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There are plenty of cheap and common insulation materials available on the market today and many of these have been around for quite some time. Each of these insulations have their own ups and downs. As a result, when deciding which insulation material you should use, you should be sure to be aware of which material would work the best for your construction or renovation project. We have considered differences like R-value, price, environmental impact, flammability, sound insulation and other factors below.

Great advances have been made in building products that contribute to the “greening” of Canadian homes. Today’s new homes show clearly that environmental responsibility, energy efficiency and healthy indoor living go hand in hand with comfort, convenience and great design.

Everyone wants to save money on any home renovation project.  We all take pride in cutting corners and making what we have go as far as it can.   We also know how hard it is to find a builder or renovator you can trust.

A builder builds you a house, you move in and it becomes a home.  But what happens before the builder gets started? Most often a land developer, who sometimes is the builder as well, played a major role in preparing your lot for building.  The Canadian Home Builders’ Association membership comprised of builders, land developers and various sub-trades and professionals, who, as an industry, develop complete communities.  Now let us examine the major role the land developer plays in the process of developing a subdivision before the builder gets started.

If you have never bought a brand new home, or it’s been a long time since you last worked with a new home builder, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Today’s home builders offer a very personal buying experience—one that treats home buying as a partnership between the builder and the home purchaser.

“Sales consultants” are trained to help homebuyers through the buying process. “Customer relations representatives” look after your needs during construction. “Client communication” is an important part of a company’s processes, and the primary goal is “customer satisfaction”, ensuring that your new home purchase is an enjoyable and satisfying experience.

It is widely recognized that Canada builds the best homes in the world. Canadian builders have a strong tradition of excellence and work closely with government, researchers and manufacturers in a continuous effort to improve and build ever better homes.

The industry’s environmental success story demonstrates this commitment clearly. Canada’s home building industry started “going green” many years ago. Begun as a research project, energy efficiency became an integral part of new home construction over several decades, as thousands of builders were trained. Today, the housing sector is the only one in the country that has not only met, but also surpassed the Kyoto targets for greenhouse gas emissions.

So you are thinking about buying a new home? You may be wondering how mortgages work, if you would qualify for a mortgage, and if there are any special issues you should be aware of.

Here is a quick look at some facts and information about mortgages.