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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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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision – October 23, 2013


BCREA ECONOMICS NOW

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Higher income, lower housing costs for Prince George families, survey says

Prince George families enjoy higher incomes and lower housing costs than their counterparts across the province and the nation, according to the National Household Survey results released by Statistics Canada earlier this month. - http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/article/20130927/PRINCEGEORGE0101/309279980/-1/princegeorge0101/higher-income-lower-housing-costs-for-prince-george-families-survey

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Building Permits Jump

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Canadian Building Permits - September 9, 2013

Canadian building permits jumped 20.7 per cent in July to $8 billion, the sixth gain in the past seven months. Higher building permits were driven primarily by stronger construction intentions in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec.

BC building permits fell 8.2 per cent in July...

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Just more reason Prince George BC is a great place for quality of life. Average home price today is $237,800.

Housing Market Conditions Improve on the South Coast
For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here.
For immediate release
July Home Sales Highest...
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$9.9M Learning Centre For UHNBC

University Hospital of Northern BC to get New Learning Center.

By Michelle Cyr-Whiting  (From Opinion 250)

Friday, March 22, 2013 01:12 PM
Future Learning Centre will go next to Jubilee Lodge, covering one row of parking Prince George, BC - The BC Liberal Government has made good on...
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