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A secondary dwelling is a self contained building that is detached, and subordinate to the principal dwelling in terms of size, scale and massing. This use is exclusively used for occupancy by one household. These dwellings may include the following form(s): 

- Carriage Housing—a dwelling that is constructed above a detached garage;

or

- Cottage Housing—a one storey dwelling that is constructed at building grade. This housing form does not include a basement or a half-storey.


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These are great ideas!


By Chris Seepe -Jan 14, 2022


Despite the uninformed opinions of tenants, their advocates, some media and public housing agencies, government does not have the money to make a dent. Even the federal government’s 10-year $40-billion housing plan could generate only perhaps 18,900 units/year across Canada.


https://www.realestatemagazine.ca/how-to-fix-the-affordable-housing-crisis/#comments

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Reprinted from BC Assessment Authority: 


PRINCE GEORGE — In the next few days, owners of almost 250,000 properties throughout Northern BC can expect to receive their 2022 assessment notices, which reflect market value as of July 1, 2021.


"All during the pandemic, the real estate market has remained robust across the province including higher demand throughout Northern BC, which has resulted in higher 2022 assessment values for most homeowners in the region," says Northen BC Deputy Assessor Beau Rossel. “Northern BC property values for most communities are generally up five to 35 percent with only a couple of exceptions.” 
 
As B.C.'s trusted provider of property assessment information, BC Assessment collects, monitors and analyzes property data throughout the year. 
 
Overall, Northern BC’s total assessments increased from over $72 billion 
in 2021 to over $81.7 billion this year. A total of about $1.24 billion...
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Vancouver, BC – November 10, 2021. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total 9,593 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October 2021, a decrease of 13.7 per cent from October 2020. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $964,777, an 18.9 per cent increase from $811,307 recorded in October 2020. Total sales dollar volume was $9.3 billion, a 2.6 per cent decline from the same time last year.

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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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I'm forever keeping my eye out for better more secure ways to communicate with my clients. I take my clients privacy, negotiations & transaction details seriously. Even though I still use phone, text/SMS and email I have added a new highly secure option for my clients using "Signal" app. Its available for free on https://signal.org/download/



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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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