Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Carrick on money: Debunking six myths about real estate

Staging a kitchen in a house, for sale.


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

Debunked: Six myths about real estate
Think that staging your home will help you get a better price? Not necessarily. Ditto for the idea that buying any real estate is a smart investment.

Those reckless banks
An alternative take on what's been happening in Canada's housing market from journalist and author Murray Dobbin.

Story continues below advertisement

Food for thought
How to pick the best seat when dining with others at a restaurant or dinner party.

McDonald's delicacies from other countries, including the Maharaja Mac and McSpaghetti.

More money
Join the 21,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

Report an error Licensing Options
About the Author
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


The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨