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

   

  

 For a breakdown of sale prices to asking prices and more, contact me for more detailed information:
 
 We have the facts about real estate in London Ontario
 
 I can give you :
 
  • Days on the market vs List Price Median for the last 10 years

 

  • Historic count of active listings

 

  • Historic sales for the last 10 years

 

  • Historic sales price trends

 

  • Historic sales and price range

 

  • Original price vs sold price

 

  • Sale price / listprice ratios

 

 Why is this information important? Whether you were buying or selling, these numbers will give you peace of mind of the neighbourhood trends, plus, a confidence level for price, expectation levels for negotiating and about 8 other advantages I can help you with.

 

 Our knowledge of the market, our ability to get hard facts and not assume anything or give an opinion that could be biased is the cornerstone of our business and the reason why our volume of business and referrals are growing exponentially.

 

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October 2017 Home Sales Strong in The London Ontario Region


   The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced 757 homes exchanged hands last month, slightly down 10.2% from the same time a year ago. Year-to-date sales are up 10.6%, with a total of 10,111 homes sold, marking the second consecutive year residential sales have surpassed 10,000 across the region.

      Real Estate Numbers London Ontario

 The CREA Residential Market Activity Report provides more data, featuring an in-depth look at home sales trends happening across London and St. Thomas. Here it is.

 In October, the average sales price across London and St. Thomas was $325,331 up 14.2% from the same time a year ago. The average year-to-date sales price was $330,497 up 18.3% from October 2016.

 In London East, home sales are up 21.2% compared to a year ago, while in London South, sales are up 13.9% and in London North, sales are up 6.5% compared to this time last year.

 In October 2017, there were 847 listings, down 17% from the same time last year. St. Thomas saw a total of 67 homes sold, down 21.2% from 2016 and the average home price in St. Thomas was $284,344 up 25.7% from October 2016.

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

Average home prices in Canada at the end of September 2017

 

 


Easy Way To Find Houses & Condos For Sale on MLS


Search all London Ontario & Area Real Estate

Our London Ontario Real Estate Resource is filled with homes of every style in every price range. Enjoy complete MLS listings search with full color photos, Google mapping, online showing request tools, and more.

             Houses for sale on MLS London and area           Condos for sale on MLS in London

 Or, even by postal code, street number or draw your own map.


London Ontario Real Estate August 2017 Numbers


   892 homes in London Ontario and area were sold in August 2017 as reported by our London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) though the August 2017 numbers represent a slight decrease in homes sales activity.

  Will this slight slowdown continue into the fall or will things pick up? I have noticed an increase of homes for sale and a decrease of out of town buyers so the heavy seller’s market we were in may settle down.

  In August, a total of 712 detached homes were sold, a decrease of 11.4% from the previous year, while condominium sales were down 7.7% from 2016, with 180 units sold.

  The average sales price across London and St. Thomas was $326,122, down 1.4% from the previous month.

   The average year-to-date sales price was $329,745 - up 18.2% from the 2016 average home price of $279,057.

 The year-to-date sales are ahead by 15.5%, with a total of 8,421 homes sold.

  The best-selling house style in our area continues to be the two-storey, followed by the bungalow.

House Style

Units Sold

Average Price

2 Storey

208

$477,904

Bungalow

165

$251,336

Ranch

95

$377,486

Townhouse Condo

95

$210,114

High rise apt. condo

46

$215,835

 

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

 

Real Estate Across Canada


London Ontario Real Estate Still Strong in July 2017


    The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced that 1,002 homes were sold in July of 2017, the best July monthly total in 10 years and an increase of 1.2% over the same period last year. July 2007 holds the all-time July monthly record with 1,009 sales, since LSTAR began tracking sales data in 1978*.

  Sold, a sign we see across London Ontario

  This activity may indicate that the London Ontario real estate market may be heading toward a more balanced market. In the dog days of summer, we traditionally experience a quieter market, but that's not the case this year.

  In July 2017, a total of 793 detached homes were sold, a decrease of 1.7% from the previous year, while condominium sales were up 14.2% from 2016, with 209 units sold. The average sales price across London and St. Thomas was $326,122 down 2.7% from the previous month. The average year-to-date sales price was $330,718 up 18.5% from the 2016 average home price of $279,057.

  The City of London just reported that it has issued more building permits compared to last year at this time, another sign of how strong the marketplace is.

  In July, there were 1,449 listings, up 15% from the same time in 2016. The year-to-date sales are ahead by 19.7%, with a total of 7,535 homes sold. St. Thomas saw a total of 85 homes sold, down 12.4% from the same time last year. The average home price in St. Thomas was $267,106 down 4.7% from the previous month.

  The best-selling house style in London and area in July continues to be the two-storey, followed by the bungalow and ranch. The average price for a detached home in July was $350,288 down 3.1% from the previous month, while the average price for a condominium was $234,431 up 2.4% from the previous month.

House Style

Units Sold

Average Price

2 storey

223

$455,870

Bungalow

167

$279,125

Ranch

122

$389,303

Townhouse

108

$207,693

High rise apt. condo

56

$225,802

 

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

 

 

 

 


Sutton Offices in London Are Leaders in Sales!


London Ontario Market Share

 

  


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