Archive for February, 2011

Mortgages for New Canadian Immigrants

Guest post by Dave Larock If you are a new immigrant to Canada – welcome! As a former world traveller, I know how daunting it can be to get settled in a new country, and if purchasing a new home is high on your list of priorities, today’s post should help familiarize you with what’s […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer-Feb. 18-24, 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: 52 (48, 58, 50 ) Average List […]

Collingwood By Design

Communities should not happen by accident although they often seem to. The environment that we live in, our built environment of roads and buildings and houses and poles all impact the natural environment around us. A couple of years ago, Collingwood embarked on a special project to develop urban design standards. The idea is that […]

What is a Better Investment – Income Property or Solar?

I’ve been toying with an idea in my head and am hoping you’ll give me some input.  Please don’t tell hubby John though because I need my facts straight first. You may think this a very odd thing for a REALTOR to say, but is it possible that there is actually a leveraged investment out […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer-Feb. 11-17, 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: 48 (58, 50, 42 ) Average List […]

Help for Home Buyers

Here is a summary of programs designed to help buyers achieve their goal of homeownership. ONTARIO’S LAND TRANSFER TAX REFUND FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS Land Transfer Tax (LTT) is applicable to all transfers of land in Ontario.  First-time homebuyers may be eligible for a refund of all or part of that tax under this program. For […]

Rental Vacancy Rates Sink in Collingwood

I’m not sure if you will consider this good news or bad news.  I guess it depends what side of the fence you are sitting on. In a recent report released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, it stated that the vacancy rate for rental accommodations in Collingwood has dropped below 1%.  The Ontario average […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer-Feb. 4 – 10, 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 (50, 42, 58 ) Average List […]

Collingwood Heritage Advocate Speaks

Collingwood is not just a modern and growing town.  It is also a community that is filled with living examples of our history.  From our downtown Heritage District to our magnificent century homes, Collingwood offers many visual and tangible reminders of where we have been. I’ve often mentioned Rick Lex here on this blog as […]

New subdivision planned for south end of Collingwood: Eden Oak

In one of it’s final acts before their term expired, Collingwood’s last council gave approval to a Draft Plan of Subdivision, subject to appeal, of a long proposed development on the south end of town. The new Eden Oak development is proposing a subdivision of 243 new homes located just east of Hurontario Street at […]

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