Marissa Prysmont O'Brien

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B.C. to offer loans to first-time buyers as BoC issues debt warning

British Columbia will start offering interest-free loans to help first-time home buyers with their down payments in a market where skyrocketing prices have fuelled an affordability crisis and pushed the dream of owning property out of reach for many.<p>But the program, which will begin next month, was …

Try Starting Your Day Like Tim Ferriss

How do you kick off your mornings? Hit snooze, doze off, hit snooze again, repeat a few more times, before finally rolling out of bed? (Same.)<p>But in …

Make Ina Garten's skillet-roasted lemon chicken and roasted broccolini dinner

<i>Easy, healthy and impressive. Ina Garten might just have nailed the perfect weeknight dinner with her roast chicken and broccolini recipes. Her Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken creates its own delectable sauce as it cooks, so supper is basically done in one step. Add some peppery tasting broccolini to</i> …

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Homes aren’t a foolproof financial plan

Would the people who believe a house is the best possible investment please stop for a moment to look at what stocks have done lately.<p>One of the forces sustaining the real estate market is a belief that houses are a sure-thing investment. There are a couple of problems with this reasoning – people …

Eco-Friendly Design: 10 Homes with Gorgeous Green Roofs and Terraces

The idea of a <b>green roof</b> seems revolutionary to most of us. A covering of greenery on the roof is not something you come across often, and anytime we …

47 Insanely Clever Storage Ideas For Your Whole House

Your mother-in-law will be totally impressed.