Upscale Town Homes London Ontario

There are quite a few upscale quality town homes in London Ontario and here is one of enclaves in North London.

181 Skyline Avenue London Ontario is an enclave of 36 freehold town homes in North Uplands in London Ontario. Named “The Residences of Stoneybrook” these high end quality homes were first started by “The Z Group” and finished by the quality builder “Premium Homes”.

181 Skyline Avenue London Ontario

In 2017, 5 of these detached town homes sold on MLS, from as low as $415,000 and as high as $650,000, they took about 43 days to sell and for about 97.34% of the asking price.

I have prepared a breakdown of the 5 sales with prices, days on the market and amenities plus a few wise ideas if you were either a seller or a buyer. After reading this report, hopefully you will see that having accurate numbers when buying or selling real estate can make a huge difference to your bank account! You can get these reports here.

 Uplands is a relatively newer area of London with a great cross section of executive style homes, one floor bungalows and a great selection of one floor condo homes, both attached and detached.

Living in Uplands is convenient to a major shopping area in the Masonville Mall area , churches, schools, dining, golf courses and other recreation venues and attractions.

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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

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London Ontario Townhouses 70 Sunnyside Drive

This London Ontario townhouse neighbourhood at 70  Sunnyside Drive is right across from Masonville Mall and about 5 minutes to The University of Western Ontario and London Health Science Centre.

There are 3 parks nearby  which are Medway Valley Heritage Forest, Carriage Hill Park and Ross Park.

Some of the best schools in London are close by as well. Grocery stores such as Loblaw’s is just a short walk, the Big Box stores, 9 dining areas , plus fast food , Cinema and on 3 bus routes.

There are 60 condo townhouse units in this well-kept enclave with various choices in size and layouts. (two sizes and 3 styles).

 In 2017, 5 townhouse condos at 70 Sunnyside were sold through our MLS system for 103.2% of the asking price and these took about 21 days to sell!

I have prepared a 22 page report showing the price activity for 2017, along with what was included, plus some very helpful information to prepare either a seller or a buyer before you make any real estate decisions, you can get these reports below.
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  • 2016 average price $278,663
  • 2015 average price $261,167
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70 Sunnyside Drive  London Ontario

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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Shortage of Condos For Sale London Ontario

There is a real shortage of condos for sale London Ontario including townhouses, town homes and apartment condos!

The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced 400 homes were sold in January, down 28.8% from January 2017, which held the record for best January results since.

London Ontario Real Estate Market Graph

Why were sales down?

Very few homes for sale! There were 623 new home listings on MLS, down 31.8% from last January, and there were 1,020 active listings, down 27.7% from this time last year.

Average home sales price continues to rise across London and St. Thomas. The average sales price in the region was $333,424, up 9.8%, London South was $351,167 , up 11.5%, London North was $397,075, up 6.2%, London East, was $294,348, an increase of 32.1% from January 2017.

In St. Thomas, it was $247,135, up 19.7% over last January. 30 homes sold in January in St Thomas, down 36.2% from last year. There were 66 active listings, down 34.7% from last January, and there were 46 new listings, down 32.4% from the previous year.

As you can see, this is a seller’s market. A seller’s market is when there are more buyers than sellers and a lack of good homes for sale.

sellers Market London Ontario

What does this all mean?

If you were ever contemplating selling a house or a condo in London Ontario and area, now is a good time to capitalize on the market. Will the spring be better or worse? Who knows but what I do know, gambling on home prices is even worse than investing or should I say gambling in the stock market, mutual funds, playing the ponies or flipping a coin!

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

January 2018 London Ontario Real Estate Market Results

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

Your London Condo Corporation & Selling Your Condo

When thinking about selling your condo in London Ontario, besides the price and whom you select to represent you, you may want to get in touch with your London Ontario condo corporation before you list it on MLS.

checklist when selling a condo in London Ontario

99% of the time, if you and the buyer agree on price, there will be a condition clause that states that the buyer’s lawyer will have 7-10 days to review the status certificate provided by the condo management company.

The buyer’s lawyer is looking at the financial status of the corporation, to see if there are any unpaid condo fees or assessments from you, if there are any infractions, such as a screen missing, an unauthorized addition such as a deck, satelite dish etc.

You would be surprised at the amount of hasty remedies, discussions that occurs if a lawyer finds out some things that you were not aware of.

To ensure a smooth sale, take the time and effort to find out if there are any issues that could effect the final sale of your condo in London Ontario.

The above step is only one of many we take to help our client’s sale go smoother with less headaches and no surprises!

It is the professional way

Buying a London Ontario Condo?

In a recent survey, the biggest and most costly error home buyers make is how they start the process of buying a home in London.

Usually the first step is deciding you want to move,  to stop renting or downsizing from a larger house. All good so far.

searching to buy a condo in London

Then, most will go and talk to a good mortgage lender( this is a major and crucial step and be careful whom you talk to, I cover that in another report) to see if you qualify and for how much. How much of a down payment and what would your average payments be. Again, you are on the right track.

Then what?

Yup, most start searching the MLS listings, Kijiji, real estate websites and real estate magazines (that are usually a month late) and what do they do? Call 4 or 5 real estate sales people who have listings they want to see and set up an appointment.

While making those appointments you hear the same thing:

  • Are you preapproved for a mortgage?
  • Are you working with an agent?
  • Do you have a house to sell?
  • Perhaps a few more personal questions or the name of your cat or dog!

Questions about buying a home in London Ontario

Then you go see a few homes, if you like one you may put in an offer with the listing sales person  without any research or thought of the long term consequences.

Or, the homes you have seen are not to your liking, but you like the sales person and they convince you that they can help you look for something else, again, without any research of that agent or thought of the long term consequences!

The wisest thing you can do after you have made the decision you want to move, is to research and contact the real estate sales person who has the skills and experience and whom you will entrust your hard earned money to!

Maybe interview two or three.

Then when you have confidence in the sales person you have chosen, that good real estate person will research properties on your behalf, make appointments to match your time table, protect you in the buying and offer process and be there if any challenges come up.

Do you not think that having that type of representation would be better for you than just entrusting that binding faith with just anyone? A friend of a friend, Uncle Joe’s distant cousin who just got her license and needs some money, or your co-worker who’s husband ‘does’ real estate on the side!

11 Questions You may Want To Ask a Real Estate Person BEFORE you start!

How To Get Results When Selling a Condo in London Ontario

When selling a condo in London Ontario and to get good results, first impressions make a significant impact on a buyer’s decision-making process!

Once your condo goes is listed on MLS, it becomes a product. Home Styling simply allows you to highlight the best of your condo and de-emphasize its flaws. It’s not about decorating, but actually turning your home into a model, to appeal to the broadest range of prospective buyers. The goal is to make people feel like they could live there, and the best way to do this is to “neutralize” the surroundings.

Sell at a Top Value Prepare Before Selling
Try out these helpful styling tips that out team of professionals use. Things you can do for little or no expense—to put a condo in prime showing shape.

  • Clear out closets and clutter—sellers can give away or pack up toys, linens, and small kitchen appliances to store offsite. Buyers are also forgiving of storage boxes neatly tucked away in a garage or basement.
  • Focus most on the most visible areas—the foyer, kitchen, living room, master bedroom, and family room.
  • De-personalize the home by removing photos, mementos, and dated items.
  • Use plants in colorful pots or inexpensive wicker baskets to fill in empty spaces.
  • Try angling one or two pieces of furniture slightly and move furniture 4 inches to 6 inches from the wall to create more interesting room spaces.
  • Put away large collections— porcelains, plates, and so on.
  • Remove valuables, prescription medicine, collectibles, and breakables.
  • Refrain from cooking anything that leaves a distinctive odour, such as fish, garlic, or cabbage.
  • Hire a professional service to clean the home, including the carpets and the windows.
  • Set the dining room table with attractive linens, dishes, and stemware.
  • A mirror in a pretty frame can make a small room feel more open.
  • Use as much natural light as possible. Add extra lamps in dark rooms or corners.
  • Make functional repairs—fix dripping faucets, sticking doors, lightbulbs

Read more about :

It All Starts With Creating Curb appeal  Page 3

The Entry Way Sets the Stage     Page 5

Tips for Every Room In the House  Page 6

Making the Most of Your Kitchen and Dining Room  Page 8

Can The Buyers See Themselves Living in the Living Room? Page 10

Make the Bathroom Sparkle  Page 11

Look at These Big Beautiful Bedrooms!  Page 12

Create a Clutter Free and Functional Home office  Page 13

Making the most of the Basement / Laundry Spaces Page 14

101 ways to sell your condo