Calgary’s new multi-family market seeing strong demand

Edmonton is experiencing increased demand for new purpose-built rentals due to migration and population growth. Rising rents have contributed to the growth in the rental market. In Calgary, both the rental and ownership markets for multi-family housing are seeing strong growth, with rising rents and lower vacancy rates. Demand for new multi-family homes in Calgary has led to increased sales and higher average prices. In comparison, Edmonton has seen stronger demand for new rentals but less demand for new multi-family homes for ownership.

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You Need to Make $123,000 a Year to Afford a House in Calgary

Despite decreasing Real Estate prices in Canada, many Canadians are finding it increasingly challenging to afford their own homes.A recent report suggests that Calgarians need an annual income of $123K to buy a house in the city.
Fixed mortgage rates have been rising, and the BoC's overnight lending rate is at 5%, which affects housing affordability.

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Calgary Real Estate Board reports 17 per cent increase in home sales for October

In October 2023, Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) reported a 17% increase in home sales compared to the same month last year and the highest level ever reported for October. New listings also rose, reaching 2,684 units, while inventory levels remained more than 40% lower than traditionally available for the month. The unadjusted residential benchmark price was $571,600, nearly 10% higher than October 2022. CREB chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie noted that it will take time to see a shift toward more balanced conditions and price stability. Apartment condominiums also saw record high sales due to big gains in new

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Calgary researching short-term rentals

UCalgary and the City of Calgary have launched a public consultation to better understand the issues and opportunities related to short-term rentals (STRs) in Calgary. This initiative is part of a multi-year collaboration between the two parties, to develop an evidence-based policy framework for STRs. The first phase of the study involves a survey from October 2023 to December 2023, asking Calgarians about their experiences with STRs and what they see as current and future concerns. Representatives from the tourism, business and housing sectors will also participate in focus groups in the second phase of the study, with the final report being delivered

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Calgary redefining what to do with an empty office space – – Journal Of Commerce

In October 2023, Calgary has become a leader in North America with its Downtown Development Incentive Program (DDIP). Launched in 2021, the program aims to convert six million square feet of vacant office space to residential by 2031. Already, 1.3 million square feet of office space has been converted, with up to $15 million in grants provided. The 10 projects so far will add over 1,200 housing units, including affordable units, and increase the downtown population by up to 20%.

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Calgary sells 3 parcels for affordable housing

On Monday, October 2023, the City of Calgary announced that it had sold three parcels of city-owned land to non-profit housing providers for below market value in order to create an estimated 100 new affordable homes. This sale is part of the city's housing strategy to increase the offerings from non-profit housing providers in order to help address the housing crisis in Calgary.

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