Condohype just sent in this link to the main story in todays New York Times: Mortgage crisis spreads beyond sub-prime. This story will be of interest to anyone who believes that our local economy is affected by the US, our largest trading partner.
As home prices fall and banks tighten lending standards, people with good, or prime, credit histories are falling behind on their payments for home loans, auto loans and credit cards at a quickening pace, according to industry data and economists.
Chip posted this link to a government of canada site in the previous thread which I believe neatly ties into why US economy stories relate to Vancouver real estate prices:
Canada’s economy is less than a tenth of the US economy and it is highly dependent on the US economy. Eighty-five percent of Canadian exports are destined for the US and about fifty-nine percent of its imports come from the US.