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You might think wall-to-wall carpet or a sauna are dandy additions to your home, but changes are prospective buyers won't, says Rob Carrick. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
You might think wall-to-wall carpet or a sauna are dandy additions to your home, but changes are prospective buyers won't, says Rob Carrick. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

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Rob Carrick rounds up the best in personal finance reading on the Web.

Renovations you’ll regret

You might think wall-to-wall carpet, fancy wallpaper or a sauna are dandy additions to your home, but chances are good that prospective buyers won’t. Here’s a list of the renovations least likely to add value to your home. This website might help you get started on the right track for home renos. It’s called Houzz and it offers tens of thousands of photos of state of the art bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms and more.

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No housing bubble here

Vancouver’s condo king talks about the city’s real estate market and makes his case that there’s no housing bubble.

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