Archive for May, 2015

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer May 22-28, 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 (66, 69, 80) Average List Price: $525,822 Range of List Prices:  $159,000-$2,495,000 […]

Should I get a home inspection for a condo?

Guest post by Alan Carson New condo buyers ask me all the time “Do I really need a home inspection for a condo?” After all, there’s no roof to climb or crawl space to inspect. My answer is, if you’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on anything, why wouldn’t you want a professional to inspect […]

You Could Live In This Beautiful Brick Century Home For Free

Most people know that much of the world’s wealth has been created through real estate investment and many of us want to jump on that band wagon but are paralyzed with a fear of jumping in. What is the solution? It’s healthy and smart to be skeptical of every good deal you hear about. Today’s […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer May 15-21, 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:  66 (69, 80, 51) Average List Price: $460,180 Range of List Prices:  $169,900 […]

Italian or Vegan? Rafe Resto-Lounge in Thornbury Has Both

Rafe Resto-lounge is a new restaurant down by the Thornbury harbour. It’s an Italian restaurant that also boasts a raw vegan menu – not something you hear every day. While I have not made it there yet myself, some friends of mine have and, wow, are they raving! Here is what they had to say: […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer May 8-14, 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:  69 (80, 51, 45) Average List Price: $457,667 Range of List Prices:  $117,500 […]

New Rules for Handling Written Real Estate Offers Coming in Ontario

It is incredibly frustrating for a home buyer (and their sales representative) to be preparing an offer for their dream home only to be told that another offer has come in on the same property. Almost every time that happens, buyers feel suspicious of the timing and wonder if another offer really exists or if […]

Are Fixed Mortgage Rates Headed Up Soon?

Guest Post by Dave Larock Last week we received the latest Canadian and U.S. employment reports and both offered useful information for anyone keeping an eye on Canadian mortgage rates. Here are my key takeaways from the Canadian employment data for April: – Our economy lost a total of 19,700 jobs last month, although this […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer, May 1-7, 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:  80 (51, 45, 81) Average List Price: $441,646 Range of List Prices:  $149,500 […]

Is the Kitec Monster Lurking In Your Home? Are You Sure?

Move aside asbestos, UFFI and oil tanks. There is a new scary monster in town that is taking a starring role on the real estate stage this year: Kitec plumbing fittings. Sold between 1995 and 2007, Kitec is a widely used and common plumbing piping system made by IPEX that was sold between 1995 and […]

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