Archive for May, 2014

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer May 23-29, 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:  73 (57, 74,  70) Average List Price: $449,372 Range of List Prices: $118,900 – $1,595,000 […]

7 Things To Remember When Choosing a Closing Date

Guest post by Mark Weisleder Spring means more people signing real estate deals. Besides the price to be offered, you also need to think carefully when choosing your closing date, so that your deal will close smoothly. Here are 7 things to remember: 1. Do not choose a Friday at the end of a month. […]

This Made My Day

I had clients send this to me recently.  While touring the town and looking at houses in Collingwood, their very adorable little guy loved every basement we went into.

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer May 16-22, 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:  57 (74,  70, 70) Average List Price: $480,230 Range of List Prices: $144,900 – $1,999,000 […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer May 9-15, 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:  74 ( 70, 70, 84) Average List Price: $460,891 Range of List Prices: $149,900 – […]

Religious Beliefs CAN Be a Barrier To Home Ownership

For some people, the dream of home ownership is far more complicated due to religious beliefs.  In a recent email dialogue I had with a gentleman about this topic, I learned something new and rather interesting that I wanted to share with you. Many Muslims who are true to the teachings of their faith, give […]

Lots Now For Sale at Village at Blue Estates

Back in December 2012, Skyline International announced their investment of $20 million at Blue.  As a result of that, one of the projects is now coming online – the Village At Blue Estates which is a collection of nine, full serviced, residential building lots. This development is located off Jozo Weider Boulevard just north of […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer May 2-8, 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:  70 (70, 84, 137) Average List Price: $390,197 Range of List Prices: $139,000 […]

Be Careful What You Say When Advertising Your Property

Guest Post by Real Estate Lawyer, Author and Speaker, Mark Weisleder  One vendor’s claim the basement walls had been gutted to “the bare bones” landed him in small claims court.  This basement has indeed been stripped to the concrete block foundation before drywalling started. In a recent case, a Toronto house purchase ended up in […]

What’s Not to Like at Stonebridge by the Bay?

Stonebridge by the Bay has captivated me.  This thoughtfully planned riverside community in Wasaga Beach connects beautiful bungalow, bungaloft, and two-storey homes to the commercial area called Stonebridge Town Centre, by way of over 2 km of meandering trails.  Homeowners greet each other on their bikes, or make plans for an afternoon stroll to local restaurants, […]

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