Archive for January, 2013

Breaking a Residential Lease in Ontario: Sublet versus Assignment

We break here for an important announcement:  Happy Birthday to my wonderful, wonderful husband, John!  Ok, resume. For many years, I always believed that a tenant was responsible for the full term of their lease no matter what.  With a landlord’s consent, they could sublet it though for the remainder of the term provided the […]

Is There a Prime-rate Cut In Our Future?

Darn, I just couldn’t get to this yesterday but I would suggest you take a visit over to Dave Larock’s blog for his Monday morning Interest Rate Update. In it, he discusses how the Bank of Canada surprised market watchers last week by removing its oft-repeated warning about mortgage rates rising faster than most borrowers were […]

The Collingwood Shipyards

For over 100 years, Collingwood’s historic downtown ended at First Street.  Often, a large ship could be seen in the launch basin as the shipyards actively built freighters on the site.  For over a century, the shipyards and nearby massive grain elevators defined Collingwood’s identify and sense of place on the Great Lakes. In 1986, […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Jan. 18-24, 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:   44 (64, 69, 39) Average List Price: $539,066 Range of List Prices: $154,900 – […]

Now THIS is how to sell your home

Just last week, we listed a home for sale in one of the newer subdivisions in town.  Now it should be mentioned that many homes in the area have been for sale for quite some time and, in Collingwood in general, about 45% of all homes listed for sale, sell.  That means 55% don’t. I […]

RE/MAX Canadian Homebuying Trends Survey

Media Release Issued January 22nd by RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada: Tighter mortgage lending rules, in conjunction with the fallout of the US housing meltdown and the European debt crisis, have triggered a shift in the Canadian homebuyer mix and mindset.  The new Canadian real estate consumer is experienced, fiscally-responsible, and ready to move forward over the […]

Real Estate Matchmaker- Properties WANTED

I just got this really good idea.  At least I think it is. Right now, I have lots of potential buyers and despite the large number of listings on the market, have not yet found just the perfect place for them.  So my new idea is to start this “WANTED” category right here on the […]

Monday Morning Interest Rate Update (January 21, 2013) – Why Chinese Growth is Good for Canadian Variable-rate Mortgage Holders

Guest Post by Dave Larock Last week’s big news was that China clocked a Q4, 2012 GDP growth rate of 7.9%. This was significant because it reversed a seven-quarter decline in that country’s growth rate. (By comparison, China’s Q3, 2012 GDP growth rate was 7.4%.) From a Canadian variable-rate mortgage perspective, it can be argued […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer – Jan. 11 – 17, 2013

This market summary includes data for Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Clearview, Wasaga Beach 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: 64 (69, 39, 7) Average List Price: $462,293 Range of List Prices: $123,500 – […]

What Is The Definition of a REALTOR®?

I just heard this funny and can’t resist… What is the definition of a REALTOR? Someone who puts you in your place. If you need to be put in your place, please email or give me a call at 705-446-1762.

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