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Kader says 35 per cent of young adults between 20 and 34 are living with at least one of their parents. (Submitted/UBC)

More adult children are living with their parents; new B.C. study to dive deep into dynamics

Umay Kader will interview 50 young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 and at least one of their parents

 

(Black Press Media Creative)

Do you as a parent enable toxic behaviour?

Although most parents try their best to make their children feel supported,…

 

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Downsized space, upgraded lifestyle!

Why these Surrey grandparents chose Compass Cohousing for their next home

  • Oct 3, 2022

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a rental housing development in Vancouver, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The federal government is hoping to help more Canadians become homeowners through a new rent-to-own initiative, but experts are warning it may not be the best pathway for everyone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Rent-to-own can help create homeowners, but experts say may not be best for everyone

Liberals plan a $200-million investment in a five-year rent-to-own program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a rental housing development in Vancouver, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The federal government is hoping to help more Canadians become homeowners through a new rent-to-own initiative, but experts are warning it may not be the best pathway for everyone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Compass Cohousing hasn't started construction in Langley yet, but the community-building has already begun.

Sustainable, supportive and practical! The life-changing perks of cohousing

WindSong founder says Langley’s next cohousing community, Compass Cohousing has strong, unique vision

  • Sep 12, 2022
Compass Cohousing hasn't started construction in Langley yet, but the community-building has already begun.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with Karen Redman, Chair, Region of Waterloo, participates in a housing round table at the Country Hills Library in Kitchener, Ont. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power-POOL

Federal government says it will build 17,000 homes, pegs cost at $2 billion

Rapid Housing Initiative extended for a third round to build 4,500 affordable housing units

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with Karen Redman, Chair, Region of Waterloo, participates in a housing round table at the Country Hills Library in Kitchener, Ont. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power-POOL
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Even before moving in, cohousing provides community

Langley cohousing community offers the perfect balance of privacy, connection

  • Aug 1, 2022
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The Canadian Real Estate Association says February’s national home sales ticked up by 4.6 per cent from the month before as supply slowly returned to the market, but sales were still down by more than eight per cent since last year. A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Canada’s average home price hit record $816,720 last month as supply began to rebound

National average home price climbed by more than 20 per cent since last year: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association says February’s national home sales ticked up by 4.6 per cent from the month before as supply slowly returned to the market, but sales were still down by more than eight per cent since last year. A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Christian Burton is excited to move into Compass Cohousing in 2023. Learn more about the community at compasscohousing.com

An opportunity to live differently

Cohousing community makes home ownership more affordable and supportive for all ages and abilities

  • Mar 7, 2022
Christian Burton is excited to move into Compass Cohousing in 2023. Learn more about the community at compasscohousing.com
Museum president Bruce Friesen greeted visitors on to the Canadian Museum of Flight free Family Day weekend 2021 (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley residents still have options when it comes to Family Day activitis

Family Day is Monday, Feb. 21 but local activities start as early as Saturday, Feb. 19

Museum president Bruce Friesen greeted visitors on to the Canadian Museum of Flight free Family Day weekend 2021 (Langley Advance Times files)
A sign outside a home indicates that it has sold for over the asking price, in Ottawa, on Monday, March 1, 2021. The parliamentary budget officer says the dream of homeownership has become even less affordable despite rock-bottom interest rates through the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Parliamentary budget office says households in some cities financially vulnerable

Report notes debt loads mean homes are less affordable despite low interest rates

A sign outside a home indicates that it has sold for over the asking price, in Ottawa, on Monday, March 1, 2021. The parliamentary budget officer says the dream of homeownership has become even less affordable despite rock-bottom interest rates through the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Bev, Andrew and their son Leeland. The Gundys are excited to own a home and live in community at Compass Cohousing in Langley.

Langley group gives new meaning to the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’

A multigenerational community where neighbours lend a hand

  • Feb 7, 2022
Bev, Andrew and their son Leeland. The Gundys are excited to own a home and live in community at Compass Cohousing in Langley.
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Sharing resources, sadness and joy — it’s all part of this new Langley community

Grassroots group is building a new kind of community where neighbours can rely on each other

  • Jan 3, 2022
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Sharon Conway photographed by Lia Crowe

A passion for Habitat for Humanity

Sharon Conway wants to make the world a better place, one build at a time

  • Nov 22, 2021
Sharon Conway photographed by Lia Crowe
Aldergrove Town Centre development for phase one is expected to be completed in 2024 (Janda Group/Special to The Star)

Pre-sales start for Aldergrove’s new town centre

Mall site will be developed into a mixed-use site with four buildings

Aldergrove Town Centre development for phase one is expected to be completed in 2024 (Janda Group/Special to The Star)
May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph

Secrets and Lives With Kyle Velikovsky

White Wolf Homes custom home builder talks business and life

  • Jun 28, 2021
May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives With Rus Collins

Zebra Group designer talks creativity, painting and baking during Covid-19

  • Dec 14, 2020
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe
Ben Nishi from FortisBC is one of the industry experts at Home Buying 101, an online video series from Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN).

You can own a home in Vancouver, with help from these experts

Free video series helps consumers navigate new protocols, capitalize on low interest rates and more!

  • Nov 23, 2020
Ben Nishi from FortisBC is one of the industry experts at Home Buying 101, an online video series from Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN).
Building homes and community

Building homes and community

Alair Homes’ Stu Hopewell finds time for work, charity and travel

  • Dec 16, 2019
Building homes and community
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