Media Roundup - October 17th, 2008

Media Roundup

Real Estate News

New listings slip in third quarter (Globe and Mail)

Home prices are falling, but mortgage rates are rising (National Post)

The end is here for 40-year mortgages (CBC)

Hot neighbourhood = big tax assessment (National Post)

Fixed-rate mortgage best route, unless you can forecast future (London Free Press)

Fraud can turn dream home purchases into disaster (

MPP wants mandatory home energy reports (CTV)

CMHC Purchases $5 Billion in Mortgage Pools (CEP News)

Cut through the hype and do the math (Toronto Star)

US Real Estate News

U.S. NAHB Builder Confidence at Lowest Reading Ever in October (CEP News)

Economic News

Canada May Cut Rate to 2% Next Week, Royal Bank Says (Bloomberg)

Mortgage Q&A: Liquidity, credit will lower rates (Washington Times)

TD Report Says Economic Downturn Will Hit All Regions of Canada (CEP News)

Those With a Sense of History May Find It’s Time to Invest (NY Times)

Canadian manufacturing shipments slide (

Urban Planning and Neighbourhoods

The end of planning? Just maybe (Toronto Star)

Regional Canadian Real Estate News

Vancouver Real Estate Before and After (Yatter Matters)

Vancouver Real Estate Price Drop Signals Cycle Change (Vancouver Real Estate Blog)

Calgary Market Report - October 13, 2008 (Andrew Kyle's Blog)

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

A Closer Look at the Saskatoon Real Estate Statistics for September 2008 (Saskatoon Online)

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