Archive for March, 2009

You Could Never Get Bored in Collingwood!

I once had a client who, after six months of living in South Georgian Bay, told me that her biggest problem was that there was too much fun stuff to do!   It’s true.  There is nary a day that goes by that there is not something interesting to participate in or enjoy.  While I […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: March 20th to 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 three week’s numbers are in brackets): Single Family Residential • New Listings:  45 […]

Ontario’s New Harmonized Sales Tax To Impact Real Estate

As we’ve talked about here before, the real estate industry is a major driver in the Canadian economy.  For example, in 2008, real estate in Ontario accounted for $56.6 billion in sales, $6.01 billion in ancillary economic spending and $1.35 billion  in land transfer tax revenue to the provincial government. In addition, real estate employs […]

Record High In Collingwood Building

I love reading good news.  There’s not enough of it lately and it would appear that some people are happier wallowing in the muddy pits more than they are being  positive and optimistic.  I know, I know.  Half of you think I’m like the proverbial ostrich.  The other half of you are sitting there agreeing.  […]

Breakfast In Collingwood, Sort Of

John and I love to go out for breakfast on Sunday mornings.  Today, we really discovered something different that I’ll bet few people know about.  We ate at the airport. Collingwood’s airport is actually located in Clearview which is another story in itself.  In the terminal, there is a little cafe called Beyond the Clouds […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: March 13th to 19th, 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 three week’s numbers are in brackets): Single Family Residential • New Listings:  49 […]

Spring Has Almost Sprung in Collingwood

Another guest post by Chris… The first day of spring is upon us in just a few days, but I am seeing the early signs all over our beloved region: Robins and  woodpeckers, rabbits and squirrels.  (Oh, My!) Tiny buds peaking out of the ground A six year old on her scooter in shirt sleeves […]

A Tribute to Chris McCormick

This month brings a special anniversary. Sixteen years ago, I had the great privilege of hiring my assistant, Chris McCormick.  At the time, she was in the mortgage brokerage business which is how we met and after working with her on several transactions, I felt she was exceptional in every way.  I was thrilled when […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: March 6th to March 12th, 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 three week’s numbers are in brackets): Single Family Residential • New Listings:  36 […]

Is There A Killer Lurking In Your Home?

A few weeks ago, I read a blog post  written by one of my favourite home inspectors about radon gas.  For years we’ve heard rumours that this may become the “next big thing” and suddenly, it seems to be here. Radon gas is an invisible and radioactive gas that may be present in cellars, basements […]

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