Tips for Getting Started: Is it legal? Make sure the by-laws in your area allow for a rental space.
Is there a separate entrance? It can cost about $10,000 to add one.
How high is the ceiling in the basement? If not high enough you'll have to lower the floor and this can be a big expense. Pros, Pros and More Pros: Having a rental unit works in any economy and every market. If you do it right, it is never a waste of money.
Having a rental suite is the biggest return on your
The downturn in the real estate market has more homeowners choosing to stay put for the time being, determined on improving their current home rather than moving to a new one. Calgary renovators say there’s been a noticeable pickup in activity. “It’s gone up,” said Paul Klassen, owner of Pinnacle Group Ltd., a Calgary renovator. “We hired three new staff members over the last three months to keep up with demand, while other industries were laying off.” A study last month by A
Owning a home in Calgary at market price remains more affordable than it has been on average since the middle of the 1980s, says a new report released Monday by RBC Economics Research. But the latest Housing Trends and Affordability Report said movements in oil prices are likely to exert a stronger influence on the market direction in the short term. “Alberta’s housing market is still feeling the impact from the oil price shock,” said Craig Wright, senior vice-president and c