How Searching For London Ontario Condos To Get The Right One

As another way of helping past clients, they said that learning about how they went about searching for London Ontario condos, helped them make  wise decisions and a good financial choice.

Would it be of benefit to you to if you could get what I call ‘market education’, (to look at 3-4 properties that are similar to  what you are looking for,  not to make an offer or buy  on any of those 4, but to learn a little about the market?

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Then, when you are ready, you will know what to expect and to better clarify your wants & needs.

As well, I will leave you with a 40 page in-depth buyer manual loaded with tips and ideas, from the just looking stage to the day you move in.

There is no obligation on your part, no signing anything, just an old fashion face to face meeting that again, past clients said really helped them.

Again, we see 3 or 4 places, the idea is not to buy these but to get to know what you can buy for your money.

Again, let’s go look at a few and keep your cheque book at home!!!!!

PS:

  • No signing anything
  • No blah blah blah stuff , such as ,”we’re #1, we sell gazillions of homes, 
  • No, “I’m a miracle worker and can find your dream home for 1/2 price
  • No begging ,” Please buy from me or they are going to take away my house, kids and Mercedes!
  • No  BS 
  • No coffee, tea or lunch (if you are not bringing your chequebook, I’m not buying either!)

Searching For a Condo In London Ontario With No Luck?

Are you spending countless hours searching the MLS, real estate magazines, weekend classified ads and real estate websites looking for the ideal condo in London Ontario & area, be it an apartment in a high rise, a two storey townhouse or a detached town home , that is within your price range and in a good neighbourhood in London Ontario?

searching for a condo in London Ontario

Going to Open Houses? Going To Builder’s Models?

Have you missed out on some because they already have an offer or were sold before you even knew about it being for sale?

You may be missing out on some great condos that sell in a day or two or one that was priced so   agressively that it sells as soon as it comes on the market or in a specific area?

Is all that searching working for you  or is that you wish to avoid a pesky or bothersome real estate person (don’t blame you)?

Or, perhaps you are curious or you are in the ‘just thinking stage’ of real estate. Perhaps to purchase or sell.

Regardless, like fashion, real estate changes fast, people change, neighbourhoods change, real estate markets change and the motivation of buyers and sellers change.

So how do I, as a real estate professional, as a Broker of Record and Owner keep you, the curious, the maybe, the must have by the end of the month, the retiree, the downsizer, the upsizer, the DINK’s (double incomes,no kids), the tire kicker, deal maker, bread winner or just plain ready to move informed about real estate in London Ontario?

My asociates and I view a lot of houses and condos every week. We do loads of searches daily for clients, we are constantly researching properties, even For Sale By Owners.

we find houses in London Ontario

As professional house hunters in London we know the jungle, the alleys, the streets, avenues, crescents  and can guide you on the right path to ensure your purchase is wise & financially sensible.

You won’t have to jump off any cliffs, scale any mountains, wrestle a crocodile, put up with a pushy real estate salesperson, cross-eyed lawyers, impotent mortgage lenders, near sighted home inspectors, all you have to do is put up with us!

  These folks did and they are still with us!

Frustrated Finding London Ontario Condos?

Are you spending countless hours searching the MLS, real estate magazines, weekend classified ads and real estate websites looking for the ideal condo, be it an apartment in a high rise, a two storey townhouse or a detached town home , that is within your price range and in a good neighbourhood in London Ontario?

searching for a condo in London Ontario

Going to Open Houses? Going To Builder’s Models?

Have you missed out on some because they already have an offer or were sold before you even knew about it being for sale?

You may be missing out on some great condos that sell in a day or two or one that was priced so   agressively that it sells as soon as it comes on the market or in a specific area?

Is all that searching working for you  or is that you wish to avoid a pesky or bothersome real estate person (don’t blame you)?

Or, perhaps you are curious or you are in the ‘just thinking stage’ of real estate. Perhaps to purchase or sell.

Regardless, like fashion, real estate changes fast, people change, neighbourhoods change, real estate markets change and the motivation of buyers and sellers change.

So how do I, as a real estate professional, as a Broker of Record and Owner keep you, the curious, the maybe, the must have by the end of the month, the retiree, the downsizer, the upsizer, the DINK’s (double incomes,no kids), the tire kicker, deal maker, bread winner or just plain ready to move informed about real estate in London Ontario?

My asociates and I view a lot of houses and condos every week. We do loads of searches daily for clients, we are constantly researching properties, even For Sale By Owners.

we find houses in London Ontario

As professional house hunters in London we know the jungle, the alleys, the streets, avenues, crescents  and can guide you on the right path to ensure your purchase is wise & financially sensible.

You won’t have to jump off any cliffs, scale any mountains, wrestle a crocodile, put up with a pushy real estate salesperson, cross-eyed lawyers, impotent mortgage lenders, near sighted home inspectors, all you have to do is put up with us!

  These folks did and they are still with us!

Townhouse London Ontario, Town Home London Ontario

Townhouse condo , town home condo, freehold condo, aren’t they all the same? There seems to be some confusion about the differences between the three and to make the confusion more befuddled, if you google all three,  you will see what I mean.

Information Condos in Lonon Ontario

So, in London Ontario and area, Realtors, builders and lawyers generally define them as the following:

  • Townhouse Condo: Can be attached or detached, single floor or a two or three storey
  • Town Home Condo : Usually detached, more upscale and freehold or a general condominium corporation
  • Free Hold Condo: Detached, you own the land and are responsible for your roof, windows, doors and you pay a nominal fee to the condo corporation for road maintenance and common grounds.

Now, before anyone wants to nit pick me on the above descriptions , I have helped hundreds of buyers and sellers of condos in London and these 3 definitions worked for them. As well, at the end of the day, your lawyer and the status certificate of the condo corporation and the property you are buying or selling is defined quite clearly in all documents and ownership is defined.

A professional Realtor will have already verified that for you , but then, what do we know, we are out seeing condos every day!

Meeting your lawyer condo in London buying

                                           Where To Start?

Most start off by going to MLS and picking up all the real estate magazines they can get their hands on & going to open houses or model homes

Thats a good way to get a feel for price and style. But then what? What about certain condo rules, fees and financial stability of the condo corporation, amenities and other questions that should be very important for you to know?

Looking for condos in London Ontario to buy

Another alternative is to take advantage of our knowledge and experience with condos & houses in London Ontario and area.  Daily, our associates  view quite a few condos in London and area & are quite familiar with price, quality, safe areas  and know the better run condo corporations and some to stay away from.

Do you use up a tank of gas or spend hours on MLS going through hundreds of listings?

What about if you could first know what you can get in your price range, learn about the styles, even locations!

Even some common sense ideas of what to look out for.

 Below is a snapshot of condos for sale in London Ontario & area on MLS

 Townhouse Condos For Sale on MLS London Ontario      Detached Condos For Sale on MLS in London Ontario      Apartment Condos For Sale on MLS in London Ontario 

Oh, and by the way, are you  wondering what your payments will be?

Condo Mortgage Calculator

Here is a fabulous 4 in 1 mortgage calculator that will guide you to know your costs.

Below are links to some but not all townhouse condo complexes (townhomes, attached and detached, one floor and more) in London Ontario by price range.

Included are prices last year, what units sold for compared to the asking price, how long they took to sell, some buyer & seller tips and at times, a blunt discourse on being prudent when buying or selling a condo .

Under $150,000

$150,000 to $250,000

$250,000 to $400,000

400,000 to $500,000

Over $500,000

Some Of The Best London Ontario Townhouses At Fiddlers Green

Some of the best London Ontario townhouses for size, price and locations are at the 4 townhouse enclaves on Fiddlers Green

These one floor condominium townhouses at Fiddlers Green are Sifton built and were one of the first adult style developements in South West London, between Oxford Street West and Hyde Park Road.

A short walk to one of the better grocery stores in London is Remark and across the road is Loblaw’s. There are two drugstores,  a few restaurants, banks, medical & professional offices and two bus routes make this a great and convenient neighbourhood.

50, 55, 60 and 65 Fiddlers Green is located in Oakridge in London Ontario.  and by following that link, you can find  area prices, trends and more information.

There are 4 enclaves of units:

With the so called information age being a window for knowledge, buyers and sellers of real estate should be aware of the misinformation age, be it embellished numbers, unbridled enthusiasm or false perceptions.

Always ask: “Is it true?”

One of the principles I have enforced in my career as a professional Realtor is that facts and the brutal truth about a value of a house, the market and the activity are in the best interests of our clients.

                               65 Fiddlers Green London Ontario

All Condos in London Ontario For Sale on MLS

340 Ambleside Drive London Ontario Townhouse Prices

340 Ambleside Drive in  London Ontario is an enclave of 38 condo townhouses near The University of  Western Ontario with easy access to Masonville Mall, hospitals and the big box stores in Hyde Park. An added bonus is the bus stops out front of the street!

340 Ambleside Drive London Ontario

This north west London neighbourhood of London is called Medway Meadows and schools are nearby as well!

  • In 2017, 3 townhouses at 340 Ambleside were sold through our MLS system for 99.5% of the asking price and these took about 35 days to sell.
  • I have prepared a 24 page analysis of these sales, the prices, the days on the market and the differences between the selling prices of $231,000 and the $300,000 price. You can get your report below.
  • 2016 average sale $234,375

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 All Condos in London Ontario For Sale on MLS

Cadeau Terrace Condos in Byron London Ontario Numbers

2,5,6,7,9,10,14,18 Cadeau Terrace is an  adult orientated condo community  in  Byron, Warbler Woods neighbourhood of London Ontario. Most of these one floor condominium town homes  have a double car garage and some backing on to green space.

Cadeau Terrace London Ontario Condo Town Homes

An excellent quiet location for nature lovers, golf enthusiasts and for those who travel and would like a safe upscale neighbourhood. depending on the Cadeau Terrace address, some of these are detached with walk outs.

A very well maintained area, easy access to shopping, services and downtown London located off of Commissioners Road West.

 2 Cadeau Terrace 75 Units 

5 Cadeau Terrace 48 Units 

6 Cadeau Terrace 13 Units

7 Cadeau Terrace 34 Units

9 Cadeau Terrace 39 Units

10 Cadeau Terrace 9 Units

14 Cadeau Terrace 36 Units

18 Cadeau Terrace 43 Units

These are all the condos & houses currently listed for sale on MLS in Byron.                       

  There were no sales at 10 or 18 Cadeau Terrace on MLS in 2017

 I have prepared an analysis of the sales for 2017 for each of the Cadeau Terrace condos and you can download these by going here.

1100 Byron Baseline Road Byron Townhouse Condos

1100 Byron Baseline Road W is an enclave of 78 condos in Byron , which is a short 5 minute walk to Springbank Park consisting of one floor and two storey condo townhouses. These are reasonably priced and are well maintained, some units back on to green space and the clubhouse has a full kitchen for gatherings and private get togethers.

1100 Byron Baseline Road 1100 Byron Baseline Club House

  • in 2017, there were 4 sales through our MLS system averaging 104.9% of the Basking price and these took about 14 days to sell!
  • I have prepared a 21 page analysis of these sales, with prices and amenities, plus, some strategies that will help anyone selling a property to sell quicker and in most cases, for more money, you can access these free reports below.
  • $244,356 average sale price 2016 with 9 sales, the lowest being $213,500 and the top, $289,000!

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These are all the condos & houses currently listed fot sale on MLS in Byron.

Condos for sale on MLS in London Ontario

​     nice Byron Condo complex in London Ontario

Great Tips Buying a London Ontario Condo

  Condominium living is a popular option for many as it can be a relatively carefree housing option and London Ontario is no exception and by following these tips, it will definitely be carefree!

happy condo buyers in London Ontario

    Most  newspapers now include a condominium section which recognizes the increasing number of people who already live in—or aspire to live in—a condominium.

  The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has created a  guide to help you become an informed condominium buyer and to help you make the best choice. At the end of the CMHC Guide you will find full definitions of some of the terms used.

   It will identify important questions to ask—and the people you should be asking—before you make this important purchase.

  Millennials buying a condo in London Ontario

 At the end of the report, there is a selection checklist to help you narrow down the choice between the different types of condominiums you might see.

  Another great Condos in London guide is one that I have been providing to Londoners for the last 15 years, in it you will see price ranges and styles of condos, neighbourhoods, specific buildings or complexes, local London Ontario links and telephone numbers, maps and tips.

I hope you will find it as helpful as hundreds of clients have.

Cadeau Terrace Condos in London Ontario Sales 2016

2,5,6,7,9,10,14,18 Cadeau Terrace is an  adult orientated condo community  in  Byron, Warbler Woods neighbourhood of London Ontario. Most of these one floor condominium town homes  have a double car garage and some backing on to green space.

Cadeau Terrace  Condos London Ontario

An excellent quiet location for nature lovers, golf enthusiasts and for those who travel and would like a safe upscale neighbourhood. depending on the Cadeau Terrace address, some of these are detached with walk outs.

A very well maintained area, easy access to shopping, services and downtown London located off of Commissioners Road West.

 2 Cadeau Terrace 75 Units 

5 Cadeau Terrace 48 Units 

6 Cadeau Terrace 13 Units

7 Cadeau Terrace 34 Units

9 Cadeau Terrace 39 Units

10 Cadeau Terrace 9 Units

14 Cadeau Terrace 36 Units

18 Cadeau Terrace 43 Units

These are all the condos & houses currently listed for sale on MLS in Byron.

                        

                         Average Prices as per MLS

Address 2015  2016
2 Cadeau $289,788 $334,400
5 Cadeau $294,600 $315,000
6 Cadeau $358,900 $313,750
7 Cadeau No MLS Sales $274,250
9 Cadeau $265,000 $278,000
10 Cadeau $369,900 No MLS Sales
14 Cadeau $360,167 $330,000
18 Cadeau $314,199 $344,950

Note: When you see a large spread between the 2015 prices to 2016, there can be many reasons for such an increase or decrease from year to year. There is no question that demand and appreciation have an effect, but also condition of the property, location, updates and the motivatiion of both the seller and the buyer.

For my clients I do a detailed comparison to explain why!