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The Fort St. John real estate market is experiencing a massive construction boom. According to CBC British Columbia, 30 construction permits—with a combined value of 18 million dollars—have been handed out so far. As of May 7, 2014, 25 new homes have been built, more than double that of the same period last year.

What’s behind this construction boom? you may well ask. Plenty. Among the most prominent, there’s the recent discovery that British Columbia is sitting on a vast natural gas deposit. There’s also the impending approval of the BC Hydro Site C dam, and Canadian forest products company Canfor’s plan to spend $30 million for the improvement of its Polar sawmill at Bear Lake. Frank Peebles of Business Vancouver expounds on the last:

"Canfor will invest $30 million at its Polar facility in Bear Lake, north of Prince George, to replace the existing sawmill and to produce higher-value products, company officials said Wednesday at the company's annual general meeting in Prince George.

Canfor will also pump $6 million into its Fort St. John sawmill's log yard stabilization project.

The two announcements were the highlight of the meeting, which was held in Prince George for the second year in a row."

With all the good news coming in, it’s time for you to take advantage of the booming Fort St. John real estate market. Timely and accurate advice can save you thousands of dollars according to local REALTOR® Scott Sauer with Re/Max Action Realty. Whether you’re buying or selling a home in the area Scott will be of immense help.

Fort St. John Real Estate Market Goes through a Construction Boom

Education and experience

R.H. Grant, a Canadian politician, once said, “When you hire people who are smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are.” Real estate is a complex landscape, but with an experienced and educated professional like a REALTOR®, you can navigate its avenues with ease.

Area knowledge

A REALTOR® possesses in-depth knowledge about the neighborhood a property sits in, including the type of schools, the crime rate, or the demographics. He can pass the information to you, and even identify comparable properties for your benefit.

Price guidance

A REALTOR® guides clients to make the right monetary choices for themselves. A selling REALTOR®, in particular, can supply buyers like you the real estate data you need, help you weigh your options, and choose a price that works for your budget.

All these services and more makes a REALTOR® like Scott Sauer your greatest real estate ally.

(Source: Northern B.C.'s Canfor mill set for $30-million upgrade, Business Vancouver, May 2, 2014)