The Home Stretch

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Can Government Intervention Cool The Housing Market?

Housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver are extremely hot, and average prices are skyrocketing. Every new data release, real estate report, and housing related comment is scrutinized, debated and analyzed in painstaking detail. A red flag is raised, an alarm bell is sounded, a stern warning is issued or extreme caution is urged by both domestic and international housing analysts and economists almost daily. How does this end?
It's getting more and more expensive to simply live in Canada. Food, gas, and especially housing costs are ever increasing. This series looks how how Canadians are using their money, and what trends and solutions have emerged to cover the cost of living here.