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April 15, 2021 | Mario Toneguzzi

Out of office: Royal LePage predicts price increases for Alberta vacation properties in 2021, as COVID-19 continues to drive up demand

More than a year after it began, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spark increased interest in Alberta's recreational property market, as homebuyers seek an escape from congested cities.

Long-term remote work, which has been a reality for many Albertans for the last 12-plus months, has also made people realize that if they can work from anywhere, why not work from a cottage, cabin or waterfront property?
The $2.6-million grand-prize Mahogany showhome in this year's Foothills Hospital Home Lottery.
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March 11, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Wellness and relaxation take centre stage in Foothills Hospital Home Lottery prize showhomes

With demand for mental health supports skyrocketing in Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic, the launch of the Foothills Hospital Home Lottery couldn't come at a better time. Proceeds from this year's lottery will go towards enhancing urgent and critical mental health services in the province.

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March 11, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

Canmore's red-hot housing market is seeing "unprecedented" levels of activity, with no signs of slowing down

Right now, there's no way to describe Canmore's housing market other than "hot."

"I'm always hesitant to use that word because you can't paint everything with the same brush, but the statistics don't lie," said Rob Stevens of RE/MAX Alpine Realty.

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Oct. 07, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Frozen fun: outdoor activities for Calgary's COVID-19 winter

It's still only October, but thanks to COVID-19 and Calgary's fickle weather, it's time to start planning for winter. After a summer full of park picnics, patio meals and backyard hangouts, the arrival of cold weather and the wet stuff will require a pivot to winter-appropriate outdoor activities. And if the rush to snag home fitness gear and bikes this spring/summer was any indication, equipment for traditional winter sports might soon be hard to find.

Here are a few ways you can stay active and social in and around Calgary this winter:
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July 28, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

Calgarians' interest in close-to-home vacation properties increases as COVID-19 continues to restrict international travel

Multiple offers, steady prices and lower inventories: the 2020 summer recreational property market in Western Canada is not what you might expect in the midst of a global pandemic and economic downturn.

Homes at Little Bow.
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June 17, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Eight popular vacation communities within three hours of Calgary

During the summer months, it's always nice to be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a little R and R – whether for a few weeks or only a weekend – which is why the idea of owning a vacation property is so appealing to many Calgarians.

Thankfully, there are no shortage of options here in the province for vacationers of all stripes.
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Feb. 11, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

New Canmore condo development with flexible zoning offers short-term rental potential for investors

There is pent-up interest in the Canmore area for homes that can be used for short-term rentals, and Spring Creek's new Tamarack lodge is poised to take advantage.

The four-storey, 80-suite condo project is one of only a few developments in the mountain town with Tourist Home permitted zoning, allowing for short-term stays (under 30 days) or permanent residency.

Feb. 07, 2020 | Andrea Cox

Canmore construction: six new-build housing projects offer luxury and contemporary design in the Rockies

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The Bow Collection

This grouping of eight exclusive duplex-style homes, located in the sought-after community of Three Sisters, sits adjacent to the Stewart Creek Golf Course. Wrap-around decks, double-attached garages, landscaped yards and no maintenance fees make these homes extremely desirable. Prices start at just under $1 million.
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Feb. 07, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Canmore's "hotel" condos can provide big benefits for owners who eschew the rental pool

A type of Canmore real estate whose popularity and profitability had plateaued is reaching greater heights thanks to new economic trends.

Hotel-style condominium units in Canmore have seen their rental potential soar thanks to online listing websites like VRBO and Airbnb, providing another vacation-booking option for visitors to the increasingly popular region.

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Feb. 07, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Home sweet home: Canmore residents reveal why life is great in this mountain town

Many Calgarians are well versed in the beauty and charm of Canmore. Still, it doesn't hurt to be reminded about everything the town has to offer by those fortunate to call the area home. Here's what three passionate residents had to say about what makes living in Canmore so special.

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