Saturday, November 19, 2016

Central and Northern BC Housing Report-Profile

Central and Northern B.C. communities continue to have volatile populations and housing markets, but the current building trends are mimicking past practices that don't cater to the needs of changing demographics, especially with seniors. - See more at: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/northern-housing-market-volatile-homes-outdated-1.2927808#sthash.eKaj4TVj.dpuf

Prince George Housing & Community Profile (PDF) http://prod-admin1.glacier.atex.cniweb.net:8080/fileserver/file/958014/filename/prince%20george%20housing%20profile%20.pdf

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Central & Northern BC Housing Report-Profile

Central & Northern B.C. communities continue to have volatile populations and housing markets, but the current building trends are mimicking past practices that don't cater to the needs of changing demographics, especially with seniors. - See more at: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/northern-housing-market-volatile-homes-outdated-1.2927808#sthash.eKaj4TVj.dpuf

Prince George Housing & Community Profile (PDF) http://prod-admin1.glacier.atex.cniweb.net:8080/fileserver/file/958014/filename/prince%20george%20housing%20profile%20.pdf

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

That strong BC economy we keep hearing about is alive and well.

That strong BC economy we keep hearing about is alive and well in Statistics Canada’s economic report for 2015.
“British Columbia did have the best economic output of the western provinces and, in fact, it was the best economic output in 2015 of all Canadian provinces and territories,” says Matt McDonald with Statistics Canada. “We saw that gross domestic product expanded 3.3% in 2015. This was actually the sixth consecutive annual increase for British Columbia. Economic output has been quite strong relative to other regions in Canada recently.  

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Friday, October 14, 2016

New Mortgage Ruling - Updated

We have some good news from CMHC and Genworth. They have revised some items regarding the rules taking effect on Monday:
  • Pre-approvals may now be grandfathered in (on exception) with the previous rules as long as they are pre-approved by October 17th (please note that many banks have already cut off pre-approvals under the old rules)
  • They will now allows deals under the old rules as long as there is a signed purchase contract before October 17th, regardless of when it is submitted to the lender or when it closes
  • They have taken away the mandatory closing before March rule (which is great for new builds and pre-sales)
  • Applications that were approved prior to October 17th can now be revised if need be as long as the applicants and property do not change
If you have clients looking to qualify under the new rules, please ensure they have a signed contract in place before Monday.

Contact your favorite Banker or Broker asap.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Another great source of information about Prince George BC

Here is link to Prince George Real Estate on Facebook that provides good info about PG and area.
Here is link: https://www.facebook.com/princegeorgerealestate

Thursday, June 30, 2016

6 Things Vancouverites Can’t Get Over About Life In Prince George

This is a great article from the Blog Move UP Prince George....
Quote: "I may be a UNBC alumna living in Vancouver but from time to time I have the great pleasure of visiting friends still living in Prince George." .... Press here for the whole story.

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