we live in a small city in eastern ontario (about 120,000 - perhaps 150,000 including towns and villages surrounding the city ) .
the city has quite a stable population : large university , government jobs (canada's penitentiary headquarters - always plenty of customers) , large military installation .
house prices never went through the roof here as in larger cities , but despite the influx of many retirees , we have noticed that houses simply don't turn over unless the price is right .
house prices are easing off - 1,200 sqft. bungalow with full basement and city services will bring about $210,00 to $225,000 - less outside city limits .
car dealers line our main drag from east to west . just received a letter from chrysler dealership ; since i worked for a local insurance company , they'll give me another $ 5-10 k off . sorry i can't oblige since we bought a car this summer - nine year old olds intrigue was starting to act up .