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Skateboard park breaks ground this spring - 03/26/09 11:52 PM
Airdrie Skate Board Park to Break Ground This Spring It has been a long, arduous process in the eyes of the Airdrie skateboarding community, but the long-awaited skateboard park at Chinook Winds will break ground this spring and is expected to be completed by fall. The conceptual plans for the park were unveiled Wednesday night at city hall by New Line Skateparks Inc who have handled the design aspects. Skateboarding enthusiast and co-owner of Sully Boardsports, Jon Salomons, is excited to see the park so close to becoming reality.
Chinook Winds Park is 65 acres of sport and recreation land that will add to (0 comments)
Pride of Ownership is shown in this bi-level style home located in Airdrie, Alberta's upscale community of thorburn. Oak finishing throughout the home is a sign of the quality built into this residence. Featured is a West Facing Low Maintenance Deck accessible off the kitchen dining nook. With 3 Bedrooms and 3 bathrooms there is plenty of room for most families. The Basement development boasts a Family room with gas fireplace,, A Games room with Wet Bar, The 3rd bedroom and a Cold Room set up for Wine Making. Don't forget the double Attached Garage with in-floor heating. This home (1 comments)
Buyers Market is Here ! - 03/22/09 11:29 AM
Consumers have a greater selection, less competition and prices that are stabilizing.
After several years of record activity in the Real Estate, the market has definitely shifted in favour of buyers. Instead of having to compete for whatever properties are available, buyers now have the luxury of increased selection and much more relaxed shopping experience. Buyers can actually take a few days to consider a property before making their offer and the property will likely still be available. The Calgary and Airdrie real estate markets now offer an excellent selection of well priced homes.
For those of us empty (4 comments)
SNOW BANK WARNING - 03/21/09 12:15 PM
With yet another Snowfall Warning issued today it seems to important to post this warning for parents and children, from the Airdrie Public Works Department many of the large snow banks created by snowplows and graders are removed throughout the city. “Snow banks around the city are an attraction to kids, but can present many dangers to the children that play in them, especially where the snowplow and grader operators are doing their work,” said Lorne Stevens, public works and engineering manager for the City of Airdrie. One close call was avoided by city workers’ due diligence. “We came across one instance recently (0 comments)
Best Mortgage rates Ever - 03/20/09 11:07 PM
With the Bank of Canada lowering its Rate to an all time low, Mortgage companies are starting to follow suit. I've been dealing with Cathy Lewis a mortgage broker with Jencor Mortgage for about 5 years, Cathy has been a Mortgage Broker now for over 20 Years and has never seen the Mortgage Rates this low. WHo ever thought we would be able to get a 5 year fixed mortgage for 3.99%, 3.89% id it's over $500,000. I still remember my first mortgage in 1981 at 18.75%, seems absurd now. Bill
City of Airdrie Amnesty Program Quickly Defeated A one-time program proposed by city staff to forego penalty fees for unpermitted home renovation work was quickly shot down at city council Monday night. The proposed bylaw, dubbed the Amnesty Program for Un-Permitted Work, would have opened up a three month window starting in April for homeowners to retroactively receive permits for work that has already been completed and not inspected. The fee for projects completed without a permit is currently double the permit fee for that specific project. A property search fee of $25 would have also been waived. City of Airdrie (0 comments)
Via Terri Stephens (Century 21 Castlewood Agencies ): Local Media presented the latest update on OUR NEW MALL - the first one to be built in decades. AUGUST 2009 is still the time for the Malls Grand OPENING. Its going to be an OUTLET store with 17 anchor stores, with some from the States.. Each section will have its own theme, from sports, to fashion. 2.7 miles of walking in the mall, should get the shoppers in shape too. The Casino and Race track adjoining the complex has been delayed, but will happen in the near future. CROSSIRON MILLS, will not (0 comments)
Airdrie, one of the fastest growing communities in Canada - 03/18/09 02:36 PM
The city of Airdrie is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. Capitalizing on the growth of the Calgary region, Airdrie is focused on the expansion of commercial and industrial development. Currently, there are new commercial/industrial developments underway, providing excellent opportunities for new regional commercial, light industrial and mixed use projects adjacent to the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor (Queen Elizabeth II Highway - Provincial Highway #2). Airdrie also provides an excellent opportunity for small business development, with a population of 34,116, an estimated primary trading area of 60,000 and easy access to over 1,000,000 people living in Calgary, it is the perfect (1 comments)
City Rating 97% for Quality of Life - 03/18/09 01:56 PM
Residents gave Airdrie a 97 per cent rating for quality of life and the overall Citizen Satisfaction Index came out at 3.81, which is second highest in the survey's history to last year's 3.86 rating. Also, 97 per cent of respondents considered Airdrie a safe place to live, which was the highest score in the municipal comparison group. The results were put together from 400 telephone interviews between Jan. 5-9, 2009 by Bannister Research and Consulting Inc. Two areas dropping considerably were Efficiency of City Services - from 85 per cent to 79 per cent - and the happiness with city recycling programs, (0 comments)
St. Patrick's Day Facts - 03/17/09 08:23 AM
FUN! more St Paddy's day facts Read on friends Via National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro: Saint Patrick's Day --> March 17th Saint Patrick is the Roman Catholic Patron Saint of Ireland. He died in the 5th century. St. Patrick built churches and spread the Christian faith for some 30 years in Ireland. There are many myths about St. Patrick, but the most well known is that he drove all the snakes from Ireland into the Irish Sea where the snakes all drown. Here are some facts about St. Patrick's Day: FACT: St. Patrick was born in Britain not Ireland. FACT: In the US (0 comments)
Happy St. Partricks Day Trivia - 03/17/09 08:13 AM
Blue not green is the color originally associated with St Patrick. “St Patrick’s Blue” is used on Ireland's Presidential Standard or flag, while the Irish Guards sport a plume of St Patrick’s blue in their bearskins. The emphasis on green is thought to be linked to “wearing the Green”, a symbol from the 18th century on, of sympathy with Irish independence. The first St Patrick’s Day parade took place in 1737 in Boston, followed in 1762 by New York. George Washington allowed his soldiers a holiday on March 17, 1780 as “an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence.” (3 comments)
Making our Cients get Finger Printed - 03/16/09 11:56 AM
To help combat real estate fraud the city of Chicago is requiring starting June 1st that homesellers provide a fingerprint. Withrampnt fraud occurring in the city, this is not a bad idea. But being a libertarian, the idea of a government official taking my fingerprint disturbs me. I would like to see that these fingerprints be destroyed after a period of time. Fingerprinting is something we often associate with crime. So the fact that Cook County home sellers will soon have to provide a thumb print left some people shocked.“I wouldn’t like that at all. I don’t think that’s necessary,” said (4 comments)
Bedrooms (#): 4 bedrooms Bathrooms (#): 1.5 bathrooms Size (sqft): 1151 Address: 4424 Maryvale Drive NE, Calgary, AB, T2A View map Location: Calgary Unbelievable Value! This 1151 Sq Ft Bungalow has been completely refinished. It has 3 Bedrooms up and a Den/Bedroom down, a 4 Pce Bathroom with Jetted Tub and a 2 Pce Ensuite off the large Master Bedroom. The Light Fixtures and Faucets have been upgraded as well as the Flooring with New Laminate, Tile and Carpet. The whole house has been freshly painted in neutral (1 comments)
Social Media -- Numbers Dont Lie! - 03/09/09 11:50 AM
Heres a very informative post from my Twitter Buddy Clint at Real Estate Client Referrals, If you haven't checked out their services you should. They actually qualify the Leads before they send them to you.
Bill Via Clint Miller - www.recr.com (Real Estate Client Referrals LLC): The world needs another blog about how important it is for agents to build and maintain a positive social media presence like Eskimos need ice. But, I'm a big fan of technology. I figure anything that is out there that can help me do my job better, more efficiently, and with less effort on my behalf has (0 comments)
BEWARE of Mortgage Payout Penalties - Canada - 03/04/09 02:47 PM
Don't Be Surpirised by Payout Penalties If you are locked into a closed mortgage and you are Selling (or trying to negotiate a lower rate with another lender) you will be penalized. This penalty will be added to the outstanding balance of your mortgage at the lawyers when you sell. Sellers are sometimes surprised by this cost. Penalties are usually calculated in the following way: A) Three months interest on your current mortgage - a $300,000 mortgage would have a penalty of approx. $4,500. I used 6% as an interest rate on a present mortgage. $300,000 X .06 = $18,000 per (1 comments)
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