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Small Town Lifestyle Big on Buyers

Small Town Real Estate

Hey, you know what they say, size does matter. For the growing numbers of Canadians who have spent most of their lives living in the day to day grind of large cities we’re now beginning to see more and more people relocate to take in that idyllic lifestyle that small town real estate can offer. It’s not just big cities anymore that are home to the biggest and most expensive luxury real estate on the market, now we’re seeing even the smallest of towns offer up some million dollar homes for sale.

There is no doubt about it, real estate has gone global. With populations in Alberta’s biggest cities sitting at 1.3 million (Calgary) and 989,000 (Edmonton) people have been moving and leaving at record paces. Communities outside of these cities (places like Strathmore, Camrose, etc) are now attracting a wealth of new residents thanks in large part to the dream and lure of rural living.

Think about all the amenities you can enjoy inside of one of the countries bigger cities and take away the traffic and people and you can see why the some of these smaller communities are becoming quite charming for newcomers.

I do was one of those people.

After spending the last 6 years living in the city of Edmonton selling real estate I decided to kick back a little and escape the city lifestyle. Sure it was a big change but I was ready for it. No more days stuck in traffic and becoming part of a smaller community was one of the things I really looked forward to. You can go days, weeks even months walking around big cities and never seeing anyone you know. Even being a realtor with all the people I deal with day to day finding a client I had sold a home to or for was rare. It was the complete opposite once I moved.

Having searched for a few homes for sale in Camrose, Alberta through http://camroserealestate.com my wife and I finally decided on a nice two level home with four bedrooms just on the outskirts of the town. Moving is never fun but it didn’t take long for us to get settled into our new home and start meeting other people in the community.

I’ve spent the better part of the last four years living in Camrose selling real estate and one trend continues, more and more people are returning to smaller communities to invest in a home and set down some roots there. One of the nicest things about it is the homes are newer, a lot of them are bigger and of course you have more land then what you may see traditionally within a bigger city market.

People ask me all the time, “What’s the attraction to owning a home there?”.

For starters the average home price in our city is about $150,000 less then what I would be paying elsewhere. Finding a place that you like isn’t as hard because you have more of a budget to play around with. Once you do find that home you’ve been looking for then of course once settled you’ll notice the peace and quiet. Of course if you can never get city life out of your blood a lot of smaller communities have easy access to major highways so you can get back there…essentially eliminating forgetting about the big city lifestyle.

That is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. You can get a lot of great value owning a home and moving to a smaller community. With so much opportunity in Alberta a lot of our smaller communities are seeing record growth with more and more people moving back there each year. In the past a lot of people lived closer to cities because of access to things like a hospital but with the growing markets a lot of these communities have their own making visits in a small town quicker then what you would see elsewhere.

With so many benefits to small town living I would suggest to check it out if it was something you were ever considering. I’ve not only enjoyed my time living here but have had some great success in my business life as well. There is a lot of opportunity for the savy real estate investor or agent in these smaller communities, especially with the considerable growth in our province.

So what are you waiting for, get out there and find that next dream property you’ve been looking for!

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