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By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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Albertans - Grumpiest In Canada?- "It seems money can’t buy happiness as a new poll says Albertans are the grumpiest in western Canada" After the incredible rise in their investments they should feel a little happy. The Sky isn't Falling on Canadian Homeowners - "household wealth has reached unpr...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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A quick excerpt on the R.O.I of renting versus buying. "The results of this research show that only renters who are highly disciplined, savvy investors are able to match the wealth that owners can accumulate simply by making their mortgage payments," says the study. "If they meet these criteria, ...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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A marketing term, "branding" if you will, of a province by the genius that is Ralph Klein. The Alberta Advantage was used to promote, well, Alberta's advantages to the world. From giving Alberta shaped cheques (can't find proof of this but I heard it on a podcast -urban legend?? folklore??) to ch...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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The oil sands are striking when you see them. It is hard to imagine this area was once pristine prairie land and will ever be that way again. Many environmentalists worry that Alberta's environment will not be protected with the incredible growth in the province. The government has laid out clear...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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Albertan are interested in Light Rail Transit and most, nearly 75%, say they would use it - in a recent poll done by The Calgary Herald."A new poll done exclusively for the Herald shows 70 per cent of Albertans would ride high-speed rail if it were to become a reasonably priced reality in the sup...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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  Tired but true is the "Location" aspect of real estate. The hottest areas can usually be found near growing road ways that make commuting to work and pleasure areas convenient and fast. Bidding on Anthony Henday Ring Road north section has started; the 21km leg from Yellowhead Trail on the west...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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Edmonton's Boyle Street Co-op gave back to hundreds with a hot traditional turkey dinner. Students and volunteers prepared for about a week for the massive dinner and hoped to feed 1800 people."This may be the only meal that these people get that is warm," student Corey Wren told CTV Edmonton. "I...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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    It's not just my opinion. Edmonton and Alberta have won a slew of awards for being cost competitive, amount of corporate projects and expansions."Edmonton has been named the Number 1 metro area in Western Canada for business investment based on the number of capital projects and expansions ta...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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Canada's stellar economy, low un-employment rates and strong dollar leave Canadians a lot to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day."We live in a time of plenty. Our country is experiencing an exceptional period of harmony. Our governments in Ottawa and Quebec are in minority postures, which ar...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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If you are Canadian, interested in investing and haven't read Don R.Campbell's books then you really, really should. His Canadian specific content and great down to earth advice are much more relevant to Canadians than American authored Real Estate books.  His Books:Real Estate Investing In Cana...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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 "Edmonton’s residential resale market has experienced extraordinary price growth in 2006 due to a combination of robust demand and shortage of inventory. Many of the forces that have bolstered sales and prices in the new home market this year, such as strong income growth, stable mortgage rates...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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Photo Courtesy Edmonton SunI woke up the other day and, of course first thing, checked my email. My mom sent me this link with the ominous message of "Do you see why I am terrified of renting?" I keep suggesting that she rent out her house instead of selling it, the passive cash flow is a great ...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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A plateau in house prices and the increase in inventory of unsold homes is shifting Edmonton's hot real estate market from the selling frenzy of 3 months ago to a buyer's market."The advantage has definitely moved from the seller to the buyer," Richard Goatcher, senior analyst at Canada Mortgage...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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Edmonton leads the nation in highest year over year employment growth from June 2006 to June 2007."In terms of year-over-year employment growth, Edmonton (+7.0%) is currently the front runner, followed by Saskatoon (+6.4%) and Abbotsford (+5.7%). Montréal (+3.3%) is currently creating jobs faste...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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Picture Courtesy of Edmonton SunOver 100 homeless people are camped out in tents in downtown Edmonton. The Alberta Oil Boom and the subsequent real estate boom have people coming from all over the country, and the world, to find high paying oil sands jobs. However, the near 72% increase in prope...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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 As I have said before, "Where Calgary goes Edmonton follows". Calgary is hitting new housing highs and Edmonton will follow the leader. CMHC released a forecast in May projecting that single detached homes in Calgary and area will hit $474,000 by the end of this year."Only Edmonton is forecast f...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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  Now instead of furtively trying to get into you side door basement suite apartment, you can enter your home like any full fledged member of society. Well soon anyway. Edmonton is finally moving ahead with making basement suites legal in most residential areas of the city. Although illegal, many...

By Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence!
(Glenn Simon Inc.)
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If you have a teaching degree make way to Alberta. "Parents are sometime filling in for teachers in Alberta schools as students become the latest to experience the province's labour shortage. In Alberta's tight labour market, substitute teachers are in short supply and administrators say they're ...

By Keenan Tameling
(Libertas Holding Inc.)
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I have started to hear the buzz that the growth we have had can't sustain itself and the market is going to crash!  I recently had a conversation with a guy selling his acreage because he felt Kyoto was going kill our economy.  I didn't want to get into it with him and nothing was negotiable so I...

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