Stories Tagged - Secondary Suites
June 10, 2021 | Cody Stuart
The City of Calgary has embraced this trend by posting a series of home improvement webinars on its website. The sessions available online aim to reach the many Calgarians who have been unable to gather this type of information in person during the pandemic.
March 05, 2021 | Barb Livingstone
After consulting with community associations and collecting online public feedback, city administrators will send design guidelines for backyard suites to committee and city council for approval.
Lisa Kahn, the City of Calgary's legislation and land-use bylaws co-ordinator, says the new rules will govern how backyard suites look and interact with their communities.
April 03, 2020 | Barb Livingstone
Feb. 28, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl
The changes to the City of Calgary's Business Licence Bylaw cover owners using popular host platforms like Airbnb or VRBO, as well as any other method of renting out space in a residential dwelling for 30 days or less.
Dec. 11, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Recent regulation change could increase housing development and diversity in flight-path communities
Oct. 10, 2019 | Geoff Geddes
Aug. 28, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl
While secondary suites can provide extra income, Calgary families are also using them for loved ones
So-called "mother-in-law" suites provide a separate space for an elderly parent to live with the assistance of family members just a door away.
Feb. 11, 2019 | Barb Livingstone
Steve Francis, owner of Aspire Renovations, has done about six or seven secondary suites each year for almost a decade, but throughout last year and this January, that part of his business has been busier than ever.
Feb. 06, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Oct. 04, 2018 | Barb Livingstone
His intent was not only to make use of the extra space, but also to follow the advice he gives, particularly to first-time homebuyers, that secondary suites can expand both income and buying power.