Archive for February, 2010

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: February 19th – 25th, 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: 35 (40, 40, 37) Average List Price: […]

Some Real Estate Ads Do Make The Phone Ring

Just for fun…

Another Reason Why It’s Great To Live In Collingwood

Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, Collingwood and Blue Mountain played host to the likes of Margaret Atwood, Dennis Lee and Irving Layton during the Great Canadian Poetry Festival.  This area has a rich cultural history that is quickly gaining new prominence.  We have become a mini-mecca for artists, poets, playwrights, actors and […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: February 12th – 18th, 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 (40, 37, 40) Average List Price: […]

New Business Opens In Meaford

You can’t miss the sign for the new YAARDSALE business as you cross the bridge coming into Meaford.  It’s bold, bright letters beam out from this corner location and have surely caused more than one person to wonder if there is a spelling mistake.  There is not. Yaardsale in the newest store in the area […]

Canadian Mortgage Rules Will Change April, 2010

Earlier today, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced changes to mortgage lending standards for mortgages.  He said that while the housing market is healthy and there’s no real evidence of a bubble, the moves are needed to “help prevent negative trends from developing.” The changes are designed to bring stability to the lending market and head […]

If You Want It, Be Prepared to Pay Up

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.”  How very true. As municipalities across the Province struggle to establish budgets and tax rates, I can’t help but wonder how they ever arrive at a decision.  There are so many factors to consider and endless demands to entertain.  Councilors and […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: February 5th – 11th, 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 (37, 40, 64) Average List Price: […]

The “F” word.

Nope – this isn’t an “R” rated post, although I am talking about a four-letter word beginning with the letter “F”…flea!  Recently I was showing property in Collingwood to a lovely young couple with whom I am working, who would like to buy a home in our quaint little town. Boy, did we get more […]

Ruling Says Wind Farms Affect Property Values

Even with the new proposed regulations surrounding their installations,  the debate about wind turbines continue to rage in Ontario and certainly here in the Blue Mountain area.  Recent letters to the editor such as this one and this one highlight the divergent opinions that exist.  Coalitions of citizens have formed groups such as the Blue […]

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