Having been Gleniffer Lake’s number one realtor for several years now, I’ve had a chance to see a lot of the trends and changes that have come to our vacation community from several different angles. All in all, I can tell you without a doubt that I still think it’s hands-down the very best place to spend the summer in Alberta. After all, where else can you enjoy so much great boating, sunshine, and fresh air, not to mention golf and tennis? And to be able to do it all less than two hours from both Calgary and Edmonton is almost unbelievable.
With that being said, however, there are two interesting shifts that I’ve noticed taking place over the last few years.
The first is that there has possibly never been a better time to buy property in and around Gleniffer Lake. While we have a beautiful setting that hundreds of families enjoy every summer, we haven’t been immune to the movements in the Canadian economy, meaning that housing prices in Gleniffer Lake have dropped around 25% recently. Properties that were already great bargains have reached almost ridiculous levels.
The second thing I noticed is that different kinds of buyers seem to be coming up lately. While we still have a great community of RV and mobile home owners, cottages and new constructions seem to be becoming more popular than they were in the past. With new construction costs the way they are at the moment, it’s actually less expensive to buy an existing cottage than raise a new one, so it will be interesting to see whether this trend lasts in the coming years.
No matter what the prices, or the types of construction, however, one thing that I will always expect from Gleniffer Lake is that we remain one of Canada’s best vacation and resort destinations, and that it will always be a wonderful place to spend the summer. We hope to see you here soon!
Diane Bender has been Gleniffer Lake’s top realtor for more than a decade. Why not talk to her about a property that your family can enjoy for decades to come?
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