Rented dreams: The truth behind millennial home ownership

By Devlyn Lalonde 80% of millennials want to own a home. 80% is a staggering figure, especially when we are routinely told that millennials are a generation of perennial renters, opting to pay rent over paying down a mortgage. Now, the stereotype of the eternal renter is not unfairly painted, currently, only 27% of millennials

For most Canadians, the world is in trouble.

Bruce Anderson & David Coletto  Canadians may be somewhat divided as to whether the country is heading in the right direction (40%) or off on the wrong track (37%), but compared to what we see in the rest of the world, the consensus seems to be things could be worse.  Around the world, only 16%

Housing affordability is the top issue for Millennials who are looking to achieve the dream of homeownership

By David Coletto On behalf of The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), we conducted a national survey of 2,500 Canadian millennials (those aged 18 to 38) earlier this spring (April 18 to May 9). The survey explored attitudes and perceptions around housing with Canada’s largest generation. Come the time of the next federal election in

Trump Attracts Most Canadians’ Attention; Jobs, Climate Change & Khadr Hot Button Issues

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Donald Trump is attracting huge interest on the part of Canadians, and not because people are impressed with the President.  This month, the number of people who say he is America’s “worst president ever” stands at 49%, up 7 points in one month. Polling Canadians about the topics they

“Thanks Mom and Dad!”: Housing market not accessible for Millennials without help of parents

For Millennials living in Canada’s biggest cities, buying a home is looking farther and farther out of reach. With the price of housing sky rocketing, many Millennials are turning to their parents to help shoulder the financial burden. Experts from HomEquity Bank are reporting a marked upturn in parents who are inquiring about assisting their

Housing recovery leaves Millennials behind

By: Hadley Malcolm and Barbara Hansen USA TODAY July 18, 2013 The house needed work — weatherproofing, a new back fence, a basement to transform into a bedroom — but the couple was excited nonetheless. The house would have been their first. Instead, two weeks after putting in a bid, Mila Gates, 27, and her husband

Road to homeownership ain’t what it used to be says Gen Y: TD poll

TD Canada Trust Canada Newswire April 23, 2013 TORONTO, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ – From high property prices to tighter lending conditions, young first-time homebuyers today say they face challenges that their parents didn’t have to worry about. According to new research from TD Canada Trust, Generation Y (or, Millennials) identifies three main obstacles to

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