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This week’s lineup includes details of the latest changes to the stress test for uninsured mortgages, a historical home with deep ties to Calgary’s earliest Francophone residents and the City of Calgary’s new home improvement webinar library.

Let’s get you caught up!

This week in CREB®Now

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Latest stress test changes reduce buying power, impact first-time and move-up home purchasers in Calgary

If you’re in the market to buy a home, you should take note of the latest changes to the stress test for uninsured mortgages. Read on to find out how your home search might be affected by the new rules.

The Rouleau Residence, photographed in May 2020 after its $1.45-million restoration.
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Historical Home Spotlight: Rouleau Residence

In our latest Historical Home Spotlight, we feature one of the oldest homes in Calgary, which has been a fixture in the inner-city community of Mission for more than 135 years.

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City of Calgary takes public outreach online with home improvement webinar series

With almost all in-person events moving online over the past 14 months, the City of Calgary needed to adapt its public outreach and educational offerings to the virtual environment. The result is a new library of home improvement webinars Calgarians can access through the City’s website. Check out the story for all the details.

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A brief history of the conversation pit: why interest in this ’70s design staple has skyrocketed in the age of COVID-19

Everything old is new again, and in the world of home design, the latest “retro” style to make a comeback is the conversation pit. Check out the story to learn more about the conversation pit’s rise and fall (and rise), and why this nostalgia-inducing design feature is perfect for moving past the loneliness of the pandemic.

The funnies

DIY isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be.

Additional reading

Have a great weekend!