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Rob Carrick’s Reader: The housing correction starts here

This home in Vancouver, B.C., listed for $4.4-million and sold for $3.3-million in May 2012.

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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 housing correction starts here

Garth Turner, Canada's foremost bear on real estate, tours one of the many million-dollar homes in Victoria that are languishing on the market right now.

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When your bank account runs dry

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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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