Archive for August, 2013

Witness Signatures on Agreements of Purchase and Sale

These days, many offers are submitted to buyers and sellers at their homes via email and one of the common situations we run into is the lack of a witness being nearby to sign.  In the past, it was generally not considered to be a problem as parties are signing under seal however, that has […]

Some Blue Mountain Condos Can Be More Than Holiday Homes

When people think about buying a condo at Blue Mountain, it’s usually because they are looking for a recreational property.  They may intend to use it for exclusively themselves or they may be looking to renting it out to visitors to offset costs.  What about living there full-time? While I was measuring a unit in […]

Mortgage Terminology Made Easy

Mortgage Terminology can be confusing at first, so in this article by Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew, in the Toronto Star, terms are made much easier to understand. “There are three basic parts to a mortgage: the amortization, the term and the interest rate, which could be fixed or variable. Amortization: This is the total number of years […]

Short Term Rentals Are STILL an Issue in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Blue Mountain

Despite the heavy media on this issue, there are still many people who seem to have missed the news:  short term rentals under 30 or 31 days, are NOT PERMITTED in most residential zones in most areas. I recently had someone tell me how excited they were about an ‘investment condo” they just bought in […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Aug. 9-15, 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: 49 (44, 53, 40) Average List Price: $442,861 Range of List Prices: $145,500 – […]

How to Scare the Pants Off A Potential Buyer During A Home Showing

The funniest thing happened the other day during a home showing.  My clients and I were on the main floor of a home and heard quite a loud noise that sounded like a power tool or leaf blower coming from the upstairs level. With a bit of apprehension, we went up and nobody was there […]

Hear Chris Hadfield Speak in Owen Sound on September 28, 2013

Regular readers know that I’ve had the good fortune in life to have some pretty special friends and one of them is Chris Hadfield.  You know him – King of the Twitterverse or perhaps the Universe?  He was the first and likely only, Commander of the International Space Station and he literally brought his experience […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer August 2-8, 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: 44 (53, 40, 46) Average List Price: $321,018 Range of List Prices: […]

July 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

The real estate market in south Georgian Bay (Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Clearview, Grey Highlands, Meaford and Wasaga Beach) is more than alive and kicking!  July turned out to be a stellar month with record breaking numbers.  Sales year-to-date in 2013 were up 6% over last year however, there is gaining strength month over month with […]

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Barometer July 26 – Aug.1, 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 (40, 46, 62) Average List Price: $489,607 Range of List Prices: $149,000 […]

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