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CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...real estate companies, real estate investment trusts (REITs), private companies, pension funds, banks and life insurance companies with investment real estate a...

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Real estate

Real estate

For most of us, purchasing or building a home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get t...

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Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

Landmark Homes Inc. In Calgary Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 net zero home...

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Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

For most of us, purchasing or building a home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get t...

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Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...real estate is required in the basement as well for a storage tank.

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Real estate

Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

...real estate agents and moving companies, older buyers can turn to senior moving services for convenient start-to-finish help during the moving process. Sho...

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Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...real bonus, and another indication of a conscientious builder. Insulation: It's hard to tell how well insulated a house is without ripping open a wall, but...

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Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto earns Canadian Green Buildi
Real estate

The Skygarden House renovation in Toronto wins 2016 Canadian Green Building Award

First published by our print partner SAB Magazine, the Skygarden House is a winner of the 2016 Canadian Green Building Awards and is a great example of the kin...

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Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

Originally published by our print affiliate SAB Magazine Jury comments: This house has a light environmental footprint that derives from the philosophical...

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Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

A market study by AVID Ratings Canada for the Canadian Home Builders' Association ( CHBA ) surveyed 12,000 homebuyers across Canada to see what Canadians are l...

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Choosing a building lot
Excavation

What to look for when buying a building lot

It is not illegal to sell an unbuildable lot, so buyers beware. Any number of roadblocks can prevent you from building the house you want, or any house at all,...

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