Prince George, BC Real Estate News

By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
(Royal LePage)
Glen Lyon Cascades may be the newest subdivision in Prince George if rezoning is approved.  The current Agriculture/Forestry zone may be changed to residential categories for single and multi family housing.If the rezoning goes through the subdivision will eventually house 1300 people in an area of 66 hectares.  368 family dwellings and up to 396 multifamily units (based on 60 units per hectare)  will make up the new neighbourhood.The subdivision is expected to take 8-10 years to develop completely, with approximately 30 lots per year being built on.Glen Lyon Cascades will be situated behind the Lafreniere and St. Lawrence subdivisions. Illustration from www.opinion250.com
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By Dora Baycroft
(Royal LePage Prince George)
MLS® No.: N176055 ACTIVE 1127 CARNEY ST, Central, PG City Central (Zone 72) Cute home with lots of new stuff, new laminate flooring, new windows, sink, faucet, countertops. New cabinet hardware, new paint, bathroom door, light fixtures, front fence, re-vamped furnace (new motor, fan, etc.). Roof is not original. Find on the map / Google Earth View property photos (7) Listing Price: $165,900 Property Details Home StyleBedroomsBathroomsFin. Floor AreaRancher/Bungalow 2 1.0 952 sq. ft. 88 m2
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By Dora Baycroft
(Royal LePage Prince George)
MLS® No.: N176306 ACTIVE 4532 HUNTER AV, Heritage, PG City West (Zone 71) Great family neighborhood. Private yard backing onto DP Todd. Some new paint and laminate flooring. Outside basement entrance. Great starter or retirement home. Find on the map / Google Earth View property photos (7) Listing Price: $214,900 Property Details Home StyleBedroomsBathroomsFin. Floor AreaRancher/Bungalow w/Bsmt. 3 2.0 1,908 sq. ft. 177 m2
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By Dora Baycroft
(Royal LePage Prince George)
MLS® No.: N175937 ACTIVE 1435 WARNER AV, N71FR, PG City West (Zone 71) Distinctive 2 storey family home on a quiet cul-de-sac. Large rooms, top quality new maple kitchen. 2nd floor roof top deck. Interesting floor plan. New windows . Established neighborhood close to good school. Find on the map / Google Earth View property photos (7) Listing Price: $269,900 Property Details Home StyleBedroomsBathroomsFin. Floor Area2 Storey w/Bsmt. 3 4.0 2,650 sq. ft. 246 m2
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By Dora Baycroft
(Royal LePage Prince George)
MLS® No.: N175858 ACTIVE 3167 WALLACE CR, N73HH, PG City North (Zone 73) Terrific floor plan. Huge windows - view lot - decks and patios - family room an d laundry on living level. Newer flooring - main floor level has bedroom, office , excercise room and full bathroom - new colors - newer roof, deck and rails - electric heat is $187 equal payments. Find on the map / Google Earth View property photos (10) Listing Price: $269,900 Property Details Home StyleBedroomsBathroomsFin. Floor AreaBasement Entry 3 3.0 2,187 sq. ft. 203 m2
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By Dora Baycroft
(Royal LePage Prince George)
MLS® No.: N176588 SOLD3725 DEZELL DR, Quinson, PG City West (Zone 71) One of a kind, sought after neighbourhood, river side, original owners, large rooms, many updates including kitchen, furnace, flooring, some windows, roof 1993, superbly maintained and immaculate, park-like yard and river view. Purchaser to satisfy themselves regarding sf. Find on the map / Google Earth View property photos (10) Listing Price: $399,900 Property Details Home StyleBedroomsBathroomsFin. Floor AreaRancher/Bungalow w/Bsmt. 4 4.0 3,272 sq. ft. 304 m2
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By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
(Royal LePage)
Real Estate In the first six months of 2007, 952 real estate properties (all types) changed hands in Prince George, worth $197.2 million. This value is significantly higher compared to the first 6 months of 2006 when 962 properties worth $153 million were sold. The average resale price for a single detached residential home continues to increase, with the year-to-date average price being 28.61% higher in the first half of 2007 than in the same period in 2006 ($241,563 compared to $187,830). New home prices also continue to climb; the average cost of a new home was $337,963 in July 2007, a 1.3% increase over average price for the previous month. Real estate is expected to continue to appreciate as the economy continues to strengthen. Housing starts The first seven months of 2007 saw 197 ...
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By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
(Royal LePage)
The Cameron Street Bridge, or 'The Old Nechako Bridge' as it was previously known, was built in Prince George in 1931.  Prince George was a very different community then, and the bridge was built to span 183 metres of the Nechako River.  Who knew that in later years heavy logging and chip trucks would travel its one lane day and night.The bridge was an important crossing over the Nechako River and connected the northern part of the city on what is now Highway 97 north.  This was also the shortest route linking Highway 16 to Highway 97 and was a major route for industrial traffic.After many years of service, the bridge was closed to traffic in 2005.  The City of Prince George has spent the better part of two years determining what should be done.  The Province has finally agreed to fund ...
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By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
(Royal LePage)
For the past two weeks I have been working with four sets of out-of-town buyers.  It has been fun but exhausting.  I have enjoyed showing off Prince George, exploring the neighbourhoods and searching for the perfect house for my buyers.During this process I am gaining a new appreciation for Prince George... I am no longer taking what the city has to offer for granted.  I am seeing Prince George with new eyes.  I'm seeing it with the perspective of my clients who have never been to Prince George before and they are filled with excitement when they see the wonderful facilities that the city has.After living in Prince George for approximately 30 years, one tends to overlook the positives and often focus on the negatives.  Not that I'm a negative person, but you take the good things for gra...
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By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
(Royal LePage)
On Friday I decided to take the day off and drove 2 1/2 hours with the kids to spend the day at Barkerville.Barkerville is an amazing town which was is located in central British Columbia.  It was founded in the 1860's during the cariboo gold rush by Billy Barker.  During the course of 8 years over 100,000 people travelled the Cariboo Wagon Trail to Barkerville in search of gold. Would you believe this was once the largest city west of Chicago and north of San Francisco?  It's true!   Then   NowAnother smaller gold rush took place in the area around the 1930's.  Barkerville was a ghost town after that until 1957 when the Provincial Government began reconstructing it as a historic site.  Today two 'streets' have been reconstructed, but in it's heyday most miners would have been living in...
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By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
(Royal LePage)
It appears that housing starts have declined in Prince George during the month of July.  We are down 19% from July of last year.  Could it be that housing starts are down because people are unable to find tradespeople and contractors to construct their houses?The articles with statistics can be found here (from The Prince George Citizen) and here (from Opinion 250) 
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By Dora Baycroft
(Royal LePage Prince George)
Local Family Buys Loghouse RestaurantBy 250 NewsTuesday, July 17, 2007 02:20 PM    Meet Roger Pelletier, the new owner of the Loghouse Restaurant  and RV Park, (photo opinion250 staff)The Loghouse Restaurant and RV Park has been purchased by a Prince George area family.Roger Pelletier had the winning bid of $875 thousand dollars for the 11 plus acre Tabor Lake property."I bought it purely as an investment" says Pelletier, but he admits there are some sentimental ties to the property.  "My wife Vicki and I celebrated our 25th anniversary there, and it was my daughter's favourite restaurant."He has no plans for the property, but says he likely won't continue the restaurant part of that operation.  "I am definitely not a restaurateur" says Pelletier.  He was bidding against a  potential bu...
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By Dora Baycroft
(Royal LePage Prince George)
New shopping centre nearly ready to open (0) [Back] < Prev  |  Next > (News) Friday, 13 July 2007, 00:00 PST by Citizen staff       Published July 13, 2007, Prince George CitizenThe River Point shopping centre across from Superstore is taking shape, with at least one store hoping to open next month. Anthem Properties, the site's owner, is still looking for someone to fill about 14,000 square feet at the west end of the site, but other than that and two smaller locations, the rest of the stores are set. "We're working on a few deals, but we're not close enough to say (who will be moving in) quite yet," said Anthem Properties' Mike Peebles when asked if there is interest in the remaining spaces. Construction is on schedule, said Peebles, who expects The Brick furniture store will be open ...
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By Dora Baycroft
(Royal LePage Prince George)
Real Estate Remains StrongBy 250 NewsFriday, July 06, 2007 01:16 PM  The BC Northern Real Estate Board reports  home sales  are still high,  although a little off the mark at this time last year.  So far, there have been 3408 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®)  in the first half of the year compared to 3421 in the same period last year, and 3011 in 2005.  The value of these properties totaled $635.8 million compared to $502 million last year, and $386 million in 2005.   At month end there were 3515 properties of all types on the market, compared to 3669 last year and 4700 in 2005.  The report does not take into account the  number of private home sales, or sales through  companies like "PropertyGuys.com"B.C. Northern Real Estate Board President Glen Holling  says  the ma...
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By Dora Baycroft
(Royal LePage Prince George)
New Hotel Opens In P.G.By 250 NewsTuesday, July 03, 2007 03:57 AM Prince George's newest hotel is open for business. The Four Points by Sheraton Prince George  is now  officially open.  It features 74 rooms, a fitness facility, business centre, and more than 560 square feet of meeting space. In addition, the hotel has the "Blackwater Lounge" which will serve what the hotel calls "comfortable favourites" for breakfast, lunch and dinner. "The staff of this beautiful, newly built hotel is ready to provide the friendly and down-to-earth service that the Four Points by Sheraton brand stands for," said Sandy Swider, vice president, Four Points by Sheraton. "Quality amenities our guests need plus our Simple Pleasures program will provide a unique hotel experience for travelers to central and n...
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By Dora Baycroft
(Royal LePage Prince George)
I am dedicated to selling your home or finding you that dream home you are searching for. You are invited to browse my website and call or e-mail me with any questions you have about buying or selling a home in the area. Buying a home?Your satisfaction is my top priority! I will take the time to listen to your needs and desires and help you find your dream home. Selling your home?I will get your home sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. My online and offline marketing programs give me the edge needed to make this possible. When choosing a Real Estate Professional, review their history!I would like to offer you some objective information about me. In the awards section below, I am providing you with the awards and credentials that I have achieved. In addition, I have included some...
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By Dean Birks - PREC*, REALTOR®
(Royal LePage Prince George)
I have just posted and updated my Map of Prince George BC. I have added some schools and other info as well as locations of my listings. I use both google maps and google earth as great tools to help my clients find locations of property as well as become familliar with the layout if they are from out of town. The Prince George Real Estate market is very active at this time.CheersDean Birks - Realtor
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By Dean Birks - PREC*, REALTOR®
(Royal LePage Prince George)
Well Stats Canada just came out with the population figures for Prince George (2006) and they are down from 2001 by 1,425 persons... Can't explain that one as traffic has increased, rental vacancy rates are at an all time low of less than 2.8%, home building and sales are still climbing and corporate transfers to PG are still on the up swing. Prince George Airport, CN Rail are all in expansion mode.I can only think we have a lot of people that did not want to be counted. You know the ones that don't want big daddy government knowing your personal stuff.Anyways.... PG is booming with or without Stats Canada.Have a great day.
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By Dean Birks - PREC*, REALTOR®
(Royal LePage Prince George)
Selling This SpringAre you considering selling your home this spring? As we head into the year's busiest real estate season, ensuring that your home is in its best condition will help attract maximum interest. Here are some tried and true steps to follow:Begin the purge. Put your house on a diet. Give consideration to the appeal of a tidy and organized house and begin removing or donating both the things that clutter your home and the things you don't want to move with you. Choose a drawer, shelf or storage bin, and begin streamlining, room-by-room, a little bit at a time. Seasonal changes can create great opportunities for sorting unworn clothes. You'll be happy to have less on moving day and your closets will look bigger to potential buyers. A garage sale is a great way to purge befor...
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By Dean Birks - PREC*, REALTOR®
(Royal LePage Prince George)
The chatter is getting louder here in Prince George. There is lots of land being bought up and assembled around the Prince George Airport and now only a few own alot. The recent report in the news is indicating that before anything gets announced the real estate has to be purchased....hummm? Click here for one of the news articles that I have posted to my web site under 'PG in the News'.Have a great day!
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