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May 2016

Found 2 blog entries for May 2016.

I have had a number of people contact me since writing my last blog post.  If you have not had a chance to read what happened to real estate in Slave Lake and what we might expect in our own market, click here to read that post.  People are wondering what might happen if they choose not rebuild on their lot and leave town instead.  Check with your insurance company, but from what I was told by a Slave Lake Realtor, the insurers would only cover the cost of the property and you would be left to sell the lot.  That seems like an obvious assumption, but there are several other aspects to consider.

Firstly, the lot is going to have to be properly prepared for construction again.  This process will take time even though it is likely covered in your

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Joelle and I would first like to send our thoughts and regret to all those who lost their homes to “The Beast.”  We would like to thank the heroes who bravely defended our city in an absolute mammoth effort.  I can’t imagine it makes the loss of a home any easier but I am sure that our community will pull together and offer the support we are now famous for.  Lastly, thank you to everyone across the country for their unbelievable acts of kindness and generosity in a time when Fort McMurray needed them most.  This entire experience has been incredibly humbling and we can’t begin to express our appreciation enough. 

What to expect?

The road to recovery will be a long one.  Joelle and I took the opportunity to talk to a

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