I checked the listings today to see what's up, and detected a change. There is not a single house in East Vancouver for $2m! For that matter, the highest price was in the $800k range. There are even a couple of places for less than $400K. That and a book of matches will get you a new home in a sketchy area!
Speaking of sketchy, there are some pretty sketchy descriptors in some of the features write-ups on the MLS. Some laughable descriptions of Heritage Style, such as the Pink Manse below. I have used words found in the blurbs in italics.
v690817 this great old timer has many features of a heritage home
I guess post-war salt boxes are heritage now.
v694512 Don't be fooled by it's exterior
I'll do my best. But don't try to fool me with that $799K price tag. Kay?
v695689 Renfrew Heights. Italian style
Not everybody here is a hick, you know. Some people have seen pictures of Italy, and they did not look like this!
By the way, watch what you say about Italians... Capiche?
v693086 This lovely 1912 home
This is indeed a lovely 1912 home - it has HERITAGE writ large all over it. I featured it in "curb appeal" last June. It was not for sale then. I love this place, so when it came on the market (maybe a month ago), I checked it out, and it was asking well over $800k. It's asking $759k today. Note that the foolish exterior above is asking $799k on a 32x110 lot, while this gem is on a 40 foot lot. So things are still whacky as help.