Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The London area market heats up in August

The London Free Press reported that home sales in the London and St Thomas area heated up in August, jumping 21.7% compared with the same month last year. The London-St Thomas Association of Realtors said 763 homes sold last month: 620 detached homes and 143 condos. Association president Jack Lane said August sales were above the long-term average of 753 sales for the month. More sellers entered the market; the number of active listings was up 9.8% by month’s end. The market is balanced between buyers and sellers despite the jump in listings, Lane said. “Homes may stay on the market a little longer than they have previously, but the good news is that things are definitely moving.” After a slow winter and spring, the local real estate market has been on the rebound since June. Year-to-date sales are still 2.9 % below January to August last year, but Lane said there’s time to make up the gap. The average sale price for a detached home in August was $237,285, up 1.2% from July.
Most of the Realtors in the Grand Bend area are members of the London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors.

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