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How much house does $846K get you? In Winnipeg a mansion, in Toronto a dump

A lot has been made about the “crooked house on Shaw street” that has been put up for sale for a staggering $688,800.

That’s an awful lot of money for a two-storey, fixer-upper that might have more value as a total tear down. 315 more words

Home Buyers

Invest in real estate and in your kids

“I had originally shared this article back in spring of 2010, but I think it certainly deserves a reshare.” – The Ray C. McMillan Mortgage Team… 703 more words

Home Buyers

Meet Toronto’s tight-knit, eccentric float-home community, where they live the life aquatic

Wearing flip-flops and a T-shirt, Paul Peic is crouching on his dock trying to coax a swan over with a bag of organic cereal. Through glass doors behind him sits his Abyssinian cat, Bark, who yawns, unimpressed, with an expression that says, “Oh, this ol’ shtick.” 1,263 more words

Home Buyers

Home Sales Pick Up To Strongest Rates In Seven Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Purchases of new U.S. homes surged in the Northeast and West in May, as steady job growth over the past year has lifted the real estate sector. 346 more words

National News

Canadian Red Cross admits that ‘permanent’ homes in Haiti only have 15-year lifespan

The Canadian Red Cross is easing off previous claims that it helped build 7,500 “permanent homes” in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake, acknowledging now that the homes likely have a life span of “approximately 15 years.” 673 more words