Al­ber­tans over­look their own back­yard

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - Recreation & Investment Properties -

The Al­berta Rock­ies have been No. 1 on Lonely Planet’s Blue List for ad­ven­ture desti­na­tions and at­tract mil­lions of in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors ev­ery year.

While the rest of the world dreams of vis­it­ing the Rock­ies, Al­ber­tans may be prone to over­look this gor­geous play­ground.

With all this talk about “go lo­cal,” are Al­ber­tans in­vest­ing here?

“I think it’s a ten­dency to not value what’s in your own back­yard,” says Bob Le­man, in­vestor in a two-bed­room condo at Can­more’s Black­stone Moun­tain Lodge. also buy­ing the lo­ca­tion, even a fam­ily legacy.”

Ro­manowski says prices may have roller-coast­ered in the last few years, but they have sta­bi­lized and are start­ing to climb again, so it’s a good time to buy.

“If you fac­tor in that you do not have to fly to get to Can­more, wait times in air­ports, ex­pen­sive flights, taxes when you are south, there is not much in it. And you don’t have the Rock­ies in Ari­zona.”

Bob and Joanne Le­man of Ar­drossan met Greg and Jan­ice McGrath of Fort Saskatchew­an at a mar­riage course and have spent most of their an­niver­saries to­gether for the past 29 years.

An artist’s ren­der­ing of Black­stone Moun­tain Lodge in Can­more.

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