Archive for July, 2009

This Thornbury, Ontario Century Home Has a History

I’ve always had a fascination with history and thankfully, my real estate career often leads me to discovering interesting things about South Georgian Bays past. Not long ago, I listed a house for sale in Thornbury that quite fascinated me.  It has been in the same family since the 1930’s and according to stories handed down […]

Mortgage Interest Rates in Canada Are Unpredictable. So is everything else.

Are you wondering where mortgage rates are headed?  So am I.  Are you wondering where energy costs to operate our home are headed?  Me too. I’m beginning to wonder how long the mental health of Canadians is going to hold out.  We are being bombarded with contrary information and advice at every turn making it […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: July 17th– 23rd, 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 […]

Buddha Dog Comes To Collingwood

Named the “Best Hotdog in Canada”  by Reader’s Digest in 2007, the Buddha Dog  folks have recently opened their third location at 48 Pine Street here in Collingwood. Friends Andrew Hunter and Andrew Mackenzie opened their first location in Picton in 2005 and then in 2007, they opened a second location in Toronto.  The newest location […]

The Price of New Homes In Collingwood Will Soon Rise

The price of new homes in Collingwood are sure to rise over the next three years.  It’s all about growth. Does growth pay for itself?  If the answer were yes, then towns like Collingwood, Wasaga Beach or Blue Mountain would be rolling in cash rather than facing record debt levels.  No, growth does not pay […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: July 10th – July 16th, 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: 53 […]

Building A Community One Tire At A Time

Back in September 2007, I told you about our foray into the world of real estate investment.  We purchased a condo in Collingwood that we rented to a fantastic family and, we are still very happy with our decision.  There’s more though.  One never knows where things can lead and many things have happened since then. […]

STILL Waiting For The Real Estate Market Recovery?

If so, you may have missed your best opportunities and for heavens sake, don’t say you weren’t warned.  Continuing on the good news bandwagon, RE/MAX issued the following media release today: Recovery underway in key Canadian markets ends buyer dominance in resale housing, says RE/MAX Mississauga, ON. (July 13, 2009) – Pent-up demand for residential […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: July 3rd – July 9th, 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 […]

Uxbridge Real Estate Agent Escapes To Collingwood – Blue Mountain

Through another blog site  that I participate in, I’ve had the good fortune of getting to know a number of other REALTORS® from across the country.  One of those is Kathy Clulow from RE/MAX Scugog Realty in Uxbridge, Ontario.  Kathy and her hubby, Barrie vacation in the Collingwood – Blue Mountain area each year and recently […]

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