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April 23, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

New homes and renovation services now come at a premium, as lumber shortage drives up construction costs

Anyone who has walked into a hardware store lately is aware of the current price of lumber, a situation that is creating issues for the homebuilding and renovation industries in Calgary and across the country.

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Feb. 06, 2019 | Cody Stuart

Money for nothing: novel ways to squeeze every cent out of your home's potential

Much has been written about maximizing the financial value of your home. From renovations aimed at resale value to putting that spare bedroom up on Airbnb, some of the ways a homeowner can reap extra revenue from their home are obvious. However, there are more subtle ways a home – or its contents – can bring in a little extra cash.

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Aug. 02, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl

A cut above

In Calgary's competitive rental market, homeowners looking to make a few extra bucks must set themselves apart

Short-term home renting has been going on for decades, but has now become an entrenched part of the economy, and a popular way to generate a bit of extra income, thanks to rental services and facilitators, such as Airbnb, VRBO, Kijiji and property management companies.

When Angela Casale lost a long-term tenant in the Ramsay property where she runs a wellness clinic on the lower floor and has a rental unit upstairs, it meant adjusting to Calgary's competitive rental market.

"There are no renters to be had. Apartment buildings are giving people three free months and TVs and all kinds of things," said Casale.


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