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Welcome to the Weekender!

I’ve got good news and bad news. First, the good news: this week’s newsletter is jam-packed with fantastic articles, including a rundown of the new Downtown Core Community Association, the ins and outs of heritage home designation, and the first-home story of Immigrant Services Calgary CEO Hyder Hassan.

Now, the bad news: I’m taking off for some much-needed vacation, so the Weekender will also be taking a break for the next couple weeks. But don’t worry, we’ll be back on Aug. 20 with all the great content you know and love.

Until then, make sure you stay caught up on the latest news from the world of Calgary-and-area real estate by visiting crebnow.com and following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Let’s get to the good stuff!

This week in CREB®Now

Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

New downtown community association gives voice to 8,500 residents and counting

Until recently, the Downtown Commercial Core was the only downtown neighbourhood lacking a community association. Thankfully, with the creation of the Downtown Core Community Association, that has changed. Read on to learn more about the fledgling association and how its organizers plan to provide new representation and support to the 8,500 people that call the area home.

Courtesy of Hyder Hassan

My First Home: Hyder Hassan, Immigrant Services Calgary CEO

Hyder Hassan’s first home purchase all started with a fateful decision regarding a Subaru WRX STI sedan. How does that make any sense? Well, you’ll just have to read the story to find out!

5A Street S.W. in historic Cliff Bungalow is one of the streetscapes included in the City’s Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources.
Courtesy of the City of Calgary

Municipal Historic Resource program helps homeowners preserve Calgary’s built heritage

If you live in a home that’s at least 25 years old and meets a handful of other requirements, your property could be eligible for a Municipal Historic Resource designation. Check out the story to learn more about the designation process and its benefits, for both homeowners and the city’s heritage.

ICYMI

Courtesy of Gateway Developments

Locals hope ambitious new development will mark beginning of Bragg Creek resurgence

Gateway Village – which will feature commercial and residential elements, as well as a variety of amenity spaces – is coming to Bragg Creek. Read on for all the details of the new development, which is set to transform the housing mix in the picturesque hamlet.

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Have a great weekend!