Archive for December, 2009

What are YOUR Resolutions For 2010?

Driving down just about any street in the Collingwood – Blue Mountain area triggers a flood of memories.  After over 20 years in the real estate business, there’s a property in every nook and corner that makes me think of a person or family that I’ve known. During the holidays in particular, I’ve thought of […]

Where To Shop in Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

For the last-minute shoppers, I thought it might be helpful to give you a bunch of ideas so you can wrap things up and settle down with a cup of cocoa by tonight.  There are plenty of shopping options right here in South Georgian Bay with no need to go far: How about a coupon […]

Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: December 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: 14 (38, […]

Does Toilet Water Come Out of Your Tap?

It sure does.  More on that is a moment. This is a historic week for the world with the Conference on Climate change taking place in Copenhagen.  It’s fitting then to share two little tidbits with you today that I thought you might find interesting regarding local initiatives in the Collingwood area. Last Friday, a […]

Real Estate Information Goes Mobile

Let’s say you are driving around on top of Blue Mountain or somewhere near downtown Collingwood scouring the streets looking for real estate for sale signs.  You find some houses that catch your attention.  Chances are you then grab a piece of paper and pen, write down the address and then look it up on […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: December 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: 38 (29, […]

Snow Finally Arrives in Blue Mountain and Collingwood

Last year, November brought over 100 cms of snow.  This year?  Less than 1 cm.  Can we make up for lost time? The snow finally arrived over night and as I type this (1:15 pm), the snow is still softly falling.  Here’s a quick snap I took this morning of Pine Street in Collingwood. According […]

2009 Real Estate Market Ending On A High Note Across Canada

What follows is a media release issued by RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic on December 3rd saying that housing performance is expected to accelerate in 2010, as economic stability returns to Canadian markets.  You can read the detailed report here.   Back in January as the year opened, who would have thought we’d have such positive things to say […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: November 26th – December 3, 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: 29 (22, […]

Georgian Triangle Month End Real Estate Market Report for November 2009

November has been a mixed bag of news:  Sales • November unit sales in the Georgian Triangle were down 15% from October.  This is a normal seasonal decline.  • Unit sales in November ’09 were up sharply (89.6%) compared to November ’08 and, they were roughly on par with November ’07 levels. • When looking at residential sales […]

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