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ID #:   39270077
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Description:   % of Canadians say they would likely consider using or installing energy efficient products if they were doing home renovations, % said it’s not easy to stay on top of the many ways to save energy and money and take advantage of various rebates.

% of Canadians are planning to undertake home renovations over the next 12 months, % want to learn more about how to make their homes greener, % are actively looking for ways to reduce their home energy bills, % said that their renovations would include new windows and doors, toilets, air sealing/draft proofing [green consumers, Energy conservation]

 
Publication Date:   6/14/2010
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, some provincial details
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/14/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39264605
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Description:   Report on renovations and home purchases in 2008 and intentions for 2009. Includes % of households renovated in 2008, Type of renovation undertaken (Improvement/Alteration, Repair /Maintenance, Both) Reasons for renovating (Wanted to update/add value/prepare to sell, Needed repairs, Needed Maintenance, Needed more space, Make home more energy efficient)

Most popular renovation project (Remodelling of rooms, Flooring, Painting or wallpapering, Windows and doors, Major landscaping projects, Interior walls and ceilings, Plumbing fixtures and equipment, Roofs and eaves roughing, Electrical fixtures and equipment, Structural additions or extensions, Heating and/or air conditioning equipment, Exterior walls, Built-in appliances), Average cost of renovations

% intend to renovate a home in 2009, Type of renovation intended based on age of house, Why households plan to renovate, Average expected cost of renovation 2009

% of households purchased a home in 2008, Type of dwelling purchase, % of households purchased a condominium by age group, % intend to purchase a home in 2009, % first time home buyers in 2009 by age group.

 
Publication Date:   6/9/2010
Frequency:   Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, St John's, Halifax, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/10/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   1597
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Description:   Residential construction investment is divided into three main components: new housing construction, (single dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, row housing and apartments, cottages, mobile homes), renovations, and acquisition costs (the value of services relating to the sale of new dwellings.)
 
Publication Date:   6/1/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, Provinces
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/2/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39261240
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Description:   Report analyzes and forecasts trends on national, provincial and local new, resale and rental housing markets. It examines local resale activity, average housing prices, ratios comparing sale prices with list prices, factors affecting the local economy (GDP, Net Migration, Unemployment rate), rental vacancies and forecasts for housing starts (single detached and multiples by type (semi-detached, row, apartment)) and new home prices, sales levels and mortgage rates.

The 1st Quarter includes an outlook housing prices in Canada. The 2nd Quarter issue includes a five-year outlook on housing starts. The 3rd Quarter issue includes a Renovation Forecast.

 
Publication Date:   5/19/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly, Twice a year
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, Provinces, Metropolitan Areas
 
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Posted/Updated:   5/24/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269819
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Description:   % say they have or will claim the Home Renovation Tax Credit [HRTC] for the 2009 tax year by metropolitan area, % will claim the Children's Fitness Tax Credit in 2009 by metropolitan area [out-of-school activities], % claiming tuition tax credit for post-secondary education.
 
Publication Date:   4/19/2010
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Metropolitan Areas
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/19/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269810
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Description:   Profile of female consumers in Canada. Includes: % share of new cars [car sales], home computers, consumer electronics purchased by women, % of women saying doing home improvement projects is fun

% of women feel they receive worse services than men when it comes to having their cars fixed [auto repairs - garage], % believe they are quoted higher prices than men when looking to service their cars

Number of words women say in a typical day vs. men,

% of women are: more concerned with price than fashion or trends, enjoy sampling brands of similar products for the sake of comparison, are loyal to environmentally or socially responsible brands [green consumers]

% of women are: actively look for products that offer coupon discounts, % will encourage friends or relatives to purchase a product she likes, % think store brand products [no-name products] are just as good as name brand products, % say brand name products are a status symbol, % usually purchase the lowest-priced product.

 
Publication Date:   4/19/2010
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Offline
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/19/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269800
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Description:   Report on household energy use. Includes: Type of main heating equipment used (furnace, electric baseboards, boiler, heating stove, electric radiant heating), Type of main heating fuel used (electricity, natural gas, oil, wood and wood pellets, propane)

Household energy use, by fuel type (terajoules), Average household energy use, by household and dwelling characteristics (household size, size of heated area, dwelling type, tenure, construction period, income, education)

Energy-saving practice use (Used a programmable thermostat, Used 5 or more compact florescent light bulbs, Washed and rinsed laundry in cold water, Turned computer monitor off when not in use, Turned off fireplace pilot in summer, Air dried dishes in dishwasher (door open), Used dimmers on household lights, Unplugged electronics when away for extended periods, Reduced heating or cooling in areas of the dwelling, Used a clothesline or drying rack, Used fans for cooling in summer, Closed blinds or drapes during the hottest part of the day), Energy-saving use, by household and dwelling characteristics

Retrofitting practices (Had made at least one improvement, Insulation, Heating, ventilation or cooling equipment, Doors, windows, exterior siding and caulking, Foundation, Roof structure or surface), Retrofitting practices, by dwelling construction period, 2003 to 2007

 
Publication Date:   4/14/2010
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/16/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269741
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Description:   Survey on consumer spending expectations. Includes: Compared to one year ago: % eating out more vs. eating a home, % are working vs. relaxing/recreation more, % are impulse buying vs. bargain hunting more, % are spending more vs. saving more, % looking at flyers and coupons vs. spontaneous shopping.

% agree: I’ve lost confidence investing in the stock markets.

Compared to the last 12 months, do you expect that over the next year you will spend more or less on: Household utilities, Paying off CC/LOC debt [Household debt (consumer)], Groceries Mortgage/rent payments Gas for vehicle(s) Cable TV/HD/PVR etc., Clothing for children, Entertaining at home, Fitness [fitness centre]

Compared to the last 12 months, do you expect that over the next year you will spend more or less on: Savings, Wireless/cell service, Home repairs/renovations, Travel, GICs/Canada Savings Bonds, Equities/mutual funds, Computer/equipment, Clothing for yourself, Beauty products

Compared to the last 12 months, do you expect that over the next year you will spend more or less on: Gifts for others, Lottery tickets, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Consumer electronics, Furniture, Eating out, Live pro sports, Bars/clubs

What is the status of your current financial position - would you say that you have more debt (not including your mortgage) than you do savings, Compared to what you had expected for this stage of your life, are you financially ahead of where you thought you would be.

 
Publication Date:   3/30/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/30/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269699
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Description:   Monthly study that tracks the state of the Canadian retail market. Includes: % of consumers rate Canada’s current economic conditions as Good/Very Good, % believe the Canadian economy will improve/stay the same/decline in the next three months [consumer confidence]

Mean amount spent by consumers across specific retail categories: Food & groceries, Furniture/major appliances, Women's clothing/apparel, Men's clothing/apparel, Computers/software/access, Home electronics, Books/movies/music/games, Kitchen/bathroom/bedding/home décor, Sporting goods/physical recreation products, Home improvement products [renovation], Out of home entertainment.

 
Publication Date:   3/24/2010
Frequency:   Monthly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/25/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269666
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Description:   Survey of B.C. residents (lower mainland vs. rest of BC) on current housing market. Includes: Currently, is it a good time to buy a home? to sell a home? Thinking about this time next year, do you expect that housing prices in your local community will be higher, lower or the same as they are today? How much (higher/lower) do you think housing prices will be in your local community at this time next year?

Are you a first time home buyer?

In the past 12 months, have you undertaken any significant home renovations? How much impact, if any, did the Home Renovation Tax Credit have on your decision to undertake home renovations in the past 12 months?

 
Publication Date:   3/15/2010
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   B.C., some subprovincial detail.
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/18/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269671
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Description:   Renovation investment outlook (Quarterly annualized % change 2008-2013).
 
Publication Date:   2/17/2010
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/18/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269479
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Description:   Segmentation of renovation consumers - % are families with reno passion, % are renovation experts, % view renovation as an obligation/need rather than fun, Total value of home improvement retail sector.
 
Publication Date:   1/30/2010
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Location Type:   Offline
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   2/3/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269535
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Description:   Consumer confidence index for Canada, U.S. and Global (Dec 2009), % of Canadians are optimistic about their personal finances, % say it is the right time to start spending

% of consumers are spending cash on Paying off debts/credit card/loans [household debt (consumer)], Putting into savings, Holidays/Vacations, Home improvements/decorating, I have no spare cash, Out of home entertainment, New clothes, New technology products, Retirement fund, Investing in shares of stock/mutual funds

Top consumer concerns (e.g. Debt, Economy, Work-life balance, Terrorism, Increasing Utility Bills (energy costs),

 
Publication Date:   1/1/2010
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, U.S., Global
 
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Posted/Updated:   2/17/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39268991
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Description:   % of Canadian renovators plan to take advantage of the federal government's home renovation tax credit this year, % have done more renovations because of the tax break, % who are planning to renovate will pay for most or all of it with cash or savings (2009 vs 2008), % plan to use a credit card to finance their renovation this year (2009 vs 2008)

% intend to renovate over the next two years, Average amount spent, % are renovating to make their home more attractive, to make their home easier to sell.

% plan to focus on upgrades only, general renovations such as painting and floors, bathrooma and kitchens.

Biggest renovation headache - % reported going over budget, time it took to complete. Includes some provincial highlights.

% plan to include environment friendly home improvements, % think green home improvements would increase the value of their home. [green consumers]

 
Publication Date:   10/21/2009
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces
 
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Posted/Updated:   10/22/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39268874
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Description:   % of Ontario homeowners do not find it necessary to check the credentials of contractors before hiring them to perform electrical work, % would allow a neighbour, friend or handyman to install a new light fixture for them, permit them to repair an electrical outlet, let them wire an outdoor light timer.

% of homeowners have had negative renovation experiences, % have had to pay to fix improper electrical work. [electrician]

 
Publication Date:   9/24/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Ontario
 
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Posted/Updated:   9/25/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39268916
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Description:   % of households have completed or plan on completing home renovations or improvements this year, % are aware of the Canadian Home Renovation Tax Credit available for the 2009 tax year.

How much of an influence is the Canadian Home Renovation Tax Credit in your household’s decision to complete home renovations or improvements?

 
Publication Date:   9/23/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   10/8/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39268502
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Description:   % of Canadian homeowners admit they know little to nothing about the new Home Renovation Tax Credit, % of Canadian homeowners understood that condo owners can apply their share of the cost of a renovation of the common areas in their building.

% didn't realize replacing the windows in the family cottage would be eligible, % going to take advantage of the HRTC by province.

 
Publication Date:   6/17/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/19/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39268419
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Description:   Historical and forecasted residential construction investment by type (apartment, new housing, renovations)
 
Publication Date:   5/1/2009
Frequency:   Current
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces
 
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Posted/Updated:   5/27/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39268293
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Description:   % of Canadian homeowners who are planning to do renovations between April, 2009 and February 1, 2010 will use the Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC), % said their decision to renovate was positively influenced by the introduction of the HRTC.

% of homeowners surveyed intend to renovate their homes over the next year.

% of the homeowners surveyed plan to use their savings to pay for their renovations, % will use their line of credit, % said they will put the cost on their credit cards, % plan to add the cost to their current mortgage.

% of Canadian homeowners surveyed were aware of the Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC), % who are planning renovations will spend within the allowable amount of the HRTC ($1,000 - $10,000).

 
Publication Date:   4/29/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/30/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39268286
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Description:   Study on the economic impacts of MLS sales in Canada. Includes: Expenditures generated by the average housing transaction Canada and Regions, 2007 (General household purchases, Furniture & appliances, Moving costs, Renovations, Services (financial, legal, real estate appraisals, taxes)

Average annual spin-off benefits of MLS® activity by province/region, Average annual direct and indirect employment generated by industry sector and province/region.

 
Publication Date:   4/24/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/28/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   14040
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Description:   Swimming pool sales by type (vinyl liner, concrete, fibreglass, above ground, in-ground), Regional breakdown of pool sales, Building permits issued for swimming pool in major urban centres across Canada, Number of existing pools by province, Total value of swimming pool market in Canada broken down by equipment and accessories (chemicals, solar heaters, gas/oil heaters, heat pumps, service contracts, replacement equipment and products),
 
Publication Date:   4/1/2009
Frequency:   Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/22/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   14042
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Description:   2007 in-ground pool, above-ground pool and hot tub sales in Quebec (units). # of existing pools in Quebec, building permits for swimming pools by major centre (Montreal, Hull, Trois Rivières, Sherbrooke, Quebec City, Residential Hot Tub Sales In Quebec in units.
 
Publication Date:   4/1/2009
Frequency:   Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Quebec
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/2/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39267988
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Description:   Survey of Canadians on the global financial crisis and its impact on their saving and investing strategies throughout the RRSP season. [Financial Crisis 2008]

Includes: % have taken steps to improve their savings, % have created a household budget to help tame expenses [budgeting], % will be making RRSP contributions this year, % have secured supplementary income through additional employment or a second mortgage, % have cut back on big-ticket purchases.

% believe they don't have enough funds to warrant a financial plan, % of Canadians who claim to be taking a more serious look at their money (Jan 2008 vs. Feb 2009), % of Canadians who are considering withdrawing from their RRSPs to supplement cash flow, % are considering cutting back on their RRSP contribution.

% planning to spend tax refunds on sensible, long-term needs, % plan on paying down credit cards, % taking advantage of the recent home renovation tax credit, % investing in a Tax-Free Savings Account TFSA or RRSP. [consumer confidence]

 
Publication Date:   2/26/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   2/28/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39267903
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Description:   % of Canadians say the Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC) makes them more likely to undertake renovations in the next 12 months, % of Canadians planning to renovate in the next twelve months, Amount Canadians renovators plan to spend.

% of Canadians are undertaking home renovation projects for personal/family enjoyment, % are undertaking home renovations to add value to their homes for resale purposes, % are undertaking home renovations this year as a way to improve energy efficiency within the home.

% plan to: Painting the interior/exterior of their home, Renovating their bathroom, Renovating their kitchen, Installing new carpet or hardwood floors, Installing new windows, Building an addition, deck, fence or retaining wall.

 
Publication Date:   2/5/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   2/10/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39267901
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Description:   % of Canadian homeowners to gauge consumer attitudes toward the new Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC), % of Canadian homeowners believe that the HRTC will positively impact the economy, % are planning to renovate at least one room in 2009, % are planning a kitchen renovation, % believe that a new kitchen renovation can cost under $10,000,
 
Publication Date:   2/5/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   2/10/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39267846
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Description:   % of Canadian homeowners had ever applied to some type of government renovation or energy efficiency program, said they would consider replacing windows as a priority to improving home energy efficiency, % said they would be adding insulation.
 
Publication Date:   1/27/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   1/30/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   8865
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Description:   Sectors with the highest level of complaints. Inquiry list provides a national overview of consumer spending plans by requests for reliability reports and business information before making a purchase decision or signing a contract.

Sectors included: Mail/Catalogue Orders, Computer sales & service, Auto Repair and Service, Auto Dealers New and Used, Moving and Storage, Home Remodeling and Renovation Contractors, Health Clubs [ fitness centre], Roofing, Plumbing, Internet Service, Telephone companies

 
Publication Date:   1/20/2009
Frequency:   Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/30/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39267797
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Description:   % of homeowners surveyed said that the current state of the economy has not required them to consider selling their home. [Financial Crisis 2008], % said they are moving forward as planned or doing even more renovations, % said they feel this is a good opportunity to purchase a home.

% who are thinking about putting their homes on the market are concerned that the economy will affect their ability to sell in the next year, Given the current economy, % plan to save more, put more towards debt, make no changes to their financial strategy

 
Publication Date:   1/19/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   1/20/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39259698
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Description:   Annual information on dwelling characteristics (Single-detached, single attached, apartment, Dwellings needing major, minor, no repairs, Owned vs. Rented dwellings, # of rooms, # of bathrooms, Principal heating equipment (steam or hot water, forced hot air, heating stove, electric heaters), Age of heating equipment, Heating fuel (electricity, oil, natural gas, propane, wood)
 
Publication Date:   12/22/2008
Frequency:   Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces, metropolitan areas
 
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Posted/Updated:   12/23/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39267703
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Description:   % of Canadians will embark on a home renovation project in the next 12 months, % of Canadians are planning to take more stay at home ("staycations") in the upcoming year.

% of renters will undertake a home improvement project this year.

 
Publication Date:   12/15/2008
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Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   12/19/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39265309
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Description:   A comprehensive overview of Canadian housing conditions and trends and the key factors behind them. Covers: demographic and socio-economic influences on housing demand, trends in housing finance, recent trends in affordable housing, housing finance and market developments. Also analyzes the relationship between environment-friendly housing construction, neighbourhood design and transportation.

Also the number of households that own a secondary residence (cottage, vacation home, secondary home)

 
Publication Date:   11/28/2008
Frequency:   Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces, metropolitan areas
 
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Posted/Updated:   11/28/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39267832
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Description:   Detailed poll of Canadian consumers .

Includes Economic expectations [consumer confidence], How has the recent news about Canada’s economy [Financial Crisis 2008] affected your household spending on: Investing money, including RRSPs and mutual funds, Travel, Holiday spending on entertainment / gifts [Christmas Shopping], New clothing for yourself, Home repairs or renovations, Groceries, New clothing for your children (children living at home)

Top issues facing Canada, Concern about the environment, crime and safety [feel safe], gasoline prices.

Top issues related to Canadian identity, How important is multiculturalism, Christianity, bilingualism to the Canadian identity, How important is religious belief to your own value system? Family time, tradition, order and security.

Data by community size (rural, small, suburban, large urban) - How satisfied are you with what your community offers in regards to availability of a wide selection of grocery-type stores, banking choices, clothing stores, strong sense of community.

When you buy a product, how important is: That the product is fashionable or trendy, That the company or store is involved in local community initiatives, That it is a product you have known for a long time, Paying the lowest price, That the product or store is Canadian, If a grocery product, that it is locally produced, That the product is enviro friendly [green consumers], Getting a good deal.

Do you use the Internet for: Distance learning and education, Checking flyers online, Buying products online, Social networking sites like Facebook or MySpace, Comparing prices before you shop, Researching products before you buy them, News and current events, Online banking (Internet banking), Do you tend to read the actual newspaper or do you read the paper online [online newspaper]? Includes some detail by age group.

 
Publication Date:   11/14/2008
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   1/27/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39267397
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Description:   % of Canadians are planning to renovate or make home improvements in the next two years, % of Canadian homeowners say that, if their home needed major renovations, they would rather renovate, than sell and move, % would definitely continue to renovate even if housing prices were to drop.

Average amount Canadians plan on spending on home renovations, % of homeowners have renovated in the past two years, % had a budget and stuck to it, Average budget excess, Sources for financing renovations (cash or savings, borrowing against equity in their home)

Top reasons for renovating, % would consider "living off the grid"

Includes provincial highlights.

 
Publication Date:   10/29/2008
Frequency:   Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces
 
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Posted/Updated:   11/3/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39267287
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Description:   % of Canadian homeowners or those considering buying a home would be willing to pay a premium for environmentally friendly features, % more they are willing to pay

When asked why they would consider choosing environmentally friendly features in their homes, % say that future energy cost savings are very important, % cite improved resale values as very important.

Top improvement to making their home greener: % cited Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), applying weather-stripping and caulking to stop drafts, replacing, upgrading windows, % have made or plan to make three or more improvements this year [energy efficiency]

% of Canadians agree with environmentally friendly change being brought into building codes for new buildings, % agree with building code changes for renovations,% disagree with a carbon tax for "non-green" homes, % would consider an environmental assessment prior to finalizing their renovation plans, % would pay under $400 for the assessment, % would like it free. [green consumers]

 
Publication Date:   9/29/2008
Frequency:   Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   10/1/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39267291
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Description:   % of Western Canadian homeowners or those considering buying a home would be willing to pay a premium for environmentally friendly features, % more they are willing to pay

When asked why they would consider choosing environmentally friendly features in their homes, % say that future energy cost savings are very important, % cite improved resale values as very important.

Top improvement to making their home greener: % cited Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), applying weather-stripping and caulking to stop drafts, replacing, or upgrading windows, % have made or plan to make three or more improvements this year, [energy efficiency]

% agree with environmentally friendly change being brought into building codes for new buildings, % agree with building code changes for renovations,% disagree with a carbon tax for "non-green" homes, % would consider an environmental assessment prior to finalizing their renovation plans, % would pay under $400 for the assessment, % would like it free. [green consumers]

For national results see: Stats Link Canada ID# 39267287

 
Publication Date:   9/29/2008
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Western Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   10/1/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39267289
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Description:   % of Atlantic Canadian homeowners or those considering buying a home would be willing to pay a premium for environmentally friendly features, % more they are willing to pay

When asked why they would consider choosing environmentally friendly features in their homes, % say that future energy cost savings are very important, % cite improved resale values as very important.

Top improvement to making their home greener: % cited Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), applying weather-stripping and caulking to stop drafts, replacing, or upgrading windows, % have made or plan to make three or more improvements this year, [energy efficiency]

% agree with environmentally friendly change being brought into building codes for new buildings, % agree with building code changes for renovations,% disagree with a carbon tax for "non-green" homes, % would consider an environmental assessment prior to finalizing their renovation plans, % would pay under $400 for the assessment, % would like it free. [green consumers]

For national results see: Stats Link Canada ID# 39267287

 
Publication Date:   9/29/2008
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Atlantic Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   10/1/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39267290
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Description:   % of Quebec homeowners or those considering buying a home would be willing to pay a premium for environmentally friendly features, % more they are willing to pay

When asked why they would consider choosing environmentally friendly features in their homes, % say that future energy cost savings are very important, % cite improved resale values as very important.

Top improvement to making their home greener: % cited Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), changing lighting fixtures to accommodate low wattage lighting, replacing, or upgrading windows, % have made or plan to make three or more improvements this year, [energy efficiency]

% agree with environmentally friendly change being brought into building codes for new buildings, % agree with building code changes for renovations,% disagree with a carbon tax for "non-green" homes, % would consider an environmental assessment prior to finalizing their renovation plans, % would pay under $400 for the assessment, % would like it free. [green consumers]

For national results see: Stats Link Canada ID# 39267287

 
Publication Date:   9/29/2008
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Quebec
 
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Posted/Updated:   10/1/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39267288
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Description:   % of Ontarian homeowners or those considering buying a home would be willing to pay a premium for environmentally friendly features, % more they are willing to pay

When asked why they would consider choosing environmentally friendly features in their homes, % say that future energy cost savings are very important, % cite improved resale values as very important.

Top improvement to making their home greener: % cited Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), applying weather-stripping and caulking to stop drafts, replacing, kitchen appliances with more energy-efficient models, % have made or plan to make three or more improvements this year, [energy efficiency]

% agree with environmentally friendly change being brought into building codes for new buildings, % agree with building code changes for renovations,% disagree with a carbon tax for "non-green" homes, % would consider an environmental assessment prior to finalizing their renovation plans, % would pay under $400 for the assessment, % would like it free. [green consumers]

For national results see: Stats Link Canada ID# 39267287

 
Publication Date:   9/29/2008
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Ontario
 
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Posted/Updated:   10/1/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39267188
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Description:   % of sellers said they made improvements to their homes two years prior to listing, % of them did so with selling in mind, % of sellers made upgrades to their home after listing their property for sale, Typical spending by sellers on renovations

Most appealing upgrades and gap (most minus least) (Kitchen cabinet upgrade, Hardwood floor upgrade, New windows, Removing walls to create open-concept living, Finishing the basement, Kitchen appliance upgrade, New shingles, New bathroom taps and plumbing, New bathroom tiles)

 
Publication Date:   9/17/2008
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Ontario
 
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Posted/Updated:   9/18/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39267184
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Description:   Survey on environmentally motivated renovations. Includes: % of Canadians will include green options when revamping their homes and of those, % say improved energy efficiency is among the primary reasons for their renovation plans, % said they would do so only if it saved them money in the long run.

% of Canadians would choose environmentally-friendly improvements if it cost them more and didn't necessarily save them money down the road [green consumers], % said they believe ecological improvements would increase the value of their home.

% say they would consider "living off the grid". % believe a "net zero home" is a possibility for their current home over the next five years (enable their homes to produce at least as much energy as they use), % believe this to be true in the next 10 years. [sustainability]

 
Publication Date:   9/17/2008
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   9/18/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39266973
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Description:   Data on housing conditions of aboriginal population vs. non-aboriginal population. Includes details by Aboriginal Identity (North American Indian, Métis, Inuit), Gender, Age group and Condition of Dwelling (Regular maintenance, Minor repairs, Major repairs)
 
Publication Date:   7/29/2008
Frequency:   Every Five Years
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces, metropolitan areas
 
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Posted/Updated:   7/30/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39266841
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Description:   Survey of Registered Canadian Interior Designers. Includes: % recommend that their clients purchase appliances rather than other kitchen design elements such as flooring, fixtures and countertops, % are looking to new innovations in kitchen appliances for kitchen renovation inspiration, % predict that kitchens will be built around the "kitchen island" workstation, % of clients are looking for a kitchen that is "perfect for entertaining". [interior designer]
 
Publication Date:   6/25/2008
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/29/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   14041
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Description:   Total sales activity in Canadian spa & hot tub industry (units), Source of retail sales (by retail channel - Spa Specialty Stores, Mass Merchandisers, Pool & Spa/Hot tub retailers, Plumping/Landscaping/Other), 2005 replacement and aftermarket sales value (Gazebos and Shelters, Spa Paks & Components, Pump & Motor Replacement, Heater Replacement, Spa cover, Chemicals, Ozonator Replacement, Service), Acrylic spa sales by region
 
Publication Date:   6/1/2008
Frequency:   Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/2/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39266515
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Description:   % of Canadians have renovated their homes in the past year, % of this group did not consult their insurance broker or company prior to investing in the upgrades, % were either unaware that they should report their upgrades to their insurance company, or had forgotten to do so

% of respondents who live in a home with a basement that they have access to reported having a home office in their basement, % of basements contain a home theatre system, % use the space as a work-out room.

 
Publication Date:   5/5/2008
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   5/6/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39266470
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Description:   Homeowner's major payments by 2005 household income by household affordability (spending less/more than 30% of household income on housing costs), presence of mortgage, by condition of dwelling and age of primary household maintainer.
 
Publication Date:   5/1/2008
Frequency:   Every five years
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces, metropolitan areas
 
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Posted/Updated:   5/1/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39266471
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Description:   Gross rent by 2005 household income by household affordability (spending less/more than 30% of household income on housing costs), by condition of dwelling. [rental market]
 
Publication Date:   5/1/2008
Frequency:   Every five years
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces, metropolitan areas
 
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Posted/Updated:   5/1/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39266435
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Description:   Survey of Canadians on economic and spending expectations. [Consumer confidence]

Includes: Compared to the last 12 months, do you expect that over the next year you will spend more/less (difference) on Eating outside the home, Furniture, Consumer electronics like TVs or audio equipment, Lottery tickets, Entertainment, Investments (ex. GICs, Canada Savings Bonds), Investments (ex. Equities,mutual funds), Wireless or cellular telephone service, Clothing for yourself, Travel, Entertaining in your home, Home repairs or renovations, Your vehicle(s), Saving for retirement, Rent or mortgage payments, Groceries, Electricity, Gas for your vehicle(s) - Results by income and region

How much of an impact do the following have on your spending: The national unemployment rate, The health of the US economy, Movement in the stock markets, The employment rate in my community, The health of the stock markets, The employment rate in my province, The performance of your RRSPs and other investments, Prices in the housing market, The security of my job, The health of the CDN pension plan, The value of the CDN dollar vs. the US dollar, The level of interest rates, The amount of money that I owe, The price of oil

Top challenges facing Canada (The US election, The war in Afghanistan, The inclusion of Cdns with disabilities in community life, National unity, Unemployment, Climate change, The cost of post secondary education, The Canadian dollar, The reduction of poverty, The cost of housing, Ethics in govt and politics, The state of the economy, Crime and safety, The quality of primary education, The price of gasoline

Assessment of Canadian economy, personal financial situation, economic expectations, Do you follow economic news?

 
Publication Date:   4/21/2008
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/24/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39266229
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Description:   % of homeowners feel they are cautious with their spending habits, describe themselves as 'very disciplined', % of "smart spenders" describe themselves as "bargain hunters" or looking for value, % say they do their research when making a major purchase, % say they would use additional credit for home renovations, % would invest in their retirement savings [e.g. RRSP]

% of homeowners have debt over and above their mortgage, % say they would be very or somewhat confident managing large amounts of debt. debt (consumer)

 
Publication Date:   3/27/2008
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/30/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39266208
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Description:   This report identified the approximate cost and the approximate rate of return on investment for specific renovation projects (Paint the interior, Replace carpeting with affordable laminate, Install new light fixtures, Groom the exterior landscape, Replace knobs and hardware, Update the entryway, Replace carpeting and laminate floors with hardwood, Build a fence/deck, Install an additional bathroom on main floor, Renovate bathrooms, Renovate kitchen)
 
Publication Date:   3/19/2008
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/21/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39266121
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Description:   Survey of young and affluent Canadians (18 to 49 year old trendsetters who have a higher than average personal income) on decorating, renovating and landscaping (gardening). Results compared to 18 to 49 year old average. Includes: Home improvements to principal residence in the past 2 years (Decorating, Remodelling/additions, Flooring/carpeting, Landscaping, Windows/doors/insulation, Plumping/heating/air conditioning, Cabinetry)

Average amount spent on home improvements, Home accessories purchased in the past year (Bedding/linens. Bathroom towels/accessories, Area rugs, Other)

Gardening supplies purchased in the last year (Annuals, Perennials, Soil, Seeds, Bulbs, Trees/Shrubs, Vegetables, Sod)

Gardening maintenance supplies purchased in the pas t12 months (Lawn fertilizer, Garden fertilizer, Weed treatment, Insecticide, Herbicide)

 
Publication Date:   2/1/2008
Frequency:    
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/10/2008
 
 
 
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