Media Roundup - February 27th, 2009

Media Roundup

Real Estate News

Mortgage brokers suspended (Toronto Star)

Most expensive real estate markets in 2009 (Global Property Guide)

Buyers won't find U.S.-style fire sales on foreclosed homes (CBC)

First-time buyers will lead eventual housing recovery: Brookfield CEO (CBC)

Mandatory energy audits on home sales wrong, real estate agents say (Globe and Mail)

Housing market advantage swings from seller to buyer (

Real estate boom over, experts agree (Toronto Star)

Scotiabank Forum Discusses the Year Ahead for the Canadian Real Estate Market (Canada Newswire)

Housing starts seen falling in '09: Scotiabank (Reuters)

Home sales, prices to continue slide: economist (Globe and Mail)

Who is torching GTA home-construction sites? (National Post)

Arson suspected after fire burns construction site (CTV)

Investigators search for link in townhouse fires (Toronto Star)

Renovation tax credit benefits 'limited:' Bank (Toronto Star)

Toronto Ritz in no danger, developer says (National Post)

Homebuyers reap the rewards of patience (

US Real Estate News

And Do I Hear $2 Million? No? $1 Million? Sold! (New York Times)

Economic News

Worst numbers 'already behind us' (Globe and Mail)

Worthwhile Canadian Initiative (Newsweek)

Urban Planning and Neighbourhoods

Toronto’s zig-zagging Dufferin Street ready for realignment (Daily Commercial News)

West Don Lands top spot for athletes village (Globe and Mail)

Toronto puts up $49.5-million for Pan American bid (Globe and Mail)

Downtown park ‘makes Mississauga more urban’ (National Post)

Regional Canadian Real Estate News

Vancouver housing slump evident with cancellation of $500M Ritz-Cartlon project (Canadian Press)

Putting off the Ritz (Globe and Mail)

Edmonton still No. 1 for real-estate investing, author says (

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