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By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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Here are last month's statistics for the areas in Prince George - Active, Sold and Expired
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
(Royal LePage)
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June was another great month for real estate in Prince George.  Our city continues to be in a seller's market as it has been for the first half of 2014. The average sales price has dropped a bit since May, but the highest selling home in June exceeded May's price by a whopping $147,750!  This shows executive homes in Prince George are being built and purcahsed.
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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Realtors hear it all the time -  "I don't want to lower the price of my house.  If someone is interested they can make an offer"   The fact is you're taking a gamble...      - if someone wanted make an offer they already would have.     - People are nice and many won't offer a substantially lower price       because they don't want to offend the seller.      - Potential buyers who can afford less won"t even see your listing        because they are looking in different price category   Set your price realistically in able to attract the most buyers for your home.  If you aren't getting much interest in the listing then you must reduce your price.     Don't gamble with the listing price and risk you're home sitting stagnant on the market for months on end.
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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If you are considering purchasing a building lot or other raw land, don't let the snow deter you. Use these tips to discover if the property is right for you. - Get permission to walk the property. Get on those snowshoes and begin walking and looking at the terrain for flat and hilly areas, and local trees and plants that indicate wet or marshy areas. - Obtain an aerial photo and topographical information - Talk to the neighbours as they will quite often know about the property Your Realtor will be able to help you obtain information so make sure to ask.
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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Now is the time to list your home if you want to sell.  It is a SELLER'S MARKET. Call me at 250-981-5580 to get your home on the market!
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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- If you smoke and plan to sell your home, one of the first things to do is to stop smoking in the house.   - British Columbia has the lowest rate of smokers in Canada at 16.6%. (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/01/canada-smoking-rates_n_4024935.html)   - Realtors have heard all the excuses of why sellers continue to smoke in homes and how buyers can get rid of the smell; but we also hear from buyers that refuse to purchase homes that have been smoked in. They are not willing to go through the extra effort and expense to remove the smell.   - Don't alienate the 83.4% of potential buyers who are non-smokers that view your home.       - To appeal to 100% of buyers make sure your home is smelling fresh and the ceilings and walls are clean.  Also clean up those outdoor ashtrays before ...
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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A 10' High, 40' Long snow sculpture on Berwick Drive in the Hart Highlands neighbourhood.  Photo credit unknown
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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Here is my Tip of the Week.  If you are waiting for a better time to sell your home, you may want to re-think that.  
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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Looking for a new home is never easy—at least for most of us.  And when the market is a lean one, the challenges are even greater.  Having a realtor like Uta on my side was a blessing.  Her knowledge and experience with the Prince George real estate market was invaluable as I struggled with my decision-making process.  Above all, she was patient with me, giving me room and time to fully consider all aspects of buying a house.  She didn’t give up on me even after 5 offers went sour.  I also appreciated her knowledge of house renovation; she was able to give me much needed advice on how to make my new house into a home that truly reflected my own personality.  She was also careful and diligent with all the paperwork, and I knew that she would make sure all the “i’s” were dotted and “t’s” ...
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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Prince George Mayor Shari Green speaking about the opportunities in the north.  Thinking of starting over in your career? Then think about Prince George. There's great value for your dollar, a shorter commute and lots of exciting job options.  
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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Built in 1921, the California bungalow style home is located at 1624 Seventh Avenue and was originally owned by Dr. Carl Ewart and his wife Tannis. Dr. Ewart worked as the City's Medical Health Officer and retired in 1946.The home was purchased by Hubert and Katharine King who owned the house from 1946 until 1978. Hub King was a prominent lawyer who began his practice in 1927 in Wells/Barkerville. In 1985 the City adopted a new bylaw encouraging the renovation of homes to commercial uses, and the building was renovated into a popular restaurant called Rosel's. In 1991 and addition was built resembling the original style of the home which doubled the building's width   Unique features of the bungalow are the upturned tips of the roof ridges, stone fireplace built from local river rocks, ...
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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#10 - The warmest jackets and boots are dug out of the closet#9 - After saying goodbye to someone it is followed with a "Keep warm!"#8 - You just want to stay in bed under the covers#7 - The house begins to make loud cracking and popping sounds#6 - You can't close or lock the outside doors because of the frost surrounding them#5 - The dog doesn't want to go outside#4 - The extension cord you use to plug in the car is frozen stiff (to heat the oil pan or the car won't start)#3 - The ice is forming inside your windows#2 - You have to bring some of the animals into the heated garage from the uninsulated barn#1 - The eggs you pull out of the nesting boxes are frozen solid (and the coop is insulated and has a heat lamp)
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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  Can you read that?  -37c!!!!  (that is -34.6 F)  But, being Prince Geoge, BC life goes on as usual. We just put on our heavier coats and plug in the vehicles overnight.  Schools, shops and businesses remain open. I did bring our geese and ducks into the heated garage last night as it was a little too cold for them in the uninsulated barn I can say that our winters have become much milder over the years, so it comes as somewhat of a surprise to get such low temps again.... but this is Prince George so we really should expect it.
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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Senior Citizen have always been special to me and I like to support worthwhile efforts for the seniors in our city.Recently I was made aware of a program hosted by the Prince George Council of Seniors. It is a senior peer support program which is free and confidential. If you, or a senior citizen you know, requires some emotional support or just someone to listen, please call them to set up an appointment. For those of you who do not know, I used to work for Veterans Affairs Canada as a Program Support Clerk and also as a Counsellor. It gave me a great insight into the needs of seniors and from there I was one of the founding partners in Country Acres Seniors Community - we designed, built and managed the first private senior citizen's residence in Prince George. I also published "The S...
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
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I thought I would do a series about some of the heritage and historical homes and buildings in Prince George.   The first is the Corless House located at 1276 Fourth Avenue.  I thought I would begin here as most residents and visitors will recognize this house located downtown which currently houses the JJ Springer shop. Photo Credit: Bob_2006 Flickr The house was built in 1917 by Charlie Sinclair then, with a Soldier's Settlement Loan of $3000 was purchased the  by Jack Duncan.  An addition to the rear of the home was built by Dick Corless, and the Corless family resided in the home from 1919 to 1947.   Dick Corless was a businessman and worked at various times as a car dealer, undertaker, coffin maker and furniture dealer.   Over the years the building has housed various businesses su...
By Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC
(Royal LePage)
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When Realtors write an offer on a home we place subjects in the contract to protect the buyer. One of these subjects is an insurance subject.Even though I always explain the subjects and how they protect the buyer, the other day one of my clients really questioned as to why he needed this subject in his offer to purchase a home. Now perhaps other areas of the country do not use this clause, but here in Prince George it is a standard subject that Realtors place within the Contract of Purchase and Sale.The subject states:"This offer is subject to the Buyer(s) obtaining approval for fire/property insurance, satisfactory to the Buyer(s) on the above mentioned property on or before [insert date].This subject is for the sole benefit of the Buyer."This does not mean that the buyer must get ins...
By Melissa Santos
(RE/MAX Centre City)
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I have been wondering myself more and more lately how effective it is to print listings and advertise in the weekly real estate guide that is distributed each Saturday in Prince George. Most of us who are subscribers to active rain, obviously feel that a large internet presence is far more effective in regards to buyers searching for listings or a realtor. The cost to print or do radio ads is far more expensive than the tools offered to us online....not to mention, advertising online is much more economical. As realtors, what type of feedback have you been getting from your clients....where do most of them find you? when they search for a house, where are they looking?
By Melissa Santos
(RE/MAX Centre City)
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7 Things To Look for When Choosing Your Realtor (Whether you are buying or selling a property) 1. Dont always choose the Realtor with the flashiest advertising or the most radio ads.  Money can by     publicity, but doesnt always guarantee the best service. 2. Ask your family and friends who they would recommend from previous experiences 3. Go to some open houses in your area and meet some of the Realtors. You will click with some more     than others. 4. Choose a Realtor that displays confidence, is enthusiastic, and that if they dont have the answer to    something, they are always willing to find it. 5. Choose someone who is persistant, and listens and understands your housing needs 6. Choose a full-time Realtor. This will assure that the search for you home is full-time as well. 7. ...

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