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Ontario’s Peel Region ends homebuyer loan program similar to B.C.

As British Columbia plans to roll out interest-free loans to thousands of people seeking to buy their first home, the Peel Region in Ontario is suspending a similar loan program so it can instead use the resources for much-needed social housing. 780 more words


Home Buying Series: Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

A Registered Retirement Savings Plan better known as an RRSP is a tax deferred account that is registered with the Government of Canada. Unlike the tax-free saving account (TFSA), monies put into an RRSP are taxed when they are withdrawn because they are not taxed when contributions are made into the account. 1,044 more words


New SFU study highlights how transportation costs associated with living in suburbs can add up

Much has been made of housing costs in Metro Vancouver.

But a new study from Andy Yan, the director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University, said the price of the mortgage isn’t the whole story. 352 more words


Why use real numbers to measure inflation when you can make them up?

Today brings us yet more evidence on the rise of consumer inflation in the UK. Regular readers will recall that I warned earlier in the year and indeed pre the EU leave vote that a pick-up in inflation was on the cards. 1,390 more words

General Economics

Oregon Housing and Community Services: Critical Improvements Needed to Help Ensure Preservation of Affordable Housing for Low-Income Oregonians

Executive Summary

Oregon is in a housing crisis—housing costs are high, vacancy rates are low, and low-income Oregonians struggle to find affordable housing. Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is charged with being the state’s leader in housing, but challenges are hindering its progress in helping to address the affordable housing crisis. 1,052 more words


Tough Mudder 2017

I’m excited at the prospect of participating in Tough Mudder Tahoe 2017.  I ran in the 2014 and 2015 events, but in 2016 some health issues prevented me from attending.   290 more words

Health & Wellness

Some Chinese Cities Are Restricting Property Purchases Amid Soaring Prices

Four Chinese cities have announced new restrictions on property purchases as the government tries to cool soaring home prices stoked by property speculators in second- and third-tier cities across the country. 547 more words