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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.
Let’s get to the good stuff!
This week in CREB®Now
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.
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!
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.
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.
- Calgary Herald – Council moves toward potential sale of part of Richmond Green park
- Canadian Mortgage Professional – Canadians’ confidence towards jobs, housing steadily increasing
- National Post – Making the grade
- Calgary Herald – High housing costs and COVID fears lead to rise in multi-generational living
- Calgary Herald – City, Flames to each put extra $12.5M toward arena, but Flames take any more cost overruns
- Storeys – Canada Just Saw its Largest 12-Month HPI Gain on Record
- CBC Calgary – Enmax and City of Calgary announce $5M fund for solar installations at community halls
- CBC Calgary – Why Memorial Drive has three names and other baffling quirks of Calgary’s roads
- Healthing – ADVICE: Should I worry about mould in my house?
Have a great weekend!