Archive for July, 2010

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: July 23-29, 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: 34 (39, 45, 55) Average List Price: […]

Land Transfer Tax Refund for First-Time Home Buyers

In Ontario, first-time home buyers may be eligible for a refund of land transfer taxes to a maximum of $2,000.  The refund can be claimed at the time of registration to offset the tax ordinarily payable at the time or, buyers can claim their refund directly from the Ontario Ministry of Revenue if they do […]

A Friday Afternoon on Georgian Bay

One of my favourite clients invited me out to her cottage just west of Thornbury one sunny afternoon.  We ate freshly picked cherries from Goldsmiths up the road.  I dug my toes in the sand.  The water was as clear as a crystal.  Some days my job is really tough.

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: July 16-22, 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: 39 (45, 55, 29) Average List Price: […]

Elvis Arrives In Collingwood

It’s official, Elvis is in the building.  Okay, maybe that’s not quite true and it would be more accurate to say that a bunch of Elvii impersonators have arrived for Collingwood’s 16th annual Elvis Festival.   The fun starts tonight with a pub crawl. While many locals flee the town for this week-end, I’m sticking around […]

Bank of Canada Ups it by a Quarter.

The Bank of Canada set it’s trend-setting interest rate at 0.75% today, up 0.25% from it’s previous overnight rate, according to this article  in the Toronto Star, which stated in part: “The hike continues the Bank’s movement away from the rock-bottom interest-rate policy Carney adopted during the depth of the recession. After keeping the rate […]

Hike anyone?

I’m referring to the interest rate type, not the go-for-a-walk-in-the-country type. Tuesday is the next scheduled key interest rate announcement for the Bank of Canada. The Bank of Canada carries out monetary policy by effecting short-term interest rates in Canada. This is achieved by lower or raising the ‘target for the overnight rate.’ The rate […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: July 9-15, 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:   45 (55, 29, 42) Average List Price: […]

Oh Deer

So, you say you want to move to Collingwood for a slower pace, a better lifestyle and to be closer to nature? Sometimes, nature is right on your own door step. Last night, this wee baby came knocking on our door.  Really – s/he was literally knocking with it’s two front hooves on our door!  […]

Wordstock Update: Don’t Miss the Opening Gala Show

Wordstock, Collingwood’s new literary festival, will kick off on Friday, September 10th with an opening night gala at the Gayety Theatre.  During a live show, the audience will experience performers stretching their usual boundaries in sets that will interpret words through storytelling, theatre, songwriting, poetry, music and visual arts.  It is something very unique for […]

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