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It’s been a busy news week. On the COVID-19 front, eligibility for the AstraZeneca vaccine was extended to Albertans born in 1981 and earlier, so book your shot if you can. If you’re wondering whether you’re eligible for any of the available vaccines, click here.

Meanwhile, when it comes to the world of real estate, CREB®’s Q1 2021 Calgary and Region Quarterly Update Report was released, which features statistics and expert commentary from CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

That report is just one piece of this week’s can’t-miss lineup, which also includes the outlook for Alberta’s recreational property market heading into the summer and design advice for homeowners.

Let’s dive right in!

This week in CREB®Now

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Out of office: Royal LePage predicts price increases for Alberta vacation properties in 2021, as COVID-19 continues to drive up demand

Alberta’s hot vacation property market is expected to get hotter, according to a recent report from Royal LePage. Check out the full story for all the details.

Courtesy of Homes by Avi

Design for dummies: five foolproof themes and colour palettes for the home

Even if you’ve made it your mission to watch as much HGTV as possible during the pandemic, making major design and décor decisions for your own home might not be your forte. Thankfully, we spoke to the experts for some can’t-miss strategies that will leave your humble abode looking its best.

Q1 2021 Calgary and Region Quarterly Update Report

Here CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie breaks down the variables and trends that shaped the Calgary-and-region housing market throughout the first quarter of 2021, including in-depth statistics from each product segment and surrounding area. The report is now available in an easily accessible format on crebnow.com, so you can quickly find the information you need.

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Courtesy of cSPACE Projects

Repurposing of Calgary’s heritage buildings aims to strike balance between preservation and development

A new campaign is trying to raise awareness about Calgary’s heritage buildings and districts, while promoting the repurposing of these historic sites to meet the needs of modern-day Calgarians. Check out the full story for more details about the campaign and to learn how success stories like cSPACE King Edward offer a blueprint for future revitalization projects.

The funnies

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Additional reading

Have a great weekend!