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Too much red tape for owner builders

by doucettegary,

I'm a home builder from New Brunswick. Moved to Kelowna 3 years ago to be near family. Could not believe how expensive building lots are in BC. Would love to build a home here but what we sold our house for in NB wouldn't even buy us a lot here (if you could even find one). On top of that you can't build your own house here unless you apply to the government and pay excessive fees & warranties. No wonder you have a housing crisis here in Kelowna. The big builders  have the housing market sewn up due in part to these regulations and it's not helping the problem. Free up some of that unused farm land around or some government owned land would be a start. It's not rocket science people! We can build affordable housing, but there are too many artificial barriers in place prohibiting it. 

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