Re: troubling news..
The market on the West Coast seems to be picking up a little - the insane deals that were routine 3 or 4 years ago aren't happening anymore. I've also noticed that the B.C. market seems to be lower that in the western states which was not the case a while back - L.A. & S.F. were WAY cheaper than here but now it seems to have leveled off or even reversed.
Just like stocks, don't sell on a down market and you won't lose a dime.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.