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An apartment in London has a literal swimming pool in its basement

There are some things you really can’t put a price on.Thankfully, an apartment without a literal swimming pool inside it is not one of those things. In fact, the exact price, as it turns out is $1.56 million.That information is courtesy of a bizarre, “one-of-a-kind” apartment listing, which is currently going viral on Twitter. The discovery comes courtesy of a user named Alice Beverton-Palmer, who discovered the London flat on July 27.The two-bedroom flat, located in the city’s Holloway neighborhood, boasts a “luxury private swimming pool, sauna [and] shower,” according to the property listing.Credit: ZooplaApparently, the swimming pool is in the basement, which can be accessed via a spiral staircase. There’s also an open-glass viewing platform in t...
CMHC spending a quarter-million on federal home equity tax research
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CMHC spending a quarter-million on federal home equity tax research

The Canada Mortage and Housing Corporation is shelling out $250,000 to UBC’s School of Population to research the first-ever federal home equity tax, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.“The objective is to identify solutions that could level the playing field between renters and owners,” said CMHC spokesperson Audrey-Anne Coulombe.It’s being called the first CMHC-sponsored project via cabinet’s National Housing Strategy.Canadian homeowners currently don’t pay tax when they sell their primary residence.Coulombe said the UBC project Generation Squeeze complained “many Canadians bank on profits from home ownership to secure their financial future and gain wealth.”“This bound us to a catch-22: The more we made home ownership profitable, the more we made housing unaffordable,” sh...
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You can stay in a hobbit house located in the middle of a sustainable forest

Nature lovers will find a sustainable refuge in this Tennessee dream vacation home.Forest Gully Farms’ motto is “forage, eat, stay.” It’s an apt description of what guests will experience when they lodge at this sustainable forest. Half of the 30-acre estate is available for patrons who get all three of the property’s “hobbit huts” when they book a visit.Wife and husband Mandy and Jon Griffin own and operate the property with a very clear ethos.“Forest Gully Farms is an experiment in sustainable living,” Jon told In The Know. “We wanted to try to find a unique way to live off the land. And we wanted to find a way for people to enjoy the farm and enjoy the environment.”Two of the three huts on the property are small bedrooms. while the third is a kitchen a...
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This ‘run-down’ house with no bathrooms is on sale for nearly $600,000

A “run-down” house with a collapsing roof and a “missing bathroom” is hitting the market for nearly $600,000, leaving the internet with all kinds of questions.The home is located in Waterloo, a developing residential area in Sydney, Australia. While the location may be ideal, the building itself is admittedly “not for the faint-hearted.”That’s according to the property’s listing on The three-bedroom home currently has “no indoor bathroom” but is expected to sell for around $800,000 Australian dollars ($560,000 USD).Credit: listing admits the unit is in a “derelict state” and is “completely unlivable” in its current condition, but it also presents the home as the “ultimate fixer-upper.”Among the home’s other fea...
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You can now vacation inside a 90-foot-tall vacated water tower from 1892

Don’t be afraid to book your next warm-weather trip at the Sunset Beach Water Tower.This southern California dream vacation home is inside a renovated water tower, first built in 1892. By 1986 it had become dilapidated and was nearly torn down before a group of junior college professors banded together to save it. In 2017, Scott Ostlund bought the property and renovated it with his partner, but the pair made sure to maintain the tower’s unique history.The 3,000-square-foot property is inside of a 90-foot-tall sphere. That means it has a 360-degree view on every floor. Each room in the home, with four bedrooms and baths, has a historic theme.In the aviation-inspired, third-floor party room, Ostlund added plaques from each view along its circumference. This wa...
Economics, Real Estate

June home sales in Toronto just shy of year ago, prices up nearly 12 per cent

TORONTO — Greater Toronto Area home sales are rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic and prices are on the rise, but completed transactions are still short of where they were last year, the area’s real estate board reported Tuesday. The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board said Tuesday that the number of homes sold in the region in June was just shy of the mark set a year ago as the average selling price rose nearly 12 per cent compared with June 2019. “We are still in the early days of recovery, but barring any setbacks, we should continue to see stronger market conditions in the second half of 2020 as households look to satisfy their ownership housing needs,” said Lisa Patel, TRREB’s president, in a statement. Home sales plunged earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic forced buyers t...
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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week – Canadian Investor

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Business outlook Bank of Canada will release its business outlook survey and Canadian survey of consumer expectations on Monday. The bank’s previous survey revealed that business sentiment had softened in most regions of the country before COVID-19 delivered a shock to the Canadian economy. Housing starts CMHC is scheduled to release June housing starts data on Wednesday. The federal housing agency said in June that it expects a combination of factors related to the pandemic, such as higher unemployment and lower income, to slow housing starts and push sales and home prices below pre-COVID levels. Pandemic effects Statistics Canada will release its report on the impact of...