Stories Tagged - vacation
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
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?
July 28, 2020 | Barb Livingstone
Calgarians' interest in close-to-home vacation properties increases as COVID-19 continues to restrict international travel
June 17, 2020 | Tyler Difley
Thankfully, there are no shortage of options here in the province for vacationers of all stripes.
Nov. 13, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl
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:
May 15, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi
To change that, my goal in recent years has been to take in some of the top attractions in the city and surrounding areas that are popular among tourists who visit Calgary.
May 14, 2019 | Tyler Difley
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.
Here are 10 popular vacation communities within three hours of Calgary:
June 28, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Two major reports on the Canadian recreational property market are forecasting a healthy market across the country and growing demand within the province of Alberta for the rest of 2018.
Royal LePage's annual survey of their recreational property specialists predicts an average price increase of 5.8 per cent for the country as a whole, but varied results in British Columbia and Alberta because of new speculation taxes in B.C.
June 27, 2018 | Geoff Geddes
While sunburn can ruin a holiday, getting burned on a vacation home purchase can sting for much longer. Fortunately, doing your homework will help you find your place in the sun without feeling the heat.
"The market has seen price drops lately, so a lot of people are finding vacation properties at $300,000 or below," said Bill MacDougall, a real estate professional with Optimum Realty Group in Calgary.