Sunday, April 11, 2021

2021 Q1 Local Market Report & 2021 Re/MAX Renovation Investment Report

 


First Quarter Local Market Report

 

As we start April and look ahead at the spring market, here's the number from the first quarter of the year!

Listing inventory is still hard to find, with almost a 40% drop in listings in Grand Bend for the first 3 months of this year compared to last year. Sales remain high with almost everything selling!

Prices continue to climb with almost a 35% increase year over year for Grand Bend and Port Franks. North of Grand Bend both lakefronts and lakeside saw just under a 20% increase. Lakefronts in Grand Bend along Southcott, Beach O'Pines and Oakwood continue to demand the large price tags with the average price taking into account some of the lower priced sales and not truly representing the increase in value.

We are never far from our phones if you have any questions about real estate! Call The PEDLAR Team today for all your real estate needs!


2021 RE/MAX Renovation Investment Report

 

A new report by RE/MAX Canada is shedding light on shifting consumer trends in home renovations and the perceived return on investment (ROI), as impacted by COVID-19 and historically tight conditions across the Canadian real estate market. The RE/MAX 2021 Renovation Investment Report found that more than half of Canadians renovated their home last year for personal or “non-ROI” purposes, with three in 10 (29 per cent) choosing to renovate for non-essential “lifestyle” reasons, such as recreation-inspired projects.

A Leger survey conducted on behalf of RE/MAX Canada found lifestyle impact to be the top reason for renovating during the course of the pandemic, ahead of motives such as making essential renovations to accommodate life in lockdown (17 per cent), or to increase the value of the home with the intention of selling in the next one to three years (16 per cent).

Despite the trend of home renovations for personal use and enjoyment, 59 per cent of Canadians still said they always consider the return on investment that a renovation will have on their home’s overall market value, so while there is a current renovation trend based on lifestyle aspirations, practicality is never far from the surface.


Click the link to read the full article: https://blog.remax.ca/canadian-real-estate-renovation-trends/

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. GIVE US A LIKE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE BY CLICKING THE ICON BELOW!

We love to hear about your experience with The PEDLAR Team so please feel free to head to our facebook page and leave a review.

Click the link to leave a review: https://www.facebook.com/thepedlarteam/reviews/
 
Yacht Club Woods
Grand Bend Condo

Short Walk To Sun Beach
Backs on Old Ausable River
3 Beds    2.5 Bath

SOLD
Building Lot
Walden North
South of Grand Bend
Deeded Docking
75' x 210'

$259,000
Lambton Shores
Updated Interior
New Septic System
2 Beds 1 Bath

$299,900
 
If you or any of your friends and family are looking to buy or sell make sure to call us first!
Referrals are the greatest compliment

Check our website out by clicking the link below
The Pedlar Team Facebook
The Pedlar Team Website
The Pedlar Team YouTube
The Pedlar Team Twitter
 Doug Pedlar      Mark Pedlar     Garrett Pedlar 
    Broker of Record                         Broker                        Sales Representative
 
519-902-4099    519-670-0746     519-872-0910
 remaxdoug@hay.net           remaxmark@hay.net          remaxgarrett@hay.net

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Strong Home Sales Continue in February


The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced 824 homes exchanged hands in February, achieving another monthly record for residential sales. Sales were up more than 19% compared to the same time a year ago, marking the best results ever for February, since the Association began tracking data in 1978. 

"This is the sixth consecutive month of record sales, demonstrating just how strong the housing marketplace is right now," said LSTAR 2021 President Jack Lane. "Because of the low supply and high demand, we continue to see increases in average sales price across the entire region." 

Another important measure is the sales-to-new listings ratio. "In the month of February, the ratio was 83.3% for LSTAR," Lane said. "A ratio between 40% and 60% is generally consistent with a balanced market, again demonstrating how robust the marketplace is. For those interested in selling their home, it's an opportune time to get in touch with a local REALTOR®."

Despite the increases, homes in LSTAR's jurisdiction continue to remain relatively affordable when compared to houses from some other major Ontario and Canadian centres. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

March Newsletter ~ The PEDLAR Team Update

 


First Day Of Spring Is Around The Corner

 

Good day everyone! Hope this newsletter finds you and yours well. March is upon us and we have lots to celebrate from international womans day on March 8th, St. Patricks Day on March 17th & the first day of spring on March 20th! Let's hope the sun keeps us company over the next few weeks and spring becomes a reality sooner than later.

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that got involved in our Family Day Giveaway! We will be doing more giveaways so keep an eye out for future facebook or email notices of future draws!

The office has gained a new friendly face by means of Garrett's new puppy 'Gem'. She has been loving her naps and socializing at the office! She can't wait to meet all our wonderful clients in due time. Enjoy a couple pictures of Gem below.

We are never far from our phones if you have any questions about real estate! Call The PEDLAR Team today for all your real estate needs!

International Woman's Day March 8th


This day, whether you are male or female, is a good excuse to call your mother, sister, daughter, friend, or any woman whom you appreciate and/or love and tell them…just that. Give them some true appreciation. Tell them those things you love about them that you never say, those things that we assume the other person knows.

According to the UN, International Women’s Day is “a day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.”

Here are some great quotes by women, about women:
“Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” – Emma Watson
“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” – Sheryl Sandberg
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama
 


St. Patrick's Day March 17

 

As one would expect due to COVID concerns there will not be any gatherings to celebrate St. Patricks Day. That being said, it doesn't mean you can't celebrate it at home! Go get some green dye and add it to whatever your drink of choice may be, discover the history of St.Patricks day, or tune in to the festivities that St.Patricks Festival organizers put online and watch the parade & musical acts all from the comfort of your home anywhere in the world!

Click the link to see the virtual events: https://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/


Realtor.ca 2020 Statistics


While sales activity broke records in 2020, it was also a year that emphasized the importance of having a safe space to call home, as Canadians were asked to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

REALTOR.ca continues to be the go-to trusted real estate platform for Canadians. It has maintained its spot as market leader with 73 million visitors last year—up 45% from 2019!

Let’s take a closer look at how REALTOR.ca continues to help connect consumers to REALTORS®:

- REALTOR.ca sent 4 million leads to REALTORS® in 2020, up 38% from 2019.
-Visitors looked at REALTOR® profiles 11 million times in 2020, an increase of nearly 24% from 2019.
-REALTOR.ca visitors looked at property pages 1.7 billion times (up 73% from last year). That’s an average of 196,000 property views per hour!

It is not surprising to hear these drastic increases of interest in residential real estate as prices increased approximately 30% across the various areas of Ontario.


Miracle Home Agents


The PEDLAR Team wants to send a huge thank you to our clients that make it possible for us to be Miracle Home Agents and donate a portion of every sale to the Children's Miracle Network! We made our largest donation in 2020 and Doug has been in the program for over thirty years!

Can you believe that in a pandemic, our RE/MAX Miracle Home Agents had a record year? Drum roll please … $208,089 raised for kids with serious health issues at Children’s Hospital in London by Re/MAX Miracle Home Agents. These funds will go to supporting urgent and emergent needs at the hospital as life with COVID-19 continues. But to break it down, here are some of the items your support can make a reality:
  • A Progressa Sports Bed for the PCCU ($45,000) to protect immobile patients from complications such as lung issues
  • A Giraffe Omnibed for the NICU ($63,000) to create a microenvironment for fragile babies to thrive
  • Fun and laughter with Ollie the Therapeutic Clown ($75,000), helping to ease stress and anxiety related to the hospital and the pandemic
Sick children continue to fight cancer, heart disease and other serious health issues. COVID-19 has complicated their care. Even in uncertain times, our children remain our greatest hope for the future.
 


Ontario Regional Referral Team


Looking to move outside of the area and not sure who to call? As always call The PEDLAR Team with any of your real estate needs! We are closely connected with a group of realtors that cover Southwestern Ontario. Along with our involvement in the Re/MAX community we are sure to line you up with a trusted knowledgeable real estate agent to make your plans a reality anywhere in North America, or the world for that matter because Re/MAX is global!

Check out the website for ORRT and learn more about the group: https://www.orrt.ca/


Townsend Meadows Development In Forest
Only 3 Units Left In Final Phase 3


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.

Click the link: https://www.townsendmeadows.com/

Or find us on facebook by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/Townsend-Meadows-Seniors-Housing-296597098583/


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: http://www.shoplambton.ca

Huron County: https://huron.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=dc52efb9fee04e748431bb74c8335c9f


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.

Click the link to view full report: http://shorelinetogo.ca/?fbclid=IwAR3pjTjkAPR95yCpMqhcNvrEzHPkMrneLdpBrT-_UO2WCcd5kp73Zpwe7S8
 


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. 

Click the link: https://www.lambtonshores.ca/en/living-here/new-to-lambton-shores.aspx?platform=hootsuite
 

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. GIVE US A LIKE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE BY CLICKING THE ICON BELOW!

We love to hear about your experience with The PEDLAR Team so please feel free to head to our facebook page and leave a review.

Click the link to leave a review: https://www.facebook.com/thepedlarteam/reviews/
 
Grand Bend
Building Lot

75' x 100'
Services Including Sewers All At Road's Edge

$299,000
Call Today
With No Inventory Available In The Market It Is A Great Time To Sell!
SOLD
Southcott Pines
Short Walk To Lake Or River
Double Attached Garage
6 Beds 3 Bath

 
If you or any of your friends and family are looking to buy or sell make sure to call us first!
Referrals are the greatest compliment

Check our website out by clicking the link below
The Pedlar Team Facebook
The Pedlar Team Website
The Pedlar Team YouTube
The Pedlar Team Twitter
 Doug Pedlar      Mark Pedlar     Garrett Pedlar 
    Broker of Record                         Broker                        Sales Representative
 
519-902-4099    519-670-0746     519-872-0910
 remaxdoug@hay.net           remaxmark@hay.net          remaxgarrett@hay.net

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Townsend Meadows Price Increase March 1st 2021

 50% Of Phase 3 is RESERVED!


Call to RESERVE YOURS TODAY!


Prices are being raised on March 1st so act now to reserve a stellar unit in Townsend Meadows in Forest!



Wednesday, February 3, 2021

February Newsletter ~ The PEDLAR Team Update

 


February and Love Is In The Air!

 

Hope everyone made it safe and sound during your travels this past month as we got served a healthy dose of snow to remind us it's winter and we live in Canada! And great news Phil the Groundhog didn't see his shadow so apparently that means we will have an early spring. Fingers and toes crossed that Phil is correct this year.

The PEDLAR Team wants to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day! Click the link below for some great ideas on how to make the most of this Valentines Day at home.

Click the link: https://www.thespruce.com/stay-at-home-valentines-date-ideas-1197411

Make sure to check out what your favourite local restaurant is doing as many offer Valentines Day Specials that will make spending it at home that much better. Shop local and save local with the Locals Card!


RE/MAX 2021 National Housing Outlook

 

RE/MAX Canada is anticipating healthy housing price growth in 2021, with move-up and move-over buyers continuing to drive activity in many regions across the Canadian housing market. An ongoing housing supply shortage is likely to continue, presenting challenges for homebuyers and putting upward pressure on prices. Due to these factors, the 2021 RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook Report estimates a four to six per cent increase in the average residential sales price nation-wide.

Click the link to read the full article: https://blog.remax.ca/canadian-housing-market-outlook/


Get Out & Enjoy The Trails

 

Some awesome work by a couple local golf courses that opened their courses for walking trails. During this lockdown it is sure nice to see the local entrepreneurs making their properties available to those looking for a getaway to clear the mind.

Both Widder Station in Thedford and the White Squirrel in St.Joseph created walking trails for people to enjoy! Check out their websites below and go check them out.

Widder Station: https://www.widderstation.com/events

The White Squirrel: https://whitesquirrelgolfclub.com/

Enjoy the trails!


Get Your 2021
'Grand Bend Locals' Card Today

 

Live or own a home in Grand Bend and area? Than you need to get your hands on a 'Grand Bend Locals' Card and start saving today. The program is heavily focused on locals buying local and supporting the awesome businesses that exist nearby. Our local stores/shops/businesses are the fabric that make our area so neat and attractive! You can get the card through the website which you will find a link below.

Grand Bend Locals cardholders receive $500 in spending dollars at a fellow locals company when you buy or sell a home with The PEDLAR Team.

Click the link to view the website: https://grandbendlocals.com/
 


Ontario Regional Referral Team


Looking to move outside of the area and not sure who to call? As always call The PEDLAR Team with any of your real estate needs! We are closely connected with a group of realtors that cover Southwestern Ontario. Along with our involvement in the Re/MAX community we are sure to line you up with a trusted knowledgeable real estate agent to make your plans a reality anywhere in North America, or the world for that matter because Re/MAX is global!

Check out the website for ORRT and learn more about the group: https://www.orrt.ca/


Townsend Meadows Development In Forest
Phase 3 Is 50% RESERVED!


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.

Click the link: https://www.townsendmeadows.com/

Or find us on facebook by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/Townsend-Meadows-Seniors-Housing-296597098583/


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: http://www.shoplambton.ca

Huron County: https://huron.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=dc52efb9fee04e748431bb74c8335c9f


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.

Click the link to view full report: http://shorelinetogo.ca/?fbclid=IwAR3pjTjkAPR95yCpMqhcNvrEzHPkMrneLdpBrT-_UO2WCcd5kp73Zpwe7S8
 


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. 

Click the link: https://www.lambtonshores.ca/en/living-here/new-to-lambton-shores.aspx?platform=hootsuite
 

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. GIVE US A LIKE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE BY CLICKING THE ICON BELOW!

We love to hear about your experience with The PEDLAR Team so please feel free to head to our facebook page and leave a review.

Click the link to leave a review: https://www.facebook.com/thepedlarteam/reviews/
 
Grand Bend
Building Lot

75' x 100'
Services Including Sewers All At Road's Edge

$299,000
Call Today
With No Inventory Available In The Market It Is A Great Time To Sell!
SOLD
Southcott Pines
Short Walk To Lake Or River
Double Attached Garage
6 Beds 3 Bath

 
If you or any of your friends and family are looking to buy or sell make sure to call us first!
Referrals are the greatest compliment

Check our website out by clicking the link below
The Pedlar Team Facebook
The Pedlar Team Website
The Pedlar Team YouTube
The Pedlar Team Twitter
 Doug Pedlar      Mark Pedlar     Garrett Pedlar 
    Broker of Record                         Broker                        Sales Representative
 
519-902-4099    519-670-0746     519-872-0910
 remaxdoug@hay.net           remaxmark@hay.net          remaxgarrett@hay.net