I managed to get away for the last couple weeks to indulge in some much-needed physically distanced vacation time, and I hope you have managed to do the same (or plan to) at some point this summer. In my stead, a couple colleagues filled in here to make sure you could all get your Weekender fix – the news waits for no one!

Did you miss me? You know what, don’t answer that…

Let’s get to the stories!

This week in CREB®Now

An example of a home that has been virtually staged.
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Virtual staging provides right mix of price and results for some home sellers

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard how important it is to stage your home when you’re looking to sell. What you might not know is that staging doesn’t necessarily need to involve real-life furniture and accessories. Check out the full story to learn more about this high-tech alternative.

Pillar 9 gives Alberta REALTORS® new tools and in-depth data to better serve their clients

Recently, Alberta REALTORS® gained access to one provincial MLS® System, and home buyers and sellers are poised to reap the benefits. Read on to learn more about Pillar 9, the newly created technology company that makes all this possible.

Central Memorial Park in the Beltline.
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Historic heartbeat: the Beltline offers glimpses of Calgary’s past, as well as its future

Despite the uncertain economic situation in the city, one of Calgary’s oldest communities is poised to grow and thrive in the coming years.

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Calgarians’ interest in close-to-home vacation properties increases as COVID-19 continues to restrict international travel

While COVID-19 has created volatile conditions for the housing market within Calgary, the pandemic has also created the perfect storm for real estate in nearby vacation communities. So, if you’re considering a close-to-home recreational property purchase in the not-so-distant future, take note!

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Weird flex, but OK.

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Have a great weekend!