Saturday, October 3, 2015

Best September since ... EVER!

Not only did 2015 see a best June ever for real estate sales in the jurisdiction of the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS®, now it's seen the best September ever! A total of 840 homes sold in September 2015, up 23.2% overall from September 2014. "Year-to-Date we've clocked 7,513 transactions," says Carl Vandergoot, LSTAR President. "That's an increase of 10.8%."

Listings were down 2.7% for detached homes, but up 9.4% for condos last month.  "This September 150 condos were sold. Given that the five year average for September condo sales is 137, last month's figures are pretty much in line with what we expected," says Vandergoot. "It's the market for detached homes that seems to be tightening. If I were thinking of selling a detached home, now is when I'd put it on the market."

 The average price for a detached home Year-to-Date stood at $282,241, up 4.3%, while the average price for a condo over the same period stood at $191,197, up 4.6%. Year-to-Date the average price of all homes sold through LSTAR's MLS® stood at $264,791, up 4.2%.
The Market here in Grand Bend is along these same stats as well. Sales have been very brisk this past month and with the nice weather I would expect the market to be good for October.