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Welcome to the Weekender!

After a one-year hiatus, the 2021 edition of the Calgary Stampede officially kicks off today. If you’re planning to participate in the festivities over the next nine days – at the grounds, in local bars and restaurants, or at home with friends and family – stay safe and have fun!

This week’s news you can use from the world of real estate includes a recap of June housing market activity in the Calgary area, details of the City of Chestermere’s highly anticipated civic recreation centre, and an exploration of real estate content on social media upstart TikTok.

Let’s dive right in!

This week in CREB®Now

June 2021: supply trends up but market still favours the seller

Check out the full recap of last month’s housing market activity in Calgary and surrounding areas, featuring commentary from CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

Courtesy of the City of Chestermere

City of Chestermere moves ahead with plans for long-awaited civic rec centre

Canada’s third-fastest-growing community is getting a new $39.5-million civic recreation centre. Read on for all the details of the new facility, which is expected to open its doors in 2023.

Illustration by Kristina Andric

TikTok is becoming a valuable showcase for real estate, as REALTORS® carve out their place on the platform

It turns out TikTok, the popular video-sharing app, is great for more than just keeping up with the latest dance trends, memes and viral cooking hacks. In fact, it’s a gold mine of real estate content for potential buyers and sellers, as well as a useful tool for real estate agents looking to expand their client base and grow their brand.

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Courtesy of Solar Homes Inc.

New federal grant program offers homeowners up to $5,000 for ‘green’ upgrades

If you make some energy efficiency retrofits to your home – adding solar panels to your roof, for example – the recently unveiled Canada Greener Homes Grant could reward you with some cold hard cash. Check out the story to learn more about the program, who qualifies and how to apply.

The funnies

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Have a great weekend!