Happy Halloween Weekend(er)! We’ve got a full slate of real estate and housing news for you and only some of it is scary (in a fun way)!
Thanks to COVID-19, Halloween might be a bit difficult to navigate this year, as some traditions require additional precautions and others are put off entirely. If you are going out trick-or-treating, handing out candy, or having a small get together with your household or cohort, here are some tips to keep everyone safe and healthy. On the other hand, if you want to minimize your risk or generally prefer to stay in, indulging in a few scary movies and your own personal stash of candy is also an excellent way to celebrate.
Now, let’s make like a certain horseman from 1999’s Sleepy Hollow and gallop into this week’s head(less)lines.
This week in CREB®Now
I don’t think you need me to tell you that having a huge Halloween party is probably not a great idea this year. Instead, why not mark this spooky holiday with a selection of some of the best haunted-house movies Hollywood has to offer?
Canada’s first smart-home condo development created in partnership with Amazon will be located right here in Calgary’s inner city. Alexa, show me the full story…
It may not be a “normal” Halloween by most standards, but it’s great to see Calgarians are still decorating their homes and yards for the occasion. Here are some of the displays we saw around town this year.
If you haven’t already, get caught up on current housing market conditions in Calgary and surrounding areas with the latest quarterly update report from CREB®, featuring valuable insights from CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.
My neighbor’s “Skeleton Zoom” display rules. pic.twitter.com/VWFZiussaL
— Brian Stack (@BrianStack153) October 18, 2020
- Calgary Herald – Nenshi urges business owners to support property tax reform
- Financial Post – Listings skyrocket, while leases are up and rents are down: making sense of the complex COVID rental market
- Financial Post – Bank of Canada signals record low rates here to stay until 2023
- Calgary Herald – Calgary to receive $24.6 million from federal government for affordable housing projects
- Western Investor – Vancouver, Calgary chop commercial property taxes
- Global News – 15 Canadian cities to share $500M for rapid housing amid coronavirus: feds
- Edmonton Journal – COVID-19: Mandatory limits on social gatherings set to 15 in Edmonton and Calgary as province sees daily cases rise over 500
- CBC Calgary – Suncor to move Mississauga, Oakville offices to Calgary next year
- Financial Post – A fresh wave of layoffs is pushing Albertans to the edge — and in danger of losing their homes
- Global News – Alberta mansion valued at $15M to hit auction in November
- CBC Calgary – Calgary to open Crescent Road despite community pleas to keep it closed to cars
Have a great weekend!