Archive for January, 2010

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: January 22nd – 28th, 2010

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. Previous week(s) are in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings: 40 (64, 51,40) Average List Price: $525,510.48 […]

It’s Hard To Sell A Home With A Musty Smell

I have a super human sense of smell.  While this drives me (and my family, friends and co-workers) crazy at times, it sure does come in handy in the real estate business.  If a house has any musty smell, even hidden in a closet, I’ll usually smell it before my shoes are off at the […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: January 15th–21st, 2010

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. Previous week(s) are in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings: 64 (51,40) Average List Price: $513,117.72 Range […]

Haitian Hearts Relief Concert This Sunday in Collingwood

You have an opportunity this Sunday, January 24th to be part of something very special right here in Collingwood. An exciting line-up of local musicians are donating their time to put on The Haitian Hearts Relief Concert at Fairways on Balsam St/Highway 26 (in the plaza opposite Canadian Tire) from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. […]

Maximum Ontario Rent Increase Set at 2.1 percent for 2010

The annual rent increase guideline for income properties in Ontario is set at 2.1 percent for 2010. I did a quick check of the Community Profiles on the Stats Can website to see how many dwellings are owned versus rented in the South Georgian Bay area.  Based on these 2006 figures, about 20% of all […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: January 8th–14th, 2010

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. Previous week(s) are in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings:  51 (40) Average List Price: $477,568.42 Range […]

We’ve Been Warned: Interest Rates Will Rise

The warnings are come out rather loud and clear.  Interest rates will head up in 2010. In reference to monetary and fiscal stimulus, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney warned consumers on December 17th, that they need to watch their debt levels as interest rates rise in the coming months.  “Although we expect the recovery […]

Forget the Newspaper – Buyers Use the Internet to Search For Real Estate Listings

As a home seller, are you still convinced a newspaper ad will help to sell your home? The National Association of REALTORS® or, NAR for short, is the American version of our Canadian Real Estate Association.  Each year, they conduct a survey to develop of profile on home buyers and sellers.  While the participants are […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: January 1st – 7th, 2010

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. Single Family Residential New Listings: 40 Average List Price: $603,154.68 Range of List Prices: $174,900 – $3,950,000 […]

Sun Dogs Spotted Near Blue Mountain

Have you ever heard of a SUN DOG? According to a wiki explanation I found, they are an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun.  They are caused by ice crystals called diamond dust drifting in the air […]

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