Main Street Muscle

Main Neighbourhood Detached

Main Det 30-60 23-02-2010 9-36-59 PM

Showing Muscle

Depending on who you are cheering for the Main street neighbourhood is either leading or following the other east side communities. As with the others Dec/Jan’s numbers fell behind the rush seen in Jan/Feb.

Total listings increased, Solds increased, Expired mandates fell, Average Ask prices increased and were answered with higher Average Sold prices.

Average Sold increased from Dec/Jan $704,000 to Jan/Feb’s $744,000 -(numbers rounded).


What does one make of this burst in the market place? Is it more unexpected pent up demand, fear of increased costs via HST, or a realization that higher mortgage rates can’t be far off? Is it possible that it is just people trying to find a home in which to live? So many things to consider with so few and so many answers. You gotta love it!

A show worth watching! More neighbourhood numbers in the days ahead – stay tuned.

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*Disclaimer: Statistics Courtesy REBGV. While believed to be accurate they are not guaranteed.

**Numbers provided may vary as they are dynamically posted by the REBGV.

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*Disclaimer: Statistics Courtesy REBGV. While believed to be accurate they are not guaranteed.
**Numbers provided may vary as they are dynamically posted by the REBGV.

Reader Comments:

1 Says:
February 24th, 2010 at 8:32 am

i will watch the dailies like a hawk, looking for the slightest change in trend.

dang, the market is still very much alive, but I think its topping – why? as prices are just so insane that they must(?) at some point reach their upper limit.


February 24th, 2010 at 9:07 am

@ 1 –
As a teenager I remember that a gallon of high octane gasoline cost 49 cents and a pack of Players rag ends was $0.45. It was $2.50 to fill up my Austin Mini and that was enough gas to get you to the Okanagan for a sunny weekend. Are Vancouver real estate prices topping? Looking back, 49 cents a gallon seemed outrageous!

1 Says:
February 24th, 2010 at 11:22 am

eventually, it will be about incomes and interest rates (and rents and taxes and psychology)

1 Says:
February 24th, 2010 at 12:32 pm


the price of gasoline has risen in Spain, US, Ireland, UK, Dubai, etc.

Laws of economics always come home to roost, do they not?

February 24th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

@ 1
we are not unique

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