Archive for November, 2008

Finding Your Way with Google Maps

Many of our clients come to see property for sale in Collingwood and area but often get lost.  (Right Murray?)  Most seem to know where Cranberry Village is but that’s about it.  Well, you can find your way around even if you don’t have a GPS. Go to Google, type in the address you are […]

Has The Admiral Moored His Ship?

A few years ago, local developers purchased the old Admiral School site at the corners of Hume and Hurontario Streets in Collingwood’s downtown Heritage Conservation District.  They were granted a demolition permit before submitting a new plan and well, down came the school. After presenting a plan to build a six-storey mixed commercial and residential […]

Mama, Papa and Baby Bear Move Into Collingwood

Boo! Hiss! Groan! Cheer!  Everyone knows the storybook fairytale…but are you ready for a fractured fairytale Pantomime version? Theatre Collingwood will be presenting a hilarious retelling of the age-old Brothers Grimm fairytale story GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS between November 27 and December 6, 2008. This rendition imaginatively combines the beloved characters Goldilocks, Mama Bear, […]

RE/MAX Real Estate Market Report

I haven’t been posting this week as my Mom is critically ill.  Thanks to those who’ve enquired and noticed I haven’t been my opinionated self of late. I did want to pass on an email we got this week from Michael Polzler who is the Executive Vice President and Regional Director for RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada […]

Inner Harmony Brings Outer Harmony in Collingwood

I’m amazed at the talent some people have for knowing what looks good. Drs. Vecchio (yup, there are two of them) have done it again.  After transforming their last home, they took this tired older home and did it again.  Applying concepts of Feng Shui and old-fashioned good taste, they have transformed their new abode […]

All Saints’ Anglican Church in Collingwood

According to the 2001 Census, almost 15% of the Collingwood population identified themselves as being Anglican.  Locally, that congregation is served by All Saints’ Anglican Church located on Elgin Street opposite St. Mary’s Catholic Church downtown. This church is said to be one of the most beautiful historic churches in Ontario and, it stands as one […]

Siamese Gecko offers Authentic Thai Food In Collingwood

What do you feel like eating?  Chances are you’ll find it near Collingwood these days as the range of dining options has really expanded over the last few years. One of my favourite spots for lunch is the Siamese Gecko located on the west side of Hurontario Street between 3rd and 4th streets in downtown […]

Windrose Valley Estate Lots near Collingwood Now Available

For people wanting to build a large home on an estate-sized lot close to downtown Collingwood, there are very few choices available.  Last month, a new development called Windrose Valley  was launched at the corner of Osler Bluff Road and the Sixth Street extension on the borders between the Town of Collingwood, the Town of […]

South Georgian Bay October Real Estate Market Report

Opening up the MLS® stats report for October was kind of like going to the dentist.  You don’t want to do it, you know it’s going to hurt but alas, you’ve got to it.  So I did.  Ouch.  I can’t say it was a surprise to see that there were only 106 sales in the […]

Signs of the Real Estate Market Bottom

Part 5 of a 5 post series How do we know when we’ve hit the bottom of the market?  It’s part science and part gut instinct I’d say.  As a REALTOR®, I notice things like phones ringing more, showings increasing, recreational property sales reviving, fewer price reductions and that type of thing.  We don’t always […]

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