January 19, 2019 - Author : Marika Luczi
Congratulations to our 2019 Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence Winners! Kitchen Design (New Home) $70K & Under Sunterra Custom Homes – Positive Outlook Sticks + Stones Design... Read More
December 4, 2018 - Author : Marika Luczi
The CHBA Central Okanagan has conducted an in depth study on the BC Energy Step Code.  Our results have confirmed that implementation of the BC Energy Step Code will add significant costs to entry level homes across the Okanagan.  With 50% of... Read More
October 26, 2018 - Author : Marika Luczi
When it comes to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, the housing sector is a Canadian success story. The residential sector is the only sector to meet original Kyoto Protocol reduction targets. From 1990 to 2014, GHG emissions in the... Read More
August 29, 2018 - Author : Marika Luczi
The City of Kelowna has put a new provincially-mandated energy reduction program for new construction on hold. City council made the move Monday in order to get a cost analysis being prepared by the Canadian Home Builders Association. Known... Read More
August 21, 2018 - Author : Marika Luczi
In a major victory for CHBA and our builder, renovator, developer and drywall contractors, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has tossed-out a complaint by CertainTeed Gypsum Canada alleging that dumping of 54-inch drywall made in... Read More
August 16, 2018 - Author : Marika Luczi
The Predator Ridge golf course and residences in Vernon, B.C. The massive, multi-phase community is feeling the impact of the provinces proposed speculation tax, even though it’s exempt from it. Kelowna developers say that B.C.s proposed... Read More
August 2, 2018 - Author : Marika Luczi
The City of Kelowna would like to invite a representative from all Civil Engineering consulting firms to attend our next City-Industry Liaison Meeting at City Hall, Friday September 28th – in the Knox Mountain Meeting Room – 10am until noon... Read More
July 23, 2018 - Author : Marika Luczi
It’s called a speculation tax but one must ask: who are the speculators? That’s because British Columbia’s new housing affordability measure on secondary homes is actually hurting homeowners and aspiring homeowners, along with local... Read More