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Well the year is almost over and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year in 2010!


If you are moving to or just around Prince George or maybe you would just like to keep your eye on things, I have just added a great new web tool that will generate personal/customized reports about Prince George Real Estate for things like:
  1. Asking Price to Sales ratios?
  2. What did the home down the street from me sell for?
  3. Average time on the market here in PG?
Visit www.PrinceGeorgePropertyValues.com and feel free to share this with anyone you think may be interested. I now you will be impressed!



Best regards
Dean Birks REALTOR®


Royal LePage Prince George
Phone: 250-612-1709
Fax: 1-888-870-4132
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Prince George, B.C.- Initiatives Prince George has released it’s economic indicators for Prince George for December, and there are some signs of improvement.
Real Estate:
69 single family homes were sold in Prince George in November, with an average price of $250,572 that’s a 4.4% increase in the average price over  October, and 9.5% higher than November of 2008. It was the third straight month for an increase in the average price. Click Here for the full article.




PS Has the Prince George Market Stabilized? Get a report customized for you. Click Here


Best regards
Dean Birks REALTOR®


Royal LePage Prince George
Phone: 250-612-1709
Fax: 1-888-870-4132
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Well this may not be good news for those of us in small cities like Prince George. It appears those that are borrowing everything to own a home in the big cities may affect those of us that have very reasonable priced homes in smaller places. If 2010 was the year you were planning on buying your first home you may want to talk to your mortgage broker or banker soon than later.

"Finance minister tells CTV Ottawa may raise minimum down payment for home buyers and reduce amortization period to stop some from taking on too much debt"... Click Here for the rest of the info.


PS Has the Prince George Market Stabilized? Get a report customized for you. Click Here


Best regards
Dean Birks REALTOR®


Royal LePage Prince George
Phone: 250-612-1709
Fax: 1-888-870-4132
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Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 00:48:22 +0000 
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Not a good thing anytime but today the NT Air building at the Prince George airport burned to the ground. I think this building was built near the end of World War Two. 
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Executive home on 5.24 acres. Wrap around veranda. Spacious country kitchen w/qu ality cherry maple cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances included, eating bar & eating area w/adjacent family room. Huge garage RI for system for heated floors & 2 garage doors (10x8 & 12x9). RV parking. Majority heated tile floors throughout home. Hardi Plank & cultured stone exterior. Spacious tile foyer w/spiral staircase to 2nd floor, step lighting on stairs and cherry oak rail w/black rod iron spindles. Formal dining. Living is warmed by a gas fireplace faced w/stone & marble ledge. 2 pc bath and den at entrance. Laundry on main. Upstairs boasts 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 baths. Very spacious master bedroom with a 9 pc deluxe ensuite.


PS - Has the Prince George Market Stabilized? Get a report customized for you. Click Here


Best regards
Dean Birks REALTOR®


Royal LePage Prince George
Phone: 250-612-1709
Fax: 1-888-870-4132
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What’s Your Credit Score and How is it Calculated

Payment History – How you pay your bills - 35%

Specific types of accounts (credit cards, retail cards, loans, mortgage,)

Presence of adverse public records (bankruptcy, judgments, suits, liens, collection items)

Severity of delinquency (how long past due) and amount due on collection items.

Time since and number of past due items on account.

Number of accounts paid as agreed.

- For the entire list Click Here (.pdf file 64KB)


Best regards
Dean Birks REALTOR®


Royal LePage Prince George
Phone: 250-612-1709
Fax: 1-888-870-4132
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Home buyers will benefit from a low mortgage rate
environment through much of 2010. The BC Real Estate
Association forecasts borrowing costs to rise more
quickly during the tail-end of 2010 and through 2011.
In line with previous forecasts, mortgage rates have
fluctuated within a narrow range in recent months... click here for the rest.




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Best regards
Dean Birks REALTOR®


Royal LePage Prince George
Phone: 250-612-1709
Fax: 1-888-870-4132
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The phone calls are slowing down and there are fewer buyers active at the moment and the listings are low. Just prior to Christmas makes for a good solid spring run. Now I have time to put up those Christmas lights I have been putting off and hopefully just before the next cold snap.

Have a super weekend!

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Well last night my wife and I spent a great evening over at a clients home for a Christmas social and some great food. While there I met and talked with a very interesting guy. He does allot of work for Corp CN Rail and was talking about the massive opportunities for the large world carriers and those in the shipping industry.
Here is what I learned. A shipping container from Asia through to Chicago and other major centers in the USA gets there 21/2 days faster through Prince Rupert port down through Prince George and beyond, than any other port, period! So... that is a total of a 5 days taken off a round trip per container. So if you are one of the many companies that has hundreds of thousands of shipping containers and you can knock off 5 days per container, that is a massive increase in your assets (container) usage.
The comment was, it is not if, it is only when the word gets out (and it is getting out) that Prince George BC is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the logistics...
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