So true. I've inquired about tons of things for curiosity's sake. Vancouver's real estate market news is frequently in the news around the world.
A real estate agent friend mentioned that newcomers and 'investors' from the PRC are hugely competitive. In the past, they've wanted that property at any price -- like an RFD deal: "Get it fast before someone else gets it, then consider the consequences later."
I wonder if that will work in reverse in a down-trending market: "Better sell now at these prices, before it goes down another 10-30% next year."