Media Roundup - August 22nd 2008

Media Roundup

Real Estate News

A change in the wind (Globe and Mail)

Heading for a soft landing - No need for panic in most of Canada over housing slowdown (National Post)

Weakness in Canadian economy helping homebuyers (National Post)

CMHC Says Canadian Housing Market Expected to Slow in 2008 (CEP News)

Condo boom is ending, report predicts (National Post)

Canadian mortgages stay 'boring but beautiful' (Financial Times)

Three Canadian cities to be featured on latest global Monopoly game (Canadian Press)

Return to normal is the new normal for Toronto condo market, says Urbanation's Q2, 2008 report (CNW)

Canada's Home Inventories Rise Amid Cooling Demand (CEP News)

Study Shows Improved Canadian Housing Affordability in Q2 (CEP News)

US Real Estate News

U.S. housing slump deepens (Globe and Mail)

US house prices: when will they stop falling? (Financial Times)

Expect Two More 'Waves' of U.S. Foreclosures, Economist Warns (CEP News)

Economic News

Canadian banks keep the taps open (Globe and Mail)

CIBC World Markets sees softening in Canadian household credit (Canadian Press)

Canada Inflation Accelerates to Fastest Since 2003 (Bloomberg)

Canadian Dollar Down Following U.S. NAHB Release (CEP News)

Canadian Leading Indicators Remain Flat for Second Straight Month (CEP News)

Canadians Losing Ground in Building Net Wealth, CIBC Report Says (CEP News)

Urban Planning and Neighbourhoods

$200B Needed to Fix Canadian Infrastructure, Think-Tank Says (CEP News)

Lights on at Toronto's Filmport, but nobody's home (Reuters)

Inside Filmport Studios (blogTO)

Backroom player is ready for its close-up (Globe and Mail)

6 months later, rebuilding Queen St. West still a question mark (CBC)

Regional Canadian Real Estate News

Vancouver’s Downtown Market Analysis July 2008 (Vancouver Reflections)

Vancouver Property Graphs July 2008 (Vanouver Reflections)

Weekly Update on the Edmonton Real Estate Market (Edmonton Real Estate Blog)

Greenomics and the Value of Living Close to Work (Calgary Real Estate Market Blog)

A list of Real Estate Abbreviations: Residential (Montreal Real Estate Blog)

Saskatoon real estate: Week in review (August 11-15, 2008)  (Saskatoon Online)

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