Archive for August, 2010

Devil’s Glen: One of Ontario’s Best Kept Secrets

Hidden on almost 600 acres in a secluded valley, is Devil’s Glen; one of the Collingwood area’s favourite family ski clubs.  Since it’s inception in the late 1960’s, the club has been known for it’s stunning location within the Niagara Escarpment.  Far from the hustle of city life, the Glen offers an escape to nature […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Aug 20-26, 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 (50, 53, 44) Average List Price: […]

Our Wet Basement and Lessons Learned – Part 2

Continued from Part 1 After a great deal of panic and hand-wringing, we contacted a company called Pipe Vision who came over and ran cameras through the weepers to see what was going on.  Sure enough, the weepers were so plugged with silt in several areas that the camera could not even penetrate.  While this […]

Doing Business In Collingwood

Seems business is good in Collingwood these days.  These two budding entrepreneurs were doing a steady business on Saturday.  Great product, great prices and great customer service:  a winning combination.  Oh, and proceeds went to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in honour of Gramma who recently had a stroke.  We wish her well and are […]

Short Term Rental Accommodation Hearing August 23rd.

Owners of Blue Mountain real estate, especially investment condos and chalets, will be interested in following the story in the Town of the Blue Mountains regarding the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing about Short Term Accommodation Uses. At the heart of the issue are the proposed further regulations, in the Blue Mountains, which restrict short-term rentals.  According to the Issues […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Aug 13-19, 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 (53, 44,34) Average List Price:  $426,095 […]

Our Wet Basement and Lessons Learned – Part 1

I suspect many people worry that one day they’ll have a wet basement. Recently, that particular fear of my own came true when we discovered wetness in the basement of our 25 year old home.  Perhaps sharing our story might help others struggling with a similar issue and believe me, there are many of you […]

Georgian College Finally To Have a Real Home in Collingwood

After 26 years of trying and over 10 different temporary locations, it’s exciting to know that construction will soon get under way on Georgian College’s new, permanent Collingwood campus. The $4.3 million facility will be a 20,000 square foot facility housing nine classrooms, an e-lab, two computer labs, a multi-functional health sciences lab, a student […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Aug 6-12, 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:  53 (44,34, 39) Average List Price:  $446,272 […]

Collingwood Farmer’s Market

I ran into one of my fav real estate clients at the Collingwood Farmer’s Market this past week-end.  I I asked her why she had a booth for her business there and she said, “I like the vibe here.”  In my view, that pretty much sums things up. It’s a small market but offers everything you’d expect […]

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