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Setting Records: Lethbridge real estate market continuing “red hot”

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – It doesn’t seem like there is any slowing down when it comes to the city’s fast-paced real estate market these days.

Home sales in Lethbridge have been through the roof.

In fact, year-to-date sales are currently sitting at record numbers for both dollar amount sold and the number of homes sold.

Cathy Maxwell with the Lethbridge and District Association of Realtors says it remains a quite the seller’s market here.

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“When talking with our provincial economist, she believes there’s a bit of an improving job market. The low mortgage rates definitely have something to do with this,” says Maxwell.

Maxwell says home sales within the city itself are up a whopping 82% compared to this same period last year.

She also notes this is all very positive for the city’s overall economy. “With every house sold, there’s approximately $50,000 to $55,000 in economic spin off that happens. The house inspectors, the appraisers, the furniture stores, the renovation people. All of those things come into play. It is good for our community.”

Right now there’s just two months worth of inventory available. That’s the lowest it’s been since 2007. The average price is up too as mentioned earlier, by nearly 10% year-to-date.

Even with all that, Maxwell says it’s still very important to note that if you are selling your home, having it priced right and and ready to show well are the big keys to getting a quicker sale.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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