Is it better to buy first and sell later, or vice versa? This is an age-old question, and one that anyone considering buying or selling should give careful consideration. The good thing is, there is no right or wrong answer — just the one that is right for you. Consider the pros and cons depending […]
Sick of working from home during COVID? Do it from Barbados, island nation tells pandemic-weary Canadians
The government of a Caribbean island has a tantalizing suggestion for quarantine-weary Canadians: Working from home is a lot more palatable when you’re doing it remotely from a tropical paradise. The Island nation of Barbados has launched something it’s calling a Barbados Welcome Stamp, a one-year working visa that gives foreigners the right to live and […]
This 33-year-old analyst makes $100,000 a year including bonus. She paid off her student loans and wants to buy a home. Is now the right time?
No more student loans! Almost a decade after graduating university, 33-year-old Anna is moving forward after paying off her OSAP last August. She has also landed a great career job working as a data analyst making $ 86,000 a year, plus around $ 15,000 in bonuses. “I have been working professionally for the past five-and-a-half […]
From a $2.65 million, six-bedroom home in Roncesvalles, to a $658,000, two-bedroom condo in Vaughan, these properties for sale can be seen in online Open Houses
See what’s available — and for how much — with an selection of virtual Open Houses in the GTA. RONCESVALLES Location: 86 Indian Grove; Bloor St. W. and Parkside Dr. Type: Detached; 5+1 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms Asking price: $ 2,650,000 See it here: https://tours.homeviewphoto.com/public/vtour/display/1623189?idx=1#!/ Listing agents: Mary Semen, Sutton Group Realty, 416-315-7548, www.suttonrealty.com Features: Leaded […]
This 33-year-old marketing specialist makes $72,000. She just bought a home and wants to get married in 2021. How can she pay for her wedding?
The pandemic derailed 33-year-old Jamie’s wedding plans for this year. Things aren’t all bad for the marketing specialist though. With COVID-19 restrictions, she’s been able to save a bit more money for her big day by cutting expenses tied to social engagements like drinks with the girls on weekends. Currently, Jamie is making $ 72,000 […]
This 25-year-old just immigrated to Canada and wants to buy a home but was laid off before the pandemic. How can he still save while being unemployed?
John immigrated to Canada less than three years ago to find opportunity. The 25-year-old has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s in construction management, but finding a job was still difficult. “I worked a few jobs here and there, and was able to save up money as I stayed with family.” He […]
Members of the Canadian military will be deployed to a Vaughan long-term care home that is struggling to contain a COVID-19 outbreak, the private company that owns the home says. In a letter to families of residents on Saturday, Sienna Senior Living says the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will help in the “provision of care” at Woodbridge Vista Care Community, 5400 Steeles Ave W. “This […]
I’m selling my home and would like my salesperson to host an Open House. I understand this is not possible due to a provincial ban. Can I ask they book back-to-back showings, instead? You’re right: Open Houses are currently banned by the government because of the pandemic. While you should discuss having multiple showings in […]
A long-term care home in Woodbridge has sent 18 residents, most with COVID-19, to hospital because they needed more care than the facility could provide, the company that runs the home said Sunday. Sienna Senior Living confirmed on Sunday that the residents of Woodbridge Vista Care Community were taken to hospital on Saturday. Sienna Senior Living runs a 224-bed facility in […]
This grad student turned medical worker has finally landed a job in his 30s, making $125,000. After renting a bedroom in Chinatown, he hopes to own his first home
“I really only started getting a real paycheque after grad school.” After more than 10 years of post-secondary education to attain his PhD, Damien has spent the last two years working in the medical science field as a liaison to doctors and researchers. With a high salary of $ 125,000, despite only really landing a […]