Welcome to the Weekender: the best end-of-week real estate news digest in the West! (Don’t fact check that.) I’ve subtitled this edition “past, present and future” as a nod to the three new stories we published this week, which include a profile of a historic Mount Royal home, a barbecue primer to make the most of our ongoing COVID-19 summer, and a summary of the Bank of Canada’s latest predictions for the Canadian economy – and, by extension, the housing market – as the pandemic recovery continues.

Let’s get right to it!

This week in CREB®Now

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The taste of summer: how to choose the barbecue that’s right for you and get grilling in no time

In between the bouts of rain and hail, there has been some beautiful weather during these first few weeks of summer – the type of weather that makes you want to do everything outside, including cook. If you’ve been out of the grilling game for a while or have never owned a barbecue, this is just the primer you need to get up to speed.

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Bank of Canada stands pat on interest rates, forecasts GDP decline in 2020

The Bank of Canada made its latest overnight target rate announcement and shared its updated economic outlook on Wednesday. Check out the full story for all the highlights.

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Historical Home Spotlight: Stuart Residence

The Historical Home Spotlight, which was once a recurring feature on crebnow.com, makes its triumphant return this week with a stately Mount Royal residence that has hosted a pair of prominent Calgarians over its 110-year history.


The 110-year-old Deane House bears the name of Fort Calgary’s last serving North West Mounted Police superintendent, Captain Richard Burton Deane.
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Calgary historical homes: then and now

Sticking with history, there’s no time like the present to revisit this feature about some of Calgary’s most prominent historical residences, including the A.E. Cross House (now home to Rouge Restaurant), Bow Valley Ranche and Lougheed House.

The funnies

There are a few, uh, interesting choices on display here. Also, if you read this story from a couple weeks back, you already know how I feel about carpeted bathrooms.

Additional reading

Have a great weekend!