Archive for August, 2017

How Walkable is The Town of Blue Mountains?

    Here’s a fun and useful project you can do at no cost with your family or friends. As part of their active transportation initiative, the Town of the Blue Mountains wants to know if you think your neighbourhood is a friendly place to walk. Called the Walkability Checklist, the Town if asking people […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer Aug. 4-10, 2017

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: 32 (59, 51, 55) Average List Price: $770,773 Range of List Prices: $239,000 […]

I Know Garbage Isn’t a Sexy Topic But…

  This is kind of neat.  The waste management department for the Town of the Blue Mountains is trying to increase awareness about waste disposal practises within the town. This includes info regarding local schedules for waste collection, sorting solutions for basic household waste and the waste disposal site. To assist with that, they have […]

Gio and Fran Are Not Local Butchers

You know how Toronto or other big cities have a certain hip feel and vibe?  I don’t really know how to define it other than to say there is a cool factor that is always interesting, sometimes a bit uncomfortable and usually progressive. It’s especially pronounced in the entertainment, food, fashion and arts scenes.  Well anyway, […]

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Barometer July 28-Aug.3, 2017

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: 59 (51, 55) Average List Price: $627,322 Range of List Prices: $169,000 – […]

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area July 2017 Real Estate Market Recap

There were 177 sales in July compared to 263 for the same month last year.  This is due in large part to the extreme shortage of available properties for sale in the Southern Georgian Bay areas of Collingwood, Clearview, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Wasaga Beach and Grey Highlands. This was the lowest level of monthly sales […]

Lagging Loonie Spells Tourism Growth in Region

I’ve noticed quite a few vehicles around this year with American licence plates. According to the Ministry of Tourism, and CTV News, the 76 cent loonie led to a 12% hike in the number of visitors from the U.S. to our Blue Mountains area, setting an all-time high in May 2017.   Business owners in the […]

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