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Why telling people to rent rather than buy is bad advice

Almost exactly three years ago, I bought a house in downtown Toronto. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I'd been saving the down payment for 20 years, but prices were ridiculously high and bidding wars common. After viewing more than 30 homes, we put a bid on our dream house, only [...]

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Why telling people to rent rather than buy is bad advice

Helping a family buy their first home

Non-profit mortgage assistance program addresses the affordability issue heads on Toronto Sun 2 Sep 2017 NEIL SHARMA Special to Postmedia Network About 500 prospective home buyers attended a home buying presentation by Trillium Housing which offers a non-profit mortgage assistance program. Maissa Saleh desperately wanted to move her three children out of the family’s Parkdale [...]

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Helping a family buy their first home