The end of the week has arrived and that means it’s time to round up the news and start up our open topic week-end discussion thread. Here are a few stories I’ve noticed lately to kick things off:
–No Canadian real estate crash? Who are they kidding?
–Canadian housing sales fell 17% in 2008
–Calgary price drops lead nation, volume declines trail only Vancouver
–Top city official in charge of Olympic Village resigns
–Olympic village scandal grows and grows
–Premier rushes to give city power to borrow $458 million
–Gary Mason, if I bought at Millenium Water can I get out of the deal?
–“Rewarding failure” may not be the best course of action
–A bankrupt Nortel would still support the games
–BC forecast to lose more than 42,000 jobs in 2009
–Office vacancies on the rise
–US foreclosures up 81% in 2008
Quick! Someone find a forecast for a strong spring recovery in the Vancouver real estate market, we need some sunshine and rainbows to counteract all this doom n’ gloom!
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!
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