Archive for 2013

New Rules for Real Estate Fees

Sharing this bulletin with you seems like a good way to end the new year.  I’ll be back soon with a year end review of the market and of course, some predictions for what lies ahead.  Until then, Happy New Year everyone. Public Advisory Published by the Real Estate Council of Ontario The rules for […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Dec. 20-26, 2013

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 Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®. Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings 5 (18, 27, 34) Average List Price: $790,940 Range of List Prices: $159,900 – 1,595,000 […]

And The 2013 Ontario Home Builder of The Year is…

Congratulations to Reid’s Heritage Homes on being named Ontario’s Builder of the Year for 2013! For over a year now, it has been my priviledge to represent Reid’s Heritage Homes in the sale of their inventory homes in the Georgian Meadows subdivision in Collingwood.  I always felt good about selling homes in the neighbourhood with […]

Christmas Chain

Our kids made this Christmas chain over 20 years ago and it still hangs on our tree every year along with the other adornments collected over the years from places we’ve been and significant milestones.  Really, the whole tree is like a chain of memories that warm our hearts all over again every year. I’ve […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Dec. 13 – 19, 2013

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:  18 (27, 34, 37) Average List Price: $658,883 Range of List Prices: $99,900 – […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Warm It Up Inside

Have you heard of the Home Weatherization Retrofit Program?  It is a FREE service being offered through utility suppliers that gives qualified applicants access to insulation and draft proofing in their homes at NO CHARGE. Improving your building envelope can save you up to 30% on your energy costs and can really improve the comfort […]

Fixed Versus Variable Rate: The Winner Is

People often wonder if it is better to go with a fixed rate mortgage or a variable rate mortgage. In this post, Toronto Mortgage Planner, David Larock, dusts off his crystal ball and makes a best-guess forecast for variable rates over the next five years. Guest Post by David Larock It’s time to revisit the […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Dec. 6-12, 2013

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:  27 (34, 37, 25) Average List Price: $409,167 Range of List Prices: $103,950 – […]

Turbines Gone with the Wind?

In the past couple of months, we have heard that three industrial wind turbine projects have been cancelled in our region.    The three projects are:  Skyway 124 – Clearview, three turbines, County Rd 124 and 9 and you can read an article from the Stayner Sun about it here. Skyway 125 – Grey Highlands, five turbines, County […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2013

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:  34 (37, 25, 30) Average List Price: $548,850. Range of List Prices: $128,900 – […]

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