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Dec. 16, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

With little relief on the horizon, Calgary's downtown office market is expected to struggle well into 2021

Calgary's downtown office vacancy rate is going nowhere but up.

By the end of this year, that rate is projected to jump to 29.5 per cent, and it will climb even higher moving into 2021, says Greg Kwong, regional managing director with commercial real estate company CBRE.

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Oct. 19, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

How to make sure your home is properly insulated

With winter knocking on the door, it's a good time to decide if your home could benefit from some improved insulation.

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April 03, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Calgary's new-build homes innovate for safer, smarter and greener living

Smart and green technologies recently considered luxuries are becoming increasingly important to Calgary homebuyers, and the city's homebuilders have taken this to heart.

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Feb. 07, 2020 | Sam Crick and Tamara Stearns

SPONSORED: Energy conservation solutions buyers look for in a home

Many people who are currently in the home-buying stage have energy conservation as a high priority on their house hunting checklist. There are several upgrades that can be completed that make homes energy efficient. For sellers looking to implement solutions before putting them on the market, it can sometimes be hard to narrow down exactly what's going to be most beneficial. Here are some solutions that buyers are looking for:
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Jan. 24, 2020 | Gina Sutherland

Five steps you can take to reduce energy use this winter

Most of us remember mom reminding us to turn off the lights when we left the room or to make sure the door was shut properly when we came in from the cold. It turns out she was right.

With just a 10 degree drop below zero, a typical Albertan household could see their electricity consumption go up by about eight per cent and natural gas consumption go up by about 40 per cent.

Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins and governor Stephen Poloz.
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June 05, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

Bank of Canada senior deputy governor discusses health of housing market at Calgary Chamber

Ongoing weakness in Alberta's housing market "can be explained by adjustment over the past five years to continuing challenges in the energy sector," said Carolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, during a recent speech at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

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March 20, 2019 | Barb Livingstone

Jayman Built makes solar panels a standard feature for all new homes

More than 750 new single-family homes in Alberta will be powered by solar this year, as Jayman Built makes the green technology a standard feature in a first-of-its-kind offering by any Canadian builder.

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April 25, 2018 | Mario Toneguzzi

Down but not out



Downtown office market begins bounce back

People who have lived and worked in Calgary for a long time know that the downtown office market is a great barometer of what's happening in the city's overall economy.

For the past couple of years, record vacancy rates in the heart of the city have made headline news, not only in Calgary, but nationally.

However, a recent report by commercial real estate firm Avison Young suggests we've hit the bottom and there's nowhere to go but up.

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Jan. 17, 2018 | David Dodge and Scott Rollans

Going green

10 energy-efficiency tips for the home

Jan. 10, 2017 | CREBNow

5 things about CREB® 2017 forecast

What you should know about the year ahead for Calgary's housing market

CREB® has released its annual economic outlook and regional housing forecast. But what does it all mean? CREB®Now takes readers through the numbers.

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After posting successive sales declines in 2014 (25,552), 2015 (18,839) and 2016 (17,809), CREB® is forecasting MLS® activity in Calgary to rebound slightly in 2017. Citywide sales are expected to total 18,335 units, a three per cent gain over 2016, but 12 per cent below long-term averages. By category, detached sales are predicted to hit 11,550 in 2016, while attached and apartment sales will reach 4,002 and 2,783, respectively.

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