Archive for March, 2016

How to Clean Dirty Window Tracks

My buyer clients know that in addition to my magical smelling powers, I also have an eagle eye for clues that tell us a lot about a home. One of my favourites is grimy and moldy window tracks. Ick. Sometimes, this is merely an indication of inadequate home maintenance but other times, it may be […]

These Charts Reveal All About the Local Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market

With the chatter in the media this past week about Canadian average house prices topping $500,000 for the first time, you may wonder, what is actually happening in our local market here in the Collingwood district?  Below are charts that tell the story of our local market as of the end of February 2016.

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Mar. 11-17/16

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) will in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings:  49 (55, 45, 31) Average List Price: $520,022 Range of List Prices: $129,900 […]

An Ode To Property Owners

Today marks 23 years that Chris and I have been working together.  That’s 23 years of watching our kids grow, our parents age and of finishing each others sentences.  It’s also 23 years of watching our client family move in, up, down, out and over.  What a pleasure it has been!  Chris is the Client […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Mar. 4-10, 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) will in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings:  55 (45, 31, 44) Average List Price: $534,887 Range of List Prices: $150,000 […]

February 2016 Real Estate Report for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

The image above captures what the real story will be for 2016: a shortage of available property versus demand. Sellers have gone into retreat and are staying snuggly in their homes while buyers are beating the bushes looking for property to buy and hence, we are experiencing sellers market conditions through most of our region. […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Feb. 26-March 3, 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) will in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings:  45 (31, 44, 31) Average List Price: $478,721 Range of List Prices: $132,500 […]

Niagara Escarpment (NEC) Wants to Expand It’s Jurisdiction

Love them or hate them, the Niagara Escarpment Commission is a regulatory agency that adds a layer of control over planning in our area. This 18 member body falls under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and has the ability to make decisions on development matters within the NEC plan area. The […]

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