How to Become a Realtor®

Have you ever thought about becoming a Realtor®? Not sure where to start? We’ve broken down the whole process into five simple steps: Decide if a career in real estate is right for you A successful Realtor® is: A people person who is focused on building relationships...

Do Smokers’ Homes Sell for Less?

Smoking regularly can be expensive, but could it have other unexpected effects on your finances?   A recent survey of Realtors® in British Columbia revealed that 76% of Realtors® believed prospective buyers were less likely to buy a smoker’s home, and over 50% of...

What to Expect from a Home Inspection

When you put an offer on a home, your Realtor® will advise you to include a home inspection in the subjects. This is an important step that helps you get to know the property better.   The Process You can expect the inspector to investigate all the major aspects...

Healthy Home Checklist

It’s time for a spring clean! This is a good opportunity to assess the general health of your home to keep it, and you, in great condition. We’ve compiled a simple checklist to give you a place to start on your journey to a healthier home. Keep reading for a few...

Selling a home to a family member or friend

You may have a specific buyer in mind when you are ready to sell their property. Whether that buyer is a family member, friend or co-worker, there are a few things to think about before you go ahead with the sale. Realtor® Caitlin Radzanowski has a few suggestions...

Featured Neighbourhood: Cranbrook Hill

Cranbrook Hill, Prince George is a piece of the country in the city. Rising above the downtown core, a number of properties here have spectacular views. The picturesque trails and acreages are also popular with the local wildlife, and sightings are fairly common in...

Which Garden Features Add Value to Your Home?

What you do with your garden could not only affect the price you get for your home, but also how long it sits on the market. Landscape Ontario lists a number of reasons why gardens are a great investment, including the fact that landscaping builds equity for your...

Rent To Own Agreements: Who Benefits?

Whether you are a landlord or tenant, you’ve probably wondered about rent-to-own agreements at some point. If you live in Prince George, BC, Realtor® Keven Braet says rent to own properties are difficult to find for one simple reason: most landlords would never want...

Selling Recreational Property

Spring is here! Unless your recreational property is located on a ski resort, this is a great time to put your property on the market and have prospective buyers experience it at its best. Here are a few tips for selling a recreational property in Canada:  ...

Spring Curb Appeal

Spring is a busy time in real estate. As winter comes to a close, many more sellers put their homes on the market and the nicer weather encourages more prospective buyers to start browsing.   Spring also means more competition for sellers. The good news is, you...

Home Selling: Getting Attention

The key to selling your home quickly and at the right price is getting the attention of the right buyers. We talked to Realtor® Rick Mayhew about how you can get your property the attention it deserves.     Price it right Pricing is very important if you...

Featured Neighbourhood: Heritage

It might be known as the Heritage neighbourhood, but this popular residential area to the west of downtown Prince George has a range of older and newer developments for home buyers to explore. Affordable housing, great schools and the convenient location to downtown...

5 Features for a Perfect In-Law Suite

If you are buying a home with an in-law suite or renovating a space for family members to move into, here are a few features that are worth considering as you plan.     1) Space Your family members will spend a lot of time in their in-law suite, so although...

Is There a PG Housing Bubble?

Realtor® Barbara Robin has been working in real estate for 33 years. She loves her job, and she loves helping people find their future homes. With all her experience, she’s also learned a thing or two about market trends. There has been a lot of talk recently about a...

Buying Before Selling

It’s a nightmare scenario for most homeowners: buying a home and then being unable to sell your old one. Realtor® Chris Lodge says buying before selling “can cause a lot of financial stress and can be a risky business unless you have a serious income.” The good news...

How Can Young People Afford a Home?

With house prices everywhere rising, many young people in big urban centres are renting or living with their parents until they can afford a down payment. There is some good news for young people living in Prince George, BC. With jobs available and much lower housing...

Featured Neighbourhood: Downtown Prince George

Downtown Prince George is in many ways the heart of the city. Independent shops and restaurants are popping up and thriving next to established hotel chains, financial institutions and one of the province’s most pioneering new buildings; the Wood Innovation and Design...

Something to Disclose

  Are you selling a home with a few skeletons in the closet? Has the basement flooded? Was there an “incident” in the kitchen that resulted in fire damage? Was a new electrical system installed without the proper permits and inspections? It doesn’t matter if...

Foreclosures: A Good Deal?

Most people who are looking at foreclosures are hoping for a bargain. Foreclosures can be a great way to find a deal on a home, but not the only way, as Realtor® Cam McLeod explains.   Fixer-Uppers Foreclosure properties aren’t for everyone. Cam says, “A lot of...

Home Buying Advice for Young Families

Whether you’re buying a first home or moving to a new home, adding kids to the equation can make things a little more complicated. Realtor® Rebecca Worthington helps families buy and sell homes in the Prince George area. She has a few tips for young families who are...

Featured Neighbourhood: The Hart

A scenic drive up the hill north of downtown Prince George leads to the Hart neighbourhood. The Hart is named after former BC premier John Hart, who championed the construction of Highway 97 into northern BC, connecting Prince George to Dawson Creek. This...

Pets and Selling

Unless you are the owner of Grumpy Cat or some other internet pet sensation, it’s better not to draw attention to your pets when you sell your home. Your pets may be your best friends, but for potential buyers they can mean: Damage to the home (think chewed carpets...

When is the Best Time to Downsize?

Should you be looking for something smaller when the kids leave home or when you retire? Are you anxious to cash in on your home’s value in case the market takes a downturn?   Many people make the decision to downsize simply because it feels like the “right”...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 passion is to meet your housing needs with integrity, detail and expertise! I seek to listen carefully to understand your housing desires and meet those expectations thoroughly, handling each interaction with care and skill.

I have lived and genuinely loved being part of the Prince George community for 17 years. I believe my purpose in life is to be a positive influence in my home, with my family and also in my city. It is my privilege to serve my community and help make people's housing plans and dreams a reality!

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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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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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