Archive for the 'Investment Property' 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 […]

The Fair Housing Plan and How It May Affect Grey and Simcoe Counties

According to it’s recent press release, The Province of “Ontario is taking action to make housing more affordable for home buyers and renters by introducing the Fair Housing Plan. This set of 16 comprehensive measures would help more people find an affordable place to call home, while bringing stability to the real estate market and […]

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 […]

What To Expect In The Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market for 2017

Can you see my hands shaking and the sweat dripping from my brow?  That’s because it’s the time when I make my predictions for the year ahead and it’s always slightly terrifying to me.  So far, I have a surprisingly accurate track record but was that just dumb luck? Nonetheless, I’m going to take a […]

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 […]

Attention Collingwood Real Estate Investors and Home Owners: Here’s is what’s happening with local house prices

People ask this question all the time and really, it is very challenging to answer how much the market has gone up or down at any given time.  Statistics are a tricky thing as there are too many ways to interpret them.  But I’ve noticed something interesting. Our real estate board reports 12-month average sale […]

The Demand for Houses to Rent in Collingwood is Leading To Desperation

Barely a day goes by that I don’t get an email from someone wanting to buy an investment property. With low interest rates, limited alternative ways to invest, the desirability of our growing area (2x the provincial average), it’s not a surprise that investors are out in full force here in the Collingwood area. If […]

Think About Resale Value BEFORE you try to Fix and Flip

With the strong real estate market conditions and low interest rates, the number of investors in the Collingwood real estate marketplace seems to be reaching an all time high.  Many people are looking for opportunities to “fix and flip” a property for a handsome profit. The reality is that it is not nearly as easy […]

New Property Management in Collingwood Area for Real Estate Investors

For years, people have been interested in investing in rental properties within the areas like Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Wasaga Beach. With continually low vacancy rates and tenants looking for quality accommodations, it makes good sense. The one thing thought that has held some would-be landlords back is that there was no local solution for […]

Collingwood Is One of the Top 10 Entrepreneurial Communities in Canada

It’s official. Again. Collingwood is one of the most entrepreneurial communities in Canada. According to a survey compiled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business for the Financial Post, Collingwood ranked 3rd in Canada and was one of only two communities in Ontario to appear for town or cities with a population of under 149,999. Collingwood […]

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