Archive for October, 2013

Gone Haunting

Happy Strangest-Holiday-of-the-Year Day. Bugs and hisses, Marg  

Your Home May Be Polluted

Gosh it is pretty outside.  Blue Mountain turns to green in the summer and white in the winter but right now, the mountain is aflame with reds, yellows and vibrant oranges.  My neighbour’s Maple tree here in Collingwood has turned a bright Crimson despite the deceptively warm temperatures. While the weather and beauty of this […]

Is It Time To Look at a Variable Rate Mortgage?

When the Bank of Canada released its latest Monetary Policy Report last week, many people noticed that they dropped the warnings about rising interest rates for the first time. They said they now believe that the recovery “will take longer than previously projected” and, they imply that the Bank’s overnight rate, on which our variable-mortgage […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Oct. 18 – 24, 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: 21 (34, 36, 51) Average List Price: $424,100 Range of List Prices: $95,900 – […]

Would You Buy Manhattan for $24.00?

When I was new to the real estate business close to 25 years ago, I had a broker (hi, Joe!) who was an experienced real estate investor and often provided sage advice.  One of his favourite sayings was, “The best time to buy real estate was in 1626 when Manhattan Island was sold for $24.00.  […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Oct. 11-17, 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: 34 (36, 51. 49) Average List Price: $538,128 Range of List Prices: $179,900 – […]

Your Rental Property May Be In Demand This Season

The other day, I got an email from a local property rental company that I found interesting.  They said that rental demand is very high this year.  I’ve also had a little birdie tell me that we have a lot of snow coming this winter.  So, if you’ve been thinking of renting out your condo […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Oct. 4-10, 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: 36 (51. 49, 47) Average List Price: $394,341 Range of List Prices: $80,000 – […]

2013 vs. 2012 Property Tax Rates in the Georgian Triangle

Below you will find a quick review and comparison of the tax rates of our local municipalities:  Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Grey Highlands, Meaford (including the former Meaford, St. Vincent and Sydenham twps.), Clearview and Wasaga Beach.  You will note that we have made a comparison between the 2013 rates and the 2012 rates. Municipal Tax […]

On the Buses in Collingwood and Wasaga Beach

Collingwood and Wasaga Beach have public transit services available at very modest user costs.  Please see below for updated information on the public transit systems in these two communities. Colltrans, the Town of Collingwood’s public transit system, has three regularly scheduled transit routes.  Pickup at the terminal (corner of Pine and Second Street , beside the […]

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