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Aug. 25, 2021 | Geoff Geddes

Why do-it-yourself homes sales are a major "don't"

Some projects lend themselves to a DIY approach, but others, like open heart surgery and selling your house, are better left to the pros.

Courtesy of CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation

Aug. 24, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Calgary-and-area REALTOR® community to invest $100,000 in local housing and shelter initiatives

Applications are now open for CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation's Community and Transformation Grants to support local housing- and shelter-related initiatives.

The Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association’s rooftop community garden showcases nature-based solutions in action.
Courtesy of the Land Stewardship Centre

Aug. 23, 2021 | Natalie Noble

New Green Communities Guide highlights benefits of nature-based solutions for municipalities, developers and homeowners

At a time when community stakeholders care more about the environment than ever before, a newly updated Green Communities Guide from Canada's Land Stewardship Centre highlights the environmental, economic and health benefits in nature-based solutions (NBS).

July 14, 2021 | Andrea Cox

TikTok is becoming a valuable showcase for real estate, as REALTORS® carve out their place on the platform

During the pandemic, real estate and social media have become inseparable bedfellows, with many REALTORS® taking to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote their listings. However, another platform with a young and diverse base of users, TikTok, is creating value for its adopters in the real estate industry.

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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.

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July 09, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Six open house etiquette tips for homebuyers

After more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions and public health guidelines that discouraged gathering indoors, Alberta's recent reopening has restored some sense of normalcy. When it comes to the process of buying and selling homes, it has also meant the return of a real estate staple: the open house.

June 25, 2021 | Tyler Difley

CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation pledges $300,000 to HomeSpace Society for affordable housing project

The CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation has announced that non-profit real estate developer and property manager HomeSpace Society is the recipient of its 2021 Legacy Grant in support of local housing and shelter initiatives.
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May 25, 2021 | Josh Skapin

Market momentum: pandemic-related factors are increasing demand for $1-million-plus properties

The substantial growth seen in Calgary's detached resale market this year has been driven by the mid-range segment, but big-ticket listings are also bouncing back.

Between Jan. 1 and the end of April, 350 detached homes priced at $1 million or higher have changed hands in Calgary, according to CREB®. This represents a 289 per cent upswing from the 90 transactions that occurred over the same period a year ago.

May 11, 2021 | Tyler Difley

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

As the Calgary Flames' and Edmonton Oilers' game-day raffle results from last year's NHL playoff bubble demonstrate, Albertans love a good 50/50 draw.

Those 50/50 fans are in luck, because tickets are now available for the CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation's 50/50 Cash Raffle, with all proceeds going to local non-profit organizations that provide housing and shelter solutions.

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May 07, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

Moving month: how to choose a mover and avoid common scams

May is national "Moving Month," which comes during a busy spring for the Calgary housing market, with record homes sales so far this year.

All those home sales mean lots of people on the move. Unfortunately, there are always epic tales circulating about bad moving experiences, including damaged or missing items, bloated costs and even home furnishings held hostage.

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