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Welcome to the Weekender!

Whether you’re looking to buy a home, sell a home, win a home, or learn something new and valuable about your existing home, we’ve got something for you in this week’s edition.

This week in CREB®Now

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Give and take: how to navigate price negotiations during a home purchase

Negotiating on price can be one of the most intimidating parts of the purchase process for first-time homebuyers – and, honestly, if you’re a real estate veteran, sealing the deal can still be a nerve-racking experience. Thankfully, we’ve got some tips to help you approach negotiations with confidence and make an offer you can honour.

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From the ground up: the importance of a structurally sound foundation

One of the most important parts of a house is something you might not think about often: the foundation. In our latest guest column from Millenium Plus Homes’ Shameer Gaidhar, he explores the ins and outs of a strong foundation, including how to keep yours in tip-top shape and what to look for when purchasing a home.

The $2.6-million grand-prize Mahogany showhome in this year’s Foothills Hospital Home Lottery.
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Wellness and relaxation take centre stage in Foothills Hospital Home Lottery prize showhomes

After a year of grappling with the far-reaching effects of COVID-19, I think we could all use a bit of rest and relaxation, so it makes sense that the two showhomes up for grabs in this year’s Foothills Hospital Home Lottery put health and wellness first. Check out the full story for all the juicy details before you buy your ticket!

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Tips for buyers and sellers in what promises to be an active spring housing market

Whether you’re hoping to buy or sell, this spring promises to be a busy one in the Calgary housing market. Before you list your home or book some viewings, make sure you do your homework – this article is a great place to start!

The funnies

Can’t wait to watch the low-budget horror movie that will inevitably get filmed here.

Additional reading

Have a great weekend!