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Archive for: June, 2012

Stampede Demand Limits Temp Accom Options and Affordability

June 29, 2012: Due to the 100th Anniversary of Calgary Stampede and the recent huge Petroleum Show, temporary accommodation is virtually unavailable in the Calgary area until after July 31st.    Given the high demand, the price for any available accommodation has escalated upwards to $300 – $500 per night, which is unrealistic for most relocation…

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This is Number Three – Miscellaneous Allowances

June 22, 2012 This is the third blog in the series? The Five Things that Canadian Corporations should do to Their Relocation Policies NOW!? In the two previous blogs I recommended changes to some benefits that have been in Canadian domestic relocation policies for a long time mortgage discharge penalties and (overly long) temporary accommodation…

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Further Measures Announced to Strengthen Canada’s Housing Market

June 21, 2012: As announced by the Department of Finance the government has introduced four additional measures to strengthen Canada’s housing market. These measures apply to new government-backed insured mortgages with loan-to-value ratios of more than 80 per cent: 1. Reduce the maximum amortization period to 25 years from 30 years. 2. Lower the maximum…

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The Second of Five Things Canadian Companies Should do NOW!

June 5, 2012 This series of relocation policy recommendations is for corporations with Canadian domestic relocations. All Points Relocation feels strongly that interest rates are bound to rise in the not so distant future, and real estate markets have a good likelihood of softening. So, NOW is the time to look at relocation cost reduction…

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