Archive for August, 2008

Are You A Trustee or Executor Needing to Sell a Property?

Handling the sale of an estate property or, a house for which you are the executor or trustee, can be stressful for many people.  Unlike a usual sale of a family home by the owner, a trustee or executor is often accountable to a larger number of people and has many more tasks to attend […]

Did They Want To Overpay For That House?

A few months ago, I showed a house listed with another local real estate company.  It was in surprisingly poor condition inside and I was surprised at the asking price.  As is customary, I contacted the listing agent afterwards to provide feedback on my showing. I told the agent that I thought the house was […]

Textless Tuesday August 26, 2008

Drew Wright Says Thanks To His Hometown

What a town!  Despite the fairly extreme heat, Collingwood came out in full force yesterday afternoon to support Drew Wright in his quest to become the next Canadian Idol. He was paraded in by members of the Armed Forces and then greeted by a crowd of thousands who jammed, and I mean jammed the main […]

Marketing A Luxury Home in Collingwood ~ Blue Mountain; Part 3

Now that we’ve covered the basics in the first two posts on marketing luxury homes, let’s look at specifics. We know that the single most important tool today is the internet. When a property is listed in the Multiple Listing Service, it automatically appears on http://www.realtor.ca which is one of the most heavily visited websites in […]

Housing Market Outlook Report Released

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has released its 3rd quarter “Housing Market Outlook” report.  It’s a rather interesting read and certainly free of the media biases we usually read every day.  In this report, CMHC takes a realistic look at both new housing starts and resale markets across Canada in relation to things like […]

Lend Me A Tenor

In a continuing series about the Arts & Culture scene in South Georgian Bay, Irene Thomas of Theatre Collingwood brings us another great guest post today.  Thanks Irene.  You don’t have to live in the city to enjoy live theatre! Within a one-hour drive of Collingwood, there are many professional companies offering great entertainment. Some […]

Collingwood Building Boom Continues

Anyone who has been around Collingwood over the last few years knows that a big building boom has been underway for several years now.  There are numerous new home subdivisions of both single family and condominium homes of all types and prices in just about every part of town.  In the end, projects that are […]

This Guy Wants To Help You Sell Your Home

The internet has revolutionized the way we do business and for the most part, I think it’s a wonderful tool.  What I can’t stand, though, is spam and the people who mine the web for email addresses or names. One of the things I do is to syndicate my listings to numerous sites such as […]

Marketing A Luxury Home in Collingwood ~ Blue Mountain; Part 2

After you have established the right asking price, have prepared and staged your luxury home, it’s time to begin marketing the home for sale. Remember the question most sellers ask is “Will you advertise my home in the Globe & Mail?”  Let’s think about that.  What we want to find is a suitable buyer.  Less […]

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