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With A Rooftop Pool, This Older Hamilton Home Was Listed At $800,000 And Sold For Hundreds Of Thousands More
The Spec ON
With A Rooftop Pool, This Older Hamilton Home Was Listed At $800,000 And Sold For Hundreds Of Thousands More

The unconventional home at 3 Butty Place in Hamilton, while a rare find, also has some of the downsides that come with older homes.

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I’m The Star’s Housing Editor. I Didn’t Think Toronto Real Estate Could Surprise Me. Then I Tried To Buy A House
The Star GTA,  ON
I’m The Star’s Housing Editor. I Didn’t Think Toronto Real Estate Could Surprise Me. Then I Tried To Buy A House

“We tried to stick to our budget — but the longer we looked, the higher prices climbed,” writes the Star’s housing editor Amber Shortt on trying to enter Toronto’s heated real estate market.

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How The Vancouver Special, Once Described As Bland, Holds A Key To Solving B.C.'s Housing Crisis
CBC BC
How The Vancouver Special, Once Described As Bland, Holds A Key To Solving B.C.'s Housing Crisis

Vancouver's popular residential architecture from the 1960s offers lessons on function over form when it comes to addressing the housing crisis, writes Uytae Lee.

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Woman With Disabilities Nears Medically Assisted Death After Futile Bid For Affordable Housing
CTV News Windsor,  ON
Woman With Disabilities Nears Medically Assisted Death After Futile Bid For Affordable Housing

A 31-year-old Toronto woman who uses a wheelchair is nearing final approval for a medically assisted death request after a fruitless bid to secure an affordable apartment that doesn't worsen her chronic illnesses.

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Green MLA Calls For Planning Act Changes To Increase Housing Density With Backyard Apartments
CBC PEI
Green MLA Calls For Planning Act Changes To Increase Housing Density With Backyard Apartments

A Green MLA says the province should look into enabling Islanders to build certain types of homes without having to change zoning bylaws.

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Crown Point East Home Listed For $589,888 ‘geared Toward First-time Buyers’
The Spec Canada
Crown Point East Home Listed For $589,888 ‘geared Toward First-time Buyers’

The exterior of 92 Wexford Ave. N. The Crown Point East home is listed for $589,888.

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Stoney Creek Home Suffers ‘significant Damage’ In Friday Afternoon Fire
The Spec Canada
Stoney Creek Home Suffers ‘significant Damage’ In Friday Afternoon Fire

Hamilton fire pull away siding from a home on Green Road in Stoney Creek after a fire early Friday afternoon.

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Bill Promising 'cooling-off Period' For B.C. Home Buyers Passes In Legislature Despite Lack Of Details
CBC BC
Bill Promising 'cooling-off Period' For B.C. Home Buyers Passes In Legislature Despite Lack Of Details

A bill promising to protect B.C. home buyers has quietly passed through the provincial legislature despite being short on specific policy details.

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Oak Bay Housing Story Reaches Legislature
CTV News Vancouver,  BC
Oak Bay Housing Story Reaches Legislature

The story of an Oak Bay doctor in residence and his family searching for housing was brought to the legislature as an example of the crisis.

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First Of Its Kind 3D Project Printing Off New Affordable Homes
CTV News Windsor,  ON
First Of Its Kind 3D Project Printing Off New Affordable Homes

A first of its kind affordable home construction project is underway in Leamington, Ont. after Nidus3D and Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex started pouring the walls of four new 3D printed homes on Thursday.

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Waterloo Region Council OKs Washrooms For Unhoused Kitchener Residents
The Record Canada
Waterloo Region Council OKs Washrooms For Unhoused Kitchener Residents

More than 30 people are experiencing homelessness in an encampment at the corner of Victoria and Weber streets in Kitchener.

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Kingston Council To Consider $3-million Loan To Housing Development
The Whig Kingston,  ON
Kingston Council To Consider $3-million Loan To Housing Development

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Some Home Buyers Forgoing Home Inspections To Gain Competitive Edge
CTV News Atlantic
Some Home Buyers Forgoing Home Inspections To Gain Competitive Edge

With a red-hot real estate market across the region, buyers are becoming creative in trying to make their offer stand out — and some are taking on significant risk.