Friday, April 01, 2016

Possible Rent Controls - no April Fools

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April 1st., 2016
Volume 20, Issue 6

Dear Friends and Partners,

I wish I was kidding about that, but I’m not. Bill 202 has been tabled to form a committee to monitor rents… You can read more about this and the actual Bill below. Bills like this are insidious and frankly not very democratic. In the coming weeks I’ll let you know what we are doing to stop the Bill and how (if you choose) you can help too.

In the meantime we’ve got a mixed bag of news for Edmonton and Alberta. Overall, Edmonton is like a beleaguered fighter in the 5th round, beaten but not defeated. We’ve still got a lot more ahead of us, but we’re holding our own; Calgary is taking some hard hits. We’ve got to hang in there, communicate with our tenant base, keep providing and delivering value.

All storms pass and there are great opportunities along the way for business, properties, new systems and creativity - we also have great mortgage rates.

Bonnie Doon: Side by Side, 4-plex Conversion - Cash-flowing diamond in the rough

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We will add new furnace, windows, full upgrades, fire prevention system and complete suite. This property has potential for 4 X 2 bd suites. Includes a double garage, pad and large lot. Purchase price includes reserve fund and large renovations put into mortgage, to make the property shine! This is a turn-key deal. Excellent access downtown and in the highly rentable and desirable neighbourhood of Bonnie Doon.

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Notley’s Bill 202 targets Alberta landlords: trample on private property rights

By Sheila Gunn Reid, Rebel Media, March 29th., 2016

Sheila Gunn Reid discusses Rachel Notley's Bill 202, officially "Alberta Affordable Housing Review Committee Act", a dangerous bill that makes drastic changes to how landlords manage rental properties and is no more about affordable housing than Bill 6 was about safety. It's about bringing people under government control.

Want to know what BILL 202 Says?  Polarizing video but Bill 202 Facts remain the same.

The Act, called the Alberta Affordable Housing Review Committee Act, or Bill 202, enables the creation of a committee consisting of no fewer than 3 members that will, “prepare and submit to the Minister a report on the accessibility and affordability of housing in Alberta, which must include any recommendations of the Committee for improving the access of all Albertans to safe, appropriate and affordable housing.

Further, the report must include, but is not limited to, a review of the following subject areas and any related recommendations of the committee:

(a) rent regulation

(b) rent subsidies

(c) security deposits

(d) affordability of rental rates including rates for the rental of mobile home sites

(e) affordability of home ownership and mechanisms to support affordability

Download the Bill Here
Read more here


Alberta’s Economy needs more than stimulus

By Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald, March 23rd, 2016

When stuck in a rainstorm, people are always looking for the nearest umbrella.

Sometimes, a newspaper over the head is the best you can do.

Alberta’s economy is sputtering today. Unemployment is up, private investment is down and the oilpatch is sideways, waiting for higher commodity prices.

Under such an economic deluge, the new federal budget offers a smattering of help, from bolstering employment insurance (EI) benefits to ramping up infrastructure spending.



Alberta’s economy will shrink for second straight year: Conference Board

 By Bill Mah, Edmonton Sun, March 2nd, 2016

Alberta's faltering economy will contract for the second straight year in 2016, a recessionary streak not seen since the bleak years of 1982-83, says to the Conference Board of Canada's deputy chief economist.

The economic malaise will also spread from the oilpatch into the rest of the provincial economy, Pedro Antunes said Wednesday at the not-for-profit economic research group's western business outlook in Edmonton.  "The problem for Alberta is that $37-a-barrel oil price doesn't kick up the economy at all," he said

"In fact, we're going to see another hit to Alberta's economy.” FOLLOW THIS STORY


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Todd and Danielle Millar

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