Archive for 2010

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Nov.26-Dec.2/10

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

Ensure You Have Appropriate Insurance Coverage

I just read about a recent legal case on the Lang Michener website that scared the heck out of me and thought all my readers need to be aware of it.  The case demonstrates the importance of carefully reading an insurance policy and ensuring that the insurance policy remains in force.  Failing to do so […]

Handing Down The Cottage – Part 2

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: Nov. 19-25/2010

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:  29 (45, 45, 64) Average List Price: […]

Holiday Events in South Georgian Bay

Starting this week-end, there are lots of events in and around Georgian Bay to get you ready for the holidays.  Find out about Living Christmas Windows, Gift and Art shows and sales, Santa Claus parades, performances and much more on these sites: Collingwood Arts & Culture Calendar Georgian Bay area events listings Wasaga Beach Events […]

Handing Down the Cottage – Part 1

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: Nov. 12-18/2010

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 (45, 64, 44) Average List Price: […]

Tremont Restoration Wins Heritage Award

Hot off the press… Collingwood’s own Richard and Anke Lex were named today as the winners of the Architectural Conservatory Of Ontario (ACO), Peter Stokes Award for Restoration! I’ve been watching, hoping and waiting that this dynamic duo would be recognized for their courage, passion and brilliance. As stated by the Aco, the award was […]

Changes at Blue Mountain

This is the final part of this 4-part series Intrawest and Blue Mountain know that in order for the resort to remain vibrant and solvent, they need to keep visitors coming to the resort.  Since Fortress purchased Intrawest, they focused on cutting capital expenditures and reducing operations which did not prove to work. The resort […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Nov. 5-11/2010

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 (64, 44,55) Average List Price: $353,321 […]

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