Creative solutions for accommodation are always popular — and who’s not on the lookout for a good property investment. One of the most attractive options right now are secondary suites because of the flexibility they present.

Secondary suites are self-contained units that are detached from the main residency — such as a backyard unit, a laneway house, a basement suite or an above-garage unit.

Secondary suites are gaining acceptance across the country and laws are slowly catching up to reflect this new reality.

In Calgary, for example, there were just over 400 registered secondary suites in the fall of 2015. By the fall of 2018, that number had jumped more than double to 1,077 suites.

Now is an opportune moment to jump on the bandwagon of building rental

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Your credit score affects many areas of your life from your spending abilities to your stress levels. Missing a couple of payments on a credit card can dramatically drop your score, even after years of consistently meeting payment deadlines. Your credit report tracks your spending history for the past six years and bad credit (FICO score) makes it nearly impossible to get financing for a home, car, credit card or even cell phone.

So if, for whatever reason, your score has plummeted — there’s a few things you can do to repair it.

1. Know your score

Finding out your credit score and history is the first step to knowing what went wrong and how to fix it.

You can get a copy from two main credit bureaus in Canada: Equifax (the most highly

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Are you considering doing some remodeling of your home? Unsure how to start planning? A great starting point is to obtain the original building plan of your home.

Renovations can be expensive. But having the original plan of your home is priceless and can save you a lot of time, money, and stress. Here are a few of the benefits:

  •        Time savings – no need to spend hours tediously taking your own measurements!
  •        Having these detailed plans makes it a lot easier to apply for renovation permits and obtain quotes from contractors.
  •        The plans will tell you which walls are structural and which ones you can safely/easily remove.
  •        They will allow you to see through the drywall! You will know where all of the electrical and
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