Wednesday, October 7, 2020

LSTAR September Home Sales Set New Record

 The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced September achieved a record for residential sales, with 960 homes exchanging hands, up 25% compared to the same time a year ago. This represents the best results ever for September since the Association began tracking data in 1978.

"The strong momentum experienced during the summer months continued through September," said 2020 LSTAR President Blair Campbell. "Similar to many other housing markets across Canada, many are still playing catch up from the COVID-19 lockdown we had during the spring."

The average home sales price across the region also reached a new peak of $521,883, up 28% over September 2019 and up more than 98% compared to the same time five years ago.

"Each of the five major areas in LSTAR's jurisdiction posted gains, led by Middlesex with average sales price of $575,785,"Campbell said. "Again, it's important to note this figure encompasses all housing types, from a 2-storey single detached home to a high-rise apartment condominium."

The following table shows last month's average home prices by area and how they compare to the values recorded at the end of September 2019.


September 2020 Average Sale Price

Change over September 2019

Elgin County


↑ 17.6%



↑ 30.1%

Middlesex County


↑ 18.1% 

St. Thomas


↑ 26.7%



↑ 14.0%



↑ 28.0%

Taking a closer look at the region's geography, London North achieved a new peak in average sales price, at $613,755, up 28.3% compared to the same time a year ago. It's the first time the average sales price in London North has surpassed $600,000.

Monday, October 5, 2020

October Newsletter ~ The PEDLAR Team Update


Welcome To Fall

We hope all the families are adjusting as good as can be to the new normal for our kids of the area heading back to school. Our thoughts are with the teachers and students alike as they adjust to a new normal.

This weather has certainly made it feel like Fall very quick. We are seeing the decorations change on homes from summer to fall. That doesn't mean Grand Bend is closed down as many stores and restaurants stay open till Thanksgiving or later.

Fall is a beautiful time around the natural paradise we live in as the leaves change all different colours. This time of year attracts a lot of visitors to the Pinery Park to view the spectacle along the Old Ausable River that runs through the Pinery.

The market remains hot in our area and across most of southwestern Ontario. It is a great time to sell!

Call The PEDLAR Team today if you are thinking of buying or selling and we will get you all the info you need to be prepared.

How much will it cost to buy a house?


You’ve likely heard people lauding the benefits of home ownership. Canadian real estate has historically seen solid long-term gains, which bodes well for existing home owners and those who plan to buy and keep the place for the long term. Other benefits of owning a home – a roof over your head, a place to plant roots, pride of ownership, retirement plan, the list is long and varied. However, as with all investments, there is that initial cost of owning a house in Canada, and unlike other investment vehicles, a home comes with ongoing costs as well. So, down to the nitty-gritty: How much will it cost to buy a house? The price of the home and the services associated with the purchase are all relative to the type of property, its age/condition and location, so do your research to ensure it remains a good investment. A real estate agent can outline what you can expect to pay, and maybe some unexpected expenses as well. In the meantime, here’s a list to factor into your budget.

- Deposit
- Down Payment
- Land Transfer Tax
- Appraisal Fee
- Home Inspection
- Property Insurance
- Mortgage Insurance
- Lawyer Fees
- Title Insurance
- Property Taxes
- Maintenance & Energy Costs
- Moving Expenses

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Townsend Meadows Development In Forest
Phase 3 Is Moving Forward For 2021 With
Only 1 Unit Remaining In Phase 2

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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Lambton County & Huron County
Business Map


A new initiative started by the Lambton County & Huron County Economic Development groups was uploaded recently. They each created a virtual mapping website to show all the businesses and store fronts across the counties. These were created as an idea during COVID and will become a great tool for locals and tourists alike after COVID. Any business can be posted in the respective area if you go to the proper link below for each county. 

Lambton County:

Huron County:

Shoreline ToGo


Order food for takeout or delivery from the restaurants you love in Arkona, Bayfield, Blyth, Exeter, Forest, Grand Bend, Hensall, Kettle & Stony Point, Ipperwash, Northville, Parkhill, Port Franks, Thedford and Zurich! Many of our restaurants are OPEN and LOOKING for your business. This is a great way to see what is open in our area. Support local during these times so we can enjoy them to their fullest when COVID restrictions are eased.

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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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Social Media
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Southcott Pines Lakefront
70' Of Lake Frontage
Updated Interior/Exterior
Two Lakeside Decks
4 Beds 2 Bath
New Build For Early 2021
Nicholson Builders
1,723 Sq Ft Main Floor
Double Attached Garage
4 Beds 3 Bath
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