Archive for May, 2009

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: May 22nd to 28th, 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: 54 […]

Collingwood Heritage Building To Get New Lease On Life

I was so excited after reading a news release about the old Tremont Hotel building,  that it was hard to get to sleep. As I mentioned in a previous post on the subject, the Tremont building has sat neglected and abandoned since the town purchased it several years ago with the intention of tearing it down […]

The Lost Art of Real Estate Negotiations

In the good old days, it was common practice that offers from buyers were presented in person to the sellers with both sales people involved being present.  Today, much of that personal touch has been lost with many offers presented by fax or between sales people. Until  the late 1990’s, real estate salespeople were legally […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: May 15th to 21st, 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: 65 […]

Collingwood’s Downtown is Changing

Despite the fact that Collingwood is surely one of the prettiest towns in the province, the folks living in Olde Towne  would likely tell you that their view to the west is anything but pretty. On the north side sits an empty lot and an abandoned, boarded up old rooming house.  On the south sits […]

Why Do People Move From Toronto to Collingwood – Blue Mountain?

Collingwood and Blue Mountain used to be unknown little towns and then somehow, the secret got out.  The Georgian Triangle has really become the “Hamptons” of Toronto with people moving into this area on mass from “the city.”  I’ve often wondered what drives this forceful and ongoing trend. Although I was born in Toronto and […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: May 8th to 14th, 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:  56 […]

Breaking News: Collingwood Ethanol Plant Goes BOOM!

10:40 am:  We got a call about an hour ago from an east-end resident letting us know that there had just been a loud and powerful blast that came from the Collingwood Ethanol plant a short while ago.  Black smoke billowed across the skies and emergency vehicles quickly came to the scene. As my assistant […]

Who represents you in the purchase of a new home?

Before we go any further, I have a project for you.  Log onto Google or your favourite search engine and find out who regulates new homes sales people in Ontario.  Specifically, new homes sales people who are not licensed under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act. Okay, I know you didn’t bother.  I’ve just spent […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: May 1st to 7th, 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: 63 […]

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