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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Losing my mind over this SF studio apartment with a shower just shoved into a corner of a carpeted room?? pic.twitter.com/DlYQtMJzMG
— Sarah Duyer (@SarahDuyer) June 18, 2021
I have no words.
- CTV News Calgary – Century-old Irricana Hotel up for sale for under 100K
- Cochrane Today – Highest priced home sale in years occurs as inventory increases and market slows
- CBC Calgary – $444M investment will help 35,500 low-income households in Alberta afford rent
- CBC Calgary – Increasing arena budget estimates spark tension at Calgary city council
- Calgary Herald – Braid: Problems with arena deal could haunt mayoral election campaigns
- Calgary Herald – Five homeowners sue City of Calgary over proposed ring road overpass outside their doors
- Financial Post – Lower density and less foot traffic: What hybrid work will mean for downtown cores
- Financial Post – Canadian businesses and consumers are brimming with confidence about the economy
- CBC Calgary – Calgary city council votes to rescind mask bylaw
- CBC Calgary – Visitors to Banff will now have to pay for downtown parking
Have a great weekend!