What Do Home Buyers Want?

Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s a good idea to have an understanding of what the real estate trends are. Many buyers will have specialized needs depending on their stage in life, but there are a few home features that are popular across the board:   1) Energy...

Renting Versus Buying in Prince George, BC

It’s an age-old argument.   Which is better? Renting or buying?   With the cost of real estate becoming so high in Canada’s big cities, renting can sometimes be more attractive than buying when you consider mortgage costs and all of the other expenses associated with...

Featured Neighbourhood: Millar Addition

The Millar Addition is a downtown neighbourhood with picturesque surroundings that include the Fraser River, Fort George Park and Connaught Hill.   History One of Prince George’s oldest neighbourhoods, it is named after Charles Vance Millar, a Toronto lawyer and...

How To Prepare for an Open House

Open houses can be a great way to get your home noticed. At Team Powerhouse Realty, our Realtors® can advise you as to whether holding an open house would be a good tactic for marketing your home. When prospective buyers walk in the door, there are a few things you...

Selling Your Home in the Winter

Selling a home in the winter months might seem like a bad idea, but as Realtor® Caitlin Radzanowski explains, there are some definite advantages of selling a home during this season, even in snowy Prince George, BC!   “Any time of the year can be a good time to sell....

Tenant Occupied Properties

If you’re thinking about buying a rental investment property, you may find yourself considering a property that has existing tenants. As a buyer, particularly if this is your first time as a landlord, it can be hard to know whether existing tenants are going to be an...

Moving House in the Winter

  Prince George, BC is a city with four distinct seasons. We welcome the snow on the slopes and the ice on our outdoor rinks, but it’s not so helpful when you’re dragging your mattress out of the front door during a winter move. With fewer people moving house in the...

Renewing Your Mortgage

The biggest single monthly payment most Canadians have is their mortgage. Interestingly though, not everyone bothers to shop around when their current term expires. They just automatically renew their mortgage with the same lender. Here are a few tips to remember when...

6 Condo Buying Tips

Condos are a popular choice for many home buyers, particularly retirees and young professionals. If you’re thinking of buying a condo in Prince George, BC, contact a Realtor® at Team Powerhouse Realty and consider our condo buying tips:   1. Check your financing...

How To Compete in a Bidding War

  According to a 2014 Globe and Mail article, more Canadians are willing to go into a bidding war to buy a home than ever before. Respondents in BC and the Prairies ranked the highest, with 38% in both provinces claiming they would consider it. If you find yourself in...

Downtown, the Suburbs or Country Life?

One of the biggest decisions home buyers make is deciding whether to live downtown, usually closer to work and most major amenities, in the suburbs, with a little more space but a longer commute, or in the surrounding countryside.   The City of Prince George and...

What Does it Take to Become a Realtor®?

Mark McVey and Cam McLeod are at the offices of the BC Northern Real Estate Board this week teaching new Realtors® how to become great Realtors®. We thought it would be a good opportunity to explain what’s involved in getting a real estate licence, so the next time...

Residential Rental Investment Opportunities

In a previous blog post, we outlined the benefits of investing in rental properties. Once you decide to take the plunge, there are many great opportunities to explore within the residential real estate market. So many, in fact, that we’ve asked Realtor® Keven Braet to...

The Biggest Mistake First Time Buyers Make

Most of us dream big. That’s great, but it can also be a huge mistake, Realtor® Rick Mayhew explains, when first time buyers begin looking for a home.   “Most want the big house with the yard and the fence,” Rick says. It can be very disappointing when people start...

Featured Neighbourhood: College Heights

Southwest of the downtown core, this suburban neighbourhood is often divided into two areas: Upper and Lower College Heights.   High demand College Heights was originally developed in the 1950s, but thanks to a combination of nearby amenities and a short drive to...

How To Renovate for Resale

Not all renovations add economic value to your home. If you’re renovating with an eye to resell, here are a few pointers:   Follow the trends Updates should be in line with current trends. Buyers will have a hard time seeing the value in a new kitchen they don’t like...

Should I Invest in a Rental Property?

The relatively low cost of housing in Prince George compared to income levels means investment properties are within reach for many people in the real estate market.   But are rental properties always a good investment?   “We are one of the most affordable cities in...

Selling Your Country Home

You are the proud owner of two beautiful acres overlooking the Nechako River. Your home is private, surrounded by trees and the sounds of nature. You have ATV trails on your property. You have a resident moose. You cannot imagine why anyone wouldn’t want to live here....

Featured Neighbourhood: Crescents

"City Beautiful" The Crescents is one of Prince George’s most distinctive downtown neighbourhoods, featuring heritage homes on semi-circular concentric streets. The unusual road layout was featured in Prince George’s very first townsite plan, influenced by the “City...

6 Steps To Buying A Home

6 Steps To Buying A Home For first time buyers or those who haven’t been in the housing market for a while, hunting for the perfect home can quickly become confusing and stressful. We’ve broken the whole process down into six simple steps to give you an idea of what...

Can McLeod

Pursuing a successful real estate career in beautiful Prince George has been an amazing opportunity for me. I pride myself on high standards, professionally and ethically, and I work hard to get my clients the results they are looking for. Home renovation projects are a passion of mine, and I enjoy discussing how buyers can adapt properties to suit their needs.

I like to tackle projects that are both creative and technical, and I’m often tinkering with Hot Rods and motorbikes. I also host a local radio show, which has been a great way to express myself. I look forward to the future and to working with you to achieve your real estate goals.

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Chris Lodge

Hi, my name is Chris Lodge and I am in my sixth year of selling Real Estate in Prince George and Fort St. James. I have always loved houses, whether it be fluffing, decorating, renovating, preparing them for sale or selling them I am in my element.

I am professional, knowledgeable and personable and I would love to help you sell your home or help you find one that suit’s you needs. I try very hard to offer my clients a stress-less, drama free Real Estate experience. I will do my best to meet and hopefully exceed your expectations of a Real Estate Professional.

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Crystal Brown

My name is Crystal Brown, REALTOR® at Team Powerhouse Realty. My career as a professional agent began in May 2015. Since then I have enjoyed many successes in helping people buy and sell homes.

I have lived in Prince George for nearly 20 years. During that time I have been actively involved in the community through my business and personal life, and have also taken on a variety of volunteer positions. I have built valuable networks and a deep understanding of the city and its people. I use that knowledge every day when advising residents and newcomers on their next move. Great relationships are the foundation of true success.

I continue to look ahead to the future of real estate with excitement and determination as I see many opportunities for growth in my business, as well as in my community.

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Mark McVey

I am a long-term resident of Prince George and have been selling real estate here since 1997. I am CEO at Team Powerhouse Realty, a company I co-founded in 2007. I have a passion for helping people, and get great fulfillment out of negotiating the best terms for my loyal clientele.

I love sharing my real estate skills and knowledge with others, and am a Buffini & Company Certified Mentor. In addition to my busy work schedule, I am also actively involved in men's soccer, the Cinema CNC Film Festival and PG Roadrunners. I am also a RYT200 Certified Yoga Instructor.

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Brad Messum

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Keven Braet

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Rick Mayhew

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Steve Andersen

Like most realtors I began my real estate career doing residential sales, and since I live on a rural property I really enjoy doing the more complicated country property sales.

While I still enjoy helping buyers and sellers with their housing needs I have transitioned over to doing more commercial sales and leasing. I find this both interesting and challenging and feel my skills are well suited to dealing with complicated commercial/industrial/business real estate transactions.

I endeavour to provide exceptional professional service to my clients putting their needs first so they trust me, enjoy dealing with me and recommend me to their friends and acquaintances.

On a personal level I am married with two children, have lived in Prince George since childhood and have always been a real outdoorsman. Prince George has so much to offer, is a great place to raise children and I really enjoy taking the family on camping and fishing trips throughout the Prince George area and our beautiful province.

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Rolf Van Driesum

Rolf was born and raised in Prince George, BC. A previous career in construction and current involvement in the mining industry provide him with an unparalleled insight into market trends and commercial opportunities throughout the region.

Rolf is driven by a desire to provide leadership in a number of capacities, both locally and internationally. He is engaged in development opportunities in Thailand, Myanmar, and the Dominican Republic as well as in British Columbia. Rolf joined Team Powerhouse Realty in 2011, and has since become part of the management team.

Rolf is also a husband, father to four and grandfather to four. He is a member of the Westwood Church.

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Ashley Woods

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Rebecca Worthington

I work by referral helping buyers, sellers and investors stay focused on their big picture goals while I focus on the details. Exceptional client care, current market expertise and strong negotiating tactics are paramount to my business. I specialize in family homes and investment properties.

My husband and I were both born and raised in Prince George and are now raising our beautiful four daughters here. This is a wonderful community to be a part of as it has so much to offer.

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