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Rob Carrick's Reader: Will the hammer drop on house prices?

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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.

Will The Hammer Drop On House Prices?

The Economist's latest global house-price analysis concludes that the Canadian housing market is 25 per cent over valued. Worse, our housing market looks more over valued than the U.S. market before it plunged.

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Now for a different take on Canadian real estate. In this survey of safe international property havens by the UK newspaper The Telegraph, Canada took top spot.

Royal Bank of Canada's latest national housing affordability report, in infographic form.

REIT On, Income Investors

The Boomer & Echo blog takes a look at real estate investment trusts (REITs) as an option for investors seeking higher yields than they can get from bonds and GICs.



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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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