Archive for December, 2010

RE/MAX Market Outlook for 2011

Although improved economic fundamentals will have a positive impact on Canadian housing markets moving forward, the forecast for residential real estate sales remains static in most major centres in 2011, according to a report released by RE/MAX. The RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook 2011, examining trends and developments in 26 major centres across the country, found […]

Happy Holidays from your Collingwood-Blue Mountain REALTOR®

We thank all of our wonderful clients for their patronage and friendship through-out the year. Here are some memories of 2010 and our best wishes to all of you for this holiday season.  Marg and Chris 

Most Ontarians confused about HST and resale homes

Strangely, I got a personalized and rather chatty email from Rachael at the Ontario Ministry of Revenue about a week ago.  She did provide some good information for consumers about HST and real estate including a link to fact sheet called  “Buying a home? Get the facts on HST.”  Perhaps her message is timely. Below is […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Dec. 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: 18 (37, 41, 29) Average List Price: […]

Famous Icon Moves to South Georgian Bay

Viewing homes for sale in the Collingwood – Wasaga Beach – Meaford – Blue Mountain areas this month has been, shall we say, CHALLENGING. As everyone surely knows by now, Old Man Winter has joined the crowd and has taken up residence in Southern Georgian Bay.  As one of my clients said, the snow has been […]

Handing Down the Cottage – Part 4

Handing down the cottage is a challenge facing many families in the South Georgian Bay area where many properties are secondary homes for their owners.  Recently, I had the privilege of spending some time with Geoff Parker of Stonehaven Financial Group Inc. discussing some of the various issues surrounding succession planning for such properties.  Geoff […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Dec. 3-9/10

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: 37 (41, 29, 45) Average List Price: […]

Collingwood – Blue Mountain November Real Estate Market Recap

It’s hard to believe that we’re looking at statistics from the penultimate month of 2010!  Here are a few observations on the embedded charts included herein: • Overall, YTD November 2010 figures saw an increase in listings, expired listings and sales numbers versus same period last year. • In the table above, we see significant increases year […]

Handing Down the Cottage – Part 3

Handing down the cottage is a challenge facing many families in the South Georgian Bay area where many properties are secondary homes for their owners.  Recently, I had the privilege of spending some time with Geoff Parker of Stonehaven Financial Group Inc. discussing some of the various issues surrounding succession planning for such properties.  Geoff […]

It’s Starting To Look A Lot Like Christmas in Collingwood

Yes it is true.  Like much of central and northern Ontario, we are under a BIG blanket of snow here in Collingwood.  It started Thursday night and has not let up for more than a few minutes here and there.  Winter sure has come in like a lion. Great news; Blue Mountain is scheduled to […]

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