Slower real estate sales have been in the news lately. However, it may be a matter of perspective. While the rest of the world struggles to manage unprecedented debt levels and economic upheaval, Canada, and BC in particular, enjoys a relatively stable economy. This has helped us maintain a much healthier real estate market. We may be behind traditional levels of sales, but our healthier employment figures, manageable debt levels and sound banking system have insulated us from the worst of the recession.