While the pandemic had plenty of downsides, it really did help locals rediscover the local treasures in the area. The real estate market in Canmore continues to boom as locals that used to think of it as a weekend playground now seek to make Canmore home. It’s no wonder why when you see the many perks of the area. Let’s take a closer look.


Roam Transit

Roam is a comfortable, affordable transit service that takes you to all the local attractions. In the summer traffic is heavy and parking is scarce. Thanks to Roam, you can get to places like Sulphur Mountain, Cave & Basin, Lake Minnewanka and downtown Canmore without ever needing a car. Many use Roam to get to work too, so they can fully enjoy the car-free lifestyle.


Legacy Trail

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The trend of people moving out of cities and settling in areas more conducive with work/life balance and natural living has drastically increased due to COVID-19. The ability (and necessity) to work remotely has allowed homeowners the flexibility to center their property search on lifestyle rather than on proximity to work. And nowhere is a natural, balanced, optimal lifestyle more prevalent than Canmore, Alberta.


The market in Canmore

The median closing house price in Canmore hit $1.27 million in September 2020, a jump of 16 per cent over September 2019. Condo closings are doing just as well, with a median price of $583,000 and holding steady at a 16 per cent increase year after year.


The current Canmore market is ripe for those looking to…

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One of the hardest aspects of the pandemic is not being able to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. If anyone told us just a handful of months ago that breathing on someone we loved could put them in peril, we would have collectively laughed! However, now that COVID-19 has swept the globe, and the dreaded second wave is trying to cancel Christmas, it’s time to adapt and overcome. One of the best attributes of Canmore is that it has plenty of open, natural, safe places to enjoy with your immediate family. So, even though this holiday season is keeping us apart from loved ones, Christmas in Canmore can still be an adventure – a smaller than planned one with your household – but an adventure nonetheless. Ready to save the Christmas spirit and try…

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Imagine an ideal vacation. It’s a place where you can go skiing in the winter on slopes that attract people from all over the world. It’s also a summer destination brimming with lakes, wildlife and hiking trails. Even those that don’t enjoy the slopes or trails love this place for its serene pace of life, outstanding dining, and boutique shops. Accommodations are more than affordable thanks to the many vacation homes available, along with Airbnbs, chalets, cabins, and mountain lodges. To visit such a place surely you would have to hop on a plane and fly across the country, right? Not at all! This place is Canmore, and these days more and more Albertans are discovering why tourists have been coming here for years.

Even before the pandemic had us looking…

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There are a lot of things that are very negative about the COVID-19 pandemic, including the suffering and loss of life felt around the globe. However, in times like this, it helps to find the positives and to learn the lessons that make our lives, and future generations, stronger and healthier. As a real estate professional with more than 20 years in the business, I’m seeing a strong paradigm shift in buyers and sellers’ mindsets – a shift that is creating a lot of positive traction in Canmore real estate.

 

 

What’s Changed in Canmore Real Estate?

As large, bustling urban centres struggle to contain the spread of the virus, many people are realizing the draw of towns that are surrounded by nature, and smaller centers where distancing is…

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