three steps

An expert walks through how to plan a successful landscape renovation for condominium properties in three steps.
excessive water use

CondoBusiness

Case wades into excessive water use in condos

A lawyer illuminates lessons from a case concerning excessive water use by a legal grow-op in a condo as the federal Liberals plan to legalize marijuana.
home sales

CondoBusiness

National home resales dip after record month

The Canadian Real Estate Association reported a dip in national home resales of 2.8 per cent in May after breaking the monthly record in April.
national home resales

CondoBusiness

National home resales to rebalance: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) expects to see national home resales rebalance away from B.C. and Ontario in the second half of the year.
National home resales

CondoBusiness

National home resales to rebalance: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) expects to see national home resales rebalance away from B.C. and Ontario in the second half of the year.
glass balcony guards

CondoBusiness

A guide to glass balcony guards and breakage

In the past few years, there have been many cases of glass balcony guards breaking. An expert explains why this happens and how to mitigate the risk.