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April 28, 2021 | Natalie Noble

Year one of COVID-19 pandemic brought sweeping changes to Calgary real estate and the way business is done

Whatever "new normal" is coming, the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped many aspects of the real estate industry in Calgary and across Canada. From changes to the way homes are built, bought and sold, to shifts in buyer priorities and the economic forces at play, it's been a wild ride for REALTORS®, builders, homebuyers and everyone in between.

SOLA, a new "smart" condo development in Kensington, is one example of how developers are shaking up their offerings to stand out in a crowded marketplace. 
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March 09, 2021 | Stefan Strangman

Adapt or die: Calgary condo developers embrace innovation and affordability to succeed in crowded COVID-19 market

COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed how Calgarians live their lives. According to market analysts, it has also started to affect where they live and how they buy homes, and condo developers have been forced to adapt.

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Dec. 15, 2020 | Mario Toneguzzi

A Calgary real estate Christmas list

Dear Santa,


My oh my, it certainly has been an interesting and challenging year, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every part of our lives.

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Nov. 24, 2020 | Tyler Difley

REALTORS® Care Week: highlighting housing- and shelter-related charitable work in the Calgary community

Today marks the end of REALTORS® Care Week, an annual event that provides the Realtor community with an opportunity to raise awareness of housing and shelter-related issues and causes. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of the home as a place of safety and refuge. However, thousands of Canadians are homeless or at risk of losing their home, a situation that has only been made worse by the coronavirus, making this year's event especially significant.

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Nov. 09, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

COVID-19 continues to shift renovation priorities for Calgary homeowners

Space for an office and private Zoom calls, a workout room, a more spacious kitchen – these are all growing renovation demands Calgary companies are fielding from customers working through the pandemic.

Calgary's business improvement areas (BIAs) are working collaboratively to help the city's small businesses survive the COVID-19 downturn.
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Oct. 26, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

Pandemic partners: Calgary BIAs are helping local businesses weather COVID-19

At a time when it's common to be shut in, Calgary's business improvement areas (BIAs) are reaching out to help entrepreneurs through the challenges of COVID-19.

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Oct. 19, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Winterproof patios: how to equip your outdoor space for all-season enjoyment

As summer days give way to cooler weather, good times had on the patio or balcony need not end – especially, when outside is one of the safest places to be thanks to COVID-19. From simple additions to more elaborate fixes, there are many ways to winterproof outdoor spaces for year-round enjoyment.

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Oct. 07, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Frozen fun: outdoor activities for Calgary's COVID-19 winter

It's still only October, but thanks to COVID-19 and Calgary's fickle weather, it's time to start planning for winter. After a summer full of park picnics, patio meals and backyard hangouts, the arrival of cold weather and the wet stuff will require a pivot to winter-appropriate outdoor activities. And if the rush to snag home fitness gear and bikes this spring/summer was any indication, equipment for traditional winter sports might soon be hard to find.

Here are a few ways you can stay active and social in and around Calgary this winter:
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Sept. 18, 2020 | Mario Toneguzzi

Local homebuilders double down on digital as COVID-19 challenges continue

Calgary's new-home construction market has been challenged this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Year-to-date, up until the end of August, there were 5,400 total housing starts in the Calgary census metropolitan region compared with 6,400 for the same period in 2019.

Homebuilders across the city have adopted new health and safety protocols for potential homebuyers when they are searching for a home. They've also upped their game when it comes to their digital presence.

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Sept. 14, 2020 | CREBNow

August 2020: home sales consistent, but COVID-19 impacts continue

Total residential sales in August were relatively stable compared to last year with year-over-year gains in the detached and row sectors.

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