Archive for 2011

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Dec. 23-29 2011

The following information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®.   They include a summary of data for the following areas only:   Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford.   Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings: 12 (35,35,47) Average List Price: $493,300 Range of List […]

Ice Sculptures in Downtown Collingwood

One of the really nice things about living in Collingwood is that there is always something new to see or do and this holiday is no exception. For the first time this year, the folks at Downtown Collingwood are hosting an Ice Sculpture Festival that runs now through to New Year’s Eve.  The work is […]

A Christmas Wish

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Dec. 16-22 2011

The following information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®.  They include a summary of data for the following areas only:   Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford. Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings: 35 (35,47, 41 ) Average List Price: $607,947 […]

Mortgagee versus Mortgagor

People often get confused by the difference between “mortgagor” and “mortgagee”. It certainly is confusing because of the common language we use which is, all wrong.  When buying a home, we go to a lender “to get a mortgage” but actually, that is that is not what we are doing at all. A mortgage is […]

A Dozen Fun Things To Do In Collingwood – Blue Mountain Over the Holidays

Are you looking for some great ways to spend some down time with the family or friends this holiday season?  Here are some ideas: • Check out the Ice Sculpture Festival from December 27 – 31 in Downtown Collingwood  PS.  There is free parking Downtown now until January 1st, 2012 • Go Bowling in Collingwood or Meaford […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Dec. 9-15 2011

The following information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®.   They include a summary of data for the following areas only:   Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford.   Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings: 35 (47, 41, 39 ) Average List Price: $320,911 […]

How do YOU spell Humiliation?

One of the most fun times in the life of every REALTOR® is showing property a second time to clients.  A second showing usually means that they have placed the property on their “short list” or have maybe even decided this property is their new home-to-be.  It’s an exciting time for everyone and more often […]

Interest Rate Update

Guest Post By David Larock Friday’s much-anticipated meeting of European Union (EU) leaders in Brussels was the region’s latest attempt to reassure the markets that its financial crisis is being brought under control. Here are the highlights: Twenty-six of the EU’s twenty-seven member countries agreed to limit their future structural deficits to .5% of GDP […]

Canadian Housing Market Rosy in 2012: RE/MAX

Earlier this month, The Collingwood-BlueMountain Real Estate Blog reported that while normally we start to see a decline in the number of sales in November, this year they were surprisingly strong and down just 10 sales over the previous month.  Sales for the month were 18% higher than in November 2010.   Average residential sale price in the […]

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