Archive for November, 2014

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Nov. 21-27, 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:  28 (34, 28, 36) Average List Price: $524,305 Range of List Prices: $187,500 […]

587 Tenth St, Collingwood – A Home You CAN Afford

As both rents and houses become more expensive, it’s getting harder for buyers to find affordable options in Collingwood. Increasingly, we are seeing people look to townhouses and other styles of condominiums as a viable option. In Collingwood, many of the more affordable and larger condos are “in-town” as opposed to being located in the […]

Dags & Willow in Collingwood

When people visit or move to Collingwood, they are often delighted to discover that we have wonderful little boutiques, speciality shops and gourmet food stores not usually found in towns this size. One of my favourites is Dags & Willow Fine Cheese and Gourmet Shop which started selling their cheese through the local Farmer’s Market […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Nov. 14-20, 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:  34 (28, 36, 30) Average List Price: $489,506 Range of List Prices: $124,900 […]

Getting Around in the GTA versus Collingwood

It’s been awhile since John and I have been in Toronto but we had to head down recently on some personal errands. It hit me that we sure have become spoiled by our life in Collingwood because getting around in the GTA was like a rude awakening from our happy little existence. Even mid-day, there […]

Let’s Do Some Recon On The Neighbourhood

Chances you don’t really plan to don dark glasses, a wig and then sit in a bush to check out a neighbourhood you may be interested in moving into. I have an easier idea. Ask your REALTOR®. If you live outside of the area presently, would you find it helpful to know things about a […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Nov. 7-13, 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:  28 (36, 30, 27) Average List Price: $395,957 Range of List Prices: $176,000 […]

Don’t Forget To Change Your Smoke Detector Every 10 Years

Did you know that smoke detectors, and not just their batteries, eventually expire? We’ve had ours “expire” in the middle of the night which is a rather frightening way to wake up! An article from Pillar To Post Home Inspections speaks to this issue. “Smoke alarms scan for danger millions of times in their lifespan, […]

Beautifully Renovated and Close to Downtown Collingwood for under $300,000!

We are seeing a trend in Collingwood, with war-time era homes being renovated and updated.  Once they hit the market post-renovation, they are ready to move into, and 429 Birch Street Collingwood is no exception to that rule! Downtown is but a short stroll away from this stunning 1.5 storey home in the centre of […]

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

  As predicted last month, the South Georgian Bay real estate market outpaced even previous record months. We have continued to see competing offers,  fast sales and motivated buyers in many segments of the market while others languish. It’s all about micro-markets. In the six key areas we serve – Clearview, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Meaford, […]

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