There’s a common refrain we hear often regarding people who rent or own apartment-sized units—that they secretly, deep down, want a single family detached house, and they would buy one if they could afford it. We take a look at that theory in this video through the lens of costs and trade-offs, and explain why, while many people do aspire to single family homes, that’s not the case for everyone, and there really are good reasons to prefer a smaller living space for all the advantages you gain from living in a vibrant urban centre.
𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤/𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞:
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Report that covers over-housing in Ontario: https://rescon.com/news/files/Affordability-Phase2-report.pdf
CBC article on suburban development in Ottawa: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/urban-expansion-costs-menard-memo-1.6193429
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