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By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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As a mortgage associate in Lethbridge with Canada First Mortgage, as well as being a licensed Realtor and Broker of Rainbow Realty, I have been an active fixture of the local real estate community since 1993.  I have helped many others obtain mortgages, home equity line of credits, consolidation ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Genworth, the mortgage insurance company, recently sent out this update.  Much of the information is valuable information for consumers and real estate professionals.  The informed Realtor will be advised to know this information and/or to have a great mortgage associate at your disposal.  Here i...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
Comments 2
November statistics continue to reflect the balancing of our local market. The number of new listings each month continues to decline from previous months as only those "serious" about selling are putting their homes on the market. Prices have stabilized considerably with a 12 month average sale ...

By Greg Toles, Mortgage Associate
(Mortgage Alliance Mortgage Design Group)
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Zero down is actually completely impossible... why? You will always have to put down a deposit (of good faith) when you write up a purchase contract and you always have to prove that you have closing costs available (which lenders typically calculate at 1.5% of the purchase price depending on whe...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
Comments 3
Today we booked another trip to Cuba for Christmas.  This will be our 5th trip to Cuba in the past 3 years, we try to go every 6 months.  Our vacation is a little different then most people's, and most are suprized to discover how exactly we spend our time there.  The truth of the matter is that ...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
Comments 0
October 2008 stats show much of the same "settling" of the market that has prevailed for the past several months. A keen eye will see that the market has shifted and will use the help of a REALTOR® to seek out the opportunities that exist for buyers. There are many well priced investment properti...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
Comments 4
"The only reason every American doesn't own an elephant is because they haven't been offered one for no money down and easy monthly payments"   The horrible truth behind that statement is reflected in the purchasing decisions many people have been making for much of the past few years.  Everythin...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
Comments 0
I had a meeting today with a business development manager from Hometrust today.  As the lending climate in Canada is in a bit of a state of confusion, it is important to stay in constant contact with lethbridge real estate industry members and keep abreast of product changes and developments. Hom...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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The National Do Not Call List (DNCL) came into effect in Canada on September 30th, 2008. It is a set of rules that telemarketers must follow regarding unsolicited telecommunications (by way of either fax or phone). Consumers can register up to 3 different telephone numbers in an attempt to reduce...

By Shaun Serafini, B.MGT
(Shaun Serafini - Mortgage Expert - All Source Mortgages )
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Recent changes in federal regulations on mortgages have eliminated the popular zero-downpayment financing programs that were available through the major mortgage default insurers.This does not mean that you will be unable to purchase a home without a minimum of 5% downpayment saved. All Source Mo...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
Comments 2
I often hear comments about why home sellers and buyers are frozen in their tracks right now. Here are some of the things I am hearing and my responses on why it might not all be true: Comment: It's not the time to buy.. prime rate is dropping and I will wait until it hits bottom. Response: If yo...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
Comments 0
My apologies for getting this out so late... I keep hearing talk about this slowing real estate market but I've been swamped! With that said, on with the report! When comparing the September 2008 stats to those of August 2008, we again see a decline in the the number of new listings in Lethbridge...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
Comments 0
August stats are in and it is noteworthy to point out that the total listings for the month (535) were down significantly when compared to the 670 homes in Lethbridge listed for sale last month. That's a 20% decrease in the amount of homes listed for sale. We can interpret from this that an incre...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
Comments 0
The month of July proved to be very comparable to June with only minimal increases to the total# of listings (671 in July compared to 653 in June) and the total# of expired listings for the month (182 this month compared to 170 last month) The good news is that there was an increase in the total ...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
Comments 0
Here's how the month of June stats looked: Total # of Listings (Month) - 653 (Up 30% from June 2007) Total # of Listings (YTD) - 3437 (Up 36% from 2007) Total # of Expired Listings (Month) - 170 (Up 240% from June 2007) Total # of Expired Listings (YTD) - 642 (Up 228% from 2007) Total # of Sales ...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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Fierce and sassy, well equipped with confidence and a pay cheque to back it, single woman home buyers are taking the real estate world by storm. According to the most recent (2007)stats from the National Association of REALTORS®, single women accounted for 22% of all home purchases with single me...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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Current market conditons should always be considered when trying to decide if it's the right time to buy or sell real esate. Here's how the month of May looked in Lethbridge: Total # of Listings (Month) - 696 (Up 33% from 2007) Total # of Listings (YTD) - 2784 (Up 38% from 2007) Total # of Expire...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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Many parts of Alberta are experiencing what is known as a buyer's market, which in simple terms means that there are more properties available than there are buyers willing or able to purchase them. A seller in this type of market has their work cut out for them. They are faced with stiff competi...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
Comments 2
Energy efficiency is a topic that any smart homeowner should take an interest in. So, what's in if for a homeowner to increase their home's efficiency? A. Save $$ B. Save the planet C. Increased enjoyment and comfort D. Any combination of the three! While newer homes tend to be built with energy ...

By Liz Toles, Lethbridge Real Estate
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
Comments 0
Spring has sprung, the grass has ris, and here's how the state of the market is: Total # of Listings (Month) 615 (Up 54% from 2007)Total # of Listings (YTD) 2089 (Up 40% from 2007)Total # of Expired Listings (Month) 106 (Up 203% from 2007)Total # Expired Listings (YTD) 373 (Up 213% from 2007)Tota...

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