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July 09, 2021 | Tyler Difley


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May 01, 2020 | CREBNow

April 2020: Calgary real estate market feeling impact of COVID-19

After the first full month with social distancing measures in place, the housing market is adjusting to the effects of COVID-19.

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April 24, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Together apart: Calgarians share messages of thanks and support during COVID-19 crisis

To their credit, many Calgarians have not let the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dampen their spirits or diminish their sense of community. This fact can be seen in the many heartfelt – and sometimes humorous – messages of thanks and support displayed throughout the city.

These may be uncertain times, but, as one of the messages reminds us, "we're all in this together."
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April 24, 2020 | Tyler Difley

New beginnings: make crebnow.com your one-stop shop for Calgary real estate news and advice

If you're reading this in our print newspaper, congratulations – you are holding one of the last physical copies of CREB®Now.

April 17, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

Calgary condo boards and residents grapple with unique COVID-19 challenges

When the novel coronavirus arrived in Alberta, residents and managers of tightly packed multi-family housing developments quickly realized special precautions were necessary to keep people safe and healthy.

April 17, 2020 | Natalie Noble

How to preserve your relationships, and sanity, during COVID-19 cohabitation

For many Calgarians practicing social distancing and self-isolation for more than a month now, staying home is no slumber party. Those coexisting in smaller spaces with a romantic partner and/or roommate(s) might be struggling, as they strive to live, work and play peacefully – often in less than 1,000 square feet.

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April 17, 2020 | Mario Toneguzzi

Silver linings: increased emphasis on affordability could eventually buoy Calgary condo market

One of the key factors impacting the Calgary resale housing market in the last year or so has been affordability.

With economic uncertainty top of mind due to the collapse in oil prices and the COVID-19 crisis, prospective homebuyers are increasingly looking for more affordable options when making a purchase.

That will likely lead to more demand in the condominium apartment market in the future.

April 17, 2020 | CREBNow

CREB®Now shifts to digital-only format

Since 1984, the CREB®Now newspaper has been a part of the city's news community.

Through our editorial work, we've covered all things real estate, residential and commercial, to ensure our readers make the most of their home buying and selling experiences.

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April 17, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Bank of Canada maintains 0.25 per cent interest rate despite bleak economic forecast

The Bank of Canada announced on April 15 that it would keep its overnight rate target at 0.25 per cent and that no additional rate cuts should be expected.

This decision to hold rates steady came on the heels of three rate cuts in over a month, as the COVID-19 pandemic and plummeting oil prices exact a heavy toll on the Canadian economy.

April 09, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

DIY home projects for self-isolation and social distancing

If your go-to excuse for postponing all the do-it-yourself projects you've been meaning to tackle is "I'm never home," you might be changing your tune these days. Have some extra time on your hands and feel like putting it to good use? Then some minor renovating, rearranging or reorganizing could be just the ticket.

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April 09, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

The top-five mistakes home sellers make and how to avoid them

Homeowners usually have the best intentions when it comes to selling their home, but it's still easy to make mistakes. Avoiding those mistakes wherever possible is especially important in a difficult market, such as the one Calgary is currently experiencing due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

With that in mind, here are the top-five mistakes sellers make and how to avoid them, according to Tamara Stearns, a local REALTOR® and one half of Central Calgary Real Estate Group, along with fellow Realtor Sam Crick.

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