Wortley Village Old South London Ontario


  There has been a lot of activity concerning real estate sales in Wortley Village, Old South London so far from January 1, 2017 to July 9, 2017 , with sale prices up , multiple offers, less days on the market (how many days it takes a house to sell) and a few buyer and seller frustrations!

 148 houses were sold through MLS in this period, it took about 15 days to sell at an average $355,400 which was 104% of the asking price.

 8 condos exchanged hands as well, taking around 18 days to sell, averaging $393,063 which was 102% of asking.

  In this blog I wrote The London Ontario real estate market in July  , the article reflects what Old South did compared to the rest of London Ontario and 10 other cities across Canada

 As well,  how some external events may have an effect on the real estate market, especially prices and may occur within the next feew months!

 206 houses were sold in Wortley Village, Old South London in 2016 through MLS, starting as low as $200,000 and up to $749,00 and the 26 days on the market and most selling for full price verify that the real estate market in London Ontario and especially this neighbourhood  is very healthy! 

  11 condos sold in the same period for 98.9% of the asking price and took about 42 days to sell.

 The character and charm of this great London neighbourhood is what attracts home buyers and the people who do live in Old South love the ability to walk and shop in the Wortley Village core, with tree lined streets and no cookie cutter homes.

Living in Old South London         

 

Check out these homes for sale in Wortley Village & Old South London

 

                         Wortley Village  in Old South London    

   Wortley Village is heart of Old South London. The unique village ambiance associated with Wortley Road is the result of a century of change and adaptation.An attractive commercial setting has developed into a unique shopping & dining area.

 Wortley Village London Ontario

 

 Near by is Thames Park, which provides recreational activities including  4 tennis courts, playground equipment, outdoor pool,  picnic areas, and access to London's riverside bike and walking trails.

 

   trails in London Ontario

 With some buildings over 100 years old, over 80 small businesses and establishments  and with an abundance of inviting parks, Old South is the only region in London which offers an enticing blend of history, shopping and nature in a few square kilometers.

 The homes in Wortley Village and Old South offer uniqueness, style and a neighbourhood belonging with quite a few events held yearly . The new YMCA has proven to be quite popular and another drawing card for Old South London

 

Old South Wortley Village

Old South Business Association Wortley Village official website with events and interesting news. 

                               A Map of Old South London Ontario

                                               Old South London Ontario Map

                 

   Other London Neigbourhoods


London Ontario Home Buyer Tool Kit


When you go shopping for a house or condo to buy, there are actually two homes competing for your attention: the one that meets your needs, and the one that fulfills your desires. 

You may think money dictates your decision and in some cases you may be right. But about 85% of the time, you would be surprised at the results you can get when working a professional Realtor and these tools in the tool kit and articles.

Envelope real Estate Buyers Toolkit


Buying a House in Wortley Village Old South London


   Buying a house in Old South London is not as straight forward as buying a house in a newer section of London Ontario!

A house is a house is a house, right?

                                          Wortley Village Old South London Garden

  Most buyers of real estate in Old South  think that if they get a home inspection and their lawyer uses title insurance, they are pretty safe!

  Unfortunately for many that is not the case and and in some cases, buyers have had many extra costs that were not planned for!

  I am not implying that there were any improprieties by anyone, but some due diligence from both buyers, sellers, their Realtors and their lawyers would have saved everone a lot of sleepless nights and loss of thousands of dollars.

   What about:

  • Because of the age of some of these houses and lot lines, are there any infringments with surrounding neighbours? Find out before you buy if you can build that deck, fence or addition!
  • Asbestos?
  • Knob and tube wiring? Is all of it removed from the home?
  • Heating, cooling. electrical and chimney condition

       This is only a brief summary of things to consider, (there are 47 of them)  before you buy a house in Wortley Village or in fact, even list a house in Old South London! 

                                         Happy Buyers in Old South London Wortley Village

   I love Old South London, my clients do as well and I am not a scare mongerer, but real estate in Old South London should be handled a lot more carefully!

  I wrote a couple of reports  that you can download  which will cover quite a few points to ensure a pleasant buyer's journey and which I hope will help you as well!


Downsizing or Relocating To or From Old South London?


                        Downsizing in Old South London

 Downsizing or relocating can be a stressful time, not only economically but on family, even  pets! Being prepared can be a good thing!

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What's It Going To Cost To Sell My House?


       How much are you going to charge me to list my home? What is your commission rate?

​   I get asked this question daily and rightfully so. With 93.6 % of home buyers researching real estate on the web and homes selling quite well in London Ontario, home sellers are thinking, wait a minute, why am I being charged 5-6% to sell my house?

how much do you charge to sell my house   

   Other industries have changed their business models, such as the travel industry, insurance, retailing, coffee shops, and grocery stores and even how we interact with hospitals, federal, provincial and local governments.

  I firmly believe that the high & old-fashioned real estate commission fee structures are outdated and are not keeping up with what is in the best interest for home owners when it comes to sell their home.

As not all real estate companies are the same, not all homes, not all markets and certainly not all people are the same, so I have this philosophy when working with a client and Webster’s Dictionary definition of two, seeming identical words:

   Customer:  is one who purchases a commodity or service.

   Client: is one who is under the protection of another.

  So, when a Realtor “serves” clients rather than “sells” clients, a successful real estate transaction occurs, for the buyer, seller & the Realtor

  What exactly does “under your protection” mean? In real estate it means that from start to finish the best interests of the client comes first in fiduciary duty, thoroughness, service and most importantly, professionalism.

So, how much do I charge?

   I have a flexible fee structure which depends on the property, your needs and your expectations. Once we both go through my home value audit and analysis, together we then can customize a fee structure that will fit your pocket book.

Scheduling an appointment is easy and at no time are you under any obligation, arm twisting, sweet talking, bragging or hearing about out dated methods to market your home!