It’s the end o’ the week! Lets do our regular round up of recent economic news. Here are a few stories I’ve noticed lately:
–CIBC: Canadian employment quality ‘nose-dived’ in last 6 months
–Olympic rental market swamped with thousands of empty homes
–Real estate industry could face millions in fines for not lowering fees
–CREA will keep MLS locked down for now
–CMHC needs to review policies
–Is a condo a good investment?
–New US program to allow ‘owners’ to ‘rent’ their homes from bank
–Wells Fargo bets on housing recovery
–A put option for your homes value
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes about the economy and housing markets here and have an excellent weekend!