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Housing affordability is so bad most Canadians are open to moving

Housing affordability is so bad most Canadians are open to moving

August 16, 2019 | Posted by: Aaron Baxandall

Josh Sherman Jul 17, 2019 If you've ever thought of picking up and leaving your city because it's too expensive, you're not alone. High housing costs have many Canadians mulling moves to other citie ...

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This borrow-to-invest strategy can build you wealth with someone else's money

This borrow-to-invest strategy can build you wealth with someone else's money

August 7, 2019 | Posted by: Aaron Baxandall

Borrowing to invest doesn't have to be scary; in fact most people have done it Ted Rechtshaffen August 6, 2019 'Borrowing to invest' can be a scary phrase. There have been many inappropriate cases ...

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Smart buildings are getting smarter, but can building managers keep up?

Smart buildings are getting smarter, but can building managers keep up?

August 1, 2019 | Posted by: Aaron Baxandall

Haider-Moranis Bulletin: Training workers in building informatics, a cross between building science and data science, only way to put the 'smart' to use June 19, 2019 With trillions of dollars in co ...

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What it costs to rent a home across Canada

What it costs to rent a home across Canada

July 31, 2019 | Posted by: Aaron Baxandall

  Josh Sherman Jul 15, 2019 Sky-high rents in Toronto and Vancouver dominate much of the national discussion, but rental-housing costs continue to vary widely across Canada. Look no further th ...

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Alternative lenders gain market share as total mortgage growth slows, CMHC says

Alternative lenders gain market share as total mortgage growth slows, CMHC says

July 26, 2019 | Posted by: Aaron Baxandall

Alternative lenders held $13–14B of outstanding mortgages last year Aleksandra Sagan, Canadian Press July 16, 2019 An increasing number of homeowners turned to alternative lenders last year, w ...

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Got cash in your wallet? Didn't think so

Got cash in your wallet? Didn't think so

July 25, 2019 | Posted by: Aaron Baxandall

Rob Carrick Personal Finance Columnist The average amount of cash carried by Canadians is just under $45, according to a recent survey by a company in the payments business called Square. But a lot o ...

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Synthetic identity theft is the fastest-growing financial crime, U.S. Fed warns

Synthetic identity theft is the fastest-growing financial crime, U.S. Fed warns

July 24, 2019 | Posted by: Aaron Baxandall

Crime involves using real and fake information to craft an identity James Langton July 10, 2019 The Fed has issued a white paper that examines the phenomenon of synthetic identity fraud, which it es ...

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What's driving the surge in bond prices?

What's driving the surge in bond prices?

July 17, 2019 | Posted by: Aaron Baxandall

With inflation low and deflation talk no longer whispered, government bonds are thriving Andrew Allentuck July 12, 2019 Senior bonds, especially government issues in Canada and the U.S., are generat ...

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Canadian families are increasingly stuck in their income niche, StatsCan finds

Canadian families are increasingly stuck in their income niche, StatsCan finds

July 12, 2019 | Posted by: Aaron Baxandall

Study notes immigrants are more likely to enjoy upward mobility James Langton July 10, 2019 In a new report, StatsCan finds that Canadian families are increasingly likely to remain stuck in their ex ...

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As high house prices push skilled workers out of cities, businesses need to adapt

As high house prices push skilled workers out of cities, businesses need to adapt

June 27, 2019 | Posted by: Aaron Baxandall

Jeremy Shaki Contributed to The Globe and Mail April 19 2019   In the tech community, a common talking point is the brain drain of Canada's most promising talent heading south. This has actuall ...

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