Welcome to ‘In Your Neighbourhood’. This is the newest venture by Jim McFadden, a real estate broker based in London, Ontario. The hope is for you to learn a little more about real estate issues, home renovation projects and perhaps to sample some new seasonal recipes for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Here is a sampling of some of the things that you might discover while browsing at ‘In Your Neighbourhood’.


Did you know that adding weather-stripping around windows and doors helps to seal small gaps, keeping moisture and cold air outside where it belongs? That is just one of a wide range of simple Do-It-Yourself projects that anyone can attack to improve the resale value of your home, as well as enhance the comfort and economic bottom line that we all strive to lower. Be sure to check in regularly for simple tips and suggestions of how you too can better the state of your home.


Have you heard that Steady sales activity keeps Canadian real estate market on track. This interesting article from Property Wire highlights the changes in the Canadian property market over the last year. Would you like to know more about what is happening in the real estate market in your neck of the woods? This is the place to catch up on what is happening in the real estate markets and how it affects YOU.


Doesn’t this apple crostata made from fresh, seasonal apples, look delicious? With a chill creeping into the air and only a few official days left  of summer, the apple orchards are starting to take in visitors again. Apple Land Station started their u-pick apples on Sept 10th and McClymont Century Orchard is at the Covent Garden Farmer’s Market with some of their 24 varieties of apples that they grow. If you are interested in a few new recipes to try, and are interested in where you can find the ingredients for those recipes locally,  you have to check back again to see what’s in season and what’s in store from In Your Neighbourhood.


As ‘In Your Neighbourhood’ grows and develops, you might see other interesting facts and tidbits from the stores of Jim’s knowledge. He knows how to stage a home for an open house, what to look for in a neighbourhood, as well as projects that you should just plain steer clear of when on the hunt for a new residence. So put on the kettle for a pot of tea and join him for a spell. He is In Your Neighbourhood today!