Find out where Calgary’s councillor candidates stand on several housing-related issues
Could a laneway home be up your alley?
For some Calgarians, a laneway house is a realistic way to achieve the elusive dream of home ownership.
Laneway houses are fully independent, small-scale dwellings that face onto an alley, typically found in the backyards of existing homes. Often referred to as “urban cabins,” they are an alternative way to add density to established inner-city neighbourhoods.
While the buzz around laneway homes might be new, the concept is not.
Candidates spar at CREB® mayoral forum
Calgary’s top three mayoral candidates discussed a variety of issues on Sept. 21 at CREB®’s Courageous Conversations, an exclusive forum focusing on housing-related issues critical to REALTORS® and the city.
Candidates Andre Chabot and Bill Smith joined incumbent Naheed Nenshi in CREB®’s W. Frank Johns Auditorium as the candidates took verbal jabs at each other over several issues.
The forum was hosted and moderated by CREB® CEO Alan Tennant. (more…)
CREB®Now looks back on 2016 with Calgary mayor
CREB®Now had the chance to sit down with Mayor Naheed Nenshi to get his birds-eye view on some of the city’s most pressing issues over the past year, including who he believes is Calgary’s hero for 2016. Here’s what he had to say:
CREB®Now: There has been a lot of discussion regarding the cost of doing business in this city, both in the core and the suburban areas. What is the city doing to minimize their burden in the current economic climate?
Seniors officials praise program designed to promote aging in place
Local seniors’ housing officials are praising a new provincial government program designed to assist seniors who want to “age in place” in their homes rather than having to move.
The Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP), approved earlier this month, offers low-interest, home-equity-based loans to seniors, which can be used for renovations or repairs to make a home more suitable for their needs.