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By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Medicine Hat Real Estate If you are searching for a home in Medicine Hat, or maybe you already own a house or a rental property in Medicine Hat and want to sell it, then please read this.   I have been licensed to sell real estate in Alberta since 1993.  This is my 23 year in the real estate industry.  Over the past many years I have worked as a real estate agent, I have been employed as a real estate broker.  I have also worked for over a decade as a licensed mortgage broker in Alberta.  Currently I own and operate an Alberta real estate brokerage that specializes in helping people solve their real estate problems and keep as much of their money in their own pocket as possible.   My little office is based in Lethbridge, however I have professional contacts and friends in the real esta...
By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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I often get asked if I am able to sell real estate or write mortgages for clients who live outside of Lethbridge.  One of the most common things I get asked is if I know a good Medicine Hat Mortgage Broker.  The answer is YES I do!   My mortgage brokerage has associates located all across Canada.  We have associates who live and work in nearly every major urban center from coast to coast.  This means that no matter where you live, we have a mortgage broker available in your area, including Medicine Hat mortgage brokers.   So if you live in Medicine Hat, give me a call.  Either I can help you with your financing needs (we do it all online these days) or I can direct you to a local real estate expert whom I trust to take care of you.  Give me a call and lets talk about your options, I hel...
By Dean Littlechilds
(Pro Real Estate)
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Looking back on the month of April, Medicine Hat and area real estate sales picked up a little as agents reported 110 residential units sold. This is up 12 from March's total of 97 residential units sold and down 81 from last year's April 2008 totals. There was also an increase of 9 in new residential listings over last month, from 287 to 296, bringing the current total number of homes for sale to 852 compared to 745 in April 2008. This caused an increase in competition for buyers, which we can see reflected in the fact that 162 listings chose to lower their price in April. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me from my website at http://www.realtysales.ca/ or call (403) 866-9000.
By Dean Littlechilds
(Pro Real Estate)
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The dramatically rising cost of home heating is a bothersome concern for most Canadians. Heating your home efficiently this winter will be the key to keeping your energy costs under control. Here are some quick, easy, and most importantly, inexpensive ways to maximize warmth and minimize impact to your pocketbook: - Adjust Your Personal Thermostat: Wear a sweater and dress warmly around the house. When you're stationary - such as when watching television, using the computer or reading - you're most susceptible to a chill, so snuggle under a throw or blanket. Since hot air rises, change the direction of ceiling fans to blow warmer air back down to you. Counteract the icy influence of cooler floors with thick socks and slippers or possibly area rugs. - Adjust Your Home Thermostat: It goes...
By Dean Littlechilds
(Pro Real Estate)
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Are you ready to remember more numbers when calling within Alberta? As of September 12th, 2008, 10-digit local dialing will replace the current 7 number format. The decision was made in response to the Canadian Number Administrator’s forecast that the (403) and (780) area codes will run out of phone numbers by March 2009 and October 2009 respectively. As you’ve likely noticed, the 10-digit requirement was gradually introduced beginning June 23rd, 2008. A new area code (587) will be introduced for new phone numbers. More information on the changes is available at www.crtc.gc.ca.          
By Dean Littlechilds
(Pro Real Estate)
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Good fences make good neighbours – and the right fence can really make your yard. These ideas can help you find a style that works for your space. Choose your style: - Private. A solid-board fence blocks an unattractive view completely, but it also cuts out light and breezes and can make you feel boxed in. - Semi-private. This style, which can have subtle spacing, louvers or lattice to let in light, is friendly, comfortable, and makes your yard feel bigger. - Open. Great if you want to enclose your property but don’t want to block it off visually. Chain-link. Definitely the most cost-effective choice, but not necessarily the most aesthetically pleasing. It’s good for defining boundaries, keeping kids and pets in, and maintaining a sense of openness. If you’ve got a big yard and a small ...
By Dean Littlechilds
(Pro Real Estate)
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With spring in the air and warmer weather fast approaching, I thought it was a great time to talk about lowering our outdoor water usage. Here are some tips that will make a huge impact on both the environment and our pocketbooks! Avoid over-watering, since this can result in shallower roots and weaker plants. Don’t follow a fixed watering schedule – water only when grass or plants show signs of needing it. Don’t cut the grass too short. Longer grass helps shade the soil and keep its moisture. Wood chip or bark mulches in your flower beds can help reduce evaporation as well as suppress weed growth. Plant drought resistant varieties of trees and shrubs, especially native varieties. They will require less water and will be hardier. Minimize or eliminate fertilizing, since fertilizers cont...
By Dean Littlechilds
(Pro Real Estate)
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So you've never heard of Medicine Hat, Alberta? Let me extend a warm southern Alberta welcome to you all. As you start to discover Medicine Hat... you'll find that you want to stay! What attracts new residents to our region? Being the sunniest city in Canada with mild winters certainly helps! (We receive an average of 2,513 hours of sunshine per year according to Environment Canada). Besides that favourite feature, it's the friendly atmosphere, beautiful outdoors and big city conveniences with small town quality of life that make "the Hat" a sought after location. Of course other reasons such as low property taxes, natural gas and electricity rates that are well below the North American average, reasonable housing costs, no provincial sales tax and the lowest income taxes in the countr...

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