Monthly Archives: January 2011

Socially Engaged

Have you ever been to a conference or seminar and left thinking why was I there? There is lots of emphasis on “engage” these days.  This appears to be one of those trendy, new click terms.  The social media speakers talk about engaging in online conversations with your twitter followers, blog followers, and facebook friends. […]

Banff, Location, Location, Location

How often have you heard that saying about real estate?  Location, Location, Location. The last few days I have been attending the Banff Western Connection Real Estate Conference and I’ve been thinking about “The Location”.  I just love Banff and coming here at all times of the year.  I don’t get to ski as near […]

Beautiful Banff

Spending a few days in beautiful Banff, Alberta at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Purpose of being here is to attend the Banff Western Connection real estate conference. We are listening to speakers talk about leadership as it pertains to our associations as well as industry changes such as social media and legal changes to […]

CMHC housing forecast for Red Deer.

Sounds like what I said last week.

Patrick, Android WordPress Post

Photo upload from photo gallery on my Android phone.

Technology and I

Last post was using the ipad. Worked well enough but the lack of camera may need adjustment for inserting images. Love the new technology in real estate and business these days. Using my Google Nexus one android phone for this one.

A Market With Many Faces

Today was one of those days with many different real estate points or topics. An agent gets an offer on a property and it’s exciting. I just love when we get to negotiate an offer for a buyer or seller. Today one of my team at Century 21 Advantage got informed that not only is […]

Mortgage Changes, What They Mean To You

I’ve been a bit behind in blogging and getting the message out about the changes to real estate mortagge rules but here it is. The summary of changes: Amortization reduction from 35 years to 30 Ottawa would no longer guarantee insured mortgages with terms exceeding 30 years, compared to the present 35-year limit.  Home Equity […]

Record Pace For December MLS® Sales

Happy New Year! What a finish to 2010.  Red Deer MLS® Sales finished on a strong high note to end the otherwise lacklustre year.  2010 was a year many sellers and REALTORS® would like to forget.  Just when we seemed to be turning the proverbial real estate corner the following month was a downturn.  That […]

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