Vancouver receives help for affordable housing from CMHC
Atira Women's resource society has been providing housing to women fleeing violence for almost 30 years. There's actually 2 components to this project. One is the original building, which has been here since 1912. In that building we're housing young women who have been homeless, there are 18 rooms and it's communal living. The second part of the project is the recycled shipping container component. There are 12 selfcontained studio units here. The units are affordable, the rent is affordable, it's safe. Women are not only being able to interact with each other.
House For Sale in Sooke 6724 Rojean Tim Ayres Royal LePage
Welcome to 6724 Rojean Drive, in Sooke, near Victoria, BC. Set in a quiet, established residential neighbourhood, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rancher is the ideal starter home or a place to downsize to without sacrificing space. At about 1400 sq ft, the home has a great floor plan, and features modern updates, but without the tiny modern lot size. This home sits on a quarter acre private lot, with plenty of room to park the boat or RV. The combination living and dining room is bright and open, with lots of natural light.
From the large windows and the skylight above. A feature woodburning fireplace is the ideal spot to hang the stockings this Christmas. Updates include laminate flooring, baseboards, lighting, and paint both interior and exterior. Updates to the large eatin kitchen include refinished cabinets and hardware, counter tops, highend composite granite sink, faucet, flooring, backsplash and lighting. The laminate flooring continues into the bedrooms, including the large master with a full fourpiece ensuite bathroom. Both bathrooms have been upgraded with waterefficient toilets, new tub surrounds, and bathroom vanities and faucets. Outside, the fully fenced, nearly quarter acre lot has a huge entertainmentsized deck,.
Affordable seniors housing solutions in Atlantic Canada
Shelburne is located on the southernmost tip of Nova Scotia, so it's right on the Atlantic Ocean. It's very rural there's about 1800 people in the town. While there was some housing for low income people there was nothing for seniors, and I thought it's such a shame that these people who care so much about their community actually have to leave. I started looking for alternative solutions and sorted out that Atlantic Baptist Housing might be interested in coming, so I called them and asked them and they said, well you prove a need,.
And we'll come. And they did. Atlantic Baptist Housing is a notforprofit charitable corporation it was founded in 1970 to provide seniors housing solutions in Atlantic Canada. We respond to invitations by our local Baptist churches. We have churches in 450 communities in Atlantic Canada. We developed here in Shelburne Harbourside Landing. It's a 40unit apartment building. Two of those are fully accessible and they're well built, and make a nice place to live. After we had established that there was a strong need for affordable seniors housing here, we applied to CMHC.
For Seed Funding to help us begin the project. They used Seed Funding to engage an architect to develop preliminary designs and construction plans. This was important to maximize land use, which in turn improved affordability. We went with Maple Leaf Homes, who built the manufactured units in Fredericton transported them down. They took care of the design, the build, and all of those features, which cut some of the costs out as well. Within six months of starting, we had people living here. And that allowed us to begin to get revenue.
A little sooner as well. At the same time that we were founded, the organization formed the Atlantic Baptist Foundation. They work with us to provide mortgages for buildings. They also provide working capital when we start new projects which allows us to start faster with lower costs on the front end. So we work with the local communities, with banks, and with our foundation to bring the best affordable housing possible. I think that CMHC provided Atlantic Baptist Housing and the local build committee in Shelburne, a different way of looking at affordable housing.
That a project doesn't require a lot of government subsidy to be considered affordable. By building our properties in mostly rural areas, we let people continue to live in the communities they've lived in their whole lives. I wanted to stay in Shelburne but there was nothing available. I'm so happy to be here, and I love this apartment, and I like all the people in the building. Habourside Landing has given people hope, yes. Hope that they can stay in their communities, hope that they can live in a place where their needs are met.
How to Plant Gourds At Home With P. Allen Smith
If you've never grown gourds, you've never really lived. They're a lot of fun. Let me tell you about the hanging gourd gardens of Moss Mountain Farm. They start right here. You see this big long arbor Well, it's perfect for growing a fast growing vine. And when I talk about a fast growing vine, gourds you will not believe. I got some seed down here, and you'll see, I kind of worked up this area. Gourds love lots of sun and they'll grow in just about any kind of soil. I've enriched this with some good potting soil, so there's.
Lots of humus in here. And as soon as the soil begins to warm up, you see these irises Well, they're just about finished so that tells me that it's time to plant the gourds. The chance of a frost has passed and the soil is beginning to warm up. And gourds really like it hot. Now, what's amazing is they come in all different shapes. Last year, we had big long Dipper gourds. Different shaped gourds hanging from here, and it worked out really well. And this year, I want to make sure every inch of this is covered with leaves of gourd.
Vines and all kinds of gourd blooms, as well as the gourds themselves. And we have another one of these arbors on the opposite side, I'm going to do the same thing, for the same effect. So what you do is you take the seed, and they're really big, interesting seed. And you see, they're big, flat seed. Basically, what you're gonna do is just kinda sorta space them about a foot apart, like this. And I'm just gonna push those in and cover them up. Now, I've worked up this soil to about 12 inches deep, and I'm planting one variety.
Here. This Dipper gourd, the old fashioned Dipper gourd. The kind that they used to have by the well, where they would dip out of a bucket, some water, and drink from it. Now, what I'll do is, once these come up they'll have a primary set of leaves, and then the next set will be these big round leaves. These will germinate in about 10 days. And you'll see these great big leaves on them within two weeks. And then they start putting up runners. And that's when I'll lay some little sticks along here, and that'll give them a.
Leg up, so to speak, so they can began to climb over this entire arbor. Now, last year I actually took some string and kinda tied it along, and I may do that again this year. All you need is just something to kinda assist them, they have little tendrils to hang on to each of these metal supports that make the arbor. One last step. I fertilize generously with an organic fertilizer because you really want to make sure they're well fed, so you can growing the biggest gourds in the neighborhood. Hey, if you're enjoying following these tips.
Quebec receives help for affordable housing from CMHC
The project is located in ValBelair, a sector that is relatively busy. There is a station on the corner of the lot. There is a Metro not too far, and a drugstore. At Habitation canadienne, we decided to buy this lot to make four phases of condominium units. These are condominiums of about 1,200 and 1, 350 square feet, twobedroom units and threebedroom units. Habitation canadienne has always targeted condominiums, with housing units a little below market. With CMHC, we got the help of $10,000 in Seed Funding we could study the site, that is,.
Make plans and estimate these plans to see if the project would be profitable or not, even before necessarily making a commitment in these lots. ValBelair is a good sector it's a nice sector, but it's a sector where $200, 000 condominiums cannot be sold. The units have to stay within market prices, and even below market prices, ideally. There are not too many existing condominiums for sale in the sector, so the units really have to be within market range. In our case, with CMHC, we were able to test apartments.
That are below the existing condominium market range, so it came out really, really well. Already, there was a very limited condominium market. There weren't very many units. They are often small condominiums, maximum 9001,000 square feet, and even then, they are hard to find in these sizes. We brought that up to 1,3501,360 square feet, making relatively large apartments. We had 32 units in all. There are 3 left available. In December, the third phase will be delivered, and the last phase of 8 units will be delivered in March,.
When Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home
Many of our clients are calling us and asking when should we sell our house this spring Well, right now is a great time to be on the market. We have a shortage of supply, theres a lot of demand. the weather doesn't seem to be impacting the activity on the listings that are coming out and there's lots of buyers still left over from the fall market. Now historically prices have increased as the spring has gone on. so the same house in may historically would sell for more than the same house would in February in the same.
Spring time period. So there's no rush to sell. However, now is a great time. And really all we can tell you is what's going on today and it's sometimes not easy to predict the future. In terms of specific time periods to plan around when you are thinking of listing your home this spring, the first time period would be march break. Second time period would be the Easter long weekend, and for sure you ideally want to sell your property before the May 24 long weekend when people open up their cottages.
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