Explore Lethbridge, AB

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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  As a business that relies heavily upon marketing, I am always impressed when I see other local business people who demonstrate excellence at it.  Today in my email inbox I encountered the following coupon marketing a local restaurant called "The Guesthouse Restaurant".  When I first ate at that...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge on the Simpsons The city of Lethbridge, Alberta was featured in a gag on the Simpsons. The Simpson family was watching a show called, “Hunch” and Lethbridge was the “filming location” for the City of New York.                   WooHoo, surely that impresses diehard fans of the show to ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Here are some lovely charts, graphs, and numbers that summarize the current marketplace across the provinces.  Of course, I am only really concerned about real estate and mortgage stats that affect Lethbridge real estate and mortgages, but it is sometimes advantageous to keep up to date on the bi...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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There are several important financial events coming in the immediate future that will give indication as to how Canada will weather the global economic crisis.  Should Canadian interests prove to be stronger, it will result in a great influx of investment into Canada.  However, should the results...

By Shaun Serafini, B.MGT
(Shaun Serafini - Mortgage Expert - All Source Mortgages )
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If you happen to hold an unsecure line of credit with a Canadian financial institution, you may be receiving some troublesome news - payments and interest could be on the rise. This increase is not due to the Bank of Canada raising the Prime rate however. Several of the major financial institutio...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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  Today I had a meeting with a company called Altawest Mortgage.  They are a private mortgage company who lends money through mortgage brokers in Alberta and BC.  These private lenders are a great resource for borrowers and for investors.   Who needs a private lender?   People who cannot qualify ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Mortgage Broker Lethbridge Real Estate   According to a federal housing agency, MLS housing sales will be down about 10 per cent in the Medicine Hat area this year, the average housing price will dip by four per cent, and housing starts will decline by about 21 per cent. The good news,...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Waiting for Better Fixed Rates The Bank of Canada’s next interest rate announcement is just two weeks away, and many mortgage shoppers are fixated on it. Lethbridge Mortgage Broker Lethbridge Real Estate We’ve probably spoken to a dozen people in the last week who want a fixed-rate mortgage but d...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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  I often receive calls asking me exactly how much better mortgage rates can a good mortgage broker negotiate compared to what the big banks offer their customers.   Here are the rates as of today 2/18/09 from the Royal Bank's website: Term  ROYAL BANK Posted Rate             My Available Rate   ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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There is a deal right now at Godaddy.com that you can buy a dot com domain name for only 99 cents.  This is only available by using a coupon code at the checkout, and only one per account.  Regular price to register a domain there is 7 or 8 bucks a year, so this is a pretty good savings and elmin...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Yesterday I received an email from a fellow AR member who was asking me for a good source for inbound links.   I have my website included in many directories online, many of which I manually submitted it to myself, but also many more that I paid to have my site submitted to.  Directories are like...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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This is sort of a real estate related coupon, $25 off any $100 purchase between now and the 15th of February.  There are a few decent sales in the current flyer which when combined with the discount makes for some sweet deals.  If you are like me, and spend a couple hundred bucks ever month or tw...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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The City of Lethbridge has implemented new standards for secondary suites effective January 1, 2009. This morning, myself and close to 100 other REALTORS® from the Lethbridge and District Association of REALTORS®, had the pleasure of listening to the City's Chief Fire Marshall, Mr. Ken Knox, as h...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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  Lethbridge Mortgage Broker Lethbridge Real Estate   For the past 25 years foreclosures and bank owned properties have been a rarity in Lethbridge.  Yes there has always been one or two that appear on the market, typically due to bankruptcy or judicial actions, but certainly no where near the nu...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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  2008 University of Lethbridge Donor Report Reflects Strong Culture of Giving The University of Lethbridge’s 2008 fundraising results show that a healthy $7 million was raised to support more than 200 separate areas on campus – from scholarships and bursaries to research projects and equipment p...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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This is a great community even and is sold out the past 3 years in a row.     The Lethbridge Hurricane's "Fourth Annual Celebrity Sports Dinner and Auction" will play host to former NHL Official and recent Hall of Fame inductee Ray Scapinello as the evening's keynote celebrity speaker. Ray Scapin...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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  Lethbridge Mortgage Broker Lethbridge Real Estate Certain markets across Canada have avoided much of the steep downturn experienced in the US.  However the majority of our markets have slipped by 10-20% over the highs experienced just a year ago.  There are a few small exceptions to this but th...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Price it right! Thinking that you can start high and lower the price if it fails to sell in the first couple of days or weeks is a mentality held by ignorant homeowners. That may sound strong, but recognize that you have one chance to introduce your house to a potential buyer. Maybe that buyer s...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Common Financial Problems:  How Financially Healthy Are You? Financial problems, like many medical problems are best detected early.  Here is the list of some widespread and most common personal financial problems: Not Planning. Human beings were born to put off things. And that is why we have de...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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lethbridge mortgage broker lethbridge real estate   For many years, illegal and non-conforming basement suites have been the bane of many real estate transactions and mortgage applications.  The City of Lethbridge has tried to deal with the situation several times in the past few decades, at one...

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