Calgary’s hot resale housing market leaves some renters out in the cold

Calgary’s hot resale housing market leaves some renters out in the cold

Calgary’s hot resale housing market leaves some renters out in the cold
By Tomasia DaSilva  Global News

Posted May 27, 2021 3:48 pm
 Updated May 27, 2021 6:24 pm

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A recent rush to cash in on Calgary’s red hot resale housing market has lead to some unexpected fallout for renters.

A number of tenants and property brokers have told Global News there’s a shortage of single family homes for rent — especially in the suburbs.

Jodi Rodocker, who has rented a home in the community of Harvest Hills for the past five years, has to be out of that home by the […]

CRRA NEWS: Fall Events!

CRRA NEWS: Fall Events!

Firstly, the CRRA Staff & Board of Directors want to thank each and every member for their continued support during this trying time. Your participation in the CRRA helps us strengthen this community so that your association can weather these storms. Thank you!

Along with much of Alberta, the CRRA was excited with the government’s announcement that things will begin to return to normal soon, if case numbers continue trending downward.

With this news, the CRRA is happy to announce that our major events are tentatively planned to take place in person for Fall 2021 as follows:

September 8th, 2021 – the CRRA’s Golf Extravaganza at […]

New Rent Support for Albertans Between Jobs

New Rent Support for Albertans Between Jobs

Attention:    CRRA Members

The Alberta Government made the following announcement yesterday launching a new program to help tenants with their rent. The program will be administered in Calgary by the Calgary Housing Company. Their contact information is Phone: 587-390-1200; Website:  http://www.calgaryhousingcompany.org/.

The following website Affordable housing programs | Alberta.ca provides more information about this new temporary program as well as the other rent subsidy programs. It also provides a link to the organizations throughout the province that will administer this temporary program.  

Landlords can share this with tenants who meet the criteria so they can receive the assistance they need to help […]

Calgary’s Tax Shift Shafts Renters With Property Tax Burden

Calgary’s Tax Shift Shafts Renters With Property Tax Burden

As property tax bills hit mailboxes across Calgary last week, homeowners and landlords got an unpleasant surprise. In what the City calls a “tax shift”, residential properties saw a spike in their property tax bills as the City rebalances the business and residential share of the burden.

Close to a thousand properties housing tens of thousands of Calgarians are being walloped by double digit tax increases. Multi-residential properties downtown and in the Beltline are seeing tax hikes as high as 40% or more. In what realm is this acceptable, especially given the economic downturn and public health emergency?

Residential landlords and property […]