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By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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One of the local Lethbridge law offices that I always recommend to my clients who live in Southern Alberta is Milne Pritchard Law Office.  Their staff of lawyers has a wide breadth of experience and expertise and I have relied upon them for many important legal needs over the years.  If you are a...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Fee Simple Law LLP Wins Lethbridge Herald’s “Best of the Best” Law Office Award  Lethbridge, AB: In the recently announced “Best of the Best” local business awards for 2017 conducted in Lethbridge, Fee Simple Law LLP was pleased to have been voted the winner by public online voting. This award is...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Cheapest House in Lethbridge Are you looking for an inexpensive property? Are you just searching the internet and looking of the cheapest house in Lethbridge?  Well cheapest is not always the best value, but lets look at what you can get for a cheap price. Mobile homes - a mobile home is a self c...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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How to Flip a House      With the many television shows showing people who buy old houses and fix them up to sell at a profit, there are an endless number of people who wish they could do that.  It looks like easy money on tv.  Heck they buy a house that is half price because it is dirty, they hi...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Coaldale Real Estate     The little town of Coaldale is located just a short drive East of Lethbridge.  As a result many families consider it as an option when looking for real estate in the Lethbridge area.  Here is quick snapshot and description of what you get there.      Coaldale historically...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Law OfficeThere are several law offices in Lethbridge who are willing to work on real estate transactions.  In fact, the majority of our offices will do these transactions.  The reality is though that many of them really do not want to.  They only take that business because the do not ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Rent To Own - Is It A Scam?      I have been asked many times in my career if "rent to own" real estate purchases are a scam or if they are legitimate means in which a tenant can become a homeowner.  So let me share with you my experience, which may not be reflective or representative of everyone...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Jeff Reimer - Royal Lepage Jeff has been in real estate since 1993.  He joined the industry about 6 months before I did and started his career at Royal Lepage in Lethbridge, Alberta.  When I entered the profession, I basically was sitting in the next cubical over from Jeff and we got to know each...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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West Lethbridge Real Estate The part of Lethbridge which is located on the western bank of the Old Man River coulee banks is commonly referred to locally as "the westside".   Development there really started in about 1970 with the construction of the iconic University of Lethbridge.  This large c...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Duplex Properties     A duplex is a type of residential buildling which has 2 seperate dwellings in it.  These 2 units can be upstairs vs downstairs or more commonly side by side.  The side by side duplex is the most popular and common style of attached property that you will find in L...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Condos      Most people truly do not know what a condominium is.  This is because the first condos that we all became familiar with in our region all looked the same or possibley you moved to Canada and never encountered them previously.  These original condos were all 2 storey townhou...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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 Waterton Lake - the weekends in southern Alberta are best spent out exploring the nearby scenery like Waterton Lakes.  The park is a fantastic place to hike and climb and you will never spend a day there without seeing wildlife.  Bear season is upon us and the black bears and grizzley bears have...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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 Stay Within Your Expertise      I recently did an evaluation on a commercial property for a client.  During the physical tour of the building I took pictures of various parts of the building, the services, the design and layout.  The client asked me several questions about real estate, the marke...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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It is friday of a long weekend here in Canada.  Lots of people take off and go camping, lots of others travel.  For me, I am planning on sitting at an open house tomorrow and sunday, then if I am lucky I will be able to sneak in going to the horse races and watching the preakness. Long weekends a...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Are you thinking about moving to Lethbridge? I get phone calls and emails from people who live in various parts of the country asking about retiring to Lethbridge, or moving here to attend school or for employment relocation.  Our city is attractive compared to many other cities.  Our weather is ...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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In some places in North America, real estate transactions are handled differently than here in Alberta.  In some States and Provinces, the escrow, title transfer, and mortgage registrations are handled exclusively by lawyers, while in other areas things can be handled by a notary or other methods...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Every few months I get contacted by a National or Internationsal media source looking for information about real estate or mortgage industry trends or activity.  It is commonly someone who is writing a piece which is comparing or contrasting statistical data or opinion on my market here in Lethbr...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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 Lethbridge real estate lawyerUsing a good real estate lawyer can save you lots of money but also make the closing process on your real estate transaction quicker and smoother.  I often recommend a select few law offices in Lethbridge who specialize in closing real estate transactions in an exped...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Lethbridge Real Estate - Student Housing Photo: University of Lethbridge at sunset by Robert May   University of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge College attract thousands of students to the city each fall.  I believe the total number of students enrolled now is around 15,000 and I would estimate t...

By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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  Anyone who is thining of becoming a homeowner and is needing to borrow money from a mortgage company to complete their purchase is going to have to face the reality of their credit report.  For those who have managed their finances and credit well in the past, this is no obstacle.  However for ...

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