Archive for the 'Selling Real Estate' Category

Is Spring The Best Time To Sell?

Every month, I like to do a 2 minute video on a topic of interest and this month, I talk about selling in the spring or other times of the year.

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 […]

2016 Year-end Real Estate Market Report for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

As predicted, 2016 proved to be another record-setting year in the Southern Georgian Bay Western region. The number of MLS® sales of all kinds were up 15% over the previous year, the dollar volume was up by 29%, the number of new listings was down by 9% and the year ended with a striking shortage […]

This Year, It DOES Make Sense To Sell Your Property In the Winter

Many sellers believe that the best time to sell their property is in the spring or summer. It’s true that the highest number of sales in our area occur between April and October. But does that mean it’s the best time to sell? Not necessarily. Selling is all about supply and demand. Maximizing your sale […]

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 […]

What Happens When The Same Brokerage Represents Both The Buyer and a Seller?

Maybe I should say, what DOESN’T happen in this scenario? It’s all about disclosure as you’ll see below. As a real estate buyer, chances are you assume that your “agent” is representing you. If you have entered into a Buyer Agency Agreement, chances are that is correct.  But first let’s define the word AGENT.  When […]

First It was Home Inspections and Now This! Another Thing To Consider When You Buy A Home

Recently, this topic came up with a client and it’s really an interesting one.  Home buyers have home inspections, well and septic inspections and in some areas, inspections for termites, radon and other things but what about trees? Our family has a little cabin in the bush in Muskoka with a beautiful forest where we […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Many Square Feet Is It Really?

The media has been making a big news story out of the case out west of a woman who claims that misrepresented square footage on a listing when she bought has cost her thousands of dollars. Now of course, I have my own opinions on this as you can guess but I’ll keep them to […]

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