Archive for April, 2012

Check Out The House BEFORE You Visit

Today, home buyers have so much information at their finger tips which can often enhance or even shorten their house hunting process.  Many of my clients come from out of the area and they want to know all about the neighbourhood and area before hopping in their car. A simple place to start is with […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer April 20-26, 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: 70 (112, 70, 118 ) Average List Price: $401,282 Range of List Prices: $159,900 […]

Interest-ing

As we’re all aware, the Bank of Canada held it’s target for the Overnight rate once again, in April, at 1%. The Bank also gently warned that higher rates might be coming… The current 1% rate has been in effect since September of 2010. Looking back in time, the rate over the past 10 years […]

Measuring Up: Census 2011 – Municipality of MEAFORD

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 […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer April 13-19, 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: 112 (70, 118, 77) Average List Price: $373,593 Range of List Prices: $72,000 – […]

Buyer Agency – What Does a REALTOR® Do For Me?

Top 5 Tips For Owners Renting Out Their Vacation Properties

Guest post by Stu Frith Tourism is driven by providing something to the consumer by way of experiences that they cannot get at home. The short term chalet and condo rental market is driven by the consumer decision on where to stay based on a number of factors.  Here are the top five things YOU […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer April 6 – 12, 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: 70 (118, 77, 71) Average List Price: $441,798 Range of List Prices: $99,900 – […]

How Much House Can You Afford?

Have you ever wondered how lenders determine how much mortgage they might give you?  This simple and quick little video explains it quite well.

Tuesday Evening Interest Rate Update

Guest Post By David Larock Statistics Canada released its latest employment report last Friday, and the data were a welcome surprise. The Canadian economy created 82,300 new jobs in March, smashing analyst expectations. The gains were broad-based, most were for full-time positions, and there were increases in both hours worked and average earnings. The data […]

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