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Finding Housing

Finding a place to live in Calgary can be difficult at times. Depending if you are looking for a place to rent, or to buy, may change how this process looks for you. This information is intended for those who will be looking to rent.

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Things to Consider

  • Does the cost of rent include the price of heat, electricity and water? 

  • Do you require a damage deposit up-front?

  • Is the location accessible for public transportation if you will need it (bus routes, etc), you can check the Walk Score to see how walkable your new community will be

  • Is the rental a legal basement suite (if looking at renting a basement) - which must include minimum safety factors

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Modern Houses
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Where to Look

Beware of housing offers which do not include a formal agreement for landlord/tenants in Alberta. Never give a deposit until you have a signed agreement and you  have seen the location in person.

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