As Chilliwack homeowners crack open their 2013 property assessments and see the number, many will curiously wonder what their neighbours homes are worth.
Many likely also want to know what that great house in that lovely neighbourhood is worth-you know, the one with the bigger garage, the larger yard and the better view.
BC Assessment released a top 100 property list for the Fraser Valley but just two Chilliwack properties made the list.
At 100 out of 100, the owner of an acreage in Rosedale, at 50200 Castleman Rd., got an assessment showing his or her property worth $1,461,000.
But the top property in town is a 16-acre spread at 47295 Thornton Rd. assessed at $1,976,000.
Of the top 100 valued Fraser Valley properties, there are 73 in the Township of Langley, 15 in Maple Ridge, eight in Abbotsford and two each in Mission and Chilliwack.
Of those 100, 67 are single-family residences and 33 are acreages.
As you move west out of town, unsurprisingly values increase considerably and you get less property for the dollar.
So what can you buy for $1.5 million? Still locally, MLS.ca has a $1.4 million listing for a 37-acre property in the Columbia Valley with a 2,000-square-foot rancher with loft, a large shop, and accommodations for guests.
In Maple Ridge, $1.5 million will get you a two-acre property with a 4,077-squre-foot house.
In Surrey you can pick up a 1.2-acre, 2,500square-foot home.
In Burnaby your $1.5 million will get you an eight-bedrom, 4,200-square-foot home on a one-fifth-acre lot.
In Vancouver, $1.5 million can buy an eight-bedroom, 3,692-square-foot home on East 38th Avenue on a lot that's less than one-sixth of an acre.
Of course, if you want to see how the one per cent are living, check out the top properties in Vancouver.
Three of the top five valued properties are on tony Belmont Avenue in Point Grey. (Take a look at a Google map satellite view and the area look like a sports complex because of all the swimming pools and tennis courts.)
The highest valued property of all is a 1.7acre home with 10 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms at 4707 Belmont Ave. worth $39,269,000.