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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
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.
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.
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.
If you’re going to spruce up your place this spring, why not support several important charitable causes in the process?
A ghost is definitely trying to sell this house pic.twitter.com/vLO1lHSp9Z
— Doth (@DothTheDoth) April 5, 2021
If you need to say it’s not haunted, it is DEFINITELY haunted.
- Calgary Herald – Significant price tag expected for Calgary’s proposed downtown plan
- Calgary Herald – Neighbourhood opposition stalls Bowness flood barrier
- Calgary Herald – Calgary arena progress on pause due to budget issues: CMLC
- Financial Post – Canadian housing has hottest month ever as prices, sales surge to new highs
- CBC Calgary – Calgary gravel pit turned park clinches national landscape award
- CBC Calgary – Calgary lowers late fees for property tax bills
- CBC Business – How COVID-19 created a buyer’s market for office space
- mortgagebrokernews.ca – CMHC to offer up to $250,000 in funding for housing market innovations
- CBC Calgary – Contentious Chinatown detour designs released
- Real Estate News Exchange – Anthem United to JV with Ronmor at Calgary’s Glacier Ridge
- Calgary Herald – Retail-housing project proposed for city’s western limit runs into opposition
Have a great weekend!