Archive for February, 2012

Tell Me Why Your Home Is So Great

In 23 years of selling real estate in the Collingwood – Blue Mountain area, I have never had a buyer get all excited about a house because it had 1234 square feet.  I have however seen buyers get almost teary eyed with excitement when they walk into a house that screams HOME to them. When […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Feb 17 – 23, 2012

This market summary includes data for Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford. The information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®.   Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings: 58 (62, 83, 53) Average List Price: $565,296 Range of List Prices: $139,000 – […]

The Bank vs. The Bank of YOU!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could finance your purchase of a condo at Blue Mountain, a chalet on Georgian Bay or a home in Collingwood with a mortgage you hold yourself?   Wouldn’t it be even greater if the interest you pay on that mortgage was going back into your R.R.S.P. and being treated like a dividend (and […]

Helping Seniors Live at Home Longer in South Georgian Bay

South Georgian Bay has a goal to become the healthiest communities in Canada.  The first project toward meeting this dream has now commenced and it is called, “Home For Life.”  This program has an objective aimed at assisting seniors to be able to stay at home longer. I often tout the advantages of living in […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Feb 10-16, 2012

This market summary includes data for Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford. The information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®.   Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings: 62 ( 83, 53, 52) Average List Price: $377,640 Range of List Prices: $139,000 […]

Township of Clearview – Town Planners Update 2011

Each year, our local Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®, (GTAR) invite a panel of our local municipality’s planners to update our members about current events in their geographic areas. Over a few weeks, we at the The Collingwood Blue Mountain Real Estate Blog posted summaries from these discussions.  Here is the final post in the […]

Enjoy this Family Day Week-end at Blue Mountain

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Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Feb 3 – 9, 2012

This market summary includes data for Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford.  The information was obtained from the MLS® statistics provided by the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®. Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings: 83 (53, 52, 52) Average List Price: $420,347. Range of List Prices: $64,900 – […]

What Is a Condominium Reserve Fund?

Part Three in the Condo Series In Part One of this series, we talked about the fact that condominiums are made up of exclusive use units as well as common elements; the parts of the development that are owned in common by all of the unit owners.  These would usually include things such as roadways, […]

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