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July 09, 2021 | Tyler Difley


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June 23, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Calgary lake communities are ready for summer, as Alberta approaches full reopening

For residents of Calgary's lake communities, having such a special amenity available during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a blessing. Now, those communities are looking ahead to, hopefully, even better times this summer as the province reopens and restrictions are lifted.

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June 14, 2021 | CREBNow

May 2021: inventory rises, but sellers' market conditions persist

With 2,989 sales, housing market activity hit a new May record.

Despite strong levels of sales, they did trend down relative to last month. Additionally, there were 4,562 new listings, causing seasonally adjusted inventory levels to increase over last month.

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June 11, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

Calgary rental market struggles with high vacancy, but improvement is on the horizon

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout, a rosier economy and the opening of post-secondary institutions to in-person classes could all improve Calgary's residential rental vacancy rate by as early as this fall.

That's the prediction of industry watchers for a rental market that currently sits at a vacancy high of 6.6 per cent, although steady average monthly rents continue to be made even more attractive for renters by incentive offerings.

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June 10, 2021 | Cody Stuart

City of Calgary takes public outreach online with home improvement webinar series

Over the last year, nearly everyone across the world has become familiar with gathering online. Whether it's working from home or online school, learning via laptop or smartphone has become commonplace.

The City of Calgary has embraced this trend by posting a series of home improvement webinars on its website. The sessions available online aim to reach the many Calgarians who have been unable to gather this type of information in person during the pandemic.

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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.

CREB® Housing Market Stats

May 03, 2021 | CREBNow

April 2021: Demand for homes remains high with record sales this month

There were 3,209 sales in April, a new record high for the month, as Calgary's housing market continues to bounce back from the pandemic lows recorded in 2020.

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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.

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April 15, 2021 | Mario Toneguzzi

Out of office: Royal LePage predicts price increases for Alberta vacation properties in 2021, as COVID-19 continues to drive up demand

More than a year after it began, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spark increased interest in Alberta's recreational property market, as homebuyers seek an escape from congested cities.

Long-term remote work, which has been a reality for many Albertans for the last 12-plus months, has also made people realize that if they can work from anywhere, why not work from a cottage, cabin or waterfront property?
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April 01, 2021 | CREBNow

March 2021: Calgary housing market sees best March sales in over a decade

The initial impact of COVID-19 on the housing market began last March.

One year later, it is not a surprise that March sales in 2021 were higher than in 2020. However, at 2,903 sales, this was the highest March total since 2007.

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March 30, 2021 | Natalie Noble

Convenience and productivity converge in the backyard office, with interest among Calgarians at an all-time high

Working from home lent convenience to the lives of many Calgarians over the last year, but distraction can take its toll.

Competing for space with pets, children, a spouse or roommates can steal concentration quickly. As a result, backyard offices have become a trendy way to create a healthy boundary between home and work.

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