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Welcome to the Weekender!
June is almost here, which means summer is on the way. This is normally a time for positivity and excitement, with many warm, care-free days ahead. COVID-19 complicates that picture quite a bit, but after the provincial government announced its reopening plan earlier this week amid dropping case counts and rising vaccination figures, it’s hard not to feel optimistic.
If you share that optimism, this week’s crop of stories should keep the good vibes going, with tips for increasing your home’s curb appeal, an exploration of Calgary’s urban forest and all the details of the highly anticipated expansion of Vivo for Healthier Generations.
Let’s dive right in!
This week in CREB®Now
Whether you’re trying to sell your home right now or just thinking about putting it on the market sometime soon, it’s never a bad idea to increase your curb appeal. We’re all taught not to judge a book by its cover, but that’s exactly what prospective buyers will do if your home’s exterior isn’t up to snuff.
Calgary’s urban forest provides many important benefits to all those who call the city home. That forest is being supplemented all the time through the planting of new saplings, but many of the city’s trees are decades old, and some have stood for more than 100 years. This makes the preservation of established trees an important task – one that Canada Lands Co. did not take lightly during the redevelopment of the former Currie Barracks lands into the community of Currie.
Vivo for Healthier Generations – the popular recreation centre nestled between the northeast communities of Panorama Hills, Harvest Hills, Country Hills and Coventry Hills – is getting a major facelift. Read on for all the details of the expansion and what community members can expect from the revamped facility.
HomeSpace is hoping to kick off the revitalization of Calgary’s downtown with a bold new project: the conversion of an old office tower into 108 affordable housing units. Check out the story for all the details.
Classy yet incomprehensible way to slap an address on a house. pic.twitter.com/768SByfbps
— John Levenstein (@johnlevenstein) May 17, 2021
This seems like one of those ideas that was much better in theory than in practice.
- mortgagebrokernews.ca – Can the housing market stay hot for the rest of 2021?
- CBC Calgary – Federal government will pay up to $5,000 if you make your home more energy efficient
- Globe and Mail – Overbidding on a home? Here are 4 things that could go wrong
- Calgary Herald – Massive parkade opens in East Village, will serve as hub for Calgary’s tech sector
- CTV News Calgary – Reopening in Alberta begins June 1 with outdoor dining, all restrictions could be lifted by July
- CBC Calgary – Why Calgary’s betting $450M it can convince owners of empty towers to change
- Financial Post – Posthaste: What rising inflation means to the loonie and the timing of a Bank of Canada rate hike
- CBC Calgary – It’s the last week of 50 km/h speed limit on most residential streets in Calgary
- CTV News Calgary – Canmore town council votes down contentious Three Sisters Village development
- CBC Calgary – City of Calgary building 10 new inclusive playgrounds this year
- CBC Calgary – Banff reimagines 1920s cabin from storage shack to off-grid community space
- CBC Calgary – It’s garage sale season. Here’s how to safely sell your stuff during the pandemic
- Financial Post – Posthaste: Why Canada’s housing construction spree could soon lose momentum
Have a great weekend!