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Welcome to the Weekender!

Tomorrow is the first day of May, and right on cue, it seems the wonky “spring” weather here in our fair city is finally starting to even out. Who knows? Maybe it won’t snow again for a while! *knocks on wood, crosses fingers, grasps rabbit’s foot*

Our latest stories include a breakdown of the ongoing lumber shortage that is giving builders and renovators headaches, advice for all the aspiring REALTORS® out there, and details of a 50/50 raffle in support of a very good cause.

This week in CREB®Now

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New homes and renovation services now come at a premium, as lumber shortage drives up construction costs

Lumber is worth its weight in gold right now, much to the chagrin of new-home buyers and anyone planning to build a deck this summer. Check out the story to find out how we got here, how you might be impacted, and when industry experts expect supply to catch up with demand.

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How to determine if a real estate career is right for you

With housing markets taking off across the country, you might be thinking that a career in real estate seems like a pretty great gig. But before you rush out to get your real estate licence, you should figure out whether you’re actually well suited to the job, which is where this informative story comes in

CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation launches 50/50 raffle in support of housing and shelter charities

Check out the story to learn more about this excellent opportunity to support some local charities doing fantastic work in the community and, potentially, win a bit of cash in the process.

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Q1 2021 Calgary and Region Quarterly Update Report

Here CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie breaks down the variables and trends that shaped the Calgary-and-region housing market throughout the first quarter of 2021, including in-depth statistics from each product segment and surrounding area. The report is now available in an easily accessible format on crebnow.com, so you can quickly find the information you need.

The funnies

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Have a great weekend!