Calgary Homes Blog

Calgary’s trusted real estate market news, trends and housing insights. Ryan Smith, Calgary REALTOR® shares helpful tips and advice for home buyers, sellers, investors and homeowners in the Calgary Homes blog.

The Apartment Condo Market and COVID-19

Without question 2020 has been a year of twists and turns. Personal lives, work, school, dining, entertainment and almost every form of human interaction have been affected by COVID-19. The same can be said for Calgary’s housing market. In early March when full scale...

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Exploring and Understanding Reserve Funds

  Looking to buy a Calgary Condo? Do you currently own a Condo and want to know more? These videos explore the complexities of condominium ownership from Unit Factors to Special Assessments and everything in between. This video focuses on the importance of a...

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Protecting Yourself when Buying a Condo

  Looking to buy a Calgary Condo? Do you currently own a Condo and want to know more? These videos explore the complexities of condominium ownership from Unit Factors to Special Assessments and everything in between. This video explores how to best protect...

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Post Tension Cables

  Looking to buy a Calgary Condo? Do you currently own a Condo and want to know more? These videos explore the complexities of condominium ownership from Unit Factors to Special Assessments and everything in between. This video explores "Post-Tensioned Cables"....

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Short Term Rentals in Condos: Are they Legal?

With the rise in popularity of short-term rental sites such as Air BNB, Home Away, VRBO, and Home to Go, there has also been a rise in entrepreneurial homeowners looking to capitalize on an additional revenue stream as short-term rental landlords. Many condominium buyers express their interest in purchasing a condo unit with the plan to lease it out on a short-term basis. Some owners will look to rent their unit only at specific times of the year, such as Stampede or when they take holidays away from their home and the home is thus vacant. Other owners have a view of renting out the unit on an ongoing and consistent basis, effectively treating it as a revenue property without a traditional long-term lease.

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Bylaws and Rules that Govern Condos

  Looking to buy a Calgary Condo? Do you currently own a Condo and want to know more? These videos explore the complexities of condominium ownership from Unit Factors to Special Assessments and everything in between. This video explores the rules and bylaws that...

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Looking to buy a Calgary Condo? Do you currently own a Condo and want to know more? These videos explore the complexities of condominium ownership from Unit Factors to Special Assessments and everything in between. This video explore the complex differences in parking...

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The ‘Business’ of Condos

  Looking to buy a Calgary Condo? Do you currently own a Condo and want to know more? These videos explore the complexities of condominium ownership from Unit Factors to Special Assessments and everything in between. This video explores "The Business of Condos"....

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