Archive for November, 2012

Why I’m Going To Kazakhstan in December

Everybody knows that I despise the cold.  I dread it and worry about it from spring to fall.  So, people are shocked to hear that I’m leaving the comforts of Collingwood shortly for a trip that will take me first to Russia and then to Kazakhstan where temperatures could be -30 below.  There is a […]

Ready To Move-In, Brand New Homes in Georgian Meadows

Of all the many new home subdivisions in the Collingwood area, and there are many, Georgian Meadows has always been one of my favourites.  It has proven itself since the first phase was started  back in 2001 through to today as they near final completion of the full site. At its completion, Georgian Meadows will […]

The Collingwood Christmas Magic Has Begun

I particularly love two events in Collingwood.  One is Canada Day and the other is the annual lighting of the town Christmas tree.  These are the events that bring everyone out in full force and we can really see the wonderful collage of people that make up Collingwood. My hubby was out of town yesterday […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer – November 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: 29 (33, 37, 37) Average List Price: $483,179 Range of List Prices: $122,900-$1,649,000 […]

Choosing A Neighbourhood

You’ve heard it often: location, location and location are three the most important rules of real estate.  With that, choosing a neighbourhood is one very important part of that. When meeting a new client for the first time, it’s one of the most important things we need to really get to the bottom of before […]

Fixed or Variable Rate Mortgage?

The variable-rate mortgage has proven to be the cheapest borrowing option about 90% of the time over the last 25 years according to a study by a well-known Canadian finance professor. Despite this, just about every mortgage advisor has been shunning the variable rate in favour of fixed rate options for some time now. While […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Nov. 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:   33 (37, 37, 31)  Average List Price: $476,167 Range of List Prices: $149,000 – […]

Moderation—not correction—on tap for Canadian housing markets in 2013

According to a media release issued by RE/MAX yesterday, Canadian real estate markets demonstrated remarkable resilience in 2012—with home sales up or on par in 65 per cent of major centres—despite considerable headwinds in terms of tighter financing and economic uncertainty abroad.  The trend is expected to continue, with home-buying activity propped-up by low interest […]

More Roundabouts Are Coming This Month

I happen to love roundabouts so am pretty excited that there several new ones opening up soon with the new Highway 26 realignment between Collingwood and Wasaga Beach.  I know that these traffic-calming inventions intimidate some people but really, they are not that bad and they really do work. The Region of Waterloo provides great […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer November 2-8, 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 rackets. Single Family Residential New Listings: 37 (37, 31, 44) Average List Price: $473,281 Range of List Prices: $159,900 – […]

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