Archive for March, 2011

Celebrate The Return of the Patios To Downtown Collingwood Tomorrow!

New Development Planned in Blue Mountain: Georgian Gate

When you drive from Collingwood west up Mountain Road to Blue, you pass some older homes, the Mair Mills subdivison and lots of open farmland.  Did you know that most of that farm land is sold and planned for future development?  As the area continues to grow in leaps and bounds, change is the only […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Mar. 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: 60 (54, 63, 61) Average List Price: […]

Cottage Rental or Home Sweet Home?

Are you allowed to rent out your home or cottage to visitors on a short term basis in a residentially zoned area?  The answer is no.  Should you be allowed to?  That appears to be a matter of opinion. The issue is making the news here in the Georgian Triangle over two particular cases: one […]

Budget News: Federal ecoEnergy Grant Program Is Back

Some good news in today’s Federal budget:  the Government will be restoring the popular ecoEnergy program with a commitment of a further $400 million.  As pointed out on one blog, let’s hope it’s not too late to find the necessary autditors to get this done.  While details have not yet been announced, I would think […]

New Organic Produce Program Now in Collingwood

For many reasons, I like to eat locally grown foods when possible and in particular, organic fruits and vegetables.  The taste of grass fed and pastured meat is also incomparably good versus the stuff we buy in the grocery store.  Just try a grass-fed, free-range, roasted chicken from Blue Ridge Meats  in Collingwood or from […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Mar. 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: 54 (63,61, 52 ) Average List Price: […]

10 Free Planning Tools for Your Home

When people look at potential homes to buy, they often stand for some time trying to envision how their furniture may fit into the space.  After making a home purchase, I find that almost everyone begins the process of dreaming what their new-to-them home could look like. Today, there are all kinds of sites online […]

And then there’s…FRAUD!

Recently we attended a Canada Mortgage and Housing seminar on identity theft and fraud and there were a number of pointers shared with us that we would like to share with you. First of all, do not reply to any request over email (or the phone) for personal information. Often the fraudster is asking you to […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer- Mar. 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: 63 (61, 52, 48 ) Average List […]

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