Archive for October, 2016

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Oct. 21-27, 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:  26 (30, 37, 42) Average List Price: $728,027 Range of List Prices: $174,900 – […]

Condo Buying: Consider the 3 Ps.

While completing an educational course on Condominiums recently, the lawyer conducting the webinar said that in addition to the usual concerns and characteristics of a condo purchase (the unit, common elements, amenities, lifestyle, restrictions, etc.), there are “3 Ps” that should be taken into consideration when purchasing one: The Three Ps of Condos P #1 […]

Collingwood Named As the #1 Place in Canada To Run and Grow a Business

The praise for the Collingwood area continues.  Gosh, there has been so much lately! Not only do we know that the region is one of the best places to view fall colours (hint:  Pretty River or Beaver Valleys) but how about this – the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) just ranked us as the #1 […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Oct.14-21, 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:  30 (37, 42, 43) Average List Price: $507,367 Range of List Prices: $162,500 – […]

The Other Story Behind the Storm in Collingwood This Week

There’s nothing like a “weather event” to make a Canadian come alive.  We LOVE talking about it, don’t we? You may have heard that we had a crazy storm in the region this week that uprooted trees, dumped them on top of cars, took a roof off a building, knocked the power out and left […]

Ever Wonder How Shopping CAN Actually Put Dollars in Your Pocket?

Psst.. want an excuse to go shopping and magically save money at the same time? The SaveONEnergy Coupon Event is now on and it’s a perfect time to stock up on everything from energy efficient lightbulbs to weather stripping and more.  Click here to find a link to 13 different coupons that will not only […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Oct. 7-13, 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:37 (42, 43, 31) Average List Price: $515,129 Range of List Prices: $219,000 – $1,295,000 […]

Buyers: New Mortgage Rules effective this month

The four sweeping changes Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced in October 2016 are: As of October 17th, 2016, a new ‘stress test’ will be applied to new high ratio (80% to 95% Loan to Value) mortgage applicants.  Essentially, this will mean that even if you have negotiated an excellent rate with your lender, you will then […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Sept.30-Oct.6, 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:42 (43, 31, 30) Average List Price: $567,675 Range of List Prices: $139,900 – $1,849,000 […]

The Shipyards in Collingwood Development Is Underway Again

After sitting idle for the last 4 years, it is exciting to see development at The Shipyards in Collingwood underway again.  This award winning project started sales back in 2010 but stalled in 2012 due to the need for financial restructuring.  By that time, all of the product had been sold but demand continued to […]

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