Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekender: your reliable source for real estate news from the week that was, as well as the occasional witticism (I have my moments).
This week’s stories feature design faux pas, mortgage terms and a variety of common household hazards that could hasten your demise. What’s not to like?
This week in CREB®Now
I have made several of these mistakes in my home over the years, and let’s be honest, you probably have too. But that’s OK, we’re here to help!
Buying a home is exciting! Deciphering mortgage jargon? Much less so. Here’s a crash course in industry lingo to get you up to speed.
You may be thinking, “Wow, that’s a clickbait headline if I’ve ever seen one,” and you would not be entirely wrong. But at the same time, don’t you still want to click it? You know you want to…
Jealous of all your gardener friends who have been showing off their harvest hauls on Instagram? Want to get a head start on planning next year’s crop so you can return the favour? Then settle in with this helpful column from venerable gardening guru Donna Balzer.
Who needs stocks, bonds or mutual funds when you can simply invest your hard-earned cash in Scotland’s finest drams? I know what my new retirement plan is!
- BNN Bloomberg – ‘Housing Canada’?: CMHC getting new name to reflect changing mandate
- Global News – ‘Calgary’s largest concrete colouring page’: Kids chalk up Currie neighbourhood with mural
- Real Estate News Exchange – Hines signs tech firms to leases at Calgary’s First Tower
- CBC Calgary – Northeast residents say voices aren’t being heard on Stoney Trail bridge plan
- Financial Post – Most borrowers who deferred mortgages will resume payments, Canadian banks say
- CBC Calgary – Extensive rehabilitation of Calgary’s historic City Hall officially completed
- RE/MAX Canada – Most Affordable Canadian Housing Markets for Investors
- Calgary Herald – Calgary’s west, northwest to see privatized garbage collection in city pilot
- 660 News – CREA reports Canadian home sales climb again, set record for August
Have a great weekend!