Archive for September, 2010

A Perfect Afternoon at Coffin Ridge

John and I finally had a chance last month to visit the Coffin Ridge Winery and Vineyard. It’s a pleasant country drive west of the Georgian Triangle where they are located between Meaford and Owen Sound, north off Highway 26 on Concession 2. This interesting little boutique winery and vineyard started in 1999 when owners […]

Looking for a Solution To a Musty Basement?

Every now and then, I get really excited when I learn about a new household product on the market. One of the most common things we see in homes is damp basements.  There may not be water problems per se but uninsulated concrete absorbs moisture and the continued exposure to static pressure from the ground […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Sept.10-16, 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 (46, 40, 42) Average List Price: […]

New Giant Tiger to ROAR into Collingwood

Collingwood already offers a wide range of shopping choices from little Mom and Pop shops to large box stores.  You can buy high-end furnishings, eclectic or classic art, shoes, imported chocolates, teas from around the world or organic clothing.  For those who are more price conscious, and who isn’t really, there are places like Zellers, […]

Top 5 Things To Consider When Renovating Your Home

More often than not, new buyers of a home are likely to embark on some renovations.  Having been a homeowner myself for 32 years and in the real estate business for 21 years, I’ve seen a lot!  There are plenty of DIY TV shows and plenty of articles online covering the renovation top but here […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Sept.10-16, 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:  46 (40, 42, 34) Average List Price:  […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Sept.3-9, 2010

This is the Barometer from LAST WEEK – this week’s will be posted on Sunday morning! 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 […]

Fall Colour Tour in the Blue Mountains and Beaver Valley

Every year when I pick up newspapers that describe fall colour tours, I’m always amazed that most fail to mention the Beaver Valley.  Driving down the Epping Side Road is like driving into a fire bowl of colours that is nothing short of breath taking. One of the great things about living in the Georgian […]

A Passionate Heritage Restoration Comes To LIfe

And they said it couldn’t be done… they were wrong. After a yearlong restoration that fascinated many of us in Town who watched the transformation taking place,the Tremont will celebrate it’s Grand Re-Opening on September 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and YOU are invited. Here is what owners Rick and Anke Lex have to […]

Collingwood – Blue Mountain August Real Estate Market Report

The number of properties sold in the area up to August 31st is up 12% over last year and, there were 24% more sales in August compared to July.  The number of residential sales in the six major markets we cover (Clearview, Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Grey Highlands and Meaford) were actually identical to […]

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