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"What Is There To Do In Lethbridge?"

Friday, June 03, 2016



"What Is There To Do In Lethbridge?", by Courtney Atkinson, Lethbridge Real Estate Expert.

People are constantly asking the question; “so what is there to do in Lethbridge?” Summer is one of the best times to live in Lethbridge! Far too often we fall in to routines that make us forget just how great of a city we have. There are events running practically every weekend all across the city for all ages! This summer let’s break out of those routines and try something new!

One of our team’s favorite events to take advantage of is all the great deals that local businesses are putting on during “First Friday!” Today is the first Friday in June and tons of businesses have some awesome prizes and great deals to get the community out and about. As the popularity for this grows every month, there are even more businesses taking part in this awesome community initiative. If you are looking to get out and explore this great city, First Friday is a great excuse to try out new shops and restaurants.

Coming up this weekend is the 7th Annual ‘Carnage in Coaldale’ brought to you by the Kinsmen Club of Coaldale! If you are looking to take the whole family out for a low cost day of good old fashioned Southern Alberta entertainment this is going to be an awesome event. They’ve got a Demolition Derby on Saturday and a Mud Bog on Sunday both starting at 1:00! It is only $10 per person - not to mention that all kids 12 and under are FREE! We have got a great weekend forecast and there is no excuse not to be out and enjoying the summer heat.

This city has more than coulees and coffee shops. If you haven’t been out to a Lethbridge Bulls game you are missing out on a great time for the entire family. Spitz Stadium brings you so close to the action that you feel like you’re right on the bench! With all of their various themed nights and special events, there is always something special going on at the ball park.

Even with these suggestions in mind, this might not appeal to everyone. That’s why we recommend you check out these sites if you are looking for something new this summer:

-          The City of Lethbridge

-          Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens

-          Explore Southern Alberta

-          Downtown Lethbridge

-          Exhibition Park

-          The Enmax Centre

-          Rocky Mountain Turf Club

-          Evergreen Golf Centre Mini Putt & Go-Karts

-          Get Air Lethbridge

-          Escape From LA

There is a lot of property for sale in Lethbridge and having a real estate professional on your team can help you to navigate the difficult process of buying or selling a home in Lethbridge. Call me at 403.795.7777 or email me at info@courtneyatkinson.ca to discuss Lethbridge real estate or Lethbridge land for sale and I will be more than happy to answer all your questions. Or, if you would like instant access to information about buying, selling, or building a home in Lethbridge, including Lethbridge real estate values and more, please visit the most complete website dedicated to everything Lethbridge real estate at http://www.courtneyatkinson.ca.

Millennials Are Changing The Real Estate Game

Tuesday, May 31, 2016



Its not uncommon to hear that millennials are breaking the mold when it comes to their work and personal lives compared to their parent’s generation. Many people would call these millennials “immature” or “irresponsible,” but according to experts, this generation simply accepts debt as something they will always have in their lives.
Forbes recently published an article talking about the scary fact that many millennials simply ignore debt and are unaware of how long it will take them to be debt free.

            In this article there was one quote that truly stood out as it impacts the real estate market: “most millennials are also unwilling to prioritize debt repayment over quality of life — unsurprising for a generation that values experiences over material things.” The idea that today's home buyers are more invested in experiences rather than material things (ie. homes!) is forcing the real estate world to completely change our approach to home selling. Although there are still folks who don’t subscribe to this idea, the fact is that millennials carry the burden of increasing student loans and would rather spend their dollars on a backpacking trip to Europe rather than a down payment on a house.

            The Globe and Mail talks about how it is simply achievable for these millennials to get approved for a mortgage and oftentimes turn to their parents for support. As a realtor, we see that time and time again parents get a vote in their son or daughters first home buying decision as they are typically the one fronting a down payment. In today's market, not only does a realtor have to market homes to young professionals, but now they must make sure the home meets the parents’ standard as well. This is where selecting a realtor that is willing to take the time to understand your situation and the factors weighing in on your decision is critical to getting the deal done. We are proud to have a team that is ready for any situation. Whether you are buying your first home, up-sizing, or looking for a revenue property, our team will take the time to understand what you are looking for and make your buying or selling experience a cinch! We are so confident we will find you the perfect home that we back it up with our Buyers Guarantee to give you peace of mind with your investment decision (even if there was a little help from mom and dad).

There is a lot of property for sale in Lethbridge and having a real estate professional on your team can help you to navigate the difficult process of buying or selling a home in Lethbridge. Call me at 403.795.7777 or email me at info@courtneyatkinson.ca to discuss Lethbridge real estate or Lethbridge land for sale and I will be more than happy to answer all your questions. Or, if you would like instant access to information about buying, selling, or building a home in Lethbridge, including Lethbridge real estate values and more, please visit the most complete website dedicated to everything Lethbridge real estate at http://www.courtneyatkinson.ca.