Thursday, January 9, 2020

2019 - The Third Best Year in the History of LSTAR

2019 proved to be not only a solid year for real estate in the London-St. Thomas area, but also the third best year for sales activity since the Association began tracking its performance back in 1978.
469 homes traded hands in LSTAR's jurisdiction in December, which brings the total number of 2019 residential transactions recorded via MLS® to 10,125 - up 3.4% over 2018. This is only the third time that sales surpassed 10,000 units. It happened for the first time in 2016 and then again in 2017, a record year with more than 11,000 home resales.
"For the local REALTORS®, 2019 started strong and continued on the same note, with three monthly records in July, October and November," said 2019 LSTAR President Earl Taylor. "For the most part of the year, LSTAR's overall sales-to-new-listings ratio hovered around the 70% mark. However, toward the end of the year its value jumped significantly, to reach 110.1%. This means that Sellers have the upper hand in home sales negotiations here. It also speaks to the high buyer demand and the lack of local housing supply," Taylor explained.
Overall, the December average home price was $426,539, up 15.1% compared to December 2018. The year-to-date average home price in LSTAR's jurisdiction sits at $409,858.

Friday, January 3, 2020

The PEDLAR Team Update ~ January Newsletter

Happy New Year &
Welcome to 2020

Hope the holidays treated everyone well and were able to spend some time with family and friends. We still got a couple days before its truly back to reality when the kids go back to school and parents get back to the routine. Good luck to those with keeping your new years resolutions!

Fourth Quarter Market Report 2019

Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Report Is In!

The Fall Market was very comparable in listings and sales compared to 2018 Fourth Quarter. This is a great sign for homeowners around Grand Bend. The biggest difference is the increase of the average home sale price in the different areas.

Grand Bend Non Lakefront rising from an average sale price of $464,835 in 2018 to $519,479 in 2019. Making for an over 10% rise in average sale price in Grand Bend!

North of Grand Bend Lakefronts average sale price showing almost 40% increase year over year. Keep in mind this is in a big part due to the low end cottages just not existing anymore & everything is getting renovated or demolished. Also these figures are created by using the sale figures that occurred in a certain time period which means more high end cottages sold this year than previous.

RE/MAX National Outlook For 2020

RE/MAX is calling for a leveling out of the highs and lows that characterized the Canadian housing market in 2019, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto, as we move into 2020. Healthy price increases are expected next year, with an estimated 3.7 per-cent increase in the average residential sale price.
Most individual markets surveyed across Canada experienced moderate price increases year-over-year from 2018 to 2019. However, some regions in Ontario continue to experience higher-than-normal gains, including London (+10.7 per cent), Windsor (+11 per cent), Ottawa (+11.7 per cent) and Niagara (+12.9 per cent).
As more Canadians have adjusted to the mortgage stress test and older Millennials move into their peak earning years, it is anticipated that they will drive the market in 2020, particularly single Millennials and young couples. A recent Leger survey conducted by RE/MAX found that more than half (51 per cent) of Canadians are considering buying a property in the next five years, especially those under the age of 45.

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Children's Miracle Network Donation

With every transaction we donate a proportion to the Children's Miracle Network. These donations we make go directly to the Children's Health Foundation at London Hospital where 90% of the machines are purchased through donations! We want to say a huge thank you to our clients for another great year!

Townsend Meadows Development
In Forest - PHASE 2 Has Started &
6 Units Are Already SOLD With
5 Units Remaining For Sale

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.

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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.

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Happening In The Community

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

Cabin Fever Coffee Club
Thursdays Starting January 9 from 2pm-3pm - 25 Main Street, Grand Bend - Huron Shores United Church

Bundle up and get out of the house this winter, Thursday afternoons, for a hot cup of something, a simple treat, and some shared conversation with others. Beginning January 9, 2-3 pm and every Thursday until March 26 at Huron Shores United Church. All are welcome - lug your own mug, more importantly, invite a snowbound friend!

International Silver Stick - North American Finals
January 10 - 12 & January 24 - 26 - Games Played In Thedford, Forest & Watford Arenas

Go out and check out the action happening over two weekends this month in our community. January 10-12 is peewee and midget divisions. January 24-26 is atom and bantam divisions.

Soup-er Sundays
January 26 - Noon - 3pm - 9997 Port Franks Road - Port Franks Community Centre

Fun with Giant Games!!  Come out to the West Wing of the Port Franks Community Centre with your family or on your own to spend time with others on a Sunday afternoon.  There is a light soup lunch and dessert for $5 that is available if you wish.

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:

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
Port Franks
Built in 2005
Custom Brick Bungalow
Full Finished Basement
Attached Double Garage
3 Beds 2 Bath
Huron Woods
Steeper Const. Built In 1990
Spacious Main Floor
Finished LL With Walkout
5 Beds 3 Bath
If you or any of your friends and family are looking to buy or sell make sure to call us first!
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