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My mom is my roommate
At a time of scarce job opportunities for graduates, it’s no longer considered unusual for young adults to move back home. Here’s the story of a couple of young women in Vancouver who have moved home.

Now for a U.K. mother and daughter roommate story, this one told from both the mother’s and daughter’s point of view. These two share not only an apartment, but also a bed.

Toronto condos are a flipper’s graveyard
The Toronto condo market had a good first quarter, but let’s not get carried away. This post on the Toronto Realty blog talks about how hard it is now to buy a pre-construction condo and then flip it for a profit after completion.

The $100 (U.S.) grilled cheese sandwich
Sold by a restaurant in Chicago’s Ritz Carlton hotel, this sandwich contains "thinly sliced black Iberico ham, sourced from pigs living primarily in the south of Spain." Read here to find out what else this crazy symbol of gastronomic decadence contains.

Try our housing correction calculator
How much might your house fall in value if the housing market declines? What would it mean to you if prices keep rising? Find out using the Globe and Mail Housing Correction Calculator.

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