Re/Max: ' Fit To Sell' Turning you Home into a Model in Kent County
REMAX FIT TO SELL:
TURNING YOUR HOME INTO A MODEL
You have decided to sell your home. That is the first big step but now you are not sure where to turn or what to do. Call Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Re/Max Chatham-Kent Realty Inc. Brokerage and let him walk your through the steps. RE/MAX is rated #1 in Real Estate Production and has a whole series of Fit To Buy and Fit to Sell videos to help. WAYNE LIDDY comes with a whole team of experts to make your experience a great one. Call today.
Chatham-Kent Buzzing with Activity for the Month Of May
Chatham-Kent Buzzing with Activity for the Month Of May
Someone I ran into the other day asked how the the Real Estate Market was? I was, of course, enthusiastic about Chatham-Kent as I always am and proceeded to tell him that the Spring Market has taken off and is very promising. This is in tune with the predictions for an increased Spring Market forecast by the experts. He made some remark about nothing to do in our area and I answered with a list of Events coming up and scheduled for the upcoming summer months. It is too bad when great planned events are not supported or citizens do not check websites or schedules of Events on the Chatham-Kent Tourism Website.
Chatham-Kent is a busy area and like most places, the visitors seem to sometimes follow what is going on closer than the residents themselves.I am afraid to say that I fall into that category sometimes. If you find yourself in this boat and if you hear about great events after they happen, check out my weekly blog and tweet and visit my website. I try to at least mention what is coming up and the busy season of summer is just beginning.There is something for everyone and eveyone's taste, so do yourelf a favor and attend some of the events.
Next month, May, the Annual Migration of Birds takes place called the Festival of Flight. Birders from across the country will arrive in our area to take part in the scheduled events or sit for hours hoping to catch a glimse of some of the rare species that have been known to make an appearance at Rondeau Bay in previous years.Our area is well known to those who love nature and many make plans a year ahead to make sure they have accomodations.
This year there is an Elvis Presley Tribute ' Comeback To 68' planned for May 10 at the Capitol Theatre. Steve Michaels, the producer, actor and self-described pioneer is said to one of the best in the field and will be joined on stage by many of the musicians who have shared the stage with the King himself.
And of course May is the Month of my favorite, Retrofest, usually the 3rd weekend in May (stay tuned of actual dates in my blog). This to me, is really the kick-off of our Classic Car Events in Chatham-Kent and I would not miss it. There is a Parade of Cars on Friday evening and then Saturday morning, the cars line King St. in Historic Downtown Chatham for visitors to admire the prize possessions, speak to the owners about the history of the vehicles and enjoy a day of commraderie and eating of course. The street is lined with food vendors and local restaurants have Retrofest specials.Sunday of that weekend is The old Auto Bothwell Car Show and many of the participants of Retrofest as well as host of others come from all over the country.You will often pass the Classic Cars on the roads heading from one place to another late Saturday afternoon or early Sunday morning.
And last but certainly not least this year's Bluesfest has been expanded to 2 days May 30 and May 31st.The weekend begins Friday night at 7:30 with Suzzie Vinnick and the Sterling Blues Band from Wallaceburg. Saturday evening Tom Lockwood will be performing along with appearances by several other talented musicians. The healine act is the award winning band MonkeyJunk from Ottawa.
Stay tuned to my website for details on these May Events as well as others taking place this summer in Chatham-Kent. Chatham-Kent is the ideal location to live, work, raise a family, retire to, relocate to or visit. Call me today, 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