There certainly has been a great deal of controversy lately about the proposed downtown arena here in Fort McMurray, most particularly this past week when council voted in favour to expropriate several parcels of land downtown which will obviously have a huge impact on theses businesses and those surrounding them.
Perhaps it not wise for someone in a position like my own to give my opinion, but hey I never was a hypocrite so here it goes.
I do not believe that most change comes without fear. I understand the concerns that have been brought up throughout all of these discussions, most are very valid points, however I still believe that council has made the correct decision. We need Fort McMurray to continue to grow and prosper, and without plans and expansions like this one it won’t happen.
as I have mentioned in the past I was born and raised in a small community in Ontario called Bancroft. It was basically just a retirement community by the time I finally knew enough to leave. Our town council there tried to start a huge downtown revitalization project that was shot down by the residents. Now many people from that small dying town now live here. If our town was larger as a whole, with the number of us here we would be just like Newfoundland! My hometown council did not have the strength, vision, courage or guts to make the kind if decision there that the council did here, scary as it may be, I commend them for it. I think in a few years we will be thoroughly enjoying the benefits of the arena the way we currently enjoy Macdonald Island.
There, feel free to comment or rake me over the coals for my opinion lol, I can take it!Now on to real estate, I told you last week I was waiting for the stats and as I expected things are down from last year. I am only going to reference single family homes for now, last March there had been 105 homes sell, this March that was down to 87, plus the average price went from $774538 to $766549
Things have been getting much busier in April so hopefully that will continue.
so as I have said many times…pricing your home properly is so very important, you need an agent that is current with what is going on in the market
I will be at the Spring Trade and Market Show all weekend April 25-28, stop by so we can talk real estate…maybe a bit of fishing and hunting talk too ! Lol
enjoy the sun