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 ...
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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 ...
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Brooklyn at Bernard Block receives final approval from City and plans sales date

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City of Kelowna grants height variance for 25-storey concrete condo tower in downtown Kelowna. KELOWNA, B.C. Today, Mission Group confirms that Brooklyn at Bernard Block has received its final council approval from the City of Kelowna and will begin public sales in mid-to-late September. Brooklyn will offer 178 new homes and will be a part of a master-planned development located ...

Element’s OPAL residence is 93 percent sold, 98 percent rentals reserved and on schedule for Q1 2019 opening

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Element hires new general manager for its intergenerational aging-in-place vision at its flagship residence.  VANCOUVER, B.C. OPAL by Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc. (TSX-V:ELM) has entered its home stretch as the innovative retirement residence has 93 percent of its condominiums sold and 98 percent of rental suites reserved, with waitlists growing on already sold and reserved suites. Completion of construction is expected ...