Archive for January, 2011

Another Great Collingwood Restaurant – The Hungry Sumo

Many people say that Collingwood has the best Indian food north of Toronto and now the same could certainly be said for Japanese.  The Hungry Sumo opened in July and let me tell you, the food is fabulous and beautifully presented.  They have an extensive menu and the prices are very reasonable.  Lunch offers popular Bento […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer – January 21 – 27, 2011

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:   42 (58, 58, 56) Average List Price:  […]

School Holidays Calendar

It has been very chilly this weekend – with the windchill, the temperatures were a balmy -30 degrees!  So, as I sit contemplating holidays for this year to somewhere warm and sunny (reference my previous posts regarding my disregard for winter weather), I felt it might be helpful to all of my readers to see […]

Collingwood-Blue Mountain Real Estate Report

Although it is only the third week of the year, the most popular question we hear is, “What’s happened in our real estate market so far this year?”  Here is a summary of the highlights, so far: CONDOS A total of 7 condos have sold since January 1, 2011: 3 at Mountain Springs Resort:   two studio lofts […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer – January 14-20, 2011

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:  58  (58, 56, 5) Average List Price: […]

Not Everyone Can Afford To Live in Collingwood

Not just Collingwood, but perhaps, anywhere in the country. Did you know that that approximately 18% of Canadians live in housing they cannot afford or in substandard accommodation?  It’s a disheartening statistic and even more so when you consider that many of these people are seniors, people with disabilities or people leaving abusive situations.  Most […]

BANK RATE UNCHANGED at 1%

According to the Toronto Star, the Bank of Canada left its target for the overnight rate – the rate that large banks use to borrow and lend from one another on the overnight market – at 1 per cent. Read the full article  http://www.moneyville.ca/article/923546–fence-sitting-bank-leaves-rate-unchanged?bn=1 For more information on the Bank of Canada’s Overnight Rate, click […]

New Mortgage Rules Announced January 17, 2011

In light of concerns about increasing Canadian household debt, Ottawa announced today its planned changes to mortgage regulations in a release on Monday.  There was no mention of changes to qualifiying conditions for condominium buyers although that may yet be ahead.  The rumours swirling on that are that 100% of the condo fee would be […]

Collingwood Development Charges, UPDATED

If you are thinking of building in Collingwood, this is information you need to know.  At the time of permitting, you need to pay development charges and these are changing as new higher fees are being phased in. The following is an update of Development Charges as supplied by the Town of Collingwood 12/22/2010.   […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Barometer: Jan. 7-13, 2011

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: 58 (56, 5,24) Average List Price: $534,119 […]

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