As usual, nature provides all the answers as Paul Stamets, “the mushroom guy” has figured out. Using the science of fungi, there’s now a new way to fight unwanted insects and protect crops without the use of pesticides. Read more….
Posted by Brian Ripley’s Canadian Real Estate Charts
A snapshot of real estate prices across Canada over time by city. As we can see Montreal never enjoyed the real estate price highs and heights of some other Canadian cities like Toronto and Vancouver.
By Benjamin Shingler, Canadian Press Oct 14 2014 Via CTV
MONTREAL — When Christian Faure moved to Montreal last summer, the renowned chef saw a chance to start fresh in a new city, freed from the constraints of his native France. Faure opened a pastry shop and cooking school in a renovated 300-year-old greystone on a busy street in Old Montreal.
Via The BBC NEWS
By Kelly Coplin for Stanford University Alumni
By Dan Mongoose for Investopedia
Many excited real estate investors think they can get rich by using a bank loan to purchase and upgrade local fixer-uppers. While investing in real estate may be better than investing in the stock market – because the existence of small, local real estate markets creates inefficiencies investors can exploit – you’ll need a more advanced level of understanding to make money in residential real estate.
By Joseph Nguyen for Investopedia
Realestate represents a significant portion of most people’s wealth, and this is especially true for many homeowners in the United States. According to the most recent Survey of Consumer Finances by the Federal Reserve, 65.2% of American families owns their own primary residence.