Archive for December, 2014

Feeling Grateful On This Last Day of 2014

Wow, what a year it’s been in my real estate practice. Even though 2014 was my 25th year in the biz, it was by far the best year as Chris and I served over 50 individuals and families in buying or selling a home. I’m feeling such gratitude to my client family who for all […]

Breaking Bread With Our Neighbours

Our family – hubby John, kids Ashley and Kris, my Uncle Hans and I are all scurrying out this morning to do something we’ve never done before. We are part of a team that is hosting the FIRST annual Collingwood Community Christmas Day Feast. Gathering over a meal is one of the oldest expressions of […]

Wonderful Waterfront Home at 275 Cedar Ave. in Meaford

Poor John. That’s my husband. Every now and then, I come home and tell him we are moving. He never really believes me because we are not the moving types. We anchor. But about twice a year, I come home from seeing a property that makes we want it so much that I’m ready to […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Dec.12-18, 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:  31 (24, 36, 28 ) Average List Price: $569,100 Range of List Prices: […]

Self-Managed Condominium Corporations Can Pose Risks

Although not very common here in the Collingwood- Blue Mountain area, there are some condominium corporations are self-managed rather than employing a property manager. How does this work? Generally speaking, an owner or one of the board members takes on this role for a stipend. This is permitted by the Condo Act but a by-law […]

PIE Pizza Coming To Collingwood

Here’s another Christmas season treat to look forward to. The almost famous PIE restaurant from Barrie, is opening a location in Collingwood on December 26th in the former East Side Mario’s building. Founded in 2009 with two locations in Barrie, PIE was featured on You Gotta Eat Here and has had a loyal following before […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Dec.5-11, 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:  24 (36, 28, 34) Average List Price: $511,417 Range of List Prices: $58,000-1,295,000 […]

Township of Clearview Planning Update: What Lies Ahead

We recently attended the annual panel of Planners session which is an opportunity for us to interact with municipal staff and planners about local planning initiatives and developments. We will give you a synopsis of each area over the next few weeks. Today, we are summarizing the presentation made by Michael Wynia from the Township […]

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

Single Family Residential Sales in November moderated over the previous months, which is always the case as we approach the winter. Having said that, it was still relatively strong with 9.4% more sales in November 2014 compared to November 2013. (Interestingly, November 2013 vs. November 2012 saw 9% more sales as well.) Year to date, […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 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:  36 (28, 34, 28 ) Average List Price: $478,506 Range of List Prices: […]

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