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Carrick on money: The lowdown on Canada’s rental market

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Everything you wanted to know about renting but were afraid to ask
The rental market in major cities across the country is described in this infographic from RentSeeker.ca, an online rental directory.

Financial blogger Jim Yih looks at when it makes more sense to rent than buy a home.

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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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