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Top 3 reasons to contact the Ontario Ombudsman

Thanks to Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014, The Ontario Ombudsman can help Ontarians who are having issues or problems with the following 3 bodies:  Municipalities  Universities  School Boards The Ontario Ombudsman, who is an independent officer of the Ontario legislature, a watchdog and an impartial investigator, provides free, confidential […]

What’s the deal with The Big Blue “W”?

Do you know what it means when you see a Blue “W” on the door or window of various establishments in the Collingwood, Clearview, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountains and Meaford areas? It means you are able to get tap water there, with no charge. It is a really amazing global concept, and the website for […]

Why Water Levels Should Not Impact Your Real Estate Decisions

Remember when everyone was panicking about low water levels in the Great Lakes? Remember the group,  Stop The Drop that had 20,000 members?  It really was scary to see docks in the middle of backyards and, to see the impact on waterfront properties.  Well that was then, this is now. Stop The Drop’s website is […]

The Most Canadian Music Video Ever?

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What’s in a name?

With a name like Marg Scheben-Edey, you can imagine that I’ve heard some pretty creative renditions of my name. Years ago, a co-worker couldn’t manage my moniker and so to him, I was “Margy Two-Names.”   A very officious telemarketer gave Chris her favourite version:  “Marge Sheboney.”  She was sure she had the pronunciation right, […]

This Smart Home Runs with 56 Year Old Technology!

I recently sent out an email to my client family asking them to tell me about the technology they are using today in the world of Smart Homes. Below is the reply I got from none other than my Client Care Manager, Chris McCormick whose writing talents are unmatched in my books.  Smart Home, Smart […]

Ramblings of a Collingwood Real Estate Agent

It seems everyone, wherever you go, is talking about the real estate market.  It’s no wonder as we are experiencing a phenomenon we’ve never seen before.  I’ve got some rambling thoughts to share with you on present day realities in our local real estate market. Here is just a sprinkling of the sales we saw […]

2017 Home Design Trends

According to INMAN – one of the Real Estate Industry’s leading source of real estate information, the following are the home design trends of 2017 to watch for: KITCHENS: Traditional Kitchens, but with a twist: built-in bars, contrasting islands, colored islands with colored (hello 1950’s!) fridges; hexagonal tile backsplashes; white and wood kitchens (country, but […]

Living In Collingwood Versus Living In a Big City

I recently spent some time staying in a larger southern Ontario city in order to be with our daughter and her partner who have just had a beautiful baby boy. (Yes, we’re proud, first time Gramma and Grandpa and madly in love with our new little guy). Even though I was born in Toronto and […]

What do X and Y REALLY want? or… This post is X-rated.

According to research conducted by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), young Ontarians are focused on becoming homeowners in the next two years. The number of Generation Y (millennials) who are likely to buy a home in the next 2 years has reportedly increased to 24 percent this year (2016) compared to 16 percent in […]

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