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BC Real Estate Assoc – Market Update March 2017

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 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 (Note some of their info is out of date or incorrect especially when it comes to the new Delta Hotel site.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


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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision -...
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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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Most Baby Boomers Have No Intention of Downsizing, According to Royal LePage National Survey

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Single-family homes remain the most popular property type among both Baby Boomers and Generation Y, according to Royal LePage survey

TORONTO, February 26, 2013 - Despite the perception that aging Baby Boomers may create an oversupply of traditional single-family homes as they downsize into smaller residences, a new...
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Pat Bell MLS Top 10

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I want to thank all of you who have sent me your best wishes over the past week, the response has been overwhelming. As I have settled in to the reality that this will be my last term I have redoubled my efforts on a few key files. Hopefully I will be able to...

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