On a recent summer evening, a dozen professionals from a variety of walks gathered in the boardroom of an architectural firm in downtown Toronto. A series of drawings mounted on boards were arranged for viewing. All present were volunteering their time to peruse submissions for Sukkahville 2012, a design competition conceived to draw attention to the issues of affordable housing in Toronto.
The office air conditioning had not been working on my prior visit to Kehilla Residential Programme during a sweltering August week. Tenants come and go right by Lisa Lipowitz's door. So the three Kehilla employees with offices in this building literally live and breathe their work. The organization has lofty goals for a skeleton staff in a small space.
Vancouver’s housing bubble is more extreme today than California’s was a few years ago, says one of the U.S.’s most renowned
The recent softening in some of Canada’s most expensive housing markets is a good thing, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said
Vancouver has developed a stink among first-time home buyers. Recent statistics released by RBC Economics found that Vancouverites
A common misconception about Habitat is that our homes are a handout, but what we actually provide is affordable homeownership, with low-income partner families repaying the full market value of their home over time. Last year, the lives of 227 families struggling to break the cycle of poverty began to be transformed as they moved into Habitat homes built in communities across Canada. Homeownership can change lives.
As debate about the stability of the Canadian housing market continues to swirl, a new report has come down firmly on the
An article in The Atlantic entitled "The 11 Ways That Consumers Are Hopeless at Math" reveals how businesses use fact and psychology to persuade shoppers into making purchases they normally wouldn't make. They're tricks some Canadians face at the mall, the car dealership and even the grocery store. But what about the housing market? Are Canadian house hunters having the wool pulled over their eyes? Whether you're buying, selling or just window shopping, here are three things to consider.
Not being able to access affordable home ownership is a major barrier to Canada's most vulnerable families getting ahead. Over the past decades, the wealth of Canadian renters went from being 20 times less than that of homeowners in 1969 to a startling 70 times less when this measure was last taken in 1999.
Canada’s house prices are expected to drop and stay down for a decade, says a new report from Scotiabank that also warns
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