Archive for October, 2010

Why Do People Buy in the Village at Blue Mountain?

Second in a four-part series In my own experience, people who buy condo units in the Village at Blue are looking for one or all of four things: 1.  They want to use and enjoy a unit themselves while using rental revenue to offset expenses and carrying costs 2. They want to be “where it is at’ […]

More Condos Planned In Collingwood

A significant, proposed new development in Collingwood has made it through the first round of approvals. Collingwood council recently approved an official plan amendment for the Black Ash Lifestyle Village, a large project located on the former Cranberry driving range in the west end of town.  The Black Ash project includes a plan for two […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Oct. 15-21, 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:  55 (50, 61, 28 ) Average List […]

Buying a Condo in the Village at Blue Mountain – What You Need To Know

It’s hard to believe that in just ten years, a vacant field at the base of Blue Mountain has turned into a bustling, Old Ontario style village.  Today, the Village at Blue is home to about 46 shops and restaurants plus about 700 hotel-condominium units that hosts over a million visitors each year. In a […]

ELECTION 2010

The next regularly scheduled Municipal Election is  Monday, October 25, 2010.     While most municipalities are having mail-in ballots this year, Wasaga Beach is having polling stations and advance polls.   For your convenience, below you will find excerpted information from Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Clearview, Meaford and Wasaga Beach.  Now all you have to do is VOTE! THE […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Oct. 8-14, 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 (61, 28, 50) Average List Price: […]

Georgian Bay Moon Rise

People often talk about our beautiful Georgian Bay sunsets but rarely have I heard people mention our moon rises.  On a clear night, the moon will rise as an almost ominous, huge yellow ball.  It reflects over the water and casts a feeling of mystique.

Top Ten Reasons I Love Lighthouse Point in Collingwood

It’s no secret that the Lighthouse Point condominium development in Collingwood is one of my favourites.  My mother and my mother-in-law both lived there and my uncle currently lives there.  You know when I take the chance of putting my own family there, I really have to love it!  So here are my top ten […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Oct. 1-7, 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: 61 (28, 50, 46) Average List Price: […]

Build It Green! Home Tour

We hear a great deal these days about green homes but seeing them is quite an eye opening experience. Now you can do it right here in this area starting in Thornbury. The Ontario Sustainable Construction & Resource Centre (OSCAR) (formally called The Ontario Green Building Resource Centre) a not-for-profit organization, is hosting it’s first […]

RE/MAX four seasons realty limited, brokerage  ♦  67 First Street Collingwood, ON L9Y 1A2  ♦  705-445-8500