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Welcome to the Weekender!
If you’re a fan of housing market statistics, today’s newsletter will be right up your alley! And if you’re not, well, please stick around and keep reading anyway – it’s not like you have anywhere else to be, right? (I’m only half kidding.)
Let’s get right to it!
This week in CREB®Now
Wondering what might be in store for the Calgary housing market in 2021? CREB®’s 2021 Forecast report is here to help – now in an easily accessible format on crebnow.com, so you can quickly find the information you need.
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.
The former IBM campus in the Beltline recently underwent a major makeover. Check out the full story for all the details of this unique new development, dubbed the District, and why it could be a gamechanger.
If you’re looking for a snow-day longread, check out our December 2020 feature on Canada’s cohousing movement and the unique cohousing communities that are popping up right here in Calgary.
And I thought the kitchen in my old apartment was bad!
- CBC Science & Technology – Rooftop solar power is on the rise, but Canada has yet to embrace its sunny ways
- Bloomberg – CIBC Sees Canada’s Suburban Flight Subsiding When Pandemic Ends
- CBC Calgary – Building association wants Alberta to create a renovation tax credit. Here’s what that means
- CBC Calgary – More snow is on the way, but Calgary’s residential streets will need to wait
- CBC Calgary – Development in wildlife corridor in Canmore back for debate at council
- Financial Post – Canadian home prices expected to keep rising this year, outpacing inflation
- CBC Calgary – Alberta tech companies blossom during pandemic’s economic drought
- Calgary Herald – Varcoe: Tech firm moves HQ to Calgary from B.C., another sign of the city’s future growth
- CBC Calgary – Bearspaw residents urge Rocky View County to reject open gravel pit application — again
- CBC Calgary – Calgary will lower speed limits on residential side streets from 50 to 40 km/h
- Mortgage Broker News – What the Keystone XL cancellation means for Alberta real estate
- Financial Post – Canadians should brace themselves for higher borrowing costs earlier than expected, economists warn
- Calgary Herald – Traffic-safety advocates hope for change as council looks set to lower neighbourhood speed limits
- CBC Marketplace – ‘Canadians deserve better’: Experts decry ‘outrageous’ interest rates by alternative lenders
Have a great weekend!