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Welcome to the Weekender!

Friday is here, the sun is shining, April is halfway done, and if you squint hard enough, a somewhat normal summer might even be coming into view.

Anyway, let’s shelve that tantalizing thought for a moment to focus on this week’s housing stories, which are themed around art and history (not art history, a topic that is really not in our wheelhouse).

Intrigued? Well, I won’t keep you waiting!

This week in CREB®Now

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Making a masterpiece: tips for choosing and arranging art

No matter how nice the rest of a home looks, it will still be lacking a little something – that much-needed bit of personality or pizazz – without art on display. But what if you have no art to speak of and don’t know what to look for? Or you have plenty of art, but have no idea how to arrange it? Either way, we have a few sage pieces of advice that will have your home looking like a million bucks in no time.

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Repurposing of Calgary’s heritage buildings aims to strike balance between preservation and development

A new campaign is trying to raise awareness about Calgary’s heritage buildings and districts, while promoting the repurposing of these historic sites to meet the needs of modern-day Calgarians. Check out the full story for more details about the campaign and to learn how success stories like cSPACE King Edward offer a blueprint for future revitalization projects.

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Historical Home Spotlight: Walter Hargrave Residence

Sticking with history, our latest Historical Home Spotlight features a unique Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill home with roots that can be traced all the way back to Calgary’s first building boom more than a century ago.

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Declutter for a cause: where to donate your unwanted household items in Calgary

If you’re going to spruce up your place this spring, why not support several important charitable causes in the process?

The funnies

If you need to say it’s not haunted, it is DEFINITELY haunted.

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Have a great weekend!