Archive for June, 2016

How Many Square Feet Is It Really?

The media has been making a big news story out of the case out west of a woman who claims that misrepresented square footage on a listing when she bought has cost her thousands of dollars. Now of course, I have my own opinions on this as you can guess but I’ll keep them to […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer June 17-23/2016

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:  41 (45, 65, 52) Average List Price: $482,616 Range of List Prices: $99,900-$1,500,000 […]

Vintage Décor In and Around Collingwood

When it comes to home décor, it seems that the pull toward the vintage style has never been stronger.  Today, we see people pulling together vintage and industrial chic in a blend of creams, whites and greys using textured fabrics (think linens) with architectural salvage (think rusty metals) and quirky pieces that all work so […]

RE/MAX 2016 Recreational Market Report

As real estate prices rise, many Canadians are looking for alternative ways to finance their dreams of cottage or cabin ownership. In a recent survey of RE/MAX agents and brokers, more than half reported seeing an increase in buyers who planned to rent out their property full- or part-time. In a separate survey of Canadians, […]

Mountain Springs Resort: A Blue Mountain Investment Condo Option and How It Works

Mountain Springs Resort is a 144 unit, slope side development at Blue Mountain that is located next to the Toronto Ski club with direct access to the north chair.  It’s still possible to buy units for under $100,000 here so I do get a number of enquiries about this project as you can imagine. Units […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer June 3-9, 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:  65 (52, 45, 85) Average List Price: $562,395 Range of List Prices: $149,900 […]

Faux Lawns Are Appearing In Our Area

One day last summer, I was driving through the McKean subdivision in Nottawa, just south of Collingwood and couldn’t help but notice one lush, green, weed-free lawn stand out among the rest. I had to take a closer look and then realized it was artificial turf. A few weeks later, I was showing a high-end luxury […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer May 27-June 2, 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:  52 (45, 85, 70) Average List Price: $593,444 Range of List Prices: $189,000 […]

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