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How to get cheaper houses without a market crash
People want to live in houses in the city, but these homes are increasingly unaffordable for many. Solution: Build tiny houses on lots as small as a parking spot (that's happened in Tokyo).
Another response to expensive housing can be seen in this story about a U.S. builder that is introducing a line of cheap, entry-level homes that will cost close to half of the national median price of $290,000 (U.S.).
The Fool comes to Canada
I just noticed that the Motley Fool, a longstanding U.S. investing website, has started a Canadian hub.
15 amazing products for $15 or less
Consumer Reports issued this list of cheap stuff that performs well. It's a U.S. list, but many of the products are available at chains with stores in Canada like Wal-Mart and Costco.
A blogger runs through some options for getting rid of the big stuff you can't just leave at the end of the driveway.
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