Feature Home of the Week St. #7 St. Andrew's Place Chatham
3 Bedroom/ 3.5 Bath $680,000
DESCRIPTION: Beautiful Custom Built 3 bedroom/3.5 bath executive rancher. Stone exterior featuring a 3 car garage. Covered entrance leads to a spectacular foyer overlooking the open concept Living Room and Dining Room.12 Ft. ceilings and crown moldings throughout.
Living Room has gas fireplace with built-in glasscabinets on either side. This impressive room overlooks the rear covered Lanai and Brick Paver Deck. The treed exterior of the rear yard gives one the feeling of Northern Ontario in all its beauty. Privacy at its best! Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with large centre island, built-in desk and sitting area overlooking the beautifully landscaped rear gardens.MasterSuite has bedroom, dressing room, and 5 pc. bath with impressive glass shower, his and her sinks and even a makeup table for the lady of the house,located at the west end of the home. At the opposite east wing there are 2 additional nice-sized bedroom with a shared 4Pc. Bath between them. 2 Pc. Bath at garage entrance for convenience. Lowerlevel is finished with foyer featuring an electric gas fireplace, a Media Room, Office/Bedroom, Exercise Room, Large Laundry Room, 4 Pc Bath, "Bonus" even a huge unfinished storage room and workshop.
NEIGHBORHOOD: This home is situated in one of the most prestigiousneighborhoods in South Chatham. Stately homes line the streets in the 'Berkshire' area.
SCHOOLS:Indian Creek Public Elementary School is located a few short blocks away as well as St. Ursula's and George P. Vanier Separate Elementary School. John McGregor High School and the Pines are good choices for secondary schools. Contact the Public and Separate School Boards for specific information.Both have French Immersion Available.
AMMENITIES:Close to 401, two golf courses, shopping, banking and restaurants for convenience. Many residents of the south side of Chatham enjoy nightly strolls along the banks of McGregors Creek with its expansivewalkways and greenbelt areas. Memorial Arena and the Baseball Diamond are just around the corner. Parks and children's playground available for family fun.
The Holidays are over and we are back to our normal routines. I love Christmas and all that comes with it, catching up with family and friends, great food, Christmas concerts and church services. But I for one was glad to get back to whatever normal is. This weekend in Chatham- Kent there is a whole line-up of entertainment to suit anybodys tastes.
Saturday Evening January 14 at 7 P.M. at St. Andrews Church in Chatham, the 'Saturdays at 7 Series 'continues with Duelling Keyboard. This evening was included in last years program and is back by popular demand. The organ and the piano go head-to-head to see which instrument is 'King', treating the audience to an evening of great keyboard music. For those who have been at any of the St. Andrews Concerts, you are aware of the musical expertise of the Music Director, Devon Hanson. He, along with several guests will present a concert of Keyboard Magic. Hope to see you there. The cost is a suggested $10.00 Free Will offering. The proceeds go to support the music program at St. Andrews.
Also on Saturday Evening January 14th, if keyboards are not your favorite, why not attend a Local Talent Night at the Mary Webb Centre in Highgate at 8 P.M. The Mary Webb Centre is a unique Venue in Chatham-Kent which hosts many great Concerts and also has a local Art Gallery where you can view and purchase works by local artists. The Centre's Mission Statement is : To engage and inspire performing and visual arts in partnership with the local community and visitors within a historical and architecturally significant heritage venue. There is a Tea, Talk and Tour Event every Thursday from 1-4 P.M. with arts and crafts of over 30 local artists on display. Stop in for a cup of tea and you will fall in love with the facility.
Saturdays Concert will feature local talent with a variety of musical expressions from singers to clog dancers and even an accordion player. We have many talented musicians right here in our own community and this is an opportunity to experience just a sampling. The evening will begin at 8 P.M. For more information call 519-358-6455.
The Mary Webb Centre is currently undergoing a 2200 Sq Ft. addition. There is also a Fundraiser at the Bingo Palace in Chatham on River Line Thursday January 13 at 6:30 or you can go on-line at their website to donate to this great venue.
Last but not least in this weekends scheduled entertainment Lee Ann Womack will be at the Chatham Capitol Theatre on Sunday January 15 at 7:30 for a one night show. Womack's album " The Way I'm Livin" her first album in 7 years earned two Grammy nominations -2015 Country Album of the Year, 2016 Best Solo Country Vocal performance and Country Song for 'Chances Are' Womack began her career at an early age and has continued to please audiences since. Sunday evening promises to be a great concert and right here in our own Chatham-Kent.
Let's support what is happening in Chatham-Kent. Our community is very vibrant and features a variety of entertainment. Hope to see you at some of the upcoming events.
Put me, Wayne Liddy Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage to Work for you!
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...
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
Baby Boomers,those born between the years 1947 and 1964 are a force to be recon with. They constitute a third of the population of Canada.When the Boomer segment latch onto a Marketing Idea, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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