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By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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The recession is over, but not the pain. Canada's central bank predicted Thursday that the economy would expand this quarter, suggesting the economic contraction lasted for about nine months, considerably shorter than the previous two recessions in the early 1990s and the early 1980s. The Bank of...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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  http://www.albertaairshow.com/   Check out the website of the Air show for full details.  It is going to be a hot one, so make sure you wear a hat and some sunscreen.  Take the whole family out to the Lethbridge Air Show.  See you there. The Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) is a Cana...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Alberta remains one of the lowest taxed juristictions in North America, as well as one of the few that charges no Provincial sales tax.  There has been recent rumor that in order to combat the loss of resource revenue the Provincial Government would raise taxes to help offset this loss.  Not goin...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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More Canadians miss payments Half-million consumers fall more than 90 days behind on credit bills Record news services More than half a million Canadians have fallen behind on their various credit payments, fuelling a 19 per cent rise in the average national delinquency rate in the one-year perio...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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A new poll suggests more than one in three Canadians plan to take advantage of the federal government's home-renovation tax credit. More than eight in 10 questioned in the Harris-Decima/Canadian Press survey said they were aware of the program, under which eligible applicants can receive a tax re...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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MERIX has launched an 18 month Fixed Rate term at the rate of 2.75% for your clients:       Deal must close by August 28th 2009     New Deals Only, No pre-approvals     Switches and transfers are not permitted     The 18-month term is convertible at any time with no penalty to a 5 year fixed rate...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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At our annual conference this week, John Bordignon, EVP of Strategic Development with Paradigm Quest, gave an extremely informative presentation on bond yields and interest rates. Here are the main points he shared: ·         Expect to see 12-18 months of yo-yo markets (the TSX, Dow, and subseque...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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June 18, 2009 Pre-Approvals: A Dying Breed? Pre-approvals are something many lenders could do without.  The problem (from a lender’s perspective) is that people get pre-approved and then frequently don’t close. One bank that recently did away with pre-approvals in the broker channel was rumoured ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Why Use Mortgage Brokers? Mortgage Brokers are independent, trained professionals licensed to represent and provide you with the best advice for your mortgage needs. Mortgage Brokers primary expertise is locating funding for mortgage financing. They know where the best rates can be found. What's...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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I have had my blog running on Active rain for about 8 months now.  Initially, I started an Active Rain profile hoping that it would increase the profile and google rankings of my LethbridgeLoans.com website.  I wrote a few articles about Lethbridge, about Lethbridge Real Estate, Lethbridge mortg...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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   This past weekend I did an open house.     I did no newspaper marketing at all.  I didn't print flyers.  I didn't even put directional signs up directing stray traffic to my property.  None of that traditional stuff that seems like we do simply because everyone else does it.   What I did do wa...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Just listed a great property in South Lethbridge.  Location, location location, right?  1020 Fern Cres. South Well if you are smart and following that advice, then this is the property you have been waiting for to appear on the market.  Large square footage, 4 level split, nice big yard, beautifu...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Basement Suites in the Lethbridge Real Estate Market lethbridge mortgage broker lethbridge real estate  This is a repost of a blog I made in January of this year, however as I have been receiving several questions this past week from potential home buyers regarding Lethbridge real estate containi...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Effective today, Wednesday, May 27, 2009 … A Reverse Mortgage for as low as … 6.75%!!*   See attached CHIP Fact Sheet for full details and new rates effective May 27, 2009:   1 Year Term = 6.95% 5 Year Term = 7.95% A new report by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canad...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Adjustable rate mortgages are becoming very popular with clients who seek to have low rate and flexibility in their real estate financing.  One of the lenders that I use, Merix, has been very aggressive in chasing these clients and offering the best rates around.   If you are looking for lethbrdg...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Okay, now I know you are pretty excited to get 101 FREE marketing tips right?  Afterall the price is right.  However, I am going to need a little help from you to make this list up.  I would like each of you to take a second, read the list of tips and marketing ideas, and add one or more of your ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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                                    A credit score of 680 or better is becoming a necessity for applying for virtually any type of financing.  Of course the higher the score the better, but a minimum of 680 is becoming the cut off point for many financing and insurance products.  The credit score...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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For the third month in a row single-family housing starts have increased in Lethbridge and surrounding area.Just don’t read too much into it or assume the recession is coming to an end, at least not yet.“We always see movement at this time of year,” says Jean Greer McCarthy, president of the Cana...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Recent interest rate specials have presented existing homeowners and new home buyers with historically low interest rate opportunities.  There have been signs this week of an end to these ultra low rates.  Just last week the bond rate yield INCREASED which puts pressure upon the banks to increase...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Not with my business and not with my clients, but with taking time for myself and to get back to basics.   Activerain has been very good to me.  I write a little about my community, a lot about the mortgage and real estate market, and a little bit about myself and what I do for people to help ful...

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