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June 11, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

Calgary rental market struggles with high vacancy, but improvement is on the horizon

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout, a rosier economy and the opening of post-secondary institutions to in-person classes could all improve Calgary's residential rental vacancy rate by as early as this fall.

That's the prediction of industry watchers for a rental market that currently sits at a vacancy high of 6.6 per cent, although steady average monthly rents continue to be made even more attractive for renters by incentive offerings.

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April 01, 2021 | George Johnson

My First Home: Jon Cornish, longtime Calgary Stampeders running back and CFL hall of famer

During a 152-game career with the Calgary Stampeders, Jon Cornish racked up some impressive accomplishments, including 7,401 rushing yards, a pair of Grey Cup rings, three Most Outstanding Canadian baubles in a row and a touchstone Most Outstanding Player nod.

He also reached "the house" – football jargon for the opposition's end zone – on 46 occasions, but he didn't own his own house until 2013.
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Dec. 02, 2020 | George Johnson

My First Home: George Hopkins, Calgary Stampeders equipment manager

Seasons come and go. From week to week, let alone summer to summer, the nameplates on the back of those familiar red jerseys are in a constant state of flux. The only predictable aspect of professional sports, of course, is its utter unpredictability.

One variable, however, has been an unshakeable constant for the Calgary Stampeders dating all the way back to 1972: equipment manager George Hopkins, or Geo, as anyone who spends the slightest amount of time in or around McMahon Stadium calls him.

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Aug. 26, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Four must-listen Canadian podcasts for beginner and veteran real estate investors

Whether you want to try your hand at real estate investing for the first time or you already own multiple properties, there's always room to learn new strategies and insights that could make you more successful. If you are looking to up your investment game, these four podcasts are a great place to start.

Horizon Housing’s 210-unit Horizon View in Glamorgan is Calgary’s largest affordable housing development built in the last decade.
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July 27, 2020 | Natalie Noble

COVID-19 pandemic highlights Calgary's need for affordable housing

Now that the phrase "go home and stay home" has become 2020's mantra, the importance of affordable housing in Calgary is greater than ever. After all, what does "stay home" mean for those do not have a home or live in unhealthy conditions?

The Underwood, located in the Beltline, is one of many new purpose-built rental developments in the city.
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Jan. 31, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

Rentals rising: Calgary's purpose-built rental boom shows no signs of slowing down

In 2019, Calgary experienced a purpose-built-rental "boom" and 2020 is expected to be even hotter.

According to market research firm Urban Analytics, there are approximately 65 new purpose-built rental projects (totalling 19,225 apartment units) currently proceeding through the planning and construction processes.

Courtesy Bucci Developments

Jan. 31, 2020 | Josh Skapin

Bucci Developments continues big bet on Bridgeland with Dominion

While it is not uncommon for a developer to stay busy in an area where it has had success, Bucci Developments has truly made itself at home in Bridgeland.

The B.C.-based developer is presently constructing its fifth residential project since 2006 in the historic north-Calgary neighbourhood.

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Aug. 14, 2019 | Josh Skapin

Strategic Group bolsters amenities, fosters community with largest rental building yet

Just like homeowners, renters value a sense of community in the place where they live.

This element has emerged in the design of skyscrapers with purpose-built rental suites in Calgary over the past five years, with companies such as Strategic Group making ways to create connections among neighbours a priority.

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May 01, 2019 | Geoff Geddes

For Calgary renters looking to make the leap to homeownership, there might be no time like the present

If you're a renter in Calgary thinking of testing the waters of homeownership, it might be time to take the plunge.

May 01, 2019 | Tyler Difley

Your best life: a rent-or-buy lifestyle checklist

When it comes to deciding whether to rent or buy a home, discussions of pros and cons tend to centre around the financial considerations. However, the rent or buy dilemma is about far more than just money. Another important consideration is lifestyle – which option will allow you to live the life you want? That's a difficult question to answer, but we're here to help.

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