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Welcome to the Weekender!
Sit back, relax and enjoy the latest and greatest stories from the world of Calgary-and-area real estate. This week’s edition features a crash course on open house etiquette, a summary of the Canadian Real Estate Association’s recent white paper on the benefits of homeownership and a preview of a new mixed-use development that’s poised to shake up the housing landscape in Bragg Creek.
This week in CREB®Now
After more than a year of virtual tours and masked-up private showings, a traditional open house experience might feel foreign, or even a little intimidating. Read on for our top open house etiquette tips.
The Canadian Real Estate Association’s white paper, The Homeownership Dividend for Canadians, compiled research from all over the world to quantify the financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership. Check out the story to learn more about CREA’s findings and their significance for Canadian homeowners.
Gateway Village – which will feature commercial and residential elements, as well as a variety of amenity spaces – is coming to Bragg Creek. Read on for all the details of the new development, which is set to transform the housing mix in the quiet and picturesque hamlet.
During a Calgary summer, you can count on a few things: 1. the Stampede (with the exception of last year’s COVID-19 cancellation), 2. rampant road construction and 3. at least a couple destructive hailstorms. There are still Calgarians attempting to navigate the insurance claim process after last year’s historic disaster, when a June 13 storm caused $1.3 billion of insured damages, and at least one hailstorm has already rolled through the city this year. If your home has been damaged by hail, it’s important to start the claim process as soon as possible – here are our tips to get the ball rolling.
the night before a move is basically throwing things in the trash that you thought you'd cherish forever with a kind of casual coldness that you did not know you possessed
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) July 13, 2021
Moving brings out the Marie Kondo in all of us.
- Financial Post – Bank of Canada holds rate steady, focusing on economic growth rather than inflation
- Mortgage Broker News – Digital home-buying platform announces wide-reaching expansion
- National Post – Inflation’s on the rise. Why buying a home can help
- Calgary Herald – Trend to work from home cited as real estate takes off in Cochrane, Airdrie
- CBC British Columbia – How to cool your home or building to better handle hotter temperatures
- Financial Post – Posthaste: Canada’s luxury real estate market keeps smashing records – and the return to the office won’t change that
- CBC Calgary – Residents of Sunnyside seek solution for water mysteriously pooling on street
- CBC Science – Natural landscapes key to Canadian cities, rural areas for building climate resilience, experts say
- Financial Post – CMHC at a crossroads: Agency faces tough decisions after losing mortgage insurance market share
- Globe and Mail – Calgary completes massive $80-million mixed-use parkade
- Calgary Herald – City’s early real estate review encouraging for home values
- CBC Calgary – Langdon residents still waiting on answers about library proposal
Have a great weekend!