Archive for May, 2013

What is a Condominium Declaration and Why Does It Matter?

A few years ago, one of the local condominium communities in Collingwood ran into some controversy.  A group of owners in one of the developments corporations wanted to exit from the shared facilities agreement.  Basically, they no longer wanted to be part of the shared amenities nor did they wish to pay for it. Had […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer May 17-23, 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:  48 (67, 67, 63) Average List Price: $405,865 Range of List Prices:  $118,500 – […]

Deodorize Your Home With Coffee

It is not uncommon that we need to deal with odours when selling a home.  Sometimes the smells come from smoke or pets, other times it is something rotting in a fridge, under a bed or simply stale air.  There is a pretty easy fix you might never have heard of. A few years ago, […]

The Most Popular Restaurant in Meaford

It’s always amazed me that a little restaurant in Meaford could have a line-up every night of the week. But it’s true and, it is called the Leeky Canoe. Some time ago, the Meaford Express ran a fairly substantial article about the restaurant but it doesn’t explain the success entirely.  My opinion is that a) […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer May 10-16, 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:  67 (67, 63, 68 ) Average List Price: $471,506 Range of List Prices: $94,500 […]

Six Ways To Lose Money Upgrading Your Home

One of the joys of home ownership is being able to do pretty much whatever you like to your home.  If you want to put in purple carpets and paint the walls with happy faces, go right ahead.  That is, if you know you will be in your home forever and a day.  If on […]

Are Mortgage Rates Headed Up?

Do we have a looming threat of stagflation in the Canadian economy, which would trigger higher inflation and mortgage rates?  This week’s guest post by mortgage planner, Dave Larock, looks at this very topic.  Anyone keeping an eye on Canadian mortgage rates should pay special attention to our Labour Force Survey (commonly referred to as […]

Five Dollar Golf in the Town of the Blue Mountains

My hubby John likes to play golf but figures his skill set doesn’t justify big green fees every time he wants to bring out the clubs.  A few years ago, he and my 70something Uncle discovered Tomahawk in Thornbury and they were hooked. Situated on just over 51 acres of land just south of town, […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer May 3-9, 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:  67 (63, 68, 68 ) Average List Price: $487,132 Range of List Prices: $115,900 […]

As Water Levels Decline, Who Owns the Extra Beach?

Just last week, one of my clients asked me this exact question and then lo and behold, the next day I got my newsletter from Real Estate lawyer, author and speaker, Mark Weisleder addressing this very issue.  In the email, Mark said: “Lakefront cottage purchases have many challenges, particularly with respect to who owns the […]

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