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Interest Rates and Prices - 02/22/11 06:48 PM
We're most conscious of the price of a home and secondly of the rate at which we borrow money to pay for it. The jump in rates in Canada certainly took home ownership just a little farther from those depending on the historical low rates we'd been seeing. If you're price aware but interest rate blind it can cost you... a lot. Check out this interesting chart and breakdown of costs at The KCM Blog although it's for the US market simple math knows no borders. (0 comments)
The Deal - 02/18/11 12:49 PM
Ever wonder what 'The Deal' is? Everybody is always talking about getting a good deal. Sure, we use it in speech meaning, the truth. Other times (like now) we are referring to bargains, real estate or some form of financial win.I work with 3 main Realtors in my network of 6 Real Estate Professionals. Each of the 6 has a defined specialty that they have honed for years. If I want to buy a suited bungalow in the SE, I call Tim. If I want to buy a 12-22 unit in Central, I call Val, etc..But what you, I and everyone (4 comments)
Edmonton City Center Airport design proposals - 02/16/11 05:32 PM
I'm so excited to see the proposals for the Edmonton City Center Airport site. All the proposals have common themes of history, green factor, lifestyle and designs worthy of an major international center. Submissions range from as far as Stockholm to Kansas and Rotterdam to Vancouver.I personally love the proposal by Perkins + Wil (conceptual drawing to the left) out of Vancouver. The gardens in an urban center remind me of Japan. I'm also very interested in the extension of the river valley to the city. All proposals include a major water feature/green space which is beautiful. I'm especially happy we (0 comments)
Test Drive A REIN Workshop! - 02/15/11 05:45 PM
Attend a REIN™ Workshop as a VIP Guest... and Get a Rare "Inside Look" at the Longest-Running and Most Successful Real Estate Success Program in Canada"Whenever someone asks me why our members are so successful I tell them it boils down to one very simple thing:The ability to take clear, decisive action at exactly the right timeThat's why everything we do at REIN™ is about supercharging our members with the information, research, and strategies they need to ACT FAST when opportunities arise. And the results speak for themselves.Since 1992, our members have transacted a staggering $3.0+ Billion in real estate. Yes, (0 comments)
Evictions and The Landlord - 02/12/11 09:34 AM
I had the pleasure of being "Scared Straight" at Kim Kahts owner of Associated Eviction Service's seminar yesterday. Kim is so knowledgeable - she's seen every scenario at every stage of the eviction process. Sadly all relationships with tenants don't end ideally- some don't even start ideally!My biggest takeaways from the seminar:1. Follow your protocol - you have rules for a reason2. Follow the law- document, document, document every interaction3. Follow your actions to the end - don't let things peter out your inaction can hurt you in mediationREIN teaches this and the seminar enforced it yesterday. Basically if you stick (3 comments)
A Different Oilsands - 02/10/11 12:20 PM
I saw the CENOVUS new ad campaign today - A different oilsands. It shows an aerial view Foster Creek their largest oilsands project - surrounded by beautiful forest. This company is dedicated to a greener, cleaner oilsands.Check out their videos here
A Monster of a Weekend - 02/07/11 12:20 PM
The weather was beautiful this weekend. We got a lot of walks around our place and went to the pool for a quick swimming lesson.The highlight for Ronan was Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam. He's been into Monster Trucks for a few weeks so when I saw they were coming we grabbed tickets. It's a lot of fun for kids. We were especially thrilled by the motor-cross riders. They're fearless and the danger level intense.We were given our first taste of the Edmonton-Calgary rivalry with some Calgary quad riders taking verbal shots at Edmontonians."There are about 10,000 people here so that's (0 comments)
Sayonara, Mr. Stelmach - 02/02/11 12:38 PM
To everyone's surprise Premier Ed Stelmach announced that he will be stepping down and leaving politics completely this year. Whether you think Mr. Stelmach's departure was premature or long overdue, the bigger debate that lies ahead is finding a capable replacement. Frankly I don't see any candidates emerging that could confidently coax my vote, yet. But alas, it is still early as he only made his statement on the 26th. There is still time for a fresh, new candidate to step forward and bring forth new ideas. What Stelmach's sudden departure will initially do is put a chill in the air (0 comments)
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