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march home sales on par with 10-year average, as inventory remains low

The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced 769 homes* were sold in March, down 37.9% over March 2017, which set a record for best March results since LSTAR began tracking sales data in 1978.

April 5, 2018

lstar celebrates excellence in commercial real estate with don smith commercial building awards

The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) is thrilled to host the 2017 Don Smith Commercial Building Awards on April 23, 2018 at the London Convention Centre. The biannual reception and awards ceremony recognizes the top commercial, industrial, multi-family and community buildings across the LSTAR region. The program was named after the late Don Smith, legendary co-founder of EllisDon, a world-renowned construction company with deep roots in London, Ontario.

April 3, 2018

home sales steady in january, despite low inventory

The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced 400 homes* were sold in January, down 28.8% over the same period last year, which holds the record for best January results since LSTAR began tracking sales data in 1978.

March 5, 2018

lstar presents esmart - the economic and smart technology summit

The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) is thrilled to host ESMART: The Economic and Smart Technology Summit, showcasing economic trends, smart technology issues and disruptors impacting businesses, consumers and real estate markets.

March 5, 2018

fanshawe signs partnership agreement with lstar

Fanshawe College has signed a partnership agreement with the London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR). The agreement will focus on four key pillars to engage the region and raise awareness of the impacts real estate has on the economy, smart technology and consumer trends. The pillars are learning, technology, co-operative and internship placement, and data analysis.

March 5, 2018

february home sales remain steady, as inventory continues to fall

The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced 536 homes* were sold in February, down 32.8% over the same period last year, which holds the record for best February results since LSTAR began tracking sales data in 1978.

March 5, 2018

a historic year for real estate in 2017

London, ON – The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced 2017 marked a historic year for residential real estate, with home sales surpassing 10,000 for the first time since LSTAR began tracking data in 1978. In 2017, a total of 10,091 homes were sold, up 8.0% from 2016.

January 3, 2018

lstar invests in local charities, supporting communities across london and st. thomas

London, ON – The London St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced it has presented nearly $40,000 to five local organizations, as part of its community investment program. LSTAR President Jim Smith and LSTAR CEO John S. Geha bestowed cheques of $5,000 to Meals on Wheels London, $3,625 to Investing in Children, $25,000 to London Health Sciences Foundation, $5,000 to Hockey Helps the Homeless and $500 to Christmas Care St. Thomas.

December 20, 2017

as 2017 enters its final month, year-to-date home sales achieve lstar record

The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) announced 637 homes exchanged hands last month, down 13.6% from the same time a year ago. Meanwhile, year-to-date sales are up 9.1%, with a total of 10,790 homes sold, marking 2017 as the year with the highest number of residential sales since LSTAR began tracking data in 1978, with one more month to go.

December 4, 2017