Archive for August, 2015

Grants Are Available To Add Secondary Suites to Homes in Simcoe County

If you’ve been thinking of adding a basement apartment or garden suite to your home, grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis through the Ontario Renovates program. For details on the Simcoe County Program, click here. There is an ongoing shortage of rental accommodation in South Georgian Bay and, as the operating costs of […]

Beautiful Joe: another reason to love MEAFORD

Meaford is one of the gems of our Southern Georgian Bay area, with it’s beautiful waterfront and friendly main street.  Another claim to fame is Beautiful Joe, a famous dog who lived in Meaford in the late 19th century. Joe was an abused dog, who was beaten to near death by his cruel owner.  A […]

Investors: Here’s The Secret Key to Earning 18% or More On Income Property in Collingwood or Anywhere

This post is a bit long and complex but it may well be the secret you’ve been waiting for. Study it carefully if you want the real opportunity to create wealth. I get several enquiries each week from people who want to buy a condo that they can rent out short term as an investment. […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Aug.14-20/15

*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: 34 (41, 51, 53 ) Average List Price: $401,071 Range of List Prices: […]

Collingwood – Step-by-Step Guide to the Custom Home Building Process

Guest post by Alair Homes Collingwood Building a custom home may be the most challenging and complicated process you’ll encounter, and one that involves a good deal of communication and coordination from the moment the process starts to its finish. The project involves many specialists and disciplines, from designers and the general contractor to the subcontractors who […]

Exquisitely Renovated Century Home – 18 Wellington Street, Thornbury

Usually when we have agent tours of listings, there is a lot of chatter. It’s always a nice surprise when they walk into a house and fall silent, look, linger and then let out a few oohs and ahhhs. That’s exactly what happened on the MLS Tour through this exquisitely renovated, century home located on […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Aug.7-13, 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: 41 (51, 53, 41 ) Average List Price: $418,609 Range of List Prices: […]

Marg’s Real Estate Team is the Best!

It is such a pleasure to come back from holidays and hear my clients tell me that my team, who looked after everything while I was away, were: “wonderful”, ”awesome”, “rock solid”, “stellar”, “top notch.” We have designed my practice to ensure that our clients are always looked after, from beginning to end and everything […]

Renting Out Your Blue Mountain Investment Property

It’s been one year since the new Short Term Accommodations (STA) bylaw came into effect on July 2, 2014 in the Town of The Blue Mountains. Despite this passage of time, there continues to be confusion about this issue and it’s no wonder; the bylaw is complex. The bylaw essentially prohibits rentals of less than […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer July 31-Aug.6.2015

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 (53, 41, 43 ) Average List Price: $469,873 Range of List Prices: […]

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