Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Listing in Port Franks

Just listed this 2 bedroom cedar sided cottage in Port Franks. Just 3 blocks to the beach and featuring a 110'x 228' private treed lot, new 21'x 11' sunroom and a new roof, this is a great investment for the coming summer.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Time to rake the leaves

Every year we get to clean up those oak leave here in Grand Bend. Jeannette and Aaron were doing a great job before the rain and snow came!

Made it back from NAR in New Orleans

Jeannette and I went to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Annual Conference in New Orleans with the London St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) as I am on the Board of Directors this year. It was a great trip with lots to see around the conference and the Big Easy, New Orleans. The music was everywhere from jazz, to blues, to Gospel music on Sunday morning and Earth, Wind & Fire at the concert that night. The weather was in the high 70s and sunny everyday. Should be like that in Grand Bend!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Otawa Trip for Uncle Ron's 60th

The family made it down to Ottawa this weekend to celebrate my uncles 90th birthday. The drive was long but the leaves were in full colour and the traffic on the 401 was tolerable.

October Sales in Line with Forcast

Last month a total of 566 homes exchanged hands, down 14.8% from the previous year. “This is right in line with what we’ve seen all over the country over the past five months,” says Richard Thyssen, President of the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS®. “We experienced a higher volume of sales immediately after the downturn as consumers who had been sitting on the fence jumped back into the market. Now that pent up demand has been met and the market has settled down a little. The Year-to-date sales figures speak to this: at this point in the year we are still 1.1% ahead of last year.” This month, as in previous months and years, homes in LSTAR’s jurisdiction maintain their affordability compared to other major Ontario and Canadian centers. Home sales in the Grand Bend area were very similar to those of London with prices stabilizing and sales down compared to 2009.