Shipping Container Apartment Building – West Edmonton

By John Carter on Friday, August 4th, 2017 in News for Alberta Landlords, Opinions and Perspectives. No Comments

If you haven’t already seen in the various news media features, Step Ahead Properties is building Edmonton’s first shipping container apartment building in the west end of Edmonton. We recently had an exclusive tour from Ladacor’s northern Alberta business development manager. Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts.


Find out why recent CMHC policy changes are positive for multi-family borrowers

By John Carter on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 in News for Alberta Landlords. No Comments

CMHC recently introduced a series of policy changes affecting mortgage loan insurance for multi-unit residential properties (5+ units). There is a lot of new information to digest, so I want to highlight some of the key changes.

In an effort to be more pragmatic in its approach, CMHC intends that the changes will make rental and affordable housing more accessible to more Canadians. The good news is that much of the policy transformation favours borrowers including: (more…)

CMHC Rental Reports – Fall 2016 Edmonton, Alberta & Canada

By John Carter on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 in Market Reports, News for Alberta Landlords. No Comments

CMHC has released their fall rental market reports for Edmonton, Calgary, Alberta and Canada. See full reports linked below and summary of key indicators for multi-family apartment landlords below. Contact us if you have questions on how this affects your property holdings or acquisition opportunities.


How to rent vacancies in Edmonton in 2017

By John Carter on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 in News for Alberta Landlords, Opinions and Perspectives. No Comments

Have vacant multi-family rental properties in Edmonton? You’re not alone.

The current economic climate, combined with an oversupply of multi-family construction from starts in 2014/15 and new home construction has increased available supply and competition. It has also improved the quality of available rental stock in Edmonton’s rental housing market. CMHC forecasts an increase from 4.2% in 2015 to 7% at 2016 end and into 2017.


REALTORS Association of Edmonton – Commercial Division News Release – June 30, 2016

By John Carter on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 in Market Reports, News for Alberta Landlords. No Comments

The REALTORS Association of Edmonton puts out semi-annual summaries of all commercial activity through the board’s MLS system. This captures a solid snapshot of overall market activity, but as we all know, does not include all commercial transactions as many are completed “off market” directly.

Edmonton Multi-Family Investment Sector