Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hot Real Estate in Canada

Canadian real estateThe world is calling Canada one of the best countries to live in, and it is not hard to see why. With millions of square miles of undeveloped wilderness land, pure drinking water, social medicine and a generally well run government, Canada has become one of the more desirable places on the globe to live. Many foreigners are currently investing in Canadian properties to get in on the Canadian quality of life, and many Canadians are looking for hot places to buy. Below are several regions and cities in Canada that have become some of the most desirable places to invest in land or property in Canada.

  • Vancouver is being called one of the best big cities in the entire world to live in. Vancouver is located on the Pacific west coast in the southern most part of British Columbia. It is one of the top ten biggest cities in Canada and is becoming known for its excellent quality of life. Vancouver is a notoriously well run, clean city for the most part, and offers an impressive array of arts, culture, sports and large scale events. Living in Vancouver is not cheap, as the cost of living ranks among other desirable big cities to live in, but the quality of life is tremendous.
  • For vacation or retirement living, the Okanagan Valley is one of the up and coming regions of Canada. Located to the east of Vancouver at the northern most tip of the Sonoran Desert, the Okanagan Valley, comprised of cities like Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon, the Okanagan Valley is known for its wineries, vineyards and warm, lake recreation environment. Properties in this region range from humble duplexes to multimillion dollar homes, and real estate is going fast. Contact a Kelowna, Penticton or Vernon Realtor for more information.
  • And for an area with a bit of everything, living in Calgary is considered another extremely high quality of life. Calgary gains amenities and luxuries daily being the business face of Alberta’s astronomical oil industry. Winters are chilly but sunny as Calgary is located on expansive plains, and the spectacular Canadian Rockies are only a short drive out of the city. Cost of living is higher than average, but so are the wages, creating immense opportunities for those who take advantage of them.

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Luxury Property Locations

luxury property locationA luxury home, mansion or property is a delightful investment. Many people choose to invest in luxury properties for vacation homes or permanent homes. In choosing a luxury property that suits your purposes, one of the most critical deciding factors is the location of the property. Many luxury properties are situated on a parcel of land, primarily either in the countryside, on a mountainside, on a lakeside or on a seaside for desirable views and environment. Whether you are dreaming about owning a luxury home or actually preparing to buy one, determining the location is the first step in the process.

The countryside, for example the hills of Missouri, is a favorite location for a luxury property. A countryside lot is sweet, simple and beautiful. Often free of the hazards of more naturesque locations, such as the rock slides of mountains and the storms of the ocean, a countryside luxury property often includes a view of rolling hills, mild weather, good soil and out of the way locations. This type of luxury property can serve as the perfect retreat to a busy life.

A mountainside luxury property, such as one located in the Canadian Rockies, is well suited to the more adventurous luxury property owner. Mountainous locations are known for being a habitat to wild animals, a hot spot for storms and geological activity and for being very remote. A mountain property works well for those who love the outdoors and are not intimidated by rugged living.

Lakeside luxury properties, such as the luxury homes in Kelowna, are often considered to be the best of both worlds. There is access to water recreation and breath-taking views, but the property is not in the heart of any wilderness areas and is not at the soaring elevation of the mountaintops. Luxury lakeside properties are often found to be the most therapeutic location to own a property in.

And lastly, a seaside luxury property is certainly the best for those with an affinity for the ocean. There are natural hazards to consider, but with the right insurance coverage, you can sleep peacefully knowing your investment is protected.