Archive for February, 2013

WANTED for Ready Buyers

The market continues to be very active in many sectors; especially newer homes under $350,000 with double garages in-town Collingwood.  We are seeing multiple offers and fast sales which is nice for sellers but very stressful for buyers.  The inventory shortage is growing and so here’s my list for today of some of the types […]

Featured Neighbourhood – Silver Glen Preserve

Silver Glen Preserve Silver Glen Preserve, is located off of Highway 26 West, at Silver Glen Blvd., in Collingwood, Ontario, proximal to the Cranberry Golf Course and mere minutes to the ski hills of Blue Mountain or shopping in Collingwood’s historic downtown. General Comments:   This master-planned neighbourhood features contemporary, stylish finishes combined with maintenance-free living […]

Move-up Buyers Are Here Again

The last couple of months have been surprising many people in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain area as real estate sales outpace all expectations.  It seems that almost anything that is newish with a basement and double car garage priced under $375,000 is likely to see multiple offers and a quick sale.  Yes, the move-up […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Feb. 15-21, 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:  36 (38, 48, 51) Average List Price: $512,844 Range of List Prices: $159,000 […]

A Simple Mistake in Offer Negotiations Can Cost Thousands

I was reading one of Mark Weisleder’s columns in the Toronto Star about a woman who lost $46,000 in a home purchase deal gone wrong.  She didn’t even have a house to show for it at the end.  In my experience, most buyers assume that everyone is nice and always fair.  Wouldn’t that be great?  […]

Here’s What I Think Lies Ahead for 2013

Last month, I had the pleasure of guesting on the Bayshore Radio Real Estate shows discussing the market as it was in 2012 and what I see ahead for 2013.  In case you missed it, you can hear the podcast by clicking here. Related Post Collingwood Blue Mountain Real Estate Predictions for 2013   If […]

Blue Mountain Announces Major Terrain Expansion

This morning, Blue Mountain announced  that they are going to be investing $10-million to expand their ski and snowboard terrain by 21% and will also add new trails for next winter. This expansion will add an additional 64 acres of terrain, a new high-speed, six-person chairlift and six new trails in the south, Orchard area […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer Feb. 8-14, 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: 38  (48, 51, 44) Average List Price: $462,850 Range of List Prices: $189,900 – […]

Hey Home Seller: We Know About The Flood You Had

A couple of weeks ago I had a sneak preview of a new tool in the home buying arsenal that I think is going to be a game changer:  HomeVerified. HomeVerified is a private company that is aggregating information about a home and neighbourhood’s insurance claims history, school reports, history if ever a grow-op and […]

The Smoke is One of Collingwood’s Newest Restaurants

Gees, they’ve only been open about six weeks and they already have over 300 “Likes” on Facebook and already have reviews on Yelp, Trip Advisor and FourSquare.  It seems that The Smoke has captured some attention around town. The Smoke is an eat-in and take-out eatery located on the south side of First Street between […]

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