dean birks: Haldi Rd School as a home? - 06/27/09 11:56 AM
The possibilities are endless with this Haldi Rd Elementary School that has been converted to a home. Imagine large spacious rooms that have been redone with warmth and colors. your own private gym with most of the equipment, your own soccer/football field, playground & tennis court. This could also be ideal for institutions looking for the infrastructure of a school. The 10 acres (may be sub divided) is chain link fenced around the perimeter. Newer torch on roof, all new ultra high efficiency furnaces, ev erything appears in mint shape. In law suites for additional income.
Visit for detail etc.

dean birks: Haldi Rd School converted to a great home! - 06/27/09 11:54 AM

dean birks: Prince George to get 2 new Bio-Energy plants! - 04/22/09 01:18 PM
The P.G. Interior Waste to Energy group said today they plan to start construction on a $50 million bioenergy project in early May.The project is expected to create 70 jobs, producing electricty to heat 7,000 homes, as well as other products like bio-energy and bio-oil.
"This is an example of the  new  forestry sector" says Liberal candidate for Prince George-Mackenzie Pat Bell, "The  plant will also produce  an activated charcoal that can be used in  water filters and in the  automotive paint industry.  It also produces light and heavy oils.  The light oil can be used as bio-diesel and the heavy oil … (0 comments)

dean birks: 3 New Blogs - 01/25/09 11:57 AM
Here is a link to 3 great Blogs I have updated. Don't forget to subscribe when you visit them.
Foreclosure Blog for Prince George and BC - click here
Investor Blog - click here
PG Real Estate Blog - click here
If you have a great article or info you would like to add to any of my blogs just contact me - Click Here
Our buyers are low but so is our listing inventory so we are in better shape than most places. With interest rates for a mortgage as low as 3.8% one should be serious about buying if … (0 comments)

dean birks: Thanks to all my clients and fellow Realtors for another great year! - 01/15/09 10:06 AM

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dean birks: MLS Sales and Listings for 2008 report for Prince George BC. - 01/03/09 04:29 AM
I have just compiled the MLS data of Sales and Listings for 2008 here in Prince George. This report is for Detached homes within City limits. We have done alot better than most report.Also note that May, June, July data is not available and is not represented in the data.Click Here for the report.All the best in the new year!Cheers
Dean Birks

dean birks: Prince George Airport - The New Transpacific Logisitics Alternative Video - 12/24/08 05:24 AM
Just another of the many reasons Prince George BC is a fantastic place to live, work and invest!
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YXS - The New Transpacific Logisitics Alternative
The Runway Expansion Project has transformed runway 15/33 from 7,400 ft. to 11,450 ft., complete with centre line (LED) lighting, dual ILS navigational systems and a dedicated de-icing refueling pad for wide body aircraft. Once completed, the Runway Expansion Project will allow the PGAA to market the airport as a new transpacific logistics alternative, providing carriers the opportunity to make Prince George a destination of choice for refueling and transshipment … (0 comments)

dean birks: Should you down size? - 11/26/08 02:28 PM
A great many moves in our lives are to larger residences to accommodate growing families. Or, perhaps our financial development allows us to move up to a larger home with more features and amenities. There is no stress involved in trying to reduce our life's stuff to fit into a smaller place. If anything, we just need to shop for some more furniture for the new larger place.There is the other side of this coin, however. Perhaps there have been economic setbacks, and we can no longer afford a large home. We need to downsize to something less expensive, and with … (0 comments)

dean birks: Fantastic Log Home on 5 acres - 11/18/08 09:59 AM

Wholesome country living on 5 private acres. Solid, well maintained log home features vaulted 20 ft ceilings, open living room and country kitchen. Master bedroom in the loft has an ensuite and private deck facing west. Two bedrooms on the main are very spacious and there is a cozy guest bedroom in the partially finished basement. The well produces ample amounts of excellent water and there is a 24x24 garage and storage shed for your vehicles and toys. The community hall, curling rink, fire hall and elementary school are only a few minutes away. This is a must view if … (2 comments)

dean birks: Free Foreclosure Lists for Prince George BC - 11/17/08 03:04 PM
Well its that time in the cycle that there are a few Foreclosures now appearing here in Prince George BC. Most are not great deals but you never know.
Bank Foreclosures and Estate Sales often represent a great way to get a great deal on a home and investment property. If you would like a current list of all Foreclosures & Estate Sales in Prince George and surrounding area sent to you by email please click here.

dean birks: Local Manufacture wins bid for Russian business because of new inland port - 02/24/08 06:37 AM

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!

dean birks: A great way to take the hassle out of renting a home. - 02/21/08 02:35 AM
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. … (2 comments)

dean birks: Leaky roof in spring? - 02/20/08 01:05 PM
Leaky Roof in Spring?
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 … (2 comments)

dean birks: Sales and Listings in Prince George BC - 02/20/08 12:57 PM
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 with 2009 even being better.
Have question just comment.
Dean Birks

dean birks: BC Gov't raised the exemption limit for 1st time buyers - 02/20/08 12:54 PM
The Provencial Government has issued amended First Time Home Buyers requirements. Finally 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). … (1 comments)

dean birks: Let it snow! - 01/26/08 01:27 AM
Wow another great day here in Prince George BC. Woke up to about 6 inches of new fluffy snow and only -5c. One of the many things I like about Prince George is we normally get 4 different seasons and our winters are normally snow, and sunny skies.
Here is a picture I just took at 7:10am today after I shovelled the snow.
Free Website Directory … (4 comments)

dean birks: CMHC Housing Starts for Prince George BC in 2007 - 01/10/08 09:19 AM
I have just posted the report on my website. Click Here to view. CMHC housing stats for Prince George. I think that this coming year 2008 will be what I call a more stable year with 3 to 5% in increase just due to the fact the all existing homes could not be replace due to the building costs ranging from $180 to $210 per square foot.
Dean Birks

dean birks: Foreclosures in BC? - 12/31/07 05:56 AM
Even though the real estate market is great in BC there still are people prepared to let their properties go. I have just started a new "Foreclosures in BC" blog which I will contribute to with tips, news and home deals. If you have good advise or tips please feel free to contact me to contribute.
 Happy New Year

dean birks: Selling in Spring? - 12/31/07 05:50 AM
Selling This Spring
Are you considering selling your home this spring? As we head into the year's busiest real estate season, ensuring that your home is in its best condition will help attract maximum interest. Here are some tried and true steps to follow:
Begin the purge.
Put your house on a diet. Give consideration to the appeal of a tidy and organized house and begin removing or donating both the things that clutter your home and the things you don't want to move with you. Choose a drawer, shelf or storage bin, and begin streamlining, room-by-room, a little bit at a time. … (0 comments)

dean birks: Getting your home ready for the cooler weather - 10/23/07 03:22 PM
Don't "Fall" into the Season Without Preparing Your HomeGetting your home ready for the cooler weather Proper maintenance of your home and garden will help preserve your investment. And best of all, keeping your house in tip-top shape this fall will prevent any unnecessary chores in the spring.
Outdoor Projects
- Complete exterior painting before cooler weather arrives
- Check and repair exterior lighting before daylight fades
- Store lawn ornaments and patio furniture in a shed or basement. If space is limited, weather-resistant covers can protect outdoor furnishings
- Cover air conditioner and barbecue to prevent winter damage
- Close your pool before leaves start to … (0 comments)

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