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Fort St. John sales are also up, with 461 properties changing hands, worth $140.9 million, compared to 374 worth $103.4 million in the first half of last year.

The average cost for a single family residential property in this city is back over 2010 numbers, at $353,000. First half prices dropped last year from around $326,000 in 2010 to just under $309,000.

While Fort Nelson topped Fort St. John in the first quarter, with an average home sale price of over $344,000, prices dropped in the second quarter. Half of the 19 single family homes sold since the beginning of the year went for less than $309,000.

In total, 48 properties have been sold in the first half of 2012, worth $14.9 million. That’s down from 67 properties last year, worth $16.5 million in the same period.

There are currently 373 properties available in the Energetic City, and 86 in Fort Nelson.

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