29 May 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Winnipeg’s low rental vacancy rate solutions

Realtors in Winnipeg are saying rent controls are choking off new construction and contributing to an acute shortage of Winnipeg rentals and rental units in Winnipeg, and they’re calling for less controls, new subsidies and tax credits to address the problem. “Manitoba needs to move away from the current rent control regime if it wants […]

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26 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Affordable Rent in Edmonton

Edmonton has an interesting program to combat affordable housing called Cornerstones. It is a five year plan by the City of Edmonton to increase the number of long term affordable housing units and provide support for lower income Edmontonians in need of housing. Rent in Edmonton going up should be managed with this program. Last […]

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24 October 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Legalizing Secondary Suites

Before I decided to agree with Mayor Nenshi’s policy on secondary suites I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. The secondary suite bylaw requires you to have a permit and you must comply with all necessary Land Use Bylaw rules as well as building and safety requirements in Calgary. After I read […]

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