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Home ownership a dream.

Whether you are a first-time buyer trying to get into the market, a home owner debating whether to renovate or a baby boomer looking to downsize, we can help.

From mid-April till mid-May, Globe Investor will be running a Home Buying site, with stories, columns, videos and discussions that will give our readers the information they need to make key decisions.

We launched the site with a photo gallery that provides new home buyers with a taste of what starter homes look like today in four Canadian cities.

Also out is this video, with tips for home sellers from a staging expert on what to invest in to attract buyers and increase a house or condo's value. This video looks at options for cash-strapped owners looking to sell.

What's on tap? Plenty more. Housing bear Ben Rabidoux, a Canadian analyst and strategist with U.S.-based Hanson Advisors, tells us which Canadian condo markets are most at risk. (And no, it isn't Toronto or Vancouver.) He then weighed in on how Canadian and U.S. house price fundamentals stack up.

Globe Investor columnist Rob Carrick provided some advice for first-time buyers: Bide your time. Check out this column he wrote on a Vancouver woman who sold her home a year ago and is now renting. Personal finance expert, blogger and television host Preet Banerjee wrote about why he is choosing renting over buying, at least for now.

Over the course of the next month, we'll also have stories - and videos - on how to best negotiate a mortgage, find a lawyer and what not to do when selling your place. So come back and check out our site frequently.

Thanks for visiting!

Roma Luciw,
Personal Finance editor

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