Dreaming is the first step in anything. If you don't have a dream, how can you make a dream come true? However, as with anything in life, it is always better to have a Mentor, one who can guide you through the process and navigate your actions from start to finish.
As in anything you undertake in life, when it comes to buying your Dream House, this is so important. Re/Max agents are the experts in Real Estate and can be that mentor who can be the voice of reason.
There has been a lot of chatter the last few years about buying or selling your own home without an agent. This can often lead to unforseen problems during or after the sale. Make your Real Estate transaction an enjoyable experience. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Re/Max Chatham-Kent Realty Inc. Brokerage and let me be your guide.
I am always writing that Chatham-Kent is the perfect location to live, work, retire or vacation. This of course, from my viewpoint because I am a Real Estate agent is theAffordable Lifestyle we have in Chatham-Kent. If you live here you are probably saying what affordability? However if you are coming from other areas, you will agree with me. Someone for instance, from the Greater Toronto area or for that matter any large area like Vancouver can sell their family home there, buy a nice retirement home in Chatham-Kent and still have funds left for their retirement.
Chatham-Kent is located in the middle of the Great Lakes and affords us many ammenities such as fishing, hunting, boating, bird watching , wind surfing ( I just saw someone at Mitchell's Bay this week) as well as great beaches and area resorts.We have9 Gold Courses in Chatham-Kent and although this year was dicely, we are called the Banana Belt ot Ontario since our temperatures are usually mild, offering a longer season to enjoy golfing. Read my articles on these great pastimes right here in our own community of Chatham-Kent.
I came across an article about Chatham-Kent's Senior Advisory Committee and the work they will be doing starting next month. They plan to hold several Focus meeting across the municipality to find out what can be improved to better accomodate those residents who are 65 years or older. They are open to suggestions via a survey about age-related issues in Chatham-Kent. Devon Andrews, the co-ordinator for the community noted that the senior segment is growing and if the trend continues Chatham-Kent's citizens, 65 or older will make up 25% of our population. Today, that number is 20%.
I think that is a great move but I believe that Chatham-Kent has a great variety of activites that are directed to the seniors.
The Active Life Centreon Merritt Ave. in Chatham recently opened the Centre's new 3000 square foot addition. According to the Executive Director of the Centre, Sue Williams, membership has now grown to 1200 people, all of them seniors,50 years or older. However they are not their parents or grandparents, this group want to remain active and busy. The Active Life Centre is just the place for that, Membership is nominal $35.00 for a the year and a flat $2.00 per day when members visit the Centre. There are so many activities available and something for everyone even a wood working shop. All the programs have free entrance once you have a membership.
if you have never visited the Centre, do yourself a favor and put that on your calender. My wife has run a few programs at the Centre in past years and she can attest to their friendly atmosphere that greets new and old visitors. It is a great way to meet new people and enjoy those Golden Years. It sure beats TV and you will definitely feel better.
Visit my website for Events, Happenings and Choice Properties for sale in this great community of Chatham-Kent. I am always blogging on what is taking place in the community.The Capitol Theatre, Webb Centre in Ridgetown, the Kiwanis Festival and the Cultural Centre in Chatham have hosted many great shows and there are many more to come. Visit the Cultural Centre at 75 William St. South in Chatham and pick up a shedule of events. The St. Clair College Capitol Theatre in Historic Downtown Chatham also has a program of upcoming events. "IT IS ALL HERE ALL YEAR" is My Motto for Chatham-Kent. Don't miss out!
Call me Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Re/Max Chatham-Kent Realty Inc. brokerage for all your Real Estate Needs.
Are you a buyer or seller in today's Real Estate market? Are you confused? Who do you chose to represent you in what very well may be the largest purchase of your lifetime. You need a Professional. Someone who knows what he is doing and can make the transaction a pleasant experience. Don't get caught with mud on your face. There are plenty of do -it -yourself companies out there, covering everything from home renovation projects to selling your home. I was always taught to do what I knew best and leave the Professional to the rest. This is especially true in buying or selling a home. There are many details that
You love Chatham-Kent with its Affordable Lifestyle and all the activities for young and old alike. You enjoy the many events and attractions in the Chatham-Kent area. The children are involved in sports or you are a senior taking advantage of the many activities available at the Seniors Activity Centre. Should you move to something smaller or perhaps bigger? Should you stay where you are and remodel? To make the the best remodel or move decision, it is important to understand all the reasons that you have to remodel and all the reasons that you have to move. This article reviews common reasons to move. As you read each of these reasons, consider how much it applies to you and note how strongly you feel about each one.Call Me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Re/Max Chatham-Kent Realty Inc. Brokerage and let me make your move an easy and enjoyable experience. Visit my website for Chatham-Kent Events, Happening and Choice properties for sale in this great area.
HOME OWNERSHIP IN Chatham-Kent Is Now The Time??? Do you own a home today and thinking about buying another to move up or maybe just for investment? Chatham-Kent is the affordable community with many ammenitites, attractions and events taking place making this the ideal location to live, raise a family retire to, relocate or purchase a vacation property. Are you trying to decide if now is the time to jump in and purchase your first home? Whatever the case, NOW IS THE TIME! Today,according to Mike Polzler of Re/Max Ontario Atlantic and the results of studying 16 markets,Canadian Real Estate is a better investment than the stock market today. Read the R/max Housing Evolution Report for 2013.
There are 4 very good reasons to buy a home and some of them just make good sense but today more than ever with the economic climate this is the time to jump into the market. Let us examine them
For those wanting a steady return on their money, houses can look like the answer. When the baby boomers started madly buying houses in the 1980s, suddenly real estate seemed like the path to instant wealth. The real estate markets fluctuate constantly. There have been times when house prices have gone down. However if you look at the overall price of homes in the Chatham-Kent area over the last 10 years, in most cases, prices have risen although overall Chatham-Kent is still a very affordable community with many ammenities. Where is the housing market headed? Nobody can accurately predict but all indications are that 2013 will be a good year in the Real Estate Industry and in Chatham-Kent. If you are a buyer, then, now is the time to get pre-approved and start the process. If you are a seller, then it is an equally good time for you to investigate the market. Talk to a professional and find out if the time is right for you personally. But even if house prices don't rise phenomenally, a home has two strong things going for it as an investment.
Affordability, a Hallmark of Chatham-Kent, Factor into greater demand for Recreational Property in markets across the country this year, says RE/MAX Sales of recreational product up in 70 per cent of Canadian markets examined Canadian recreational property markets have been reinvigorated, with softer values, increased selection, and a rebound in consumer confidence contributing to an upswing in sales in 2012 according to a report released by RE/MAX. Chatham-Kent the Affordable location is found in the middle of the Great Lakes and as result has several resort areas within it's boundaries. Mitchell's Bay is found on the shores of Lake St. Clair and is famous for its beach, swimming boating fishing, wind surfing, ice fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and skating in the winter. Erieau and Rondeau Provincial Park on Lake Erie are also quaint little Resort Villages in Chatham-Kent. 'The RE/MAX Recreational Property Report, highlighting trends and developments in 33 markets nationally, found that sales were ahead of last year's levels in 70 per cent of communities examined, while six per cent were on par withpreviousfigures. Greater affordability has been a major impetus, in large part due to rising inventory levels and low interest rates. Downward trending in starting prices was reported in 49 per cent of markets, while 33 per cent experienced no change. Nineteen per cent posted an uptick in starting values year-over-year. Recovery was in its early stages in 2012 andare in full swing today in 2013but there are subtle
Michael Polzner Executive Vice President Regional Director of Re/Max Ontario- Atlantic said in an article back in 2011 that the rise in sales of recreational properties was in part due to the fact that Generation X are now in the market for Real Estate. This has not changed and that market will continure tosee a rise in sales.Generation X wants are different from those who have come before them. They do not mind working hard and putting their noses to the grindstone but they want time to relax, enjoy life and not put off the pleasures of a good lifestyle. Coupled with that is the fact
Are you tired of the overall look of your home? Is it time for some updates. Traditionally, in the winter we all spend more time indoors and it is just human nature to want a change.You may be updating your home to put it on the Market. Spring and Fallare good timesto do that. All indications point to a brisk market in the Chatham-Kent area. Or, maybe now is not the right time for you personally to sell but you wantto have a new look. There are several changes you can make without spending a lot of money and they will
Many homebuyers particularly NEW home buyers fail to plan for yearly maintenace on their new home puchase. This is very important. Buyers work with their Real Estate Agent and their Mortgage Specialist, set their budget as far as monthly, weekly or bi-weekly mortgage payments but often have no idea what it costs to maintain their home in good condition.This is where a good agent will guide you to make an informed decision.
The loan and mortgage process is a stressful and sometimes frustrating process. The idea is to make the entire process go as smoothly as possible. What is most important? Be prepared before you sit down with your loan officer. Here are some things you can do to help ensure successful results, as well as give you some control over your own loan process.
Baby Boomers,those born between the years 1947 and 1964 are a force to be reconned with. They constitute a third of the population of Canada.When the Boomer segment latch onto a MarketingIdea, a Product or a Housing Trend, the rest of us sit up and take notice! Currently however they are all over the map with regards to housing wants. Early and Late Boomers effect the Market in very different ways. The average age of first time Home Buyers today is about 35. This means that the Late-Born Boomers, those in their mid-to- late forties are now in their prime years to move up. This Trend raises the number of listings for starter homes, condominiums and smaller homes thus increasing the demand for higher end homes for the Late Born Boomers. At the other end of the spectrum, those Boomers 55 years and older may be thinking of DOWNSIZING and RETIREMENT Often they want smaller homes with less property to take care of and
A Chatham-Kent Task Force has ruled that the Chatham-Kent Police Department will now notify the Municipality of Chatham-Kent if a property is or has been used for an illegal activity such as a Marijuana Grow Operation.They, in turn will notify the Chatham-Kent Real Estate Association. Until now, there was no policy in place to