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Real estate signs in Calgary, Alta. on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
Real estate signs in Calgary, Alta. on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
(JEFF MCINTOSH FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Boost in Canadian net worth closely tied to real estate surge

Do you seem richer today? You should, according to a new study by Statistics Canada that shows Canadians rapidly closing the wealth gap with Americans.

Look more closely, though, and the numbers demonstrate why many of us may not feel all that affluent despite our apparent leap ahead on the international wealth scale.