This Exclusive Southside Neighborhood is one of Chatham's newer subdivisions with beautiful homes lining the streets. Some back onto Indian Creek with it's walkways and greenbelt areas on both sides. This is a favorite location for walking, biking or jogging. Benches line the sides of the creek. In the evenings people of all ages can be seen enjoying the scenery.
This is one of Chatham's more recently developed areas. Some homes began to appear in the 80's but construction really began in the 1990's and still continues with new streets being added today in the Grand Terra areaat the end of Breamar Blvd., the main street in the subdivision. Braemar Blvd. has been opened up to meet Tweedsmuir Ave. West. New construction of spacious Townhouses on the North side of Tweedsmuir Ave.West backing onto the Chatham Christian School playground has been completed and construction then moved across the street to the South side of Tweedsmuir Ave.West. These units did have farm fields in all their backyards but recently a new street has opened with lots for sale and new constuction of single family homes is populating the street. There is also a new crescent that backs onto Braemar Blvd.South Chatham is certainly growing! There is a picturesque walking bridge across the creek, which allows people to make a complete circuit along the banks of Indian Creek, on the walkways stretching formiles. As a result of the access road changes, the south side of the city is now accessable from Keil Dr. South. This entire area is very popular with families due to its convenient shopping and amenities. There is a park on Tweedsmuir Ave.West home to a playground and a ball diamond used for various city teams. Three blocks north on Tweesdmuir Ave. West St.,you will find the Memorial Arena and the new Lighted Hard Ball Diamond. Several schools and churches of all denominations are also available.
Exclusive living but still very affordable and family orientated. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage and let me show you what Chatham has to offer for your real estate needs.
I know it is March Break and the children have the week off from school. A lot of people are away but there are still families who are not travelling and are looking for activities closer to home.I was with a friend last week who is having her grandchildren for some of the week and we were discussing fun activities to keep them occupied.
She mentioned swimming. Check the areas pools for free swim times and also the arenas for free skate times.There is also an option for some cultural knowledge. Have you every taken your children or your grandchildren to some of our area museums? Chatham-Kent is steeped in Black History and has direct ties to the Underground Railway of the Slavery days. Unfortunately, some children do not know their history and would not know what you were talking about if you mentioned these Historical facts.. Why not call Uncle Tom's Cabin Site, The Buxton Museum or any of the other Museums in our area of Chatham-Kent and open theminds of our young people.They will love it! I have not been but I hear the Railway Museum by the tracks on Queen St. is great. What child does not like trains. Have Fun!
Also this week, the Chatham Capitol Theatre has a full schedule. There is something for everyone's taste. On Wednesday March 14 at 8 P.M., Juno Award winner, Tom Cochrane withRed Rider will take centre stage. Early in his career, he was the driving force in Rock Music with Red Rider, going on to become an International Success with his album " Mad Mad World' and its signature song" Life is a Highway" He has achieved many accolades in his career becoming an Officer of the Order of Canada and an Inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame among other honors bestowed on him.
Saturday is a Touch of Broadway night at the Capitol with a Tribute Show called the "Buddy Holly's Rockin' Dance Party" The late great Buddy Holly died tragically in a plane crash on February 3,1959 but his music lives on! This show features Jeff Giles, an amazingly talented touring artist and is produced by Bill Culp Productions, the Premier Production Company in Canada. I think I am showing my age but songs like 'Peggy Sue' and 'That'll be The Day' bring back great memories. As a added feature, the show will include early Rock and Roll songs from Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll. The show is audience interactive and will appeal to all ages. Get your tickets today!
Last, but certainly not least, is the 'Rhythm of the Dance' being presented by the National Dance Company of Ireland on Monday March 19 at 7 P.M. The show is 2 hours of extravagant music and dance so the children still will not be out too late since school is back in session by that time.The production features a live band, three tenors and 22 dancers who have wowed 4.5 million fans around the country.
Don`t miss at least one of these fantastic shows taking place right here in Chatham-Kent. Check on-line for tickets or call 519-354-8338.
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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...
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
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,
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
Generation X Makes Comeback into Real Estate Market
According to a recently released study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Homeowners in the Gen X Generation are making a comeback into the Real EstateBuyer/Seller pool. In recent years, the time spent in their present home was 10 years, a cycle that was interrupted by the decline of house prices experienced in 2011. This decline has caused a definite decrease in inventory which hopefully will ease as this generation once again gains momentum in the Real Estate Market. A stronger job market and a rise in homeprices is stated as the reason for this activity. It has taken this long for Gen X to rebuild their equity in their present home. Always in the forefront, Gen X has taken a backseat
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
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
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
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.