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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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Holdover Clauses and You

Jun 02, 2020
During the course of listing your home for sale with a real estate professional, you will sign a Listing Agreement, Seller Representation Agreement, and Authority to Offer for Sale (all one form!)  Amongst the many clauses on this form, which is your ...
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New Collingwood Business: Home Furnishings Rental Service

Apr 18, 2020
What happens when a successful Entrepreneur, Interior Decorator and Home Stager extraordinaire recognizes a need for a home furnishings rental service?  Well, that’s when a beautiful retail store called Suze Interiors is born, in the Balsam Street Pl ...
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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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Secrets of a Collingwood Home Stager

Nov 19, 2019
One of the most popular and successful home stagers in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain area is Suze McCart.  Suze has staged 100’s of properties in the area since 2013 and has a very successful track record in doing so.  I thought it might be fun to a ...
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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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Sellers: Pricing to Sell in Today’s Southern Georgian Bay Market

Jul 24, 2019
The market has changed.  Here in the Southern Georgian Bay communities of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Clearview, Wasaga Beach and Meaford, it is not the panic-driven, crisis-level real estate market of the past 2 years.  This is a kinder, gentle ...
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The Stats Say: Your Home Should be Listed on REALTOR.CA and, You Love To Surf

Apr 17, 2019
If you have been thinking of moving, chances are you’ve spent a ton of time online and especially on the REALTOR® owned website at www.realtor.ca.  You already know the value of finding just about every listing in the country in one place. If you are ...
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Does the Collingwood area real estate market follow Toronto?

Dec 27, 2018
For as long as I’ve been in the real estate business, people have always said that our real estate market in South Georgian Bay follows the Toronto market so I decided to pull up some stats to see if that is true. This chart shows the general pattern ...
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Is winter a good time to sell in Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area?

Dec 19, 2018
At this time of year, some of my clients are asking if it is a good time of year to sell. The answer is, it depends. I spent some time this morning playing with the various combinations of statistics available looking at historical sales trends over ...
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South Georgian Bay Real Estate Recap of October 2018

Nov 01, 2018
The stats are in for October for the Southern Georgian Bay including Clearview, Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Meaford and Wasaga Beach. The image below captures an overview of the whole region, however, there are significant variances i ...
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