Archive for January, 2008

Have you Found The Missing “Craigleith” Palm?

P.S.  Don’t forget to solve our CSI Collingwood puzzle and be entered into a draw for a $50.00 gift certificate to a local restaurant!  The deadline to enter is Saturday at midnight!

Continuing Our Collingwood New Home Subdivision Tour: Riverside

As mentioned in the first post in this series, Collingwood has no shortage of new home subdivisions.  Recently, Chris and I started visiting sites to see how they are doing in the competition to capture buyers.  We also want to keep ourselves up-to-date so that we can provide information to our clients about new home […]

Do You Know The Most Important Factors That Will Get Your Home Sold?

In my experience, there are seven key factors that affect the sale of a property.  Some are controlled by the listing salesperson, some by the seller and some by nobody at all.  These are the Factors That Nobody Controls: Location:  It is what it is.  Generally, a house on a busy road or abutting something […]

How Should Economic Concerns Affect Your Real Estate Strategy?

My, how quickly things can change. Last month, hardly anyone around here was talking about the economy.  Environment, yes.  But economy?  No.  Suddenly, the economy has risen to the top of our consciousness and everyone seems a little on edge.  That’s as true here in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain area as it is everywhere […]

CSI – Collingwood Scene Investigation

I apologize upfront that only those who spend a lot of time around Collingwood and Blue Mountain are likely to really get this post.  Actually, it’s another contest but this time, there really is a prize!  Thanks go out to Chris for her fantastic writing once again.  So, follow the clues which are all in the […]

Is The Interest Rate Drop Something That You Should Worry About?

No.  At least not right now. In fact, if you are in the real estate market as a Buyer or a Seller, you might be feeling rather positive today. It’s been an interesting morning with the interest rate cuts.  The U.S. Federal Reserve made a SURPRISE cut of 75 basis points and apparently, failed to […]

Real Estate Agents Aren’t Greedy!

For any of you REALTORS® out there who are reading this blog, here’s a hilarious video to brighten your Monday.  It’s kept me laughing for days!

Are You Wondering How the 2008 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Is Doing So Far?

Me too although I also know that at this point in the year, predicting sales trends is like predicting the winner of a horse race.  Nonetheless. with just 18 days having passed since we left the post, it’s fun to see which areas are off to the fastest start. As a reminder to you, the […]

And Five Minutes of Fame Goes To

Wayne Cole, Katrina Trautrim, Emily Johnston, Valerie Borrelli and Barrie Clulow! Our online virtual design contest is now over and the most votes went to the design done by Wayne Cole followed closely by Katrina Trautrim’s design.  Congratulations to you both and to everyone who took the time to participate.  It was great fun and […]

Ring Ring. Hello? Do you want to sell your house?

As a result of privacy legislation introduced in Canada over the last year, consumers can expect privacy with respect to their confidential information.  There have certainly been significant changes within the real estate industry governing the collection, storage and use of information.  This fall, new legislation will give consumers the power to eliminate most telemarketing […]

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