Why housing costs are driving up inflation, despite the real-estate downturn

Why housing costs are driving up inflation, despite the real-estate downturn

A house for sale in Ottawa on June 15.Spencer Colby/The Globe and Mail Canada’s housing market is plunging as higher interest rates scare off potential buyers. Even so, the effects of the slowdown are not showing up in the country’s red-hot inflation numbers. As the real-estate sector cools, the cost of owning or renting a … Read more

Buyers suggestions for improvements heard – and $30,000 added to sale price

Buyers suggestions for improvements heard – and ,000 added to sale price

Coldwell Banker Mountain Central 2 Hawthorne Cres. NW., Calgary Asking price: $1.45-million (March, 2022) Previous asking price: $1.45-million (August, 2021) Selling price: $1.48-million (March, 2022) Tax: $9,999 (2021) Days on the market: not applicable Listing agent: Rob Vanovermeire, Coldwell Banker Mountain Central The action The eat-in kitchen opens off the back.Coldwell Banker Mountain Central Agent … Read more

Should Milo and Maeve take out a reverse mortgage on their house?

Should Milo and Maeve take out a reverse mortgage on their house?

Ash Nayler/The Globe and Mail In their 60s with their house their main asset, Milo and Maeve are finding it tough to get by on government benefits alone. Maeve is age 66, Milo 69. They both earn a little extra working part-time. “There is about $410,000 in equity in our home, but we are low … Read more

How to Get Sweat Stains Out of Your Clothes

How to Get Sweat Stains Out of Your Clothes

Photo: Fecundap stock (Shutterstock) Even if you wear the right fabrics, there are certain days when the hot, sticky summer weather really makes you sweat. Perspiring profusely is bad enough, but it doesn’t end there: It may also leave yellow stains on your clothing. Fortunately, there are ways to remove these stains. Here’s what to … Read more

Van life: How much does it cost to live in a cottage on wheels?

Van life: How much does it cost to live in a cottage on wheels?

James Tadeo checks e-mail on his laptop, in his converted Grand Caravan minivan, while exploring a country road north of Brampton, Ont., on May 19.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail James Tadeo, a warehouse supervisor and computer programmer, dreamed of owning a cottage. As a kid, his parents took him camping throughout Ontario: Algonquin Park, Georgian … Read more

Gretchen Whitmer, Mitch McConnell were among gunman targets, spokesman and source say

Gretchen Whitmer, Mitch McConnell were among gunman targets, spokesman and source say

Douglas K. Uhde, shown in this March, 2020, photo provided by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, is suspected of fatally shooting retired Juneau, Wis., County Judge John Roemer.The Associated Press A gunman suspected of fatally shooting a retired county judge at a Wisconsin home had a list of targets that included Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, … Read more

Opinion: In pushing his Tesla workers back to the office, Elon Musk embraces a decades-old management principle

Opinion: In pushing his Tesla workers back to the office, Elon Musk embraces a decades-old management principle

Gus Carlson is a New York-based columnist for The Globe and Mail. It’s a curious and perhaps counterintuitive thing: To keep Tesla at the forefront of innovation, Elon Musk is reaching back in time for management strategies that are positively ancient – ​​as in Tom Peters ancient. Remember him? Mr. Peters was the 1980s management … Read more

Court says men not guilty in deaths of ‘tragically innocent’ BC couple

Court says men not guilty in deaths of ‘tragically innocent’ BC couple

Two men have been found not guilty for the murders of a Cranbrook, BC, couple over what their British Columbia Supreme Court trial heard was a case of mistaken identity. Leanne MacFarlane and Jeffrey Taylor were killed in their home in May 2010 and Raymond Correia and Sheldon Hunter were later accused of two counts … Read more

Buyer’s regret among those who scored a first home in the past year? forget about it

Buyer’s regret among those who scored a first home in the past year?  forget about it

The young adults who bought into an expensive housing market in the past year are feeling remarkably good about the purchase. They have worries, of course. Inflation is definitely a problem, and many singled out their mortgage as a concern. But with rising interest rates testing the financial resilience of borrowers, the millennials and Gen … Read more

Real estate sector gears up to battle Liberal government’s proposal to ban ‘blind bidding’ for houses

Real estate sector gears up to battle Liberal government’s proposal to ban ‘blind bidding’ for houses

A real estate sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property, on Nov. 4, 2016.Graeme Roy/The Canadian Press The Canadian real estate industry is gearing up to fight Ottawa’s plan to ban a common home selling practice known as blind bidding. The Liberal Party’s April 7 budget proposed to end blind bidding, in which … Read more