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I have listed a new property at 176 TARALAKE CR NE in Calgary.
Upgraded home with almost 2,850 sqft of living space boasting hardwood floor, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, balcony off the huge bonus room that has two double doors, to balcony and from hallway. Beautiful landscapes with wrap around wood walkway all the way along fences. Main floor features an elegant and open concept kitchen and a fashionalbe formal dining room. Two-tier deck. Master bedroom features a 5pc ensuite and a spacious walk-in closet with a large window. Basement is fully developed with two good sized bedrooms. This home is beautiful in and out! Near school.
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I have just sold these beautiful homes. 



My clients, a young and nice couple can't wait to move into this beautiful two-storey-split home end of this month. Congratulations! 




You would feel like walking into a brand new home in the established area with the convenience of being near downtown, walking to C-train station. Congrats to my lucky client who will be happily moving in on 21st of this month. 



In this photo you only see the downtown. But when you stand on the third floor of this immaculate condo townhouse, you will be stunned with the live picture of Bow river, city skylines and mountains, all in one. My clients are very happy and can't wait to take possession end of this month. Congratulations! 

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Whether planning on developing your basement to rent out, or are purchasing a home that already has a secondary suite, it’s important to know what can happen if your property isn’t zoned to have one.   At least 1 illegal suite has been shut down every day for the past 5 years by City Inspectors.

“When the city inspector came to check the basement suite at 239 Erin Meadow Close S. E., she didn’t check for leaky ceilings, unsafe windows or faulty wiring.

But she did find something that warranted shutting it down. She found kitchen cabinets, a countertop and a sink — the telltale markings of a dwelling unit. And with no development permit granted for owner Deanna Oxtoby, that made it an illegal secondary suite.

The lack of safety concerns made no diff erence, nor did the roughly $30,000 of renovations Oxtoby said she did to upgrade the property. Rules were rules. Oxtoby had until last Dec. 1 to close it down.” 


What is a secondary suite?

A secondary suite can also be known as a:

  • basement suite
  • mother-in-law suite
  • granny suite
  • garden suite (detached, stand-alone)
  • above the garage suite

What you need to consider if you’re planning on developing a secondary suite

1) You need to identify what your property’s land use district is

Property Land Use District Search  (City of Calgary)

If your land use district is:

R-1, R-C1, or R-C1L

Secondary suites are not a listed use in the above districts.  However, it’s possible to apply for a Land Use Amendment so that secondary suites would be a listed discretionary use.

If your land use district is:

R-1s, R-C1s, R-C1Ls, R-2, R-C2, R-2M, or M-CG

AND is a single detached dwelling (if it is not a single detached dwelling, secondary suites are not allowed)

AND your property meets the minimum required parcel width, depth, or area requirements needed for a secondary suite

THEN secondary suites will be a discretionary use, and you can then apply for a Development Permit.

If your land use district is not listed above, then secondary suites are not permitted.





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