First-time homebuyers in Canada and the U.S. both seem to be putting off buying a home amid rising home prices. However, the similarity between the two countries ends once these first-time buyers decide to make their purchase. While homebuyers in the U.S. are increasingly looking to lower down-payment options, down payment amounts in Canada reached…

via Here’s how first-time homebuyers in U.S. stack up to their Canadian neighbors — HousingWire

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Puppies Rescued From A Cemetery In Miami — CBS Chicago

MIAMI (CBS) — A rescue crew in Miami-Dade County rescued three puppies trapped at a local cemetery. Miami-Dade Rescue responded Thursday to a call for help after a person heard a faint sound coming from underneath slab of concrete at a northwest Miami-Dade county cemetery. CBS 4 Miami reports. Firefighters arrived to find a noise…

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(CBS) — Just in time for the arrival of the season’s first snowflakes, Chicago’s official Christmas tree was lit Friday. The 10,500-pound, 69-foot-high tree, was brought to Millennium Park on a flatbed truck. It was donated by the Scholla family from Wauconda. Bill Scholla was honored for his tree to be chosen for the 103rd…

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On March 19, BGD&C, a builder of high-end homes, sold a lot that is 60 feet wide and the city-standard 125 feet deep to a client for $3.66 million, a first step in building the client’s house on the site. (The client hasn’t been identified in public records.) Charles Grode, a BDG&C partner, says that zoning would allow a 17,000-square-foot home on the lot, but that “the people we’re building for are putting up half that and [will have] more yard.” He would not say what the cost of construction would be…. read more

 

 

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