Safely Rent Secondary Suites

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information, Updates

A secondary suite is a unit contained within the main residence, such as a basement or in-law suite. When you are looking to rent a secondary suite, you can look for “registered” sticker to help protect yourself when searching for your new suite. Legal secondary suites have: Exit windows Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms Smoke-tight protection Exterior stairways and protection of …

Thinking of Moving to Alberta?

Settlement ISC Settlement & Community News

Here are some things you should know about finding a place to live in Alberta.

Finding the right place to live takes time as well as some effort and energy. So be prepared! First of all, give yourself time to do careful and thorough research about Alberta’s communities, housing markets, rental and vacancy rates.

– In April 2014, average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Alberta ranged from $739 to $2,061. The provincial average was $1,190.

– In June 2014, the average price of a house in Alberta ranged from $238,481 to $606,281. The provincial average of $407,166 is on par with the Canadian average of $413,215.

Whether you’re looking to live in a rural or urban community, to rent or purchase, there’s a lot to consider, including home and property insurance, legal rights and responsibilities, and don’t forget about utilities!