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Welcome to the Weekender!
I hope you’re all enjoying this lovely holiday Friday. I’m sure you have tons of fun (and COVID-safe) activities planned for the long weekend, but make sure you carve out a bit of time in your schedule for the latest batch of news and musings from the world of Calgary real estate.
This week’s must-read articles include a roundup of horror stories from Calgary home inspectors, a closer look at the backyard office trend and a breakdown of March statistics from the Calgary-and-area housing market.
This week in CREB®Now
Home inspectors have seen it all, from dangerous DIY electrical work to hidden pest infestations. We asked a couple of Calgary inspectors for their most memorable stories about routine inspections gone awry – the results did not disappoint.
Even with an end to the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, many Calgarians are upgrading their work-from-home setups for greater comfort, convenience and privacy. One upgrade that has seen its popularity explode is the backyard office. Check out the full story for all the details, including the Calgary companies that are meeting the demand head on and the options that are available for interested homeowners.
Check out the full recap of last month’s housing market activity in Calgary and surrounding areas, featuring commentary from CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.
Merit Kitchens is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021 with an exclusive colour collection and a new door style that draws from the company’s rich history. Check out the full story for all the details.
Whether it’s because you’re already thinking ahead to warm summer days and a little fun in the sun or you’re all just big fans of nostalgia, many readers have been revisiting our deep dive on Calgary’s Bonzai waterslide park lately. If you haven’t read the story and have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s your chance to get caught up! And you should get caught up, because while its heyday was brief, this summertime hot spot made a major impression on many Calgarians – it was here for a good time, not a long time.
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— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) March 25, 2021
He makes a good point.
- Calgary Herald – ‘It’s frustrating for all of us’: City confirms Green Line won’t start construction in 2021
- mortgagebrokernews.ca – Sotheby’s: Canadian luxury home market positioned for a strong season ahead
- Calgary Herald – City investment fund grants up to $1M to global accelerator for Calgary-based Canadian HQ
- mortgagebrokernews.ca – Calgary broker on city’s madcap market
- Financial Post – Work from home will survive the pandemic, but it’s going to change, report finds
- Financial Post – Affluent millennials and wealthy families sitting on a pile of cash are the latest drivers of high-end Canadian real estate
- Calgary Herald – City to close affordable housing building Bridgeland Place by 2023
- CBC Calgary – Why 2 historians dispute the history of one of Calgary’s oldest homes
- Bloomberg News – Canadian consumer sentiment hits another record on housing
Have a great weekend!