Planners Series 2016 – Municipality of Meaford

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Each year, local planners meet with the Membership of our SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to review the past year and tell us about upcoming news for each municipality. For your reading pleasure, below is a summary of the planning presentation from the Municipality of Meaford.

Rob Armstrong, Director of Development and Environmental Services gave us the following update:2017-01-09_14-41-47-meaford-map

Meaford is in year 4 of their Community Improvement Plan, and 2017 will see more improvement underway.  To date the funding for this plan has all been in Façade Grants.

The Minister has announced funding for a new Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 school, to be built on the old SVE site (expanded site – close to McDonald’s Furniture), which will replace the existing 3 schools

Secondary Suites:  Zoning permits accessory apartments in all residential zones with the exception of Residential Multiple.

Building Activity:  To the end of October, building permits issued and construction dollar values are all up significantly over same time 2015.

Current Developments:

  • Oak Meadows – 36 units under construction, and 6 duplexes approved
  • Downtown Redevelopment – 2 phase development on the former Canadian Tire site will have 97 dwellings and some commercial
  • Collingwood Street – 72 unit, 5 storey condominium (across from Market Square near Theatre)
  • Legion Development – 72 unit, 5 storey condominium
  • Meaford Haven – by the new medical clinic – 400 unit residential development with a Seniors Home, currently seeking a new partner

Other developments in process: 
Gates of Kent (Centre/Union St): 6 unit Building Permit Issued
Golfview (Nelson & Pearson St) – Registered
Pinehurst (Sykes N) – Registered VLCC 27 lots – Barry’s Construction
Terracewood (Gordon Cres.) – 11 of 25 Building Permits Issued
Meaford Highlands – Application Dormant
Irwin Property / Soaring Club – Parkbridge Communities Purchased

Key development properties:
Harbour Moose – has some brownfield
Stanley Knight Property – buildings are gone, it’s for sale, and the family wants to make sure their vision for the property is respected

 

 

 

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Feb.10-16, 2017

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This market summary includes data for Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford. The information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®.  Previous week(s) in brackets.

Single Family ResidentialMarket Report Icon

New Listings: 25 (22, 25, 16)
Average List Price: $449,232
Range of List Prices: $229,000 – $1,385,000
Number of Sales: 27 (20, 21, 14)
Range of Sale Prices:  $195,000 – $1,490,000

Condominiums
New Listings:  19 (13, 7, 9)
Average List Price:  $325,147
Range of List Prices:  $169,900 – $679,000
Number of Sales:  13 (4, 5, 6)
Range of Sale Prices:  $110,000 – $427,500

Vacant Land
New Listings:  4 (12, 24, 3)
Number of Sales: 6 (6, 6, 5)
Range of Sale Prices: $80,500 – $300,000

Price Changes this week:  12

Notables this week:  

  • 6 Single Family residences sold for more than the asking price
  • 5 condo sold for  more than the asking prices and 3 sold at the asking price

Note: All statistics obtained from the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Board.

Census Data Shows Above Average Growth in South Georgian Bay

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The 2016 census data was just released and below is a summary of the findings for the Southern Georgian Bay area including the six key communities of Clearview, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Meaford, the Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach.Census Data

The greatest population growth during the last five year period was in Wasaga Beach, followed by Collingwood; the two urban centres in the region.  While the Town of Meaford showed a small decline in population for the period, the region as a whole grew by 7.5% compared to 4-5% average growth in the Province and Country.

Population density is highest in Collingwood which has the smallest land area and of course, density is lowest in Grey Highlands where we find the greatest land mass.  This trend will continue with the Provincial government policies mandating continued intensification in urban areas.

Wasaga Beach has had an interesting evolution and has a population now pretty well equal to Collingwood yet does not have the same, full range of shops and services.  There is opportunity for continued growth in these sectors in the town if they are ones that address the needs of the year round population.

This over-all picture I see here is that the region continues to prosper and grow beyond the norm due to demographics and desire for lifestyle change.  There is plenty of opportunity ahead for further intensification and demand will continue to be in the most urban centres.

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Feb.3-9/17

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This market summary includes data for Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford. The information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®.  Previous week(s) in brackets.

Single Family ResidentialMarket Report Icon

New Listings: 22 (25, 16, 24)
Average List Price: $694,986
Range of List Prices: $199,900 – $1,995,000
Number of Sales: 20 (21, 14, 19)
Range of Sale Prices:  $80,000 – $690,000

Condominiums
New Listings:  13 (7, 9, 4)
Average List Price:  $372,723
Range of List Prices:  $155,000 – $1,495,000
Number of Sales:  4 (5, 6, 3)
Range of Sale Prices:  $135,000 – $476,000

Vacant Land
New Listings:  12 (24, 3, 12)
Number of Sales: 6 (6, 5, 4)
Range of Sale Prices: $39,500 – $345,215

Price Changes this week:  14

Notables this week:  

  • 2 Single Family residences sold at the asking prices, and 1 sold for more than the asking price
  • 2 condo sold for  more than the asking prices and 1 sold at the asking price
  • 1 vacant land listing sold at the asking price and 3 sold for more than the asking price

Note: All statistics obtained from the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Board.

January 2017 Real Estate Market Conditions in Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

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We all now this is a record-breaking market and the stats can speak for themselves.  I would expect to see sales numbers decline compared to a year ago due to the lack of available homes for sale.  The demand continues to be at record highs and new home subdivisions are selling well also. Have a look:

Market stats jan 2017

12 mo res price jan 2017

 

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Jan.27-Feb.2, 2017

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This market summary includes data for Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford. The information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®.  Previous week(s) in brackets.

Single Family ResidentialMarket Report Icon

New Listings:  25 (16, 24, 9)
Average List Price: $852,796*
Range of List Prices: $225,000 – $2,500,000
Number of Sales: 21 (14, 19, 19)
Range of Sale Prices:  $200,000 – $831,000

Condominiums
New Listings:  7 (9, 4, 2)
Average List Price:  $357,943
Range of List Prices:  $136,700 – $595,000
Number of Sales:  5 (6, 3, 7)
Range of Sale Prices:  $203,000 – $925,000

Vacant Land
New Listings:  24 (3, 12, 6)**
Number of Sales: 6 (5, 4, 4)
Range of Sale Prices: $14,000 – $260,000

Price Changes this week:  6

Notables this week:  

  • 4 Single Family residences sold at the asking prices, and 3 sold for more than the asking prices
  • 1 condo sold for  more than the asking price and 1 sold at the asking price
  • *Of the 25 new listings active this week, 8 were listed at more than $1Million, 5 were over $600,000 and this will account for the very high average list price of the single family residences above.  There were only 5 single family listings out of 25 that were under $450,000
  • **There are a LOT of vacant land listings this week because 2 subdivision phases were listed

Note: All statistics obtained from the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Board.

Planners Series 2016 – The Blue Mountains

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Each year, local planners meet with the Membership of our SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to review the past year and tell us about upcoming news for each municipality. For your reading pleasure, below is a summary of the planning presentation from the town of THE BLUE MOUNTAINS.

Michael Benner, MCIP RPP Director, Planning and Development Services gave the following update:

  • The Blue Mountains New Official Plan came into full force and effect on October 25, 2016, and has 2 site-specific appeals pending
  • Short Term Accommodation Policies need to go into the new plan by way of amendment.  Below you’ll see a chart showing the figures to date on STA licenses.Short Term Accommodation Chart
  • They are currently working on a new Zoning Bylaw, which will replace the existing (old) Thornbury and Township of Collingwood zoning bylaws
  • The Zoning Bylaw will have better mapping!
  • Expected date of completion is 1st Quarter 2017.
  • Secondary Suites are permitted in any zone-permitting residential area.
  • The Blue Mountains has an Attainable Housing Corporation Grant Program to help with the creation of secondary suites – click here for application form.
  • Building activity was remarkably ahead of previous years, both in number of permits issued, and dollar volume.  Michael stated that new construction was responsible for 65% of these elevated figures.

 

Planners Series 2016: Township of Clearview

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Each year, local planners meet with the Membership of our SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to review the past year and tell us about upcoming news for each municipality. For your reading pleasure, below is a summary of the planning presentation from TOWNSHIP OF CLEARVIEW.

Clearview

Mara Burton, Director of Community Services gave us an update on Clearview:

Active Developments:

  • Ridgeview-Center Street:  88 single family residences
  • Quebec Street:  7 single family and 24 semi-detached
  • Stayner West (Aspen Ph.II):  64 Townhomes
  • Ashton Meadows:  224 single family
  • Dancor, Stayner:  995 Units which are comprised of single family residences, semis, townhomes, apartments with a commercial block
  • Emerald Creek, Stayner:  200 units – single family, semis, townhomes, apartments
  • new Clearview Garden Estates:  retirement home, long term care facility, commercial building with residences overlooking a man-made lake
  • McIntosh:  73 Condos in 3 buildings in Creemore

Approved:

  • Clearview Aviation Draft Plan
  • Esso on the Go with Tim Hortons and Pizza Pizza at Cashtown and Sunnidale
  • Commercial at the old Stayner Burger (Hwy 26 at Montreal Street)
  • Huron Tractor at Cashtown Corners

2017 Initiatives include downtown improvement, official plan update, simplification of the zoning bylaw, and an Eco Bark Park

Accessory Apartments:
Yes!  Accessory Apartments are allowed in single detached residences with some requirements.  In rural zones, the accessory apartment can be in the building or can be detached from the building, with some requirements to be met.  Garden Suites, and Granny flats could be permitted in Agricultural or Rural zones, but they require a Temporary Use Bylaw (a legal agreement allowing for occupancy for a finite amount of time, and with security for removal of the suite.)

Solar and Wind Energy:  Regulated under the Green Energy Act, however, Clearview has policies in place as well.

Backyard Chickens:  4 hens are allowed.

Public Transit – Clearview has public transit now, and you can click here for a link to the schedule – runs every day but Christmas and New Years, and costs $2.00 per rider (under 4 years of age ride free.)

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Jan. 20-26, 2017

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This market summary includes data for Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford. The information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®.  Previous week(s) in brackets.

Single Family ResidentialMarket Report Icon

New Listings:  16 (24, 9, 13)
Average List Price: $523,287
Range of List Prices: $210,000 – $1,499,000
Number of Sales: 14 (19, 19, 4)
Range of Sale Prices:  $169,000 – $1,095,000

Condominiums
New Listings:  9 (4, 2, 5)
Average List Price:  $347,289
Range of List Prices:  $142,000 – $889,000
Number of Sales:  6 (3, 7, 2)
Range of Sale Prices:  $192,000 – $695,000

Vacant Land
New Listings:  3 (12, 6, 4)
Number of Sales: 5 (4, 4, 0)
Range of Sale Prices: $77,000 – $2,100,000

Price Changes this week:  7

Notables this week:  

  • 2 Single Family residences sold at the asking prices, and 2 sold for more than the asking prices
  • 1 condos sold for  more than the asking price
  • 1 vacant land listing sold at the asking price

Note: All statistics obtained from the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Board.

These Quick Videos Explain Real Estate Programs and Financial Terms

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The Canadian Real Estate Association has released 8 quick videos that can be helpful for home buyers. In about one minute, each video talks about things such as the Canadian Home Buyers Program, amortization schedules, pre-payments, tax credits and more. Click here to view.

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