Archive for August, 2009

Your Lawyer Might Not Check To See If Property Taxes Have Been Paid

A big thanks to Chris for contributing today’s guest post.  We have had two occasions recently where clients have closed on a house and found out, after the fact, that the previous owners had not paid all of their outstanding taxes. In each case, our client has been faced with a bill from the municipality […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: August 14th – August 20th, 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: 39 […]

Tornado Touches Down In Blue Mountain

Yes, even paradise can’t escape mother nature. We had a tornado rip through the area yesterday. It seemed to come from the Kimberley/Markdale area, across the top of Blue and over to Georgian Peaks in Craigleith. Everyone is abuzz today and we’ve had numerous enquiries from people wanting to know if we are okay. Of […]

Is Your Business Accessible to People With Disabilities?

If you own a commercial building or operate a business in Ontario, you should make yourself well aware of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  Chris recently attended a seminar on the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Regulation 2009, which is one of five parts of the being implemented between now and 2025 […]

Famous People Also Know Collingwood and Area is “Some Great Place To Live”

I was reading a column in the local paper written by Canadas most decorated citizen,  Richard Rohmer.   He does a wonderful job of summarizing why Collingwood is THE finest community perhaps in all of Ontario.  Please read it, it gives a great snapshot of what’s happening in our fair town. Anyway, I then got thinking about […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: August 7th – August 13, 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: 59 […]

Don’t Forget That Some Moving Expenses Are Tax Deductible

Did you know that you can deduct eligible moving expenses from employment or self-employment income you earn at your new location if you move and establish a new home to be employed or carry on a business? I’ve been told by some accountants and tax advisors, that many people forget that they can claim these […]

CMHC Home Buyers Survey Report

In part two of a survey conducted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) across ten major centres in Canada, they found six percent of households purchased a home in 2008, down slightly from 7% in 2007. The survey further stated: • Across five of the ten markets surveyed, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, 17% […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: July 31-Aug.6, 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: 46 […]

Raising The Bar In Growth Planning for Simcoe County

About a year and half ago, I wrote on this blog  about the Province’s new Places To Grow legislation.  Basically, the province is looking at the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) area of Ontario, which includes Simcoe County as being an area in dire need of some long range planning.  And rightly so.  The GGH is […]

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