Saturday, May 8, 2021

May Newsletter ~ The PEDLAR Team Update

 


MAY We Get Some Warmer Weather!

 

Hang in there folks! One of these days the warmer weather will come and we can put the winter coats away ... I hope! Just one of the many joys of living in Canada ... you never put your winter coat away until July 1.

The real estate market keeps chugging along setting new bars each week! The buyer pool continues to fill with excited buyers ready to get out of the city or local families looking to relocate. As full time realtors we are always up to date with the most recent sales so feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

If you haven't been down the main strip in Grand Bend lately there is lots of action with construction workers working hard to get things done before the tourists arrive. The legitimate investment in to our small town is incredible to watch! We can't wait to see what the future holds for our downtown core as we go from July-August wooden shells to three story state of the art mixed use buildings.

We hope you all have a great month ahead and hope your lucky enough to get out golfing or boating because we all know fresh air is good for the soul.

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!


Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mom's out there! We know mom's rock already but this past year would be the most trying time for many mom's as schedules got flipped and they adapted like the pros they are!

We are lucky enough to have three wonderful mom's in our life ... Jeannette Pedlar, Robyn Pedlar and Shelley Bedard!

Make sure to get your Mom something special this Mother's Day because they deserve it!
 


Nurse Appreciation Week May 6-12


Make sure to thank those nurses in your life or if you come across these heroes on your daily travels. They have been through hell and back in the hospitals dealing with the pandemic we have been in for over a year! Let them know you care about them and make sure they know we love them. We are forever grateful for the world class nurses that we are lucky enough to have in our Canadian health care system.
 


April Financial Market Update
Aaron Pedlar With Sterling Mutuals

 

Go check out his new website completed at the start of March. Check it out at http://www.PedlarFinancial.com and use it as a one stop site to log into your client portal and access timely blog updates.


How To Manage Life Under Renovation
From HOLMAN Construction

 

These 3 tips come from HOLMAN Construction who just completed the DREAM HOME in Pinery Bluffs Subdivision south of Grand Bend.


1) Establish A Routine ... Since home renovations are rarely predictable, establishing routines, like weekly outings (even if it├Ęs in the backyard) can create some normalcy.
2) Stay Organized ... Create a home improvement filing system to help you easily track and reference receipts, project updates, punch lists and more.
3) Practice Self Care ... Good eating habits and getting at least eight hours of sleep will also go a long way to ensure everyone's stress levels is in check.


Get Your 2021 Grand Bend Locals Card

 

Support Local With Your GRAND BEND Locals Card

It is the hope that this card will encourage you to choose local businesses, more often. They've been quietly adding new businesses, new offers and TWICE as many draws! As lovers of Grand Bend, we need to stick together and keep our businesses OPEN. These Local businesses who are unable to provide specific offers, have stepped up to help provide MORE CARDHOLDER Draws! More Draws = More Winning & More Local Spending. Let's support them, for all they do to support our community.
 

Click the link to see more information: 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/


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.

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Extensive Updates 2019
70' Of Frontage
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Oversized Lot
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Year Round Cottage
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

March Home Sales Ignite A Strong Start to the Spring Market

 The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced 1,296 homes exchanged hands in March, an increase of more than 56% compared to the same time a year ago. The total sales are the highest recorded for the month of March since the Association began tracking data in 1978. 

"We've experienced a very robust start to the first quarter of 2021, with the seventh consecutive month of record sales," said LSTAR 2021 President Jack Lane.

Low supply and high demand continue to affect the average sales price across the major areas of LSTAR's jurisdiction. 

At the end of March, there were 0.4 months of inventory, lower than the 0.6 months of inventory reported at the end of February. Out of the five main areas, St. Thomas and Strathroy had the lowest housing supply, with only 0.3 months of inventory. Elgin had the highest supply with 0.7 months."

Single-family homes were the most popular housing type sold in March, with 941 sales. The table below shows the March benchmark prices for all housing types and how they stack up against the values from a year ago.

MLS® Home Price Index Benchmark Prices
Benchmark TypeMarch 2021Change over March 2020
LSTAR Composite$566,000↑ 36.2%
LSTAR Single-Family$625,300↑ 41.3%
LSTAR One Storey$555,100↑ 35.0%
LSTAR Two Storey$698,300↑ 46.2%
LSTAR Townhouse$419,300↑ 26.9%
LSTAR Apartment$286,500↑ 3.2%
  According to a research report[1], a total of $73,250 in ancillary expenditures is generated by the average housing transaction in Ontario over a period of three years from the date of purchase.

"The record March home sales could translate into more than $94 million back into the local economy within the next few years," Lane said. "The business of real estate is a huge contributor to getting the economy back on track, as all sectors continue to manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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