How to Safely Show Your Home: Are Sellers Prepared?
Precautions are still necessary to make sure that both buyers and sellers remain safe throughout the home selling process. We’ve created a guide to help prepare sellers to safely show their homes in Canmore!
May 8, 2020
Supporting Local Canmore Businesses
In trying economic times, the first places to suffer are the local businesses. However, many of the local businesses in Canmore are making their products and services accessible to us despite the halt of...
May 7, 2020
Live in Bow Valley History
At the turn of the last century the CPR was looking for a new source of coal to avoid the high cost of Canmore coal. A new coal mine and town was built at...
April 9, 2020
Covid-Crazy in Canmore: How We’re Getting Through!
Canadians are currently being asked to navigate through an experience unlike anything we’ve ever known before, and we can probably all agree it’s not always an easy task. We’re sure that like us, others...
March 27, 2020
Selling Your Home During the Spring
When the weather warms up, the area is flooded with tourists and visitors searching for a new home. Spring is the start line of the busy season! If you are a Canmore resident looking...
March 20, 2020
Spring in Canmore: Best of Both Worlds
Canmore offers residents and visitors a variety of activities during the spring. The season brings to the area unique and one-of-a-kind opportunities. Check out how spring in Canmore truly is the best of both...
March 13, 2020
How to Manage A Short-Term Rental Property
Vacation properties can be a lucrative source of income, particularly in a place like Canmore where tourism is a major industry. If you are a new owner of a vacation rental property, there are...
March 6, 2020
Going Green in Canmore
The outdoor culture in Canmore makes preserving our natural environment so important. Many residents and businesses have already been following environmentally-conscious practices. Check out some of the amazing ways our community is going green...
February 28, 2020
Late-Season Skiing Near Canmore
With one of the longest ski seasons in the world, the Canmore area attracts snow-lovers from all corners. As the weather warms up, we've got the perfect guide for late-season skiing.
February 21, 2020
Late Winter Events in Canmore
Winter may be winding down in the traditional sense, but winter events in Canmore are still going strong! Check out our list of events and activities happening in and around Canmore.
February 14, 2020
To my Valentine, Canmore
Our love and passion for your community are inexpressible with words. But instead of giving you jewelry, or chocolates, or booking you a spa day, we wanted to share a few of our...
February 7, 2020
The Top 8 Reasons to Love Owning in Canmore
“Home” is who you share it with and how you bring what you love into perspective. It’s easy to understand why homeowners love living in Canmore. We’ve set out to create a list of...
January 31, 2020
Win at Winter in Canmore - Find your activity...
There is no other season of the year where you have the time (and snow) to do all of your outdoor activities that make our area famous. Even if you aren’t much of a...
January 17, 2020
What is Your Dream Home Style?
One of the biggest investments we make in our lives-our homes-also expose our styles. When you are looking to purchase a new home, you want the property to fit your taste. Review a few...
January 3, 2020
10 House Maintenance Tasks to Do This Weekend
The crazy, unpredictable weather patterns caused by the Canadian Rockies are ruthless on our homes. Help prevent your house from suffering this winter with our list of ten house maintenance tasks to do to...
December 17, 2019
Top 10 Cozy Canmore Eateries
We all hit a point where the sight of the kitchen makes a pit in our stomachs. Instead of slaving away over your stove AGAIN, check out our list of ten cozy Canmore eateries.
December 7, 2019
Canmore Real Estate Prices for 2019—Fall Update
Fall is here, and so are promising Canmore real estate trends! The weather might be cooling off, but the real estate market isn’t there yet. If you’ve got your eye on a dazzling Canmore...
November 29, 2019
Christmas Activities In and Around Canmore
Winter is here. Even if you aren’t a fan of cold or snow, it’s hard to deny there is something magical about the month of December. Whether it’s the fondness of childhood holidays, the...
November 27, 2019
Pros and Cons of a Variable vs. Fixed Mortgage...
Not every mortgage rate is right for each purchase. In this post, we look at the pros and cons of a variable vs. fixed mortgage rate to give you the best guide to deciding...
November 6, 2019
What’s New in Canmore for Fall 2019
As the weather begins to cool in Canmore, take advantage of the local fall events and activities happening in the area!
October 5, 2019
Weddings in Canmore
Is there anything more beautiful than watching two people vow to share their lives together? Well, we would argue that the exclamation of love is in fact made more beautiful when the scenery around...
October 4, 2019
What is Canmore Famous For?
If you are just now hearing about the incredible town of Canmore, or planning a temporary or permanent visit, there is a vast array of knowledge to learn. Today, Canmore is known as a...
September 3, 2019
Fall Events in Canmore, AB
It may be considered the off-season, but fall in Canmore is flooded with activities. If enjoying the breathtaking scenery doesn’t satisfy you, one of the unique events Canmore is home to will! There is...
July 19, 2019
The Canmore Guide for Mountain Biking
Along with breathtaking scenery and small-town living, Canmore offers a wide array of outdoor activities for its locals and visitors. One of the top activities in the spring, summer, and fall in the Bow...
June 28, 2019
Canmore Real Estate Prices for 2019 – Summer Update
The demand for housing continues to rise, causing the cost of real estate in Canmore to increase as well. While several real estate markets in western Canada have been in a downtrend, Canmore is...
May 25, 2019
Natural Living in the Mountains: How to minimize your...
You most likely fell in love with the natural beauty surrounding your home (or potential new residence!) in the mountains. The peaks, trees, blue sky, and wildlife take your breath away. In order to...
March 25, 2019
Canmore - Top of the Investment Market
Few people would disagree that Canmore has just about anything you could want as far as landscape, businesses, and resources go. Canmore seems to have an intangible quality that attracts people and keeps them...
February 23, 2019
Seeking Resort Municipality Status
Tourism drives our economy. But without the right tools and policies, we’re playing catch-up. It's time we start thinking and acting like the "tourism-based communities" and seek Resort Municipal Status for our mountain communities.
January 9, 2019
What’s New in Canmore and Area for 2019
The year 2019 will bring dozens of novelties to the Canmore community – expansions, amenities, businesses, and more.
December 18, 2018
Christmas in Canmore
Christmas in Canmore is fantastic! With its magical scenery, festive spirit and fun activities, Canmore is a holiday wonderland.
December 4, 2018
The Top Canmore Lunch Spots
There are many choices in terms of Canmore lunch restaurants, and there’s something for every taste, whether you like straight-up, easy-going food or something with a flair.
November 19, 2018
Shoulder Season in Canmore
Shoulder season is a great time to visit Canmore. It brings the same powerful natural scenery as always, though, autumn in Canmore is less busy and offers great savings opportunities for accommodation and dining.
November 8, 2018
Property Management Canmore
Do you own a vacation home in Canmore or are thinking about buying one? If you plan to rent it out, you may want to consider hiring a property management company.
October 23, 2018
Buying a New Construction Home in Canmore- 4 Reasons...
Hiring a trusted real estate agent can save you time and money and give you extra peace of mind. Read our top 4 reasons why hiring an agent for a new construction home purchase...
October 17, 2018
Canmore Real Estate Prices for 2018 - Fall Update
With a recent boom in the local real estate, Canmore has continued to see impressively large growth in its housing market, and we expect this trend to continue well into the new year.
October 10, 2018
Fall in Canmore
Every season brings its unique blend of outdoor fun to the Canmore area, and fall is certainly no different. We share our favourite activities and events in fall in Canmore.
October 4, 2018
The Mercer Project
The Mercer Project represents one of the most exciting commercial investment opportunities in Alberta today. This new development in Canmore is classified as a short-term rental, despite being just minutes from the downtown area.
September 19, 2018
Why the Fall is the Perfect Time to Sell...
Think spring is the best time to sell your Canmore home? We dissolve this myth and explain why you should sell your Canmore home in the fall.
September 4, 2018
Raising a Family in Canmore
Canmore is the perfect place to raise a family. It has the right balance of small-town feel with big-city amenities. Enjoy a wide array of shops, services, recreation opportunities, schools and more.
August 7, 2018
Canmore's Emerging Luxury Home Market
With panoramic views of the Rockies, endless kilometres of hiking and biking trails and great value for your money, Canmore is the perfect place to invest in a luxury home.
July 30, 2018
The Trails in Canmore are Calling! Our Favourite Run...
Canmore is a natural playground and is fondly referred to as a base camp for adventure. We share some of our favourite run and bike trails in Canmore.
July 23, 2018
Don’t Pay GST on Your Canmore Investment Property
Not sure if you have to pay GST on your Canmore investment property? We discuss the rules behind GST and how you may be able to avoid paying it.
July 13, 2018
Owning a Vacation Home in Canmore
A vacation home in Canmore is a great investment and offers opportunity to generate revenue through rentals. Read more on why Canmore is the perfect place to own a vacation home.
July 5, 2018
Title Insurance: Should You Consider it on Your Canmore...
Confused about title insurance? Read about what title insurance is and how it can cover you in your Canmore property purchase.
June 27, 2018
Renting in Canmore and The Rules
Renting out your property in Canmore is a fantastic source of income. First, you must determine if your home is eligible and obtain the proper permits in order to avoid breaking the law.
June 22, 2018
Canmore Real Estate Prices For 2018
Thinking of investing in Canmore real estate? The time is NOW! Learn about current market trends and the average cost of buying real estate in Canmore.
June 13, 2018
Summer Event Calendar for Canmore
Canmore has so many great summer events! Learn about all of the fun activities planned for 2018.
April 30, 2018
Our Top 5 Tips to Buy the Right Property...
Deciding on Property in CanmoreCanmore is full of wonderful properties of all shapes and sizes. As a homeowner myself, I know that making the final decision on a piece of real estate...
March 28, 2018
Buying a Home in Banff
Is It Worth It?Owning property in the Kananaskis region is one of the most sought after privileges in Canada. Is buying a home in Banff really worthwhile? According to a recent article in the...
March 9, 2018
5 Tips to earn more from your Canmore Vacation...
5 Tips to earn more from your Canmore Vacation Rental written by Devin Stephens Owning a property in Canmore and renting it out on a short term basis can be very profitable for investors...
February 9, 2018
Rustic meets Modern
Your Everyday Escape
Finding that rustic feel without giving up amenities!Today's mountain living is a blend of rustic meets modern. It used to be that when someone said ‘mountain living’, it conjured up images...
January 22, 2018
The 411 on Ski Shuttles in Canmore
Getting You To the Hill!You have come to enjoy the world class skiing found in the Canadian Rockies but you don’t want to worry about navigating to the ski hill, finding parking and lugging...
January 5, 2018
Dogsledding in Canmore!
Get Your Mush On! Everyone Should Try Dogsledding.Archaeological evidence suggests that for over 4000 years, dog power has been used by man. Originally, it was used as a means of transport by the Canadian...
December 4, 2017
Enjoying Canmore in the Winter
If you have never been to Canmore, you are in for a treat! This vibrant town nestled amongst the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains is a hidden gem! Some may think this little town...
November 20, 2017
2017 Christmas Events in Canmore
December...That magical time of year when we take a moment to recharge and spend time with friends and family. What better place to do that than in the majestic mountain scenery that Canmore provides....
April 16, 2017
Canmore Off Market Listings in Low Inventory Times.
There is term in the real estate industry that many of us are seeing used more and more, ‘pocket listings’. Chances are that this is not quite what you first imagine, partly because the...
January 6, 2017
4 Reasons why Canmore is the next 'boom' town...
Chinese investments in property are a big deal in Canada. The National Bank of Canada states that around a third of homes for sale in Vancouver in 2015 were picked up by the Chinese...
October 2, 2016
Little Governments: The Homeowners Association
The phrase “Homeowners Association” may sound innocuous enough to some but it sends shivers down the spines of many. In books and movies this group of homeowners is typically portrayed as power hungry, meddling...
September 9, 2016
House Hunting the “Feng Shui” Way in Canmore
Tips to help you buy a Canmore Investment property with Good Feng Shui.
Even though buying a home can be overwhelming, it is one of the most essential decisions you can make in life. Not...
June 28, 2016
Canada Day in Canmore, it is AWESOME!
June 24, 2016
Contemplating building a home in the Bow Valley? Keep...
There are plenty of potential pitfalls with new construction; there are hundreds of nightmare stories of new homes that have gone terribly wrong. However, there are some steps you can take to ensure you...
May 22, 2016
Canmore Mountain Market - Warmly Welcomed Back!
May 6, 2016
Thinking of Buying a Flipped Home in Canmore?
Home buyers often make the mistake of assuming that a recently renovated home is the same as a brand new property. They see the newly renovated property as a problem free and ready to...
May 4, 2016
Becoming The In Demand Property On The Market
Boost the interest in your Canmore property by including additional key amenities and making the most of the buyer appeal of your home’s top features.
Whether you have lived in your home for three or thirty...
April 27, 2016
Green Features: Can They Help Sell A Canmore Home?
Equipping your home with a geothermal system and solar panels may appear to be a major plus point when it comes time to sell your home, but will it really make a difference to...
April 6, 2016
Bob & Devin's Buying and Selling Tips for Canmore's...
Currently in Canmore the housing market is growing and its strength has lead to a competitive market for buyers and an easier market for home owners looking to sell. Below are some of my top...
March 23, 2016
Web Appeal & your Canmore home.
The Importance of Curb Appeal and First Impressions
First impressions are important in every aspect of life. We dress to look our best when attending a job interview and some of us spend hours grooming...
March 7, 2016
Canmore Arts Place - Connecting you with Creativity
February 24, 2016
2016 may be a great year to Refinance your...
Now is a great time to consider refinancing your Mortgage as interest rates are as low as 2.09% (3 year from Butler mortgage) and 2.39% (5 year from CanWise financial) . Many Canadians are...
February 21, 2016
Tips for getting your Canmore Home ready to Sell...
The snow is melting in the Bow Valley, Spring is almost here and soon it will be peak home selling season. You will only get one chance to make a good first impression in...
February 14, 2016
Buying a Vacation property in Canmore
February 9, 2016
Protesting your Canmore Tax Assessment to Lower Your Property...
Although you must pay property taxes, you can make sure that you pay a reasonable amount based on the true value of your home and land. Many homes get overvalued because assessors err in...
February 7, 2016
How to Purchase a Vacation Home in Canmore With...
You want a mountain get away with easy access to the Nordic centre or a cozy cabin in South Canmore that is walking distance from everything. But vacation homes are quite expensive here, and most of...
February 4, 2016
What You Should Do if You Receive an Offer...
In tough real estate markets, buyers might take a gamble on a home that’s not listed. Here is how you should handle an out of the blue offer. It is the unexpected envelope in...
January 31, 2016
5 Walk-Through Tips for Home Buyers
One of the most important steps in the process of buying a home is the final walk-through. This is where the buyer can confirm the house is in the same condition he/she has agreed to...
January 27, 2016
The Awe of the Canmore Nordic Centre
Families love coming to Canmore rather than the busier tourist scene in Banff and this has a lot to do with the Canmore Nordic Centre. This beautiful mountain landscape is where many Albertan families...
January 21, 2016
Canmore Vacation Property Guide
January 20, 2016
Top 8 Open House Mistakes a Seller Can Make
When you’re ready to sell your house, you will need to get it in its best possible condition, especially in today’s competitive environment. An open house presents an opportunity to showcase the best features of...
January 18, 2016
Sunshine Village's heated chairlift - A taste of Europe...
Sunshine Village Welcomes Its New, Heated Teepee Town LX Ski Chair - and it's AWESOME!
There are parts of local heritage that we want to preserve where possible for the benefit of future generations and...
January 17, 2016
From Renting to Buying in Canmore - How to...
While renting a home might seem the easiest way to manage your finances, actually owning the property is much more beneficial. The initial outlay is going to be quite steep, but the guarantee of...
January 16, 2016
Canmore Real Estate Market update - January 2016
Despite Canmore Real Estate sales volume for 2015 being 1.2% greater than the 13 year average, we did see a 15% drop in volume than the sales volume of 2013 and 2014. Even with...
January 13, 2016
Canmore Fat Tire Biking - What's the hype about?
Try Canmore Fat Tire Biking This Winter And Get Hooked!
If you come to Canmore for a winter break, and perhaps head to the cross-country trails for a little bit of skiing, you will most...
January 12, 2016
A Home Insurance Checklist for the New Year
As the celebration of a new year has finally come and passed, right after the holidays, many homeowners tend to accidentally neglect various aspects of their home maintenance.
Although some of us may have enjoyed rather warm...
December 18, 2015
What To Consider Before Investing in Real Estate
Making a real estate investment is always a great choice, however, people are usually faced with so many questions that they might be potentially deterred from making such an investment. So let’s discuss several factors...
December 12, 2015
5 Buyer Incentives That Can Help You Close Faster
Your home is finally on the market and its time to begin the selling process. Now thats its listed, attracting the attention of genuine buyers should be your next important focus. Closing this deal in the...
December 2, 2015
Pros And Cons Of Buying A Foreclosed Home in...
Foreclosed homes have become somewhat of a popular option for home buyers given the increase in quality of foreclosed homes. Regardless of the path you’re choosing to take in your home buying experience, odds...
November 26, 2015
Canmore Real Estate Myths and Misconceptions Debunked
If you’re new to world of Real Estate or have not not bought or sold in the last 5 years, you’ll undoubtedly have been exposed to some of the common rumors associated with the industry. Most...
November 2, 2015
Canmore Realtor - 12 Questions to help you find...
12 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Canmore Realtor.
Not all real estate agents can help you get the home you want. Others, well, there are good agents and there are bad. By asking the questions...
October 30, 2015
Moving to Canmore? Where to connect with locals.
Everyone who has ever attempted to move to a new town/city can admit that it is quite a daunting task. However, sometimes it can’t be helped, a new job, better schools for your kids, a...
October 29, 2015
A Spectacular Opportunity to Own in Silvertip!
Just Listed! 520 Silvertip Pointe - $1,950,000
Style- Walkout Bungalow
Sq.Ft- 2541 (Above Grade)
Total Sq.Ft- 4203
Lot Size- 0.5 Acres
Retreat to the lap of luxury. Whether you are looking for a or a prestigious permanent...
October 21, 2015
Canmore Market Update- October 2015
Canmore Real Estate Market Quarterly Update
With the fall season well and truly upon us (and ski season inching ever closer!), we have had a chance to look at our latest quarterly numbers for 2015....
October 18, 2015
Canmore Alberta - Possibly the Best place to Live...
October 10, 2015
I am Thankful for Canada!
I am Thankful for living in Canada!
Canada is a beautiful country, there is no denying it. Sometimes people take for granted how much of a privilege it is to live in this photogenic nation....
October 7, 2015
3D Technology sells Canmore homes with less stress &...
With a surging global economy and more people turning to online shopping, it comes to no surprise that businesses of all shapes and sizes are looking to utilize current technology to help their customer...
October 7, 2015
4 Tips for Staging your Canmore Home
Staging a home for showings can be quite a taxing process but very rewarding if done right. It entails making several subtle changes and decorations that showcase your home’s best assets in a move...
October 6, 2015
Canmore- A Great place to vacation with your Dog
October 2, 2015
Fall Home Maintenance in the Mountains
Real estate fall home maintenance in the Mountains
The leaves are yellow in the Bow Valley and the larches have turned, it is time to get your home ready for winter and plan ahead. Seasonal...
September 30, 2015
Stay in Ski ready shape with these workout tips
Ski season preparation in the Bow Valley.
If you are like me, As you watch the leaves turn and fall, and the wind get chilly, you smell the sweet scent of ski season approaching. You...
September 30, 2015
Attracting Real Estate Buyers in Canmore
For decades, the real estate market has been dictated by school calendars and the seasons. A Majority of buyers search most actively in the spring and early summer, the reason is so they can...
September 18, 2015
Canmore Zoning- Decoded
September 17, 2015
Canmore Home Search – 6 things you should know...
If you are a like a majority of the Canadian population, when it comes to buying a home, you are likely going to rely on financing and working with a mortgage lender. Many people...
September 17, 2015
Is your home not selling? Here are 4 Tips...
Typically, a home that is well priced and shows well should have sold within its first six weeks of being in the Canmore Market. If the home stays on the market for too long,...