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Friday Free-for-all!

Yeah! It’s the end of another work week and that means it’s time for our regular news round-up and open topic discussion thread.  Let’s wrap up September with some weekend chat, here are a few recent links to kick things off:

Inventory graph keeps climbing
An economy based on house prices
$150k deductible for water damage
Ian gets bearish
I said Watt?
No Smoking
If no one can buy, then what?
Home of the weak
Teranet decline by month
Immigrants move to Saskatchewan
Vancouver 2012 layoffs
Council wonders why you’re isolated & resentful

Based on current sales numbers this month we need to see a big sales day today to make September 2012 sales numbers come out ahead of September 2008.  Makaya estimates that we need to see 101 or more sales today or we’ll be coming in lower than 2008.  Keep an eye on the comments for daily numbers from Paulb to see what happens.  It will be interesting to see how the newspapers and REBGV press release cover these sales numbers.

On a side note our new comment rating system has been tweaked a bit.  This site gets way too much traffic for the default settings to work, so we’ve upped comment highlighting to start at +10 and we’ve dropped comment hiding to -8 giving it a foreclosure stage before it disappears.  If you see a negatively rated comment that you disagree with but is honestly presented (ie not a troll) please consider not voting it down further.  It would be nice to reserve comment hiding for the real trolls.

Feedback is welcome to these tweaks, we’ll adjust further if necessary.

And on to the chat! So what are you seeing out there?  Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!