Archive for May, 2012

Is Your Condominium Property Manager Over-Charging You?

Since I sell a lot of condos in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain areas, at some point or another, I’ve had an opportunity to deal with every property management company in the area.  Also, as a President of a condo corporation, I also know the Condominium Act fairly well and so, have to say, most […]

Here’s One of The Reasons I Chose to Work At RE/MAX

RE/MAX Dominates the Real Trends Canadian Brokerage Rankings ReportReal Trends has released its official annual lists of the largest Canadian 250 Real Estate Brokerages, ranked by transaction ends and sales volume. Once again an independent, unbiased third party has recognized RE/MAX as the commanding presence in Canadian Real Estate. RE/MAX claimed an additional 24 slots […]

The Blue Mountains Gets the GOLD

The new Townhall in The Blue Mountains has received LEED® Canada Gold Certification for New Construction because of the sustainable features incorporated into the building in an effort to both save energy and improve the environment for residents of the community. Concerned with high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada, The Canada Green […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer week of May 18 – 24, 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:  67 (107, 85, 81) Average List Price: $472,164 Range of List Prices: $129,900 – […]

Voices Will Ring Out in Collingwood Next Week

When is the last time you heard a choir sing? The Sound Investment Choir is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year and is made up of a group of about 50 people from the region.  Their music is outstanding.  On June 1st and 2nd, they will be bringing the music of Leonard Bernstein and Broadway […]

Fraser Institute School Rankings for the Georgian Triangle

The Fraser Institute School rankings have become the “Go to” source for many parents.  While I am not completely confident in the outcomes, they do offer insight.  The charts below shows how schools in the Georgian Triangle fared and for full details or analysis, you can visit the Institutes webpage. Elementary School Report Secondary School […]

Collingwood Named As A Possible Casino Site

This recent article in the Globe and Mail  caught me completely by surprise.  It said, “The McGuinty government is keen to open casinos and slot machines in under-serviced markets. With the province facing a nearly $15-billion deficit, the government is under pressure to find new revenue sources. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is calling for […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer May 11-17, 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:  107 ( 85, 81, 70) Average List Price: $454,376 Range of List Prices: $149,500 […]

Collingwood Downtown Farmers Market Returns This Week-end

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Collingwood Farmer’s Market and long for its return all through the winter months.  Finally, it’s back for its 9th season tomorrow. Rain or shine, the market takes place in the Pine Street parking lot at the corner of Pine and Second streets downtown.  You can meet the local growers and […]

Buyer Beware… But of What? Tune in this week-end

That’s the topic I’ll be discussing this week-end in a radio interview with Derrick Scott. It airs on 97.7 The Beach radio on Saturday at 8:00 am and again on Sunday at 6:00 pm.  I hope you’ll tune in and then let me know what you thought!

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