Archive for January, 2009

The Difference Between a Chalet and a Cottage

A few weeks ago, I learned a lesson in the obvious.  About how easily we take things forgranted. While showing Blue Mountain properties to some buyers who were here from Asia, one of them asked me what the difference was between a cottage and a chalet.  It seems that in our discussions and in her […]

Housing Sector Garners Attention in 2009 Budget

By now you’ve likely heard about yesterday’s proposed Federal budget.  As expected, it includes some initiatives to stimulate the housing industry which is a darn good idea if you ask me.  Did you know that according to research conducted by the Altus Group for the Canadian Real Estate Association, each residential real estate transaction in […]

Collingwood and Wasaga Beach Post Real Estate Gains in 2008

Still in the spirit of wrapping up the 2008 statistics, here is a chart showing the change in the average sale prices between 2007 and 2008 by area within the Georgian Triangle.   Average sale prices can be skewed significantly by a few really high or low sales so they are not necessarily a fair […]

Listen To Your Mother!

So this post has nothing to do with real estate really.  It’s about my son and about the internet.  Hey, it’s my day off so I figure I can divert a little, can’t I? My wee boy is 20 years old now and he has to bend down to kiss me.  Despite his young age, […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: January 16 – 22, 2009

The following information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board.  They include a summary of data for the following areas only:  Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountain, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford. For this week (previous weeks numbers are in brackets): Single Family Residential • New Listings:  41 (66, 49) […]

Real Estate Agents in Collingwood – Blue Mountain

We interrupt his blog to bring you a little shameless self-promotion. First, let us say that we love most of our fellow REALTORS® around here.  They are a good bunch.  But this is not about them (sorry guys). For a few years now, we’ve been working hard to keep you in-the-know about everything to do […]

Planning for Growth in South Georgian Bay Part 1: Simcoe County

Every year, our Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board sponsors a popular seminar where they bring in the local planners to speak to REALTORS® about what is happening in our region.  Anyone considering a real estate transaction should keep well informed so we thought it would be a good idea to share some of their points […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: January 9-15, 2009

The following information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board.  They include a summary of data for the following areas only:  Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountain, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford. For this week (previous weeks numbers are in brackets): Single Family Residential • New Listings:  66 (49) • Average […]

An Easier Way To Follow The Collingwood Real Estate Market

 I know that statistics and charts can be a bit mind numbing.  On the other hand, they are the story that we need to know telling us where we’ve been and where we might be going.  I like to watch certain stats in particular:  the number of new listings, the number of sales, the number […]

Textless Tuesday: January 13th,2009

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