The real estate industry has seen the same sweeping decline that the stock market has witnessed. Do we value structures more than paper? The coming months will tell. As Obama floods money into the market place, the effects will ripple down and we will all have to make some decisions. Do we still agree with a monetary system tied to the US dollar? Is it time to hoard gold in our safes? Is cash trash when the deflation or inflation happen? In western Canada, we have not felt the full effects but my vote will be for turing my paper cash into gold or property or something I can touch.Interest rates are low, prices are getting good..... Happy shopping!!!