It goes without saying that March 2020 threw British Columbians a major curveball that dramatically shifted how many folks work.
Office-goers lucky to not have had their jobs impacted by the pandemic pivoted to working remotely. And those already working remotely found themselves dealing with new realities as spouses, partners, kids and roommates took up valuable workspace at home, and no doubt added distractions and increased noise levels.
These changes may have led you to reevaluate your current situation with thoughts such as…
Is it really worth It?
The price of fuel and parking. The stress of commutes and traffic. High cost of living in most of B.C.’s urban communities. Feeling trapped in a small condo. The list goes on.
While some folks are happy to never work from home again, others are ready to do away with the office for good. Some may even reconsider their current arrangements as they realize they are no longer limited by what is feasible in terms of commute times.
If I’m not tied to my current city, is there an opportunity for me to go somewhere more affordable?
With the price of an average home across Northwest BC at roughly a fourth of what it is in Vancouver, NWBC offers options that are out of reach for many living in urban communities and an opportunity to rethink and upgrade your remote setup!
It’s no wonder the housing market in Northwest BC defied the pandemic. The BC Northern Real Estate Board (BCNREB) reported 3,565 properties sold in the first six months of 2021, up from the 1,786 sales reported in the first half of 2020, with sales worth $1.2 billion compared with $538.6 million in 2020. Kitimat even recorded a dramatic real estate boom in the first half of 2021.
Do I want to rent or buy?
Whether you’re looking to rent, build or invest, Northwest BC offers affordable housing and land purchase options. Did you know you can even get a serviced lot in the Hazeltons for $5,000 to $10,000?
Imagine what your remote work setup could transform into with more space, time and money in your pocket.
What are you waiting for? Learn more about our region here.