Archive for June, 2013

Happy Canada Day, eh?

Monday is July 1st, Canada Day, 2013 – Canada’s 146th Birthday!  We’ve compiled a list (from local municipal websites and newspapers) to help you find places to celebrate in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Meaford, The Blue Mountains, Stayner and  Creemore (Clearview).  Happy Canada Day! THE BLUE MOUNTAIN  www.villageatblue.com Celebrate in the Village with free activities all day […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer June 21-27, 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: 39 (53, 63, 73) Average List Price: $532,920 Range of List Prices: $119,900 – […]

Town of the Blue Mountains: Just Saying No

Town of the Blue Mountains is NOT a willing host to Wind Turbines. At it’s June 17th, 2013 Council meeting of the Town of The Blue Mountains resolved that due to a number of factors, it is not a willing host for Industrial Wind Turbine Projects.  The council directed that the resolution be sent on […]

A Little Wasaga Beach History Lesson (and an exciting riverfront home!)

Most people know by now that Wasaga Beach is a vibrant town tucked along Georgian Bay and that it is home to the longest fresh water beach in the world.  Once known as a summer tourist destination, the Wasaga Beach of today is a full service, year round community with over 17,000 full-time residents and […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer June 14 – 20, 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: 53 (63, 73, 65) Average List Price: $479,426 Range of List Prices: $155,000 – […]

Fixed Rates Move Up and Variable Rates Look Better By Comparison – Monday Morning Interest Rate Update (June 17, 2013)

Guest Post by Dave Larock Five-year fixed-mortgage rates moved higher last week as lenders continued to respond to the recent run up in Government of Canada (GoC) bond yields, which have risen from a low of 1.13% on May 1, 2013 to a high of 1.63% on June 12, 2013. Fixed-mortgage rates have been at […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer June 7-13, 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:  63 (73, 65, 48 ) Average List Price: $480,829 Range of List Prices:  $139,900 […]

Have you heard of Zoocasa yet? You will

Rogers Communications is expanding into the real estate business.  Well not exactly.  They are registering as a real estate brokerage called Zoocasa but without a team of agents or an office or any of the other things you might expect to find in a brokerage. Really, what they are doing is developing an online directory […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer May 31- June 6, 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: 73 (65, 48, 67) Average List Price: $457,804 Range of List Prices: $105,000 – […]

See What Information Is In a Home Verified Report

Last month, I wrote a blog post about a new report that has come to the market place called a Home Verified Report. Recently, I’ve had several buyers purchase properties where we inserted a condition in the offer contingent upon the buyer being satisfied with the contents of the report.  I have to say, in […]

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