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By Kristie Kruger, Kristie Kruger & Associates
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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Lethbridge Real Estate: Recent Mortgage Changes A phrase we hear a lot in Canada: "There's been recent mortgage changes".  Well there's been talk about these changes for ages, here's the summary: No more 35 year amortizations.  30 year MAX! Loan to Value Ratio's allowed are also being decreased f...

By Kristie Kruger, Kristie Kruger & Associates
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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Happy Canadian Buyer results in Happy Ukrainian Widow If you've read my blog before, you are aware that for every real estate transaction completed I start and continue a Kiva Loan.  Kiva is a micro-finance organization that funds needy business owners in developing countries.  Today's loan is su...

By Kristie Kruger, Kristie Kruger & Associates
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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The Recycled Donation! I am excited to announce that because of repayed Kiva Loans from homes I have previously sold, I am able to start another Kiva Loan. This loan in particular is for 60 year old Mary Wamuta (as shown below) from Kitale Kenya who is borrowing money to obtain a motorcycle in or...

By Kristie Kruger, Kristie Kruger & Associates
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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My Donation for another Home Sold! I am excited to announce that because of this home (shown on left) being sold, I am able to start my 157th Kiva Loan. Thank you C & K for being wonderful clients and best of luck on your move. It is because of client loyalty that I am able to start and continue ...

By Kristie Kruger, Kristie Kruger & Associates
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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Where do my Lethbridge Property Taxes go? My friend Breanne told me a story once of how she "copes" with traffic tickets.  She said she tells herself: "Okay, this money is going to some poor cop who needs to feed his poverty stricken family," or, "this is so they can clear the snow on Mayor Magra...

By Kristie Kruger, Kristie Kruger & Associates
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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Lethbridge Property Assessment Taxes 2011 - Part II At the beginning of the year realtors will often receive an increase in requests for property evaluations.  This is typically due to home owner's dissatisfaction with the governments assessment of their property value as shown in the 2011 taxes....

By Kristie Kruger, Kristie Kruger & Associates
(MyLethbridgeRealty.com)
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When the New Year rolls around, so does Tax Assessment.  Homeowners receive that little letter in the mail usually stating an increase in property taxes.  Some home owners are joyous! Was their property one of the only ones in Alberta that miraculously increased in value since 2010?  Unlikely. It...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Real Estate - Welcome to 2011 Are you thinking about buying or selling real estate in Lethbridge or area in 2011?  Can I help you?   If you are looking to buy or sell a home or an investment property this year, it is important that you have the strongest assets available working on you...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge SEO - Some Useful Links   These are some useful links for my local small business clients who are interested in reading more about search engine optimization on a local level.  For those who are interested I also have some printed (yup on paper) reports on what is going on in the local...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Real Estate - Paradise Canyon Condo For Sale   Hello my internet friends, just wanted to take a second and send out this information to you all.  I just listed this great Lethbridge condominium located in Paradise Canyon subdivision in Lethbridge, Alberta.  For those who do not know th...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge SEO and Your Home So what on earth does SEO (search engine optimization) and your Lethbridge real estate have in common?  Well for many of you, NOTHING. However, the reality is that more and more buyers and sellers are turning to the internet for information regarding buying, selling, ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Real Estate - November Market Watch   As the winter sets in on southern Alberta, the local real estate market prepares for the weather to start to play a more dominant role.  Typically, when the snow and cold comes the traffic to open houses, the number of showings on listed homes, and...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Real Estate Recent statistics on the local real estate market in Lethbridge seem to give somewhat conflicting evidence in comparison to what many of my fellow industry members have been telling me lately about the status of many of their property listings.  For the past month the numbe...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Real Estate - Financing Modular and Mobile Homes:   Some details about financing for mobile homes include: ·         All financing for mobile homes is done through an insurer. ·         Financing is at posted rates, no discounts are available. ·         Maximum age of the mobile is 20 ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Real Estate - Where are Prices Headed?   I get asked at least once a week from a curious friend or past client to predict where prices are going in this crazy market.  Most often they are simply curious and not actually interested in buying real estate or selling real estate, but they ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Just taking a quick look at the interest rates available out there today.  My current best available rate for a 5 year fixed rate mortgage is 3.49%   Of course this rate is dependant upon strong credit and income and for the purchase of typical residential real estate.   I also have several mortg...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Real Estate - Want to Sell?   So you are the owner of some property in Lethbridge and you are thinking of selling it, or worse, you absolutely need to sell it.  If this situation sounds like yours, you might want to read the rest of this post.   There are tons of new gimmicks, techniqu...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Real Estate - Character Homes For Sale Our city is not a very old city relative to most other cities in the world.  The oldest houses in our city are just now over 100 years old, and we do not have a huge number of them.  These original founding houses all come with a great history and...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Real Estate - West Lethbridge, Westside Hill   One of the things that comes along with purchasing a home in West Lethbridge is the westside hill.  This roadway, which is actually known as Whoop Up Drive, is the primary method of commuting into the center of the city.  There is another ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Real Estate -Nicholas Sheran Park on the West Side The original residential development that is now known as West Lethbridge is an area that is buit around Nicholas Sheran Park.  The large green park has a lake in the center, lots of walking paths, and now has mature trees.  Green spac...

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