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Whether you’re interested in recreational amenities, buyer and seller tips, or backyard livestock, there’s something for you in this week’s newsletter.

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This week in CREB®Now

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Four backyard staging tips to make your home ‘sale-ready,’ inside and out

If you’re staging your home to get a leg up on other sellers, make sure you don’t stop at the interior – your backyard could use some staging love, too! Read on for our top backyard staging tips.

Repsol Sport Centre will be expanding its aquatic offerings thanks to a $45-million commitment from the City of Calgary.
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Repsol Sport Centre expansion to buoy inner-city swimming options

Thanks to a $45-million funding commitment from the City of Calgary, Repsol Sports Centre is forging ahead with plans to expand its aquatic offerings. Check out the story to learn more about the project and how it hopes to fill the amenity gaps left by the Eau Claire YMCA and Beltline pool closures.

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Pet bylaw changes open the door to backyard chickens for Calgary homeowners

The City of Calgary’s new urban hen licensing program is now in development, with up to 100 permits expected to be available starting in spring 2022. Read on to learn everything there is to know about raising backyard chickens and find out why many advocates say the latest bylaw changes were long overdue.

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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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