Archive for June, 2010

More Wordstock News: Noted Canadian Authors Coming To Town

Wordstock, Collingwood’s new literary festival, is being held downtown on September 10-11 this year with quite a line-up of events planned.  All Saturday events are FREE for this inaugural event but note that advance registration is required for some with tickets available online starting July 1st on a first-come, first-served basis. One of the showcase events […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: June 18-24, 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: 42 (50, 58, 40) Average List Price: […]

Why Not Incorporate Green Elements in Your Kitchen Remodel?

Earlier this year, I was in a charming country farm home in the Blue Mountains that had been remodeled using only reclaimed and recycled products.  It was stunning and I’ve never quite been able to get it out of my head.  Since then and, as I continue in my own journey to  grow in my […]

Wordstock: A Collingwood Literary Festival Is Coming To Town

Collingwood has a stunning new library.  The noted historic downtown is undergoing a revitalization facelift.  The Town has an affinity for all things cultural and a long history of mounting special events.  So why not celebrate all that and more in a new festival? Those were my thoughts after a chance meeting at a dinner […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: June 11-17, 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: 50 (58, 40, 52) Average List Price: […]

How HST Will Affect Your Real Estate Transaction

One of the cool tools I have available as a blogger is a report I can access which shows the most frequently used key words that land people on my blog.  It’s always a surprise to me to see what is on peoples mind – “aluminum wiring”,  “value of a corner lot” , “best Thai […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: June 4-10, 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: 58 (40, 52, 57) Average List Price: […]

Mr. and Mrs. Seller, Did YOU Do Your Homework?

Having just celebrated my half-century birthday, I gather I’m now entitled to a) wearing purple and red together and b) to be a bit cranky and even more opinionated than usual.  I have a rant piled up and so, in the spirit of b), I just need to tell you what drives me nuts! The […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Report for May 2010

The number of properties sold in the Georgian Triangle so far this year is up 40% over last year. Total sales in our area YTD have surpassed the record-setting levels of 2007 however, May itself did not meet those levels. In May 2010, there were 193 sales; 16 less than April suggesting perhaps that the […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: May 28 – June 3, 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 (52, 57,67) Average List Price: $450,219 […]

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