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Welcome to the Weekender!

This week’s lineup features a little bit of everything – variety really is the spice of life – so buckle up, because we’ll be running the gamut from spring cleaning advice and energy-efficient home design to the story of a Calgary Stampeders great’s first real estate purchase.

This week in CREB®Now

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

‘Tis the season for a little spring cleaning around the house, which means some decluttering is in order. All that unwanted stuff needs to go somewhere, but instead of taking a trip to the landfill, check out this list of local organizations that are currently accepting donations of household goods. That way, you’ll be able to spruce up your place and support several important charitable causes in the process.

Jayman Built’s new net-zero showhome, the Madeline Ultra E-Home, in Seton.
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Jayman’s new net-zero homes make energy-efficient design more familiar and accessible for Calgary homebuyers

Jayman Built recently unveiled new net-zero home designs that could have a major ripple effect across the homebuilding industry. Check out the full story for all the details, including what net zero really means, the energy-efficiency features that helped Jayman get there, and the significance for new-build homebuyers.

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My First Home: Jon Cornish, longtime Calgary Stampeders running back and CFL hall of famer

In this can’t-miss feature, Calgary Stampeders legend, Grey Cup champion, CFL hall of famer and RBC investment advisor Jon Cornish shares all the details of his first home purchase and how that major decision helped him transition from football to the world of finance.

ICYMI

Skipping a home inspection when purchasing a home can lead to some nasty surprises after you take possession.
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Unearthing the unusual: Calgary home inspectors share their strangest finds

Home inspectors get paid to find the types of issues that can create serious headaches for a homebuyer. Many of these discoveries are fairly routine. Sometimes, however, they find a little bit more than they bargained for.

The funnies

Oh yeah, they’ll love that. 😆

Additional reading

Have a great weekend!