Archive for August, 2011

Monday Morning Interest Rate Update for August 29, 2011

Guest Post By David Larock Canadian lenders lowered their variable-rate mortgage discounts last week and for the time being, prime minus .90% is a thing of the past. (The prime rate is currently at 3%, so prime minus .90% works out to a five-year variable-mortgage rate of 2.1%). Most lenders lowered their discounts by 20 […]

From Fixer Upper to Dream Home

There is a new show airing this fall on W Network that I can’t wait to see. For the real estate and renovation junkies out there, we already have Colin, Justin, Sara and Candace.  Now comes Sibling Rivalry, a new show featuring twin brother and sister, Dan and Nikki Hall.  The premise of this new series […]

Monday Morning Interest Rate Update for August 22, 2011

Guest Post By David Larock Last week made for some interesting political theatre when Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney and federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty testified before the House of Commons Finance Committee on Friday. Both men tried to reassure us that while the global recovery appears vulnerable, we should still expect to see […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Aug. 12 to 18, 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 (72, 60, 55) Average List Price: $403,530 Range […]

Interest Rate Update (August 15, 2011)

Guest Post By David Larock Variable-rate mortgage holders should put Ben Bernanke on their Christmas card list this year. Last week when the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman said he wouldn’t raise short-term rates until mid-2013, it may as well have been Mark Carney uttering those same words. It’s hard to imagine Canadian variable-mortgage rates increasing […]

There’s So Much To Do When You Live in Collingwood – Blue Mountain

Living in or visiting Collingwood – Blue Mountain is never boring.  I promise you that. From special events to festivals, theatre productions, art shows, Farmer’s markets, lecture series and jazz to golf, boating, picnics or skiing, there is always something to do. In just the last month, Collingwood hosted both the largest Elvis Festival in the […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Aug.5 to 11, 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: 72 (60, 55, 66) Average List Price: $430,589 […]

What Are Your Favourite Summer Things To Do in Collingwood – Blue Mountain?

With summer in full swing, there are so many things to do! I try to make it out to the Collingwood Farmer’s market and a few other markets every Saturday morning.  Lunch afterward is always a feast of the senses. You could also go out and enjoy a glass of wine at a local winery or […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer July 29 – Aug. 4.2011

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 (55, 66, 79) Average List Price: […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Recap for July 2011

There was some positive news this month with the July stats that just came in for our local real estate market including key areas such as Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Wasaga Beach, Clearview and Grey Highlands.  Observations for the month of July: For the first time since February 2011, sales for the month were up […]

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