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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 […]

A few good reasons to love Canada

Of course, there are so many more reasons but this simple message is about as Canadian as it gets. Happy Canada Day!

Vintage Décor In and Around Collingwood

When it comes to home décor, it seems that the pull toward the vintage style has never been stronger.  Today, we see people pulling together vintage and industrial chic in a blend of creams, whites and greys using textured fabrics (think linens) with architectural salvage (think rusty metals) and quirky pieces that all work so […]

Faux Lawns Are Appearing In Our Area

One day last summer, I was driving through the McKean subdivision in Nottawa, just south of Collingwood and couldn’t help but notice one lush, green, weed-free lawn stand out among the rest. I had to take a closer look and then realized it was artificial turf. A few weeks later, I was showing a high-end luxury […]

Hey Marg… there’s a little crazy on your face!

Hi everyone, It’s Chris here. This post is titled what I said to Marg today, when we were navigating 5 competing offers on one of our listings.  So…what topic should we discuss today – how about this crazy HOT (never mind chili pepper, it’s more like GHOST PEPPER hot) market. Let’s look at this from […]

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