Happy (belated) Canada Day!

Here’s everything you might have missed from the world of Calgary real estate and housing this week.

This week in CREB®Now

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What were we thinking? The hater’s guide to carpeted bathrooms

We unpack one of the more baffling design choices in the history of housing, the carpeted bathroom, including where it came from, its few pros and many cons, and what you can do if you’re stuck with one in your home.

Courtesy of Dana Murzyn

My First Home: Dana Murzyn, Calgary Flames alum and Stanley Cup champion

The Calgary-born veteran of 14 NHL seasons shares his story of diving headfirst into the housing market when he was 19 and the lessons he learned from a home that “turned out to be a real lemon in the end.”

June 2020: Sales decline by two per cent from last year amidst COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced its cancellation, this year’s edition of the Calgary Stampede was scheduled to kick off today, running from July 3-12. To fill the Stampede-shaped hole in your heart, why not check out this wonderful feature from 2018 about the history of the Stampede Rotary Dream Home:

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What dreams are made of: the genesis of the Stampede Rotary Dream Home

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Have a great weekend!