Canada Homes

You'll Need To Earn This Much To Afford A House In Canada

Workopolis | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Business
Workopolis

From foreign buyers gobbling up properties sight unseen to young families trying to raise kids in condo towers, the Canadian housing market is a hot topic of discussion these days. But what do houses really cost these days?

Investing In Energy Efficiency Can Jump-Start Alberta's Economy

David Dodge | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

If Alberta invested $34 per capita, the average of other provinces, Alberta would generate $510 million in energy savings and 3,000 jobs while reducing emissions and making Alberta more competitive.

The Sustainable Benefits Of Building A Carbon Neutral Laneway Home

David Dodge | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

A carbon neutral home and net-zero home are similar in that both produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year. The difference is a net-zero home produces its own energy right on the home, whereas a carbon neutral home can produce its energy elsewhere in the community.

Can This Radically Sustainable Home Survive A Cold, Canadian Winter?

David Dodge | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

An earthship is an off-grid home that produces its own energy, captures its own water, treats its own wastewater, grows its own food and passively collects the sun's energy for heat. That's the idea, anyways. But ever since the Kinney Earthship was built in the summer of 2014, Duncan Kinney has received many emails about one particular subject: how does it hold up so far north?

LOOK: These Penthouses Will Make You Jealous

BuzzBuzzHome | Michael Aynsley | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Business

BuzzBuzzHome: Nothing says ‘living the high life’ like living in your building’s highest home. Photo: imgur We don’t know exactly ho...

Why You Should Go For a Net-Zero Home

David Dodge | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

A net-zero home reimagines the house not as a burden on the planet but as a regenerative node. Net-zero homes only started being seriously considered about a decade ago, but once proven, the idea took off.

Painting Wood Is Not a Sin -- Here's How

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Top quality genus like oak or mahogany often speak for themselves, providing textural and visual return wherever placed. But we aren't slaves to wood. Particularly not pine. We never have been. In actual fact we love painted furniture and see no valid reason why a nice bit of lumber can't be further embellished with solid colour.

Canada's Housing 'Recovery' Probably Won't Last Long

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Business

Home buyers extended a trend of increasing sales into its fourth consecutive month, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association as mortgage rate...

Absurd Vancouver Property Of The Week

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

Last week we had a look at properties in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This week we move on to New Brunswick, where $1.1 million can buy you a country estate, located on over one square kilometre of untouched land, including a seven-acre spring-fed lake. What will it buy you in Vancouver?

Economists Get It Wrong: Real Estate Slowdown Will Be Next Year

CP | Sunny Freeman, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Francesca Asante-Frempong, a self-described "late bloomer," believes buying her first home at age 35 will have been worth the wait if econom...