The BC Real Estate Association predicts home sales in the province will decline after a record pace this year.

However, Chief Economist, Cameron Muir believes Northern BC should not see any drastic changes.

“The north has been quite stable. In fact, when we look at sales through the Northern BC Real Estate Board we expect them to be about the same as we saw in 2016 albeit down about 0.6%.”

The recent Foreign Home Buyers Tax in the lower-mainland hasn’t impacted things on a provincial scale yet.

The average home price in Northern BC for 2017 is expected to be $266,000.

Over 4,100 unit sales are expected for Northern BC in 2017 which is a foretasted decline of 3.3% from 2016.