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Single-family homes sold for an average $455,842 in Prince George during the first half of the year, according to figures issued Friday by the B.C. Real Estate Board. 

The amount represents a $65,857 jump over the average sale price for the same period last year.


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I took a hour break this afternoon just to sit by the river with my drone. Turn on your volume as the ice flow today in the sun was super relaxing. In the summer hundred of people float down the Nechako on summer days.




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  • There were 66 homes sold in November 2020. There was a decrease between the two periods with 70 homes sold in November 2019.
  • The average house sale price was $389,705 in November 2020. There was an increase compared to last November when there was an average house sale price of $376,027.
  • There were 44 more Multi-Family Dwelling completions in November 2020 compared to November 2019.

PRESS HERE for a full report from the City of Prince George.

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Prince George’s Mayor Lyn Hall says the West Coast Olefins (WCO) decision to move its $5.6-billion petrochemical plant project back within city limits is an opportunity for the northern capital.

“It’s a big opportunity for us to take a look at really what this means to our community not only from a tax base perspective, but from an employment perspective, and what that means for our labour force,” says Hall in an interview with PrinceGeorgeMatters.  

Last night (Dec. 15), WCO President and CEO Ken James announced the return of the project to Prince George where it was originally planned in the BCR Industrial area.


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  • Check and clean or replace furnace air filters each month during the heating season. Ventilation systems, such as heat recovery ventilator filters, should be checked every two months
  • After consulting your hot water tank owner’s manual, drain off a dishpan full of water from the clean-out valve at the bottom of your hot water tank to control sediment and maintain efficiency
  • Clean your humidifier two or three times during the winter season
  • Vacuum bathroom fan grills to ensure proper ventilation
  • Vacuum fire and smoke detectors, as dust or spiderwebs can prevent them from functioning
  • Vacuum radiator grills on the back of refrigerators and freezers, and empty and clean drip trays
  • Check gauges on all fire extinguishers, and recharge or replace as necessary
  • Check fire escape routes, door and window locks and hardware, and lighting around the home’s exterior. Ensure your family has good security habits
  • Check the basement floor drain to ensure the trap contains water. Refill with...
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Today, Prince George is a city of in excess of 90,000 people and is the largest city in central British Columbia. It is a community with assets that include a university and college, affordable housing, well-paying jobs, and comprehensive transportation infrastructure. Prince George's highways and railways, in particular, are complemented by an international airport and these vital transportation links connect local residents and businesses, resources (primarily forest products energy, minerals and metals), and agricultural products to markets around the world.


Prince George offers unparalleled access to outdoor recreation that contributes to the city's high quality of life and standards of living. The Fraser and Nechako rivers are focal points of an extensive park and trail system and there are more than 100 parks and green spaces that comprise an area about five times the size of Vancouver's Stanley Park. Other attractions include five ski hills within a two-hour drive from the city and...

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August 27, 2020 // Franchising.com // Prince George, B.C. - Hyatt Place Prince George, the first Hyatt Place branded hotel in northern British Columbia, is officially open, expanding the Hyatt Place brand’s footprint globally in markets that matter most to guests and World of Hyatt members. The new, five-story hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings. The hotel is owned and operated by Mundi Hotel Enterprises, Inc.

Because Hyatt’s efforts are grounded in listening and fueled by care, Hyatt Place hotels combine style, innovation and 24/7 conveniences to create an easy-to-navigate experience for today’s multitasking traveler. The hotel’s downtown location is within fifteen minutes of the airport, and is steps of government offices, dozens of restaurants and the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre. Nearby attractions include Rolling Mix Arena;...

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The BCREA Economics team has created the COVID-19 Reopening Dashboard to help REALTORS® monitor the evolution of the BC economy as the province gradually reopens. This dashboard focuses on the sectors and activities that have been most significantly impacted by the pandemic and the province's subsequent state of emergency.

To monitor the province's progress toward a "new normal," we benchmark each indicator to February 2020, the month before the pandemic was declared. This dashboard will be updated each month.


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Northern British Columbia is on the cusp of a massive transformation, says Ken James, president and CEO of West Coast Olefins Ltd.

James, who has spent his career traveling the world working in the energy sector, believes the next big thing in energy is right in his backyard in Prince George.
“Typically, these projects are driven by cheap feedstock,” said James. “What has happened in the last decade is the cheapest feedstock is actually in North America. And the cheapest in Western Canada and B.C. is on the doorstep to the biggest and fastest-growing markets in Asia.”


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Vancouver, BC – August 13, 2020. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 10,090 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July 2020, an increase of 26.6 per cent from July 2019. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $770,810, a 12.9 per cent increase from $682,702 recorded the previous year. Total sales dollar volume in July was $7.8 billion, a 43 per cent increase over 2019


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The BC Government just published a repayment framework for residential tenants who’ve fallen behind in their rent, along with a couple of other announcements about residential tenancies.
 
Here are the key points on the repayment plan:
  • the residential eviction ban will be lifted before September 1 (which means full rent will be due in September)
  • late payments during the emergency period aren’t considered cause for eviction and a tenant can’t be evicted for unpaid rent during the emergency unless they have defaulted on their repayment plan,
  • tenants who have fallen behind in their rent will have until July 2021 to pay it back, as long as they make monthly installments (landlords can’t charge late fees),
  • the first installment will be due 30 days from when the landlord presents the repayment plan – probably October 1 for most tenants, and
  • landlords and tenants can still negotiate additional terms, as needed.
  The news release includes these additional...
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As a result, total MLS® unit sales in the region covered by the BC Northern Real Estate Board fell by 30 per cent in the second quarter year-over-year. Despite the pullback in demand, prices increased by two per cent year-over-year due to an 18 per cent year-over-year decline in active listings as potential sellers put off listing their properties. At the end of the second quarter, the MLS® average price was $329,364.


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