April 16 roundup - MoneySense

April 16 roundup

On the latest real estate trends, eight personal finance terms everyone should know and an inexpensive way to test your green thumb.


House prices may be falling back to earth in Vancouver but that’s not the case in Toronto where a hot luxury market continues to drive prices skyward, according to new data. The average residential price in Toronto last month hit $504,117, up from $456,147, meanwhile the number of sales across the country reached their highest mark in nearly two years, CREA said.

•Test your personal finance knowledge with these eight terms everyone should know.

•Save money and reconnect with nature by planting your own eggshell seedling pots. Sprouting seedlings instead of buying store-grown plants saves you nearly 90% on your gardening costs, says Squawkfox.