Housing affordability ignored as new tax totals $14,000 on new homes

Scott Henderson CHBA Central Okanagan, Client Releases

February 13, 2020, Kelowna, BC – Kelowna City Council’s latest vote to increase taxes on new homes for parks brings the total to over $14,000. New changes to Kelowna’s Development Cost Charge (DCC) structure now total over $14 grand in new Park taxes on every new home whether it is a starter home or a multi-million dollar home. “Voters need ...

Multiple award winners dominate at the Okanagan Housing Awards

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CHBA-CO celebrates exceptional year by recognizing excellence in its membership  January 27, 2020, Kelowna, BC – The Canadian Home Builder’s Association of the Central Okanagan (CHBA-CO) announced the winners of the annual Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence at its awards gala on Saturday night. Held at the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel, the Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence honours exceptional work done ...

CHBA Central Okanagan announces finalists for the 2020 Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence

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Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence celebrate homebuilding and renovation in the Central Okanagan  December 2, 2019, Kelowna, B.C.  – The Canadian Homebuilders Association – Central Okanagan (CHBA-CO) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence. The Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence is an annual awards program that celebrates excellence in home building and renovation ...

Governments lose millions as Okanagan homes sales fall

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CHBA Central Okanagan launches public awareness campaign on housing affordability KELOWNA, BC –  The Canadian Home Builders’ Associations of the Central Okanagan and the Federal CHBA in advance of the upcoming federal election have launched a public awareness campaign on Housing Affordability. The CHBA has launched a new website aimed at voters concerned about homeownership. The site, www.affordability.ca, summaries factors ...

Mission Group holds topping off ceremony for award-winning residential high-rise

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ELLA is the Okanagan’s first LEED® certified tower and the first high-rise in Kelowna’s downtown JULY 30, 2019 KELOWNA, B.C. Mission Group, the Okanagan’s leading real estate and development company, held a topping off ceremony today as the final ceremonial concrete was poured for ELLA, its contemporary upscale condominium tower in the heart of downtown Kelowna. The 20-storey concrete structure ...

CHBA Central Okanagan opposes Prompt Payment legislation

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Industry not consulted and legislation adds policy on top of policy and more red tape Kelowna, BC – The Canadian Home Builders Association of the Central Okanagan (CHBA-CO) announced today its opposition to the Private Members' Bill M 223, Prompt Payment (Builders Lien) Act, introduced in the B.C. Legislature on May 28, 2019. If passed, this legislation would mean contractors ...

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 ...

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 ...