Archive for November, 2011

Collingwood. November 30, 2011. Need We Say More?

Interest Rate Update

Guest Post By David Larock In a financial crisis, bond yields provide a real-time gauge of whether a country’s prospects are getting better or worse. If a country’s outlook is worsening, the market will demand higher yields on its new bond issues and the government will have no choice but to pay. But those higher […]

The Meaford Market

I love any excuse to head over to the Meaford area because there are so many great places to visit. There is the Factory Outlet, there’s Grandma Lambs and the Coffin Ridge Winery is nearby.  One of my favourite places is EcoInhabit located in an old barn on the south side of Highway 26 just east of town.  […]

Will Admiral Collingwood Place Be An Icon or A Monster?

Emotions are running high in Collingwood, AGAIN, in regard to the Admiral Collingwood Place development slated for the corner of Hurontario and St. Marie Streets in the downtown core.  The site is located at the southern gateway into the Heritage Conservation District.  (Patience, we’re getting to some pictures in a sec.) This contentious site was […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Nov. 18-24, 2011

The following information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®.   They include a summary of data for the following areas only:   Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountain, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford.   Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings: 39 (38, 53, 54) Average List Price: $473,456 […]

Collingwood wants you “Home for the Holidays”

Bring family and friends to experience Downtown Collingwood’s winter extravaganza, ‘Home for the Holidays’, on Saturday, November 26th. This day long launch of Collingwood’s holiday season begins with our first ever Holiday Farmer’s Market from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Temple Building on Hurontario Street. Great food and gift ideas are promised by returning […]

Can Using Christmas Lights Be Made More Environmentally Friendly?

During the holiday season, I really enjoy going about in the Collingwood area and seeing so many homes decorated for the holidays.  It’s that time of year again when people will start the process and it usually includes using Christmas lights. I’ve been thinking about this topic because while I love seeing the holiday displays, […]

10 Quick and Easy Things You Can Do Today To Reduce Your Heating Costs This Winter

It’s that time of year again were the prospect of big home heating bills is upon us.    A couple of years ago, John and I had an energy audit completed and then made some basic changes which had a dramatic impact on our heating costs lowering them by over 30%.  The biggest factor was […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Nov. 11 – 17, 2011

The following information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®.   They include a summary of data for the following areas only:  Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountain, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford.   Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings: 38 (53, 54, 42) Average List Price: $374,216 Range […]

Mountain Walk Condos at Blue Mountain

Update:  This property is now SOLD. After a good day on the slopes, there is something very comforting about walking home to your own condo rather than a hotel room.  You can light the fireplace, pour a glass of wine, pop dinner in the oven and enjoy privacy and views of a forest from the […]

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