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Canadian home sales edge up again in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a modest monthly increase in October but remain below levels recorded one year ago. Highlights: National home sales rose 0.9% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity stood 4.3% below last... View More >
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The Canadian Real Estate Association names Michael Bourque as new Chief Executive Officer

Ottawa, ON (October 27, 2017) – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) today announced that Michael Bourque has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective later this year. “On behalf of CREA’s Board of Directors, we are delighted Michael accepted the role of CEO,” said Andrew Peck, CREA President. “The real estate profession... View More >
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MORE YOUNG PEOPLE IN PRINCE GEORGE OWNING HOMES THAN REST OF CANADA: 2016 CENSUS

Courtesy of MyPrinceGeorgeNow.com Prince George ranked very well during the 2016 Census housing numbers according to Stats Canada. One of the biggest surprises was a number of millennials who own homes says analyst Jeff Randle. “The homeownership rate among 15 to 24-year-olds in Prince George is about 23.6%, this is above the national average which is just under...
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Canadian home sales edge up again in September

Ottawa, ON, October 13, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales in September rose modestly from the previous month but remained down from levels recorded one year ago. Highlights: National home sales rose 2.1% from August to September. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity stood 11%... View More >
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A new breast imaging clinic is now open at University Hospital of Northern B.C.

A new breast imaging clinic is now open at University Hospital of Northern B.C. With the help of "state-of-the-art" equipment, the clinic will allow women to get screening mammograms and, if required, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds in one location... http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/new-breast-imaging-clinic-open-at-hospital-1.23050954...
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#BCGO Tour Brings Business Opportunities to Local Tech Innovators in Prince George

More than 60 local innovators, eight presenting companies attend #BCGO kick-off event

PRINCE GEORGE, BCSept. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The BC Innovation Council, a Crown agency of the Province, is promoting regional innovation across British Columbia through the BC Growth Opportunities Tour (#BCGO), which kicked off this morning in Prince George. The tour aims to grow regional economies across the province by connecting companies with business challenges to local innovators.

#BCGO Fall 2017 is looking to build off the success of the inaugural tour, which took place earlier this year. Since February, over 600 connections have been made, six cross-sector deals have closed, and over 30 deals are currently under discussion.

"#BCGO is helping connect large established companies, like Prince George-based TimberTracks, with local innovators to collaborate and bring new ideas to market," said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology. "These partnerships have the potential to grow B.C.'s regional economies, create new jobs, bolster our innovation sector and further drive B.C.'s overall economy."

#BCGO Prince George featured eight presenting companies, which included FortisBC, Rio Tinto, and Prince George-based TimberTracks, who presented a need for real-time analytics and dynamic value-added reporting to enhance customer and industry value proposition.

"#BCGO is all about facilitating introductions between companies looking for B.C. tech solutions and business leaders across the province," said Carl Anderson, President & CEO of the BC Innovation Council. "By connecting real, market-drive challenges with local tech innovation, we're accelerating business growth in communities all throughout British Columbia."

Prince George has an emerging tech sector, with over 80 tech firms that employ nearly 1,000 people. The Prince George tech industry is buoyed by a thriving bioenergy sector, a local tech accelerator in Innovation Central Society (ICS), and two post-secondary institutions with tech-focused programming.

#BCGO Fall 2017 is off to an exciting start and will continue next week in Nelson for the second stop on the tour.  For more information about the remaining #BCGO events, click here.

September 29th – Nelson
October 13th – Victoria
October 20th – Surrey
October 27th – Kelowna
November 3rd – Kamloops

About BC Innovation Council (www.bcic.ca)

BC Innovation Council (BCIC), a crown agency of the Province of British Columbia, encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. BCIC accelerates technology commercialization by supporting start-ups and developing entrepreneurs. With its partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue, and economic development in BC.

SOURCE BC Innovation Council

Canadian home sales edge up in August

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a small gain in August 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.3% from July to August. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity stood 9.9% below last August’s level. The number of newly listed homes... View More >
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CREA Lowers National Resale Housing Market Forecast

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2017 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2017 and 2018. Housing market trends continue to diverge considerably among regions along four general themes: British Columbia; the Greater... View More >
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Canadian home sales fall further in July

Ottawa, ON, August 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales declined further in July 2017. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.1% from June to July. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in July stood 11.9% below last July’s level. The number of newly listed homes... View More >
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Canadian home sales drop again in June

Ottawa, ON, July 17, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales cooled further in June 2017. Highlights: National home sales dropped 6.7% from May to June. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in June stood 11.4% below last June’s level. The number of newly listed homes... View More >
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Canadian home sales drop sharply in May

Ottawa, ON, June 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a sizeable decline in May 2017. Highlights: National home sales dropped 6.2% from April to May. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in May stood 1.6% below last May’s level. The number of newly... View More >
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CREA Updates Resale Housing Market Forecast

Ottawa, ON, June 15, 2017 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2017 and 2018. Housing market trends continue to diverge considerably among regions along four general themes: British Columbia, the Greater... View More >
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Canadian home sales drop in April

Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales declined in April 2017. Highlights: National home sales fell 1.7% from March to April. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in April was down 7.5% from a year earlier. The number of newly listed homes... View More >
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Market Housing Affordability

A home is an important part of the enviable quality of life many British Columbians seek. REALTORS® hear this every day from their clients all around the province.

On this website, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) offers several suggestions to match housing supply with demand and to improve the ability of residents to...
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Canadian home sales edge higher from February to March

Ottawa, ON, April 18, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were up on a month-over-month basis in March 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.1% from February to March. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in March was up 6.6% from a year earlier. The... View More >
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Laura-Leah Shaw, REALTOR® from Vancouver, selected for national award celebrating wide range of philanthropic work

OTTAWA, March 27, 2017 – The Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation has named Laura-Leah Shaw, of Vancouver, British Columbia, the recipient of its national award – the Canadian REALTORS Care® Award 2017 Proudly Presented by REM. Shaw, of RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside, was selected because of the multitude of charities and activist organizations she actively supports.... View More >
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BC Real Estate Assoc – Market Update March 2017

Canadian home sales climb in February

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were up on a month-over-month basis in February 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 5.2% from January to February. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in February was down 2.6% from a year earlier. The... View More >
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CREA Updates and Extends Resale Housing Market Forecast

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2017 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2017 and 2018. Canadian housing market trends continue to display considerable regional divergence. In British Columbia, activity in the Lower... View More >
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Canadian home sales edge down from December to January

Ottawa, ON, February 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were down slightly in January 2017 on a month-over-month basis. Highlights: National home sales declined 1.3% from December 2016 to January 2017. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in January was up 1.9% from a... View More >
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2016 was a good year for growth downtown

2016 was a year of economic growth for Prince George. There were increases in everything from the number of building permits and the value of private sector investment, to the number of downtown businesses that improved their facades. And the best news? Continued growth is expected in 2017!.... Click link below to the video.

https://youtu.be/1_sL60Y7Dsc...
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Growth in PG in 2016

2016 was a year of economic growth for Prince George. There were increases in everything from the number of building permits and the value of private sector investment, to the number of downtown businesses that improved their facades. And the best news? Continued growth is expected in 2017!.... Click link below to the video....

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Canadian home sales cool in November

Ottawa, ON, December 15, 2016 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were down on a month-over-month basis in November 2016. Highlights: National home sales fell 5.3% from October to November. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity remained 1.6% above levels in November 2015. The number of... View More >
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Canadian home sales rise in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2016 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were up on a month-over-month basis in October 2016. Highlights: National home sales rose 2.4% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 2.0% year-over-year (y-o-y) in October 2016. The number... View More >
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Canadian home sales edge up in September

Ottawa, ON, October 14, 2016 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales edged slightly higher in September 2016 compared to August. Highlights: National home sales edged up 0.8% from August to September. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in September rose 4.2% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of... View More >
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CREA Updates Resale Housing Forecast

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2016 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2016 and 2017. Canadian housing market trends have largely evolved in line with previous expectations over the second quarter of... View More >
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More affordable homes, jobs, lifestyle and opportunity here in Prince George BC

Here is a recent article from the Western Investor about Prince George . (Note some of their info is out of date or incorrect especially when it comes to the new Delta Hotel site. They stopped work in order to redesign for more floors due to the positives going on around the city.) http://www.westerninvestor.com/index.php/spotlight/bc/1363-prince-george-more-than-affordable-homes Cheers Dean Birks...
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Metal shingles, roof myths

Recently I had ads showing up on my Facebook newsfeed promoting metal shingle roofs and how they are the be all end all. Well that was fine until some of the ads stated they save up to 25% energy costs to homeowners and add value to your home when you go to sell. Well I...
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