Archive for September, 2012

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Sept. 21-27, 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: 60 (56, 47, 65) Average List Price: $411,095 Range of List Prices: $129,500 – […]

Real Estate Porn

I heard someone refer to the REALTOR.ca website as being their real estate porn.  I suppose it is, isn’t it? According to a definition I found, PORN is “television shows, articles, photographs, etc., thought to create or satisfy an excessive desire for something, especially something luxurious: the irresistible appeal of food porn; an addiction to […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Sept. 14-20, 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 (47, 65) Average List Price: $411,697 Range of List Prices: $177,000 – $1,495,000 […]

Are Soft Clothes Worth It?

Do you use fabric softener or dryer sheets?  If so, perhaps you are not aware that they are among the most toxic products around today. You can read what Science Daily says about the University of Washington study done on these products. Some of the typical chemicals found in them include: •    Benzyl acetate: Linked […]

Investor Alert: Increase and Blend your Mortgage

Guest Post by Chris McCormick INVESTORS or RENOVATORS ALERT:  Are You Looking to Access Some Equity in Your Home? You may be able to do just that by using a mortgage option called, “Increase and Blend.” Essentially, your lender increases your mortgage, and blends the current interest rate with the new interest rate. This works […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Sept. 7-13, 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: 47 (65) Average List Price: $373,462 Range of List Prices: $56,000 – $1,195,000 Number […]

Really Real Real Estate

Count on Ellen to give us all a good chuckle.

3 1/2 Minute Guide To Life In Collingwood – Blue Mountain

My friend and top notch REALTOR®, Chuck Charlton in Milton, both encouraged me, filmed and edited this quick video about my take on life in Collingwood.  Despite having had a fever, I clearly had lots to say.  Hope you enjoy! For those who prefer to read, here’s the scoop. 1.    The Location.  –    centre of […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Aug 31 – Sept 6, 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 Average List Price: $578,553 Range of List Prices: $142,500 – $5,900,000 Number of […]

Are They Nuts?

I noticed this licence plate hanging in welcome over the front door of a residential home in Collingwood. Who are these people?  Are they really nuts?  What kind of nuts?  Do they have any problems with squirrels?  Do they celebrate Christmas all year? Even if they are nuts, it’s always a pleasure to meet new […]

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