Monday, 26 May 2014

Top Reasons Why You Should Move to Chestermere

Are you planning to move into the beautiful region of Alberta? If so, the town of Chestermere would be perfect for your dream home. Here are the five reasons why you should move to Chestermere:

The Economy

Recent statistics show that Alberta’s economy is thriving, and Chestermere is an active contributor. Local businesses (that are not taxed for business licence, by the way), the heath care scene, and real estate sales are all making the quality of life better.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Factors that Affect the Value of Chestermere Real Estate

As of May 12, 2014, nearly 30 percent of real estate in Calgary had been sold above their listing price. This trend was mostly a result of local land development, and a shortage of properties for sale in the province. Though the situation is likely to change in the near future, it’s nonetheless amazing to see how these two factors, current events and inventory, can turn the Chestermere real estate industry into a seller’s market in just a span of weeks.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Start Living the Quiet Life in a Chestermere Home

Chestermere is a quiet, lakeside town that is fast becoming the prime choice for many home buyers interested in living in the Calgary area. Located right next to the city itself, this formerly sleepy town has withstood many transformations in the last twenty years. This change has spurred population growth over the years. With only less than a thousand people in the early 90s, the town’s population has surged to 16,000 residents today.

What is attracting all of these people to this Alberta town? For one, it’s just ten miles from downtown Calgary. It’s a convenient route for commute and, at the same time, if you want to have a great place to retreat from the fast-paced city life, Chestermere is the place to be. Additionally, the town has all the conveniences of any revitalized and gentrified place, with public amenities and several public and private schools and churches of multiple denominations.

The biggest attraction for the townspeople, though, is the lake itself. Lake Chestermere was transformed to become the hub for multiple watersports, such as wakeboard and waterskiing. It has even established an active sailing community, centered around the bustling Calgary Yacht Club. Boating in the summer months is a popular pastime, while ice-fishing is the sport in the winter months.

For anyone looking into buying a home in the Calgary area, Chestermere should be your first stop. The town provides the quiet life of suburban living, while being accessible to the faster-paced city life of Calgary.

Working with Realtors: Common Myths

Realtors are the type of professionals with many stories to tell. There are many perceptions out there about how they operate or how real estate investments really work. Here are some of the more common myths associated with the industry and the agents themselves.
Myth 1: The best agent to call is the one who has the most listings.
The effectiveness of calling an agent with the most property listings can vary depending on how diligent your agent is. It boils down with the agent’s professional attitude. Even with a long list and impressive array of selections, an agent may not feel like working hard enough to deal with individual buyers. He or she may be slow to answer calls, or may not find time enough to be take you to sites and, instead, will pair you with an inexperienced junior realtor.
Myth 2: Agents will tell you anything just to sell.
Not all agents are hardcore salespeople who make off-the chart claims just to make a sale. Making false statements about a sale is against the law; if proven guilty, real estate agents can be stripped of their real estate license.
Myth 3: You have to know a lot about real estate before investing.
Most people back out of investing in a home because they doubt their ability to understand the process of buying their dream home. You don’t have to be experts before the fact; realtors exist to serve as your guide, so make sure you get ahold of an experienced agent before purchasing.