__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 1

T h u r s d a y , N o v e m b e r 2 1 , 2 0 1 9 | www.pgcitizen.ca | P R I N C E G E O R G E C I T I Z E N T H U R S D A Y , A P R I L 3 0 , 2 0 2 0 | www.pgcitizen.ca |

REAL T H U RESTATE S D A Y , M A YWEEKLY 6, 2021 | REAL ESTATE WEEKLY

| R1 1 | 1

PRINCE GEORGE

Thursday, 21, 2019 Thursday, May 2021 ThursdayNovember April6,28, 2020

AVAILABLE ONLINE AT PGCITIZEN.CA

28710 CHIEF LAKE RD

55730 JARDINE LOOP RD Marketed by Meghann Miller & Cara McLeod

Marketed by Dean Birks

Aspire Realty

Aspire Realty

JOHN HART PEACE RIVER HIGHWAY CHETWYND

2361 HART HIGHWAY Marketed by Kirk Gable

Marketed by Rod McLeod & George Weinand

Aspire Realty

Aspire Realty

your dream door starts here

QUALITY LANDSCAPING COMMERCIAL O RC &R RESIDENTIAL SD •D DESIGN S G • CO CONSTRUCTION S R C O • MAINTENANCE

STONE WORK RETAINING WALLS, PONDS & WATERFALLS

LISTING ADS ABOVE 2 COL X 2.6” HIGH

FENCES DECKS & PATIO’S SCREW PILES IRRIGATION SYSTEMS DRAINAGE SOD & SEEDING

PAVING STONE PATIOS & DRIVEWAYS

MAINTENANCE SERVICES: All Weather Windows, exterior entry, patio and garden doors.

Whether it’s a commercial office complex, business or a prestigious hotel, Suntree Landscaping Ltd. provides professional grounds maintenance services that keep properties looking their very best.

CALL FOR YOUR CUSTOM QUOTE THIS AD

2 COL X 5.6” HIGH CENTRAL DOOR AND WINDOW Installation services available.

A division of Home Building Centre

250-562-0365

OR STOP IN AT 1552 S. LYON ST.

2019 Readers Choice

Landscaping Ltd. Russ Hill • 250.563.7062

Landscaping Company

Voted Prince George’s best Landscaping Company for the past four years!


R2 | T H U R S D A Y , M A Y 6 , 2 0 2 1

P R I N CE G EO RG E C IT I Z E N

GO FOR GOLD.

Melissa Pineay Shawn McLaughlin Shawna Kinsley Sales Representative *PREC Owner/Sales Associate Broker Representative Sales Representative, Serving Mackenzie 250-997-1054 250-640-5478 Home Girls 250-552-2757

Elisha Flynn Gurinder Paul Tanner Kinsley Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative 250-981-9898 250-613-1333 250-961-8700

Welcome to the face of Century 21 Energy Realty Please meet our amazing team. Whether you are buying or selling, we would love to hear from you and make your home dreams become a reality.

Lee Foulds RBC Mortgage Specialist 778-349-7099

Keisha Rochon Nicole Wiseman Angela Baranowski Gordon Langer Jessica Davey Property Management Property Management Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Unlicensed Assistant Unlicensed Assistant 778-349-1290 250-565-4663 250-301-6398 250-617-4864

Joe Postnikoff Carla Hamborg Tyson Witala Rick Mayhew Paul Wilson Rob Clarke Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Home Girls 778-675-4663 250-981-8084 250-613-3158 250-552-3559 250-719-8080 250-612-7968

Our Property Management Department offers a wide range of rental properties available to rent, as well as we can provide management services for your investment and strata properties. Please contact Keisha Rochon at 250-617-4864.

1310 5th Avenue | Prince George, BC V2L 3L4 | 250-564-2100 | www.century21.ca/energyrealty

Window treatments: shining a light on solar shades

Demolition projects: DIY vs. hiring a pro

From blinds and curtains to shutters and drapes, there’s no shortage of materials that can be used to enhance the look of your windows. One practical option is to install solar shades.

If you want to renovate your home, you may need to remove some of the existing structures and fixtures. However, when it comes to knocking down load-bearing walls, there’s no room for error. Here are some things to consider before you start a demolition project.

doors while preventing others from seeing into your home. They also reduce glare.

Here are some of the benefits of this rollup window covering.

• They help conserve energy. Solar shades help keep your home cool on hot days, thereby re­ducing the strain on your air conditioner. This lowers your energy bills and helps protect the environment.

• They protect against harmful rays. Solar sha­des are made of a tightly woven fabric designed to block out the sun’s UV rays. The perforated material allows you to safely enjoy natural light in your home.

Solar shades are available in a range of opaqueness levels, allowing you to select a loose or tight weave depending on what you use the space for and how much light you need.

• They offer privacy with a view. Solar shades provide a decent view of the out-

Visit the stores in your area to find the right product for every window in your home.

THE RISKS OF DOING IT YOURSELF Even if you have experience as a handyman and strong friends to help you, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Without the proper equipment and knowledge, you risk causing major structural damage and exposing yourself to hazardous materials. Plus, there’s a chance your insurer won’t cover you if an accident occurs.

THE PERKS OF HIRING A PROFESSIONAL Demolition contractors have the training to safely and efficiently tear down a wide range of structures. From their initial inspection of the site to the removal of waste material, you can count on a professional demolition crew to take care of everything. Since they have the right equipment, there’s much less risk of damage or delays. If you’re looking to hire a demolition contractor, take the time to find an expert in your region with the right credentials and a reliable track record. Make sure the company is insu­red and doesn’t have any warnings or violations from health and safety authorities.


P R I N C E G E O R G E C I T I Z E N

1

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021

| R3

Real Estate Services Ltd.

.95% FULL SERVICE MLS® LISTING*

FREE MARKET EVALUATION

SINOMALRDCH

250-562-6228

FULL SERVICE AT A FAIR PRICE

A12 2131 Upland Street - $79,999 This nice clean unit in Alpine Village is located in the best part of the complex & is a perfect option to get in to the market. Call Mike!

SOLRDCH IN MA

207-1501 QUEENSWAY ST $119,900

This bright updated 2 bedroom corner end unit with balcony is over 876 SF and will really impress. Call Mike!

Chris Hurrell Owner/Broker 250-565-1761

16 years MLS Award Winner 96, 97, 2000-2007, 2009-2014

Carling Groves Realtor® 250-570-7439

F35 1900 Strathcona Ave - $82,000

SINOMALRDCH

2388 QUINCE ST $139,900

This clean formally owner occupied half duplex at the end of the cul-de-sac and overlooking the Hudson’s Bay Wetland Nature Trail Park is in a nice quiet VLA location. Call Mike!

Jeff Wanless Realtor® 250-640-1614

SION FLED B

SINOALPRDIL

Nice three-bedroom condo with some updates. Fenced yard with patio. All measurements approximate. Call Jeff!

Matt Petkau Realtor® 250-617-8179

A16 2131 UPLAND Street - $89,900

SION MLADR

SION MLADR SION MLADR SOLADR

Updates include flooring and paint throughout, redone kitchen and bathes, light fixtures and more. Call Mike!

4602 GANNETT Road - $140,000

This well priced lot is 1 of 5 remaining lots available in Tyner Ridge Estates. 69.37 feet wide on the corner of Tyner & Gannett. Call Mike!

Mike Hurrell Realtor® P.R.E.C. 250- 981-3100

10 years MLS Sales Award Winner 2007, 2009-2019

SINOALPRDIL

LOT 4 BLUME Road - $89,900

Mobiles allowed! - Nice flat 5.01 Acre Lot cleared and ready for your new home or mobile. Call Mike!

1135 ABRUZZI Place - $160,000

Boasting wonderful views of tabor mountain this 7556.27 SF fully serviced building lot is 1 of 5 remaining lots available in Tyner Ridge Estates. Call Mike!

IN M

111 3644 ARNETT Avenue - $169,900

This bright freshly updated 2 bedroom unit in Signature Point will really impress. Updates include new paint and flooring throughout, redone bath, and even updated light fixtures. Call Mike!

7105 CARIBOU Road $259,900

This clean and renovated 3 bedroom mobile with addition is on a gorgeous park-like 1/3 acre lot. Call Mike!

SION MLADR SOSLEPDT IN

8180 W 16 Highway - $299,900 PER ACRE C6-zoned commercial property on busy corner of Hwy 16 West and Western Rd, with municipal services. Call Mike!

2241 - 2243 NORWOOD Street $369,900

Attention investors looking for a cash cow - Semi-renovated duplex with suites in central location. Call Mike!

G N I D N PE 1470 - 1478 MILBURN Avenue $419,900

Large updated 4-plex in good VLA location. Close to schools and downtown. 1 unit completely renovated within last year. Call Mike/ Matt.

SINOALPRDIL

2367 - 2369 Quadrant - $689,900

This owner occupied 4-plex has been top to bottom renovated and is in an excellent location close to everything. Call Mike!

3791 ALDERWOOD CRT $330,000

Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac, in the Hart. This home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bathrooms have been nicely updated.Call Carling/Jeff!

2591 LORNE Crescent $379,900

Suite Deal! - This fantastic starter home with a 2 bedroom suite is in a great location close to everything. Call Mike!

SINOALPRDIL

4182 NEHRING AVE - $438,000

Get in this fantastic HOME close to everything and on a quiet street.Tons of chic renovations recently done on this 5 bedroom/ 2.5 bathrooms. Call Mike!

SOALPRDIL IN

11735 CARMEL DR $699,900

This stunning 2-story home with a huge shop is on 5.68 acres and boasts a 20’ ceiling open concept great room. Call Mike!

417 BEECH Crescent $279,900

Wow - Totally renovated 5 bedroom 3 bath townhome with a beautiful south facing fully fenced backyard. Call Mike!

SINOALPRDIL

SION MLADR

Two houses for the price of one! This updated custom log home is set on a beautiful 1 acre private lot. Call Mike!

SINOALPRDIL

SINOALPRDIL

1370 Ewert st $379,900

Suite Deal! - This charming 5 bed 2 bath home with suite has lots of updates and is in a great central location. Call Mike!

6590 BENDIXON RD $499,900

This absolutely perfect hobby farm on over 5.25 acres has a wonderful completely updated home, enormous shop. Call Mike!

SOALPRDIL IN

2212 Redwood - $699,900

This property has 2 - 1 bedroom units, 4 - 2 bdr units, Total income is currently $50,112 including coin laundry.Call Mike!

9158 OLD SUMMIT LAKE Road $369,900

2809 OAKRIDGE CRST $399,900

This well kept 5 bed 3 bath home backs on to greenbelt and has perfect suite potential with outside basement entrance. Call Mike!

SINOMALRDCH

8044 STILLWATER CRES $609,900

This spotless open concept home in Creekside Properties flaunts 4 bdrms up each with walk-in closet, south facing fully fenced yard ideal for that 10 person outdoor gathering. Call Mike!

SINOMALRDCH

2821 VISTA RIDGE CRT - $949,900

This stunning custom built home is on a nearly half acre lot in the most sought after area of town that is close to all amenities and the top rated schools. Call Mike!

2145 - 2147 E BITTNER Road $289,900

This cute starter duplex in Blackburn is nicely renovated on one side and is perfect way to break in to the market. Call Mike!

445-1444 20 TH AVE $349,900

This top floor freehold 2 bedroom unit in the RiverBend 55+ Seniors Community is in fantastic shape and offers some of the best views in the complex. Call Mike!

SINOALPRDIL

1123 CHILAKO Avenue $399,900

Spotlessly clean, with a beautiful south facing yard, this well laid out 4-level split has lots of updates and is in a great central Lakewood. Call Mike!

5455 COURVAL Road - $679,900

This stunning updated estate is a sprawling true rancher with everything on one floor. Call Mike!

8104 W 16 Highway $2,999,900

Located between the Western Acres & Gauthier Subdivisions, this just over 66.5 acre development site. Call Mike!


Janine Phillips

Kim Brade (Toews)

Kaycie Flanagan

Davy Greenlees

Don Kehler

Angeline Urysty

Rick Kerbrat

Bob Simmons

Garnet Weston

Ashley Woods

Lindsey Turner

Michelle Legere

Nigel Rimmer

Steve Andersen

Keven Braet

Rebecca Worthington

Donna Badowski***

Matthew Vigue

Stephanie Bepple

Cameron McLeod

Bonny Griffith

Ashley Quickfall

Jasmine LeBrun

Bruce Armstrong

Rodger Peterson**

Mark McVey*

Sarah White

Robert Lund

Lori Cruddas

Lisa O’Neill

Brian Steinhauser

Kristine Newell**

Kate Nelson***

R4 | T H U R S D A Y , M A Y 6 , 2 0 2 1 P R I N CE G EO RG E C IT I Z E N

Experience the Power of Teamwork

1679 – 15th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2L 3X2 • 250.563.1000 • teampowerhouse.com

*Managing Broker **Associate Broker ***Unlicensed


P R I N C E G E O R G E C I T I Z E N

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021

We would L VE to be your Realtor®.

Experience the Power of Teamwork

| R5


R6 | T H U R S D A Y , M A Y 6 , 2 0 2 1

Yakisugi: the charred-wood trend

4 essentials of opening your cottage Once the weather gets warmer, you’ll likely be eager to take advantage of your summer cottage. However, it’s a good idea to inspect the property and complete any necessary upkeep before the start of the season. Here are four things you should do. 1. IDENTIFY AND FIX PROBLEMS During your first visit of the season, be on the lookout for unpleasant surprises. If there’s water damage, an infestation or a broken window, take note of the work that needs to be done. Avoid putting off repairs so your cottage will be ready to use as soon as possible. For major issues such as cracks in the foundation or a leaky roof, it’s best to hire a professional.

While yakisugi was traditionally used as a material for siding, this blackened wood is becoming increasingly popular for other applications. The product can now be found indoors on walls and floors and outdoors to construct fences and decks.

In terms of care, these treated wood planks have the benefit of requiring virtually no maintenance. However, applying a natural oil to the surface every 15 years or so can help protect yakisugi from the elements.

2. INSPECT THE POWER SUPPLY Whether your cottage runs on propane or electricity, you’ll need to make sure the system’s various components are in good condition before you restore the power. For example, there might be a gas leak, or mice could have chewed through wires over the winter. If you detect any issues, be sure to contact an electrician. 3. TURN THE WATER BACK ON If your cottage is equipped with a pump that draws water directly from a lake, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you have a regular plumbing system, start by opening a faucet followed by the main water shut-off valve. Let the water run for about five minutes. Wait until the hot water tank is full before you connect and inspect the heater. 4. CHECK THE SEPTIC SYSTEM Make sure there aren’t leaks in the pipes connected to your septic system and that they’re other­ wise in good condition. Additionally, it’s important to empty and clean your septic tank every few years. This type of maintenance requires specialized equipment, so it’s best to hire a plumber to complete the job.

Shou sugi ban is a traditional Japanese technique of burning wood planks — usually cedar or larch — to preserve the wood and protect it against UV rays, moisture, insects and other sources of damage. The result of this weatherproofing process is a striking, charcoal-black wood plank known as yakisugi.

In addition to its unique appearance, yakisugi is renowned for its durability. The process of scorching planks in a controlled environment eliminates moisture and hardens the wood. In fact, it’s estimated that this material, when correctly made, has a usable lifespan of at least 80 years. What’s more, burnt wood is resistant to fire.

P R I N CE G EO RG E C IT I Z E N

By taking care of your cottage now, you’ll be able to kick back and enjoy the rest of the season without worry.

4 steps to patch up drywall If you want to repair dents and shallow holes in drywall, here are four simple steps to ensure you get the best possible result.

the affected area, the repair work will likely be noticeable if you do. For seamless results, take the time to repaint the entire wall.

1. Sand down the edges. This step ensures the wood putty or spackling compound adheres to the wall. Use a fine-grit sandpaper (120 or 150) to lightly sand the area around the hole.

To find all the materials you need to complete this repair, visit your nearest hardware or home improvement store.

2. Clean the surface. Once you finish sanding, vacuum up dust and debris clinging to the wall, then wipe down the area with a damp cloth. Be sure to let the wall dry completely before you apply the filler and paint. 3. Apply enough product. Use a trowel to completely fill the hole with wood putty or spackling compound. The product should overflow slightly around the edges. Once it dries, you can sand down the filler until it’s smooth and blends in with the wall. If the hole isn’t completely filled, you’ll need to repeat this step until the surface is even. 4. Repaint the entire wall. While it might be tempting to only paint


P R I N C E G E O R G E C I T I Z E N

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021

Finding Homes for Families

5 areas to modernize in your kitchen Does your kitchen look like it’s from another decade? Unless you’re going for a vintage esthetic, it’s time to bring the space into the 21st century. Here are five ways you can modernize the appearance of your kitchen. 1. FLOORING As a gathering place in your home, the kitchen’s floor gets a lot of wear. If yours is faded, scratched or stained, you have two options. Either you can repair it — swap out cracked tiles or sand and varnish hardwood — or replace the entire surface. To help you make a decision that suits your needs and budget, seek advice from a professional. 2. PAINT Whether the colours in your kitchen are out-dated or the walls have faded over time, a fresh coat of paint is an affordable way to breathe new life into a space. Consider repainting the cabinets as well as the walls. You can easily add a modern flair to your kitchen by choosing a second, bolder colour for the island or lower cabinets. 3. COUNTERTOPS Even if the material is timeless, years of preparing meals on them can leave kitchen countertops looking a little worse for wear. Replacing them with a pristine surface can instantly change the look of the room. Visit specialized stores in your area to discover the wide range of materials, colours and textures available. 4. APPLIANCES The stovetop, oven and range hood, along with the fridge, microwave and dishwasher, are focal points in a kitchen. If yours are scratched, mismatched or out-dated, consider selling or donating them so you can invest in newer models. To get the most out of your purchase, be sure to select Energy Star certified appliances or smart devices. 5. DECOR A variety of accessories can be used to transform the look of your kitchen in the blink of an eye. Visit local home decor shops to find curtains, blinds, mirrors, light fixtures and more to provide the wow effect you want. Smaller items such as island centrepieces and plants can be rotated with the seasons to freshen up the space every few months. From upgrading the sink and faucet to replacing cabinet hardware and installing a new backsplash, there are plenty of ways to modernize your kitchen. For best results, enlist the help of an interior designer.

| R7

Your Real Estate Needs are my Priority! Karen Thompson

RE/MAX Core Realty

250-981-2008

independently owned & operated

1018 Nelson Cres $398,000

569 Gillett St $574,000 New Listing

New Listing

2502 Laurentian Pl $560,000 New Price

SOLD 5748 Lehman St $329,000

1191 Bowron $350,000

7048 Hillu Rd $514,000

New Price

New Listing

THINKING OF SELLING? L OLADCALL! SOLD SO D GIVESME 7919 Rochester 900 $364,9 New Listing

Sooke RdTOO I’M 4819 NEVER $418,900

2620 Ewert Cres $43 39,000 New Listting

BUSY FOR YOUR New Listing

NEEDS OLD D L O S SOLDREAL ESTATE S

How to insulate a cathedral ceiling: interior vs. exterior High ceilings, particularly ca­ thedral and vaulted varieties, are beautiful in nearly any home. Unfortunately, they’re notorious for letting warm air escape, which can be a problem during the winter. If you have ceilings like this in your home, insulation is key. INSULATING FROM THE EXTERIOR Applying insulation from the roof is the best way to ensure a tight seal. First, spray a layer of polyurethane foam and then install a moisture-proof membrane to keep it dry. Homes in cooler climates may also require rigid foam board to increase thermal performance. INSULATING FROM THE INTERIOR Insulating your home from the inside is possible, but it won’t create an air-tight seal. The best way to do it is to apply blown-in cellulose insulation bet­ ween the roof decking and the drywall ceiling. There are other ways, but these

involve completely removing the ceiling. No matter how you decide to insulate your roof, it’s important to leave enough room for ventilation and be certain that moisture can’t get through. Insulating a ceiling is a complex job. To ensure it’s done right, consult a professional.


R8 | T H U R S D A Y , M A Y 6 , 2 0 2 1

P R I N CE G EO RG E C IT I Z E N

Aspire Realty Independently Owned and Operated

DAVID BLACK Associate Broker 250-961-9205

Patricia Adamson Dawson Creek 250-467-2400

Robin Annis 250-640-1217

ROD MCLEOD Owner/ Managing Broker 250-961-3325

MELANIE LUPUL Associate Broker 250-614-6955

Kerstin Aspa 250-692-0492

Harry Backlin 250-961-3671

Lesley Pressacco COURTNEY STEINBACH Property Manager Office Manager Terrace 778-675-4965 250-635-2404

John Bailey 250-631-6769 Terrace

Carmelita Beaugrand 250-640-5955

Michelle Gibson RBC Mortgage Specialist

250-960-0031

Darren Beaulieu 250 615 1350` Terrace

Irene Berndsen 250-569-7397 McBride

Adriana Billings 778-675-4222

Curtis Burbee 250-991-2255 Quesnel

Dean Birks 250-612-1709

Randi Bitner 250-981-6470

Dennis Bock 250-692-3530 Burns Lake

Anthony Boos 250-719-5454 Chetwynd

Karen Boos 250-788-6598 Chetwynd

Kenzie Brown 250-961-7458

John Bucur 250-961-0001

Devon Budd 250-961-7833

Robin Choi 250-617-0321

Dean Coleman 250-565-5452

Breanne Cote 250-640-2486

Clint Dahl 250-981-2070

Rob Desmarais 250-614-4982

Joyce Douglas 250-301-9099

James Duffy 250 615 6279 Terrace

Denise Dunn 250-612-2061

Jessica Dykes 250-613-9825

Chris Fancy 250-961-0688

Kirk Gable 250-981-3535

Darren Gibson 250-640-5585

Ron Gallo 250-617-9268

Dave Graham 250-719-4663 Dawson Creek

Violet Hurko 250-255-5065 Quesnel

Harry Johal 250-981-3574

Hans Johansen 250-960-9339

Eddy Kam 250-612-8888

Kevin Kurjata 250-719-3538 Dawson Creek

Taggart Lansall 250-960-8425

250.564.4488 • 1625 4th Avenue

Debbie Austin CIBC Mortgage Specialist - Terrace

Jen Higham 250-613 -7207

Ken Laursen 250-552-0839

Kristin Houghtaling 250-640-1950

Helen Leckie 250-565-4668

Denise Dykes 250-981-4208

Lorie Hunter 250-565-7724

Sherri Malone 250-566-1022

www.royallepageprincegeorge.com


P R I N C E G E O R G E C I T I Z E N

Marcie Matthews 250-565-1177

Wanda Maundrell 250-219-9993 Dawson Creek

Gaetano Mauro 250-960-9519

Leah Mayer 250-961-0153

Rick McDaniel 250-615-1158 Terrace

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021

Cara McLeod 250-614-3992

Brad Messum 250-552-9860

Meghann Miller 250-961-5805

Mike Moseley 778-258-0064

Rob Richard 250-301-9885

Jeff Rushton 250-640-4474

Cindy Oldfield 250-784-6900 Dawson Creek

Doug Phair 250-692-7288 Burns Lake

Darcy Porsnuk 250-565-5036

Madison Porsnuk 250-961-7151

Cary Reed 250-719-1040 Dawson Creek

Rylee Schlamp 250-617-7731

Brandden Shandler 250-401-8262 Dawson Creek

Vince Smallwood 250-612-9293

Tara Tom 250-719-6028 Dawson Creek

Kyle Todoruk 250-552-4844

Nick Van Rensburg 250-301-5385

Dalin Weaver 778-349-1409

George Weinand 250-960-9556

Andy Wilhelmsen 250-565-1170

Daryl Muchowski 250-960-9956

Julia Nelson 250-788-6707 Chetwynd

Helena Samzadeh 250-975-1818 Terrace

Linda Warren 250-565-5133

Tammy VandeNobelen 250-566-1025 Valemount

Royal LePage Aspire Realty is now offering Rental and Strata Property Management Services!

MELANIE LUPUL Associate ManagingBroker Broker

COUTRNEY STEINBACH Property and Strata Manager

| R9

Melanie Lupul is the Managing Broker of our new Property Management division, and Courtney Steinbach is our licensed Rental and Strata Property Manager. Contact them today for a no obligation consultation! rlpaspirepm@royallepage.ca 778-675-4965

Rod Walker 250-617-8090


R10 | T H U R S D A Y , M A Y 6 , 2 0 2 1

P R I N CE G EO RG E C IT I Z E N

Meghann Miller 250-961-5805

Aspire Realty

meghann.miller@royallepage.ca

Independently Owned and Operated

Cara McLeod 250-614-3992 mcleod.cara@gmail.com

3072 WALLACE CRES $459,999 MLS #R2567734 This 6 bedroom 3 bathroom on a 1/4 acre within city limits is a gem. This nicely updated home has all the perks for a large family or with an outside basement entry it has serious suite potential. The backyard has pull through RV parking, patio, and a shed. The whole upstairs has fresh new paint and updates to the kitchen along with new countertops. Just off the kitchen is a large solarium which could be used for many things...workout room, yoga anyone? This home is a must see!

7480 CARIBOU RD $559,999 MLS#R2567723

This nicely renovated home sits on a .35 acre corner lot with a pull through double garage and RV parking. 2 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs with a new kitchen with corian countertops is a stunner! In the basement is 1 bedroom and 1 bath with a large rec room and living room great for entertaining. The sunroom is full of windows and has doors into the garage and the backyard for an oasis within the city! The large deck and patio are great for entertaining with a beauty view! New furnace, all new windows and doors, new led lighting, and many more upgrades this is a must see!

28710 CHIEF LAKE RD $569,999 MLS R2537413 This 19.9 fully fenced acreage with year

905 LA SALLE $324,999 MLS R2526348 This nicely updated, three-suite, multi-family home on a large lot is steps away from the river and Paddlewheel Park. These units have been updated in the past five years with newer hot water tank. This large lot with two sheds makes for a great outside space.

round Aquaponic greenhouse is a must see to appreciate! The 4 bedroom 2 bath home is just the start to this amazing property! Upgrades include insulated exterior walls, newer windows, newer roof, newer hot water tank (2012) and well pump (2012). Many outbuildings include insulated chicken coop, 16x24 shed, 24x24 shed, separate area fenced for goats, fenced area for horses or cows...this could be the ultimate hobby farm. The aquaponic green house is 40x100 with attached building that includes work station, biomass boiler and a space upstairs that could be made into a suite. This is a true hidden gem!

3 considerations when choosing a floating floor Floating floors have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to their durability and improved quality. Most of all, people appreciate how easy they are to install. Since the planks attach to each other instead of the subfloor, they’re also easy to replace. Here are three things to consider when choosing a floating floor. 1. THE MATERIAL The most popular type of floating floor is laminate, which is an affordable option that can withstand a lot of abuse. How­ ever, you can also find planks made of vinyl, engineered wood and other materials like cork. The material you choose will depend on your budget, where you’re planning to install it and the amount of traffic you

expect in the area. 2. THE QUALITY Well-made floating floors lock together easily and seamlessly, while some lower-end materials may not connect properly. If you opt for laminate that mimics the look of wood, make sure there’s enough variety in the pattern for it to appear natural. 3. THE THICKNESS Thicker floating floorboards aren’t necessarily a higher quality product. However, they’re easier to install, more resistant to damage and the best choice if your subfloor isn’t perfectly flat. Before you install your floating floor, you’ll need to lay down a sheet of foam underlay. A must for any floating floor, this layer acts as a moisture barrier, helps correct minor imperfections in the subfloor and adds a bit of cushioning under the planks. Be sure to remove any baseboards or trim from the wall prior to installation, and pull up the old flooring if necessary.

Curved shapes: a design trend to try Forget geometric forms and strong lines – 2021 is all about bringing the shapes found in nature into your home. Curves and arcs revitalize interior spa­ ces and rounded shapes lend energy and inspiration. Here’s how to in­corporate this trend into your home. FURNITURE Be on the lookout for C-shaped sofas, round dinner tables and chairs with curved backs and arms. In the bedroom, consider updating your bed frame for one that features a circular headboard or placing an oval bench under your window. ACCESSORIES If you’re not in the market for new furniture this year, turn to your accessories. Arrange bowls or round vases in pleasing clusters, or install globe-shaped light fixtures. You can also adorn your sofa with round cushions and dot- or wave-printed throws. This year’s hottest home decorating trend is easy to try. Best of all, it can work in practically any room, regardless of the space’s style and features.


P R I N C E G E O R G E C I T I Z E N

T H U R S D A Y , M A Y 6 , 2 0 2 1 | R11

GEORGE

ROD

250-960-9556

250-961-3325

WEINAND

MCLEOD

Aspire Realty Independently Owned And Operated

FOR SALE 1589 - 7TH AVE. Quality 9,900 sq ft corner lot on 7th and Vancouver St. High traffic area. Zoned C-7. $449,000 MLS C8037128

JOHN HART PEACE RIVER HIGHWAY CHETWYND

52 unit Days Inn good occupancy and with 50 unit RV park beside the hotel for sale as well. Great location on the highway an attractive investment opportunity with all the economic activity in the Peace. For further information on financials and contact listing realtors. $7,000,000 MLS 184582

1602/1642/1656 VICTORIA ST

Excellent opportunity for commercial land spanning several lots. C5/C6 zoning with city services. $2,390,000 MLS#C8036369

900 BRUNSWICK ST FOR LEASE 4,000 sq ft Restaurant space located in the Marriott Courtyard, Prince George’s newest full service Hotel.

JOHN HART PEACE RIVER HIGHWAY 50 unit RV park on 7 acres great highway exposure beside the Days Inn. The RV has lots of room for expansion to expand this investment and grow your cash flow with servicing available.For further information contact listing realtors for financials and occupancy an well worth looking at.$1,300,000 MLS 184583

1466 3RD AVE

6,744 sqft (3,372 sqft each floor) freestanding fully renovated concrete block building located in the downtown Business District, 1/2 block off Victoria St. Also available for lease. More details available. $949,000 MLS C8036404

757 PRESTON RD. 1.76 Acres in City Limits. Zoned RM1 (Multiple Residential). Price $499,000 MLS #C8033659

2222 NICHOLSON ST FOR LEASE Industrial zoned 5,733 sq ft, was previously operated as a pool hall for the past 20 years. Paved yard, high ceilings & partial second floor office/lounge area. Located in prime Light Industrial area. Net-Lease. MLS #C8027687

NORTH CITY DONAIR & POUTINE

20 seat full service operation. Profitable, fully equipped restaurant, trained staff. Business ONLY, includes equipment and Inventory. Please DO NOT contact staff or owner directly.


R12 | T H U R S D A Y , M A Y 6 , 2 0 2 1

Tips for the PERFECT BEDROOM

KIRK GABLE

Are you dreaming of redecorating your be­droom but don’t know where to start? Keep reading.

250.981.3535 kirkgable@shaw.ca

Aspire Realty

Independently Owned and Operated

2361 Hart Highway $349,000

Clear Lake Sawmill $2,200,000

PRICE REDUCED

Small business opportunity - 3 bdr house zoned commercial and residential with easy access and good visibility

1399 – 6th Ave $8.00 net lease

5498 sq ft good quality office space downtown

180 River Road $3,601,400 or lease for $600/acre/month

P R I N CE G EO RG E C IT I Z E N

Pastel colours such as pale blue, pale pink and creamy yellow are big for bedrooms at the moment. If you want to create a romantic atmosphere, choose pale violet, which evo­ kes love and creativity. Paint your ceiling a slightly darker colour for a cozy feel, but

120 acre former sawmill site with office, warehouse, shop, mobile home park, all services

2595 Queensway St $1,200,000

don’t go too dark or the space will seem tiny. To create a calming effect, opt for a light blue on the walls; for something more sti­ mulating, choose apple green. If you want to wake up feeling energized, try orange, and choose a shade of yellow to boost your morale. Don’t be afraid to mix different de­corating styles in the bedroom. For example, you could add in a few vintage elements, such as antique be­ dside tables; they don’t even have to be identical. You can also hang some of your favourite works of art on the walls. Why not exhibit a few of your own creations? You love to read? Install light fixtures on the wall above the bed for just the right amount of light while keeping your nightstand clear. An armchair that blends in with your decor is great if you like to read in your bedroom but don’t want to sit up in bed. For bedspreads, you’re sure to find something you love in the huge selection on offer in stores. Just be sure that it’s comfortable. Quilted or embroidered models are perfect for any type of decor, in ad­dition to being timeless.

5368 sq ft commercial building on busy arterial, ample parking, easy access, zoned for a variety of business and retail uses, new roof, washrooms, lots of recent renos.

211 Main St McBride $549,000 PRICE REDUCED

The timelessness OF WHITE Development opportunity! 16.36 acres at the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers close to downtown. Current zoning: industrial.

970 Terminal Blvd. $2,700,000

Turnkey business opportunity! Fully equipped grocery store on large lot downtown McBride, paved parking, lots of recent renos.

2375 Burrard Ave Vanderhoof Lease from $850/month gross

SALE I NG D N E P 15420 sq ft industrial on 1.67 fenced and mostly paved acres in BCR. Close to Hwy 97, minutes from downtown.

960 – 5th Ave $988,000

Modern, well maintained office building in downtown Vanderhoof. Lots of recent updates, includes 2 parking lots. Some office space available for lease.

466 2nd Ave $1,250,000

Attention investors! Quality light industrial/ office/retail building downtown with long term tenants. Recent updates.

15,624 sq ft light industrial on 5 city lots, long term tenant.

2385 Hart Highway $129,000

265 Main St McBride $99,000

Small house of little or no value on commercial/ residential corner lot. Ideal for home based business.

2854 Northwood Pulp Rd

1475 sq ft office or retail building on large lot in downtown McBride, recently renovated.

2.5 acre corner lot at Northwood Pulp Rd & Clubhouse Drive zoned residential $179,000

When it comes to interior decorating, furniture and paint, you just can’t go wrong with white. It’s always popular! Here are a few tips to help you make the most of this timeless neutral.

ation, cleanliness and freshness. In addition, white is suitable for all decorating styles. Although this all sounds very simple, it’s still vital to harmonize the different shades of white.

If you think white will give a rather chilly feel to your home, opt for a warm white that doesn’t have any blue undertones. Paint your ceilings and staircase white if you want to create a relaxing at­mosphere, and if you feel daring, go for white floors as well. Of course white is also a great co­lour for the bedroom.

So, if you want an atmosphere that’s Zen, relaxing, warm and elegant, an all-white in­terior is a must for you.

Your home needs a bit of a facelift? Paint your kitchen cabinets white and add a gloss finish to reflect the light. Afraid that your decor is dull or bland? No problem! Use your white walls as a backdrop and simply add co­loured accessories: curtains, cushions, throws and dishes for the kitchen. Pale walls help your accessories stand out while bringing more light to the room. Designers favour neutral co­lours, such as white, grey and beige, because they make your home feel welcoming and evoke relax-


P R I N C E G E O R G E C I T I Z E N

T H U R S D A Y , M A Y 6 , 2 0 2 1 | R13

“Stress-Less” Real Estate Services #StressLessRealEstate

Call or Text: Visit:

Selling ¨Buying ¨Relocation ¨Referrals

¨

#PrinceGeorgeLife

250-612-1709

DeanBirks.com

Check out 360 Tour link on all my home listings BRAND NEW & SUITE POTENTIAL

WATERFRONT

3907 RICHET ST $493,000

Brand New - Higher end materials and workmanship by Gord Janz of Pineview Developments in this attached, three-spacious-bedroom home. Each side has it own 1/2 acre lot. Open-concept kitchen & living area. Spacious master walk-in closet & 5-piece ensuite. Vehicle access to backyard and tons of room for a future shop. See 360 Tours at DeanBirks.com.

ld o S #204-3363 WESTWOOD DR - $288,800

Check out this move in ready 2 bedroom & 1 den home! With distinctive style and convenient, carefree strata living, this home is a must see! You will love the hard surface flooring, natural gas fireplace, central air conditioning & more... Visit DeanBirks.com for details.

55730 JARDINE LOOP RD - CLUCULZ LAKE $658,800

For a glamorous style that will be durable too, the material of choice is marble, vinyl or porcelain tiles. You prefer a classic, timeless look for floors? Hardwood, laminate flooring or vinyl planks are for you. To add an exotic touch to your decor, opt for bamboo. By the way, did you know that bamboo is more du­rable than hardwood and is more resistant to insects and mildew? It’s stylish as well.

303-1638 6TH AVE (THE COURTYARD) $259,800

One of a kind spectacular home on Cluculz Lake waterfront. 2 bed 2 bath home has main flooring living with an open concept kitchen that looks out through the Flex or Sunroom to the stunning lake. Flex or Sun room has a built in BBQ station which is an entertainers dream. Flex-Sun Room.Bonus is the 24 x 50ft shop.

Downtown Location is great! This 3rd floor one bedroom - one bath unit in The Courtyard is close to absolutely everything and boasts a bright closed in solarium/ porch with views North towards the city and cut-banks. Courtyard complex boasts underground parking, elevators, a storage space for each unit, and a club and exercise room. For more details visit DeanBirks.com

ld o S

ld o S

368 CINNAMON ST (BEAR LAKE) $185,800

Save over $100,000 plus by being 40 minutes from the city! Bright 2 bed 2 bath home built in 2007 in community minded Bear Lake. Sunny main floor is an open concept with vaulted ceiling, tons of windows and lots more. Visit DeanBirks.com for details.

Tips for finding the PERFECT FLOORING You’re ready to shop for flooring, but are totally confused with all the choices that are available to you. There’s so much out there! Don’t panic; here are some tips to steer you in the right direction.

Call Dean

2018 - 2019

Vinyl is affordable and easy to maintain. On the other hand, it can show scratches, stains and signs of wear and tear. La­minate floors imitate wood, stone or ce­ramic. They’re easy to install and are resistant to stains, shocks and scratches. You like ceramic tiles? Keep in mind that this material isn’t as resistant to damage as other types of tile, such as porcelain. Li­ noleum is easy to maintain and is extre­mely resilient. Nowadays it comes in many styles and forms, including biode­ g radable and hypoallergenic. If your rooms are on the small side, light colours will make them appear larger and brighter. If you hate cleaning, then choose textured sur­fa­ces. You love keeping up with all the latest trends? Go for a matte finish. Lastly, make sure that your choice of floo­r ing is suitable for the room where it will be laid. For example, laminate flooring and hard­wood are unsuitable for bathrooms because of their high hu­midity levels. Bamboo flooring is increasingly popular in homes.

474 LYON ST S - $379,800

Nicely finished and fully updated home, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom spacious living room and family room. Only minutes to major shopping and Bus routes. Elementary schools within walking distance, large fenced yard and RV parking. Room for future detached shop/garage.

How to create a home office If you regularly work or study from home, a comfortable office is vital. Here are five things to consider if you want to create a productive environment. 1. LOCATION It’s best to choose a space that’s removed from the rest of your home. A door that separates your office from other rooms will help you concentrate during the day and disconnect from work in the evening. 2. DESK Choose the biggest desk that can comfortably fit in your office. If you choose an L- or U-shaped desk, it’ll provide ample room for computers, printers and other equipment. 3. STORAGE A bookshelf, filing cabinet or other storage unit is required to hold the things you don’t need every day. 4. LIGHTING Ideally, your home office has big windows that let in lots of natural light. If not, you’ll need ambient lighting to ensure the space is bright enough. Task lighting, such as a desk lamp, is also a must.

5. CHAIR If you spend hours at a time sitting down, invest in a comfortable chair. Choose an adjustable one with wheels that offers adequate lumbar support. Don’t forget to personalize your home office. Paint the walls a cheery tone, hang inspiring art on the walls and adorn your desk with pictures of loved ones.


R14 | T H U R S D A Y , M A Y 6 , 2 0 2 1

P R I N CE G EO RG E C IT I Z E N

Thinking of a Career in Real Estate?

Speak with Owner & Managing Broker, Rod McLeod, Associate Brokers, David Black and Melanie Lupul at Royal LePage, the largest Real Estate Brokerage in Northern BC. We have a comprehensive training program to kick-start your career. Helping you SUCCEED is what we do! OVER

100 YEARS OF SUCCESS

Aspire Realty

Profile for Prince George Citizen

rew  

Prince George, houses, homes, land, acreage, houses, realtor, lots

rew  

Prince George, houses, homes, land, acreage, houses, realtor, lots

Profile for pgcitizen
Advertisement

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded