For investors seeking signs of what lies ahead for the Canadian economy in 2018, the real estate market offers some intriguing clues. Today, real estate represents a lot more than where Canadians live and work. Its presence in Canada’s investment picture has grown considerably. “The old benchmark was [that] less than 3 per cent of your investments should be in real estate. Today, 20 per cent doesn’t make people nervous,” he says.

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