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List Now, Thank Me Later!

Feb 07, 2022
Contrary to popular belief, the “spring market” in our area usually starts in mid-February! 🌷 Here are our top 5 reasons we feel Seller’s should consider listing now. 🏡 1. RECORD LOW INVENTORY 📉  – In the Western Region of Southern Georgian Bay we ha ...
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4 Steps to Winning the Bid

Feb 02, 2022
Feeling Frustrated😠? Think you will never be able to win a bidding war in this crazy market? Are you losing out in multiple offers (often referred to as Bidding Wars)? The Rioux Baker Real Estate Team shares our top 4 steps for WINNING THE BID! 🏡
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Local Real Estate is Opening Up & Buyers & Sellers Have Questions!

Jun 19, 2020
After all that has happened over the past several months we wanted to let you know the market in Collingwood & The Blue Mountains is starting to open up again. We have been experiencing a very active real estate market over the past 4 weeks, even ...
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Coronavirus Chronicles from a REALTOR® Part 2 March 25, 2020

Mar 25, 2020
8 days after writing the first chronical entry, the world has changed.  It feels like it happens almost hourly, doesn’t it? In real estate, agents are no longer “busier than ever” and, they are (hopefully) not doing any more physical open houses.  An ...
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What Motivates First Time Home Buyers? Survey Says…

Mar 11, 2020
Genworth Canada’s 2019 First-Time Homeownership Study provides a snapshot of the demographics of Canada’s first-time homebuyers (FTBs), what’s motivating them and what they’re buying. The study surveyed more than 1,800 Canadians aged 25-40 who purcha ...
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Here’s What Excites Real Estate Investors About Collingwood

Feb 12, 2020
Here’s What Excites Real Estate Investors About Collingwood   The perfect storm for any real estate investor is supply and demand. Investors look for areas with population growth and low real estate vacancy rates which is exactly the combination ...
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Collingwood Investors: Create a Secondary Suite with County Funding

Nov 07, 2019
We have many investors in our market places who are always seeking ways to invest in the Collingwood area for the long term. Many consider a duplex or homes with income suites to be ideal however, the availability of such homes for sale is limited. H ...
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The Top 10 Mistakes People Make In a Real Estate Deal

Oct 02, 2019
    Here are the most common buying and selling hazards, and how to avoid them: Allowing emotions to overtake common sense When you fall in love with a property it can be hard to walk away. Know your budget and don’t overpay. Don’t forgo a ...
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So You Want To Buy An Investment Property in Blue Mountain or Collingwood

Aug 20, 2019
An overview of what you need to know before buying an investment property in Collingwood or Blue Mountain
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Cohabitation: Tying the Knot, or NOT?

Jun 26, 2019
Buying your first home is always exciting – and perhaps you and your partner are not married but wish to buy a home together.  This is called cohabitating and there are benefits to sharing the financial burden of homeownership – such as lower down pa ...
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Make Sure It Is Not A Lemon: Hire an Inspector For The Pre-Delivery Inspection of Your New Home

Jun 19, 2019
If you have purchased a newly constructed home, it should be covered under Ontario’s TARION Home Warranty program. There is lots to learn about that but for today, let’s talk about the Pre-Delivery Inspection or, PDI for short. Under the program, bui ...
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Buyer Beware When Buying Pre-Construction

May 22, 2019
A number of people have called lately wanting to “assign” their agreements of purchase and sale for properties they purchased through builders, pre-construction, during the real estate frenzy in 2015-2017.  It seems these people bought with the expec ...
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