Chestermere, AB Real Estate News

By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
There will be a meeting at the Chestermere Town Hall in the Main Foyer regarding the Edgewater Crossing Area Structure Plan.   This area of land is just South of the lake bordering East Chestsrmere Drive down to Township road 240, over to Rainbow Road.  This area is between the lake and the railroad crossing.  It should be a very interesting area, now much more viable as the train seldom goes down this track any more.  For further information call Paul Mercer at Brown and Associates Planning Group 403-692-4535. For more information on Community events go to ChestermereRealEstate.com
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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Chesterview Estates Real Estate Search Chesterview Estates MLS Listings Chesterview Estates was started by George Trutina who is now the developer for Rainbow Falls. This project started about the same time as Phase 1 of the golf course but was finished much sooner. At that time the town demanded that minimum lot frontage be 60’. This is why we think this is such a great area. The first homes in this area were built between 1994 and 1997 a few still built in 1999. George Trutina had Truman homes at that time, we are always delighted to find a home that he built. He put quality at a good price in his homes. Douglas Homes joined Truman as the largest builders in the area. Many homes here were built by smaller builders or contracted privately by the home owner.   Types of Homes in Chesterv...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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Rainbow Falls Real Estate  Search Rainbow Falls Homes This community was designed to maximize the availability of water from the Western Irrigation.  The main canal is one of the borders of the community.   There is one large pond, a large waterfall, a smaller pond and a series of man-made creeks running through this development. There are two beautiful new  school  from both the public and the separate boards. This community has a wide variety of homes.  There are townhouses without  garages from the $250,000's. The Brownstones are two storey townhomes with a double detached garage.  There are villas which are bunalows with full basements with two car garages, and the Chateaus with an underdrive garage.   There is currently a showhome parade. There are executive homes surrounding the p...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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125 Building permits for homebuilders issued so far in 2010.  For comparison for the same period of 2007 there were 239 issued, in 2008 112, in 2009 105.   So building permits are up from the previous two years but still much lower than 2007.  Additional permits for decks and other structures are not included in these figures.  Truman homes has been issued the most at 41.  This would include their highly successful Cascades Townhouse development in Rainbow Falls.  Truman will be bulding more as they have started on the second phase of the Cascades. The total homebuilders number so far are: Greenboro Estate Homes       3 Jager Homes                          6 Landmark Homes                   2 Lupi Custom Homes               4 Reid Build Homes                  13   Rhythm Homes         ...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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  This little visitor was trying to get a sneak peak! Chestermere residents Gary Dagg and Gilles Mallet have once again converted Dagg's three car garage into the Nightmere Inn.  113 West Creek Blvd. will once again be a very spooky place to visit on 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday October 30th and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday October 31st. There will be actors, and spooky rooms to visit.  It is not for everyone, so if you are easily scared this is not the place.  Dagg and Mallet ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.  Last year they had enough food donated to fill a cube van.  They had  1,200 people through.  Next year they will be looking for sponsors, as it is getting a bit expensive to run on their own. 
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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  We are working with a lot of buyers these days...Overwhelmingly they are coming off the internet.  A good website is the best marketing tool a realtor can have. Of course it helps when you have been working in an area for 18 years and people refer their friends and family to you.   Lately we have been selling a lot of condos.  We have sold 3 in Rainbow Falls and one in Westmere this past month.  One set of buyer's were sisters who have family in the area.  They had looked at the Brownstones in Rainbow Falls when they were being built.  The unit they bought for under $280,000 was $340,000 when it was new.  At that time it was beyond their means.  Now it is a great deal.  These clients were a referral from their parents.  Another couple is coming back from BC.  They were able to get the...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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‘Fright Fest' Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010 At 08:00 PM Duration: 3 Hours   A Halloween Dance for Grades 7 - 9 DJ Dancing 8 - 11 pm Main Hall Rec Centre Ticket cost $ 7.00   'Boofest'   A " not so scary " Halloween Party for Preschool kids Ages 5 and under - must be accompanied by a parent tickets cost $ 7.00 2 years and under are free   Date: Friday, October 29, 2010 At 02:04 PM Duration: 1 Hour    'Halloween Howler' Date: Friday, October 29, 2010 At 07:00 PM Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes For Preschoolers - Grade 6 DJ, Dancing, Treats and Loads of Spooky Fun ! 7:00 - 9"30 pm Ticket cost $ 7.00 Presold tickets only  Check out other Chestermere Events Here Tickets and information at  201 West Chestermere Drive Chestermere, ABT1X 1B2Phone # 403-272-7170
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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  Come on down the Mountain View Cemetery to pick your own pumpkin.  Open from 10 am to 2 pm ( or until all of the pumpkins are gone)  There will be hot dogs, juice boxes and snacks served. Family pictures can be taken with proceeds to go to local Chestermere Projects. Sponsored by Safeway, Mountain View Cemetary, The Anchor, The Chestermere Laker, Tim Hortons Chestermere, Chestermere Public Library, Chestermere Community Services and Smokin' Joes and The Chestermere Lions Club. Cost $10 each. Mountain view cemetery is on the corner of Garden Road and 17th Avenue S.E. between Chestermere and Calgary.
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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Encompass Evangelical Free Church is meeting  Sundays at 10 am at Lakeside Greens Golf Club in the upstairs hall.  There is wheelchair access.  The pastor is Paul Jansen you can reach him at 403-293-4129.  or by email daleandpaul@hotmail.com  
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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There is a realtor (with a team)  in our community that has all of his seller's not wanting to look at offers on Sundays.  We say bring them to us, our clients are ready to deal. We understand that buyers often need to do business on weekends when they are not working.  The key here is they have a job and they are working during the week.  Yes some offers can wait until Monday to present, but if there are two properties and one will deal with it right away and the other won't.  As a buyer's realtor I would recommend that they offer on the property that will respond to their offer no matter what day it is.  Right now relocation buyers are a great buyer because they have to move and they do not (in general) have a house to sell.  When a relocation comes into town to buy they usually do it...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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The Chestermere election forum had about 50 voters of age attend.  The kids who sponsored it did much better there were 20 of them.  Too bad the youth cannot vote.  I guess when you can't do something it is more attractive, than when it is something you take for granted.  As it was 4 of the new candidates were away.  2 were away on business, and two just were not there.  Keith Crowder attended by phone as he had to be out of town, and he answered the questions by speaker phone.  The incumbents were all in attendance.  As this forum was sponsored by Yell it seemed most of the questions concerned Youth.  You could submit your questions, and they were then drawn from a large box.   It seems that the youth had some time on their hands to fill in lots of  questions.  Question 1.  What do you...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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Yes you can live on a lake and drive to Calgary to work in less than 30 minutes. Chestermere Lake is just 5 miles from the Calgary city limit. Just 20 minutes to the Calgary International Airport. If you are looking for a great lifestyle this bedroom community of 14,000 offers a resort lifestyle just minutes away from everything that Calgary offers. To learn more about Chestermere Click Here. Single Family Home for sale in Chestermere, AB Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood $968,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2981 sqftLot: 60 sqft Location 305 East Chestermere DriveChestermere, AB T1X 1A2Canada To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Doug R. McKay 403-207-1776marj.mckay@shaw....
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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Your list of friends that want to waterski does get a bit shorter when the water is 40 degrees Farenhight. But you can still find ski partners in Chestermere Lake.  Just minutes from Calgary Alberta Chestermere Lake is a manmade lake that you can waterski, wakeboard or sail on. These are pictures of Doug McKay and our neighbour out skiing and enjoying the quiet water this week.  
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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Keith Crowder has been such a help to us in our real estate business when selling a Lakefront home.  For the couple of years there has been an issue with the titles of lakefront homes in Chestermere.  As lakefront realtors we have always ensured that lakefront buyer's understand exactly what they are getting when they buy a lakefront property. As a representative of WID Keith has helped us ensure that buyers understand exactly what they are buying and what any future liabilities would be.  With Keith''s help we have never had a buyer come back and say that they now have a bill from the town for land that they did not know they woud have to buy. Sadly some individuals that did not have us represent us have had that problem. I know that Keith would have helped that buyer in his capacity a...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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Do you want to meet the candidates running for Chestermere Town Council?  You can visit with them over coffee at the Library. on Saturday, October 2, 20102:00pm to 4:30pm at the Chestermere Public Library Candidates for Council are: New candidates are Keith Crowder Km Khamba, Terry Leighton, Jasbir Dhari, Harwinder MangatStewart Hutchison, Kelsey Johnson,  Christopher Steeves, Heather Davies and Patrick Bergen are incumbents seeking re-election. At Chestermere Public Library The library is located beneath the town office at 105B Marina Road Chestermere, Alberta Municipal Election Day is October 18.  
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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WHAT'S NEW AROUND TOWN Mayor Matthews has be re-elected by acclamation.  And we will have 10 candidates to run for council.  There are 6 positions so we will likely have a bit of a race.  Tim Reid is not running again, but other than that all the existing councilors will be looking for your support once again.    Candidates for Council: Patrick Bergen Keith Crowder Heather Davies Jasbir Dhari Stewart Hutchison Kelsey Johnson Kam Khamba Terry Leighton Harwinder Mangat Christopher Steeves   Please note that this is an unofficial list of candidates as candidates have 24 hours following nomination day, September 20, to withdraw their nomination.
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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the marriage course is once again being offered by The Chestermere Christian Fellowship on Friday Nights. 7 "date nights"  - give couples a great opportunity to enjoy a special meal together, listen to a talk, and then spend time as husband & wife looking at their important relationshipvissues.  A strong relationship doesn't just happen; it takes effort and dedication.  We can all learn how to make even the happiest marriage better!  Coffee and discussion time - during the talk and exercises that you do together as a Couple, you are served coffee/tea 'n dessert.  Every effort is made to make sure your conversations aren't being overheard.   There is no group work involved at any stage of the course.  For more information, visit the website: www.themarriagecourse.ca  Session titles  Buil...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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Sponsored by the United Way a workshop for woman Finding Our Voices.  To help women build their self-esteem.  It will be held Wednesdays  September 29-November 3.   6:30-9:00pm   At the Chestermere Municipal Building.  (‘snacks and refreshments' included- child care subsidy may be available)
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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You still have time to participate in the Chestermere Country Fair.  Open today from 10 to 4 pm.  201 West Chestermere Drive Chestermere, ABT1X 1B2Phone # 403-272-7170Fax # 403-272-7178 There will be activities for the kids.  You can see who won prizes for photography, who baked the best pie, made the best jam and more. 
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
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Here is our weekly update of new listings in Chestermere this is a variety of listings listed by a variety of agents.If you wish to preview new listings as they are added please visit our website page dedicated to new listings in Chestermere it shows the 50 most recent listings in Chestermere. This site is also a great place to search by community, price range or by MLS number. Our clients have listing emailed to them as soon as they are listed. We also provide a market snapshot of area real estate activity to give our clients a birds eye view of what is happening in the real estate market. This report shows active, pending and sold listings with the sold prices. If you are interested in this service please give us a call at 403-207-1776 or sign up on line.
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