Thursday, June 09, 2016

Best Places to live Canada and World

St. Albert made the top 5 in Canada. I would say with better amenities, lower taxes that Edmonton could be right there beside it. - here

In the world Canada is number 2 - here

Why are Canadians ashamed of being oil rich? - here

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Market Snapshot

Alberta Oil Sands Investment Real Estate News®
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June 1st., 2016
Volume 20, Issue 10

Dear Friends and Partners,

Here we are starting into June. It is said that kids age you. What I interpret that to mean is that ‘kids make you aware of time.’. You begin to measure the year in terms of school, birthdays and sports events; that is a great blessing. How ever you count it, here we are.

The market has stayed relatively buoyant, all things considered. The recent uptick in oil and a strengthening CDN dollar are helping too. Rents have plateaued for the time being. Through good management and a lot of hustle, you can stay rented. Prices have softened considerably in certain neighbourhoods where inventory is ample. In the 4-10 unit multifamily market, you'll still need to hunt out the good (location & priced) deals. Edmonton and Alberta remain in a precarious position for the short-term (1-2+ years) but the long-term outlook is strong.

- Please note the next issue of our newsletter will be July 1st 2016. But don’t you worry; visit our Blog to stay updated until then! - 

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Gary Lamphier: Toronto transplant John Rose now Edmonton’s economic guru

By Gary Lamphier, Edmonton Journal, May 20th., 2016

After spending seven years abroad with Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department and more than two decades with some of North America’s largest consulting firms, John Rose had an epiphany.

It was early 2010, he was in his late 50s, his marriage was over, his children had grown up. His house had grown quiet. “Basically, I woke up one day and the nest was empty. I’d been in Toronto for 23 years and I thought, ‘What am I doing here?'”

“So I started looking around for other opportunities. Then I saw this ad for the City of Edmonton and I thought, well, I’d been consulting to municipal and regional governments for decades, so maybe it would be nice to be on the other side.”   READ MORE HERE 


Alberta Oilsands future appears strong economists say

By Gordon Kent, The Edmonton Sun, May 18th, 2016

The future of the oilsands looks bright despite the economic and environmental challenges they’ve faced over the last 18 months, a University of Alberta energy expert said Wednesday.
Oil prices that now hover between $45 US and $50 US a barrel are projected to rise to $80 US a barrel within five years, helping spur an extra one million barrels in daily oilsands production by 2030, said Carmen Velasquez, executive director of energy programs at the Alberta School of Business.

While that rise — to 3.5 million barrels of raw bitumen a day from the 2.5 million produced last year — is lower than earlier projections, expenses are also going down, she told an Economics Society of Northern Alberta luncheon.   GRAB THIS ARTICLE


Calgary Film Center opens for business

By Melissa Ramsay, Global News, May 19th, 2016

The Calgary Film Centre opened its doors on Thursday, bringing hope to Alberta’s oil-battered economy.

The facility, located at 5750 76 Avenue S.E., features three sound stages; one 20,000-square-feet, one 18,000-square-feet and one 12,000-square-feet.   FOLLOW THIS STORY


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