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Latest CMHC actions hit homebuyers when they’re down

No matter how well intended, CMHC's latest round of changes to mortgage regulations make it more difficult for Canadian homebuyers – particularly first-timers.

Troubles continue at Tarion Warranty Corp.

Tarion Warranty Corp. has long been a whipping boy for governments and consumers whenever a new-home building issue arises. Reforms may be needed, but are recent changes the right answer – for anyone?

Seeing red over traffic light system for Toronto developers

The red light-green light traffic light system for approvals recently imposed by three City of Toronto councillors is inappropriate, disrespectful of the legal system and not worthy of their public office. Here's why.

12 Changes that will increase housing supply in Ontario

May 2, 2019 was a milestone occasion for the real estate development industry, homebuyers and renters in Ontario. Why? Let us count the ways – all 12 of them. READ MORE

The Lawyer: The strikes are coming, the strikes are coming

I am sure everyone vividly remembers the chaos that the residential building industry went through in 2016. I’ve been working with OHBA and Tarion to avoid a repeat of the confusion. READ MORE

THE LAWYER : Condominium Cancellations: Why All The Fuss?

Over the last seven years, an average of 17 per cent of proposed units have been cancelled for a variety of reasons. The number of units cancelled this year is in line with the average. READ MORE

THE LAWYER : GTA builders under siege

The upcoming provincial election comes not a day too soon. READ MORE

THE LAWYER : Tarion’s adventure into residential condominium conversion

Builders backed by Tarion will be providing new home warranties for residential condominium conversions. READ MORE