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High Housing Prices Forcing Young Canadians To Team Up With Friends, Family

TORONTO — When Jeremy Campbell purchased a house in Ladner, B.C., with his sister and her husband in 2010, it was meant to be a temporary arrangement until he could upgrade to a place of his own. 567 more words

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Why is housing too expensive?

The U.S. has two big housing affordability problems. They’re related — and solving the first would go some way toward solving the second. But they’re not the same, and it’s important to understand that.

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What’s the best mortgage for the first-time home buyer?

Q: I’m buying my first home—a starter home—that I plan to live in for the next five to seven years. How do I know which mortgage is right for me? 323 more words

Should You Pay for Your Child's College Education?

College degrees lead to higher pay, greater career options, and — research suggests — longer lifespans. But parents with college-bound children may feel trapped by the skyrocketing costs of education, which can also last a lifetime. 747 more words

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Mortgage brokers the best guides in current fiscal climate

In a purchasing environment characterized by a recovering economy, intense consumer competition, and ever-increasing prices in the best-performing markets, mortgage specialists remain to be the best guides in the current fiscal climate, according to an industry analyst. 281 more words

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Nine ways to power-save your way to a down payment

The question that comes up more and more in the country’s expensive housing markets is: Where are first-time buyers getting the money?

Parental help is a big factor, so much so that the federal agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. 868 more words

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Calgary helps first-time buyers get co-funded homes

At least 208 families were able to purchase new homes last year with only a $2,000 down payment for each property, thanks to a Calgary venture that allows first-time buyers and financially struggling households to get real estate via cost-sharing. 227 more words

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