Archive for April, 2010

Is This House Cursed? Selling Stigmatized Properties

I once listed a house for sale in Collingwood where a suspected murder had taken place.  I consulted with two lawyers about disclosure requirements and got two answers:  one was to follow the instructions of my client and the second was more of a question:  would want or need to know this and, then make […]

Dramatic rebound characterizes Canada’s luxury home segment in 2010

Luxury home sales soared in the first quarter of 2010 as affluent purchasers moved to take advantage of favourable market conditions across the country, according to a report released today by RE/MAX.   According the statistics obtained through our Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board, our area (including Collingwood, the Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Meaford, Grey Highlands […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: April 16th to April 22nd, 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: 75 (64, 62, 71 ) Average List […]

You Can Still Get Home Energy Audits and Rebates In Ontario

Earth Day seems like the perfect day to share some good news on the ecoEnergy front. On March 31st of this year, the Federal government abruptly announced an immediate end to their very popular ecoEnergy Retrofit Homes Program.  Under that initiative, homeowners were able to access grants of up to $10,000 of combined Federal and Provincial contributions […]

Canadian Idol Revisited In Collingwood

Although we REALTORS® are known to work 24/7 during the spring market, every once in a while, I just have to get out and have some fun.  If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know I was, and am, a big fan of Collingwood’s Canadian Idol contestant, Drew Wright.  Since the show, […]

The Evolution of the Collingwood Public Library

The wait was worth it. After more than a decade of wishing, planning, detours and controversies, we FINALLY have a new library in Collingwood.  And what a library it is! According to an article in the Enterprise-Bulletin, people were lined up before the doors first opened on April 6th and, I can only imagine that […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: April 9th to April 15th, 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 (62, 71, 68 ) Average List […]

Interest Rate Hikes Begin In Earnest

We all know that interest rates were destined to rise and the warnings have been out for some time now.  The new mortgage rules,  designed to cusion the blow of higher rates, also take effect next week on April 19th.  Moments ago, I got this email from Michelle Reichart at Invis: Here is the latest on rate […]

Collingwood Soon To Be A College Town

Everyone has surely heard about the fall from grace of our local MP for Simcoe-Grey, Helena Guergis so we won’t even go there.  One of her last acts though before being expelled from the Conservative caucus was to bring some very good news to our area. Georgian College will receive an investment of $4 million for a new […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: April 2nd to April 8th, 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 (71, 68, 62) Average List Price: […]

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