How to find a smart money solution in Alberta’s Alberta capital
A smart money plan for the city of Edmonton could cost you more than $2,000.
But it may not be a good idea to get started in Alberta without first consulting with an experienced real estate agent.
The Alberta Real Estate Association (ARIA) says its Smart Money Solution Guide for Edmonton is available to homeowners, renters and businesses.
“The Smart Money Guide will help homeowners, landlords, and business owners understand the key features of the Smart Home System,” reads the brochure.
It says the guide can be downloaded from ARIA’s website or can be found in any library or online at a discounted rate.
In a release, ARIA says it’s also available on the company’s mobile app.
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If you’re looking for an affordable solution in Edmonton, you should also be looking at the Smart Property Management Program (SPMP), which can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000, depending on the size of the property.
The program, launched in 2017, has a similar approach to Smart Money Solutions Guide, but is geared more toward renters, says Julie Brown, an ARIA spokeswoman.
“They’re specifically designed to help people get started and learn about the Smart Homes,” Brown says.
“We’ve got a guide for every type of homeowner, and it’s just one of those things where, for us, the most valuable thing is that you’re actually learning.”
In Calgary, there are three options: homeowners, owners and business.
Owner-occupied homes have a price tag of up to $8,000 for the guide.
Owners-occupied condos have a $2-million price tag.
Business-owners-occupied have a lower price tag for owners-occupied properties, and can be as low as $400.
Brown says ARIA has been working with city officials and city departments on the guide, but says they are still finalizing the content.
She says the city will also be releasing its own Smart Money solution guide in 2018.