Are you looking for a larger home? If so, your search will be a little easier.
Here are the active listings of NSDCC detached homes based on size – 68% of the houses for sale are over 3,000sf:
There are smaller, cheaper homes coming to market, but they sell so fast that buyers have to scramble to participate. The casual observer struggles to get a good read on the market because the only listings laying around are those that have something really wrong with them (usually price).
Get good help!
P.S. NSDCC has a population of roughly 300,000.