Archive for March, 2012

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer March 23-29, 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: 77 (71, 65, 76 ) Average List Price: $378,299 Range of List Prices: $154,900 – […]

Patio Season Officially Opening in Collingwood This Week-end

  Okay, it may still be a little chilly but not for us hardy Collingwood types.  Keeping with tradition, Espresso Post announces the following…

Borrower Beware: What You Need To Know Before You Get A Mortgage

“Don’t get your mortgage where you borrow for any other purpose if …” If you are in the market for a mortgage, there are some really important changes you need to know about in the world of lending.  A frequent guest poster to this blog, David Larock, reviews some significant changes common that are quietly being […]

Who Says You Can’t Find a Well Paying Job in Collingwood?

According to the newly released “sunshine list,”  about 40 people in our region earned in excess of $100,000 last year including several municipal and hospital employees plus a couple of police officers and Conservation Authority employees.  The Town of Collingwood led the way with 13 names on the list followed by Wasaga Beach with 11, […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer March 16-22, 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: 71 (65, 76, 72 ) Average List Price: $446,365 Range of List Prices: $132,900 […]

The Five Real Estate Profit Centres

I just read an excellent article written by Malcolm Silver of Malcolm Silver & Co. Ltd.  You can find the full article in his newsletter on his website in his Winter 2011 newsletter you canfind by clicking here. In it, he talks about the five profit centres in real estate: 1. Market appreciation 2. Earned […]

Measuring Up: Census 2011 – THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

In this series of blog posts, we’ll reveal the entirely-not-boring-and-surprisingly-interesting results of the latest 2011 Census for the areas of Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Clearview, Wasaga Beach and Meaford. Phew. First of all, the StatCan website tells us: “Canada’s 2011 Census held on May 10, 2011 counted 33,476,688 persons.  Between 2006 and 2011, Canada’s population grew […]

Spring Arrives at Blue Mountain

Bye Bye winter, hello SPRING!  Actually, Chris says we didn’t have winter – we had “sprinter.”  I snapped this quick picture last week that kind of says it all.  Where were the golfers?

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer March 9-15, 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: 65 (76, 72, 58 ) Average List Price: $560,426 Range of List Prices: $145,000 […]

More Than 20% of Collingwood Residents Collect OAS

I was not surprised to read this statistic because the trend has been clear for the past decade.  Global news posted an interesting video and story on this topic yesterday and they conclude that retirees are lured to the area by the fun, four season lifestyle we have here in Collingwood. A look at the […]

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