REAL ESTATE & HOUSING
There are six local real estate agencies, one of which is located at 150 Mile House, and one of which also operates a branch office in Horsefly. There are affordable single dwellings, strata lots, recreational properties, adult complexes and acreages available here.
The average residential selling price is $234,000 as of 2009. In the first quarter of 2009 sales of properties of all types through the MLS ® (Multiple Listing Service®) were down by 44% over the same period last year. To the end of March, 2009, a total of 589 properties with a value of $117,045,538 changed hands in the area serviced by the BC Northern Real Estate Board, (including Williams Lake) compared with 1,051 properties worth $219,611,298 in the first quarter of 2008. As of March 31st, 2009, there were 4,018 properties of all types available for sale throughout North Central BC, up from 3,604 at this time last year.
Rentals are in high demand as well. In 2009, in Williams Lake the vacancy rate is 1.3%, compared to 9.1% in 2005. In Williams Lake, we are not only known as the home of internationally renowned log home construction exporters; we have 10 construction companies who can build your dream home for you.