Archive for November, 2015

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 […]

Collingwood Is One of the Top 10 Entrepreneurial Communities in Canada

It’s official. Again. Collingwood is one of the most entrepreneurial communities in Canada. According to a survey compiled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business for the Financial Post, Collingwood ranked 3rd in Canada and was one of only two communities in Ontario to appear for town or cities with a population of under 149,999. Collingwood […]

Update on Meaford Schools – Public Meeting

A public meeting about the ongoing Meaford’s schools accommodation review,  has been scheduled for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Georgian Bay Secondary School, in Meaford. The recommended options for the various Meaford schools, plus the Initial Staff Report will be presented at the meeting, together with an overview of each School’s Profile. At this meeting, there […]

Condo Corner: Rupert’s Landing – Did You Know?

Rupert’s Landing, one of Collingwood’s most popular condominium developments, was built in the late 80’s by Rupert Brondson, on 18 acres of waterfront, and features one and two level townhomes.  Ruperts’ Bayview Tower has 51 apartment units and underground parking. The large rec center with indoor pool, exercise room, squash courts and social room is a hub […]

Meaford Schools Switcheroo?

Good News!  There could be some changes coming for the three schools in Meaford. At their meeting on October 20th, the school board voted unanimously and gave the go-ahead to an accommodation review of Meaford’s  three public schools:  Ecole St. Vincent Euphrasia Elementary School, Ecole Meaford Community School, and Georgian Bay Secondary School. The recommendations […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Nov. 6-12, 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:  40 (36, 31, 27) Average List Price: $447,163 Range of List Prices: $134,900 […]

New Sign on Admiral Collingwood Place

There is always a new “exciting opportunity”  or “pending announcement” or “reboot” with this site but they never materialize. For ten long years now since the former school on the site was demolished, the property has been mired in controversy that could be the subject of more than one, long book on how NOT to […]

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