London Neighbourhoods London Ontario

 If you are looking for a houses or condos for sale around London & South West Ontario here are a few neighbourhoods you may want to consider.  

Byron Delaware  Dorchester
Hunt Club

Hyde Park

Ilderton
Kilworth Komoka Lambeth
Masonville Oakridge Pond Mills
Riverbend Stoneybrook

Summerside

Sunningdale

University Western Ontario

Uplands

Warbler Woods

Westmount

Wortley Village Old South London

 


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April Home Sales London Ontario


  Well, here we go again, The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced another record month for residential sales in April, with a total of 1,220 homes sold, an increase of 14.2% over the same period last year. This represents the best results ever for April, since LSTAR began tracking sales data in 1978.

  In April, a total of 971 detached homes were sold, an increase of 11.7% over the previous year, while there were 249 condominium sales, up 25.1% from 2016. The average sales price was $347,062 up 5.4% from the previous month. The average year-to-date sales price was $325,286 up 16.6% from 2016 average home price of $279,057.

  St. Thomas also had a very healthy April, with a total of 97 homes sold, up 12.8% from the same time last year. The average home price in St. Thomas was $270,439 up 9.3% from the previous month.

  What are the reasons?

  • More buyers than sellers (less homes for sale)
  • The rest of Ontario is realizing that London Ontario and area remains one of the best communities to live in plus affordable housing.
  • Ample employment
House Style Units Sold Average Price
2 storey 287 $506,988
Bungalow 119 $286,981
Ranch 114 $429,585
Townhouse 97 $204,960
High rise apt. condo 69 $200,007

 The best-selling house style in April continues to be the two-storey, followed by the bungalow and ranch. The average price for a detached home in April was $372,461, up 4.7% from the previous month, while the average price for a condominium was $248,020 up 14.5% from the previous month.

  The following chart is based on data taken from the Canadian Real Estate Association's (CREA) National MLS® Report for March 2017 (the latest statistics available). It provides a snapshot of how average home prices in London and St. Thomas compare to other major Ontario and Canadian centres.

Home prices in Canada


March Real Estate Sales up 44%


     March 2017 was another record month for real estate sales in London Ontario and area as reported by our local real estate board, The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR).

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   1,242 homes sold an increase of 44% over the same period last year. This represents the best results ever for March since LSTAR began tracking sales data in 1978.

   In the first quarter of 2017, year-to-date sales were up by 30.4%, compared to 2016 and the average sales price was $314,847, up 12.8% from the same period in 2016.

   In March, a total of 1,006 detached homes were sold, an increase of 46.9% over the previous year, while there were 236 condominium sales, up 34.9% from 2016. April is shaping up to be similar to the last 3 months, low supply of homes for sale and a high demand from buyers.

  St. Thomas also had a very healthy March, with a total of 108 homes sold, up 44% from the same time last year. The average home price in St. Thomas was $247,455 up 2.2% from the previous month.

   The best-selling house style in March continues to be the two-storey, followed by the bungalow and ranch. The average price for a detached home in March was $355,651 up 8.5% from the previous month, while the average price for a condominium was $216,539 down 8.3% from the previous month.

House Style Units Sold Average Price
2 storey 315 $471,815
Bungalow 112 $267,521
Ranch 110 $426,961
Townhouse 104 $197,032
High rise apt. condo 55 $195,902

 

   The following chart is based on data taken from the Canadian Real Estate Association's (CREA) National MLS® Report for February 2017 (the latest statistics available). It provides a snapshot of how average home prices in London and St. Thomas compare to other major Ontario and Canadian centres.

Home Prices Canada

  What does all this mean? For those thinking of selling their home, now may be one of the best opportunities to sell quickly and for a good price and for those buying a home, know what you want and have your financing in order, we are seeing more multiple offers and fewer conditions.

   Will this trend continue? All the indicators such as buyers coming from the Greater Toronto area coming to London, London’s historically lower real estate prices and the location of London Ontario, between two of the Great Lakes, Highway 401 and proximity to the US border and less than 1 ½ hours to Toronto.


Home Sales In London Ontario Continue to Set Records


   Real Estate in London Ontario and area set a new record in February 2017 with a total of 763 homes being sold, an increase of 17% over the same period last year.

 London Ontario Real Estate Sales Are Up Again

  In February, a total of 597 detached homes were sold, an increase of 15% over the previous year, while there were 166 condominium sales, up 24.8% from 2016. The average sales price was $307,831 up 7.9% from the previous month.

 St. Thomas also had a very healthy February, with a total of 69 homes sold, up 25.5% from the same time last year. The average home price in St. Thomas was $242,028, up 25.7% from the previous month.

House Style

Units Sold

Average Price

2 storey

158

$436,333

Bungalow

70

$229,471

Ranch

53

$372,968

Townhouse

64

$206,166

High rise apt. condo

44

$193,576

 

  The best-selling house style in the London Ontario are continues to be the two-storey, followed by bungalows and ranches. The average price for a detached home in February was $327,754, up 4.4% from the previous month, while the average price for a condominium was $236,180, up 19.8% from the previous month. 

  The following table is based on data taken from the Canadian Real Estate Association’s (CREA) National MLS® Report for January 2017 (the latest statistics available). It provides a snapshot of how average home prices in London and St. Thomas compare to other major Ontario and Canadian centres.

City

Average Sale Price

Vancouver

$851,384

Toronto

$803,455

Fraser Valley

$643,331

Victoria

$611,362

Hamilton

$522,978

Calgary

$466,984

Kitchener-Waterloo

$421,151

Ottawa

$389,875

Edmonton

$360,199

Niagara

$346,059

Saskatoon

$335,812

London St. Thomas

$292,291

Canada

$484,306


January Home Sales in London Ontario Up Again!


     574 homes in London Ontario and area (The London and St Thomas Association of Realtors) (LSTAR) were sold in January 2017, an increase of 26.2% over January 2016

  The trend of high demand and low supply continues, with January experiencing a 12.2% decrease in the number of listings compared to the previous year.

  houses are selling in london

  In January, a total of 434 detached homes were sold, an increase of 15.1 % over the previous year, while there were 140 condominium sales, up 79.5% from 2016. The average sales price was $285,418, up 0.5% from the previous month.

  St. Thomas also had a very healthy January, with a total of 55 homes sold, up 39.1% from the same time last year. The average home price in St. Thomas was $192,474, down 28.1% from the previous month.

   The best-selling house style in London Ontario & area in January continues to be the two-storey, followed by bungalows and ranches. The average price for a detached home in January was $313,879, up 2.3% from the previous month, while the average price for a condominium was $197,190, up 2.8% from the previous month.

 Is London mirroring Toronto prices?

House Style

Units Sold

Average Price

2 storey

128

$407,000

Bungalow

58

$229,599

Ranch

37

$362,543

Townhouse

64

$157,469

High rise apt. condo

36

$158,775

 You can search all properties for sale in London here.

   The following table is based on data taken from the Canadian Real Estate Association's (CREA) National MLS® Report for December 2016 (the latest statistics available). It provides a snapshot of how average home prices in London and St. Thomas compare to other major Ontario and Canadian centres.

City

Average Sale Price

Vancouver

$972,529

Toronto

$773,251

Fraser Valley

$642,233

Victoria

$581,915

Hamilton

$515,001

Calgary

$482,863

Kitchener-Waterloo

$425,548

Ottawa

$398,557

Edmonton

$363,928

Saskatoon

$339,993

Niagara

$325,100

London St. Thomas

$288,748

Canada

$486,388


London Ontario Real Estate Sets a Record


  The London and St Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) announced 2016 was a historic year for real estate, with residential sales surpassing 10,000 for the first time. In 2016, a total of 10,193 homes were sold, up 8.8% from 2015.

  LSTAR

   In 2016, a total of 8,260 detached homes were sold, an increase of 9.2% over the previous year, while there were 1,933 condominium sales, up 7.2% from 2015.

  There was a 10.4% decrease in the number of home listings, with a total of 14,867 listings for 2016, which illustrates the high demand and low supply, with inventory (what is called Active Listings End of Period) down 39.2%."

 For London Ontario neighbourhood numbers or London Ontario Condos 

  St. Thomas Ontario had another strong year, with a total of 854 homes sold, up 2.9% from the previous year. The average home price in St. Thomas was up 7.7% over 2015, at $233,476.

House Style

Units Sold

Average Price

2 storey

2,550

$383,082

Bungalow

1,803

$226,283

Ranch

1,153

$341,800

Townhouse

895

$173,161

High rise apt. condo

460

$173,205

 

 You can search all the houses and condos for sale in London Ontario and area here.

  The best-selling house style in 2016 continues to be the two-storey, followed by the bungalow and ranch. The average price for a detached home in 2016 was $297,480, up 5.4%, while the average price for a condominium was $200,335, up 5.6%. The average price of all homes sold in 2016 through LSTAR's MLS® was $279,057, up 5.5%.

 The table below  is based on data taken from the Canadian Real Estate Association’s (CREA) National MLS® Report for November 2016 (the latest statistics available). It provides a snapshot of how average home prices in London and St. Thomas compare to other major Ontario and Canadian centres.

City

Average Sale Price

Vancouver

$940,900

Toronto

$780,047

Victoria

$652,237

Fraser Valley

$634,597

Hamilton

$520,353

Calgary

$469,766

Kitchener-Waterloo

$415,136

Ottawa

$380,003

Edmonton

$372,565

Montreal

$359,615

Niagara

$338,970

Saskatoon

$335,424

London St. Thomas

$290,489

Canada

$496,351

 

 If you like numbers and stats, here is a 24 page report including a breakdown of sales by type, by year, by dollar amounts and the following.

  • Sales to New Listings Ratio – 10 Year Review

  • St. Thomas Statistics

  • MLS® Residential Sales, Jan.1 – Dec. 31, a 10-year review

  • MLS® Listings, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, a 10-year review

  • Active MLS® Residential Listings, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, a 10-year review

  • Average Residential Price in Association’s Jurisdiction

  • Total MLS® Dollar Volume, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, a 10-year review

  • Average Residential Prices, including London and St. Thomas, 1987-2016

  • Relative Affordability

  • Fifteen-Year Condo Review

  • Here is the PDF

 

 


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London Ontario Market Share

 

  


London Ontario real Estate Sales Set Another Record!


722 London Ontario & area homes sold in November 2016 which was up 15.3% over November 2015 in our local MLS real estate board, London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors® (LSTAR).

LSTAR

2016 continues to break records, with April, June, August, September, October, and now November as new highs in sales. Year to date, sales are up 9.8%.

Listings (properties listed for sale through MLS) were down 12.5% in November, while inventory – as represented by the number of active listings at month end - was down 36.6%.  As you can see, high demand, low supply means this is a seller’s market and if you were ever thinking of selling your house or condo, you may want to take advantage of this vibrant market.

Two-storey houses led the way in popularity, then bungalows, followed by ranches, then townhouse condominiums and finally high rise apartment condos. The average price for a detached home in London Ontario is now $296,943, up 5.2%, while the average price for a condo over the same period is $200,804, up 5.8%.

The average price of all homes sold through LSTAR’s MLS® Year-to-Date stood at $278,758, up 5.4%.

House Style Units Sold Average Price
2 storey 171 $386,434
Bungalow 144 $258,237
Ranch 69 $342,967
Townhouse 67 $179,935
High rise apt. condo 35 $156,184

The following table, based on data taken from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA’s National MLS® Report) for October 2016 (the latest information available), shows how homes in our area continue to maintain their affordability compared to other major Ontario and Canadian centers.

City Average Sale Price
Vancouver $910,264
Toronto $758,123
Fraser Valley $628,371
Victoria $596,649
Hamilton $530,892
Calgary $464,113
Kitchener-Waterloo $387,198
Edmonton $372,603
Ottawa $367,637
Montreal $365,543
Niagara $342,361
Saskatoon $334,488
London St. Thomas $297,840
Canada $476,099
 

London Ontario & Area Real Estate Numbers


 Below is the fact, what houses and condos in London Ontario actually solf for, when and what styles and area prices across Canada.

 Now you know what the market did, will history repeat itself or will there be a seller or buyer market?

 Keep looking monthly, quite easy to figure out if you have access to the numbers!


City of London Ontario Neighbourhoods


city of London Ontario

This City of London Ontario site breaks down the 42 neighbourhoods of London, population, the percentage of households that are home owners and incomes! 

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Environment & London Ontario


           How Does London Ontario Work?

    Sometimes in this busy world we lose track of the day to day inner workings of the city or town we live in and at times are only concerned about what the city does or does not do when effects us.

if you would like to know how London Ontario handles the following:

  • Air Quality

  • Greenhouse Gas emissions from private vehicles

  • Waste Management

  • Water Quality

  • Water Conservation

  • Average Daily Flow of Water

  • Residential Garbage Disposed in Landfill Sites

  • Waste Diverted Away from Landfill Sites

       Go to London Vital Signs  and now you know.


Getting Around London Ontario


Getting Around London

Getting around the city of London by car, bike or foot is relatively easy given the north-south/east-west grid layout of the city. Commute times from the downtown core to any of the four corners of the city are relatively short compared to major cities like Toronto.

The city is criss-crossed with an extensive network of well marked and well maintained bike and walking trails connecting many of the city's park areas and meeting places including the University of Western Ontario, Harris Park and Springbank Park. The relatively flat terrain makes biking to and from work a popular choice for many.

Bus, Taxi and Paratransit

The London Transit Commission (LTC) offers regular conventional and accessible bus services throughout the city. This service is designed to move commuters to and from the downtown core as efficiently as possible. 

LTC also provides specialized transit with a range of service delivery options designed to meet the needs of those with disabilities. A paratransit service is available for those with special needs. Of course, there are also many licensed taxi companies in London, including specialty car and limousine services.

Some sites you may want to visit to learn more about London:

 

            


My How Libraries Have Changed


        ages  ago librarian

 

My, how libraries have changed. A long, long time ago when I was going to school and visited libraries I remember the smell of books, the quite aura that volumes of books exude and the sombre look and attire of librarians.

Well, for some reason, I decided to drop into the 'newer' library on Wonderland Road South and I was blown away. Bright colours, computer stations, noise and staff that seemed to have life in them!today's librarian

My, how libraries have changed! Here are where 16 of them are in London Ontario.


Getting Started In London Ontario


   Getting started in a new community, with its new culture, languages and customs can be tough. Finding employment, learning a new language and gaining recognition for foreign education and credentials are major challenges that many newcomers face.

                                                             Getting Started in London Ontario

    London cannot afford to lose out on skills and talent of our newcomers.

      If you are new to London Ontario, are planning on moving to London Ontario or knows of someone who is, if they visit Vital Signs they will find a wild array of agencies and contacts that can help in adapting to London Ontario.


Working in London Ontario


        Industry sector leaders  have their Canadian headquarters in London. Over the past few years, the city has witnessed growth in manufacturing and new business growth in the areas of life sciences, technology and food services.

       The result is a diverse business community with a well balanced economy that embraces strengths in health care, government, education, manufacturing, IT and business services.

                                    Working in London Ontario

   


London Ontario Telephone Numbers You May Want To Know


If you are like me, when I want to call someone at London City Hall or the London Library or garbage pick up date, I scramble to find the phone number, or wait to turn on the computer and get the number. Below is a list that I felt you may want to know:

                             community information London Ontario

Civic Contacts      Community Information      

 

Animal Control                                                        519-685-1330

Building Permits                                                      519-661-4555

London Chamber of Commerce                                519-432-7551

Crime Stoppers                                                       519-661-8477

London Fire Department                                         519-661-4565

Garbage                                                                   519-661-5485

Library                                                                     519-661-5187

London Economic Development Corp.                       519-661-4545

Mayor's Office                                                       519-661-4920

Parking                                                                     519-661-4537

Parks & Recreation                                                  519-661-5575

Police                                                                       519-661-5670

Real Estate                519-435-1600 (I slipped that in, that's mine!)

Recycling                                                                 519-661-5803

Taxes                                                                       519-661-4540

Transit Services                                                       519-451-1347

 

Hospitals

Children's Hospital of Western Ontario                  519-685-8484

London Health Sciences Centre                               519-685-8500

Parkwood Hospital                                                   519-685-4000

Regional Mental Health Care                                    519-455-5110

St. Joseph's Health Care London                             519-646-6100

 

Utilities

Bell Canada                                                               310-2355

London Hydro  (water)                                             519-661-5503

Roger's Cable                                                           519-646-3311

Union Energy (water heater)                                    519-686-7554

Union Gas                                                                 888-774-3111

So there you go, those numbers work! Now, I didn't add some of our great restaurants, watering holes, golf course, pilates class or mud wrestling, I thought I'd leave the adventure up to you.


Connecting Your Child in London Ontario


 I just helped a family from Winnipeg move to London and with 3 school age children, the parents needed information on pre-school, childrens centres and other child related support services.London Connection

The following is a link that should help all newcomers to London Ontario, plus for Londoners who were not aware of the services being offered in London Ontario.

You can access all of the following:

  • Children's Centres
  • Community Home Child Care
  • I'm Home Program
  • Ontario Early Years Centre
  • School Age Program
  • Extended Day Care-before & after school programs for full day kindergartens
  • Thames Valley District School Board
  • French Immersion
  • London District Catholic School Board

Go to London Children's Connection


London Ontario Canada, People Care!


    Londoners have a rich history of volunteering and community involvement. With National Volunteer Week being in April  I thought I would pat those volunteers on the back!

      Most donors and volunteers are active because of what is in their hearts, not the visibility in the press or self-promotion.

                 Londoners Help

   A recent survey carried out by Stats Canada found that London's volunteer rate is at 60%, which is well above the Canadian average of 46%. In Ontario, it is the highest of any other city or community!

  On average, London volunteers contribute 153 hours to volunteering with a nonprofit or voluntary agency each year and the economic value is an incredible 672 million dollars.

Volunteers in London Ontario

     London Ontario substains over 1200 nonprofit groups and charities. So, what are you doing this week?

   Help someone, call someone, smile at someone, help an old lady across the street, help a young lady across the street, feed the birds, pick up some litter, pat a dog, instead of giving the finger to someone, give a wave and a smile, that will really upset them !

 

 


Contacts


Ty Lacroix Broker of Record & Owner
519-435-1600(Office)
519-435-0501(Fax)

181 Commissioners Road W
London, Ontario, N6J 1X9
Canada


Michael Theisen Sales Representative
5194351600(Office)
5194351600(Fax)

181 Commissioners Road W
London, Ontario, N6J 1X9
Canada


Lori Administrative Manager
519-435-1600(Office)
519-435-0501(Fax)

181 Commissioners Road W
London, Ontario, N6J 1X1
Canada


Cathy Sales Administrator
519 435 1600(Office)
519-435-0501(Fax)

181 Commissioners Road W
London, Ontario, N6J 1X1
Canada


Linda Listings Coordinator
519-435-1600(Office)
519-435-0501(Fax)

181 Commissioners Road W
London, Ontario, N6J 1X9
Canada


Beth Marketing
519-435-1600(Office)
519-435-0501(Fax)

181 Commissioners Road W
London, Ontario, N6J 1X1
Canada