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Effective February 21, 2012, to March 31, 2013, the bonus is a one-time refundable personal
income tax credit worth up to $10,000. Great news if you buying a New Home for the first time.

Click Here for further details on my website blog.

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For those of us in the Prince George area keeping an eye on the growing transportation hub we are becoming this is just more support for what the potential is.

Here is a link to the Prince George Citizen article on CN's growth here.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/article/20120212/PRINCEGEORGE0101/302129996/-1/princegeorge01/cn-rail-growing-leaps-and-bounds


Cheers!



Dean Birks - REALTOR®


Royal LePage Prince George



www.DeanBirks.com

 



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There has been a few clients in the past few weeks were their furnace stopped working and the home was left vacant for a few days which meant frozen pipes and not so nice outcome. But those are the obvious ones. The less obvious is your furnace switch in your home. Some times it is accidentally turned off due to someone flicking switches to see what light it turns on (not realizing its the furnace switch) only to leave it in the off position. This then shuts your furnace down and again if the home is left vacant you could end up with a frozen home.


I would guess that in a year only 1% of the homes I show have some kind of sticker or color to indicate the switch is for the furnace. I would recommend placing a sticker saying 'Furnace' on that switch. It only take a minute to do and could save your thousands of dollars in repairs due to frozen pipes.


Here is a picture of my furnace switch at home:


Furnace20switch



Best regards


Dean Birks

Top Office Producer (07, 09, 10 & 2011)

#1 MLS® Producer in Prince...

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Prince George Real Estate - Top MLS agent for 2011.pdf Download this file



I wish to personally thank very much all my past and present clients, along with friends and associates for their continued trust when asking me or referring myself to help with either buying or selling real estate here in the Prince George area. I look forward to another great year and feel very optimistic about Prince George & area in the coming years.


Cheers!


Best regards


Dean Birks

Royal LePage Prince George


Phone/Text (Direct): 250-612-1709


Fax (Direct): 1-888-870-4132


www.DeanBirks.com

 

Oh, by the way. I'm never too busy for your referrals!

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Here is a great email I got from Bob and thought I would pass it along. Enjoy!

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In the early 70's expanding competition from globalization brought competition that caused major fluctuations in interest rates charged by lenders as credit became more accessible and inflation caught the financial gurus off guard.  This explosion of the baby boomers transitioning into home owners with families fed it all.  There was no end to the prosperity.  Mortgage rates rose for a short time over 20%.  In 1982 the bubble burst as values had to be adjusted to suit the payments debtors could afford.  The world recovered slowly and here in Prince George as 5-yr interest rates settled into the 10-12% range and values/sales were determined again by the catalyst of credit... payments....

When UNBC was announced in 1990 Prince George immediately benefited over the next six to seven years until the Softwood Lumber Dispute slowed Northern BC substantially as many...

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1- Foreign Trade Zones Eyed for Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Prince George - The British Columbia government is considering creating two foreign trade zones, one in the Vancouver region and one in the north. Click Here for the rest.


 

2- Clark Government Unveils LNG Plans:

By 250 News  Friday, February 03, 2012 10:05 AM

Prince George, B.C. - Premier Christy Clark today announced British Columbia's natural gas strategy will be established on a foundation of four priorities for long-term economic prosperity under the BC Jobs Plan.
   "We are creating new and exciting opportunities by diversifying our natural gas sector, strengthening job prospects for British Columbians and opening the door to new clean energy projects. My government is positioning liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a cornerstone of British Columbia's long-term economic success," said Premier Clark.
   The Natural Gas Strategy and a complementary strategy focusing specifically...
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