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Carrick best reads: Why you should buy a house near a Starbucks

A large sign signals the location of a Starbucks coffee shop on King St. West in downtown Toronto on March 27 2014.


The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

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