Archive for 2016

How Interest Rates and Local House Prices Dance Together

I was taking a look at something my friend Chuck Charlton posted over at Milton Daily Homes about the correlation between interest rates and home prices.  It got me curious about our area here in and around Collingwood and sure enough, the pattern, while not as pronounced, is the same. In 2016, prices in our […]

Holiday Fun in Collingwood

If you’re looking for some activities to enjoy around Collingwood this holiday season, you may want to venture downtown between Christmas and New Year’s. From December 27 – January 1st, the Frozen In Time Ice Sculpture Festival takes place in our historic downtown with ice sculptures that capture the Town’s history.  Ice carving demonstrations and […]

Now You Can Get Around South Georgian Bay Easier Without a Car

The Clearview Transit system is now a reality and by partnering with neighboring communities such as Collingwood and Wasaga Beach, it’s now easier to get around South Georgian Bay without a car. Launched on November 21, 2016, the Clearview bus will operate seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. running from Stayner […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Dec. 9-15, 2016

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:  11 (13, 20, 20) Average List Price: $544,554 Range of List Prices: $109,900 – […]

Living In Collingwood Versus Living In a Big City

I recently spent some time staying in a larger southern Ontario city in order to be with our daughter and her partner who have just had a beautiful baby boy. (Yes, we’re proud, first time Gramma and Grandpa and madly in love with our new little guy). Even though I was born in Toronto and […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Dec.2-8, 2016

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:  13(20, 20, 34) Average List Price: $426,162 Range of List Prices: $169,900 – $798,500 […]

November 2016 Real Estate Market Report for Collingwood and Area

If you own a home in South Georgian Bay, you’ll be happy to know that on average, your home has increased in value by by about  $206.00 A DAY in 2016.  Read on. Single Family Homes.  In November, there were 187 sales in the South Georgian Bay region including 114 sales of single family homes in the key six […]

This Year, It DOES Make Sense To Sell Your Property In the Winter

Many sellers believe that the best time to sell their property is in the spring or summer. It’s true that the highest number of sales in our area occur between April and October. But does that mean it’s the best time to sell? Not necessarily. Selling is all about supply and demand. Maximizing your sale […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2016

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:  20 (20, 34, 30) Average List Price: $567,935 Range of List Prices: $269,900 – […]

Buyers beware: New Homes in Ontario MUST be Tarion Registered

Did you know, that it is illegal to build and sell a new home in Ontario without being a builder who is registered with Tarion?  It is also illegal to build and sell a new home if the home is not enrolled in the Tarion Warranty Program.  According to it’s blog, Tarion states that, “in 2015, […]

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