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Season’s greetings and welcome to our final 2020 edition of the Weekender!
With today marking the last day of Hanukkah and Christmas only a week away, the holiday season is in full swing. On that note, the Weekender (and yours truly) will be taking next week off for some much-needed holiday rest and relaxation, so there will be no newsletter on Dec. 25, but look for us in your inbox on New Year’s Day for a special “Best of 2020” edition.
So, let’s wave 2020 farewell – I don’t think anyone is going to miss it – with this week’s scintillating slate of stories!
This week in CREB®Now
We’ve been largely spared from extremely cold weather so far here in Calgary, but winter’s “best” is likely yet to come. With that in mind, here are a few simple ways to stay warm in the coming months without maxing out your heating bill.
As this difficult year comes to end, I know we could all use some good news stories. This is not one of those stories, unfortunately – more of an it’ll-get-worse-before-it-gets-better situation to be honest. Check out the full story for all the details and predictions from industry experts.
The latest profile in our “My Neighbourhood” series explores the many charms of this established southeast-Calgary community.
Christmas lights look great, but if Clark Griswold’s festive follies in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation have taught us anything, climbing up to your roof to hang them year after year can be a dangerous hassle. Thankfully, with the right setup, you don’t have to!
sign my petition to bring back the conversation pit pic.twitter.com/YJt3imYBHL
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEmovienerd) December 14, 2020
Makes me nostalgic for the days when we could actually invite people into our homes.
- CBC Calgary – Councillor hopes plans for former Midfield Mobile Home Park will help community move past ‘difficult history’
- Calgary Herald – Green Line work paused over provincial funding uncertainties
- CBC Calgary – LodgeLink gets $3M from Calgary investment fund to help it create up to 600 jobs
- Financial Post – Why doomsday housing forecasts have proven wrong — for now
- Edmonton Journal – Alberta expands number of self-isolation hotels, launches new supports for communities with high rates of COVID-19
- Financial Post – Posthaste: What could happen to interest rates and the loonie if Canadians unleash their savings
- CBC Politics – Millions of Canadians working from home could qualify for new tax deduction
- CBC Business – Average Canadian house expected to hit $620K next year, real estate group says
- CTV News Calgary – Home prices in Calgary and Edmonton expected to remain stable in 2021: realtor group
- Calgary Herald – Six months after devastating hailstorm, some northeast Calgary residents still awaiting repairs
- CBC Calgary – COVID-19 has made reading next year’s real estate market harder than ever
- Financial Post – Canadian home prices seen rising 5.5% in 2021, with biggest gains in Ottawa, Vancouver