Stories Tagged - Strathmore
March 19, 2021 | CREBNow
Share your opinion: Calgary Metropolitan Region Board launches final phase of public engagement for regional growth plan
The growth plan will determine how the CMRB's 10 member municipalities and counties will work together to plan for their next million residents, including considerations of transportation, water management, land use, services and recreation.
July 29, 2020 | Natalie Noble
From families to businesses, decision-making around infrastructure investment, economic well-being and environmentally responsible land use is a big deal. That's why the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) is prioritizing public input as it plans for the area's future.
July 31, 2019 | CREBNow
Highlighting key Calgary-and-area housing market and economic data from the first half of 2019, while looking ahead to what the rest of the year might hold.
April 10, 2019 | Andrea Cox
Nov. 21, 2018 | Geoff Geddes
They might be smaller centres, but these towns near Calgary stand tall when it comes to the benefits they offer to homebuyers.
Jan. 30, 2018 | Geoff Geddes
When it comes to Calgary's housing market, there's a lot of activity on the outskirts and in surrounding areas.
"We have a number of new communities and areas with many new developments offering competing products for the resale market," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.
Nov. 16, 2017 | Barb Livingstone
When Jen Peddlesden and her family moved to Chestermere Lake 40 years ago, people told her she was crazy.
At that time, what is now a 2.65-square-kilometre waterway was merely a "slough, just a place to put a boat," and was primarily a backyard playground for nearby Forest Lawn residents or the Calgary Yacht Club, which has been headquartered there since 1933.
Oct. 05, 2017 | Andrea Cox
The Town of Strathmore has a rich and varied history – a history that was built on agriculture and community spirit.
"Quality is a way of life here in Strathmore," said Strathmore Mayor Michael Ell. "It just has that small-town feel to it and it is a friendly, caring community."
July 12, 2017 | Geoff Geddes
Given the fickle Canadian climate, farming for a living is often viewed as a risky proposition. Buying farmland, however, is attracting some interest from Calgary investors seeking a hedge against inflation that will also produce goods and generate income.
The two most common ways to make money from farmland are capital appreciation – when the land increases in value - and income. That income can be from cash rent, calculated by dollars per cultivated acre, or a crop share, where the investor receives a share of the total crop sales each year, usually about 20-30 per cent.
"Farmland has been a tremendous investment over the last 10 years," said J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural economist for Farm Credit Canada. "Not only have land values been rising, but returns from farming have been very strong, with farm cash receipts increasing on a national level by an average of $2 billion a year for the past decade."
July 14, 2017 | Tyler Difley
While the Calgary Stampede is the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," Alberta's western heritage runs deep across the province – where a number of small-town and community rodeos, both professional and amateur, are being held throughout the summer.