Archive for June, 2008

The Convicted Real Estate Agent

Has your real estate sales representative ever been in trouble for breaking some rules?  If an official complaint has ever been filed and acted upon by the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), you can find out. REALTORS® are governed under legislation as well as a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.  As consumers […]

Moving to Collingwood

Here is another guest post in our continuing Your Stories series where clients share their reasons for choosing South Georgian Bay as their new home.  Today, Peter Dillman from Saskatoon shares his family’s story. When Krista finished graduate school ten years ago, we moved from Waterloo to Saskatoon with our dog, a few boxes and […]

The Naked Tenant

Another hilarious guest post by Chris¦ You’ve undoubtedly heard of the Naked Chef. Well, I was lucky enough to experience the Naked Tenant. Several years ago, we had a tri-plex listed in town and the tenants were, shall we say, colourful.  I had never come away from a property before with toast stuck to my […]

A Look at Real Estate Market Conditions in Collingwood ~ Blue Mountain

It’s hard to pick up a paper these days without reading a great deal of doom and gloom about the Canadian economy.  Plant closures, inflation, gas prices and real estate fill the pages and fear has finally hit the consumer. There is a great deal of discussion about the “crash” in the real estate market […]

Textless Tuesday – June 17th, 2008

Snakes and Gunshots and Naked Tenants, Oh My!

I think you’ll enjoy this guest post by my partner in crime, Chris McCormick.  She’s quite the writer and yes, the stories are true. Yes, that’s right folks!  Real estate has it all.  We’ve got violence, we’ve got exotic reptiles and we’ve got nudity, amongst other things.  When you’ve been in the real estate game […]

Staging Your Home For Sale

When it is time to sell, you need to start thinking of your home as a theater. You will be putting on a performance, much like staging a play. The scenery must be right, the lighting perfect, the audience comfortable.  Buyers need to become absorbed into the story; they need to be able to imagine […]

Oh no, I’ve been meme’d

I knew it would happen some day but here it is now thanks to Matthew Collinge in Vancouver  Actually, it’s kind of flattering Matthew so thanks and I hope I don’t bore you too much. A meme is like a blog chain letter first started by Mary McKnight at RSS pieces  (which is a pretty […]

Textless Tuesday – June 10th, 2008

Buying Property In The Niagara Escarpment Area

I remember the very first time I came to Collingwood sometime in the early 1980’s.  I came in from the west and as I rounded the bend on Huron Street near where the museum is located, I caught my first glimpse of Blue Mountain. It was early evening on a clear winter day and lights marked […]

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