How we as a city need to plan to renovate our homes (Part 1)

I spend the majority of my time in this space on planning and development, and what the residential construction industry talks about when we’re at city hall. This necessarily means talking a lot about new homes and new development projects, both inside and outside the greenbelt. But, there’s another side of housing activity that also […]

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Thinking about the needs of current and future homeowners

One of the unheralded things GOHBA members do is think about the needs of future homeowners – those who’ll buy a home not only in the next year or two, but five, ten, twenty years down the road. How to ensure that there will be a variety of homes to choose from, that they’ll be […]

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Building Homes Up, In and Out

Often when I speak with people about the Home Builders’ Association, they picture in their mind new subdivisions – single family homes, semi-detached and townhouses mostly. And while subdivisions are an important part of new homes in Ottawa, GOHBA home builders also build every other type of home you can think of: condos, both in […]

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