Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekender! Between the U.S. election, Alberta’s rising COVID-19 numbers, and a marathon city council meeting that involved several votes with long-term implications for Calgarians, I’m guessing this was a stressful week for more than a few of you – I know it was for me.
Thankfully, the weekend is here, which means it’s time for you to get caught up on the week that was in real estate and housing news.
We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get started!
This week in CREB®Now
REALTORS®: they do it all. Help you find the home of your dreams? Check. Make your listing stand out so your home sells quickly and at the right price? Check. Reunite you with a family heirloom of considerable sentimental value that you lost nearly 30 years ago? Apparently, all in a day’s work! 😆
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.
It recently got a lot easier to get around in Cochrane, thanks to the opening of the town’s new Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge. Read the full story to learn more about this long-awaited infrastructure project and the local icon it commemorates.
Calgary condo developers are pulling out all the stops to differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace. That’s especially true of Canada’s first smart-home condo development created in partnership with Amazon, which is coming soon to Kensington. Check out the full story for all the details.
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- Calgary Herald – Council approves property tax deferral for hailstorm victims
- CBC Calgary – Parties agree to fast-track rent relief bill through Commons by week’s end
- Edmonton Journal – Toll roads would be permitted under new Alberta legislation
- CBC Calgary – Calgary council votes against adding 11 new communities
- CBC Calgary – Calgarians may get a vote on whether the city lowers speed limits on residential roads
- BNN Bloomberg – Housing market optimism ‘won’t last too long’ as economy will slow: CIBC’s Tal
- CBC Calgary – Federal government tables legislation for new rent subsidy
- CBC Calgary – Calgarians who built credenza of upcycled skateboards chosen by Drew Barrymore to win Etsy design award
- Financial Post – The only thing Canadians are optimistic about right now is the housing market
- Calgary Herald – Council to hear from citizens on proposal to scrap commercial parking minimums
- CBC Calgary – Councillors say downtown fire hall is at risk, warn against future cuts should 11 new communities be approved
Have a great weekend!