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‘Tinder for real estate’: Home co-ownership on the rise amid housing crisis

To help people who are interested in buying a primary residence with others — including strangers — the founders of a digital matchmaking platform called Husmates has gathered a group of people in a trendy downtown Toronto neighbourhood to discuss the possibility of co-owning a home. Amid rising housing prices and inflation, “co-ownership seems to be on everyone’s mind,” said Parimal Gosai, one of the event’s hosts. “It’s like Bumble, Hinge or Tinder for real estate. It’s not a romantic dating app. It’s strictly for owning property together.”