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This week’s lineup features helpful advice for controlling home humidity levels, a breakdown of the latest statistics from Calgary’s luxury market and tips for choosing a reliable mover.
Let’s dive right in!
This week in CREB®Now
In a place like Calgary – where the dry air is legendary for its ability to wreak havoc on our skin, lips and hair – it might seem odd to worry about humidity in the home. However, as Millenium Plus Homes’ Shameer Gaidhar notes in his latest column, high humidity levels can lead to a variety of health and structural issues.
Here we check in on Calgary’s luxury housing market, which is starting to heat up in step with the rest of the city’s resale product segments.
With so many homes changing hands right now, plenty of people will soon be on the move to new digs. Moving can be a stressful (and costly) process if you’re not careful, so we’re here to help with a few tips.
The business of building, buying and selling homes has changed quite a bit in the last 12-plus months. Some of those changes might not stick around after the pandemic ends, but others could be here to stay. Here we explore those changes to find the key takeaways for real estate consumers and industry players.
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— Tom Hale🐐 (@tommyhale91) May 5, 2021
- CBC Calgary – Okotoks, Alta., one step closer to clean energy improvement program
- CTV News Politics – Budget’s foreign-homebuyers tax could bring in $509 million over four years, PBO says
- Financial Post – Red-hot and rural: Small towns grapple with fallout from big-city-like real estate boom
- CBC Calgary – Calgary council committee approves pet bylaw changes that would allow urban hens
- CBC Calgary – UCP government wants a business case for Calgary’s Green Line
- Calgary Herald – Buy ‘The Bucket of Blood’: Colourfully nicknamed, century-old Last Chance Saloon in Wayne for sale
- Calgary Herald – $100-million development approved for heart of Bragg Creek
- Calgary Herald – Proposed bylaw changes could make urban hen and beekeeping a reality in Calgary backyards
- Calgary Herald – Nenshi warns against ‘reinventing the wheel’ as UCP appoints panel to find fix for Calgary’s downtown
- CBC Calgary – ‘We’re just all in limbo,’ says Foothills County homeowner awaiting buyout post-2013 flood
- National Post – Is your house making you sick?
- Financial Post – Housing markets self-corrected in April, but they could get hotter as summer approaches
- BNN Bloomberg – Office demand will be ‘off to the races’ after COVID restrictions: Dream Office
- Calgary Herald – Calgary’s real estate market turns red hot, prompting bidding wars, rising prices
Have a great weekend!