From modest kitchen renovations to stunning whole-home transformations, and from family-oriented townhouse communities to luxurious custom-built estate homes, the Ovation Awards highlight the best projects GVHBA members have built, renovated, designed and marketed in Metro Vancouver. The annual Ovation Awards are well respected in the Metro Vancouver construction industry, partly thanks to their rigorous judging process.…Details
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Let Us Help You With Your Home. The purchase of a home will be one of the largest investments in your lifetime, getting it right, and buying with confidence is essential. Focused on helping consumers buy, build and renovate homes, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) represents over 1,000 members including custom home builders,…Details
Are you wondering how you can afford a home in Metro Vancouver? Learn how by attending the GVHBA Homebuyer Forum on March 7, 2018, presented by BC Housing. Working with industry experts, in a series of educational panels we will cover tactical topics; such as, buying from developers, up and coming neighbourhoods, rent-to-own options, leveraging the…Details
What exactly constitutes luxury living? With the help of 2017 Ovation Award Winner, Mulberry Properties’; Mulberry Home in West Vancouver, we can explore living in luxury and how to bring opulence into your home.
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Homeowners and general contractors often find themselves under various pressures to complete work and advance the project. The rushed approach that often ensues can cause parties to overlook or postpone settling essential terms with subcontractors. The recent case of Limem Forming West Ltd. v. Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd., 2017 BCSC 1485, highlights the dangers…Details
Most homebuyers have a lot of questions about the construction of their home: How long will it take to build? What happens when? What does each step involve? When can we visit the site and see our home in progress? When do we have to make final decisions about cabinets, fixtures, flooring and so on?…Details
Gather your ideas Inspiration is everywhere — Pinterest, websites, magazines, catalogs, housing awards, real estate listings, showhomes, etc. – so gather your ideas for your dream space. Remember, photos are worth a thousand words, so the more visual examples of your vision, the better. What are your goals? Prioritize your wants and needs Now…Details
Buying a new home is a big decision and you want to get full value for your investment. This means choosing an established and reputable builder, someone who has the technical skills and knowledge to build a good home, and someone who will deal with you fairly and professionally. Fortunately, there are many good builders…Details
Larry Clay of Clay Construction featured in CHBA Newsletter discusses social media.Details
Living expenses like mortgage payments, rent payments, property taxes and house insurance can all take a big bite out of a family’s budget. There is little a family can do to lower these costs each month but they can take steps to reduce their monthly fuel bills and make their homes more energy efficient. Windows…Details
Walking into the show home of a professional new home builder is bound to elicit a few “oohs” and “ahs” from home buyers. With their dramatic entrances, sweeping vistas, soaring ceilings, gleaming floors, and bold colours today’s new homes are designed with flair and creativity. Professional new home builders understand their customers. They know that…Details
Your decision to buy a brand new home opens up many unique possibilities. According to the Technical Committee of the GVHBA one of the most valuable is the opportunity to have your new home pre wired for today’s — and tomorrow’s — advanced communications technologies. A pre wired or “connected” home can support a wide…Details
When you are in the market for a new home, you should shop for your builder as carefully as you do for your home. You want to make sure that you buy from a new home builder who is committed to quality, service and customer satisfaction. Membership in the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA)…Details
Today, the experience of buying a new home is very different than in the past. This is the era of customization. Whether you are buying your first home or finally having your “dream” home built, new home builders provide an incredible range of options and upgrades. The end result is a brand new home that…Details