CHBA-CO recognizes excellence at annual awards gala

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 Sunterra Custom Homes takes top award for Single Family Home Builder of the Year Large Volume Kelowna, BC – The Canadian Home Builders' Association of the Central Okanagan (CHBA-CO) announced today the winners of its inaugural Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence. Formerly known as the Tommie Awards, the Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence is a continuation of the Tommie Awards ...

Still a huge shortage: student housing crunch continues in Kelowna

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Despite improvements to the rental vacancy rate, a shortfall of 6,400 beds is attracting investors and parents of students to UBCO Kelowna, BC – As students at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus (UBCO) break for the holidays, many will use time off to look for housing as there remains a shortage of on-campus housing. A spot in residence ...

Report shows Energy Step Code costs five times more than estimate

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Homebuilders’ association recommends energy renovation program to maximize environmental benefit.  KELOWNA, B.C. - Today, the Canadian Home Builders Association of the Central Okanagan (CBHA-CO) released its report “A Study by Industry for Consumers” on the cost of implementing the BC Energy Step Code (Step Code). Its data reveals a significant increase in cost to the homebuyer, up to five times the amounts estimated by the Step Code Council. While the Step Code has been presented as having ...

CHBA Central Okanagan announces finalists for the 2019 Tommie Awards

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Tommie Awards celebrate excellence in homebuilding and renovation in the Central Okanagan November 30, 2018, Kelowna, B.C. – The Canadian Homebuilders of the Central Okanagan (CHBA-CO) is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2019 Tommie Awards. The Tommie Awards is an annual awards program that celebrates excellence in home building and renovation within the Central Okanagan. To be eligible ...

Mission Group announces final phase of condo community at UBCO 

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Last chance to purchase homes in the University District as U-Eight addresses campus housing shortage KELOWNA, B.C. Mission Group announced today the final phase of its successful series of condominiums located next to the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus (UBCO) will launch in early 2019. U-Eight is the seventh and last condominium to be built by Mission Group in the University District. U-Eight ...
Brooklyn at Bernard Block Presentation Centre

Mission Group achieves 70 per cent sales for Brooklyn

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Brooklyn at Bernard Block Presentation Centre opens this Saturday, September 22nd at 560 Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna.  KELOWNA, B.C. Mission Group, Kelowna’s largest multi-family home builder, announces today that 125 homes at Brooklyn at Bernard Block were purchased in the past week. B.C. residents who currently reside in Kelowna or plan to move from Greater Vancouver made up 80 ...
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Bellamy Homes Visionary New President of CHBA Central Okanagan

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Local and industry crusader Les Bellamy to lead CHBA as Central Okanagan faces challenges. KELOWNA, BC: The Canadian Home Builders Association of the Central Okanagan (CHBA-CO) announced today that Les Bellamy is its new President. Bellamy is the creator and founder of Bellamy Homes, a unique residential home builder focused on custom designed homes with smart livable spaces. Bellamy formally took ...

New drywall tariffs “dumped” as CHBA wins Tribunal

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KELOWNA, B.C. In a major victory for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) and its builder, renovator, developer and drywall contractors, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) recently tossed-out a complaint by CertainTeed Gypsum Canada alleging that dumping of 54-inch drywall made in the U.S. was hurting their business in Western Canada. Justin O’Connor, president of the Central Okanagan chapter ...