Plan Carefully Before Downsizing

Selling the family home to downsize requires careful planning to know what your needs will be in the future. (Feverpitched/iStock)
Selling the family home to downsize requires careful planning to know what your needs will be in the future. (Feverpitched/iStock)

OTTAWA—Canada’s housing market has been on a terrific run, helped by low interest rates, pushing home values up and tempting downsizing baby boomers looking to...

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    How-To: Style a Family Room

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