Here is the news from the Real Estate Board of Vancouver, B.C. October 2, 2007.
"There’s a great deal of choice in the market for a range of consumers today," explains Naphtali. "While 45 per cent of homes for sale are priced at below $500,000, there are also a significant number - 37 per cent - listed in the $500,000 to $1-million range. Of the active listing inventory of more than 11,000 residential properties, approximately18 per cent are priced above $1-million."
"There is no single demographic of buyers. They include first-time buyers, people choosing to take advantage of current home equity to ‘move up’ in the market, as well as people coming into Greater Vancouver from other areas. Our data indicates that the majority are purchasing a principal residence."
You can download the whole Vancouver real estate September 2007 news release here in PDF format.