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July 14, 2021 | Natalie Noble

CREA report highlights underappreciated benefits of homeownership

It's no surprise that homeownership can create significant financial benefits over time. What's often overlooked is the value of the non-financial advantages – to the individual, their community and society as a whole. In fact, the value of homeownership spans the realms of health, education, and civic and socio-cultural spheres.

Oct. 19, 2020 | Tyler Difley

CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation announces 2020 grant recipients

After a four-month application and selection process, the CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation has officially announced the recipients of its 2020 Community and Transformation grants.
Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

Dec. 09, 2019 | Cody Stuart

REALTORS® pitch in at Habitat for Humanity build during National Housing Day

As part of REALTORS® Care Week and National Housing Day, Calgary Realtors recently took part in a build day at Habitat for Humanity's newest affordable housing development in Silver Springs.

National Housing Day highlights the importance and need for affordable housing across Canada.

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Nov. 20, 2019 | Cody Stuart

National Housing Day highlights importance of affordable housing

Nov. 22 is National Housing Day, a valuable reminder of the urgent need for more affordable housing in and around Calgary.

According to Habitat for Humanity, one in five Canadians is currently living in housing that is unsafe or unaffordable, with Calgary ranking as one of the most difficult cities for low-income earners to live in.

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Oct. 24, 2018 | Kevin Brown

My First Home: Gerrad Oishi, Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta

Gerrad B. Oishi, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta, purchased his first home 18 years ago and still happily resides there today.

Several sponsors, donors, community partners and volunteers were on hand as Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of six new affordable homes in Bowness on Oct. 20.
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Oct. 25, 2017 | CREBNow

Home sweet home

Habitat for Humanity celebrates completion of six new affordable homes in Bowness

Habitat for Humanity recently celebrated the completion of six new homes in Bowness that will provide affordable home ownership opportunities to six Calgary families.

"At Habitat, we know how difficult it is for families to break into the housing market," said Gerrad Oishi, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta. "That's why we're committed to working with our community to provide affordable home ownership opportunities for families. We're so thankful for every sponsor, donor, community partner and volunteer who has stepped up to make affordable home ownership opportunities possible for six families in Bowness."

A team of 24 REALTORS® volunteered their time to help build Habitat for Humanity homes in Bowness on Sept. 21.
Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

Sept. 27, 2017 | Lauren Thorson

From the ground up

Local REALTORS® build homes with Habitat for Humanity

On Sept. 21, the CREB® Charitable Foundation sent out a team of 24 local REALTORS® to take part in a Habitat for Humanity build day in the northwest community of Bowness. Despite the cold weather conditions, these superhero volunteers warmed the hearts of the community.

Woodbine resident Cec Jahrig has enjoyed living next to Fish Creek Provincial Park for the last 27 years.
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June 07, 2017 | Barb Livingstone

It's easy to be a friend

Calgary REALTORS® demonstrate the capacity to give

Whether Christian Twomey is hopping on a motorcycle for a four-day ride or building a home in El Salvador, chances are he's doing it for charity.

In his 17 years in real estate, the RE/MAX Landan agent has become known for his charitable endeavors. Now he's being recognized with his firm's Hall of Fame Award, after having received a Lifetime Achievement award two years ago and more recently, RE/MAX of Western Canada's Community Care Award.

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