Whether you’re a Member, a homeowner, or if you’re thinking about buying a home – we offer resources to help advise you.

Buying a New Home

Are you in the market for a new home? Here you’ll find information, ideas, and practical advice you may need.

Why Buy New?

Today’s new home are better than ever. Professional new home builders are using advanced design, materials, and techniques to give buyers many options at a great value.

If you’re thinking about a new home, this is where to start.

Steps to Owning a New Home

Buying a new home should be a pleasant and gratifying experience. Be well prepared and informed, and buy with confidence.

Find out about the typical buying process and what’s involved in becoming a homeowner.

Choosing Your Builder

New home builders offer more selection, service and satisfaction than ever before. Find out what to ask and what to expect when finding a builder.

You can also find worksheets, checklists and other items to take you through the process of buying a new home.

Renovating your Home

If you’re planning on renovating your home, the following will provide you with information, ideas and practical advice you’ll need to do it right.

Planning Your Renovation

Successful renovations start with a vision and clear plans. Find downloadable worksheets to develop your plans, goals, and priorities for your renovation.

Ideas, Projects, & Products

If you’re in need of some inspiration, or looking to learn about some of the most common projects, here are some things you may want to consider as you build your plans.

Hiring a Contractor

An experienced and knowledgeable contractor is key to a successful renovation. You’re bringing someone into your space, and trusting them to work on your home, so give yourself some peace of mind.


Dealing with a professional renovator is your greatest protection against an incompetent or unfinished job. Written contracts spell out arrangements between you and your renovator and describe your renovation in detail. Professional renovators also carry workers’ compensation, liability insurance and any licenses required by your province.

The CHBA is the national organization representing the professional renovation industry, and along with the Canadian Renovators’ Council of the CHBA, we’re committed to helping homeowners make informed decisions when renovating their home.

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