Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Rentals for the summer months!

If you have been thinking of wanting to rent a place for the summer but just put it off till the weather got warm, you might be too late! Most cottages are rented for the summer by early April and some of the renters book their place a year ahead, when they rent for their week.
But there are still some great places available for summer weeks as we have sold places and the new buyers want to rent them part of the season to help pay for taxes and expenses. This link is to one of those places, where the whole summer is not full, so get ready for summer at the Bend and give these folks a call.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Best April EVER

A resounding 1,068 homes exchanged hands in April 2016, up 10.8% over April 2015. "This makes last month the best April on record," says Stacey Evoy, President of the London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS®. "The only other April to crack the one thousand mark was April 2010, when 1,017 homes sold." Year-to-Date sales are up 10.7% over last year.
1,650 homes were listed in April, down 14.2%, and Active Listings End of Period – or inventory – was down 23.3%. " According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's Senior Market Analyst Anthony Passarelli, current market conditions are starting to resemble the seller's market conditions in 2003-2007, when quarterly prices were up 6 to 9% from the same period a year earlier," says Evoy. "Our relatively low inventory of listings seems to support the idea that we may, in fact, be moving towards a seller's market. All that adds up to now being a very smart time to list your home."
The good news extended beyond London's city limits. The City of St. Thomas also had an outstanding April. 86 homes sold in St. Thomas last month, compared to the 77 sold the previous April. The average price of a home in St. Thomas so far in 2016 stands at $219,560, up 1.3%.
The best-selling house style in LSTAR's jurisdiction for April 2016 was the two-storey, then the bungalow, followed by ranches, then townhouse condominiums, then high rise apartment condos. The average price for a detached home Year-to- Date stood at $290,773 up 3%, while the average price for a condo over the same period stood at $196,903, up 3.7%. The average price of all homes sold through LSTAR's MLS® Year-to-Date stood at $272,663, up 3.1%.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/FBZ2VU
Year round home in Port Franks just steps to the beaches of Port Franks situated on a large double lot in Windsor Park. Mature pines surround the property for privacy with a large circle driveway and single car garage for parking. Open concept kitchen, dining and living room with updated flooring and large windows with 3 sided natural fireplace. Spacious family room with on the main floor with updated flooring and patio doors to the back yard. 2 spacious bedrooms upstairs with a den for extra sleeping space. Lots of room for entertaining throughout the home and spacious outdoor living spaces including the multiple patios and outdoor volleyball court in the side yard. Most furniture negotiable. Main beach access just a short walk away and the marina is just at the end of the street.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.00
Price: $379,900

For more information about this property, please contact GARRETT PEDLAR at (519) 238-5700 or remaxgarrett@hay.net. You can also text 3590381 to 67299.

See more listings at: www.grandbendrealestate.com

MLS ID: 581933