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CHBA BC In the Media

Vancouver Sun - Smart renovations: finding the right professional

 

September 30, 2017 - CEO Neil Moody discusses home renovations and the importance of finding an industry professional.

Journal of Commerce - CHBA BC welcomes new ministry focused on housing

July 27, 2017 - CEO Neil Moody says combining municipal affairs and housing under one cabinet minister is a logical choice.

Ottawa Citizen - B.C. first-time homebuyers loan program sparks debate, concern

December 15, 2016 - CEO Neil Moody comments on the provincial government announcement to provide qualified first-time home buyers with loans of up to $37,500 for down-payments.

Real Estate Weekly - Georgie Awards, Celebrating BC Home Builders, Announces 2017 Finalists

November 23, 2016 - The Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC (CHBA) has announced the full list of finalists who are in the running for a Georgie Award® in 2017.

Journal of Commerce - Drywall tariff causes construction cost hike

September 22, 2016 - Canadian builders are getting hit by higher drywall prices due to preliminary tariffs imposed by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) earlier this month. Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC CEO Neil Moody says there was no warning or consultation with the players in the market.

Home Builder Magazine - British Columbia: Defining the Housing Market by the Numbers

August 9, 2016 - The latest Market Update from CEO Neil Moody looks at various data sources available on the housing market in British Columbia. 

Vancouver Sun - B.C. shines at National Housing Awards

May 21, 2016 - Several British Columbia homebuilders and renovators were in the spotlight recently, recognized for their accomplishments at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s National Awards for Housing Excellence.

Chilliwack Progress - Chilliwack man named to national home builders board 

May 16, 2016 - Chilliwack builder and developer Nathan Stone has been re-named to the CHBA national board of directors.

CHEK News - Island Housing boom hits speed bump in shortage of trades

April 26, 2016 -  CHBA Vancouver Island president Byron Gallant speaks about the housing boom on Vancouver Island and the difficulties with finding tradespeople to meet the growing demand.

Journal of Commerce - Lower Mainland construction adapts to new energy rules

April 15, 2016 - CHBA Fraser Valley member Nathan Stone, and GVHBA members Einar Halbig, Murray Frank, and Richard Niebuhr speak about the new energy-saving provisions in the B.C. Building Code (BCBC) and the parallel Vancouver Building Bylaw (VBBL).

250 News - New CHBA BC President from Prince George
Prince George Citizen - Bliss new CHBA BC President

April 14, 2016 - The new president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association British Columbia (CHBA BC), Gordon Bliss, will be bringing a special northern perspective to the position.

Home Builder Magazine - CHBA BC's first Master Residential Builder

April 6, 2016 - A feature on Larry Clay, a member of Greater Vancouver HBA, who is the first CHBA BC Master Residential Builder.

Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC (CHBA BC) sits down with BC Lung Association 

April 5, 2016 - The BC Lung Association’s RadonAware Manager Britt Swoveland recently sat down with CEO Neil Moody to discuss the importance of supporting the construction industry with resources and education to help protect homeowners from radon.

Vancouver Sun - Georgie Awards showcase tops in homebuilding

April 3, 2016 - A feature on several 2016 Georgie Awards winners and projects.

CTV News - Top things to know before hiring a builder

March 29, 2016 - Larry Clay, member of the Greater Vancouver HBA and CHBA BC, speaks to the media about home building contracts and what you need to know before hiring a builder. 

Global News - Open House: Georgie Awards Winning Design

March 19, 2016 - A feature on the 2016 Georgie Awards, including a house tour with Joe Geluch from Naikoon Contracting Ltd. (2016 Custom Home Builder of the Year)

Real Estate Weekly - 2016 Georgie Awards: Celebrating Building Excellence for 24 years

2016 Georgie Awards: Celebrating Building Excellence for 24 Years - See more at: http://www.rew.ca/news/2016-georgie-awards-celebrating-building-excellence-for-24-years-1.2198509?rew.ca%2Fnews=rew.ca%2Fnews#sthash.3QzjM47k.dpuf

March 15, 2016 - More than 600 people were on hand at the Hyatt Regency to applaud this year's 49 winners.

More than 600 people were on hand at the Hyatt Regency to applaud this year’s 49 winners. Projects ranged from compact condos to estate mansions but all shared a dynamic sense of creativity and forward-thinking vision. - See more at: http://www.rew.ca/news/2016-georgie-awards-celebrating-building-excellence-for-24-years-1.2198509?rew.ca%2Fnews=rew.ca%2Fnews#sthash.3QzjM47k.dpuf

CFJC Today - B.C. Budget a boon for home builders

February 17, 2016 - The President of CHBA Central Interior and CHBA BC Board Member Matt McCurrach speaks about how the new property transfer tax changes are a big benefit to those building in Kamloops and surrounding areas.

The Province - B.C. government to begin tracking citizenship of homebuyers

February 16, 2016 - CHBA BC CEO Neil Moody speaks about the benefits of the property transfer tax changes for home owners and home builders in British COlumbia.

News Kamloops - Budget takes aim at debt reduction

February 16, 2016 - CEO Neil Moody speaks about the property transfer tax changes announced in the 2016 B.C. Budget. This exemption will save purchasers up to $13,000 on a newly constructed home and is estimated to provide approximately $75 million in property transfer tax relief for new construction in 2016-17.

Globe and Mail - B.C. faces a balancing act when it comes to reining in skyrocketing house prices

February 13, 2016 - CEO Neil Moody speaks about the property transfer tax (PTT) ahead of the B.C. Budget. CHBA BC advocated for a restructure of the PTT in its pre-budget submission.

CKNW AM 980 - Home Renovation Tax Credit. Good? or Bad? (Audio)

August 5, 2015 - Mike Smyth and CHBA BC's Neil Moody discuss the recently announced Home Renovation Tax Credit as part of the Conservative Party Election Campaign...

Global News - Home Renovation Tax Credit (Video Link)

August 4, 2015 - The Conservatives unveiled a permanent home renovation tax credit. Randene Neill spoke with CHBA BC CEO, Neil Moody and reports, the tax credit won’t take effect right away.

Tri-Cities Now Newspaper - Home builder group gets Energy Star

June 18, 2015 – The Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC (CHBA BC) announced as of April 01, 2015, they are licensed to deliver Energy Star training and certification to builders in the province...

CHBA Home BUILDER Magazine - Shaping the future of residential construction

May/June 2015 - Two recent announcements by the Government of B.C. are set to shape the future direction of the residential construction industry in British Columbia...

CHBA Member, Naikoon Contracting, is featured on CBC News (Video Link)

June 19, 2014 - Naikoon Contracting set out to built one of the Greenest Homes in Canada and CHBA BC was there to annouce the final certification results...

he Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) announced as of April 1, 2015, they are licensed to deliver Energy Star training and certification to builders in the province. - See more at: http://www.thenownews.com/news/home-builder-group-gets-energy-star-1.1972423#sthash.cgZLtqgW.dpuf
The Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) announced as of April 1, 2015, they are licensed to deliver Energy Star training and certification to builders in the province. - See more at: http://www.thenownews.com/news/home-builder-group-gets-energy-star-1.1972423#sthash.cgZLtqgW.dpuf

CHBA Home BUILDER Magazine - British Columbia, Signs of Improvement

March/April 2014 - After a slightly better residential real estate market in 2013 compared to 2012, this year is also showing signs of improvement, with the overall outlook for the province's residential real estate market projected to be a healthier one...

Metro Vancouver New Home Guide - Townhomes, A Choice Worth Considering

January 24, 2014 - Townhomes are increasing offering the right mix of amenities and lifestyle for younger families who are starting out or for baby boomers who may no longer want to maintain a single family home, yet want to have a private yard and community access...

Metro Vancouver New Home Guide - Mortgage options when choosing a new home

November 29, 2013 - Buying a home requires a major investment and a good dose of financial fortitude. It is also one of the largest sources of weath building for Canadians...