Archive for July, 2013

Swimming Pools and Real Estate

When it is hot outside, a home with a pool can certainly be tempting!  It can add to your family lifestyle but it comes to buying a home with a pool, there are a few things to know. Many years ago, I had to provide “expert” testimony in a court case regarding the value of […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer July 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: 40 (46, 62, 56) Average List Price: $516,315 Range of List Prices: $129,900 – […]

Why I Carry Plastic Bags to Home Inspections

I was attending a home inspection on a 1960’s house for sale here in Collingwood.  As the inspector was climbing down his ladder from the attic, the conversation went something like this: Me:  Please tell me there is no mould or vermiculite in that attic Inspector:  Marg, there is both vermiculite and possible mould in […]

Welcome to the Collingwood Elvis Festival

Every year, tens of thousands of people converge upon our community for a four day celebration of The King of Rock and Roll.  It really is a blast and appeals to all age groups with a variety of events going on the whole time.  I personally get a kick out of the not-so-young fans dressed […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer July 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: 46 (62, 56, 39) Average List Price: $462,557 Range of List Prices: $124,900 […]

Bank of Canada: Steady at 1%

There was good news for those who are buying a house in the near future  in Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford.  In it’s announcement on the 17th of July, the Bank of Canada held it’s overnight rate target at 1%.   This rate has been held for almost 3 years, and is contributing […]

New Listing: 22 Kells Crescent, Collingwood

The first time I walked into this house, I was a bit embarrassed as I kept saying, “Oh My God!” Walking into this house is like walking into the pages of a House Beautiful magazine.  I’m not kidding. The designer décor is spectacular but it goes much deeper than that in this home.  The owners, […]

New Listing: 50 Patton Street, Collingwood

One of the most successful new subdivisions in Collingwood has been Creekside.  It began in 2007 and is now nearing completion with the construction of their final offering – DWELL;   a three story condominium building slated for completed at the end of this year. Creekside features a number of home styles including townhouses, semi-detached and […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer July 5-11, 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: 62 (56, 39, 53) Average List Price: $456,958 Range of List Prices: $155,000 – […]

Government rebates to help you save for a Home!

Federal Government Programs Tax-free savings account or TFSA allows you to save money in an account, free of tax.  The savings you grow there can be used to renovate or purchase a house.  Get more info here. The Home Buyers’ Plan or HBP allows tax-free withdrawals, providing you meet some qualifying criteria, from the registered retirement […]

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