So you can't justify renting a home here or buying without risking renting the broom closet to a stranger? You need the job, your options, fly in fly out? But you like fort mc and are married with children,and pets are not wecome! Who is to watch and raise the offspring when your both living the dream and spending near 16hrs a day with work? Fort mc rents and properties rocketed annually since the mid 2000's. Remember them good ole days of loa? Retention incentives galore. Overtime galore? Jobs galore, don't like this one, quit next shift and your hired elsewhere tomorrow? Remember the short ride to syncrude or suncor? I rent, didn't want to get tied down here. I started to get loa in 2006. It was gone for me by 2010. But every year rent went up. Jobs started to focus on fly in fly out. Locals preferred is a lie. People get flown in, not all, but those who do FIFO get free room n board. Locals get no offset money, but the rent climbs. And the commute gets worse. Fort mc has done me just fine, but for me the glory days are over. And over for many I know. Some can't find steady renters for the privacy sharing suites or mortgage beaters. Some can't wait to move into their newly built home. Some can't find a buyer for that condo listed since 6 months past. For some it's just an issue of not being able to park in their neighborhood. Or not being able to cope with never ending road construction and delays. The oil glut in the US is triggering fears, lowering prices as stock overflows, remember the eighties? Big oil companies are hiring global,slashing shifts and shelving projects, killing big union rates and retention incentives. Will Ft.mc survive, will the housing market climb or fall? Will the 1970's infrastructure ever catch up to the cities growth? Will homeowners cut n run, boom or bust, what's your take on Ft.mc today?