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I have listed a new property at 107 3885 RICHET ST in Prince George.
Close to all Hart amenities, without the hassle of yard work. Super clean and well-maintained home with an open floor plan on the main. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Large rec room downstairs. There is parking for 3 vehicles, which includes a large heated single garage and private driveway for 2 vehicles. All measurements are approximate, and buyer should verify if important.
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I have listed a new property at 1866 BACHINSKI CRES in Prince George.
This large family home is only 9 years young. Great open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen. 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Located within walking distance of the elementary school, in a quiet neighborhood, making this area appealing to the young family. The fully-finished basement boasts a fantastic layout for family activities, with a separate games area and entertainment space. Enjoy the larger backyard from your sundeck, conveniently located right off the kitchen. There is plenty of parking available, with a double garage and wide driveway.
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I have listed a new property at 2810 GREENFOREST CRES in Prince George.
Enjoy one of PG's newer neighborhoods. Located amongst large new homes you will enjoy this 4 bedroom, 4 bath family home backing onto greenbelt. Large open & bright main floor boasts living room w/gas fireplace, kitchen w/eating bar & tons of cupboard space, plus a dining area w/a door to the covered BBQ deck for relaxing & taking in the greenspace. Upstairs you will find very generous sized rooms with a walk-in closet in the master and a 5 piece ensuite with separate shower and soaker tub. Very little is needed to finish the bright walk out basement with suite potential. Already walled is a bedroom, 4 piece bathroom and an OSBE. Just need flooring and t-bar. Laundry on the main, RV parking & landscaping done.
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I have listed a new property at 3295 MAURICE DR in Prince George.
Great building lot in University Heights on the corner of Maurice and Chancellor. Build your dream home here!
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Please visit our Open House at 411 LYON ST S in Prince George.
Open House on Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM Nothing to do but MOVE IN! Super cute and clean with almost everything updated. Modern decor, covered parking, and bathrooms up an down. OPEN HOUSE 12 -1 Feb 12, 2016 Hope to see you there!!!
Completely renovated up and down and Move In Ready!! This home is cute, clean and cozy with modern paint and decor. Featuring a wood fireplace in the living room with vaulted ceilings and a view plus a custom build Brunner wood furnace/fireplace down that is tied into the ducting should you prefer to heat your home with wood. New Everything including the beautiful kitchen lots of counter space and open design to large eating area with a view. This home has 3 large bedrooms with 2 up and 1 down, 2 bathrooms, a large recreation room down, OSBE, covered parking, high efficiency furnace, new windows, trim, flooring, alarm and more. Outside is fully fenced for kids or animals and features raised flower or garden beds.
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I have listed a new property at 1016 IRWIN ST in Prince George.
This 4-level-split family home is in a great location. It is within walking distance of elementary and high schools, plus Spruceland shopping as well as bus routes. Large living room with 4 bedrooms, storage area and a large rec room. New covered 20 x 15'5 parking with alley access to the large fenced yard, plus a brand new front yard deck to enjoy summer evenings.
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I have listed a new property at 2383 QUINCE ST in Prince George.
Great investment opportunity! Rents $500 & $700. Very close to elementary school. Located at end of Quince. All measurements & info to be verified by buyer if deemed important.
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I have listed a new property at 3922 AREND DR in Prince George.
New home soon to be under construction. Looking for a quality built sprawling rancher to check all the boxes. With over 1500 square feet on the main floor, there is room for everyone. Enjoy entertaining in the great room with open concept living, dining and kitchen areas. The kitchen will be large and bright with centre island and eating are for extra counter space and seating. Lots of large window and sliding glass doors provide a ton of natural light. 3 great sized bedrooms including a master bedroom that will boast a beautiful 5 piece ensuite. Sundeck off the dining room, main floor laundry and covered parking provide a convenient lifestyle. Close to walking trails, and shopping in Nechako View.
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I have listed a new property at 411 LYON ST S in Prince George.
Completely renovated up and down and Move In Ready!! This home is cute, clean and cozy with modern paint and decor. Featuring a wood fireplace in the living room with vaulted ceilings and a view plus a custom build Brunner wood furnace/fireplace down that is tied into the ducting should you prefer to heat your home with wood. New Everything including the beautiful kitchen lots of counter space and open design to large eating area with a view. This home has 3 large bedrooms with 2 up and 1 down, 2 bathrooms, a large recreation room down, OSBE, covered parking, high efficiency furnace, new windows, trim, flooring, alarm and more. Outside is fully fenced for kids or animals and features raised flower or garden beds.
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I have listed a new property at 3938 AREND DR in Prince George.
Brand new home under construction in the prestigious new subdivision Nechako View. You could own this fantastic quality home built by North Nechako Homes Ltd. This home will feature top quality products with Hardi Plank siding, grand open floor plan in the kitchen, family and dining room areas. Kitchen will feature a generous amount of cupboards and counter space with kitchen island. Upstairs will boast 4 large bedrooms with 2 master suites with vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, 5 & 4 piece ensuite. Downstairs will offer a 2 bedroom legal suite w/own laundry and OSBE. Covered parking in the double garage & the location make this one of the most desirable homes in Prince George. Close to nature trails, shopping and ski hill.
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Please visit our Open House at 1505 BLACKBURN RD N in Prince George.
Open House on Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM Open to public. No refreshments.
Beautiful newer home in Blackburn still under New Home Warranty. Enjoy 3 bedrooms up with a bright kitchen featuring tons of cupboard space and eating area plus a door to the sundeck which is great for relaxing or entertaining. Laundry and office on the main with a large unfinished area ready for your rec room or suite ideas. Double car garage all on city services and a short distance to town.
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Please visit our Open House at 205 4288 15TH AVE in Prince George.
Open House on Sunday, October 30, 2016 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Fantastic 1 bedroom renovated condo. This home has tons of natural light and updates include newer flooring, paint, trim, fixtures, newer kitchen and bathroom. Pride of ownership is evident. With an in-suite storage room and northwest facing balcony you can enjoy Cranbrook Hill as the leaves change for fall. Very well maintained and run building features a beautiful swimming pool, gym, library, laundry on each floor and one parking space. Centrally located on a bus route.
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Please visit our Open House at 1505 BLACKBURN RD N in Prince George.
Open House on Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:00PM - 2:00PM Open to public.
Beautiful newer home in Blackburn still under New Home Warranty. Enjoy 3 bedrooms up with a bright kitchen featuring tons of cupboard space and eating area plus a door to the sundeck which is great for relaxing or entertaining. Laundry and office on the main with a large unfinished area ready for your rec room or suite ideas. Double car garage all on city services and a short distance to town.
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I have listed a new property at 3708 WINSLOW DR in Prince George.
Fantastic 5 bedroom family home in a great neighbourhood close to the Hart Highlands Ski Hill. This home checks all the boxes with open concept living, dining room and kitchen areas featuring a gas fireplace, and gas stove plus tons of cupboard space. Three bedrooms up includes a walk-in closet and ensuite in the master bedroom. In the daylight basement you'll find a rec room plus two more bedrooms , 4 piece bathroom and laundry along with access to the single garage. Need a place to park your RV? This home has that too. Fully fenced huge backyard with large patio, gas line for BBQ and storage shed. Great location, close to schools and shopping. A must see!
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Please visit our Open House at 1505 BLACKBURN RD N in Prince George.
Open House on Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:00AM - 1:00PM Open to public. No refreshments
Beautiful newer home in Blackburn still under New Home Warranty. Enjoy 3 bedrooms up with a bright kitchen featuring tons of cupboard space and eating area plus a door to the sundeck which is great for relaxing or entertaining. Laundry and office on the main with a large unfinished area ready for your rec room or suite ideas. Double car garage all on city services and a short distance to town.
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I have listed a new property at 471 PATTERSON ST in Prince George.
Beautifully maintained family home. Close to all levels of schooling. This home has 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom and is located a few doors off Dezell. A few of the features include, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, 2 gas fireplaces, walk-out basement with separate entry and a extra large master bedroom with walk-in closet. Many of the big ticket items such as the kitchen, furnace and windows have been updated over the years.
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I have listed a new property at 205 4288 15TH AVE in Prince George.
Fantastic 1 bedroom renovated condo. This home has tons of natural light and updates include new flooring, paint, trim, fixtures, new kitchen and new bathroom. Pride of ownership is evident. With an in-suite storage room and northwest facing balcony you can enjoy Cranbrook Hill as the leaves change for fall. very well maintained and run building features a beautiful swimming pool, gym, library, laundry on each floor and one covered parking space. Centrally located on a bus route.
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8 Smart Home Technology Trends that Can Save You Money

The ‘smart home’ is the new ‘internet of things’, or objects that can serve you better by communicating with each other or directly with you through apps on your smart phone. In the ideal version of the wired future, all of our appliances and gadgets talk to each other seamlessly.

 

What could living in a smart home look like? Picture something like this:

The lights in your bedroom slowly illuminate to quietly awaken you in the morning, replacing the typical blaring alarm. The aroma of fresh brewing coffee drifts in and stirs your senses. Once the lights are all the way up, the heating system kicks on, just in time to warm up your room so you’re not shocked once you crawl out from underneath the duvet.

 

When you step into the shower, it turns on automatically and remembers your preferred temperature and water pressure. And it will shut off right when you’re finished as it knows how long you take to bathe.

Once you’ve driven out of your garage, your home alarm system arms itself. And it will only unlock automatically when it “sees” and recognizes someone else from your family approaching through programmed in biometrics.

Do smart homes really work this way right now? Not exactly…while you may find some of these smart features in certain homes, we haven’t reached the point where every feature intuitively knows what you want and when you wanted. However, each year we’re getting closer and closer toward that shiny, idealized ‘Jetson’ future.

Here are some trends that we see for smart homes, many of which may also help you save money:

Smart Thermostats

 

Programmable thermostats that are synchronized with the clock have been around for decades. However, they’re often difficult to set and aren’t necessarily efficient; they simply turn on or off as programmed, whether or not you are there.

 

With the newer models, smart thermostats can be programmed to adjust the temperature when they sense you are present. And once you leave, they can kick back to standby mode so that you’re saving energy and money. Nest does all of this, and it also allows you to check your usage from your cell phone so that you can adjust the temperature remotely and save even more.

 

Smart Smoke Detectors

Having a working, effective smoke detector saves lives. But unfortunately, many of us still have those battery-run smoke detectors that make that annoying, piercing beep when their batteries are running low on power. And instead of replacing batteries right away, it’s often easier to pull them out and disable the detector (while risking our lives).

 

Many of the new smart smoke detectors, like the Birdi, monitor smoke, carbon dioxide, as well as air quality. With this new sensor technology, they know the difference between a real fire and burnt toast.

 

Smart Sprinkler Control

Weather in our area is predictably unpredictable. Often, especially during the summer months, we fall into a severe drought. But then we might have one season that brings extreme amounts of rain, like we did this past spring.

 

A smart sprinkler controller like Rachio Iro can not only help save you lots of money on your water bill but also help protect our precious resources.

Programmable by computer or smart phone, it can automatically adjust how often you water your lawn based on the season and the weather forecasts. You can also remotely adjust the settings through a mobile app.

 

Smart Solar Panels

You can put the sun to work for you by using solar technology to power your home. It’s green and renewable, and can save you money over the long term. A recent study conducted by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center determined that Austin customers who invested in a solar system saved an average of $66 per month during the first year that they owned the system.


With smart solar panels, you can program the technology to monitor their performance and even turn them off in case of a weather emergency or fire.

 

Smart Home Security Systems

Home monitoring has become much more sophisticated in recent years. With the old-style security systems, you had to call in contractors to wire your home with monitoring sensors.

With new smart technology, you can simply place a few smart devices in your home to monitor movement and sense whether doors and windows are closed or opened. Some systems include audio and video monitoring, as well as sirens to scare off intruders. You get real-time feedback on security breaches through an app. And, because you’re alerted as soon as the system senses an intruder, it’s more likely that they will be caught.

Canary is one popular all-in-one audio-video security system, complete with sirens and night vision.

 

Smart Locks

Go beyond the standard key locks, which can often be compromised by burglars. The new smart lock systems give you more control over those who can gain access to your home.

 

Some systems, like the Kwikset Kevo, include encrypted virtual keys that you can program for access for a limited amount of time—for example, allowing guests over for a weekend, or cleaning service in during a specific window of time.

 

Other door locking systems include biometric technology. The Ola smart lock allows you to program your lock to recognize your family member’s fingerprints. Other systems use facial recognition to greet you and unlock your door.

 

The new August smart lock integrates with Apple’s technology so you can ask Siri to open your door for you.

 

Smart lighting systems and light bulbs
A well-lit home feels warm and welcoming, and good lighting can instantly increase the value of your home.

However, annual lighting costs can account for up to 12% of your overall electric bill, or over $200 per year according to Energy Star. You can easily reduce this expense simply by using smart lighting technology to add efficiency.

 

The Philips Hue wifi-enabled lights make it easy to add to your home without installing specialized equipment. Smart lighting dimmers and sensors can give you more control over how much energy you use and allow you to turn them on and off through your smart phone.

 

New smart light bulbs can give you control over the warmth or coolness levels of your lighting. With the Lifx LED light bulbs, for example, you can program your light bulbs to turn on or off when you want, to slowly wake you up with increasing illumination, or to change from daytime work lighting to entertainment-friendly shades for parties.

 

Smart Appliances

Programmable slow cookers and coffee makers are the quaint, old-fashioned versions of these home conveniences. Newer, smart appliances give you more control over how your food is kept and prepared, and make it easier for you to complete pesky household chores.

 

Newer coffee makers, like the Smarter coffee machine, let you ‘order’ your coffee exactly to your liking, adjusting everything from bean grind to temperature to strength to time that it’s ready to drink.

 

  • Smart refrigeration technology can help you store your food at just the right temperature, adjusting the thermostat during peak usage times. For example, the LG THINQ fridge can alert you via smart phone app if a door is accidentally left open.

  • Smart ovens can ensure that your food is cooked to the right level of done-ness, and alert you when your meal is ready to eat. June, a new counter oven invented by former Google, Apple, Go-Pro and Path employees will give you even more control—it will contain cameras, thermometers, and other technology to ‘learn’ what you like to eat and make menu suggestions.

  • Smart washers and dryers have customizable controls so that you can safely wash any type of fabric. Some units include controls to increase drying time to save energy. And soon, connected appliances from GE, Oster, Samsung, and other makers, will be able to re-order soap and fabric softener directly from Amazon, so you won’t even have to think about running to the store at the last minute.

 

Have you tested any of these technologies in your home? Did we miss any of your favorite home technologies? Let us know in the comments!

 

 



 

 

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I have listed a new property at 2810 GREENFOREST CRES in Prince George.
Enjoy one of PG's newer neighborhoods. Located amongst large new homes you will enjoy this 44 bedroom, 4 bath family home backing onto greenbelt. Large open & bright main floor boasts living room w/gas fireplace, kitchen w/eating bar & tons of cupboard space, plus a dining area w/a door to the covered bbq deck for relaxing & taking time in the greenspace. Upstairs you will find generous sized rooms with a walk-in closet in the master and a 5 piece ensuite with separate shower and soaker tub. Very little is needed to finish the bright walk out basement with suite potential. Already walled is a bedroom, 4 piece bathroom and an OSBE. Just need flooring and t-bar. With laundry on the main, RV parking & landscaping done just move in.
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Please visit our Open House at 1180 MCGOWAN DR in Prince George.
Open House on Sunday, September 11, 2016 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Large family home in a great neighborhood with an in-law suite. Room for everyone with 3 bedrooms up plus another on the main. The in-law suite features a very large, bright kitchen with pantry & rec room area in the basement. Enjoy the formal dining room with sliding glass doors to the new deck & large living room with beautiful tiled gas fireplace and skylight. Complete with fully fenced yard and double car carport.
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