Archive for April, 2014

Blue Fairway Development in Collingwood

A local building and development company is really putting their money where their mouth is.  MacPherson Builders, the folks behind the now complete, 130 unit  Orchard development in Craigleith, recently announced some very ambitious plans involving about 400 new luxury chalets in a project called, Blue Fairway.  This will make it one of the largest […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer April 18-24, 2014

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 Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®. Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings:  84 (137, 78, 71) Average List Price: $341,764 Range of List Prices: $135,000 […]

Invest in your Home’s Maintenance

An article I read recently challenged readers to start an easy investment program.  The idea behind it is to get into the habit of investing a little every week, and to show that it would add up quickly by the end of the year!  Here’s how it works: Week 1, you put $1.00 into a […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer April 11-17, 2014

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 Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®. Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings:  137 (78, 71, 49) Average List Price: $474,855 Range of List Prices: $118,500 […]

A Big Week Ahead For the Canadian Mortgage Market – Monday Morning Interest Rate Update (April 14, 2014)

Guest Post by Dave Larock This is an important week in the mortgage world because our federal banking regulator, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), is expected to release a draft of its B21 guidelines which will amend, and most likely tighten, the underwriting guidelines used by Canada’s big three high-ratio mortgage […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer April 4-10, 2014

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 Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®. Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings:  78 (71, 49, 45) Average List Price: $432,546 Range of List Prices: $129,900 […]

Self Manage A Vacation Condo at Blue Mountain and Generate Cash flow!

NOTE:  The rules have changed in the Town of Blue Mountains since this post was written and it is now very difficult to self-manage a property any longer.  Read here. Here’s a first.  I have not seen this done so successfully before but, I have just listed a “self-managed” investment condo at Blue Mountain that […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer March 28 – April 3, 2014

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 Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®. Previous week(s) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings:  71 (49, 45,39) Average List Price: $447,695 Range of List Prices: $129,900 – […]

March 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

Not surprisingly, sales for the month of March, 2014 in Collingwood, Blue Mountain and area were down by 10% over this time last year and, 12.6% year-to-date.  This was anticipated due to the extreme weather conditions we experienced in the first quarter of this year. Since the milder conditions arrived just one week ago, we […]

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