Archive for the 'Buying Real Estate' Category

Housing Grants in the Town of Blue Mountains

Have you heard of The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation? It is a not-for-profit corporation, established in 2014 and wholly owned by the municipality. According to their website, the purpose of the Corporation is, “to augment the supply of healthy and sustainable ownership housing units in The Blue Mountains which are affordable to a larger […]

2017 RE/MAX Recreational Property Report

The times are a-changing.  Our family has a little log cabin, deep in the forests of Muskoka that my grandmother purchased 60 years ago in 1957 when the first wave of new immigrants embraced the Canadian dream of owning a cottage “up north” where a big piece of land could be bought for very few […]

Competing Offers Part 1: Strategies To Help Buyers Win

Two years ago, I wrote a blog post about strategies for buyers in competing offer situations.  Looking back, that really was the start of something that has now become common place with the extremely active real estate market conditions we have here in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain areas.  It seems like a good time […]

Airbnb Rules in Collingwood, Blue Mountain and area

There are about 300 Airbnb units being advertised for rent in the Collingwood-Blue Mountain area.  What may surprise you is that most of these are an illegal use.  We’ll get to that in a moment but first some food for thought. About Airbnb In this new age of the “sharing economy”, services such as Airbnb […]

We Know Where the Dead Little Bed Bugs’ Bodies Are…

As diligent local REALTORS®, we were recently conducting our routine recon on a condominium listing for buyer clients, and we came across an interesting piece of information:  the property had been treated for bed bugs.  Yes, folks, bed bugs.  I know what you’re thinking: EWWWWW!  The fact is, though, that many properties in our area […]

Look at what happened to prices in this Blue Mountain condo development in just two years!

Look at this chart.  These are the sale prices of units that have sold in Mountain Springs Resort near Blue Mountain over the last two years.  All are the same size (737 square feet) although there are some variances in condition of a unit or the views they may have.  Nonetheless, they are pretty similar. […]

SOLD OUT is the new refrain in South Georgian Bay

It used to be quite normal for a new subdivision in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Wasaga Beach areas to take years to sell out.  With the current market conditions, I was curious to take a sampling of current projects to see how they are fairing now and here is what we found. Indigo Estates […]

An Ideal Location For Your New Country Home

The decision to build a new home is a big one and with the time, energy and money that goes into it, you want to find your own perfect slice of paradise. We have some great options for you! I’ve just listed two wonderful parcels of vacant land in the Town of Blue Mountains where […]

Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rebate 2017

Ontario made some changes this month increasing the Land Transfer Tax rebate for first time home buyers to a new maximum of $4,000.00.  The video below explains a little more and this website includes calculators and other information you may want to have.

How much does an extra bedroom cost you in a condo at Blue?

Before you decide to buy a unit with an extra bedroom for the kids who come and visit twice a year, you may want to see if it makes financial sense. Here is a look at the 2016 condo prices In Collingwood and Blue Mountain.  (Good conversation starters at your next Apres Ski soiree too!) […]

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