Archive for February, 2009

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: February 20th – 26th 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 week’s numbers are in brackets): Single Family Residential • New Listings:  35 (27, […]

It’s Almost Like Renovating For Free!

As reported in the last post, we recently had a Home Energy Audit performed on our own 22 year old, brick bungalow.  Although it ranked very well with respect to our over-all energy efficiency, there are still things we can do to make it better and in this post, I’d like to review some of […]

You, yes YOU Should Have a Home Energy Audit

The house that my hubby and I live in is just over 20 years old.  It was well built and you wouldn’t think there would be much value to having an energy audit done.  Think again. Since talking to people a lot about things like ecoEnergy rebates,  the pending Home Energy Rating Act and about […]

Planning for Growth South Georgian Bay Part 3: Blue Mountain

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: February 13 -19, 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 week’s numbers are in brackets): Single Family Residential • New Listings:  27 (50,39,42) […]

Are There Early Signs Of An Economic Recovery?

Why oh why does the media do this?  Over and over again, they opt for fearmongering headlines that drive people deeper and deeper into a state of fear.  (If you’ve read The Shock Doctrine, maybe it offers a possible explanation but I digress).  They have an equal opportunity to highlight good and positive news.  Some […]

Can You Pass This Mortgage Quiz?

Could you pass a short quiz about mortgage basics?  Most people can’t which is a bit frightening when you consider how many of them carry a mortgage that likely represents the biggest portion of their financial portfolio.  In the recent federal budget, there is a proposal to start a financial literacy task force this spring.  […]

From the tips of my toes… Happy Valentine’s Day

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: February 6 – 12, 2009

Happy Friday the 13th.  I hope it’s a lucky day for you. 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 week’s […]

8 Painfully Honest Reasons Why Your House Isn’t Selling

Today, we present another guest post written by Chris.  It was precipitated by showing her the picture below of a laneway of a chalet in Blue Mountain that I tried to show.  The four foot icy snowbank was a show stopper.  How can you sell a house you can’t even get into?  Here, just a […]

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