Chestermere, AB Real Estate News

By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
The Developer, Isle of Man has just released 10 building lots onto mls.  These lots have architectural controls but you can choose your lot and then choose your builder, or sub-contract yourself.  These lots are about 50 feet wide x 108 feet, depending on the lot you choose. See the lots highlighted in green. You can also choose your realtor on these lots.  Listed by CIR Realty, these lots are on MLS so you can choose the realtor that you are comfortable with to help you.  We have been helping people buy and sell homes in Chestermere for 16 years and we are in the top 5% of agents in Calgary and area.  We live right to the West of these lots.  We can work with you as your buyer's agent to help you secure the terms and conditions that you need to make these lots the spot for your new ho...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
In 17 years this is the latest that the ice has been completely off of the Lake.  Last year it was off May 2, so May 4th is not that much later.  The earliest the ice has been off was April 11th.  The lake level will be at full operating level by the weekend.  So all the waterskiiers, sailors can get ready to enjoy Chestermere.
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
You have been waiting for the right time to buy. If your job is secure and your credit is good, now would be the time. Real estate prices are defined by the law of supply and demand. While prices have been dropping that could begin to change as inventory levels have been reducing and sales have been increasing, leading us to believe that the Calgary and area market is about to stabilize. One of the most important considerations as to whether now is a good time or not is the availability of all time low interest rates. Take a look at the following table. ANNUAL INCOME MAXIMUM MORTGAGE AMOUNT IN 2008 @5.99% MAXIMUM MORTGAGE AMOUNT TODAY @3.99% MONTHLY PAYMENTS $60,000 $265,000 $340,000 $1,786 $80,000 $365,000 $465,000 $2,443 $100,000 $460,000 $590,000 $3,100 As you can see you have a lot ...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
LAKE FRONT LIVING-NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED! 189 Cove Road, Chestermere, AB T1X 1E5 View Map Want it now? Here it is! A 5 year old 1800 sq. ft. lake front bungalow with fully developed walk-out. You will love the open plan with the 10 foot ceilings and lots of windows so you can enjoy the lake view. The main floor has a spacious master bedroom, a great room, a spacious ebony stained maple and stainless steel kitchen, a second bedroom or den and a two piece bath. The fully developed walk out has a large media room and games room with a bar and wine room, gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms, a full bath and a hobby room. This home has central air-conditioning, under ground sprinklers and is on a 60 x 180 foot deep lot. Low maintenance finishes means more time on the lake and less on up keep. After all ...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
April so far has been a great month for sales in Chestermere Lake Alberta.  Not to wait for the end of the month, if we look at sales in the past 30 days there have been 23 homes that have sold.  There are another 11 sales that are pending. At this time there are still 148 home to choose from, so if you have been waiting the selection is still good.  Visit our website to view homes for sale www.chestermererealestate.com
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
Sunday morning we were sitting and reading the newspaper and enjoying our coffee when the phone rang at 9 a.m.  Did we rant and rave that someone had their nerve phoning us on a Sunday morning.  No, we just got up and answered the phone.  On the line was a very apologetic but anxious to buy BUYER, THAT HAD ALREADY SOLD THEIR HOME  YESTERDAY AND WANTED TO BUY A HOME THAT DAY!!! They had been hoping to be able to work with a local realtor who could really tell them about the community that they had stumbled upon.  Chestermere reminded them of their home in Sherwood Park, so after driving around they did a search and came upon our website.  I did a search and found them 3 homes that fit their criteria.  We called and arranged appointments and Doug showed them the homes and the community.  ...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
This Saturday there will be free baloon rides for any one that makes a $5.00 donation to the Chestermere food bank.  The rides will be tethered and will go up 80 feet so you can get an idea of what a real hot air balloon ride would be like.  This will be if the weather cooperates and we have a calm day.  If it is too windy they cannot go up.  The Lions Club Food Bank in Chestermere is getting low on supplies and could use your contribution.  If you can help donations of non-perishable food items can be made at Safeway, the community centre or the library.     
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
On May 2nd 2009 from 10 - 4pm the Chestermere Rec. centre will host the Country Connections Spring Fair.  This event usually has between 3,000 to 5,000 visitors.  This year there will be more events than ever and there will be events for all age groups. For the youngest in the family there will be: Rabbit Show and Competitions Little Acorns Preschool Craft Table Best Dressed Pet Contest KidZone Play Area, a petting zoo,  and Magician TD Sparks. For the pre-teen and teenagers there will be Dance, Dance, Dance Revolution CompetitionKaraoke with CandieMini Golf Course, Climbing Wall, Open Mic in the Lounge by 1 Foot For adults there will be:Lions Club Beer Garden & Hot Dogs/enterainment by 97.7 radioHot Air Balloon Rides(weather permitting)Batting Cages, Ball TournamentHockey Shoot OutQuil...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
The Community center is organizing a Communty Garage Sale on May 2nd. Our RE/MAX office will be coordinating this for them  Please call us to have your garage sale added to this page 403-569-2900 or drop us a line by email and we will be happy to add it for you. Chestermere Garage Sales Day on May 2nd, 2009.  RE/MAX LAKESIDE will also be sponsoring GARAGE SALE FOR THE CURE on the last weekend of May. More information will be posted later.  The Garage Sale for the cure is a fund-raiser for cancer research.  So if you are planning a garage sale this spring these are a couple of dates that there will be more traffic coming out to Chestermere to make your garage sale a success. We will be posting garage sale addresses on www.chestermererealestate.com for both of these dates.  
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
Last night Doug and I attended the Calgary Real Estate Board Annual awards banquet.  Out of 5.550 realtors with the board a total of 202 received awards  or approximately 5%.  To qualify you had to have points that added up to $1,000,000.  Doug acheived this by selling properties in Chestermere and area, with only two qualifying sales in Calgary.  Doug had lakefront sales, golf course sales, condominium, small farms and acreage sales.  He sold property in every area of Chestermere.  When hiring a realtor. you want to know that they are successful, but you also want to  that confirm they are successful in selling property in the area you are interested in buying or selling in.  If you are thinking of buying or selling in Chestermere you can count on your home town realtor, Doug McKay.   ...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
SOLD In Westmere Close to schools. Loaded with extras this gorgeous two-story home is in mint condition with a great location on a quiet cul de sac. A grand entrance invites you into this tastefully decorated and very spacious 2147 sq ft home. Large windows capture natural light throughout and the very open plan makes this home ideal for a growing family and for entertaining. The main level has a very nice sized living room, formal dining room, dream kitchen, separate breakfast nook, walk-thru pantry and a fully equipped extremely large laundry room. The upper level boasts three very generous sized bedrooms and a large bonus room. The over sized master has a 5 pce dream en-suite, which includes a jetted tub & separate shower. This home has Custom shutters,and central air, front load was...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
You've sold your home, you can't wait for it to close before you make arrangements to buy another.  Unforeseen situations may occur, causing the buyers to be unable to close on the purchase of their home, leaving the sellers in a difficult situation.   For example: financing withdrawal job loss separation fire a surveying problem death of the purchaser When these things happen the closing  may  be delayed or even cancel the closing of  the sale. With the RE/MAX Tranquilli-T program, if such a situation should occur anytime after all the conditions of the offer to purchase are met, the additional charges incurred over and above $300 may be covered by the program for a period of 180 days, up to a maximum of $25,000. CLIENTS COVERED BY TRANQUILLI-T clients are reimbursed for additional exp...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
Calling all kool-aid moms! If you need a home with room for all the kids to hang out, this is the house for you! Just around the corner from the K-12 Catholic school and the public elementary, the kids can walk to school and come home for lunch. The family can play rock band in the rec. room (with wired-in sound) in the fully developed basement. The family can bond watching a movie together in the bonus room, there is room for a piano or home office in the flex room on the main floor. The dining room/nook is a large open area that can expand or retract to fit any group you need to accommodate. The living room is spacious and open. Hardwood floors run throughout the main floor. The 48 x 124’ yard is fully fenced and landscaped. The four bedrooms in this home have lots of room for the kid...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
Communities from all over Alberta had the opportunity to make a bid to host the event with the Chestermere team being the successful candidate.  The Chestermere team for 11 and 12 year old boys will participate in the event as well as host 7 other teams from all over Alberta to make an exciting 8 team tournament. The event will start Friday March 20th at 8:30am and will run all day Friday and Saturday. The semi-final games and the Gold Medal game will be held on Sunday.  The PeeWee 1 parents would like to invite everyone in the community to come and support the event and the Chestermere Lakers quest for the Gold. There will be exciting hockey to watch as well as opening ceremonies on Friday evening, raffle tables, silent auction and other activities to get involved with. All funds raise...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
Chestermere Community Services is presenting two free seminares for parents in Chestermere, Langdon and area on bullying. The first two hour workshop is structured to give parents the resources to support their children in dealing with the bully, what to do if you are a victim, or what to do if you are a bystander.  The first seminar is on Thursday March 12 from 7 to 9pm at the Chestermere Public Library,  (in the lower level of the town of Chestermere building. The second seminar is on cyberbullying.  This workshop will educate parents on the reality of modern technoloy and how it can be used by a bully.  This seminar will run on Thursday March 19 from 7 to 9pm at the Chestermere Public Library. Preregistration is required.  Please call Lisa Eastwood at 207-7028.  
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
Kids and Drugs.  Chestermere Community Services along with  AADAC and the RCMP have partnered to create a parent's guide to prevention called Kids & Drugs.  This will be a four series workshops commencing Wednesday, February 25th. Kids and Drugs is intended to inform and advise parents and caregivers who want to learn more about their role in preventing their school age children from using or abusing alcohol and drugs.    The focus of the program is prevention, not intervention or treatment.  The workshops are designed for families in which there is not a significant problem already.  The 4-two hour sessions are geared toward parents who are striving to acquire the skills and knowledge required to raise healthy children who will not experience problems with drugs or alcohol.    The work...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
On February 25 wear a pink shirt to show that YOU WILL NOT TOLERATE BULLYING!  the S.E. Rockyview Youth Council better known as YELL  is organizing a day against bullying.  They are asking students and adults in the community to please wear pink to show that this is a community that does not condone bullying.  If you wear a uniform, a pink scarf or ribbon will show that you are supporting them.  So that is Wednesday the 25th of February.  WEAR A PINK SHIRT. The students in YELL have also set up special events to celebrate WEAR PINK DAY.   
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
Starting this fall parents will have the option of enrolling their Kindergarten and grade one students in a French Immersion program at Prarie Waters, the public school in Chestermere.  Previously parents wanting this eductional option had to send their children to Airdrie.  Currently 12 students make this trip daily.  This program will need at least 19 students registered in each class to proceed.  If there is success in these grades the program will be expanded to higher grades.  They will open the program up to Langdon and Indus as long as there is space.  Chestermere residents will have first priority. 
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
The town of Chestermere has compiled a list of available homes for rent. To receive a copy of the list or to have your property added to the list call  (403) 207-7060 and ask for the housing registry.  This service is free for both buyers and sellers.  Please remember to update the town if your rental unit is rented or you no longer wish to rent it.  With the real estate market changing so that it is harder to sell a home more people are turning to renting at their new location, while they wait for their home to sell.   Also more sellers are renting their homes rather than take a loss on it in this market.   
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
There is space left for registrations in our upcoming Babysitter Course this Saturday, February 7th, 9:00am - 4:30pm.  This is a Red Cross certification for children 11 yrs. & over who want to earn their Babysitter's certificate.  The cost is $50 + GST (cheque or cash only).  To register or for more information call Sherri Standish  @ 207-7061 or come in to the Community Services office here in the Town of Chestermere bldg. This program is offered through Community Services  w/Town of Chestermere 105 Marina Road Chestermere, AB   T1X 1V7 (403) 207-7061
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