Home Pricing Comparisons for Real Estate for 2014 Make Chatham-Kent an Ideal Choice
On January 21/2015, The Globe and Mail reported that the growing price gap between condominiums and houses hit a record high last year in the Toronto area as the market saw a huge jump in the number of newly built condos and a shortage of houses. According to RealNet Canada Inc., the average price of a low-rise home in the Toronto area hit $705,813 in 2014, up eight per cent from the year before.
This is not an increase across the board but it does speak volumes. Chatham-Kent is a mere 2 1/2 hour drive from the Toronto area and home buyers who are looking for an alternative to the rising cost of owning a home are taking notice.
In another article from the Globe and Mail "Live in Chatham-Kent without breaking the bank!" Chatham-Kent is highlighted as a good choice for buyers looking to retire, downsize, relocate or vacation. Chatham-Kent has much to offer in ammentities, culture, sports and even close proximity to Metropolitan areas such as London, Toronto and even Detroit, Michigan. All available just a couple of hours away. Chatham -Kent is the affordable location to chose with its many waterfront properties, family orientated neighborhoods or spacious condominiums and townhouses.
Jamie Winkler, President of the Chatham-Kent Real Estate Board in an interview recently said`the average price of housing in 2014 in Chatham-Kent was $152,364. This is $25,000-$100,000 less than municipalities to the North, East and West of Chatham-Kent.
With its ideal location in the middle of the Great Lakes, Chatham-Kent enjoys milder temperatures and many waterfront areas in Chatham, Wallaceburg and local area Resorts. Boating swimming and beach activities are popular in the summer months but Winter also has its appeal with ice fishing, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling on the frozen lakes and rivers.
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I decided to talk about the cold Kent County Winter we are having in my Weekly Blog, since that seems to be the topic of everyone's conversation these days.We certainly are having an old fashioned winter! Although the snow fall is considerably lower than last year, we still have the frigid temperatures and according to the weather man, they are here to stay for a while longer. Mitchell's Bay and other resort Areas like Erieau certainly look different at this time of year but are still appealling to many. Although I am not fond of shovelling or digging out, I for one, am very happy that the temperatures are at least cold enough to let the Lakes and Rivers freeze and accomodate the winter sportsmen. I suspect I am showing my age but as a kid, I remember winters like this. I grew up on Prince Arthur Ave. in Chatham and street hockey, on the snowy streets most of the winter, was just the norm.Then, when our children were growing up and we lived on the Thames River, I remember clearing a rink behind the house, skating and snowmobiling along the River either into town, out to the Lighthouse for a nice wintery ride or if we were lucky for a Perch Dinner at the Lighthouse Inn.
Unfortunately, some of the younger generation have no recollection of those days and many think our cold temperatures are extreme. Maybe we are just getting back to the normal winters, be it Global Warming or whatever the term is. It certainly does not seem like Global warming to me!
We live on the Thames River which runs through Chatham and it is so nice to see the Snowmobiles and the Ice Fishermen out in numbers enjoying themselves. Many of the Snowmobile Dealers have had skinny winter seasons in the last several years as far as sales and those who have invested in machines have had them gathering dust in their garages until last year unless they were lucky enough to have the time to go North.We came home Sunday to see a whole group behind our house and machines whipping up and down. I love it and good for them! Have Fun! You can see cars all along the road and icefisherman sitting along the ice. I do not see many skaters, maybe it is too cold.
My wife and I also took a ride to Erieau. I have a fondness for the quaint little village since I spent summers there as a child at my parents cottage on the Bay side. The boats are up on dry dock, and the fishing fleet is iced in at the docks.Mitchell`s Bay is a hub bub of activity with ice fisherman, cars parked on the frozen bay and snobmobiles and 4 wheel vehicles out in numbers. We spoke to a few of the fisherman packing up yesterday, and althought they had not caught much they said it was a fun day with the family. The stores, bait shops and restaurants are enjoying the boom! I for one hope it lasts. it is good for the business' associated with Winter sports and lots of good old fashioned fun!
It will be summer soon enough with boats out in great numbers, beach and water enthusiasts and vacationers visiting our many Area Resortsbut for now let`s just enjoy the season. Boaters, which we used to be, always say at this time of year that we are half way to boating season. Enjoy the season the best you can and be careful walking or shovelling. Let the younger folk do that chore!
Kent Country has so much to offer. Affordable Lifestyle and lots to do for all ages.The perfect location to live, work, raise a family, retire to, relocate to or purchase a vacation property. My Motto for Chatham-Kent is `IT IS ALL HERE ALL YEAR!` Call me Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your real Estate needs and visit my Chatham-Kent website for Events Happenings and Choice properties for sale in this great area.
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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 Royal LePage Peifer 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.
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