Thursday, July 31, 2008

This And That

Business and Real Estate
How To Invest In Real Estate In The Alberta, Canada Oil Sands - "As a result of record high oil prices, mining oil from the sands of Canada has become a huge industry, which directly affects real estate in the region. This article will explain how you can invest smartly in the real estate of the oil-rich region of Alberta, Canada."

Great tips to get into this market especially now that there are so many deals.

$1.4B deal spurs construction on next leg of Anthony Henday - "We believe this road will actually handle the growth of the city, the population growth of the city, the traffic growth of the city for the next 30 to 40 years," Transportation Minister Luke Ouellette

We all know that improved transportation improves housing prices buy up to 20% in surrounding areas. We are already increasing our holdings in this area.

Edmonton's jobless rate 3.7 per cent - "Despite some of the softer economic numbers Alberta has seen over the past few months - weaker retail sales, lower housing starts etc. - the employment picture remains very bright."

"More than anything else, a strong labour market will support economic growth and consumer confidence in the second half of 2008." ATB Financial chief economist Todd Hirsch

Things will pick up in the second half of 2008 and we'll see some real gains in 2009.

Festivals and Fun - It's summer so why not?

Edmonton's Heritage Festival a cultural treat - "Edmontonians are in for a cultural treat this August long weekend at the 33rd annual Servus Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park.

The event, described by executive director Jack Little as "the largest multicultural festival in the world in one physical location", runs from Saturday to Monday and features food, entertainment, and arts and crafts from 62 different countries representing more than 75 cultures."

Edmonton Festivals Add To Your Summer Experience -
Edmonton Folk Music Festival - August 7-10, 2008 - Location: Gallagher Park - For more information go to:

Edmonton International Fringe Festival - August 14-24, 2008 - Location: Old Strathcona historic district - For more information go to:

For more information on our festivals or other Edmonton attractions check out

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