Archive for June, 2011

The Blue Mountains recognized for Water Conservation Efforts

The Blue Mountains website  proudly reports that: “At the 2011 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual General Meeting on June 17, 2011, the Town of The Blue Mountains was recognized for its outstanding work on water conservation. The Town received the Cities Initiative award for “Most Progress on Water Conservation”. You can read […]

You Can Help To Design A Park

If you live in Creekside in Collingwood, you might be interested in attending a public meeting being held tomorrow (June 29th) at 5:30 at the corner of Chamberlain Cres and Davis Street.  Hosted by the Town of Collingwood Planning Services, they are looking for input on the design of a new park to be built […]

If You Are Thinking About Renting Out Your Blue Mountain Condo or Chalet, Read This

Last week, the Ontario Municipal Board decision finally was handed down in regard to the Blue Mountain, short term accommodation by-law.   The OMB approved the Town of The Blue Mountains’ planning regulations which means that short term acommodation rental units in the municipality will be regulated to control and reduce negative impact on nearby low […]

Not Quite A Media Darling

People who know me, think I’m a confident sort of person.  The truth is that I’m often not.  Like most people, I worry about saying the wrong thing, about hurting someone’s feelings or about looking like a fool.  Isn’t that pretty much human nature? Last week, I had the opportunity to talk with John Nichols […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer June 17-23, 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 (69, 82, 87) Average List Price: […]

A New Prescription for Shoppers Drug Mart in Collingwood

There is a new kind of Shoppers Drug Mart such as the one in Wasaga Beach. They are big with wider aisles, less clutter and more selection.  For some time now, the store in Collingwood has tried to move but delayed developments have stood in their way.  That is about to change. First Street looked […]

Recreational Property Gaining Traction

Greater affordability, increased selection, and pent-up demand also key factors in 2011 season Canada’s recreational property market is gaining serious traction as savvy purchasers take advantage of ideal conditions, setting the stage for what is expected to be the best market in recent years, according to a report released this month by RE/MAX. The 2011 […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer June 10-16, 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: 69 ( 82, 87, 85) Average List […]

I Just Might Retire To Wasaga Beach Someday

Have you ever been in such a surreal situation that you felt like you just walked onto a movie set by accident?  That happened to me this past week-end. I was previewing a property for a client in the Wasaga Country Life development today.  This is a Parkbridge project and they are the largest owner […]

Monday Morning Interest Rate Update

Guest Post By David Larock U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made a speech at the International Monetary Conference last Tuesday called The U.S. Economic Outlook, and his comments, particularly on the future of U.S. inflation, will be of interest to anyone keeping an eye on Canadian mortgage rates. The overall tone of Mr. Bernanke’s […]

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