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Is this your Year to Get Gardening?

Whether you have a large backyard or a modest balcony, gardening is fast becoming one of the most popular pastimes across the land. Homeowners have become more focused on their property’s appearance and productivity, while also recognizing how gardening can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

Whether you are interested in nurturing beautiful blooms and bushes, or cultivating home-grown herbs and vegetables, a little planning will give you lasting enjoyment. One of the first things you need to do is to identify your microclimate in order to determine its suitability for growing specific plants.

Similarly, it’s important to know the hardiness of your preferred plants, and how much sun and shade they require. Make sure your soil is conducive for optimum growth and supplement with appropriate nutrients as needed. Be prepared to back up nature’s rainfall with a reliable source of supplementary water, either manually or through an automatic system. Now that you’ve done your prep work, the true pleasures of gardening begin – but don’t think it’s an easy hobby! It takes hard work to keep the weeds at bay and your garden on track, but you’ll see the fruits of your labour grow before your very eyes.

Financial Post –  4 tips for those looking to renew their mortgages in 2023

Globe and Mail – Fewer sellers, hesitant buyers slow spring housing market

Globe and Mail – Soaring rents mean living with roommates can cost $1,000 or more per person

Toronto Star – PORTER: It’s OK to ask whether immigration is intensifying our housing crisis

Storeys – Realtors will soon be required to list on MLS within 3 days of public marketing

Livabl – Converting your new basement into an apartment

Canadian Mortgage Professional – How much additional income do Canadians need to buy a home?

Canadian Mortgage Professional – Which banks are currently offering the First Home Savings Account?

Canadian Mortgage Professional – Mortgage insurers wary of growth in the share of loans with 100%+ LTV ratios

Business Insider – Banks aren't the only ones that hold risky commercial-real-estate debt. Pension funds are about to feel the pain, too

Forbes – New survey reveals that COVID has turned many homeowners into homebodies

Fast Company – Affordable housing policies leave renters out in the cold. This is how AI can fix it

Toronto Star - Canadian Housing Starts Moving in the Wrong Direction 

Real Estate Magazine – Demystifying interest rates: Current vs. historical

Globe and Mail – Mortgage insurers report growing number of homeowners with underwater loans

Toronto Star – One third of Canadian homeowners now have mortgage periods of more than 30 years

Canadian Mortgage Professional – Home price drop in March worse than during the financial crisis: report

Canadian Mortgage Professional – Bank of Mom and Dad: Are Canadians still seeking downpayment assistance?

Bloomberg – Lower mortgage rates won’t make homes more affordable

Housing optimism is back in Canada, boosting consumer confidence (BNN Bloomberg) 

National Rent Report: Canadian average asking rent up 10.8% in March (Real Estate Magazine) 

Market participants expect Bank of Canada to hold rates at 4.50% until end of 2023, survey says (Globe and Mail) 

The Housing and Mortgage Market Review - A coast-to-coast review of current housing trends

Dr. Sherry Cooper - Weakening Housing Markets Pose A Risk For The Canadian Economy

Financial Post – Housing prices rise month over month for the first time in 10 months

Business in Vancouver – Pent-up demand for Vancouver luxury housing ‘intensifying’: Sotheby’s

Victoria Times Colonist – This is unreal': Residents of Langford highrise scramble to find another place to live

Vancouver Sun – Structural problems force second evacuation of B.C. highrise in less than four years

CBC B.C. – Federal workers strike highlights desire for work-from-home flexibility

 

 

 

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Benjamin Franklin

Asking a question is about the smartest thing you can do. Asking questions helps you get the information you need to make better decisions. So, when you have a real estate-related question, feel free to call or email.

Best regards,

Diana Winger Personal Real Estate Corporation | eXp Realty

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Mortgage Agent Level 1 Valko Financial #13047 | Dominion Lending Centres 

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