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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

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Six open house etiquette tips for homebuyers

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.

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CREA report highlights underappreciated benefits of homeownership

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.

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Locals hope ambitious new development will mark beginning of Bragg Creek resurgence

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.



How to navigate home insurance claims and repairs for hail damage

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 funnies

Moving brings out the Marie Kondo in all of us.

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Have a great weekend!