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Oct. 25, 2017 | CREBNow


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Multiple reports have the number of seniors in the country doubling 2011 levels by 2036. CREB®Now illustration

July 29, 2016 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Something about SHARP

Seniors officials praise program designed to promote aging in place

Local seniors' housing officials are praising a new provincial government program designed to assist seniors who want to "age in place" in their homes rather than having to move.

The Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP), approved earlier this month, offers low-interest, home-equity-based loans to seniors, which can be used for renovations or repairs to make a home more suitable for their needs.

2015-18 Fiscal Plan - COMPLETE VOLUME (Alberta Budget 2015 - October)

Oct. 27, 2015 | CREBNow

Alberta's NDP tables record $6.1-billion deficit

Real estate group applauds exclusion of land transfer tax

The Alberta NDP plan to run a $6.1-billion deficit in 2015-2016, the largest in more than two decades, fueled primarily by increased infrastructure spending and the province's contracting economy.

In its provincial budget, released Tuesday, Finance Minister Joe Ceci also announced plans to borrow $712 million next year, which ends a nearly 20-year run of debt-free operations.

"This is the right budget for the right time," said Ceci, noting the party promises a return to balance by 2019-20.

Oct. 27, 2015 | CREBNow

Last chance for input on Condo Act

Province to end public consultation of first phase Oct. 30

Albertans still have time to provide input on amendments to the province's condo property act, which is seeking to provide condo owners with easier access to information and quicker dispute resolutions.

Leading up to Oct. 30, Albertans are being invited to review and weigh in on updates to the Condominium Property Act by clicking here.

To review a draft copy of the first phase of regulations, click here.

Dec. 10, 2014 | Cody Stuart

Cure for condos?

New bill could mean added security for Alberta condo buyers and owners

Alberta condo owners could soon have more protection thanks to a new bill being proposed by the province.

The bill, which includes more than 50 amendments to the decades-old Condo Act, would strengthen rules related to occupancy dates, purchase agreements, warranty information and conflict resolution.

The new rules would regulate more than 8,000 condominium corporations that exist in Alberta, and provide protection for an increasingly large portion of the province's homebuyers.

Nov. 26, 2014 | CREBNow

Supporting our seniors

Provincial-Federal funding to support senior housing in rural communities

A joint federal-provincial initiative will provide $160 million over four years to support renovations or replacements of seniors' lodge properties outside of Alberta's major centres.

"Nearly 70 per cent of all seniors' lodge units are in communities outside of Alberta's major centres," said Seniors Minister Jeff Johnson. "Multi-year investments like this are critical to ensuring aging properties are appropriately maintained or replaced."

The province announced it will work with housing management bodies to complete a full evaluation of seniors' lodges to determine priority projects.

May 26, 2014 | CREBNow

New app: Alberta Rivers

The Province has released a new Alberta Rivers app providing advisories and information about area lakes and rivers.

"Creating this app is just one of the many actions we are taking as a government to ensure that people have the tools and information they need when they need it most - especially in emergency situations," said Robin Campbell, minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.

May 14, 2014 | CREBNow

Province introduces new condo act

Bill 13 to enhance protection for owners, improve condo communities

Alberta condo owners can expect easier access to information and quicker dispute resolutions thanks to new amendments to the province's condo property act.

Improved disclosure and governance were among the amendments tabled after the Alberta Government introduced Bill 13: The Condominium Property Act.

May 14, 2014 | Cody Stuart

Growing concerns

Government report could change rules forcing disclosure of grow-op properties in Alberta

Alberta homebuyers could soon have more protection in place to ensure they don't buy former grow-ops without their knowledge.

Last week, the government released a report titled Grow-Op Free Alberta Recommendations concerning proposed legislation to combat the ill effects of marijuana grow operations on Albertans, their homes and
neighbourhoods.

May 07, 2014 | CREBNow

Alberta Government introducing Condominium Property Amendment Act

In a release from the Alberta Government, condo owners will soon have more protection with the introduction of Bill 13: The Condominium Property Amendment Act.

"Buying a condo is an affordable option for Albertans entering the housing market and is often their first real estate experience," said Doug Griffiths, minister of Service Alberta. "After careful review and discussion with stakeholders and Albertans, our government will update the Condominium Property Act to make it easier for owners and builders to understand their responsibilities on the sale of condos."

May 07, 2014 | Cody Stuart

Alberta Government accepts recommendations on grow-ops

New policy could mean changes to remediation and disclosure

The Alberta government has accepted 37 recommendations which could mean large scale changes to the way the province deals with grow-ops.

The recommendations, which are the result of a consultation with key stakeholders from the housing industry as well as an expert panel that included members of the Calgary Police Service and Alberta Health Services address concerns about the health, safety and remediation of former marijuana grow-operations.


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