Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Looking Forward to those Days at the Cottage!

Chris and Michelle Campbell just sent me a photo of their grand daughter Alexis, beside the SOLD sign on their lot in Poplar Beach, where they are hoping to build "the dream cottage". Years from now they can look back and say..."do you remember the time that we took your picture here, beside Doug's real estate sign?". Summer will be here soon so we can all start enjoying the summer! Hope the Campbell's enjoy the area and have lots of good memories.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Commercial Rentals for Grand Bend

Every year I get requests from people in London, Toronto, Kitchener of what is for rent on the Main Street of Grand Bend, so before the phone calls start I have made a list of what is available! If you would send me an email requesting this list I would be glad to supply it to you. Just email me at The spring will be here before we know it..

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sales already Happening Here in Grand Bend

Just Sold 9 Warwick Ave. home last weekend and the market seems to be ready to go already this January! The office has been busy for this time of year as most of the agents have had sales already and the listings are starting to come in as well. This Cottage/Home is just 3 blocks to the beach. The second cabin can be rented out year round, weekly or just a great guest house to have the friends in. Both places come fully furnished and ready for the summer fun!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

RE/MAX Kickstart in Toronto

RE/MAX is ready for the new year and we were down to Toronto at the Convention Centre this week for the annual Kick Start Sales Rally, with almost 2000 agents. There was a lot of great networking, guest speakers and the outlook for 2010 is great compared to a year ago! The spring market should be very exciting this year with the low interest rates and pent up demand. Perhaps the low inventory of good listings may have an influence on prices but it is still early in the season.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Market Recovery Continues with Record Sales in December

Last month, 438 homes exchanged hands in the jurisdiction of the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR), a 55.9-per-cent increase over December 2008. However, December 2008 had an unusually low sales volume of 281, compared to 375 in 2007, 421 in 2006, 388 in 2005, etc. This anomaly explains the large percentage increase for December 2009. However, it should be noted that this was the Best December sales ever in the history of LSTAR and Listings continued to rise by 12.8% - both of these indicators speaks to the strong recovery in our jurisdiction.