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Purchaser Profile: Finding Affordable Ownership at The Humber

June 25, 2019 at 3:42 PM

Thirty-something working professionals with an infant, this couple felt as though home ownership in Toronto was no longer possible for people like them.

Options for Homes Humber condos by the Humber River

June 21, 2019 at 4:23 PM

One of Toronto’s great urban waterways, the Humber River is a lush ribbon that bisects the concrete jungle. Strolling along the river’s path, it’s easy to forget that the city is bustling just a few hundred metres away.

The Humber Condos offer riverside living at Lawrence & Weston in Toronto

June 19, 2019 at 4:28 PM

Living in Toronto is too often a story of compromises: To enjoy the urban vibrancy of the city, you often have to forgo expanses of nature; in order to afford homeownership, you have to move to the suburbs.

Government lays out fine print of new CMHC program that could contribute 10% to price of first home

June 17, 2019 at 11:11 AM

A new CMHC program designed to make it easier to buy a home would be limited to first-time buyers who earn less than $120,000 a year.

The Humber sets the tone as an urban renewal oasis

May 7, 2019 at 11:52 AM

The Humber marks a first in affordable family living options for an up-and-coming community

Weed Is Legal But Its Dank Smell Is Still Under Attack

May 7, 2019 at 10:51 AM

From condo developments to large legal grows, there’s a big push to eliminate the smell of weed in public.

Seven Ways to Hack The Market: The First-Timers

April 30, 2019 at 12:09 PM

TORONTO LIFE – Patrick Kroetsch and Jennifer Tweedie desperately wanted out of their second-floor rental in Christie Pits. Roaches, crumbling plaster and a difficult landlord were testing their patience. But Kroetsch was freelancing and Tweedie worked as a server, and the $1,350 rent made sense for their budget. Then Kroetsch’s brother told him about Options For Homes, a non-profit Toronto developer that keeps costs low by forgoing amenities like pools and gyms.

Trudeau's Homebuyers Incentive Is No ‘Subsidy for the Rich,' It's Good Policy

March 29, 2019 at 3:24 PM

hen the federal government released its budget, and along with it the First-Time Home Buyers Incentive, the Canadian public was introduced to shared equity mortgages. Designed to address housing affordability issues, the incentive is a tool that will allow CMHC to lend a homeowner money, either five or 10 per cent of the price, for a shared stake in the equity of a home.

Shared equity mortgages: A good idea going to scale

March 28, 2019 at 4:20 PM

When the Federal government released its budget in mid-March, those in the housing sector were eager to see what might be in store to help address the pressing need of making housing more affordable. Indeed, there was a response to housing affordability; it just wasn't quite what people were expecting.

Federal budget 2019: What to know about the new CMHC mortgage incentive

March 22, 2019 at 6:01 PM

Arguably the most talked-about measure of the Liberals' latest federal budget is the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive. Under the plan, the government would help some first-time buyers by advancing up to 10 per cent of the purchase price of a home so they can take out a smaller mortgage and keep monthly payments lower.