Friday, November 8, 2019

SOLD ~ Bungalow Port Franks

SOLD ~ Duplex In Forest

November ~ The PEDLAR Team Update


Welcome To November &
Hope Everyone Has A Safe Halloween


It's a rainy to start to November but don't let that get you down. Think about all the candy your kids are going to bring home or that you will have left over to eat! The seasons have certainly changed quickly around here as the cooler temperatures have arrived.


Bank Of Canada Makes
Latest Interest Rates Announcement

In its scheduled announcement this morning, the Bank of Canada has announced that the overnight interest rate target will hold steady at 1.75 per cent. This is the eighth time in a row that the Bank held off on making any upward moves since raising its interest rate a year ago. The Bank cited the continued weakening of the global economy as the reason behind its decision, with the ripple effects reaching Canada.
“A growing number of countries have responded with monetary and other policy measures to support their economies. Still, global growth is expected to slow to around three per cent this year before edging up over the next two years,” the Bank noted in its announcement. “Canada has not been immune to these developments. Commodity prices have fallen amid concerns about global demand. Despite this, the Canada-US exchange rate is still near its July level, and the Canadian dollar has strengthened against other currencies.”
The next interest rate announcement is scheduled on December 4, 2019.

Craft Breweries & Local Wineries


This area of Southwestern Ontario is becoming quite the hot spot for craft breweries and local wineries. See below for a map heading north and south of Grand Bend to find your new favourite spot to grab a drink. Go out and support local as all these places remain open over the winter!


Grand Bend & Area Chamber of Commerce


Lots of excitement around the Grand Bend & Area Chamber of Commerce. They had their annual 'Celebrate The Season Awards' at the Oakwood Resort on November 7 from 6-9pm.

In other exciting news they released the brand new website at the start of the month ... this new site is more interactive and easier to find those hidden gems around the area. Go take a look today by clicking the link: http://www.itstartsatthebeach.ca/


Huron Shores Transit Proposal Moves Forward

This is great for our area that this moves forward. There is still some work to go but so far its going in the right direction of their being an actual public transit system connecting all our towns with each other and London & Sarnia. This transit system would allow cheap transit for those working in other towns, those who can't or don't drive, and those who want to head into the city. Many positives for the community!

Click the link to view full article: https://blackburnnews.com/midwestern-ontario/2019/10/25/transit-plan-local-region-presented-steering-committee/?fbclid=IwAR3DealPDtcwbpAYDmoSF52uhNshcahrxIWZsKW29udMVPgqv4j8FNi2A6U


Townsend Meadows Development
In Forest - PHASE 2 Has Started &
5 Units Are Already SOLD


Welcome to Forest’s newest adult lifestyle development. Townsend Meadows is the ideal destination for seniors who are looking for an exclusive retirement development in a caring community of like-minded neighbours. Enjoy all the conveniences of your family home without any of the maintenance and security concerns.

Townsend Meadows has come about through the initiative of a number of community members who wanted to create an accessible seniors development and provide a housing alternative that would help keep retirees in Forest. Townsend Meadows offers an opportunity for private independent living in the social and supportive atmosphere of small town living. There is are three floor plan sizes to choose from. You can enjoy a lifestyle free from the day-to-day worries of maintenance and security. We cut the grass and shovel the snow and you have the freedom to lock the door and go and spend time on things that are important to you.

Click the link: https://www.townsendmeadows.com/

Or find us on facebook by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/Townsend-Meadows-Seniors-Housing-296597098583/
Townsend Meadows PHASE 2
Huron Model - 1,411 Sq Ft - $367,120
Bosanquet Model - 1,175 Sq Ft - $305,500
Thedford Model - 1,295 Sq Ft - $336,700

Call Doug PEDLAR today for more information at 1519-238-5700


New To Lambton Shores?


The municipality of Lambton Shores is starting a new initiative of making municipality information easier to find out. Check the link out and see what things you didn't know about this awesome municipality.

Click the link: https://www.lambtonshores.ca/en/living-here/new-to-lambton-shores.aspx?platform=hootsuite

Happening In The Community

It's always good to know what is going on in our exciting community.

Before Remembrance Day Events
November 9 - 4pm - 58 Albert Street, Forest - Forest Legion

The Forest Legion will host a Remembrance Day Banquet on Saturday, November 9 at the Legion hall. Entertainment will start at 4pm, opening ceremonies will take place at 5:45pm and a roast beef dinner will be served at 6pm. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the Legion.

November 9 - 6pm - 20 Municipal Drive, Grand Bend - Grand Bend Legion
The Grand Bend Legion will host a Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, November 9 starting at 6pm in the Legion hall. Veterans along with their spouses/caregivers are invited guests. Tickets are available at the Legion for the public as well.

Remembrance Day
November 11 - 10:30 am - Forest Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony
November 11 - 10:45 am - Grand Bend Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony
November 11 - 11 am - Thedford Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony

Lambton Shores Bantam Regional Silver Stick Tournament
November 28 - December 1, 2019

Lambton Shores will host the 3rd Annual Bantam LL/HL Regional Silver Stick Tournament November 28-December 1, 2019. Games will be played at the Shores Recreation Centre in Forest and the Legacy Recreation Centre in Thedford all weekend. Opening ceremonies will take place at the Shores Recreation Centre at 12:00pm on Friday, November 28, 2019.

These aren't all the events happening in Lambton Shores so check out the community calendar link on Lambton Shores website. Here is the link to community calendar page: https://calendar.lambtonshores.ca/default/Month?StartDate=06/01/2019

Social Media
Have a great day everyone and don't forget to check out our social media sites like youtube, facebook, twitter and our website to stay up to date on all the latest listings. You can find the links to these various social media outlets above our information below. See the benefits of using a high quality drone and camera for videos and pictures to add content to each listing.
Grand Bend Lakefront
Southcott Pines
70 Feet Frontage
Totally Updated
4 Beds 2 Baths
$2,000,000
Port Franks
Built in 2005
Custom Brick Bungalow
Full Finished Basement
Attached Double Garage
3 Beds 2 Bath
$450,000
Huron Woods
Steeper Const. Built In 1990
Spacious Main Floor
Finished LL With Walkout
5 Beds 3 Bath
$599,900
If you or any of your friends and family are looking to buy or sell make sure to call us first!
Referrals are the greatest compliment

Check our website out by clicking the link below

The Pedlar Team Facebook
The Pedlar Team Website
The Pedlar Team YouTube
The Pedlar Team Twitter
 Doug Pedlar      Mark Pedlar     Garrett Pedlar 
    Broker of Record                         Broker                        Sales Representative
519-902-4099    519-670-0746     519-872-0910
 remaxdoug@hay.net           remaxmark@hay.net          remaxgarrett@hay.net

Saturday, October 26, 2019

September - Another Strong Month for Real Estate


London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced 861 homes* were sold last month, marking the second best September for home resales, since the Association began tracking data in 1978.
"In September, home resales across the region were up 11.8%, compared to the same month last year," said Earl Taylor, 2019 LSTAR President. "With three months left in the year, almost 8,000 homes have exchanged hands, which is up 3.6%, compared to this period in 2018."
Meanwhile, inventory remains low, with active listings at 1,841, up 8.8%, compared to September 2018. This number is well below the 10-year average. For comparison, this is down 22.6% compared to three years ago and down 49.6% compared to five years ago.
"What we're experiencing with low inventory has had an impact on the average home sales price," Taylor said. "Each of the five major areas in LSTAR's jurisdiction saw an increase last month. It was up 20.4% in Elgin County, up 6.6% in Middlesex and up 6.5% in Strathroy. London and St. Thomas also saw gains, up 5.1% and 4.3% respectively."
Overall, the average home price was $412,208. It represents an increase of 6.8% from September 2018 but is almost on par with the average sales price of $413,010 from August.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

3rd Quarter Market Report ~ The PEDLAR Team Update


3rd Quarter Market Report

 
The market still is moving in Grand Bend but things have settled a bit since the hot spring market. In town your seeing more inventory come on the market and although sales were down this quarter, they are fairly level for year over year and the prices are up over the last 12 months. Along the Lake inventory was down significantly this quarter compared to last year this time which led to fewer sales, but the numbers are pretty close for lakeside properties with more sales this year and an increase in the average price. However lakefront sales have slowed down compared to last and the average price has decreased with the entry level inventory mainly selling. Port Franks and area is still a strong market with more listings, more sales and increased prices.


New To Lambton Shores?


The municipality of Lambton Shores is starting a new initiative of making municipality information easier to find out. Check the link out and see what things you didn't know about this awesome municipality.

Click the link: https://www.lambtonshores.ca/en/living-here/new-to-lambton-shores.aspx?platform=hootsuite
 

Happening In The Community

It's always good to know what is going on in our exciting community.

Halloween Fun Day
October 26 - 1pm - 3pm - Port Franks Community Centre - 9997 Port Franks Road, Port Franks

The Optimist Club of Ausable Port Franks will host their annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26 from 1-3pm at the Port Franks Community Centre. One free pumpkin for each child to paint and take home! Trick or treating in their Spooky town, face painting and so much more. Free for all ages. Visit their website or facebook page for more information.

These aren't all the events happening in Lambton Shores so check out the community calendar link on Lambton Shores website. Here is the link to community calendar page: https://calendar.lambtonshores.ca/default/Month?StartDate=06/01/2019

Social Media
 
Have a great day everyone and don't forget to check out our social media sites like youtube, facebook, twitter and our website to stay up to date on all the latest listings. You can find the links to these various social media outlets above our information below. See the benefits of using a high quality drone and camera for videos and pictures to add content to each listing.
 
Grand Bend Lakefront
Southcott Pines
70 Feet Frontage
Totally Updated
4 Beds 2 Baths
$2,000,000
Forest Duplex
Unit 1-2 Bdrm 1 Bath
Unit 2-3 Bdrm 1 Bath
Close To Amenities
Calling All Investors
Updates Throughout
$249,900
Huron Woods
Steeper Const. Built In 1990
Spacious Main Floor
Finished LL With Walkout
5 Beds 3 Bath
$599,900
If you or any of your friends and family are looking to buy or sell make sure to call us first!
Referrals are the greatest compliment

Check our website out by clicking the link below
The Pedlar Team Facebook
The Pedlar Team Website
The Pedlar Team YouTube
The Pedlar Team Twitter
 Doug Pedlar      Mark Pedlar     Garrett Pedlar 
    Broker of Record                         Broker                        Sales Representative
 
519-902-4099    519-670-0746     519-872-0910
 remaxdoug@hay.net           remaxmark@hay.net          remaxgarrett@hay.net

Friday, October 11, 2019

September - another strong month for real estate



London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced 861 homes* were sold last month, marking the second best September for home resales, since the Association began tracking data in 1978.
"In September, home resales across the region were up 11.8%, compared to the same month last year," said Earl Taylor, 2019 LSTAR President. "With three months left in the year, almost 8,000 homes have exchanged hands, which is up 3.6%, compared to this period in 2018."
Meanwhile, inventory remains low, with active listings at 1,841, up 8.8%, compared to September 2018. This number is well below the 10-year average. For comparison, this is down 22.6% compared to three years ago and down 49.6% compared to five years ago.
"What we're experiencing with low inventory has had an impact on the average home sales price," Taylor said. "Each of the five major areas in LSTAR's jurisdiction saw an increase last month. It was up 20.4% in Elgin County, up 6.6% in Middlesex and up 6.5% in Strathroy. London and St. Thomas also saw gains, up 5.1% and 4.3% respectively."
Overall, the average home price was $412,208. It represents an increase of 6.8% from September 2018 but is almost on par with the average sales price of $413,010 from August.
Area
September Average Sale Price
Elgin County
$426,992
London
$410,930
Middlesex County
$504,172
St. Thomas
$335,374
Strathroy
$406,426
LSTAR
$412,208

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The PEDLAR Team Update ~ October Newsletter

Welcome To October Everyone


September flew by for us and I am sure for you as well as family's get back into routine with school and all that fun stuff. We are a week into fall and some parts of  western Canada saw snow fall already!! I won't mention the S word again in this newsletter.

October is a typical time for many of the cottages to start shutting down around here. As you all may have noticed things around town start to quiet down in September but October brings a new level of quiet after Thanksgiving Weekend. Many businesses/restaurants stay open till Thanksgiving weekend so make sure you get and enjoy the action without the lineups!

Have a great October everyone and enjoy the leaves changing colours! Its magnificent driving down 21 alongside The Pinery Park down the aisle way of colours.

For a great article, by Mike Holmes, on shutting down your cottage this October simply click the link: https://nationalpost.com/life/homes/mike-holmes-top-tips-for-closing-up-your-cottage-for-another-year

Find below a couple good things to be aware of in Lambton Shores. One image showing which location deals with particular issues you may have within Lambton Shores. The other image regarding leaf clean up and the dates.


Townsend Meadows Development
In Forest - PHASE 2 Has Started &
5 Units Are Already SOLD


Welcome to Forest’s newest adult lifestyle development. Townsend Meadows is the ideal destination for seniors who are looking for an exclusive retirement development in a caring community of like-minded neighbours. Enjoy all the conveniences of your family home without any of the maintenance and security concerns.

Townsend Meadows has come about through the initiative of a number of community members who wanted to create an accessible seniors development and provide a housing alternative that would help keep retirees in Forest. Townsend Meadows offers an opportunity for private independent living in the social and supportive atmosphere of small town living. There is are three floor plan sizes to choose from. You can enjoy a lifestyle free from the day-to-day worries of maintenance and security. We cut the grass and shovel the snow and you have the freedom to lock the door and go and spend time on things that are important to you.

Click the link: https://www.townsendmeadows.com/

Or find us on facebook by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/Townsend-Meadows-Seniors-Housing-296597098583/
Townsend Meadows PHASE 2
Huron Model - 1,411 Sq Ft - $367,120
Bosanquet Model - 1,175 Sq Ft - $305,500
Thedford Model - 1,295 Sq Ft - $336,700

Call Doug PEDLAR today for more information at 1519-238-5700


New To Lambton Shores?


The municipality of Lambton Shores is starting a new initiative of making municipality information easier to find out. Check the link out and see what things you didn't know about this awesome municipality.

Click the link: https://www.lambtonshores.ca/en/living-here/new-to-lambton-shores.aspx?platform=hootsuite
 

Happening In The Community

It's always good to know what is going on in our exciting community.

Fall Tree & Plant Sale
October 12 - 9am - Noon - 70642 Ontario St. N., Grand Bend

The Lakeshore Eco-Network will host their annual Fall Tree and Plant Sale on Saturday, October 12 from 9am-12pm at St. John's by-the-Lake Anglican Church. Buy native trees, plants, and shrubs from local growers.

Thanksgiving Market & Sidewalk Sale
October 12 & 13 - 9am - 4pm - Grand Bend Main Street

The 2019 Thanksgiving Market & Sidewalk Sale will take place on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday October 13 from 9am-4pm in Grand Bend!
  • Saturday, October 12th – local shops & restaurants, Farmers & Crafters on Main Street Sidewalk
  • Sunday, October 13th – local shops & restaurants only
Halloween Fun Day
October 26 - 1pm - 3pm - Port Franks Community Centre - 9997 Port Franks Road, Port Franks

The Optimist Club of Ausable Port Franks will host their annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26 from 1-3pm at the Port Franks Community Centre. One free pumpkin for each child to paint and take home! Trick or treating in their Spooky town, face painting and so much more. Free for all ages. Visit their website or facebook page for more information.

These aren't all the events happening in Lambton Shores so check out the community calendar link on Lambton Shores website. Here is the link to community calendar page: https://calendar.lambtonshores.ca/default/Month?StartDate=06/01/2019

Social Media
 
Have a great day everyone and don't forget to check out our social media sites like youtube, facebook, twitter and our website to stay up to date on all the latest listings. You can find the links to these various social media outlets above our information below. See the benefits of using a high quality drone and camera for videos and pictures to add content to each listing.
 
Grand Bend Lakefront
Southcott Pines
70 Feet Frontage
Totally Updated
4 Beds 2 Baths
$2,000,000
Merrywood Meadows
Bungalow W/ In-Floor Heat
Great For Those Looking
To Downsize
Attached Single Garage
2 Beds 2 Bath
$450,000
Huron Woods
Steeper Const. Built In 1990
Spacious Main Floor
Finished LL With Walkout
5 Beds 3 Bath
$599,900
If you or any of your friends and family are looking to buy or sell make sure to call us first!
Referrals are the greatest compliment

Check our website out by clicking the link below
The Pedlar Team Facebook
The Pedlar Team Website
The Pedlar Team YouTube
The Pedlar Team Twitter
 Doug Pedlar      Mark Pedlar     Garrett Pedlar 
    Broker of Record                         Broker                        Sales Representative
 
519-902-4099    519-670-0746     519-872-0910
 remaxdoug@hay.net           remaxmark@hay.net          remaxgarrett@hay.net