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New property listed in Powell River

I have listed a new property at 5201 MANSON AVE in Powell River. See details here

This charming home is move-in-ready and centrally located. It's tucked off of Manson Avenue and has lots of privacy with trees and a newly put in fence surrounding the property. The basement has potential for a suite with a bedroom already down there and plumbing accessible. The large yard has mature trees and a shop in the back. Call now to book a showing! (id:2493)

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New property listed in Powell River

I have listed a new property at 4366 QUEBEC AVE in Powell River. See details here

Take in the beautiful views from this quality custom home! This brand new build is centrally located in Westview within a newer development. The open concept main living area is great for entertaining while enjoying the panoramic ocean views. Throughout the home, you will notice premium finishings and high-end appliances. The large windows and cozy fireplace give it a bright and inviting feeling. Call today to get more information. (id:2493)

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New property listed in Powell River

I have listed a new property at Lot I QUEBEC AVE in Powell River. See details here

Amazing view! Quality new home! This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom rancher is located among the new development on Quebec Ave in the heart of town. Enjoy the open floor plan, cathedral ceiling in the living room, quality finishes, and panoramic ocean views. Outback is the 616 sq ft garage connected by a breezeway. Call today to get more info! (id:2493)

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New property listed in Powell River

I have listed a new property at 203 4510 WILLINGDON AVE in Powell River. See details here

Spectacular ocean views, immaculately kept home, and centrally located! This level entry condo has had many updates done including kitchen appliances, flooring, lighting, countertops, and more. The building features a security system, elevator, and covered parking. Enjoy watching the stunning sunsets, ocean life, and ever changing water landscape from the balcony. This two bedroom two bathroom home is right downtown, close to coffee shops, the Seawalk, Willingdon Beach, and restaurants. (id:2493)

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New property listed in Powell River

I have listed a new property at Lot I QUEBEC AVE in Powell River. See details here

Amazing view! Quality new home! This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom rancher is located among the new development on Quebec Ave in the heart of town. Enjoy the open floor plan, quality finishes, and panoramic ocean views. Outback is the 616 sq ft detached garage. (id:2493)

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New property listed in Powell River

I have listed a new property at 4366 QUEBEC AVE in Powell River. See details here

Take in the beautiful views from this quality custom home! This brand new build is centrally located in Westview within a newer development. The open concept main living area is great for entertaining while enjoying the panoramic ocean views. Throughout the home, you will notice premium finishings and high-end appliances. The large windows and cozy fireplace give it a bright and inviting feeling. Call today to get more information. (id:2493)

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New property listed in Powell River

I have listed a new property at Lot I QUEBEC AVE in Powell River. See details here

Amazing view! Quality new home! This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom rancher is located among the new development on Quebec Ave in the heart of town. Enjoy the open floor plan, quality finishes, and panoramic ocean views. Outback is the 616 sq ft detached two car garage (id:2493)

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New property listed in Powell River

I have listed a new property at 4366 QUEBEC AVE in Powell River. See details here

Take in the beautiful views from this quality custom home! This brand new build is centrally located in Westview within a newer development. The open concept main living area is great for entertaining while enjoying the panoramic ocean views. Throughout the home, you will notice premium finishings and high-end appliances. The large windows and cozy fireplace give it a bright and inviting feeling. Call today to get more information. (id:2493)

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ALR IN POWELL RIVER BC

ALR stands for Agricultural Land Reserve and is a type of zoning that is found in rural areas. The intent of ALR is to encourage land protection for agricultural production. Only 5% of land in BC is preserved for agricultural use.

What are the restrictions?

Some parcels of ALR may have exceptions to certain prohibited activities and uses but here are some that are usually restricted:

  • Subdividing the land

  • Secondary suites: You may only have one

  • Multiple dwellings: You may have one secondary residence as long as it is under 968 sqft

  • Certain commercial business

Another thing to keep in mind is that there may be additional restrictions registered on the title. Some examples are covenants, easements, and riparian areas. It’s a good idea to ask your real estate agent to review the title if they haven’t already.

Who oversees ALR?

The Agricultural Land Commission makes decisions based on the provincial legislation, the Agricultural Land Commission Act, and associated regulations. In Powell River, we have 4 districts outside of the City limits that help govern ALR. These are the qathet Regional Districts A, B, C, and D.

What is permitted in ALR?

Keep in mind that while these are permitted by the ALC, the local government may restrict certain activities.

  • Agroforestry

  • Grapes

  • Mushrooms

  • Berries

  • Tree Fruits

  • Vegetables (field, greenhouse)

  • Nuts

  • Grains and oilseeds

  • Forage crops

  • Ornamentals (floriculture, horticultural, nursery crops)

  • Green housing

  • Wineries & Cideries

  • Storage, packing & processing of farm products

  • Timber production, harvesting and silviculture

  • Equestrian facilities

  • Application of soil amendments

  • Farm retail sales

  • Temporary or seasonal agri-tourism activities

  • Agroforestry

  • Production of compost with conditions

  • Land development works for farm purposes

This information is not to be relied on, it is to be used as general guidelines. It’s always recommended to double check the restrictions for each property as they are not always the same.

This information was gathered from:

www.alc.gov.bc.ca

www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca

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Common Misconceptions of REALTORS®

Here are the most common misconceptions of real estate agents:

They only care about selling you a home

We go above and beyond for our clients. It’s about the process leading up to the transaction. Getting to know you, your timeline, and what’s important to you. We strive to achieve the results you want while protecting your interests along the way by being fully transparent, avoiding conflicts, and most importantly, keeping all your information protected.

Once the transaction is complete, you won’t hear from your agent again

Your agent spent the time getting to know you and helping you through the process, they may not connect with you as frequently but you are not forgotten! You may even get perks like client appreciation events and quarterly or yearly updates of market changes. 

Real estate agents will do anything to make a sale

While some agents may have this reputation, many are incentivized to hold themselves to a certain ethical standard with their clients. Agents build their brand on their reputation and hope to obtain referrals through their past and current clients. 

All agents are the same

Real estate agents have unfortunately gotten put under the umbrella of greedy sales people. The media definitely likes to gravitate towards the disgraceful stories that make it seem all agents are untrustworthy or sly. Even though there are agents out there who do fall under that umbrella, we are not all the same! Times have changed and so have REALTORS®.


It’s understandable that when someone has had one or multiple bad experiences with a real estate agent that they won’t want to deal with another one. If this is the case, it doesn’t hurt to have a conversation with a few different agents to find one that works best for you. Buying or selling is a big decision and you want to make sure you are taken care of throughout the whole process.

If you are looking to buy or sell in Powell River, feel free to reach out and let’s have a chat about the market and your next move.

kindrebo@460realty.com


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