DRHBA’s President Jennifer Hurd

Jenn with singersJennifer Hurd with Claidhmor Band at the President’s Ball Nov. 16, 2013, at Deer Creek.

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Delegation to Region of Durham Works

Delegation to Region of Durham Works

See the video of the presentation to the DR works department re:college of trades at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRAy9hJPh-c 

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Fabulous Four Represent DRHBA at OCOC

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John Whyte, John Lucyk, Kevin Stewart and Gord Wallace represented Durham Region Home Builders’ Association at the recent Regional Chair’s luncheon, organized by the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.

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Building in Baja, Mexico

The old leaky house in front of the new home with a door that locks, three rooms and a loft (instead of one room) and a solid floor and roof.

The old leaky house in front of the new home with a door that locks, three rooms and a loft (instead of one room) and a solid floor and roof.

DRHBA Executive Officer, Anita DeVries (in sunglasses) with family receiving a new house in Mexico.

DRHBA Executive Officer, Anita DeVries (in sunglasses) with family receiving a new house in Mexico.

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Transit Taxes Set to Rise

Durham Region is proposing a 20%-30% increase to their transit development charges beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

A single detached home will jump from the current rate of $401 to $515, and a low density multiple will be increased from $336 to $414. A two-bedroom apartment will change from $232 to $299, and a one-bedroom from $149 to $194.

Non-Residential developments will also be increased from $0.25/sq. ft to $0.31/sq. ft.

Gary Asselin, economic analyst for Durham Region’s finance department, said that the charges are in line with other regions of similar size.

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New Tax on Trades!

Trades Are Outraged!

The college of trades is going to start charging trades people, and even apprentices, for working in Ontario. renovation financing

The newly formed College of Trades will start sending out invoices to trades people in January!

In order to voice your concerns and understand more about it

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Doing Good For Durham

The DRHBA Helps Local Not-for-Profits

Each year the DRHBA holds a golf tournament to help raise funds for local not for profits.
This year the recipients were Grandview Children’s Centre in Oshawa and Wind Reach Farm in Ashburn.

The event was a great success with  the resulting contributions of $5000 to each Not for profit.

Pictured above: from left to right: DRHBA Tournament organizer Marianne Tracey, Steve Snider, DRHBA President and the recipient for Wind Reach Farm.

Pictured below: from left to right : Marianne Tracey, Stephen Snider and the recipients for Grandview Children’s Center in Oshawa.

Well Done DRHBA!

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