Many folks are desperate to stretch their legs and experience something other than their own city and backyard this summer! Some are turning to campgrounds and RV excursions while others are considering investing in some much-needed recreational real estate. The demand for a vacation property closer to home is high right now, but don’t let that deter you from finding your second home! Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a vacation property in Alberta.
Know The Area
Before you make any decisions on a home or a piece of land, make sure you do your research about the property you’re considering. This includes knowing the area around the desired property, such as where is the closest hospital or grocery store? Visit the area off-season and chat with locals to get to know the details of the area from the folks actually living it. In our case, come stay at one of our gorgeous rental properties and experience paradise for a few days!
Try to hire a local real estate agent, especially one that either owns a property where you’re looking or lives nearby and understands the neighbourhood. This goes for renovations to your vacation properties as well! Not only does this help the local economy, but it offers you a chance to get to know the people living and thriving around you. After all, vacation homes are a place for us to escape the concrete jungle and that small community allure is something many Albertans are chasing.
Before you jump into any purchase, ask yourself these questions. Are you looking for a turnkey property or are you willing to do some renovations after you purchase? Is it important that your vacation home is within two hours to make for easy getaways? Are you hoping to spend a little less compared to the Canmore market while still holding on to the idea of a lakeside property? We might have something just for you! Schedule a tour with us today and we might just find your perfect vacation property, close to home and right alongside the beautiful shores of Gleniffer Lake. We can’t wait to have you join us!