Mike Martin Heritage Carpentry and Joinery Bursary Established to Support Carpentry Students in Perth

The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) is proud to announce the establishment of the Mike Martin Heritage Carpentry and Joinery Bursary, in honor of friend and industry colleague, Mike Martin (1965-2021). Martin passed away on April 26, 2021, after a courageous battle with brain cancer and will be remembered for his big personality, engaging […]

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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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