Real Estate Advice by Kristie

Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Foothills Real Estate Ltd.
I found this article today from and thought I would pass it along as the information is benefital to all realtors.       Lethbridge Foreclosures and Bank Owned Properties – A Guide to Buying   It’s been some time since I’ve put together a Lethbridge Real Estate market repor...
If you don't already know I support Kiva, now you do. Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create o...
10/17/2011 had some really great tips that would benefit everyone. Here is what they had to say:   Ten Tips to Go Green 1) Turn down the thermostat. Lowering it by just one degree can reduce heating energy costs by about four percent. 2) Use ceiling fans in the summer AND winter. By reversing...
Preparing a warm, welcoming home for the holidays is easy! Having a clean, clutter free home with fresh energy is a great way to welcome guests into your house. With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we will be rushing to put together a great fest for family and friends and spending time preppin...
I recieved this wonderful information from Mike Hemmerling today. I was grateful enough to have Mike let me pass on this useful information about upgrading windows. Mike does the 'Pillar to Post' news and information letter. Here are some of the great things Mike had to say: Clients often ask Pil...
Powers of Attorney and Real Estate Powers of Attorney can be both a huge risk as well as a tremendous tool in real estate. Here's the big question: When is the use of a Power of Attorney appropriate and when it is not? We realtors can not simply accept a client's assurance that they have the auth...
I Sold This House in Raymond AB, Now I Want to Donate As you may already know I fully support Kiva.  I start one loan for every real estate transaction.  It has been a great privilege to follow the progress of the recipients of the loan.  For those of you not familiar with Kiva, it is a non-profi...
Yard Waste Recycling in Lethbridge, Alberta Well we haven't had a heck of a lot of snow free days, but as soon as they hit, you may be out in your yard.  Hopefully you own a compost, but the average homeowner typically can't compost all of their yard waste, with our short seasons.  The City of Le...
Cell Phone Numbers Distributed to Tele-Marketers In Canada, all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies this month and so, you may start to receive sales calls on your cell phone. You will be charged for these calls. To prevent this, go to the National DO NOT CALL list. I...
Deposits Made When You Buy a Home In Albertan real estate a deposit must accompany an offer to purchase contract.  Sometimes realtors take it for granted that the clients know all about deposits, but this blog is for all of you out there that would appreciate a breakdown of how deposits work. In ...

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