Hope everyone got there outside chores done before the snow came because winter has come! Always fun those first few times we get back to driving in the snow and remembering the seasonal rules for driving with the slicker roads. We got you covered with some safe winter driving tips in an article below. Don't forget to purchase local when looking for Christmas gifts this year as the local businesses need our continued support to come back stronger than ever. Have a great December and good luck with preparing for Christmas and the holidays!
Garrett got the drone out for some different angles of the Grand Bend hedges down by the marina. Check them out below.
We are never far from our phones if you want to discuss the market so feel free to call us anytime at 519-238-5700.
Re/MAX Canadian Housing Market Outlook 2022
RE/MAX brokers and agents in Canada were asked to provide an analysis of their local market in 2021 and share their estimated outlook for 2022. Based on their insights, 95 per cent of housing markets in Canada are expected to be seller’s markets, impacted by limited housing supply and high demand.
According to the RE/MAX broker network in Ontario, market activity across the province is anticipated to remain steady in 2022, with continued average price growth, although at widely varying degrees. RE/ MAX brokers anticipate average sale price increases in smaller markets such as North Bay (four per cent); Sudbury (five per cent); Thunder Bay (10 per cent); Collingwood/Georgian Bay (10 per cent); and Muskoka (20 per cent), where the move-over trend has remained strong. Meanwhile, in larger markets within the province, there’s a possibility that more immigration could weigh on supply levels and prices, including Ottawa (five per cent); Durham (seven per cent); Brampton (eight per cent); Toronto (10 per cent); Mississauga (14 per cent). When it comes to price appreciation year-overyear, there are a few regions that stood out in 2021 for their exponential increases across all property types, including Brampton, which rose from $869,107 in 2020 to $1,085,417 in 2021 (25 per cent); Durham from $706,818 in 2020 to $914,48 in 2021 (29 per cent); and London from $487,500 in 2020 to $633,700 in 2021 (30 per cent). In comparison, Toronto experienced a modest seven-per-cent increase year-over-year ($986,085 in 2020 to $1,054,922 in 2021).
With snow and ice on Ontario roads, the OPP encourages all drivers to follow these tips:
plan your route and give yourself extra time check the weather forecast before leaving ensure your lighting system is always on, especially in poor visibility keep an emergency safety kit in the vehicle stay two car lengths back from the car in front of you
We Love What's Local Winners!
Huge thank you goes out to everyone that voted for us and made us the contest winners for best real estate agents in the area! It is greatly appreciated and an honour to have our community recognize us in this special way. We will post the interview video that was conducted as part of winning as soon as we get our hands on it! We always strive to give back to our community in various ways and just made our yearly donation to the Children's Miracle Network pictured below. Even Gem got in on photo time! With every client that we help sell or purchase a home we make a donation that goes directly to our local hospitals specializing in the care of children.
FOR SALE Steps From Lake Huron #9 - 5 River Road, Grand Bend Riverfront Condo With Dockage Listed at $499,900
Riverfront condo in the heart of Grand Bend just steps to the sandy beaches of Lake Huron, Blue Flag designated marina and all the shops and restaurants of Main Street. The condo unit features 1528 sqft of living space with a single car garage, 2 bedrooms plus den and 2 ½ baths. Great for year round living or your personal escape from the city. On the main floor you have your eat in kitchen with updated appliances and patio doors leading to your front patio entrance. Spacious living room with hardwood floors, pot lighting, gas fireplace and sliding doors leading to your 9’ x 16’ patio overlooking the River. Updated powder room on the main floor. Upstairs you have updated vinyl plank flooring throughout with your primary bedroom overlooking the river, guest bedroom and updated main bath. Extra living space in the lower level with a den and second full bathroom. Access the attached garage from the lower level that has lots of room for storage. Condo grounds are well landscaped with walkways, gazebo sitting area overlooking the river and river boardwalk with docking. Docking available through the association for up to a 25’ boat. No short term rentals allowed in the complex. Come enjoy the lifestyle of Grand Bend today.
Pet Photos With Santa @ The Bend Cannabis Co. - 19 Main Street, Grand Bend December 4 (Noon - 8pm)
Dark Horse Estate Winery Christmas Market - 70665 B Line, Grand Bend December 5, 12, 19 (11am - 5pm)
Christmas In The Park Forest - 15 Main Street N, Forest December 5 (4pm - 7pm)
Grand Bend Santa Pub Crawl December 18 (Starts at 6:30pm)
A Jazzy Christmas In Forest - 21 James Street N, Forest Live 'Drive-In Concert December 19 (2-3pm)
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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