Archive for November, 2016

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, […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Nov. 18-24, 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:  27 (20, 34, 30) Average List Price: $687,030 Range of List Prices: $159,900 – […]

Buying an Investment Condo at Blue Mountain

So many people suddenly seem to be interested in buying an investment condo at Blue. Most people I talk to are looking for something they can rent out as a recreational unit in or around the Village at Blue Mountain. I’ve written a number of blog posts on this topic such as this 4 part […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer November 11-17, 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 (34, 30, 26) Average List Price: $504,580 Range of List Prices: $159,900 – […]

What do X and Y REALLY want? or… This post is X-rated.

According to research conducted by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), young Ontarians are focused on becoming homeowners in the next two years. The number of Generation Y (millennials) who are likely to buy a home in the next 2 years has reportedly increased to 24 percent this year (2016) compared to 16 percent in […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Nov.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) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings:  34 (30, 26, 30) Average List Price: $480,047 Range of List Prices: $197,900-$1,295,000 Number […]

What To Do About An Ash Tree on Your Property

I guess the title should really say, What To Do About An Ash Tree On OUR Property.  As I blogged a few weeks ago,  the issue of the Emerald Ash Borer and the guarantee that it will kill all un-inoculated trees soon, is going to become a much bigger issue soon.  It is not a […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Oct. 28 – Nov. 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) in brackets. Single Family Residential New Listings:  30 (26, 30, 37) Average List Price: $623,060 Range of List Prices: $218,000 – […]

October Market Conditions in Collingwood-Blue Mountain

With just two months left to go this year, we can say with certainty that 2016 will be an all-time record year for sales in the regions covered by our Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®.  Sales have been very strong although the declining supply of properties available for sale are placing a limit on […]

What Happens When The Same Brokerage Represents Both The Buyer and a Seller?

Maybe I should say, what DOESN’T happen in this scenario? It’s all about disclosure as you’ll see below. As a real estate buyer, chances are you assume that your “agent” is representing you. If you have entered into a Buyer Agency Agreement, chances are that is correct.  But first let’s define the word AGENT.  When […]

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