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

Kevin Niefer (right) reunited Chris Spronk with his gold ring nearly 30 years after it originally went missing at Sikome Lake.
Courtesy of Kevin Niefer

Ring reunion: local REALTOR® reunites man with long-lost family treasure

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! 😆

October 2020: detached homes drive Calgary sales growth

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.

After two decades of planning and construction, Cochrane’s Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge is now open.
Courtesy of the Town of Cochrane

Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge reduces congestion, improves new-community accessibility in Cochrane

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.


At completion, SOLA will boast 172 condo units – all equipped with smart-home automation.
Courtesy of Ocgrow Group of Companies

New Kensington condo development innovates with commitment to smart technology

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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Have a great weekend!