As of January 1, 2020 Nearhood Appraisals has merged with Lawrenson Walker Appraisers

News: Informing Fort St. John About the Real Estate Market & Appraisal Services

From updates on housing bylaws to provincial-approved projects and more, Nearhood Appraisal Services in Fort St. John wants to help you stay on top of news. We’re happy to update this page regularly so you can be informed on topics pertaining to the real estate market in British Columbia and appraisal services.

For prompt and professional advice and valuation in northeastern BC, contact Nearhood Appraisal Services. We’ll be happy to provide you with a quote.

Readying to Buy Real Estate 

Life at Ground Zero

June 2017

When investing in real estate, focusing on what type of product you want will be the key to your success—should you build, buy turn-key, or buy older, existing product?

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Investing in Real Estate—Risk Factors & Risk Assessment

May 2017

Finances are as unique as each individual. In this article, look at some questions you should be asking along with risk factors and risk assessments that you should review when considering real estate as your investment of choice.

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As Consumer Optimism Returns, Understand Local Market Trends

May 2017

Read about the issues faced by the housing market in Fort St. John and learn how to interpret market trends.

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Be Prepared: Have Your Property Appraised Before Mother Nature Surprises You

May 2017

Get your property appraised before Mother Nature’s wrath strikes as part of Canada’s Emergency Preparedness Week.

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Fort St. John Property Values Rising at the Same Time as Unemployment Could Be Costly

January 2016

BC Major Projects Inventory

August 2016

Read more from the B.C. Major Projects Inventory quarterly report, including private and public sector construction projects.

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Why Become an Appraiser

Interested in becoming an appraiser? See what some designated members from the Appraisal Institute of Canada have to say about how their career choice has made a positive impact on their life and their community.

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How Many Appraisers Will Be Needed?

August 2013

Watch this video for more information about the role and responsibilities of an AIC-designated real estate appraiser.

Appraisal Institute of Canada Celebrates 75 Years

Submitted by Nearhood
July 2013

The Appraisal Institute of Canada celebrates 75 years. Founded in Winnipeg in 1938 it began with only 146 members. In 2013 there are over 4,600 members and 10 Provincial Associations. Watch this video to see the highlights:


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