Archive for April, 2011

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Apr. 22-28, 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: 62 (96, 74, 83) Average List Price: […]

Collingwood New Home Tour: Mountaincroft by Grandview Homes

The Mountaincroft new home development in Collingwood is now into its third year and so, I thought I’d check in on the progress of this new home community. Mountaincroft is a venture between developer Grandview Homes and Builder, Brownco who are both currently involved in three projects that include Bear Creek Hollow in Barrie and Forest […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Apr. 15-21, 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: 96 (74, 83, 53) Average List Price: […]

I thought you said it was SPRING!

Our Collingwood and Blue Mountains region woke up to a smattering of snow this week, on more than one occasion.  This picture of a gigantic snowball was taken two days ago, right in the middle of Collingwood!   We’ve had another sprinkling of ‘white gold’ this morning as well, although the warmer temperature today has already melted […]

Penalties for Paying Your Mortgage Out Early Are Not All The Same

I just read an excellent post by my favourite mortgage blogger, Dave Larock which talks about the huge hidden costs of breaking a fixed term mortgage. Dave explains that most people are shocked when they find out the penalty they will need to pay for this privilege and he goes on to explain how the choices […]

Terrasan Craigleith Village Development

I often get enquiries about the proposed Terrasan Craigleith Village Development planned along Highway 26 in Blue Mountain just west of Collingwood.  The developer is proposing to build a large Village Community which includes a combination of commercial, retail, recreational, institutional and natural and open spaces.  The zoning by-law has been approved. The 63.75 acre site […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Apr. 8-14, 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: 74 (83, 53, 60) Average List Price: […]

Before and After Blue Mountain Renovation Photos

There are little renovations and then there are big ones.  This was a BIG one. This wonderful century home in Thornbury was sold last year to a family with vision and I am marvelously impressed by their skill and creativity!  Have a look at these before and after shots: Side Entry Before Side Entry After Front […]

BANK OF CANADA HOLDS OVERNIGHT RATE

News out of Ottawa this morning is that the Bank of Canada is allowing Canadians low interest rates until (at least)  May 31st.  Despite it’s mostly positive assessment of our Canadian economy, the overnight / policy rate is being held at 1%. The bank’s next scheduled date for an interest rate announcement is May 31.  Will the tightening […]

4 Out Of 10 Home Sales Are Condominiums in Collingwood Blue Mountain

For many reasons such as lifestyle, demographics and affordability, condominiums are increasingly becoming the home of choice for many buyers today.  I know that in the last year, I too have shown and sold more condos than any other type of property so I thought a quick review of the statistics would be interesting. In […]

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