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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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Dec. 04, 2019 | Josh Skapin

South Health Campus draws investor interest to Seton

While some people choose to purchase a home near a hospital because it provides the comfort of living near an important service, for many others, it's simply a smart business decision.

Calgary's newest hospital, the South Health Campus in the southeast community of Seton, is spurring significant interest from investors.

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Nov. 13, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Five things to consider when buying a ski-vacation condo

A ski-vacation condo can be a great place for holidays with family and friends, with the added benefit of generating rental income when you're away.

Luckily, ski resorts and mountain towns in B.C. are not subject to vacancy or speculation taxes that have started to emerge in that province, and even buying at a U.S. ski resort is possible with financing through your Canadian bank.

Here are five questions to consider when buying a ski-vacation condo:

REIN’s inaugural University Effect: A Report for Rental Housing Providers illustrates how university campuses positively influence real estate rents, sale prices, home values and investment potential.
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Nov. 13, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

REIN reports suggest location should be top of mind for Calgary investment-property buyers

If you've decided to purchase a residential property as an investment, there are a few things you should first consider.

One consideration is whether it's a good time to buy, and the good news is that the market appears to be ripe for investment.

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Sept. 18, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

Building value: Renovations remain a popular investment and economic boon across Canada

Home renovations are now a multi-billion-dollar industry in Canada, with a domino economic impact for various related businesses.

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Sept. 11, 2019 | Kirby Cox

SPONSORED: How a kitchen reno can boost your home value

Whether you own a home or you're looking to buy, the kitchen is the lifeblood of the house. Not only do we cook, prepare food and eat in our kitchens, but we also spend quality time in them. Ever notice where the group congregates at a party or where people go first when they enter the house?

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May 01, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Four things to know before purchasing a rental property

With lower prices and lots of choices, the current real estate market in Calgary has some people thinking now is the time to invest in a rental property.

Based on the Real Estate Investment Network’s Real Estate Cycle Scorecard and Clock, Calgary is currently well-suited to a “buy and hold” investment strategy, which is good news for land buyers.
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Nov. 29, 2017 | Geoff Geddes

Promised land

Despite lack of liquidity, land remains a solid investment

At first glance, buying empty space might sound like the road to ruin. But for many investors, land has become a path to a balanced, and profitable, portfolio. While that doesn't mean it's for everyone, land is certainly worth a closer look from investors weighing their options.

Land as an investment can take many forms: institutional investment by life insurance companies and pension funds, farmers renting out land for revenue, active farmers purchasing land for future investment or expansion, and developers/investors buying for future residential or commercial development.

Sue and Jason Bissonnette.
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Sept. 27, 2017 | Andrea Cox

No parking, no problem

For Sue and Jason Bissonnette, East Village condo investment was too good to pass up

Forty-somethings Sue and Jason Bissonnette love to travel and experience new things. They own vacation properties around the world, including a three-season recreation trailer at B.C.'s Moyie Lake and two timeshare properties in the Caribbean. When they're not travelling, they spend most of their time hanging out in Airdrie, where they own a two-storey, 2,000-square-foot home that they share with their two kids – a 19-year-old daughter and a 22-year-old son. Always on the lookout for new investment opportunities, the couple couldn't resist exploring the options when they were introduced to Knightsbridge Homes' N3 condominium project. They were attracted to its East Village location – steps away from the downtown core and the LRT – and the car-free lifestyle. A Car2Go membership, furniture package from Ikea and a Biria urban bicycle sweetened the deal. In the end, the Bissonnettes purchased a 498-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo on the 14th floor.

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