Archive for November, 2009

Would You Want To Work With This Real Estate Person?

Ready for a little chuckle?  This guy redefines “pushy real estate agent.” (I promise this won’t happen when we go looking!)

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: November 20th – 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: 22 (34, […]

STOP and Think Before You Buy That House

One of the things I point out to my buyer clients is when a house is located at an intersection with a stop sign.  There are pros and cons to consider. On one hand, residents in the house are more likely to hear braking and starting of vehicles, especially trucks.  There will be additional exhaust […]

Buyer Moves In and Finds Faulty Fixtures. Oh oh.

A typical clause that is included in many agreements of Purchase and Sale is one that asks the Seller to warrant that the chattels and fixtures included in the sale are and will be in good working order on completion of the transaction.  It goes on to say that the warranty applies to the condition […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: November 13 – November 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:  34 (48, […]

Is Your New Home Covered By the TARION New Home Warranty Program?

A few years ago, I sold a brand new, high-end, custom home in the Blue Mountains that was listed for sale by another Broker.   The builder, who had done an excellent job building the house, had built several other million dollar plus homes across the province over the last decade and had excellent references. Before […]

Buying Used Furniture In Collingwood Makes Good Sense. And Cents.

One of my favourite places to shop in Collingwood is at Too Good To Be Through in the Balsam Street plaza opposite Montana’s and Canadian Tire in Collingwood’s west end.   This store opened in 2003 and offers gently used and quality home furnishings on a consignment basis with a constantly changing inventory. I once read […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: November 6 – November 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:  48 (47, […]

Consider Dumpster Diving To Furnish Your New Home

Well, maybe that is a big first step.  But it is true indeed that one persons junk is another persons’ treasure. A few years ago, we had a yard sale and among other things, there was an old iron bed headboard.  The lady who bought it told me she was going to give it a […]

The Shipyards in Collingwood Wins National Award

The Shipyards project in Collingwood was the winner of the Canadian Urban Institute’s 2009 CUI Brownie Awards (sponsored by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.) announced this week at a gala in Vancouver.   Named as the of “Best Large-Scale Project”  in the country, this waterfront development and was praised for its environmentally friendly initiatives  […]

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