Tottenham, ON Real Estate News

By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
This is a "dangerous" time of year (for me) to start a Challenge to lose weight, but then, when I thought about it, it might be the best time...As some of you might know, My first 90 Day Challenge was to lose 45 pounds.  Ultimately, I fell short, I lost 42 pounds, 3 pounds less than my goal.Its been 3 weeks since my challenge ended and I have so much more energy than I had at the end of August.  I have lost six inches off my waist.  I wore a suit to our company's Christmas party last weekend that I have not been able to wear comfortably since probably 2004 (it was a little loose!).  I was able to button up the collar on my shirt (something I haven't done, even using collar extenders, since 2007).  I can walk faster, longer and climb more flights of stairs than I could just four short mo...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Earlier this week, I had to pick up Alec at school (Helen had to attend a meeting).  After some playtime and dinner, I accompanied him to the local Tottenham Foodmart where he was going to make his own Gingerbread House.Tottenham Foodmart schedules up to eight children at an evening to come to their store and make their own Gingerbread House.  They supply the building frame, the icing and assorted treats to build the House and at the end, will wrap it up in a bow and give it to you to take home. This is our second year taking Alec here, last year Helen had the honours. I resisted every "anal" urge in me to take over the project... this was his creation.  I, myself, am not artistic, and tend to lean towards geometry and symmetry in projects like this.  Not Alec!  The treats he did not ea...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
There are a few homes who embrace the spirit of Christmas with their nightly displays of Lights and, at times, Music spectacularly.I was driving my son home from school when I happened on these displays:This home, located in Bond Head, just east of Highway 27 on the north side of Highway 88 (about 1.5 miles west of Highway 400) is the latest torch bearer for this community.  A home very close to this one used to have an absolutely breath taking display year after year, and I guess, over the years, the neighbour embraced the spirit.  A few years ago, the owners moved, and it seems shared (I am not sure if they sold or gave) some of their displays with the neighbour that has stayed. This second home, located on The Boulevard in Tottenham, is another spectacular display choreographed to se...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Tottenham's Christmas Parade is over for another year, but the festivities will continue until "Light Up" later this evening.Here are some pictures from this year's parade: We held our Grand Opening of Our New Office @ 22 Queen St South and had Balloons, Candy Cane, Hot Chocolate and Hot Cider for all.  It was cold enough that there were many takers.  I saw some children breaking up their Candy Cane and adding it to their Hot Chocolate.  Looked interesting and is something I will try at some point this Christmas Season, they told me that depending on how long you let it melt, you will have a stronger Mint Hot Chocolate!
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Its that time of year again. As winter approaches, we are entering another flu season. We can help reduce the spread of influenza through a proactive regimen including frequent good handwashing, covering our coughs and sneezes (or coughing into our elbows), staying home when sick, but the best way to prevent the spread of influenza is to get vaccinated every year. The influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of six months who is not allergic to the vaccine. A recent study showed that the influenza vaccine results in a reduction of 30,000 visits to hospital emergency departments, 1,000 hospitalizations and 300 deaths in Ontario alone. A Tottenham Flu shot clinic will be held at: Tottenham Community Centre, Community Room 2 139 Queen Street North 705-721-7520 Tottenham L...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
OPEN HOUSE Where: 57 Brown St. Tottenham When:  Sunday August 12th, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Large Bright Five-Level Detached Sidesplit on fenced Pie-shaped Lot (over 100' wide at the rear!).  Hardwood Floors, Large Master, Updated Bathrooms, Ground Floor Bedroom/Family Room, Two-tiered deck and a mature treed lot are some of the many features of this great family home.Come to Tottenham to see this special home, smell the fresh air, feel the sense of community, see the value for your dollar! Visit, Play, Stay! Five Level Sidesplit on Large Pie Shaped Lot Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood $299,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Partial Bathroom Location 57 Brown St.Tottenham, ON L0G 1W0Canada To get updates on open home dates and other property ev...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
OPEN HOUSE Where: 31 Brown St. Tottenham When:  Sunday August 12th, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Large Open Concept Home in Family Neighbourhood! Four Level Detached Sidesplit in Great Family Neighbourhood Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood $294,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Partial Bathroom Location 31 Brown StTottenham, ON L0G 1W0Canada To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Our recent listings Four Level Detached Sidesplit in Great Family NeighbourhoodDetached Bungalow with Single GarageFive Level Sidesplit on Large Pie Shaped LotWhy would you rent?Detached Raised Bungalow Subscribe to our listing feed See more Tottenham, ON real estate for sale Are you looking for a home close to the...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
For Helen and I, a child came later in our lives, and without much forethought ... the time has flown by.  We have enjoyed all the family time that we have managed this month, whether playing games indoors (to beat the heat), or in the pool late afternoons (when the sun is not so harsh), and we saw Brave in Orangeville last Sunday.  Helen is of Scottish heritage, so this movie, like Braveheart, was a "must see". I tend to be the more pragmatic person of the two of us.  So when Helen told me that she wanted to bake Alec a special cake for his birthday I was totally disinterested.  A few years ago, Helen baked Alec a money cake (with coins wrapped in wax paper in the cake).  Last year, Helen made Alec a "Rainbow" cake, with layers the colours of the rainbow.  This year she told me that sh...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
South Simcoe Railway is celebrating it's 20th season of operation and Canada Day on Sunday July 1st with rides through the Beeton Creek ravine @ 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. with celebrations starting at 2:30 p.m. And from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Ontario Delorean Owners Club feature their 1980 Delorean DMC 12s.Want to participate?Click on South Simcoe Railway for more informationThe Tottenham Firefighters' Association will host their annual Canada Day Fireworks at the Tottenham Conservation Area. Interactive Kids Show with DJ Nick and Games start at 8:00 p.m. The Fireworks will start at about 10:00 p.m.
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
The Tottenham Royal Canadian Legion will host Blind Draw Doubles Tournaments every other Thursday this summer.   The events will be held on May 31st, June 14th, June 28th, July 12th, July 26th, and August 9th. Registration will open until 7:30 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion in Tottenham is located at 25 Richmond Street (East off Queen Street). View Larger Map If you are considering Buying and/or Selling a property in Tottenham or elsewhere in New Tecumseth, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500 for information and assistance in achieving your Real Estate Goals.
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
The 29th Annual Tottenham Bluegrass Festival Where: Tottenham Conservation Area View Larger Map When: June 15th, 16th and 17th, 2012 This renowned Bluegrass festival attracts people from all over North America.  Whether you love Bluegrass or just want to experience the event, Tottenham is the place to be this coming weekend! Workshops Saturday June 16th 10:00 am BANJO - Stefan Van Holten 11:00 am GUITAR - Peter Deachman 12:00 am Dobro - Jim Crawford  1:00 pm BASS - Gene Gouthro  2:00 pm MANDOLIN - Mike Kirley  3:00 pm FIDDLE - Leslie Dawn Knowles   Performance Schedule Friday June 15th  6:30 -  7:00 - Opening Ceremonies  7:00 -  7:40 - Hometown Bluegrass  7:45 -  8:25 - Heart Town  8:30 -  9:10 - Jan Purcell & Pine Road  9:15 -  9:55 - Ducharme Family 10:00 - 10:40 - Heart Town Saturday...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
The Corner of Mill Street and Queen Street in Tottenham is the place to be Wednesday June 13th. In anticipation of the upcoming Tottenham Bluegrass Festival, a Country Square Dance will start at 7:00 pm and last until 11:00 pm, Come out and enjoy some of great music, sit back, relax and enjoy or join in the fun!  Waltz, Fox Trot, Two-Step, or just Move to the Music. Admission is $3.00 and food and refreshments will be available. Like what you see?  If you are considering Buying and/or Selling Tottenham Real Estate, call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500 (or e-mail me chris-smith@remaxchay.com) for information or assistance in achieving your Real Estate Goals.
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Pancake Breakfast May 30th at the Tottenham Community and Fitness Centre. View Larger Map There will be a Pancake Breakfast on May 30th, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Tottenham Community and Fitness Centre in support and to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.  If you are in the neighbourhood on the morning of May 30th, have breakfast and help support the Canadian Cancer Society.
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Relay for Life Car Wash and Barbecue at the Tottenham Community and Fitness Centre. View Larger Map On May 23rd, 2012, between 5:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m., there will be a Car Wash and Barbece in support and to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.  Whether your car is dirty or not, have a car wash, and take your family out for dinner to help support the Canadian Cancer Society.
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
This Four Level Detached Sidesplit on a large 50' * 120' lot is truly the "Best of Both Worlds". Solid construction combined with many recent updates and some re-modelling have created this very unique home featuring: Ground floor with Large Foyer with entrance from garage and 4th Bedroom with ensuite and door to lower level of tiered deck Re-modeled open concept main floor with hardwood floors in Living and Dining Rooms and updated Kitchen with plenty of cupboards and counter space. Recreation Room with wood-burning Fireplace and energy efficient insert. $$$ spent on recent updates including shingles, premium "pop out" windows, Garage Door, Front and Patio Doors and more. View the Virtual Tour and call me, Chris Smith @ 1.866.936.3500 to arrange your private tour of this special home. ...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
57 Brown Street in Tottenham, ON is a rare large five-level side-split on a pie-shaped lot on a quiet street in a family neighbourhood. The many south facing windows create a very bright and cheery home.  The two-teired deck can be accessed from the kitchen or the family room and overlooks a huge backyard (over 100' wide at the rear).  Can you imagine gatherings of friends and family and all the good memories left? See the virtual tour, and click on the layout (does not show the fifth level lower basement) to see whether this home just might be right for you ... or someone you know.  Call me, Chris Smith, at 1.866.936.3500 to arrange a private tour or for additional information. Five Level Sidesplit on Large Pie Shaped Lot Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood $319,000 Single Famil...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Monday February 20th, 2012 is family day in Ontario, and a full day of activity is being scheduled in Tottenham. Alliston Family Day Activities Beeton Family Day ActivitiesThe Tottenham Community and Fitness Centre will open indoor ice from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.There will be a "Just for Fun" Hockey Tournament on the Outdoor Rink. Two age groups, seven to nine years old and ten to thirteen years old. Cost is $40. and players are guaranteed 3 games. Puck drops at 8:00 a.m. Full equipment is required. To register early, call 905.936.4203A "tot lot" will be open at Tottenham Recreation Centre's Gymnasium from 9:00 a.m. until noon. There will also be:A Playball demonstration at 10:00 a.m.A Monkeynastix demonstration at 11:00 a.m.and Badminton and Pickle Ball from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A fu...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
If you live in any of the villages of New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio, or Essa, and you are looking for a "handy man" to complete a Plumbing, Drywall, Painting, Ceramic Tile, Garden, Deck, Shed, Kitchen, Basement, Bathroom, Garage, Fencing or other Home or Commercial Renovation, contact Larry Dubeau before you decide who to use. I met Larry several years ago while he was doing commercial renovations for a company I was working with.  I have had him work on investment property and my home. I have found that he has saved my money on several occasions by suggesting repairs in a manner I had not considered.  He is prompt, competitive, and competent.  He completes a project within the time frame he quotes, and that is very important to me. If you are looking for someone to complete a small ...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Happy New Year!  2011 is over, 2012 is here! A New Year symbolizes rebirth, a new start... a time to wipe the slate clean and start again.  Today I will spend some time with friends and family and celebrate. I will also take some time and reflect on the trials and tribulations of 2011.  I will treasure the good memories and remember and learn from the experiences that challenged me.  I am optimistic about 2012.  I feel our foundation is strong.  My father used to tell me that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and I feel I have identified the areas in my life and in our life that I want to concentrate on improving. For the world, I wish for peace, internally and between each other, and a greater sense of empathy and generosity from those who can for those in need. This year...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
The Naysayers (weathermen) have been predicting a "green", and I do not mean environmentally friendly Christmas... In South Simcoe, an area dotted with small towns and rolling rural landscape Northwest of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), we really like our "White Christmases"... Last night was the final Dart Night of the Tottenham Dart League of 2011.  Helen and I arrived a little later than our usual 7:20 p.m. and I tried to throw a few darts with my brace on.  There was a slight twinge at my wrist on release, but I couldn't get comfortable with my brace and soon abandoned it.  My darts were, in a word, terrible, even considering my lowered expectations. A raucous crowd (you have to be there to appreciate the cacophony as 72 (maybe a few more) people filing in  can create in a room with...
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