Archive for 2015

Collingwood, This Is Why You Are The Biggest Gift of All

My brain is tired and confused. It’s also more excited than ever. First of all, what is going on with the weather? The sun is streaming in my window and John was just out with only a light rain jacket on. Rest assured if you know me, I’m not complaining one little bit but have […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Dec.4-10, 2015

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, 18, 23) Average List Price: $520,506 Range of List Prices: $124,900 […]

Seller’s Market Continues in Collingwood and Area; Market Recap for November 2015

While November was another strong month in the local market with competing offers and a continued shortage of available properties for sale to meet buyer demand, the actual number of residential sales in the six key areas of our market (Clearview, Collingwood, Meaford, Grey Highlands, Town of Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach) was below November 2014.  The […]

What Bank of Canada’s Latest Assessment Means for Mortgage Rates

Guest Post by Dave Larock The Bank of Canada (BoC) left its overnight rate unchanged last week, as was universally expected. The Bank also issued its latest policy statement, which is basically an assessment of how events both at home and abroad are influencing its monetary-policy direction. Here are the highlights from the BoC’s latest […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2015

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 (18, 23, 40) Average List Price: $434,800 Range of List Prices: $109,900 […]

Top 10 Home Buying and Selling Mistakes

For most people, buying or selling a home is one of the most important and highest value purchases they will make, and potentially the most challenging. The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) has put together this list of 10 considerations that can help the buying and selling process go a lot smoother. Here are […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Nov 20-26, 2015

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:  18 (23, 40, 36) Average List Price: $664,833 Range of List Prices: $209,900 […]

The Real Estate Value of Heritage Homes

It’s hard to argue that a home built around the turn of the century is charming. Tall windows, high ceilings, 10 or 15’ baseboards, worn wooden floors and ornate banisters all conjure up something that is more warm and inviting for most people than homes we find today in modern subdivisions. In terms of real […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Nov. 13-19, 2015

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:  23 (40, 36, 31) Average List Price: $403,370 Range of List Prices: $148,500 […]

Ever Wish You Could See Behind Walls?

I recently attended a home inspection conducted by Steve Lawson of Pillar To Post in which he used thermography. It was fascinating! Have a look at the pictures to see what he discovered. While no home inspector can see what is behind a wall or ceiling, thermal imaging cameras can detect temperatures variations often due […]

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