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Top Alberta Investment Towns 2006-2007 Research Report Released =

September 16, 2006

Best Province In Canada For Real Estate Investment

Calgary, AB — October 17, 2006 — The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN), Canada’s leading real estate education, research and education organization, is pleased to release its report on the Top Ten Alberta Towns for real estate investment. The 80-page report, entitled Top Ten Towns Alberta, is the result of original research compiled for REIN’s national and international membership of real estate investors during the summer and fall of 2006.

Top Ten Towns Alberta analyzes the current and future prospects for real estate investment opportunities in this booming province, and identifies the ten best towns in Alberta for long-term real estate investing. REIN’s findings are based on in-depth research, analysis of the latest statistics, economic and social trends, and on-the-ground reports from REIN’s technical staff and investing membership.

Edmonton is still ranked number one, Grande Prairie moves up from seventh to second, while Devon drops from second to seventh

Edmonton continues to hold down the number-one spot, with the strong fundamentals created by the oil boom and a well-educated population creating the long-term investment stability and demand needed by investors. Grande Prairie has moved up six spots on Mr. Campbell’s list; it’s the second fastest-growing city in Canada and was ranked by Money Sense magazine as the fourth-best place to live in Canada (out of 108 cities).

“Our detailed research into Alberta confirms that, despite recent large increases in values, it continues to be the best place in Canada in which to invest in real estate,” said Don Campbell, the report’s lead author, REIN president and author of the best-selling books Real Estate Investing in Canada and co-author of 97 Tips For Real Estate Investing.

Overall, the Top Ten Towns Alberta report confirms that Alberta’s strong economy makes it the number-one province in Canada in which to invest. However, it makes the point also that there are some towns that may miss the boom altogether. Timing is critical; like any major boom, different towns will be hit at different times, with a unique impact in each location. Mr. Campbell informs investors when the boom will hit a specific town and which type of real estate will do well.

The top ten list is as follows:

1. Edmonton
2. Grande Prairie
3. Calgary 
4a. Red Deer
4b. Sturgeon County & Strathcona County
5a. Lacombe 
5b. Sylvan Lake 6a. Okotoks 
6b. High River 
7a. Devon
7b. Fort McMurray 
8. St. Albert 
9. Cochrane 
10. Lethbridge

The detailed report is available to the media at no charge and to members of the public for $49.97 from the REIN office by phone at 1-888-824-7346 or email at

About the Real Estate Investment Network Founded in 1993, the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) has grown over the years to become Canada’s leading real estate research and education organization. REIN does not sell or market real estate to its members or the general public, but instead conducts objective and unbiased research, analysis and investor education. For further information on REIN, visit

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Don Campbell, please call Melanie Tennant at 1-888-824-7346 or email