On Monday Edmonton city council unanimously voted to approve changes to zoning bylaws allowing suites in semi-detached, duplex and row housing. There is no longer a minimum lot size requirement for secondary suites, which opens up the opportunity to add suites on smaller lots. They also loosened restrictions on the size and location of secondary suites, relative to the primary dwelling. All secondary suites must have one off-street parking space on the property unless the home is in an area with access to high-frequency transit, including 600m from LRT or transit centres, and 150m from transit avenues. One of the benefits of these changes is that many suites that currently exist illegally in semi-detached homes around the city can be legalized. In…

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So we have an interesting situation happening at our office at the moment... someone has created a fraudulent company that shares a name with one of our agents. We've been contacted by a number of people over the past week about "Mobey Real Estate" or "Moby Real Estate" because one of our associates is named Angel Mobey, and of course, when you google something like Mobey Real Estate you find us. The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) issued a consumer alert about the company on Friday stating the following: Mobey Real Estate is not a licensed real estate brokerage in Alberta nor are any of the individuals listed on the Mobey website licensed as real estate professionals. Mobey has been contacting consumers with offers of work-from-home employment…

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