Archive for April, 2015

8 Tips For Buyers in Competing Offer Situations

With the competitive real estate market conditions we are experiencing in the Collingwood area, the home buying process can be very stressful. After searching, you find the house you love only to find out you are in competition with other buyers to purchase the same property. While you can’t guarantee success, there are a few […]

Collingwood’s Black Box Theatre Opens May 1

Wikipedia defines a Black Box Theatre as a simple, somewhat unadorned performance space, usually a large square room with black walls and a flat floor. It is a relatively recent innovation in theatre and one opens in Collingwood on May 1st. Located in the creative centre at 65 Simcoe Street, the Simcoe Street Theatre is […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer April 17-23, 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:  45 (81, 51,64) Average List Price: $392,417 Range of List Prices:  $164,900 – […]

Colourful Characters Have The Best Lines

I recently sold a home in Collingwood that was offered for sale privately by a rather colourful character. I believe there were 32 windows in the house and almost every single one of them had a jacket or coat hanging in the window. When I asked him what the story was, he said, “They are […]

The Dornoch Tap and Grill in Nottawa is a Little Gem

John and I had dinner at the Dornoch Tap and Grill in Nottawa the other night. Wednesday’s are schnitzel night where you buy one ($15.95) and get the second for half price so we couldn’t resist. I’m pleased to report, it was good and this little gem is worth a visit. A group of us […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer – April 10-16, 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:  81 (51,64, 51) Average List Price: $460,452 Range of List Prices: $121,000-$3,500,000 Number […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer April 3-9, 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:  51 (64, 51, 69) Average List Price: $443,476. Range of List Prices: $114,900 […]

What Does The Emerald Ash Borer Have To Do With Taxes?

As the local Collingwood council brings in the 2015 budget, an item came up that I had not thought of before. The potential plague of the Emerald Ash Borer.  The nasty bug has destroyed millions of trees and been found in Meaford. If this deep freeze winter doesn’t kill the pesky destroyers, there is a […]

The Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market is Revving Its Engines

The Collingwood and area real estate market continued its record-setting pace in March. The number of residential, MLS® sales in the six key areas we serve including Collingwood, Clearview Township, Wasaga Beach, Town of the Blue Mountains, Meaford and Grey Highlands, surged by 36% over an already strong, February and were a full 51% higher […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Mar.27-Apr.2.15

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:  64 (51, 69, 59) Average List Price: $386,638 Range of List Prices: $167,900-$995,000 […]

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