Archive for March, 2010

Are You Looking for a Job in The Collingwood – Blue Mountain Area?

If you plant to relocate to Collingwood-Blue Mountain, chances are you might also be embarking on a job hunt.  Where do you find a job in the area?  You can begin by searching online at well known sites such as Workopolis, Monster and Local Work.  You can also check the Service Canada Job Bank and of course the […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: March 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: 68 (62, 51, 61) Average List Price: […]

Buying Vacant Land and Lots around Collingwood

It’s that time year when people are again beginning to look for land to buy in our area.  The dream of building a home is very much alive and well. Lots within the town are very far and few between as Collingwood is an established community and most new land released for sale in recent […]

Amphitheatre Springs Up at The Shipyards

Spring 2010 marks the opening of The Shipyards’ amphitheatre and biking/walking trails. The terraced amphitheatre incorporates locally quarried limestone into it’s design and is built into a landscaped berm. It will be utilized for summer events, such as music festivals and concerts featuring our trademark spectacular sunsets. Plans are to open the theatre, along with […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: March 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: 62 (51, 61, 35) Average List Price: […]

Here’s Another Tool To Research Real Estate Listings

When you are searching for real estate listings, do you wonder what the neighbourhood looks like?  What is across the street or next door? If so, you might want to play around a little with Google Street View.  It takes a little practice to get the hang of it but it’s not too difficult at […]

Lighthouse Point Condominiums in Collingwood

If you are contemplating buying a condominium in the Collingwood – Blue Mountain area, you owe it to yourself to visit Lighthouse Point. This very popular development sits on about 100 acres with a mile of Georgian Bay shoreline on the west edge of Collingwood.  Construction began in 1989 with the last of the roughly […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: March 5 – March 11, 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 (61, 35, 40) Average List Price: […]

Competition Bureau Challenges MLS® Rules

As many people know, the Competition Bureau has challenged the real estate industry’s MLS® rules.  I could say A LOT about what I think of this however, this clip does it much better and is well worth a listen if you are interested in the topic.  It is an interview with a consumer and real […]

Canadian Housing Design Trends for 2010

The features that home buyers look for reflect the changing realities of the world we live in.  As the average age of the population rises, so does the demand for one storey homes.  With environmental issues reaching our collective consciousness, so does the demand for “green” features increase. I spent some time this morning reading […]

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