Here in Alberta, the economy is so hot, house prices are jumping 5 to 10% a month, and have been doing so for a couple of years. It's so bad, a simple 2 bedroom bungalow is like $400k to $500k and jumping. sick. But even with this and very healthy jumps in lawncare prices, I got skewered by a couple of guys on a condo bid. It's a 65 unit townhouse with approx. 14 acres + or -. I bid $9000./mth because they want only 21" mowers and have back yards, gates etc... fussy people. The other guys bid $1,900/mth...holly sh#t... I don't think these guys understand that there is tons of money around here... seems they are hell bent on losing tons of potential profit. Anyways, the lowballers exist even where they should know better.