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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

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Six ways to lower your home heating bill this winter

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.

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With little relief on the horizon, Calgary’s downtown office market is expected to struggle well into 2021

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.

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My Neighbourhood: Acadia

The latest profile in our “My Neighbourhood” series explores the many charms of this established southeast-Calgary community.

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How to deck your halls, permanently, with year-round LED lights

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!

The funnies

Makes me nostalgic for the days when we could actually invite people into our homes.

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Happy holidays!