Archive for August, 2014

The Wired Monk Is Now In Collingwood

With little fanfare, another coffee shop has opened in Collingwood bringing the total to… um… a lot. I was passing by the other day and popped in to see what it was all about and it was impressive. The Wired Monk is a franchise based in BC where they have 15 café’s. They also have […]

Quick Note: How is my Tax Bill Calculated?

For all of our readers in Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Grey Highlands and Meaford, you might sometimes wonder, How is my Tax Bill Calculated? Formula to use is = PROPERTY ASSESSMENT multiplied by TAX RATE ie. for 2014 use the 2014 Phased In Assessment rate and multiply it by the tax […]

Spectacular Home in the Pretty River Valley

Although I’ve seen thousands of homes over my 25 year career, this one stopped me in my tracks. Rarely have I seen a home that is so artfully and thoughtfully blended with its surroundings and where every inch built to such an exacting standard of quality. The house is completely private and is reached by […]

Municipal Tax Rates: Comparison 2014 vs. 2013

We have compiled 2014 tax rates for the municipalities in our area:  Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Clearview, Wasaga Beach, Meaford and Grey Highlands.  We’ve included a comparison to last year’s rates.  All information has been exerpted from the various municipal websites. Municipal Tax Rates (Residential) for 2014 Munipality 2014 Tax Rate 2013 Tax Rate % […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Aug. 8-14, 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: 35 (54, 38, 50) Average List Price: $432,637 Range of List Prices: $95,000 […]

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

As a result of the merger of our real estate board with the Midland board, the stats have been a little late coming this month. Somehow I doubt that has caused any of you too much grief. July continued to be a strong month in the local Collingwood and area real estate market with lots […]

Ontario Land Transfer Tax Calculation Chart

When buying a home in Ontario, the government likes to get their share of your excitement in the form of a land transfer tax that you pay on the closing date of your purchase.  Here is a quick and easy reference chart on how to calculate the Land Transfer Tax. This doesn’t include any additional […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer August 1-7, 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: 54 (38, 50, 38 ) Average List Price: $404,694 Range of List Prices: […]

Seeing the Collingwood Shipyards from the Other Side

A couple of weeks ago, John and I got together with some friends and enjoyed a 90 minute sail on the Tall Ship, Liana’s Ransom. It’s always interesting to see our town (Colingwood) from the other side.  By the way, I need friends with boats.

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer July 25-31, 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:  38 (50, 38, 57) Average List Price: $513,971 Range of List Prices: $184,900 […]

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