Media Roundup - August 8th 2008

Media Roundup

Canadian Real Estate News

Home buyers still face bidding wars (Toronto Star)

Toronto housing market continues to cool, economist blames new tax (Posted Toronto)

Home sales sliding, prices up just 1% (Toronto Star)

Housing slump stalks Western Canada (Globe and Mail)

Housing headed south: Merrill Lynch (Financial Post)

Cooling housing market exposed to crash (Financial Post)

The great Canadian housing myth (Globe and Mail)

Fixed Rates Fall (Canadian Mortgage Trends)

A $700,000 house (happily) divided (Globe and Mail)

US Real Estate News

NAR changes 2008 forecast (Inman News)

Buoyant home sales index gives cause for cautious optimism (Financial Times)

S&P: Home prices drop by record 15.8 pct. in May (Associated Press)

Federal Reserve holds US interest rates steady (Times Online)

The stats aren't pretty, but good enough for a rally (Globe and Mail)

Economic News

Canada posts biggest job loss in 17 years (Globe and Mail)

Forbes report lauds Toronto as economic powerhouse (Posted Toronto)

Building permits fall 5.3 per cent in June (Globe and Mail)

Canada tops OECD's list of countries headed for decline (Financial Post)

Urban Planning and Neighbourhoods

Urban renewal flows on Niagara (Toronto Star)

Rapid transit yes; old diesels no (Toronto Star)

Regional Canadian Real Estate News

North Vancouver Real Estate Statistics August 2008 (The Vancouver Real Estate Blog)

British Columbia’s Homeowners Choosing to Renovate Rather Than Relocate (Vancouver Reflections)

Edmonton Real Estate Board: Sales Up 14% (Edmonton Real Estate Blog)

Average Price of a Saskatoon Home Drops in July (Saskatoon Online)

Real Estate Glossary: V (Montreal Real Estate Blog)

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