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Carrick on money: The Toronto real estate survival guide

If jumping into Toronto’s housing market now, you’d be wise to consider staying put for the long term.

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

The Toronto real estate survival guide
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Straight from the archives – real estate ads for downtown Toronto neighbourhoods from back in the day when they were first being built.

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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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