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    See How Alberta Net Migration is Trending

    Here is a neat link on trending of Alberta's net migration.
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    Prospective Tenant has a Pet Lizard

    As Greg says, it all depends on how strong you feel about no pets. I kind of sway toward allowing pets during a tougher time of renting suites. We usually ask for an additional $25 to $50 per month for any pet under 10 pounds. People love their pets and its amazing how many people are ok with...
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    My first purchase

    Congratulations Kenny, the most difficult thing to do on your way to success is taking that first step. Sure feels good though once you've taken action hey? While education is important, it;s not worth much if you don't take action. I can relate on the potential issue of analysis of...
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    InvestPlus Properties

    Thanks Thomas for giving me the opportunity to validate my credibility. Damara, please understand the following are just the facts of our fund and you should consult anyone who actually has experienced investing with InvestPlus and read our offering memorandum to substantiate these facts, as...
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    Commercial Lease

    QUOTE (lilbuffet @ Jul 7 2010, 09:53 PM) I have a friend who is looking to open up a business in Calgary. He is currently seeking commercial retail space roughly in the size of 900-1200 sq ft around the downtown & SW area. Any one have any commercial Realtor contacts?? Try Gary McKelvie...
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    New here

    QUOTE (mponte @ May 25 2010, 04:08 PM) Hi Mike, Welcome and congratulations in joining REIN. I`m sure many of us members will say it was probably one of the best decisions they made when first getting started with real estate investing. I know it was for me. Enjoy the journey and if I can be...
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    Real Estate Investing courses

    QUOTE (MikeMcCrae @ May 12 2010, 11:24 AM) Join REIN and then decide if you need other courses. As said above any knowledge is good and you would gain something where ever you go, but get the fundamentals from REIN and you will at least have a base to build on. If you are unsure about making a...
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    Mortgage Brokers or Banks?

    QUOTE (invst4profit @ May 12 2010, 04:21 PM) Broker. I would first ask what your long term plan is. If you`re not considering buying more than one or two properties, then a broker would likely be the best choice, however, if you are considering buying properties long term building a...
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    What would you do?

    QUOTE (cmontminy @ May 12 2010, 08:28 PM) Purchase single family house in 2007 paid 260,000$ Put 30,000$ in renovation in it in 2008 In 2009 I moved to Fort Mcmurray and since I was not able to sell my house I decided to rent it. (1200$) Mortgage payment are 1600$ a month and mortgage renewal is...
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    Bathroom fixes...

    QUOTE (terri @ Apr 12 2010, 03:16 PM) hey Joe, I would reccommend against getting everything reglazed if you plan on keeping the property for a while. I went that route once and within a yr, yr and a half there was already some peeling. It`s a fine short term solution. The quotes to get a...
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    Thinking of buying..Does the math work?

    QUOTE (Trizzy @ Apr 10 2010, 07:34 PM) Been quite some time since I last posted. My knowledge of market conditions and general investing has increased ten-fold. I have learned alot in the last few months about mortgages/rental properties that I didn`t know about a few months ago. This will be my...
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    Here we go again......

    QUOTE (TomB @ Mar 25 2010, 04:25 PM) Good points except situations are rarely as black and white as this. We didn`t train him - he came this way & to suggest it is our fault is a bit much. He was late the first month (November) and we gave him the 10 day notice to pay or get out. Every time...
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    Can you recommend a lawyer for joint venture?

    Hi Sac, A good lawyer and reasonably priced is Brian Koehli from Durocher, Simpson, Koehli & Erhler. Tel: 780.420.6850 Richie Mill Law Office is a well recognized lawyer in Edmonton as well: Tel: 780.431.1444 Good luck
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    I Recieved My Letter To Happiness

    It was a pleasure meeting you Todor. Please feel free to contact me if you need any assitance or just want to catch up.
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    I Recieved My Letter To Happiness

    QUOTE (TodorYordanov @ Oct 3 2008, 06:06 AM) Hey Domenic, It was very nice to meet you at the bus tour last weekend. I too was very surprised when I received this letter, for the first few minutes I had no idea what it was. What a great way to remind me of my commitments and what is important...