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Should You Be Concerned About Radon?


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Dr. Aaron Goodarzi is an expert in radon and recently spoke at the Calgary Real Estate Board. He explained that it is an invisible and odourless radioactive gas with the potential to cause lung cancer and other serious health problems. 


Yes, that statement got my attention too. 



CLICK HERE  for Dr. Aaron Goodarzi’s TED Talk, and below are other useful resources.



Check out the links for more information.

Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)

Health Canada 

Radon Safety

C-NRPP




TESTING FOR RADON

According to Dr. Aaron Goodarzi, Health Canada and the real estate industry's governing bodies, the best practice is to test for a minimum of 90 days. They do not believe short-term tests taken during home inspections or over a few days collect sufficient data for accurate and reliable results. Health Canada suggests testing between October - April with an acceptable level of 200 becquerels per cubic meters...

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$500 Referral Program to Unlicensed Individuals



FOR YOU - A $500 REFERRAL FEE


Royal LePage Solutions is now offering a referral fee to unlicensed individuals.


When you refer a client, you'll receive a $500 referral fee upon closing - it's that simple.   Just make the introduction, and we'll do the rest.


Get in touch for more information.

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Is Now The Time To Legalize Your Secondary Suite?


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Do you have an existing secondary suite that is not currently on the City of Calgary's Registered Secondary Suite list? 

If your answer is yes, then you may want to seriously consider legalizing it before June 1, 2020, because the City will have a new approach to illegal secondary suites.


Why Now? 


There are two good reasons.  First, until May 31, 2020, the City is discounting and waiving fees and using the current Building Code. Any existing suites submitted for approval after  June 1, 2020, no discounts will apply, and the new building code will be affected (National Building Code - 2019 Alberta edition). One of the significant changes in the new building code is that secondary suites a dedicated heat source, such as a furnace, for each unit = $$$ 

The second reason is that as of June 1, 2020, the City of Calgary will be actively pursuing illegal suites that are not on their registered list.  ...

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