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Vacant But Uninhabitable

Council recently directed City Staff to develop a residential Vacant Unit Tax based on staff’s framework and a review of similar regimes elsewhere. Staff’s recommendation is a 1% tax on properties if they are vacant for more than 184 (cumulative) days during the previous calendar year, which would mean a $4,150 bill on a $415,000 […]

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The Right Countertop

Your kitchen is about to be renovated. It will be fantastic. It will be beautiful, functional, bright. It will be a happy place. You’re about to choose colours and cabinets and flooring, and… oh, wait. Countertops. Now what? How do you know what you want? You might look through magazines, and surf the Internet or […]

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RenoMark® Renovators go virtual to support Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa

The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) has been raising funds for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa through its RenoMark® Reno Tour for six years, but the annual home renovation event took on a whole new look in 2020. Reno Tour, which typically offers consumers the opportunity to visit homes across Ottawa that have been […]

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Free Advanced Building Science Webinar: Humidity Control

17/06/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - ADVANCED BUILDING SCIENCE WEBINAR SERIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: ENBRIDGE AND BUILDING KNOWLEDGE CANADA We invite you to join us for a June’s instalment of our monthly webinar series dedicated entirely to advanced building science. Free to attend, so register today! Every builder’s nightmare is the dreaded call to the warranty department that the basement is leasing, windows are [...]

Housing Design Awards Information Session

22/06/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Join us for a virtual Housing Design Awards information session.  We'll outline everything you need to know to enter this year's awards program, with a Q&A to follow. This session is perfect for members entering the awards for the first time, or for past entrants looking for ways to improve their submissions. Session topics include: - What's [...]

Skills Advance Ontario Training Initiative Webinar | Presented by Algonquin College

23/06/2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Join Joanne Snell, a Senior Learning Consultant with Algonquin College as we learn about the new Skills Advance Ontario training initiative led by the Eastern Ontario Colleges Consortium. Through this initiative, construction companies can receive up to 100% funding for eligible training costs. To receive the registration link for this event, members can email beth@gohba.ca 

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