Archive for the 'Vacation Property' Category

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 […]

2017 RE/MAX Recreational Property Report

The times are a-changing.  Our family has a little log cabin, deep in the forests of Muskoka that my grandmother purchased 60 years ago in 1957 when the first wave of new immigrants embraced the Canadian dream of owning a cottage “up north” where a big piece of land could be bought for very few […]

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 […]

RE/MAX 2016 Recreational Market Report

As real estate prices rise, many Canadians are looking for alternative ways to finance their dreams of cottage or cabin ownership. In a recent survey of RE/MAX agents and brokers, more than half reported seeing an increase in buyers who planned to rent out their property full- or part-time. In a separate survey of Canadians, […]

Renting Out Your Blue Mountain Investment Property

It’s been one year since the new Short Term Accommodations (STA) bylaw came into effect on July 2, 2014 in the Town of The Blue Mountains. Despite this passage of time, there continues to be confusion about this issue and it’s no wonder; the bylaw is complex. The bylaw essentially prohibits rentals of less than […]

Blue Mountain Village Association

If you’ve been looking at buying a condo in the Blue Mountain area, you may have come across something called the Blue Mountain Village Association or, BMVA. It is a Destination Marketing Association that is a not for profit association formed to manage and maintain all common areas and facilities in the Village, including marketing […]

A Tree House Chalet in Craigleith

Well maybe not a tree house but it may as well be. This enchanting little chalet in Blue Mountain is located in Georgian Woodlands and really, you can’t see it from the road for all the trees. Georgian Woodlands was developed over the last half century by George Fleming who is the great nephew of […]

Lots Now For Sale at Village at Blue Estates

Back in December 2012, Skyline International announced their investment of $20 million at Blue.  As a result of that, one of the projects is now coming online – the Village At Blue Estates which is a collection of nine, full serviced, residential building lots. This development is located off Jozo Weider Boulevard just north of […]

Collingwood Condo with A Basement, Garage AND View to Blue Mountain?

When thinking about most condominiums in the Collingwood area, we often don’t think in terms of having a full basement, a garage, or a striking Blue Mountain view.  That’s what is intriguing about the Tanglewood community, on the west side of Collingwood.  Nestled back behind Cranberry Village, but seconds from the Cranberry Atoka Golf Course, this […]

Self Manage A Vacation Condo at Blue Mountain and Generate Cash flow!

NOTE:  The rules have changed in the Town of Blue Mountains since this post was written and it is now very difficult to self-manage a property any longer.  Read here. Here’s a first.  I have not seen this done so successfully before but, I have just listed a “self-managed” investment condo at Blue Mountain that […]

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