Remember the Chatham-Kent's Hospice in Your Christmas Giving
Chatham-Kent 10 Bed Hospice
April 2015 marked the realization of a milestone for our Chatham-Kent Municipality. Thanks to many organizations, volunteers and government grants, the Chatham-Kent 10 Bed Hospice became a reality.
Several public officials were on hand for the opening ceremonies. The Event drew a huge crowd,each individual having their own private thoughts of a loved-one or perhaps a close friend who may have benefited or perhaps will benefit from this well planned facility in the future. Ten small waterfalls gently flow into the courtyard pool, each representing a bed and the special occupants who will leave their loved ones embrace. Great attention to detail makes this home-like setting a welcome place for those in need to celebrate living not death with family and friends and receive the personalized care they need.
City Council had approved the Chatham-Kent Hospice back in November of 2013 and voted to provide half of the construction money for the Hospice. Then came the successful fundraising efforts. The Hospice is located on the property of St. Andrew's Residence but is run separately from the residence. The model developed is unique and very cost effective according to chair Jennifer Wilson. St Andrews is leasing the land adjacent to the existing residence and providing a number of support facilities such as laundry and food preparation which reduces the cost and size of the Hospice building.
Hospices are not only for the teminally ill but also for the living, those loved ones who are there daily and are so grateful for the many benefits of a hospice facility. The facility provides comfort, support,and pain management in a home like setting, which is very important to those facing that ultimate challenge at the end of their lives. The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance does have a Palliative Care unit and the staff is wonderful. Our family has experienced it first hand but it is unfortunately overcrowded and waiting lists are in place.The Hospice is a welcome addition to Chatham-Kent's caring community.
You may wonder why I would feature this article now at Christmas time. Many of us have lost a loved ones at this time of year or may be going through a loss a loss right now. I have heard so many wonderful reports about the Hospice, their caring staff and what they provide for the patient as well as the families. We are so fortunate to have such a facility in our midst. Remember it in your Christmas Giving since they run mainly on donations.
Chatham-Kent cares! You have only to read the papers. look on-line or read the signs and you will see one after another charitable events taking place in this great community. Chatham-Kent is definitely the location to live, work, raise a family retire to, relocate to, or purchase a vacation property. My Motto for Chatham-Kent is IT IS ALL HERE ALL YEAR" Visit my website for Events, Happening and Choice properties for sale in this desirable community. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage
St. Andrew's 'Saturday's at 7' Christmas Concert this Saturday Dec 16/2017
The popular series, "Saturday's at 7" is in its 5th year. Under the direction of the talented, Director of Music, Devon L. Hansen , this series has become very popular and one manyof us look forward to. If you have never attended, you have really missed out.
The 2017-2018 Series began on Sept 23 2017 with an evening featuring the talented London Native Sonja Gustafson accompanied by the equally talented Mark Payne, known for his work at the Petrolia Playhouse. Then on November 11, 2017 The Windsor Classic Chorale presented their annual Remembrance Day Concert at St. Andrew's.
This coming Saturday, December 16 will be the traditional Christmas Concert, Called:" Comfort and Joy" The evening will be a trip down memory lane with many of the Holiday favorites. Due to the popularity of this Concert it will be presented at 2 P.M. and 7 P.M.
After the New Year, there will be 3 fantastic performances you will not want to miss. Mark your calendars. March 18, 2118 Chatham welcomes the Wayne State University Wind Symphony under the direction of associate chair and conductor, Douglas Bianchi. The Symphony will perform a wide variety of music from band classics to the latest in contemporary literature.
May 5, 2018 is "Broadsway" This group of talented performers has been featured in some of Canada's top Jazz and Cabaret festivals. Their performance will bring together an evening of Jazz, Theatre, Pop and even Classical Music. Coupled with their passionate performance and their added humour, the evening is sure to be a memorable one you will not want to miss.
Last but certainly not least June 9/2018 'Raise The Roof" This evening is a reunion of sorts for the closing of the 5th Anniversary Season. Performers from previous seasons will revisit the St. Andrew's stage celebrating the success of the Series Main Goal, "to bring quality arts to the community of Chatham-Kent , showcasing Local and International talent."
Mr. Devon Hansen, the multi-talented pianist and Director of the St. Andrew's Choir announced the exciting news of the newly formed partnership with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and St. Andrew's last year. Tickets for these performances are available online. All of the other performances are a suggested free will offering of $10.00 per adult.
What a line-up of entertainment for Chatham-Kent. Hope to see you there! Something for everyone and something for all ages in this great community. Visit my website for Chatham-Kent events, Happenings and Choice Properties for sale in this affordable community. Call me Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs today.
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Generation X Makes Comeback into Real Estate Market 2017
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
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
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.
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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.
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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
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
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