Farther and farther across the country we go...bonjour, Quebec! What a million dollars will buy you there, compared to Vancouver.
Melissa Carr is the founder and author of the <a href="http://www.thethirtiesgrind.com/" rel="nofollow">The Thirties Grind</a>, a popular lifestyle blog about the chaos, struggles and joy that family life in your thirties brings. It is also home to the popular <a href="http://thethirtiesgrind.com/are-you-fing-kidding-me/" rel="nofollow">Absurd Vancouver Property of the Week</a> and the <a href="http://thethirtiesgrind.com/the-real-real-housewives-of-vancouver/" rel="nofollow">REAL Real Housewives of Vancouver</a> series. <br> <br> When not writing, she can be found working full time, raising her kids, paying her bills, enjoying a glass of wine and trying to keep her head screwed on straight! Follow her on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/meliss604" rel="nofollow">@meliss604</a>.
Last week we had a look at properties in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This week we move on to New Brunswick, where $1.1 million can buy you a country estate, located on over one square kilometre of untouched land, including a seven-acre spring-fed lake. What will it buy you in Vancouver?
05/01/2013 12:14 EDT
My daughter keeps asking for a little sister. At first it was cute...then it started to evolve into a daily request, which became harder and harder to address. I can relate. I also wanted a sister growing up. But now, I can't deny the fact that after 4.5 years postpartum, I finally feeling like I have my body "back." I am quite certain that I don't want to go down the pregnancy path again.
04/27/2013 02:39 EDT
Last week we had a look at what around $800K could buy you in Vancouver vs. PEI. This week we're headed to Nova Scotia, with a budget of just under $2 million.
04/23/2013 12:30 EDT
In his recent Huffington Post piece, 10 Terribly Overrated Destinations (And Where To Travel Instead), David Landsel singles out places that everyone is told to travel to but, in his opinion, are not worth the airfare. Vancouver was among his victims.
04/21/2013 04:48 EDT
Running a marathon is an epic feat. It is a journey of body, mind and spirit. It is about pushing yourself farther than you ever thought possible...and then, even farther still. The community of people who participate in these incredible races are extraordinary. They are determined, encouraging and brave. Ironically, these are exactly the kind of people you want around during a crisis. The kind of people who, no matter what is on the road ahead of them, keep moving forward.
04/18/2013 12:33 EDT
Last week we compared what your money would buy you in Vancouver vs. Newfoundland. This week, we are looking on Prince Edward Island.
04/12/2013 06:59 EDT
The average age at which Canadian homeowners with a mortgage believe they will be mortgage free is 57, compared to age 55 in a similar CIBC poll one year ago. And, surprise: residents of B.C. had among the longest repayment expectations in Canada at age 59
04/10/2013 02:37 EDT
Over the next few weeks in my Absurd Vancouver Property series I'm going to take you across Canada from east to west. Today, what $1.6 million can buy in Newfoundland versus in Vancouver.
04/05/2013 04:21 EDT
For years and years, Kinder eggs were gender neutral. I'm not sure if there was a dip in sales or if Kinder decided that they desperately needed more girl clientele, but the way they were packaged before neither said "girl" nor "boy" to me. The new package states "Toys for Girls."
03/17/2013 01:36 EDT
Getting an epidural is a very individual decision and probably one of the first ones that we, as mothers, feel conflicted about. I wonder if this is due to our actual expectations around our child's birth or if it is how we think we will be perceived if we opt in (or out) of using drugs to manage labour.
03/08/2013 02:41 EST
This time last year, I read an article about a bucket list for kids. Are we, as parents, really so buttoned up, paranoid and regimented that our kids are really no longer just "going outside to play?" Not the case for my kids. My mom has a saying, "a dirty child is a happy child." I love this rule of thumb and it is so true.
02/26/2013 02:09 EST
B.C. Premier Christy Clark's sentiment is that the burden of daycare is a "temporary" one for families. I disagree. Many families cannot afford to purchase a home because of it. Many women (and men) take themselves out of the workforce because of it. Many families go into debt because of it. Many couples decide not to have children (or more than one child) because of it.
02/14/2013 01:09 EST
I've listened to many, many complaints from out-of-town visitors and immigrants that although Vancouver is far from lacking in things to do and see, it is next to impossible to find someone to do them with. People stay very isolated to their own little groups, making it difficult for newcomers to find a place to fit in.
02/04/2013 02:13 EST
One of the reason I just got "mom bangs": There is a deep wrinkle above one of my eyebrows that drives me crazy. To anyone else it's nothing, but to me it's a crease I would rather not see every day.
01/31/2013 04:16 EST
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