Media Roundup - February 13th, 2009

Media Roundup

Real Estate News

Slumping real estate market may be behind brokerage freeze orders (CBC)

Housing starts down for January: CMHC (CBC)

New housing prices drop for 3rd straight month (CBC)

Homeowners are still cautious about both selling and buying (National Post)

Developer offers buyers a refund if they lose their job (National Post)

Loss of confidence swamps house market (Toronto Star)

Home prices to fall by 8% this year (Globe and Mail)

Western Canada hit hardest by decline (Globe and Mail)

Saving cash on borrowed money (Globe and Mail)

Agents provocateur (Globe and Mail)

New home prices decline (National Post)

CREA forecasts home sales to drop to 360,900 (National Post)

Home sales won't rebound until 2010: CREA (National Post)

Canadian Housing Starts Fall to the Lowest Since 2001 (Bloomberg)

Home-market 'correction is in full swing': construction, sales, prices down (Canadian Press)

Bridle Path house cheap at $10.8-million, seller says (National Post)

Economic News

One quarter of Canadians fear layoffs (Globe and Mail)

Carney pegs recovery to U.S. rescue plan (Globe and Mail)

Plunge in exports spurs first trade deficit in 30 years (Globe and Mail)

My Toronto — Celebrity Economist Week: Don Drummond (National Post)

My Toronto — Celebrity Economist Week: Sherry Cooper (Natinoal Post)

Urban Planning and Neighbourhoods

Poor neighbourhoods growing across Toronto (Toronto Star)

Middle-class communities disappearing (Toronto Star)

4% tax hike? It's 10%, Miller's critics charge (Toronto Star)

Toronto walks budget tightrope (Toronto Star)

What has spending bought Toronto? (National Post)

Premier rightly targets blowhard NIMBYists (Toronto Star)

Five things you need to know about Filmport’s mega-stage (National Post)

What a Drake it is getting older (Eye Weekly)

Building Storeys photo exhibit (Spacing)

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