REAL ESTATE FAQ

Where are the closest grocery stores, gas stations, shopping, etc.?

Carseland (5 minutes) – Carseland Food Market grocery/corner store, gas station, car wash, liquor store, restaurant, lounge, dog and horse boarding facilities.

Strathmore (15 minutes) – Tim Hortons, most major fast food restaurants, Boston Pizza, Original Joe’s, Wal-mart, Sobeys, No Frills, Co-op, Canadian Tire, Totem Building Supplies, Shoppers Drug Mart, ESSO, Petro Canada, most major banks and many more shops and restaurants.

Langdon (15 minutes) – Gas station, coffee shop, veternarian, corner store, barber shop and pharmacy.

Calgary (McKenzie Towne – 25 minutes) – Every major big box store, major restaurant chains (both fast food and sit down), most major banks, professional services (medical, lawyers, accountants, etc.)

Where do children that live in Speargrass go to school?

Children attend school in Carseland for Kindergarten to Grade 6. Junior Highs and High Schools are located in Strathmore and bus service is provided with pick-ups/drop-offs right in Speargrass.

Where do I pick up my mail?

Post office is located in Carseland in the small strip mall next to Carseland Food Market.

Who are the utility providers in Speargrass?

UTILITY PROVIDER PHONE WEBSITE
WATER/SEWER Wheatland County 403-934-3221 www.wheatlandcounty.ca
NATURAL GAS Atco Gas 310-5678 www.atcogas.com
ELECTRICITY Direct Energy 1-888-420-3181 www.directenergy.com
TELEVISION Bell Expressvu 1-888-759-3474 www.bell.ca
Shaw Direct 1-888-554-7827 www.shawdirect.ca
INTERNET Xpanserv 1-866-919-2551 xpanserv.com
Platinum Communications 1-866-301-4590 www.platinum.ca

Where is the closest hospital, EMS, police station and fire hall?

Strathmore General Hospital located at 200 Brent Boulevard in Strathmore is the nearest hospital. South Health Campus, located just south of Highway 22X off Deerfoot Trail, in Calgary is expected to open in the Fall of 2012. Fire and EMS are volunteer services based out of Carseland. The RCMP detachment in Strathmore provides police services for Speargrass.

Who are the builders at Speargrass? Can I bring my own builder? Can I build my home myself?

Speargrass can recommend some very good local builders who would be very pleased to build your home for you. Each builder has their own portfolio of house plans to choose from. Many of them can be viewed from their websites:

BUILDER CONTACT PHONE WEBSITE
Loreck Homes Garth Enerson 403-888-5593 www.loreckhomes.ca
Coco Homes Kim Vink 403-813-6754 www.cocohomes.com
Ovation Homes Curtis Palmer 403-457-1917 www.ovation-homes.com

Alternatively, you can bring a builder of your choosing or you may choose to build your home yourself. Please be aware that Speargrass does have architectural controls in place which limit what may or may not be built in Speargrass.

Are there architectural controls? What are the guidelines I need to know before designing my home?

There are archtitectural controls in place at Speargrass. These controls, registered against the title of every lot, define what may and may not be built in Speargrass. Potential buyers should be aware that the controls for Phase II are slightly different than Phase I. We recommend potential buyers contact us regarding these architectural controls before purchasing and/or designing a home. Speargrass representatives can be contacted here.

Are there HOA fees? What are the taxes?

There are no HOA fees at Speargrass. All lots are considered fee simple and as such, there is no homeowner’s association registered against the lots. There is, however, a Speargrass Community Association, whose mandate it is “to provide for community enhancement, beautification and afford opportunity for friendly activities.” The Association is voluntary to join and there is a nominal fee to do so. More information about the Speargrass Community Association can be found here.

The 2012 total tax mill rate for residential properties in Wheatland County was 6.4746. For information about property taxes on properties in Speargrass, please visit the Wheatland County website here or phone the County direct at 403-934-3321.

Have a question not answered here? Please contact us and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have.