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CHBA saves home buyers cash

The Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) and Canada Post have reached an agreement. 

The implementation date of the community mailbox fee for new development has been deferred for an additional two-year period, to January 2016. 

This is a significant victory for CHBA's members and new home buyers across the country.

In 2012, Canada Post announced its intention to impose a $200 fee per mailbox on new home buyers. The implementation date was initially suspended for one year through coordinated efforts by CHBA, who believe the fee is blatantly unfair. 

According to CHBA, the one-year suspension alone saved new home buyers tens of millions of dollars in 2013.  

CHBA remains strictly opposed to any such fee and will continue to oppose any implementation of the proposed fee in the future. 

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