Love in the time of the pandemic

Calgary is in the throes of some tough times, it seems. We really didn’t need this COVID-19 global pandemic to complicate our lives, as we grapple with the turmoil already embroiling our oil and gas sector and a slow economy that was only just showing signs of recovery. But like the song says: Love is the answer.

Social distancing and isolation dictated by mitigation efforts to control the spread of the virus may make things a little difficult to show your love literally. But there are other ways. You can show your love for your neighbour by following those protocols laid out by the federal and provincial governments and help “flatten the curve,” as they say. Our YYC Condo Expert, Maria Bartolotti, gives us some helpful hints on what to do for those living in multi-family settings.

You can also show your love to the community by supporting local businesses, who are likely to be suffering from the financial burden brought about by the shutdown.



Spring events that we love, however, have been postponed or even cancelled outright. The Calgary BILD Awards, for example, scheduled for April 18 has been pushed back to a later date.

Many homebuilders have also resorted to virtual viewing of show homes, and some have decided to close the sales centres temporarily. Not all of them though, so follow us on Instagram (@nexthome_calgary) to find out the latest.

The recent moves by the Bank of Canada to cut overnight interest rates, followed by financial institutions offering varied assistance to customers show lots of love to the market.

So, yes, pie-eyed as it may seem but love is the answer. We can get through this.

See you in the show homes soon.


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