Visit Historic Downtown Chatham and stay in the Unique Boutique Hotel " The Retro Suites" at the end of King St. Stay in beautiful rooms like " The King Edward" and experience Old World Charm together with Superb service.A $1.5 million Dollar fire in September of 2011 destroyed some the building at the corner of William St. and Jahnke St including the Williams St. Cafe although the majority of the Hotel remained open.A rebuild of the Cafe as well as a replacing the long term rooms with bigger open-concept facilities and 5 new suites has been completed. The William St. cafe is open for business with a new Entrance.Owner Rob Myers, is a passionate collector and has filled the Hotel with unique pieces collected by he and his wife Cathy from around the world, including a microphone used by Elvis and many original pieces of art. The rear of the building's facade is a Miami-style pastel-colored brick, glass block columns and neon. The new management team is led by his daughter Jessica who is general manager. Jessica has a background in the hospitality industry having worked at the Four Seasons Whistler and in the client services team for RM's European and North American offices. Also, new to the team is Pete Tsirimbis , food and beverage manager at the Chilled Cork Restaurant and Lounge. Mr. Myers said the key to the Hotel's success has been in ensuring that spotless accomodations are provided along with a high attention to details. Having stayed in many Hotels around the world personally, he believes the Retro Suites ranks with the best!
Chatham Capitol Theatre
Make sure you attend one of the many performances being held at the completely renovated Capitol Theatre. St. Clair College took over in 2012 and the programming is excellent with a complete line-up of talent from Musical to Dance. Check out the schedule of events for 2015 at Chatham-Capitol Theatre
Visit RM Classic Cars on the edge of town and transport yourself back in time as you wander throught the showroom and marvel at the complete restoration of Vintage Automobiles. Chatham is called the Classic Car Capital of the world. Check out the RMwebsite and learn more about this attraction which draws people from around the entire world.
SMITH-WILSON ESTATE WINES
Located on Hwy #3 in Chatham-Kent. just 5 minutes from the Bloomfield Hwy. off 401 and 10 minutes from Blenheim.Spend a pleasant day with a glass of wine, roam the grounds and enjoy a panoramic view of the Vineyards and Lake Erie.
What makes their wines so unique is the fact that all the grapes used for the production are grown on site or made from the fruit grown on the family farm.The wines are manufactured in small batches meant to be enjoyed by family and friends. The Old Warehouse on the grounds is the perfect place for Special Events, Corporate Functions or other occasions.
Visit one of the many Golf Courses in the Chatham area. There are 9 in total and Green fees are very reasonable. Maple City Country Club on the banks of the Thames River is a long standing favorite of residents and visitors alike or visit one of the other 8 Courses in the area like the Links of Kent. Just part of the Affordable Lifestyle of Chatham-Kent.
Love History? In her novel " Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe modeled her character Uncle Tom after Rev. Josiah Hanson. Hanson settled in the Chatham-Kent area of Canada when he escaped the south along the trails of the Underground Railway. Visit his home and other unique 19th Century Heritage Buildings and relive one of the most historic periods of the past.
These are just some of the many things to visit or buy in Chatham-Kent. The perfect location for Baby Boomers, Empty Nesters or anyone looking for AFFORDABLE LIFESTYLE! Friendly community to raise a family, retire to, relocate or just visit. Call me, Wayne Liddy Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage at 519-436-4810 Chatham and let me show you Affordable Real Estate in Chatham-Kent. Visit my website for events happenings and choice listings for sale
7th Annual Boot Hill "Country" Jamboree July 30- August 2/2015
The 7th Annual Boot Hill "Country" Jamboree will be held this year 2015, July 30 thru August 3 near Clacken, a few short miles from Chatham. In 2011 for the first time the Provincial Government donated $65,000 for the event which helped the organizers plan an even more spectacular jamboree. It is a fantastic weekend of top notch entertainment right here in our own Kent County. Last year's event attracted thousands and for many has become one of the main Country Western Weekends of the summer!
In its 7th successful year, the Jamboree offers 3 days of camping, 3 days and 4 nights of Country Music featuring some of the Top Country Music Stars.There will be 20 Country Music Bands. This year's line-up for 2015 includes Friday evening July 31 featuring Blackjack Bill, Bobby Wills, Kerosene Creek, Cutler Boyd and Ten Cent Town, Saturday, August 3 will be Corb Lund, Sweet Hearts Of The Rodeo, Scott Manery & the Barn Burners, Tanya Marie Harris and Dog House Rose, and Sunday August 2 the Road Hammers, Ty Herndon, Larry Berrio , The Boot Hill Boys and Heather Ballantyn. Check their website for Early Bird ticket prices and Camping Sites or call 519-678-3434.
This Summer Country Festival was the dream of one man and his family and has grown into an event that attracts visitors from all over the country. It is a family friendly event and families return year after year as well as die-hard Country Fans. Another example of what we in Chatham-Kent have to offer right in our own backyard. This weekend Event has established itself as a Major Tourist Attraction in the Summer in just a few short years and attracts visitors from across Canada as well as the U.S.
Chatham-Kent is the Affordable Lifestyle Location to live, work. raise a family or visit. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc Brokerage Chatham and let me show you Real Estate in this desirable area. Visit my website for Chatham-Kent Events, Happenings and Choice Properties for sale.
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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!
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
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
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,
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.
Aluminum wiring was used extensively in homes throughout North America between the mid 1960's until the late 1970's, primarily due to the high cost of copper wiring at the time. If buying a homebuilt during this time period, there is a good chance that it contains aluminum wiring.But is aluminum wiring safe? The short answer is, yes. It is still in use in many applications even today, though not in residential branch circuits.
Did you know:"... Aluminum wiring in residential installations will operate as safely as any other type of wiring if the proper materials are used and it is installed as per the manufacturer's instructions and the Ontario Hydro Electrical Safety Code.Home buyers and owners are finding that many insurance companies will not provide or renew insurance coverage on properties with aluminum wiring unless it is inspected by the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) of Ontario, and repaired or replaced as necessary to make it safe. A copy of the inspection certificate will often need to be provided to the insurer before the property can be insured. In some cases, the insurer
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 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
Back in 2011 the Real Estate Industry began to recognize 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 continue 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