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Marjorie & Doug McKay
RE/MAX Real Estate Advocates
Suite 202, 124 East Chestermere, Chestermere, Alberta
P: 403-207-1776
F: 403-273-5635
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Chestermere Grows Again.  1000 New Neighbours.‎  April 16 2014

 Chestermere Home Building Permits issued in  January and February 2014
 

There have already been 54 building permits issued in the first two months this year in the Town of Chestermere. The builders are Mattamy Homes with  24, Douglas Homes at 15, Jager Homes, Homes by Avi both at 5, Broadview Homes 2, and Reid homes at 3.  

This number lines up with  2013 which was a very busy year with a total of 324 building permits issued in Chestermere.  With an average of 3 people per home this would add close to another 1,000 people in one year.  Thankfully a new K-9 school is opening this year on the East Side of the Lake  This school will have kindergarten to Grade 9 and also have optional French Immersion. 

The MLS Listings Market is cooking in Chestermere as well with 135 total sales Condos and Single Family combined as of April 17.  Previously in Chestermere 1 sale per day on MLS was very good, and it has been a while since we have seen that.

As resident Chestermere Specialists we watch this market and we know whether it is a buyer's market or a seller's market and what the competition or the demand is for a particular home. 

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Chestermere  Single Family Homes on MLS..April 2014 So Far.

The Chestermere market is strong.  The month of April has been a very busy month for the single family home market.  137 homes have been on the market this month.  There are currently 106 active listings, 28 solds, and 3 pending sales reported to MLS.  As the month is only half over this is already a better month than what we traditionally see in this market.  On average we sell one home per day on MLS in Chestermere.  The average days on market was 35.

Please keep in mind that these statistics will include new homes that have been build on spec.

RE/MAX Real Estate Advocates is the only RE/MAX Office in Chestermere.  We have 7 agents in the office:  they are Doug McKay, Marjorie McKay, Michelle Eldjarnson, Don Drake, Donna Drake, Raelene Nichol, and Rayna McKay. You can reach us at 403-207-1776.

Chestermere Average Prices in March 2014 highest since 2009.

According to the Calgary Real Estate Board Chestermere's average prices on single family homes are at an all time high.  The average sale price for single family homes in Chestermere was $542,000 in March 2014.  There were 73 sales, up from 50 in March 2013, and the average days on market was 50 down from 60 in March 2013.  Prices have not looked this good since 2010.  So if you have been hanging on waiting for the market to recover, give us a call, we can help you make the move you have been waiting to make. 

Monday October 21st is Election Day

On Monday October 21st Chestermere voters will choose 6 new or existing individuals to represent our town for the next 4 years as Town Councillors.

There are 19 candidates vying for the 6 positions.

Ada Rawlins
Christopher Steeves - currently on council
Gail Smith
Greg Amoruso
Heather Davies - currently on council
Jason Schaffer
Jassy Lall
Jennifer Massig
Kofi Poku
Mardi Oel
Patrick Watson
Paul Graham
Ramona Bagley
Rob Trung
Shali Baziuk
Steve Grande
Stu Hutchison - currently on council
Thomas Fleger
Troy Prusky

For profiles on all of the candidates visit:

http://www.theanchor.ca/chestermere-2013-meet-your-councillor-candidates/

Do your research and don't forget to vote!! It's your town.

Chestermere School has new name

The new Chestermere RVS Public K-9 school slated to be open in September 2014 will now be called East Lake School. A "Name the School Competition" was held in the fall of 2012 and 15 submissions were received. On September 25th a RVS Naming Committee narrowed the selection down to 2 choices East Lake School & Mountain Rose School. East Lake was then selected from these 2 choices.

Election Info & Rumour Has It

The Town of Chestermere website has a list of all of the candidates for the Office of Councillor October 21st, 2013 along with links to some of their websites or blogs. http://rem.ax/18PqGq8

Check out what they have to say so that you can make an informed decision on Election Day.

Heard a rumour around town?! Wonder if it is true?! The Town also has a new section called Rumour Has It to provide answers to questions you may have. http://rem.ax/GzNx0Q

Chestermere Town Council Elections - October 21, 2013

Nomination Day - Monday September 23, 2013

There is still time to get your name in the race!

If you wish to submit your name for nomination to town council you must bring your nomination form, contact information form & deposit to Town Hall between 10:00 am -12:00 noon on Monday September 23rd, 2013. These forms are available from the Town of Chestermere website at www.chestermere.ca

In order to run for Town Council you must:

  • be at least 18 years old,
  • be a Canadian Citizen,
  • have resided in AB for at least 6 months prior to election day
  • have your place of residence located in the Town of Chestermere on election day

Do you:

  • care about the town you live in?
  • want to see change?
  • have ideas to lead Chestermere in a positive direction that promotes sustainable growth, economic stability, prosperity and a high quality of life for the residents who call Chestermere home?

Are you:

  • honest & trustworthy
  • hardworking & inspiring
  • a team player
  • a good communicator & listener
  • organized

Election Day is October 21, 2013. Don't forget to vote. Your Vote - Your Town.

Chestermere Real Estate Market Report Single Family Homes July 2013

The hottest price range for Chestermere is in the $400,000 range with almost 50% of sales in that range.  The average sales price in July was $488,528.  The average days on market for home that sold was 50. 
The next most active price range was in the $500,000 range with 20% of homes selling in that range. 
The $300,000 range is down, probably due to a lack of homes available in that price range. In 2012 it was about 22% of the market it is now about 18 % of the market.


Sales above the $600,000 range sales are down from last year.  Contrary to what is happening in Calgary sales over the one million dollar range are not up. Traditionally Chestermere follows Calgary’s trends so the better market for higher end homes may come if the market in Calgary continues to thrive.


RE/MAX Real Estate Advocates is located in Chestermere with seven agents who are familiar with the Chestermere Real Estate Market. 
The following graph is from CREB

Where to eat in Chestermere.

If you are in Chestermere during the week at lunch time you should definately take in the buffet at the Tandori King.  Located West of Safeway in Chestermere Station.

The food is good, fresh and the restaurant is very clean. 

It has changed owners since it originally opened and it has improved greatly with the current owners. 

In Chestermere we are always saying we want more restaurants.  We really need to support the ones we have.  This is a nice change from pizza, which seems to be the major choice in Chestemrere.  Not many restaurants are open for lunch.  So please give them a try.  There are lots of regulars that we see when we are in for lunch, so we are not the only ones who have found a great and affordable lunch. 

http://rem.ax/RD820Z  or call them at (403) 207-9666

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