Ajax condos . Canadians who don’t want to lie flat during the epidemic. A week ago, I braved the rain to go to the nearby vaccination spot to get vaccinated. When I came back, I saw my neighbor Atusan smoking on her porch. The cigarette butts went out between her fingers. The rain has been light, falling on the flowers and trees by the side of the road, rustling.
Our two families are close neighbors. A red maple in front of my door is whirling, and the branches have reached her front yard. There is a cherry tree in front of her. When it blossoms, there is a pink tree, the wind blows down, the cherry is like rain, and bits and pieces will fall on my lawn. We stood a few meters apart and talked for a while.
She teaches computer lessons in a school. She and her husband both work from home because of the epidemic. Both husband and wife like to be quiet, have no children and don’t have a dog. Except for the lights in the house at night and smoking on the porch during the day, I can hardly feel the people living next door.
Middle-aged immigrants are equivalent to a restart after a forced shutdown, with a zero mentality. Atusan, an Iranian, could not find a job after coming to Canada, so she went back to campus and got a local diploma from the University of Toronto. After graduation, she still didn’t have a suitable job, so she volunteered for a school for a whole year and finally got a formal employment opportunity. In Canada, a couple’s work is about the same as a family’s after-tax income. She can actually lie flat at home, but she just doesn’t want to.
In a recent real estate brokerage class, I met several more “people in the epidemic” like Atusan, who did not want to lie flat.
House prices in Toronto rose instead of falling under the impact of the epidemic, and they continued to rise, which made me interested in the Canadian real estate market and signed up for the real estate training led by the Ontario Real Estate Board. A total of seven courses, course design is like an upgrade to play strange, after taking an examination of one can start to learn the next, this time in the ZOOM virtual classroom is a simulation actual combat course, is already the fourth course.
There are more than twenty students in our class. I am most impressed by Chris, the white guy who runs the sports company.
Chris’s background in ZOOM class is his office. There are medals and trophies on the desk and some sporting goods on the floor. The epidemic lasted for more than a year, and small businesses were struggling. He clenched his teeth under the government’s rescue, and now he takes the time to learn about real estate. He has invested in some real estate, but he wants to become more professional and have more insight into issues such as transactions and information disclosure. in addition, after taking the brokerage license, he no longer has to pay a commission to serve himself. He told me that he used to live in Scarborough, which is densely Chinese, and then moved to a small town two hours’ drive from Toronto.