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Welcome to the Weekender!
Whether you’re interested in recreational amenities, buyer and seller tips, or backyard livestock, there’s something for you in this week’s newsletter.
Let’s dive right in!
This week in CREB®Now
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.
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.
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.
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.
- CBC Video – Banff’s Bear Street comes out of hibernation
- CBC Calgary – City of Calgary says Crescent Road long-term plan not coming until 2022
- National Post – The new layaway plan: Pre-construction purchase
- Financial Post – Posthaste: What Canadians should consider in a post-pandemic work-from-home world
- CBC Calgary – Springbank reservoir project secures up to $168.5M in federal funding
- Livabl_ – Over half of Millennial and Gen Z buyers are considering alternative ways to become homeowners
- CBC Calgary – Calgary roof rebate program receives more than 500 applications in 1st month
- Globe and Mail – What’s happening with Airbnbs?
- Financial Post – Posthaste: You need to plunk down at least $175,000 and 40% of your monthly income to afford a home in these cities
- Mortgage Broker News – TD Economics on how rate hikes will affect Canada’s mortgage holders
- Financial Post – Posthaste: A third of Canadians feel ‘house poor,’ but are ready to take on more debt as economy reopens
- CBC Business – Climate change focus moves to the suburbs as cities continue to sprawl
Have a great weekend!