Media Roundup - October 24th, 2008

Media Roundup

Real Estate News

Canada house price drop may be exaggerated, TD says (Reuters)

City's land transfer tax falls far short (Toronto Star)

Housing slump spurs call to scrap new land tax (Globe and Mail)

New land transfer tax to weather city's slumping real estate market (

Homeowners reeling from revaluations (National Post)

Leslieville Lofts dead, Brad Lamb goes to Plan B (National Post)

Sun sets on cottage prices (Toronto Star)

Spending on Canadian New Home Construction Ticks Up (CEP News)

Economic News

Canadian Consumer Confidence Hits Worst Level Since 1982 Recession, CBOC Says (CEP News)

Bank of Canada Lowers Key Interest Rate to 2.25%, Says More Cuts to Come (CEP News)

Ottawa to guarantee interbank lending (Globe and Mail)

It's not a recession: Carney (National Post)

Canada in Good Position to Weather Financial Crisis, BOC Governor Carney Says (CEP News)

Big banks cut interest rates (Financial Post)

Ontario Government Headed Into Deficit (CEP News)

Urban Planning and Neighbourhoods

A condo rare as diamonds (Globe and Mail)

Toronto places 10th in global cities rankings (National Post)

The 2008 Global Cities Index (Foreign Policy)

Krugman on Economic Geography (Creative Class)

Canada needs to focus its gaze on urban reality (Toronto Star)

EVENT GUIDE: Lawrence Heights walking-cycling consultation (Spacing)

Regional Canadian Real Estate News

Newfoundland MLS residential house prices surge (St. John's Real Estate)

Metro Moncton real estate market is not like the stock market ... (Moncton Real Estate Blog)

Halifax Real Estate 3rd Quarter Stats are in!!! (Halifax Real Estate Blog)

Market Update for Winnipeg! October 22nd, 2008 (Winnipeg Real Estate Blog)

Saskatoon Real Estate: Week in Review (October 13-17, 2008) (Saskatoon Online)

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

Vancouver Real Estate Analysis Downtown - September 2008 (Vancouver Reflections)

Buying in Vancouver’s Down Market (Vancouver Real Estate Blog)

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