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Economy, Society

Young Canadians priced out of home buying

A new report basically confirms what a lot of young Canadians already know. They can’t afford to buy a home. The report by Sutton Eaves and Dr. Paul Kershaw of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health shows that house »

Society

Vulnerable homeowners warned against underhanded buyers

There have been several complaints in the province of Manitoba about people using aggressive tactics to try to by homes for lower-than-market prices from vulnerable owners. The Manitoba Securities Commission says people are targeting homeowners who are experiencing financial distress »

Society

Selling a house in Canada? Best renovate the kitchen

Real estate agents say if you want to put your house up for sale and want to renovate first, fixing up the kitchen will provide the biggest boost in the value of the property. A survey conducted by Canada’s large »

Society

Home sales, prices drop in Greater Toronto Area

Home sales in the Greater Toronto Area dropped by 40.4 per cent in July compared to the same month in 2016, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board. The average selling price of all homes was $746,218 and while that »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

New film: the wildlife living in your home.

You keep a clean and tidy suburban house, and you’re proud of it. But in spite of that, there’s a whole world of creatures that like your house too. Toronto-based filmmaker Roberto Verdecchia of 52 Media wrote and directed “The »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

What you think you know about your country, vs. reality and facts

We get the news, we talk to others, and we get an idea of what’s going on around us. It seems however that our beliefs about situations in our respective countries, may be quite far from the reality, the facts »

Society

Failed home inspections can costs thousands

Before Canadians buy homes, they often hire a building inspector to make sure there are no problems with the property that could later be costly to repair. But what many don’t know is that only two provinces—British Columbia and Alberta—require »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Home delivery ok for low-risk pregnancies: study

A new study found that women with low-risk pregnancies, who decide to deliver their babies at home, do not expose their babies to any greater risk than if they were to deliver them in hospital. The mothers also had fewer »