Archive for July, 2012

The Blue Mountains’ Short Term Accommodation Bylaw Upheld on Appeal

The challenge by a local businessman to The Blue Mountains’ Short Term Accommodation Bylaw (STAB) has been denied, and costs in the region of $20,000 have been awarded to the town.   “Short Term” refers to rentals less than 30 days in length. According to The Blue Mountains’ website:  “The Superior Court of Justice – […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer July 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:   40 (59, 54, 56) Average List Price: $448,552 Range of List Prices: $139,000 – […]

Elvis Will Be Everywhere in Collingwood this Week-end

When Elvis Presley was born in 1935, World War II was yet to come, the Depression was not yet over and steamboats plied the Great Lakes.  He died in 1977 – the same year the first personal computers came to the market, the Eaton’s Centre opened and the Toronto Blue Jays played their first game. […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer July 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: 59 (54, 56, 59) Average List Price: $433,985 Range of List Prices: $189,900 – $1,952,000 Number […]

June 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

With half of 2012 now behind us, I thought it might be a good idea to take a deeper look at the real estate market performance this year. Listings The number of new listings was down 21% in the month of June compared to May with 576 new listings in the Georgian Triangle area.  Year-to-date […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer July 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: 54 (56, 59, 64) Average List Price: $385,644 Range of List Prices: $149,000 – […]

Here is Some KEY Information For You

Have you ever wondered what these big silver or blue boxes are?  You’ll usually find them on homes for sale in this area. They are electronic lockboxes which store the key to your home inside of them.  In the old days, we went to the listing office to pick up a key.  When you consider […]

An Easy Way To Search for Houses for Sale in Blue Mountain or Collingwood

It’s no secret that today, the vast majority of people who are considering buying a home, start their search online.  In 2010, the National Association of Realtors® said the number was about 84% and I would hazard a guess that today the figure is likely at least 10% higher.  In other words, just about everyone. […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer June 29 – July 5, 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: 56 (59, 64, 69) Average List Price: $523,398 Range of List Prices: $87,500 – […]

Canada Day Was A Great Reminder of Why I Love Collingwood

Have you ever wondered what life might be like if you moved to Collingwood after living in a big city? In a word, it’s GREAT!  This past week-end is a fine example. Wow.  WOW!  What an incredible Canada Day we had here in Collingwood.  This really must be the best town on the planet.  Here’s […]

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