Archive for the 'New Homes/Construction' Category

Déjà vu: Admiral Collingwood Condo Development Gets a New Owner

The beleaguered former Admiral School site at Hume and Hurontario St in Collingwood has been the subject of so much controversy since the old school was torn down in 2005. Much of the anger has centered around the process and about the height of the building located at the gateway to the downtown heritage district. Over […]

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 […]

Indigo Estates New Home Development in Collingwood

Update:  As of January 16th, I’ve just received floor plans and pricing for the freehold townhome units now available for sale.  Contact me for full details. Having launched sales in November 2016, Indigo Estates by Eden Oak is Collingwood’s latest new home subdivision.  The project is currently in a pre-construction phase with first occupancies expected […]

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, […]

The Shipyards in Collingwood Development Is Underway Again

After sitting idle for the last 4 years, it is exciting to see development at The Shipyards in Collingwood underway again.  This award winning project started sales back in 2010 but stalled in 2012 due to the need for financial restructuring.  By that time, all of the product had been sold but demand continued to […]

The Anex Offers 18 New Homes in Collingwood

After more than a decade of delays, the old Victoria Annex school site on Maple Street between Fifth and Sixth streets in Collingwood is finally ready to go. The lovely old school building which was erected in 1884, still sits on the site and has been boarded up for years.  The development plan calls for […]

Balmoral Development in Collingwood to Offer Age-In-Place, Adult Lifestyle Community

The new Balmoral development in Collingwood’s west end has broken ground as the site is prepared for servicing.  The development is billed as an “age-in-place” lifestyle community for those adults who are 55 and over. The master plan for the community includes five different aspects of housing choices as well as an 8000 Sq. Ft. […]

Anex Collingwood – A Potential New Development

If you’ve driven up Sixth Street lately in Collingwood, you can’t help but have noticed new signage wrapping the former Victoria School property at the corner of Maple and Sixth. It’s advertising a new development of 18 freehold townhomes and semi’s starting in the low 500’s. In a quest to learn more, I went to […]

Collingwood – Step-by-Step Guide to the Custom Home Building Process

Guest post by Alair Homes Collingwood Building a custom home may be the most challenging and complicated process you’ll encounter, and one that involves a good deal of communication and coordination from the moment the process starts to its finish. The project involves many specialists and disciplines, from designers and the general contractor to the subcontractors who […]

Is the Kitec Monster Lurking In Your Home? Are You Sure?

Move aside asbestos, UFFI and oil tanks. There is a new scary monster in town that is taking a starring role on the real estate stage this year: Kitec plumbing fittings. Sold between 1995 and 2007, Kitec is a widely used and common plumbing piping system made by IPEX that was sold between 1995 and […]

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