Archive for the 'Meaford' Category

Real Estate Price Changes since 2010 in Southern Georgian Bay

Whenever we experience a shift in the real estate market, I like to take a closer at various statistics so thought I’d share. If you’ve owned a home in Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach and area, chances are that the value of your property has had an average annual return of somewhere between 7% to […]

A Map of Real Estate Prices in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

Although the Southern Georgian Bay region is relatively small, it encompasses six key areas including Collingwood, Clearview Township, the Town of Blue Mountains, Grey Highlands, Wasaga Beach and Meaford.  Despite their close proximity to one another, average residential sale prices are notedly different in each as the map below shows. The Blue Mountains average sale […]

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, […]

Good News Story: Renew Meaford and The Hub

Rather than being content with empty storefronts, the Town of Meaford has an innovative program designed to assist new businesses and building owners in the downtown core. Renew Meaford is a not-for-profit corporation that helps businesses get into downtown storefronts to gain exposure, build their business, test a new market and become a sustainable enterprise […]

Planners Series 2016 – Municipality of Meaford

Each year, local planners meet with the Membership of our SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to review the past year and tell us about upcoming news for each municipality. For your reading pleasure, below is a summary of the planning presentation from the Municipality of Meaford. Rob Armstrong, Director of Development and Environmental Services gave us […]

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 […]

Niagara Escarpment (NEC) Wants to Expand It’s Jurisdiction

Love them or hate them, the Niagara Escarpment Commission is a regulatory agency that adds a layer of control over planning in our area. This 18 member body falls under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and has the ability to make decisions on development matters within the NEC plan area. The […]

Update on Meaford Schools – Public Meeting

A public meeting about the ongoing Meaford’s schools accommodation review,  has been scheduled for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Georgian Bay Secondary School, in Meaford. The recommended options for the various Meaford schools, plus the Initial Staff Report will be presented at the meeting, together with an overview of each School’s Profile. At this meeting, there […]

A Listing Shortage Continues In Collingwood and Area; Market Recap for October 2015

While October was another strong month in the local market with competing offers and a continued shortage of available properties for sale to meet buyer demand, the actual number of residential sales in the six key areas of our market (Clearview, Collingwood, Meaford, Grey Highlands, Town of Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach) was on par […]

Is This The One? Beautiful and Serene View Property in Meaford

John Muir, the founder of the Sierra Club lived in Meaford in the mid 19th century. The first Canadian book to sell over a million copies was about a dog who lived in Meaford. More recently, Mike Holmes has become involved in a new development in town. Did they all know something you haven’t yet […]

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