Media Roundup - August 29th 2008

Media Roundup

Real Estate News

High expectations for condo craze (Toronto Star)

Good Time for Would-be Buyers as Canadian Housing Affordability Improves (CEP News)

Housing slump hits BMO's bottom line (Financial Post)

Credit crunch hammers commercial real estate (Ottawa Citizen)

Commercial real estate projected to tumble (Toronto Star)

Detached home prices lowest in Durham (Globe and Mail)

A return to the old normal (Globe and Mail)

Your house, their temporary digs (Globe and Mail)

Six towers set to bloom (Globe and Mail)

July Statistics for New Condo Sales (Andrew la Fleur)

US Real Estate News

U.S. Existing Home Sales Rise 3.1% to 5.00 Million in July  (CEP News)

Real estate in U.S. sees spark of hope (Montreal Gazette)

Obama's housing plan is long on rhetoric (Inman News)

NAR: Resale home prices, sales fall (Inman News)

Foreclosures Are No Longer a Subprime Crisis (Zillow Blog)

John McCain’s Houses Number 6 — No, 8… Maybe 11?  (Zillow Blog)

U.S. consumer confidence increases (Globe and Mail)

Economic News

Economy edges higher (Globe and Mail)

Bond Yields Lowest Since April (Canadian Mortgage Trends)

Ontario Headed for Recession, Bank Report Says (CEP News)

BoC expected to cut rates as growth flags (Financial Post)

Central banker signals rates may hold steady (Globe and Mail)

Canadian dollar climbs with oil prices, bonds rise (Forbes)

Urban Planning and Neighbourhoods

Premiums for parking are proof of a city 'at its best' (Globe and Mail)

TTC looks at cutting out Metropass parking perk (Toronto Star)

An urban plan that rises high above failed promises (Globe and Mail)

One giant diagonal step for pedestrians (Spacing)

Pedestrians Learn to Scramble at Yonge & Dundas (BlogTO)

Municipalities get $1.1B (Toronto Star)

Regional Candian Real Estate News

Real estate collapse? Bring it on! (Vancouber Sun)

Is Your Ink Sincere? (Yatter Matters)

French Style (Yatter Matters)

A Tale of Two Markets (Calgary Real Estate Market Blog)

The Long View (Calgary Real Estate Market Blog)

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

Saskatoon real estate: Week in review (August 18-22, 2008) (Saskatoon Online)

Real Estate Glossary: U (Montreal Real Estate Blog)

$30 million mortgage fraud scheme (Vancouver Condo Info)

Consumers Re-evaluate Risk (Vancouver Reflections)

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