Fort St. John saw a small boost in real estate sales and average home prices in the first six months of 2019.
The BC Northern Real Estate Board released its mid-year results on Friday, showing 258 properties worth $85.4 million were sold in the Fort St. John area through the end of June.
Of those sales, 129 were single-family homes that spent an average of 67 days on the market and sold for an average price of $382,400.
Compared to the first half of 2018, realtors had sold 151 single-family homes for an average price of $364,600.
The city has also seen the sale of 18 half-duplexes (0), 49 manufactured homes (+43), 30 homes on acreages (+8), and 9 vacant lots (-1) so far this year.
There were 243 properties sold for $90.1 million in the first six months of 2018.
“Many of the communities in our Board region saw a decrease in number of sales and number of listings," board president Leah Mayer noted in a release.
"Overall the sales activity has decreased by 7.64%, and the number of active listings has increased by 5.55%.”
Fort Nelson sales
In Fort Nelson, 16 properties worth $1.3 million were sold by the end of June. That's down from the 50 properties worth $5.1 million in the same period last year.
Five single family homes sold since January sold for less than $118,750, and took an average of 83 days to sell, according to the board.
Overall, single-family home prices have increased from an average of $113,690 in 2018, down to $137,150 so far this year.
As of June 30, there were 687 properties of all types available for purchase through MLS listings in the Fort St. John area, and 122 in the Fort Nelson area.
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