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Welcome to the Weekender!

This week’s lineup is full of stories you won’t want to miss, including tips for beating the heat without A/C, analysis of Calgary’s vacancy-plagued rental market, and the story of former Calgary Flames defenceman and current Sportsnet 960 the FAN morning show co-host Rhett Warrener’s first home purchase.

Let’s dive right in!

This week in CREB®Now

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Five tips for keeping your home cool without air conditioning this summer

If you spend the hottest days of summer sweating through your clothes because your home doesn’t have air conditioning, you are not alone. Thankfully, there are a handful of ways to beat the heat without A/C – read on for all the details.

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Calgary rental market struggles with high vacancy, but improvement is on the horizon

The city’s rental market has seen its fair share of struggles over the last year thanks to COVID-19 and less-than-ideal economic conditions, but positive changes might be on the way. Read on to find out why industry experts are cautiously optimistic about the sector’s prospects.

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My First Home: Rhett Warrener, Calgary Flames alum and local sports radio personality

A key piece of the 2004 Calgary Flames team that went all the way to the Stanley Cup final and now a familiar voice on local sports radio, Rhett Warrener has put down deep roots here in the city since his playing days. However, his first home purchase was in neighbouring Saskatchewan, the province where he was born and raised, and it actually caused quite the hubbub. Check out the story for all the details.

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Latest stress test changes reduce buying power, impact first-time and move-up home purchasers in Calgary

If you’re in the market to buy a home, you should take note of the latest changes to the stress test for uninsured mortgages. Read on to find out how your home search might be affected by the new rules.

The funnies

Nature is healing.

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Have a great weekend!