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Well it just the first of many many things to come. Del-Tech an arm of BID Group became the first major user of CN Rail’s intermodal transload facility – commonly called an inland port – in Prince George. Because of the inland port, they were able to win Russian business as the container loading here in Prince George saved them $300,000!
Manufacturing business of all kinds will start to realize that the cost of making something is not what wins business but how fast and cheap you can get it to the world market and Prince George BC is it!
 
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Best regards
Dean Birks - Realtor
http://www.deanbirks.com/
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The Provencial Government has issued amended First Time Home Buyers requirementsFinally the government has raised the price of first time home buyers exemption.As of today, a first time home buyer will now qualify for a full exemption of property transfer tax with a purchase price of less than $425,000 (rather than $375,000).

 
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Leaky Roof
That gentle spring rain is great for your garden, but it's not so nice when you're dealing with a leaky roof. If you've noticed peeling wallpaper, cracked paint, stains on the ceiling or actual drips that you have to catch in buckets or pots, you need to think about fixing your roof.

A few things you should know about roof repairs:

The best-case scenario is that a section of your roof will require patching or repair. The worst-case scenario is an expensive recovering or replacement of your entire roof. When determining which scenario applies to your roof, interview some quality roofing professionals and consider these facts:

- A roof needs to be replaced every 20 to 30 years, on average, depending on materials, installation, weather and maintenance.

- Finding the source of a leak can be challenging, even for roofing pros, and repairs can get pricey if you have to keep calling them back for additional fixes.

When a new roof is your only option

Your chosen roofing professional has...

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A great way to take the hassle out of renting a home.

Have you or your clients ever tried to rent out a home? Well if you have then most of the time, it is a lot of wasted time having prospective tenants call you and arrange a time for you to meet, you show up and they are not there. Why because they drove by and decided they did not like the location or something else and because they do not know you they have no problem just not showing up and leaving you sitting there wondering if they are coming.
The other one is they do show up and they look like they crawled out of a culvert and not to be discriminatory but the old needles and beer cans that fall out of their car as they attempt to introduce themselves can be quite un-nerving especially if the appointment to show the rental home is in the evening.
I think you could add a bunch more stories here but you get or know the idea.

So what to do?

A few years back when I had rental property I went through this a thought there had to be a better...

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Things are starting to pickup now that the snow and cold has stopped. As of this posting we have had since Jan.1st the BC Northern Real Estate Board has reported:
- 106 new listings (land, homes, condo etc)
- 56 sales (land, homes, condo etc)

So it should prove to be a very consistant market this year.

 
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Well it was another good year in 2007 and I am very optimistic about this year 2008. Prince George in general has diversified well over the last 5 years, the expanding PG Airport will bring alot of freight, refueling and service business here. The increased rail traffic will also bring small to medium manufacturing to Prince George in the years to come due to fast and cheaper transportation access to their markets. The $100 Million dollar cancer clinic to more and more retail all indicate that Prince George is well positioned to capitalize on becoming a very important distribution center.

If you would like more detail visit my website http://www.deanbirks.com/ and click on the "PG in the News" tab and then view 2007 News as well as Video Blog.

So in conclusion I want to wish you all the best in the new year and it goes without saying, if I can be of service either to yourself, friends or family for their real estate needs please give me a call or e-mail.
Thank you in advance...

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