It’s the end of the week, so lets do our economic news round up and open topic discussion. Here are a few stories I’ve noticed lately:
–September new home prices up more than expected
–Canada vs. USA – the new realty
–Putting all your retirement money into your house?
–Home improvement stores fear end of tax credit
–Metro builders ease off discounts in hot market
–Olympic rental scams on the rise
–Canadians are slaves to credit
–Canada Line on track to lose millions over next 15 years
-Conference Board: BC to get gold in 2010.
–The Conference Board prediction from 2008 is here.
–Critics blast condo / stadium mix
–Limp demand will create weak Canadian market
–The carry trade and ‘bubble like conditions’
–only 5% of Americans plan to buy a home in 2010
So what are you seeing out there? A boom reborn or a double dip recession? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!