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Tiny Homes

Tiny home built by at-risk youth in Brockville, Ont. sits empty

A tiny home in Brockville, Ont. that was  built by at-risk youth sits empty in front of the building it was constructed in, waiting to find a permanent location.


Andrew Melchers, left, and Heather Brisebois discuss their options on a final destination for the tiny home. (Nate Vandermeer/CTV News Ottawa)

Pandemic spurs tiny house interest, while builders say regulatory hurdles remain

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many Canadians to re-evaluate their housing and work arrangements, spurring some to think not big, but tiny.




opinion | Your financial action plan for 2023 amid a potential recession

Regardless of whether or not the country sees a recession in the near future, it’s still a good idea to create a financial action plan to help mitigate your risks. Personal finance contributor Christopher Liew shares some practical tips to help you and your family prepare.

In this undated file photo, a woman is seen using a calculator. (RODNAE Productions/Pexels)

How to get into the housing market if you're gen Z or millennial

For millennial and gen Z Canadians, owning a home in this real estate market might seem like a pipe dream. In an exclusive column for CTVNews,ca personal finance contributor Christopher Liew offers some strategies to consider if you can’t afford the housing market yet.

How much of a mortgage can I afford in Canada?

Prices have been easing slightly recently, but affording a mortgage is still a very difficult task for many Canadians. How much of a mortgage can you afford? Contributor Christopher Liew breaks it down in an exclusive column for

Missed a mortgage payment? Here are next steps you should take

Amid a series of interest rate hikes recently implemented by the Bank of Canada, some homeowners may be concerned about keeping up with their mortgage payments. For those who are worried about being able to afford their home, experts say there are a number of tools available to help, including mortgage deferrals and debt restructuring.

Housing market

Where have average home prices dropped the most?

While most markets are seeing home prices drop, not all regions are reporting the same level of decline. Here are some homes for sale in markets with the largest decreases in average home prices year-over-year.


(Visionary Visuals / Robert Kasowski, Open Door Property, Re/Max Escarpment Realty)

Here's what's available in Canada's most affordable markets has compiled a list of homes in some of the most affordable regions across Canada, as many real estate markets see drops in average prices.


(Scott Zielke / Marcia Bergen, Royal LePage Prime Real Estate)

Rental Market


opinion | How much rent can you afford?

Many Canadians have continued to see an increase in their rental rates in 2023. In an column on, personal finance contributor Christopher Liew explains how to calculate how much rent you can afford.

Condos and apartment buildings are seen in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday February 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

GTA Housing Market

Vancouver Housing Market