Archive for August, 2016

A Surprising New Reason Why Some Financing Conditions Need To Be Longer for Buyers

Until fairly recently, it was pretty standard here in the Collingwood area that you could get approval for financing in a 3-5 day turn around time so commonly, buyers offers were conditional for 5 days on obtaining financing approval.  If you are seeking an insured mortgage and have a straightforward mortgage application where the lender […]

This Astonishing 5 Bedroom House in Collingwood is Anything But Ordinary!

Every now and then, we come across a house that almost defies description and this is one of them. Where to start? Back in 2002, the owner (a European builder by trade) of the land purchased a 125-year-old Mennonite built barn in the Ottawa Valley which became the inspiration for this home that was originally […]

The Demand for Houses to Rent in Collingwood is Leading To Desperation

Barely a day goes by that I don’t get an email from someone wanting to buy an investment property. With low interest rates, limited alternative ways to invest, the desirability of our growing area (2x the provincial average), it’s not a surprise that investors are out in full force here in the Collingwood area. If […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Aug.12-18, 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®. Single Family Residential New Listings: 33 ( 45, 37) Average List Price: $586,581 Range of List Prices: $174,900 – $3,795,000 Number of Sales:  53 (38, 38 […]

Bent Taco: New Mexican Restaurant in Collingwood Is a Hit!

 It’s not too often that a new restaurant garners raving fans right from day 1 but it looks like Bent Taco has hit it out of the park.  This edgy and carefully thought out Mexican restaurant has generated tons of buzz and it’s already tough to get a reservation. This article will fill you in […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Aug 5-11, 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®. Single Family Residential New Listings:  45 (37) Average List Price: $451,273 Range of List Prices: $139,900 – $1,550,000 Number of Sales:  38 (38 ) […]

Look Up Collingwood!

A community really comes to life through it’s history and architecture is an important part of this. As you walk around Collingwood, you see such interesting heritage buildings and homes with unique architectural styles from the Gothic Revival style of the Anglican Church manse downtown to the coveted Regency style bungalows and Queen Anne 18th […]

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Area Real Estate Market Recap for July 2016

This infographic pretty much tells the story of the local Collingwood – blue Mountain real estate market where we continue to have record breaking sales against a backdrop of an extreme listing shortage in many areas of the market. Looking for a house in- town Collingwood under $250,000?  There are two for sale and one […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer July 29-Aug.4.16

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®. Single Family Residential New Listings: 37 Average List Price: $581,649 Range of List Prices: $219,900 – $2,500,000 Number of Sales:  38 Range of Sale […]

Think About Resale Value BEFORE you try to Fix and Flip

With the strong real estate market conditions and low interest rates, the number of investors in the Collingwood real estate marketplace seems to be reaching an all time high.  Many people are looking for opportunities to “fix and flip” a property for a handsome profit. The reality is that it is not nearly as easy […]

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