November 16, 2021
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Here’s how home prices compare to incomes across Canada

There’s a simple yardstick in personal finance about purchasing a home: buyers should aim for a property priced at four times their income or less. But average Canadians’ ability to stick to that simple rule is rapidly fading across much of the country as property values continue to soar.In the pandemic-linked housing boom, average residential prop...
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Would You Spend $899 for a Kitty Scratcher?

Vegetable-dyed scratch pads and organic catnip leaf? The money grows on these cat trees. Early on in the pandemic, Mi-Anne Chan grew tired of staring at the beige cat tree in her two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. She had been tackling D.I.Y. projects during lockdown, so, inspired by the designs of the company Cat Haus, an idea was born.Bootsy prou...
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Reverse Migration: Moving to Cities While Others Flee

Suburban homeowners who have profited from the urban exodus during the pandemic are leaving small-town life behind to find out what they have been missing.Kelly Shoul and Alex White spent years trying to get out of their house in York, Pa., only to be told repeatedly by real estate brokers that their only option was to sell at a loss. But when Covi...
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Homes for Sale in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan

This week’s properties are in Astoria, South Harlem and Bay Ridge.Click on the slide show to see this week’s featured properties:In Astoria: a one-bedroom, one-bath unit in a five-story former silk mill built in 1912, with a renovated kitchen, new engineered wood flooring and a large terrace, plus building laundry rooms, a gym, a bike room and two ...
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Homes for Sale in New York and Connecticut

This week’s properties are a four-bedroom houses in Katonah, N.Y., and Stamford, Conn.Click on the slide show to see this week’s featured properties:In Katonah, N.Y.: a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, 2,394-square-foot, contemporary-colonial-style house designed by its current owner, with a recently renovated eat-in kitchen, renovated bathrooms, ...
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Where Are Real Estate Taxes Lowest (and Highest)?

A guide to median real estate taxes in all 50 states and Washington D.C.The coronavirus pandemic has closed many doors over the past year, from restaurants to gyms, theaters and offices. But it has also opened some new opportunities thanks to the expansion of video technology and remote work, which employers are now embracing. Demand for new homes ...