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Finding a new place to call home isn’t easy. Let’s meet over coffee, I can provide answers to many of your questions and put your concerns to rest.

It makes financial sense to downsize your home as you prepare for retirement. Over the years I’ve helped many clients make the change.

 I’ve also compiled a list of tips to make it easier.

Even if you’re only entertaining the idea of a move, I’m happy to share my in-depth knowledge of the market.


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IN THIS TIME OF THE PANDEMIC, WE ALL NEED TO DO OUR PART IN REDUCING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. IT IS IMPORTANT YOU UNDERSTAND SOME THINGS ABOUT ME AND PRECAUTIONS I AM TAKING DURING THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME IN ORDER TO BEST SERVE YOU. ON MARCH 11, 2020, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECLARED THE OUTBREAK OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS A GLOBAL PANDEMIC. ON MARCH 17, 2020, THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA DECLARED A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY REGARDING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK. THE BROKERAGE ENCOURAGES STRICT COMPLIANCE WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS PROVIDED BY BOTH THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA REGARDING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. 


First Place Realty and the Calgary Real Estate Board has provided detailed precautions regarding the showing of homes and allowing buyers to view homes during this time. These precautions are an effective way to keep everyone safe. 

Please contact me for a copy of : How to Conduct showings. & Prepairing home prior to showings. 

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  • April 17, 2020 
  • It is now official the amnesty period for secondary suites has been extended to December 2021. The city will be updating their website today. Anyone with an "illegal" secondary suite (basement) should take advantage of this extra time to make their suite legal, the city has stated there will be heavy fines for anyone operating an illegal suite after this date. I have some excellent contacts to help with the process of getting suites made legal, as well as contractors who are very familiar and experienced with work required. Feel free to contact me for more details.



 14/04/2020

City of Calgary website still has the following information posted:

What’s changing in 2020?

  • In June 2020, we will reinstate fees for the development permit ($471) and suite registry ($232).
  • All new secondary suites built after March 2018 must comply with the National Building Code - 2019 Alberta Edition. The most notable requirement is a second heating source, such as a furnace,...
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The amnesty period for secondary suite application, allowing reduced costs and some relaxation in rules to have existing suites made legal, is scheduled to end June 2020. However City council is due to vote today, April 6, 2020, to extend the deadline 18 Months to end of Dcember 2021. Due to Covid-19 there is a back-log of inspections and applications. Vote is expected to pass. 

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If your thinking about adding a basement suite, or have one and you want to apply to have it made legal.


This link will be very helpful 

https://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Pages/Home-building-and-renovations/new-secondary-suite.aspx


In regard to attached or semi-detached dwellings there has been a couple of helpful changes brought forward by the City. Links are here; 

https://www.calgary.ca/_layouts/CoCIS/SearchResults.aspx?q=PUD2019-1203&W_srch_res=31


This Bylaw change is #76P2019 regarding attached and semi-detached dwellings link;

https://www.calgary.ca/_layouts/CoCIS/SearchResults.aspx?q=76P2019&W_srch_res=4


RE: Extension to the June 2020 deadline. My contact at P&D City of Calgary tells me No extensions have been made official, Amnesty period for secondary suites deadline remains June 2020. If this changes I'll post it here. 

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