Archive for April, 2013

What You Should Know About Condominium Special Assessments

Nobody likes to hear about special assessments but, they are a reality in many condominium corporations and have been quite common here in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain area.  So what is a special assessment? Part of the condo fee paid by owners each month goes into a reserve fund as mandated by the Condominium […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer April 19 – 25, 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:  68 (68, 68,  61) Average List Price: $378,362 Range of List Prices: $134,900 – […]

Is Blue Mountain – the Last Resort Standing?

According to their website, Blue Mountain Resort, here in our beautiful Georgian Triangle area and just minutes from Collingwood, Stayner, Wasaga Beach, Thornbury and Meaford, Ontario, is open today! And even more amazing is that the golf course is likely to open this week-end.  You could ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon. Blue […]

Collingwood Admiral Development Story Has Changed Again

 Stop the presses – Admiral Collingwood Place developer, Steve Assaff,  announced last night that he is shelving the controversial project in its current form. Since 2007, the project has been approved, changed, changed again and has been divisive in the community.  At issue was the proposed height of the commercial-residential development as it was not […]

Has the Bank of Canada Discovered Life on Mars?

The Bank of Canada has consistently been warning Canadians that higher interest rates are on the way yet, global economic conditions continue to deteriorate and rates held steady again last week. In today’s article by David Larock, a Mortgage Planner in Toronto, he ponders what the BoC is thinking. The Bank of Canada (BoC) left […]

Collingwood Living Is The Life For Me… and You?

Someone once said to me that everything she knew about the South Georgian Bay area, she knew from my blog.  Actually, I’ve had a number of people say that which gives me a little Dopamine thrill every time.  People also say that they seek to validate their idea of moving to the area through what […]

Bank of Canada Holds Steady at 1%

For 21 consecutive policy decision meetings, the Bank of Canada has kept their Overnight Rate at 1%.   Citing an economy that is underperforming, the rate is being kept steady … for now.  Outgoing Bank of Canada Governor, Mark Carney, in his penultimate target rate policy decision, predicts that the Canadian Economy will grow in 2014, […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer April 12-18, 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:  68 (68, 61, 76) Average List Price: $394,262 Range of List Prices: $95,000 – […]

Birds Do It – Can you spot them?

While some of us are still hunkering down, there is no doubt that there are signs of Spring in the air. Just like Spring market home buyers, these birds are busy building or settling into a new nest.  Or given the location they’ve chosen, are they building a nest egg?

158068 7th Line – a Meaford Country Charmer

  I was showing my new listing on the 7th Line in Meaford the other day and was struck by the sound.  Not highways or commerce or school bells though – frogs.  And birds.  Like a perfect little choir, singing to soothe the ears. There is something to be said for country living, isn’t there?  […]

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