Archive for September, 2009

Downtown Collingwood Projects Taking Shape

The debate about the value of heritage preservation of buildings continues in many communities and Collingwood is no exception.  While we readily sent old buildings off to landfill sites over the past decades, the tide shifted in recent years toward preserving these landmarks.  Collingwood’s downtown is an official Heritage District and is considered one of […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: September 18th – 24th, 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 […]

Attention Rural Property Owners: Free Well Inspections Available. Yes, FREE

I got a notice the other day from the Environment Network in Collingwood that I think will be of interest to all rural property owners.  They are promoting the Well Aware Program  which is a project of Green Communities Canada that receives funding support from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Well Aware home visits, […]

Affordable Blue Mountain Condo

We get several enquiries a week about a particular condominium development near the slopes.  Understandably, it’s the pricing of the units that attract people as they generally run between $100-$150,000.  That particular development however has unique issues that, when discovered, often send people in search of other options.  (Yes, I’m being careful here on purpose […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: September 11th – 17th, 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:  61 […]

Why You Should Buy Real Estate Right Now

Boy oh boy, the real estate market is hot.  I always said the recession would end quickly and the demand would be stronger than predicted but wow, this is really something. In an area that includes Collingwood, Clearview, Blue Mountains, Meaford, Grey Highlands and Wasaga Beach, sales in the first two weeks of September are […]

More Jobs Coming To Collingwood

You know a Federal election is nearing when the local MP comes to town handing out cheques.  While some of us may not be too keen on going to the polls yet again, it’s still awfully nice to see higher levels of government inject some cash into financially-strapped municipalities that are continually having to  juggle […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: September 4th – 10th, 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:  51 […]

Our Organic Lawn Treatment is Working Really Well

Time for another update on our chemical free-lawn progress. If you recall, I first wrote about this  in May of last year.  Our lawn had already been free of chemicals for almost two years but the poor thing was suffering.                Then, about 15 months ago, we hired Garden […]

Beware: Insurance May Not Cover An Oil Tank Failure

Can you imagine having an oil spill on your own property and the subsequent costs involved in cleaning it up?  Depending on the size, location and nature of the spill, the costs could easily reach the 5 and 6 figures or, in one case we know of, the millions! This is not an odd occurrence […]

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