Friday, February 8, 2008

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Talk about media access! Royal LePage put out a press release Jan. 31 and it has been copied and pasted in many of Canada's major papers.

Canmore retreats hot property
Calgary Sun
...housing market uncertainty in the U.S. is prompting more Canucks to buy winter retreats in Canada...

Tight market fuels winter retreat boom
Globe and Mail
While a $650,000 condo or $1.4-million chalet in Whistler sounds pricey, their comparative affordability has Europeans buying, Mr. Soper said

Slick chalets replace weekend snow forts
Globe and Mail
“High levels of demand combined with limited inventory have pressured winter recreational property prices upward — a trend expected to continue well into the future,” said Lisa da Rocha, vice-president of marketing communications at Royal LePage.

Winter vacation properties in Canada a hot market
Edmonton Journal
...Canadians in search of winter recreational properties are casting a jaundiced eye on the subprime-tainted market south of the border. Instead, they are favouring properties in Canada, which is helping to drive up prices across the country...

Canmore condo prices soar
Edmonton Journal
"We expect to see strong demand from three types of purchasers over the next few years: baby boomers approaching retirement or inheriting wealth, professionals who are able to work from satellite or home offices and foreign visitors looking to get away from crowded cities, Hawker said.

Canadians nervous about buying U.S. real estate
Calgary Herald
... the uncertainty clouding the U.S. housing market now has many Canadians favouring properties north of the border.

Canadian winter recreational properties a hot market
Financial Post
Canadians in search of winter recreational properties are casting a jaundiced eye on the subprime-tainted market south of the border, according to a study by Royal LePage Real Estate Services.

Recreational market in flux
Toronto Star
Canadians aren't just looking south for real estate this winter, with recreational properties across the country seeing relatively strong demand, according to a report released yesterday by Royal LePage Real Estate Services.

Snow the hot ticket in recreation homes
Vancouver Sun
Canadians are homebodies when it comes to their winter recreational property desires, particularly in these times of U.S. economic turmoil, according to a Royal LePage survey.
The Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal and the Vancouver Sun are all owned by CanWest Global Communications. Here is an extensive list of CanWest Holdings in case you are concerned about media concentration.


Radley77 said...

It is sad that mainstream media often resorts to syndicated content instead of rigorous analysis and fact checking.

Carioca Canuck said...

Who woulda thought !!!

Great article.