March 27 roundup - MoneySense

March 27 roundup

On a surge in complaints over bidding wars, words to avoid in a house listing and sneak peek at the new $50 polymer bank note.


Bidding wars appear to be on the rise and the complaints are pouring in. The Real Estate Council of Ontario is experiencing a surge in calls from homebuyers upset they’ve lost out on house or got stuck with hefty repair bills, the Toronto Star reports.

•Thinking of selling your home while the market is hot? Here are the top 5 words to avoid in a listing, according to bloggers at ComFree.

•Get a sneak peek at the new plastic $50 bank note in this Canadian Press video. The polymer bill features the familar face of prime minister Sir William Lyon Mackenzie King and the CCGS Amundsen icebreaker.