You are an avid golfer but unfortunately you are not yet in a position to go south for 6 months. You love the seasons but the area you live in just is not condusive to enjoy golfing as much as you would like. We in Chatham-Kent have the answer!
Chatham-Kent is located in the middle of the Great Lakes and because of it's unique geography, experiences very mild temperatures. Here is Southwestern Ontario we are often referred to as the Banana Belt of Ontario. This allows for longer golfing seasons, usually 10 months of the year, a welcome addition to many areas whose seasons are short lived.
There are 9 Chatham-Kent area Golf Courses ranging from Public to Semi- Private and each individual course is uniquely designed with water traps beautifully groomed fairways that require varying degrees of expertise. There is something for everyone from the beginner to the skilled player. The Courses have fully licensed clubhouses with menus that incorporate many of the local produce and other flavors of the region. We have many local Wineries whose fares are included on some of the menus. Many feature patios which overlook the greens making that 19th hole a pleasurable way to end the day. Most also include fully stocked Pro Shops for all that essential Golfing Merchandise.
Chatham-Kent has one of the longest Golfing Seasons in Canada and the courses are kept in top notch condition with the greens and courses immaculately groomed long after some Canadian Courses are forced to close for the season.
Area Courses include Links of Kent, Baldoon Golf Club, Willow Run in Blenheim, Country View Golf Course, Deer Run Golf Course, Ridgetown Golf Course and Country Club,, Rolyn Trails and Talbot Trail Golf Club. There are also several area driving ranges for golfers to hone their skills. Contact Chatham-Kent Tourism at 1-800-561-6125 or visit the Chatham-Kent website
Chatham-Kent has many Attractions and Events taking place throughout the year. It is an ideal location to raise a family, relocate to, retire to, or visit. We have many resort locations withing our community on the shores of the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. It is an Affordable Lifestyle Community you need to investigate. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage and let me show you Affordable Real Estate in the area. Visit my Chatham-Kent website for attractions, events and choice properties for sale in this great community.
Bayside Brewing Company Owner visits Chatham Rotary Club
Recently, one of the owners of the Erieau's Bayside Brewing Company, Frank Thompson, visited with the Chatham Rotary Club to discuss their operation. He said that he and the other owners are very proud of both their company operation and their staff, many of them students from the area. In the little over 4 years that they have been in business, they have had at least 8 of their employees move on to work for other brewers in California as well as out west and even Toronto. They are very proud to have been the training ground for those who have stayed in the field and used the valuable knowledge they acquired while working at Bayside.
The local Micro Brewery is truly a success story and includes a 60 seat restaurant with a 110 seat patio on the shores of Rondeau Bay. This quaint little lakeside village of Erieau is best known for its sports, fishing, boating, great beaches and laid back way of life. Our family owned 2 cottages there as I was growing up and I have many fond memories of spending the summers there. It is just about 20-25 minutes from Chatham and when school let out at the end of June, our family would move to our cottage and commute to work through the week. It has stretched and grown through the years with the Erieau Marina and the Campground but there are still some of the same families who come back every year with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bayside Brewery has added another draw for this quant little Resort on the shores of Lake Erie.
The microbrewerybrews two different ales and two different lagers. Their signature brew is Long Pond and is on tap as well as the Light Lager. The beer-making process takes about three weeks and the plus of being a Micro-Brewery is that they can take advantage of other small local business`to get their supplies such as the honey used in their Honey Cream Ale from a local Chatham-Kent apiary. During peak season, the Brewery employs approx. 60 people.To date, they have brewed 420,000 litres of beer and served 50,000 pizza's which is their signature menu item. Grocery store regulations now allowing beer to be sold in some grocery stores has been a real plus for them and their fellow Craft Brewers. The Craft Industry has nearly doubled its share of the beer market in the last 5 years.
Congratulations to a one of Chatham-Kent's unique Business'. They are a welcome addition to all the great business ventures that make Chatham-Kent the Affordable Lifestyle location with something for all ages and interests. Visit my website for Chatham-Kent Events, Happenings and Choice Properties for sale. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage today for all your Real Estate needs.
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Thinking of listing your home but are unsure of what to do first? Should I paint or redecorate? Should I concentrate on the inside or the outside? Is curb appeal more important than interior decorating? Call an expert and do the right things first!
If the time has come for You to "Find Your Dream Home", then I would love to help. New properties are listed every day. By filling out the form, I can have new Listings emailed to You as soon as they become available.
The Equity in your home is like any other investment - it needs to be monitored. Homeowners should have their Equity evaluated once a year.Now might be the perfect time...
You may have heard rumbling that there is a shortage of homes in the market for sale and wondered why.To fully understand todays market requires some knowledge of the generation numbers and their effects on homes for sale, buyers and the renters market.
Generation X, born between the years of 1965-1984, numbers 83 million. According to some experts, they came into the housing market at the wrong time.In 2004, Generation Xhomeowners reached an all time historical high of 49.5%. Today 10+ years later those historical averages are 7.0-7.9% below average for that generation. What happened?Manyentered the marketpurchasing overvalued properties with high-risk loans that left them overextended and vulnerable.Some,as a resultwent
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 to,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! All indicators point to a positive market.
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
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.
1. The size of your family has changed. Of the many reasons to move, the size of your current home is the most common. Many young couples have purchased a cozy two- or three-bedroom, 1,000-square foot home that suits their situation perfectly. The home has a master bedroom, a guest bedroom, and possibly a home office. A single living area with couches and an entertainment center provides the couple with ample space for the two of them and their visitors. As they start a family,
TheBaby Boomers 55 years and up, 76 Million of them,are one the largest segments of the population today and they areretiringor looking at retiring in the next 10-15 years. Both buyers and sellers in that age group have been waiting for the past few years for some postive signs that the time is right for them to make a move. There have been reports lately that indicate that the housing market is returning to a closer to normal market after the last few years.This could mean a more robust 55+ market, asbuyersget access to a source of cash ( their homes) that has been denied to all but the wealthiest buyer lately.
More people 55+ indicate they will continue to work. They maynot stay at their present place of employment, in many cases being forced toretirefrom their lifetime career but will look foralternate employment.This means they are looking for a specific type of community and neighborhood where their needs can be met.
WHY ARE THEY RELOCATING:
ManyBaby Boomersare finding themselvesEmpty Nesters.They have the large family home which was great when the children were growing up but today
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 Real Estate Professional know and
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.
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 Fall are good times to 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 help you Successfully Market your home when the time is right. Remember Chatham-Kent has many exciting new Developments planned for the near future and people are watching our community. It has a very Affordable Lifestyle and is a a great place to live, retire, downsize or visit. Let's get started with some great ideas. Spring is the Season of color! We are coming out of the drab days of winter and watching for those first signs of green on the trees, shrubs and lawns. The Robins are chirping and we can even spot a bright little Bluejay bobbing around the yard.Summer is colorful and we spend a lot of our time outdoors. Fall arrives and after the bright days of summer
Is staging your home a good idea when preparing to list or sell? It is a very necessary step to insure you receive the most return from your investment. For many people their home is the biggest investment of their lives. We are emotionally attached particularly if we have raiseda family there or enjoyed many happy occasions. First, you must become emotionally un-attached, prepare mentally to move on and trust your Real Estate Agent to do what he does best. He will find the right buyer at the best price for your home. Your job is to carefully select that agent and then follow a few basic steps. Prepare to show your home at it's best.
I am Wayne Liddy, Royal LePage Peifer Chatham-Kent Realty Inc. and I works with a team of Trusted Professionals in Chatham-Kent. My background of 35 years + experience in Furniture sales and Interior Design will give you a distict advantage that very few other agent can offer. The Stager on his team will help you
2. Basing your asking price on needs or emotion not market value. Many sellers base their pricing on what is termed as Subjective Value. To an appraiser, subjective value is based on emotions. For example, how much a seller paid for their home, how much they love their home, and overall pride of ownership is considered subjective value. Objective Value, is what ALL appraisers base the true value of a property.
Setting the asking price of a property should always
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.He or she will advise you to have a Home Inspection by someone who works with their team. Call Me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc.Brokerage and put me to works for you with with a whole team of Trusted Professionals located in Chatham-Kent who can direct you in every decision and guide you to make an informed decision as to the viability of the purchase. A Home Inspection will provide objective information. With this report the buyer can negotiate better through his or her agent and not be facing unexpected repairs in the near future. Heating System, Roof and other large ticket items can be devastating if not expected. Home Components