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Carrick on money: The murky, scary world of real estate stats

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The murky, scary world of real estate stats
All about how real estate agents freshen up properties that won't sell by creating a new MLS listing. The result is that potential buyers don't have a clear picture of how long the property has been on the market.

Mentioned in the above blog post is a report by the big U.S. investment dealer Goldman Sachs that says Canada's housing market is heading for a sharp decline.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More


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