Poll results: Sacrificing for home ownership
A recent survey found that Canadians are willing to sacrifice a lot to own a home (which is good news considering the fact that homes in the GTA have become more unaffordable this quarter), but many of us draw the line at our cars.
The Genworth Mortgage Insurance First-Time Homebuyer's Monitor (read all about it here) found that 25 per cent of renters would give up their car for home ownership, and the same amount of homeowners would sacrifice their vehicle to keep paying the mortgage.
Last week's poll sought to find out whether this view was also shared by Yourhomers - and it's not far off. About a third (30 per cent) said they would be willing to ditch the car to keep or buy a home, while nearly half (48 per cent) said they wouldn't make the cut. The remaining 22 per cent said they don't have car.
This week, I'm wondering how long you keep your autumn decor around. When do those gourds and gold and burgundy items get swapped out for icy blues and rich reds? Read up on our fall decor guide and let me know when your home makes the switch from fall to winter in our front page poll.
And, don't fret if you're not quite ready for the tonight's trick-or-treaters - we've got some easy and quick ideas for spooky decor.
Other weekend must-reads include:
- Colin and Justin's gorgeous grey bedroom makeover (I may be biased, as I'm doing my master bedroom in grey too!)Get your plants ready for winter with a bath