Sunday, June 22, 2008

Alberta Wealth Sets Prices In Okanagan

When Albertans are looking for a recreational property they often go to British Columbia. The province's overflow of wealth has increased prices in the Okanagan area so much that until now there was multiple offers and double digit increases on recreational properties. Now that Alberta is cooling down so is this area.

"Alberta buyers are a very important part of our market, and not just southern Alberta, but northern Alberta as well," Rob Shaw, Vernon Realtor and director of Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB)

What that means is the beautiful Okanagan valley is also leveling out and becoming a buyer's market. Alberta's stellar economy is effecting the real estate market across Canada - from B.C to the east coast. People who have made their wealth in Alberta go back to their home province and buy their dream house.

Most importantly is to know when to buy where. Alberta is in a slow cycle and has leveled to a buyer's market, giving investors the opportunity to pick and choose their terms on an incredible selection of properties. When your Alberta property increases in value over the next 3 years, you can buy your dream house from the proceeds.

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