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Feb. 28, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

What you need to know about the City of Calgary's recent changes to short-term rental regulations

Regulations that took effect Feb. 1 require Calgary property owners who provide short-term rental accommodation to obtain a business licence and follow new rules.

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.

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Feb. 07, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Canmore's "hotel" condos can provide big benefits for owners who eschew the rental pool

A type of Canmore real estate whose popularity and profitability had plateaued is reaching greater heights thanks to new economic trends.

Hotel-style condominium units in Canmore have seen their rental potential soar thanks to online listing websites like VRBO and Airbnb, providing another vacation-booking option for visitors to the increasingly popular region.

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Jan. 16, 2019 | Tyler Difley

How to turn your home into a short-term rental property

As the number of properties listed through short-term rental services like Airbnb and VRBO continues to grow, it's natural for homeowners to wonder if they, too, can extract additional value from their home. Have an extra bedroom, guesthouse or vacation property that sits vacant most of the time? Want to rent out your condo a few weekends a year to make a bit of extra cash? No matter your specific circumstances, here are some important dos and don'ts.

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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.

The Gierke family has been renting out this Sylvan Lake cottage for the past 20 years. Photo courtesy of the Gierke Family.
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May 18, 2017 | CREBNow

Pipe dreams come to life

Owners and experts explore the ins and outs of operating a vacation rental property

The Gierke family has seen just about everything while renting out their Sylvan Lake vacation home over the past 20 years.

They've housed families, business people and youthful tenants who turned their 840 square foot cottage into a party house.


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