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Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update December 2019

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November 2019 Real Estate Market Recap for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

 

October 2019 Real Estate Market Recap for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and area

The fall market continued its strong upward motion in October. Sales were up again while supply tightened somewhat with just 3.4 months of inventory. The 12-month average residential sale price in the region is currently $544,744. Home sales in the Western Region of Southern Georgian Bay, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, the Municipality of Meaford, and Grey Highlands, numbered …

September Home Sales Hit Record

It was a busy start to the fall in our local real estate market. Home sales in the Western Region of Southern Georgian Bay, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, the Municipality of Meaford, and Grey Highlands, numbered 201 units in September 2019. This was a 33.1% jump from September 2018 and marked just the fourth time in history that …

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Recap for August 2019

Sales were strong and steady last month in the western region of Southern Georgian Bay including the communities of Blue Mountain, Clearview, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Meaford and Wasaga Beach.  Generally, we are seeing a good news story here that shows sales year-to-date up 8.2% over 2018 and, up 22% for the month of August compared to the same month a year ago. The number …

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Recap for July 2019

After a slower first half of the year, the market sprang to life again in July in Southern Georgian Bay.

Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Market Recap for June 2019

Residential sales recorded through the MLS® system for the areas that include Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, the Municipality of Meaford, and Grey Highlands, numbered 185 units in June 2019;  up 5.1% (nine sales) from June 2018. On a year-to-date basis, home sales in this region numbered 929 units over the first six months of the year, rising 1.2% (11 sales) …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update May 2019

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It’s Not 2017 Any More; Collingwood and Area Real Estate Recap for May, 2019

Summary of the May 2019, Southern Georgian Bay real estate market activity encompassing the communities of Blue Mountain, Clearview, Collingwood, Meaford, Grey Highlands, and Wasaga Beach

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update April 2019

Western District April 2019-RB View / Download Report Western Region Sales #  ⬇︎ -3.1% April | ⬇︎ -2.4% YTD Sales $ Volume ⬆︎ 15.6% April | ⬆︎ 13.6% YTD Listings ⬆︎ 39.2% for April | ⬆︎ 13.5% YTD Average Sale Price YTD $544,390 ⬆︎ 16.4% Blue Mountains # of sales ⬆︎ 17.2% April | ⬆︎ 2.8% YTD $ Volume ⬆︎ 75.8% April | ⬆︎ ...

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap for April, 2019

Despite a warm up in the temperatures, April results did a bit of an about face from the previous month. Sales in the month of April were up from March as expected however, were down 3% from April 2018 while the number of new listings was up substantially with 355 new listings in April compared to 255 in the same month a year ago.  …

1st Quarter Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update

 1st Quarter Real Estate Market Report 2019 The end of the first quarter has ushered in spring and the heating up of the market has already started. The number of listings was up slightly year over year from March of 2018 with a 3.5% increase. The ratio of sales to new listings was down 7.1% which coincided with this minimal increase in listings. ...

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap for March 2019

What a strange month March proved to be. Bucking past years, there were actually fewer new listings in March compared to February and, there were fewer sales in most areas (except Collingwood) as well as demand continues to outstrip supply.  The months of inventory still available declined. Here is a snapshot of the residential real estate market in Southern Georgian Bay for March 2019. …

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap for February 2019

Sales in Southern Georgian Bay this February recovered slightly over the month of January with Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and The Blue Mountains showing slight increases. With the exception of Blue Mountain, the months of inventory available is climbing as the number of new listings climbs. I’ve noticed that low priced properties under $375,000 still seem to be getting multiple offers as are well presented …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update February 2019

Data for the Western Region includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, the Municipality of Meaford, and Grey Highlands February 2019 / February 2018 Western Region # of home sales numbered 111 units ⬆︎ 29% $ value of residential real estate, $56,487,736 ⬆︎41% # of new listings 188 ⬇︎ -5.1% # of active listings 496 ⬆︎ 16.2% Average Price $508,899 ⬆︎ 9.3% Collingwood ...

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update January 2019

Data for the Western Region includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, the Municipality of Meaford, and Grey Highlands January 2019 / January 2018 # of home sales numbered 86 units ⬇︎- 16.5% $ value of residential real estate, $50,355,200 ⬆︎8.3% # of new listings 191⬆︎ 13% # of active listings 471 ⬆︎ 29.8% Average Price $585,526 ⬆︎ 29.7%   Download Report 2019-Jan-Western-compressed-edited

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap; January 2019

One month down, eleven to go and here is how the real estate year started in Southern Georgian Bay. Sales last month were down to the lowest level we’ve seen in five years despite an uptick in the number of new and active listings.  I find it a bit surprising as there are many buyers in the marketplace and I suspect the reason has largely …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update December 2018

Data for the Western Region includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, the Municipality of Meaford, and Grey Highlands December home sales numbered 81 units  down 8% from December 2017. Year-to-date home sales in the Western Region numbered 1807 units over the 2018. This was down 19.1% from the same period in 2017. Home sales were just below the 10-year December average ...

Summary of 2018 Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market

The stats are in for December 2018 for our Southern Georgian Bay real estate market including the six key areas of Clearview, Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Grey Highlands, Meaford and Wasaga Beach. The key thing to note is that sales levels are down from one year ago and new listing inventory is starting to climb but still sits well below historical levels.  First, here are …

Predictions for the 2019 Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market

It’s that day of the year when I dig down into my real estate toolkit to drag out the crystal ball to consider what we might expect for the real estate market in Southern Georgian Bay including the key areas of Clearview, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Blue Mountains, Meaford and Wasaga Beach.  I’ll admit it’s a scary task, but I’ve been lucky each year such …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update November 2018

November home sales in the Western Region, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, the Municipality of Meaford, and Grey Highlands, numbered 139 units in November 2018, down 7.9% from November 2017. Year-to-date home sales in the Western Region numbered 1,727 units over the first 11 months of the year. This was down 19.5% from the same period in 2017. Home ...

November 2018 Market Recap for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

OK, I’m calling it.  It seems safe to say that after the performance of the market in this past quarter, we can state that a market correction is well underway.  For the 11th month in a row, single-family home sales in Southern Georgian Bay have been below 2017 levels are now more comparable to levels we saw in 2009-2011 when the market had more …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update October 2018

October home sales in the Western Region, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, the Municipality of Meaford, and Grey Highlands, numbered 182 units in October 2018, down 8.1% from October 2017. Year-to-date home sales in the Western Region numbered 1,588 units over the first 10 months of the year. This was down 20.4% from the same period in 2017. Home ...

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update Third Quarter 2018

The end of the third quarter has ushered in cooler temperatures, brilliant colours and a subtle but interesting change in the real estate market. The number of listings has steadily risen with a 3.9 percent increase year over year. This is good news as it offers more inventory for buyers and keeps the market competitive. The Real Estate market in the Western Region of …

3rd Quarter 2018 South Georgian Bay Real Estate Market

With three quarters of the year now behind us, it is a good time to take a deeper look into changes in the South Georgian Bay real estate market this year. there have been four interest rate hikes and most notably, the introduction of the new mortgage stress test rules.  These were designed to cool an over-heated market and that has been accomplished with …

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market Recap of August 2018

The local real estate market in August held steady with no dramatic shifts as expected. SINGLE FAMILY:   The total number of single-family homes sold was up from July by 16 units and down just 6 from last August.  The average sale price year to date is up a marginal $13,000 to $533,360 while the median is up $23,000. To $463,000. In August, the lowest …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update Second Quarter 2018

  When spring finally arrived in Southern Georgian Bay, the number of listings swiftly rose along with the temperature. While listings traditionally increase in the spring, and are up 24.7% from just 2 months ago, there was still very little choice available due to low inventory. Sales in niche markets continue to be competitive as the number of listings continues to fall behind the …

Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market Recap for July 2018

Home sales in the Western Region, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, the Municipality of Meaford, and Grey Highlands, numbered 159 units in July 2018. This was down 4.2% (seven sales) from July 2017. On a year-to-date basis, home sales in the Western Region numbered 1,078 units over the first seven months of the year. This was down 24.9% from …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update July 2018

July 2018 Highlights Southern Georgian Bay Residential Single Family Homes # of Sales = 313, up one unit over July 2017 Year-to-date Sales down -26.5 over same period last year. Average House Price $452,029, up 6.4% from July 2017 Year-to-date Average House Price $472,205, up 6% over same period 2017 $ Value of all properties sold was $151.2 Million, up 4.5% from July 2017 Residential sales ...

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update June 2018

June 2018 Highlights Residential sales recorded through the MLS® system for the Southern Georgian Bay region totaled 313 units in June 2018,  down -23.7% from June 2017. Year to date residential sales of 1,468 units, down -30.6% from the same period in 2017. Home sales in the Western Region, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, the Municipality of Meaford, and ...

Collingwood And Area Real Estate Market Recap for January to June 2018

We’re now halfway through 2018 giving us a good basis to compare how market conditions have and are changing compared to a year ago.  The data below specifically looks at the six key areas we serve including Blue Mountain, Clearview, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Meaford and Wasaga Beach. General Observations: Across the board, there were fewer new listings YTD yet the “inventory” of homes for …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update May 2018

May 2018 Highlights Residential home sales totalled 320 units in May 2018, down -32.6% from a record-breaking May 2017. New residential listings in May 2018 – 667 units, down -14.9% from a year earlier. Year-to-date home sales numbered 1154 units, down -32.3% from this time last year. Home Sales in the *Western Region numbered 194 units, down -32.6% from May 2017. Year-to-date home sales in ...

A Deeper Look At What’s Happening in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market

Feeling confused?  Scratching your head about the market? You’re not alone. This is a strange time in the real estate market here in the Collingwood – Blue Mountain area.  Not a day goes by that I don’t hear another REALTOR® say things like, “I don’t know what to make of this market” or, I’m shocked that property hasn’t sold” or, “I’m stunned it sold …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update April 2018

April 2018 Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Stats

Georgian Triangle Real Estate 1st Quarter 2018

Video – First Quarter Real Estate Market 2018 Southern Georgian Bay

Collingwood – Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap of April 2018

Whenever I hear people talking about the real estate market, they are usually talking about markets in Toronto or even in Vancouver.  Real estate markets are hyper-local and even here in southern Georgian Bay, we see large variances in market conditions from one town to the other even if they are less than 20 minutes apart like Wasaga Beach compared to the Town of …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update March 2018

March 2018 Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Stats

Collingwood – Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap for First Quarter 2018

With the first quarter (Q1) of 2018 now behind us, we may see the beginning of a new trend emerging and, how it moves from here will be dependent on the listing inventory we see in the next quarter ahead.  All statistics below are for the key areas we serve including Collingwood, Clearview, Meaford, Grey Highlands, Wasaga Beach and the Blue Mountains. The number …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Update February 2018

February 2018 Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Stats

Collingwood – Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap for February 2018

The number of sales in the Collingwood – Blue Mountain region of Southern Georgian Bay were down in February compared to one year ago by almost half.  While some may think that means we have turned a corner toward a buyer’s market, the reality is far from it.  We have a supply problem.  The number of new listings year-to-date is also down by over …

Southern Georgian Bay 2017 Year End Real Estate Market Report

Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in below levels recorded a year earlier in December 2017. Home sales numbered 128 units in December 2017, down 12.9% from December 2016 but on par with the 10-year average for the month.

A Year in Review: Single Family Residences and Condo Sales in Meaford

We are often asked about the REAL ESTATE MARKET in our six main local areas, which consist of the towns of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, and Wasaga Beach;  Clearview Township, and the Municipalities of Meaford and Grey Highlands. Let’s have a look at what the past 12 months looked like in each municipality, with statistics from our local Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS.®  Today, let’s …

A Year in Review: Single Family Residence and Condo Sales in Clearview Township

We are often asked about the REAL ESTATE MARKET in our six main local areas, which consist of the towns of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, and Wasaga Beach; Clearview Township, and the Municipalities of Meaford and Grey Highlands. Let’s have a look at what the past 12 months looked like in each municipality, with statistics from our local Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS.®  Today, let’s …

A Year In Review: Wasaga Beach Single Family Residence and Condo Sales

We are often asked about the REAL ESTATE MARKET in our six main local areas, which consist of the towns of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, and Wasaga Beach; Clearview, Township, and the Municipalities of Meaford and Grey Highlands. Let’s have a look at what the past 12 months looked like in each municipality, with statistics from our local Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS.®  Today, let’s …

A Year in Review: The Blue Mountains Condo Sales

We are often asked about the REAL ESTATE MARKET in our six main local areas, which consist of the towns of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, and Wasaga Beach; Clearview Township, and the Municipalities of Meaford and Grey Highlands. Let’s have a look at what the past 12 months looked like in each municipality, with statistics from our local Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS.®  Today, let’s …

November 2017 Market Recap for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

I’m sitting here tapping my pen on my head trying to figure out the November statistics for the real estate markets in Collingwood, Clearview, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountains, Grey Highlands and Meaford.  We’re seeing some interesting facts and contradictions: Year-to-date sales are down 13% due in large part to a shortage of inventory and climbing prices, sales in November were down 22.6% compared to …

October 2017 Market Recap for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

The Collingwood, Blue Mountain and area real estate market stayed the course last month with sales volumes comparable to one year ago.  The number of sales was actually down 12% overall however, the residential units were down by only 7 properties. There were 203 sales in the region in October with 117 of those being residential homes sold in our six key areas of …

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap September 2017

September saw a return to more balanced market conditions similar to what we saw in September 2016. Supply continues to be a challenge with the number of active listings down compared to last month with fewer new residential listings but this is on par for the time of year.  The number of sales last month were also down from August which may in part …

Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Market Update August 2017

Southern Georgian Bay Home Sales Fall Slightly Below Average in August 2017 This report covers the Western Region of The Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors including Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Clearview Township, Wasaga Beach, Municipality of Meaford and part of Grey Highlands. It could be said that this year's real estate market has been as unpredictable as the weather! August 2017 saw an ...

Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Market Update July 2017

Southern Georgian Bay Home Sales Dip Below Average in July Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in below record year-ago levels in July 2017. Home sales in the Western Region, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and part of Grey Highlands: Sales Dollar Volume was down -18% …

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area July 2017 Real Estate Market Recap

There were 177 sales in July compared to 263 for the same month last year.  This is due in large part to the extreme shortage of available properties for sale in the Southern Georgian Bay areas of Collingwood, Clearview, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Wasaga Beach and Grey Highlands. This was the lowest level of monthly sales since February however, that is also a normal trend …

Southern Georgian Bay June 2017 & Second Quarter Real Estate Market Summary

Southern Georgian Bay home sales return to more normal levels in June This report covers the Western Region of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and part of Grey Highlands Following the hectic pace of the January to May, sales activity fell to more normal levels in June. While the ...

The Most Important Market Data Chart You Need To See for the Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market June 2017

Sorry, that was a bit of a cheesy headline.  But c’mon, it made you look, right? The Most Important Chart you need to see is at the end of this post but it may be best to start with some basic data facts first. The Collingwood, Blue Mountain and area real estate market softened somewhat in June with 18% fewer sales for the month …

Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Market Update May 2017

Southern Georgian Bay home sales remain at near-record levels in May   Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in a little below record year-ago levels in May 2017. That said, it was still the second best May on record for the region, standing well above all other years in history. Home sales numbered 413 …

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap for May 2017

As you might expect in May, there was an uptick in the number of new listings over April but still well behind May 2016 with 11% fewer new properties listed.  The number of sales last month was on par with a year ago and up 16% from April due to additional “inventory” available. Dollar values are substantially higher this year reflecting the increased prices …

Southern Georgian Bay Market Update – April 2017

Southern Georgian Bay home sales rebound in April with the help of more new listings Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in below record year-ago levels in April 2017. That said, it was still the second best April on record for the region, marking a sizeable rebound from the beginning of the year. Home …

First Quarter Real Estate Market Report – Southern Georgian Bay

1st Quarter Real Estate Market Report 2017 SIZZLING! There is no other way to describe the real estate market in Southern Georgian Bay. The spring market is upon us with many prospective BUYERS but few LISTINGS. The NUMBER of properties available continues to drop year over year, creating a much smaller inventory, and multiple offers on properties are now common-place. With the scarcity of …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT – March 2017

Southern Georgian Bay home sales set new record for March Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in above year-ago levels in March 2017. Home sales numbered 298 units in March 2017, rising 16.4% from a year earlier. Year-to-date home sales numbered 631 units, edging down 0.9% or just six sales from the record first ...

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap for March 2017

The first quarter is now behind us and real estate in South Georgian Bay is booming.  The Collingwood, Blue Mountain and surrounding areas are experiencing strong seller market conditions with no end in immediate sight. There were 275 sales for the month of March which is 47.8% more than in March 2016.  Sales in the region are up 18.6% year-to-date. There were just 341 …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT – February 2017

Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in below year-ago levels in February 2017. Home sales numbered 205 units in February 2017, the second best February on record but still down 9.7% from the record a year earlier. Year-to-date home sales numbered 333 units, down 12.6% from this time last year. The Southern Georgian Bay ...

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap for February 2017

The February stats are in for the Collingwood, Blue Mountain and area real estate market.  As expected, the number of sales is actually down a little over a year ago at this time which is due to the shortage of available properties for sale.  While the number of sales are down 0.3%, the dollar value of the sales is up a significant 23%! The …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT – January 2017

This report summarizes the monthly statistics for the Western Region of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® (SGBAR)which includes Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford, Wasaga Beach and part of Grey Highlands. January 2017 Notables Residential real estate, on a year over year basis, the number of new listings in January 2017 decreased by 36.4%, total number of listings in ...

January 2017 Real Estate Market Conditions in Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

We all now this is a record-breaking market and the stats can speak for themselves.  I would expect to see sales numbers decline compared to a year ago due to the lack of available homes for sale.  The demand continues to be at record highs and new home subdivisions are selling well also. Have a look:  

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market Year Summary 2016

Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors® Western Region   2016 - Another Record Setting Year The Southern Georgian Bay Western region 2016 real estate market ended another record setting year. The number of unit sales were up 15.3% over 2015 and the dollar volume broke the BILLION dollar barrier - up by 28.9% closing out at $1,037,827,103 (compared to 2015 at $804,882,436).  The number of new listings were ...

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT December 2016

Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors® Western Region   December 2016 rounded the year out with low inventory / higher sales dollar volume in the western region of Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors. For all property types, December 2016 # of new listings was down -25% from 192 (December 2015) to 123. While the number of units sold was down one percentage (from 127, ...

What To Expect In The Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market for 2017

Can you see my hands shaking and the sweat dripping from my brow?  That’s because it’s the time when I make my predictions for the year ahead and it’s always slightly terrifying to me.  So far, I have a surprisingly accurate track record but was that just dumb luck? Nonetheless, I’m going to take a deep breath and get started.  As always, I’ve been …

2016 Year-end Real Estate Market Report for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

As predicted, 2016 proved to be another record-setting year in the Southern Georgian Bay Western region. The number of MLS® sales of all kinds were up 15% over the previous year, the dollar volume was up by 29%, the number of new listings was down by 9% and the year ended with a striking shortage of properties for sale. I pulled out the stats …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT November 2016

November 2016 Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in slightly below year-ago levels in November 2016.Home sales numbered 230 units in November 2016, down 1.7 per cent from a year earlier. This was still the third best November on record, standing .just 2.5 per cent below the all-time November record set 12 years ago.The ...

November 2016 Real Estate Market Report for Collingwood and Area

If you own a home in South Georgian Bay, you’ll be happy to know that on average, your home has increased in value by by about  $206.00 A DAY in 2016.  Read on. Single Family Homes.  In November, there were 187 sales in the South Georgian Bay region including 114 sales of single family homes in the key six areas of Clearview, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Meaford, Town of …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT October 2016

Southern Georgian Bay home sales set October record on Eastern District strength Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in above year-ago levels in October 2016. Home sales numbered 330 units in October 2016, up 4.4 per cent from a year earlier. This was a record for the month of October. The Southern Georgian Bay ...

October Market Conditions in Collingwood-Blue Mountain

With just two months left to go this year, we can say with certainty that 2016 will be an all-time record year for sales in the regions covered by our Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®.  Sales have been very strong although the declining supply of properties available for sale are placing a limit on how many transactions are possible every month. Year-to-date sales …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT September 2016

[ultimate_spacer height="20"] The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® is comprised of two distinctive markets. Home sales in the Western Region, which includes Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands edged down - 2.4 % on a year-over-year basis to 203 units in September 2016. Year-to-date sales in the Western Region were up 17.3 % from 2015. While ...

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT August 2016

This report covers the Western Region of The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® which includes Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands. August was another record setting month - Sales in the western region market show a large increase over the same period last year. All Real Estate – Western Region  August 2016 real estate sales, including residential and non-residential numbered 305, ...

Real Estate Market Recap for August 2016; Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

What a difference a year makes.  In August this year, there were 45% more sales in our area than last year.  45%!  And really, if there were more properties for sale, that number would have been even higher.  I know I’ve been dealing with competing offers all month which means there are many buyers still out there hoping to end up on the winning …

Video – Collingwood & Blue Mountains 2nd Quarter 2016 Market Report

It’s not just the summer that’s sizzling hot – so is the Collingwood Real Estate Market! Not only do we continue to have multiple offers, but the properties are often sold within days of being listed on MLS. Looking back at the 2nd quarter of 2016 – The trend continues with a rise in both sale prices and in the number of properties sold.

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT July 2016

This report covers the Western Region of The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® which includes Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands. While the number of sales were down slightly in our local area, the western region market overall continued to show an increase over the same period last year. All Real Estate – Western Region  ...

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Area Real Estate Market Recap for July 2016

This infographic pretty much tells the story of the local Collingwood – blue Mountain real estate market where we continue to have record breaking sales against a backdrop of an extreme listing shortage in many areas of the market. Looking for a house in- town Collingwood under $250,000?  There are two for sale and one has a conditional offer. If you move that up …

Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Sales Set All Time Record

Once again, real estate sales in the local area broke records in June 2016 with the 287 sales representing a 19.1% increase over June 2015.  Year-to-date, sales are up 21.4% in our region compared to last year. While we have a painful shortage of available supply compared to demand, there was a little relief last month with a 14.5% increase in the number of …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT June 2016

This report covers the Western Region of The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® which includes Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands. Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in well above year-ago levels in June 2016. All Real Estate – Western Region  June 2016 real estate sales, including residential ...

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT May 2016

  This report covers the Western Region of The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® which includes Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands. Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in well above year-ago levels in May 2016.   All Real Estate – Western Region  May …

Why Is The Real Estate Market So Hot and Will It Last?

The real estate market in Ontario is red hot with the demand for homes outstripping the supply.  Competing offers are the norm in certain segments of the market and many properties are selling above their list prices.  So what is going on? I have to say that I wonder about that too. In my 27 years of selling real estate, I have never seen …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT April 2016

Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in above year-ago levels in April 2016. Home sales numbered 372 units in April 2016, rising 34.8 % from a year earlier. The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® comprises two distinctive markets. Home sales in the Western Region which includes Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford ...

Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Market March 2016

Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in above year-ago levels in March 2016.Home sales numbered 256 units in March 2016, rising 4.5 per cent from a year earlier. The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® comprises two distinctive markets. Home sales in the Western Region which includes Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The …

March 2016 Real Estate Report for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

It would be very easy to become confused by the March market statistics that just came out for our local Collingwood and area real estate market. Despite the fact that we all know most areas are experiencing very active sales, multiple offers and rising prices, the stats show that sales last month we actually about the same number as in March 2015 and even …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market SNAPSHOT March 2016

This report covers the western region of Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors, including; Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and the Municipality of Meaford. March 2106 Western Region - All Property Types Total # of New Listings March 429 - 1% from 2015 (423) Total # of Listings YTD 951 down -8% from 2015 1039 Total # of Sales March  (units) ...

These Charts Reveal All About the Local Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market

With the chatter in the media this past week about Canadian average house prices topping $500,000 for the first time, you may wonder, what is actually happening in our local market here in the Collingwood district?  Below are charts that tell the story of our local market as of the end of February 2016.

CREA – February Market Update for Southern Georgian Bay

Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in above year-ago levels in February 2016. Home sales numbered 227 units in February 2016, jumping 47.4 per cent from a year earlier. The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® comprises two distinctive markets. Home sales in the Western Region which includes Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Clearview Township, Collingwood, …

February 2016 Real Estate Report for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

The image above captures what the real story will be for 2016: a shortage of available property versus demand. Sellers have gone into retreat and are staying snuggly in their homes while buyers are beating the bushes looking for property to buy and hence, we are experiencing sellers market conditions through most of our region. Looking at single family residential homes the six key …

Real Estate Market Report – Collingwood – Blue Mountains – February 2016

Real Estate Market Update February 2016 Western Region of Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors includes the Towns of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands. The residential single family home market continued the record breaking trend of increased number of units sold and low inventory. The numbers below do not include condo sales. HIGHLIGHTS   159 single family homes …

January 2016 Real Estate Report for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

The image above captures what the real story will be for 2016: a shortage of available property versus demand. Sellers have gone into retreat and are staying snuggly in their homes while buyers are beating the bushes looking for property to buy and hence, we are experiencing sellers market conditions through most of our region. Looking at single family residential homes the six key …

Clairwood Real Estate – 4th Quarter Real Estate Market Report

Looking back at the 4th quarter of 2015, Clairwood Real Estate gives you a quick review of the real estate marketing in the Georgian Triangle, finishing the year strong in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Thornbury, Creemore, Blue Mountain, Meaford and the surrounding area.  

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market January 2016

This report covers the the western region of Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors, including; The Town of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and the Municipality of Meaford. Residential Single Family January 2016 saw 195 new listings on the market, down 9.7% from 2015, and the total number of residential listings on mls® is down 35.4% from January 2015. At the same time, sales activity was up …

2015 Year End Summary – Real Estate Market Report

Southern Georgian Bay Home Sales Set New Annual Record in 2015 This report summarizes the market activity for the Western Region of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® (SGBAR). For clarity, the SGBAR trading area also includes the Eastern Region (Midland area) of Southern Georgian Bay. This report is based on the Western Region which includes Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Clearview, Wasaga Beach, Meaford and Grey Highlands. …

Collingwood – Blue Mountains Real Estate Market 4th Quarter 2015

Sales activity in both the Western and Eastern Districts was up on a year-over-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2015 in the area covered by Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®. The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® comprises two distinctive markets. Home sales in the Western District which includes Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Clearview Township, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and Grey …

Predictions for the 2016 Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market

O.K., I did it. I mustered up my courage, held my breath and took a look back at what I said twelve months ago about my predictions for the 2015 real estate market. You can read that post here. Hooray! My record remains intact once again and hey, I’m getting pretty good at this predicting thing if you look back over the past years. …

Predictions for the 2016 Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market

O.K., I did it. I mustered up my courage, held my breath and took a look back at what I said twelve months ago about my predictions for the 2015 real estate market. You can read that post here. Hooray! My record remains intact once again and hey, I’m getting pretty good at this predicting thing if you look back over the past years. …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Condo Market Recap for 2015

If you’ve been thinking about either buying OR selling a condominium in the Collingwood or Blue Mountain area, this post’s for you. Condominiums, both residential and recreational, are a very significant part of our market here in South Georgian Bay. They represent close to a quarter of all sales in our total area with 88% of those sales being in Collingwood and the Town …

Collingwood and Area, 2015 Real Estate Market – A Year In Review

How’s The Market? The short answer is, GREAT if you are a seller and FRUSTRATING if you are buyer. If you are a person who needs facts and figures, then this post is for you. The market is VERY active with significant momentum going into 2016. In 2015, we once again broke previous sales records for the Southern Georgian Bay area including in particular, …

Collingwood – Blue Mountains Area Real Estate Market News November 2015

November’s sales broke 2014’s Georgian Triangle MLS annual record of$705,564,088, finishing the month with $758,713,920, and with one month to go in 2015. November’s sales of $55,112,227, were the best ever for the month, up 15.3% over November 2014 previous record sales of $47,800,395. 2015’s consistent sales records have been consistent throughout the year, while at the same time there have been substantially fewer homes …

Seller’s Market Continues in Collingwood and Area; Market Recap for November 2015

While November was another strong month in the local market with competing offers and a continued shortage of available properties for sale to meet buyer demand, the actual number of residential sales in the six key areas of our market (Clearview, Collingwood, Meaford, Grey Highlands, Town of Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach) was below November 2014.  The reason for this has been the ongoing and increasing …

Why We Have a Real Estate Seller’s Market Around Collingwood

One of the things we often look to is the ratio between the number of new listings and the number of sales in any given month. When the ratio falls below 40%, we typically are looking at a buyers market and when it climbs above 50%, we consider that to be a sellers market. Another and traditionally more accurate harbinger of price changes and …

Real Estate Prices Continue to Rise in the Collingwood and Area Market

With the 3rd quarter of 2015 behind us now, we can very confidently say that the real estate market in the Collingwood region is booming and is in strong sellers’ market territory in most areas of the region. September itself was very, very strong with just over 250 sales exceeding spring market numbers. SUPPLY AND DEMAND The number of properties listed for sale this …

Collingwood – Blue Mountains Area Real Estate Market News August 2015

Southern Georgian Bay home sales still going strong in August Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in above last year’s levels in August 2015. Home sales numbered 297 units in August, rising 5.3 per cent from the same month in 2014. This was the best month of August since 2009 and also stood above …

Real Estate Seller’s Market Conditions Prevail in Collingwood and Area

Residential homes continue to be in high demand in the South Georgian Bay area and, there is no end in sight despite pronouncements that Canada is or was in a recession. The news is not dampening the quest to purchase housing in the area as interest rates remain ever-so-low.SUPPLY AND DEMAND The number of properties listed for sale this year is down by 16.3% …

Collingwood and Area Market Recap for July 2015

July 2015 was another busy market month here in Southern Georgian Bay, with 253 sales in our area, having a value in excess of $86 Million;  the second highest month in number of residential sales and dollar volume this year.  (Last month was the only 2015 month with higher numbers with sales of 275 and dollar volume of $89+ Million.)  Again this month, the …

Collingwood and Area Market Recap for June 2015

We thought the market was as busy as it could get in May but June kicked it to the curb with 275 sales in our area (compared to 240 in May) having a value in excess of $89 million. The number of sales exceeds the same time last year by more than 20%! The number of new listings also fell substantially creating very tight …

This Chart Shows Residential Sales in Collingwood and Area Since 1988

I found this pretty interesting. The chart shows the number of residential sales, by quarter since 1988 for the western district of the South Georgian Bay area which includes places like Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Clearview and Grey Highlands. This chart shows the changes in the number of sales by price range since 2002. The only segments that have gone down, are …

Real Estate Market Conditions in the Collingwood Area Booming

The Collingwood and area real estate market continues to boom with seller’s market conditions in most areas of the region. This past month, the number of new listings was down substantially over a year ago and, the number of sales up over 25% from a year ago. Here is a summary of activity in the South Georgian Bay Region: Here is a closer look …

The Real Estate Spring Market in Collingwood Is In Full Bloom

The Collingwood and area real estate market was in full bloom in April with the number of properties sold up 13% over March and 17.6% over last April. Year-to-date (YTD) for 2015, sales are up 25.7% compared to the first four months of 2014 and, new listings are down 14% YTD. Here is a quick snapshot of how that breaks down in various price …

The Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market is Revving Its Engines

The Collingwood and area real estate market continued its record-setting pace in March. The number of residential, MLS® sales in the six key areas we serve including Collingwood, Clearview Township, Wasaga Beach, Town of the Blue Mountains, Meaford and Grey Highlands, surged by 36% over an already strong, February and were a full 51% higher than in March, 2014. First, here are the year-to-date …

The Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market is Red Hot

Normally in February, most REALTORS® are considering a career change or are busy scrounging for loose change under the couch cushions. Not so this year. Following on the heels of a robust January market, MLS® sales in the six key areas we serve including Collingwood, Clearview Township, Wasaga Beach, Town of the Blue Mountains, Meaford and Grey Highlands surged by 27% over January and …

The 2015 Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market Came In Like a Lion

As predicted, the real estate market has come in very strong as we start 2015. The number of MLS® sales of all property types in our region in January came in 39% above January 2014 levels with 114 units sold; comparable to January 2013. At the same time, the number of new listings were down by 25% compared to the same month last year. …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain 2014 Condo Market Recap

Condos are a very significant part of our market. They represent about a quarter of all sales in our area with 92% of those being in Collingwood and the Town of Blue Mountains. In Collingwood last year, condos represented 43% of all residential sales and 44% in the Town of The Blue Mountains. There were 443 condo sales in the 6 key areas with …

Predictions for the 2015 Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market

I dusted off the crystal ball last week and have been busy calculating, comparing, charting and crunching since then to bring you my annual predictions for the year ahead in the local real estate market. Last year’s prediction was pretty well on the money, except for the niggling matter of interest rates, when I wrote: “By the final quarter of 2014, I’m betting that …

Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area for November 2014

Single Family Residential Sales in November moderated over the previous months, which is always the case as we approach the winter. Having said that, it was still relatively strong with 9.4% more sales in November 2014 compared to November 2013. (Interestingly, November 2013 vs. November 2012 saw 9% more sales as well.) Year to date, there have been 2091 sales, up 3.4% over the …

October 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

  As predicted last month, the South Georgian Bay real estate market outpaced even previous record months. We have continued to see competing offers,  fast sales and motivated buyers in many segments of the market while others languish. It’s all about micro-markets. In the six key areas we serve – Clearview, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Meaford, Town of the Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach, there …

September 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

As expected, the South Georgian Bay real estate market remained brisk through September with numbers that topped levels seen in both the previous month and year. In the six key areas we serve – Clearview, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Meaford, Town of the Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach, there were 135 single family homes sold compared to 129 in August. 47 condo units sold versus …

August 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

The real estate market in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain and south Georgian Bay area remained strong through August in one of the best summer markets we’ve had. A few highlights of the local market in August: • The number of new listings were down marginally but so were sales numbers keeping the pattern much the same as July • The sales-to-listing ratio is in …

July 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

As a result of the merger of our real estate board with the Midland board, the stats have been a little late coming this month. Somehow I doubt that has caused any of you too much grief. July continued to be a strong month in the local Collingwood and area real estate market with lots of activity, showings, offers and sales. I’ve noticed a …

June 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

As we’ve passed the halfway mark in this year, it’s a good time to take a check up on the real estate market in Collingwood, Blue Mountain and area for 2014. The month of June broke all records with 248 sales. That beat the 245 sales that occurred in June 2007 at the peak of our local market. While the number of sales year-to-date …

May 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

While year-to-date sales for the Georgian Triangle area in 2014 are still below year-to-date levels for the same period last year, May posted the highest number of sales seen in one month, in South Georgian Bay since the record-breaking summer of 2007.There were 236 sales in the month of May, of all kinds, in all areas we serve compared to 213 for the same …

April 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

Here we go again.  Statistics really do lie.  When I first glanced at our stats for the Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach and area sales activity in April, it said we were down in sales compared to April 2013.  That surprised me because around here, it sure has been insanely busy!  A closer look revealed something else. Our real estate board includes statistics for …

March 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

Not surprisingly, sales for the month of March, 2014 in Collingwood, Blue Mountain and area were down by 10% over this time last year and, 12.6% year-to-date.  This was anticipated due to the extreme weather conditions we experienced in the first quarter of this year. Since the milder conditions arrived just one week ago, we have seen a noticeable increase in the number of …

February 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

You know what they say about statistics?  Lies, lies and damn lies.  Last month is a perfect case in point. On the surface, sales for Southern Georgian Bay area based on the global reports we receive, suggest that sales of all types, over-all, were down by 14.2% year-to-date compared to this time last year. That sounds a bit gloomy but a closer look reveals …

January 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

With the deep freeze we experienced in January, it’s no surprise that sales figures for the month in the Collingwood area were down significantly over this time last year. There were 83 sales last month; down 27% over January 2013.  Of these, 55 were single family properties which sold for an average value of $370,060.  11 sales were in Wasaga Beach while 10 sales …

January 2014 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

With the deep freeze we experienced in January, it’s no surprise that sales figures for the month in the Collingwood area were down significantly over this time last year. There were 83 sales last month; down 27% over January 2013.  Of these, 55 were single family properties which sold for an average value of $370,060.  11 sales were in Wasaga Beach while 10 sales …

Collingwood and Area, 2013 MLS® Real Estate Market Recap and Predictions for 2014

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Collingwood and Area, 2013 MLS® Real Estate Market Recap and Predictions for 2014

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November 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

As predicted, sales in November moderated which is always the case as we approach the winter months.  Having said that, it was still relatively strong with 9% more sales in the month compared to November 2012.  Year-to-date, there have been 2009 sales; up 7.5% over this time last year with dollar volumes up by 8.8% reflecting continued strong activity in the upper tier and …

Guess Which Town Has An Average Building Permit Value of a Million Bucks

You guessed it. It would appear that the Town of Blue Mountains continues to be the highest value neighbourhood in our South Georgian Bay area and, continues to attract high net worth individuals to the town. I came across this little gem of a report the other day on the Town of Blue Mountains website.  It’s a month by month report on building permit …

Guess Which Town Has An Average Building Permit Value of a Million Bucks

You guessed it. It would appear that the Town of Blue Mountains continues to be the highest value neighbourhood in our South Georgian Bay area and, continues to attract high net worth individuals to the town. I came across this little gem of a report the other day on the Town of Blue Mountains website.  It’s a month by month report on building permit …

October 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

October, as expected, proved to be another strong real estate month in South Georgian Bay.  With 220 sales posted in our area last month, it recorded the second highest number of sales by month in 2013.  Fully 68% of all the residential sales were priced between $150,000 and $350,000.  While year to date sales are up over last year, the number of listings is …

October 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

October, as expected, proved to be another strong real estate month in South Georgian Bay.  With 220 sales posted in our area last month, it recorded the second highest number of sales by month in 2013.  Fully 68% of all the residential sales were priced between $150,000 and $350,000.  While year to date sales are up over last year, the number of listings is …

3rd Quarter 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

What the heck just happened?  Did everyone suddenly decide September was a good month to buy property here?  September surprised many of us by being as busy as the spring market with 203 sales for the month compared to 158 for the same month last year.  That is an increase of 28.5%.  In addition, the dollar value of those sales was 34.8% more than …

August 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

The real estate market in South Georgian Bay (Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Clearview, Grey Highlands, Meaford and Wasaga Beach) continues to perform well as summer comes to an end.  After five consecutive months of seeing sales posting higher numbers than in 2012, August did come in as a bit of a surprise as sales were actually down a tiny bit in August 2013 compared to …

August 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

The real estate market in South Georgian Bay (Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Clearview, Grey Highlands, Meaford and Wasaga Beach) continues to perform well as summer comes to an end.  After five consecutive months of seeing sales posting higher numbers than in 2012, August did come in as a bit of a surprise as sales were actually down a tiny bit in August 2013 compared to …

July 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

The real estate market in south Georgian Bay (Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Clearview, Grey Highlands, Meaford and Wasaga Beach) is more than alive and kicking!  July turned out to be a stellar month with record breaking numbers.  Sales year-to-date in 2013 were up 6% over last year however, there is gaining strength month over month with the month of July itself up 22% over July …

A Review of the Collingwood and Area Real Estate Market; The First Six Months of 2013

With apologies to poor Garth Turner, he remains the Greater Fool because so far, my 2013 predictions for our local real estate market are proving to be correct.  Whew.  (I know, boasting always gets me in trouble.)  Well, I’m not sure I’m being fair to him entirely.  While on the one hand he has been predicting a serious market crash for, I don’t know, …

May 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

As of the end of May, sales units were up 3.2% however, that has been very localized.  When I look at only the six key areas (Collingwood, Clearview, Meaford, Blue Mountains, Grey Highlands and Wasaga Beach) and in particular, residential sales, we see that sales are in fact up 6% in our major markets for the month but down slightly (by 3 sales) year-to-date.  …

April 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

Slowly but surely, the market is waking up along with the daffodils.  As we began the second quarter last month, sales remained comparable to last year with a slight increase of about 4% in the number of properties sold.  Compared to 2011 though, it was a banner month as sales were 27.5% higher than in April 2011.  The dollar value of the sales was …

March 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

After a bit of a frenzied February, activity in the real estate market in Collingwood and area for the first quarter of 2013 has been almost a mirror image of last year after all.  When looking at the six key areas of the Georgian Triangle such as Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Meaford and Grey Highlands, the total number of sales is within …

February 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

What a strange month.  My perception was that the market was very, very busy and, most other agents I spoke with expressed the same thing.  Through-out the month of February, we found ourselves in several multiple offer situations and, we are out looking at homes with buyers on a daily basis.  So, it was a bit of a surprise to me when the statistics …

January 2013 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

We’re off and running in the real estate world here in South Georgian Bay.  January proved to be a strong performer with 113 sales; up 9.7% over last January.  The majority of those were residential single family and condominium sales. Activity last month was especially strong in the Town of Blue Mountains and in Wasaga Beach. The number of properties listed for sale was …

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap for 2012

Whew.  I’m doing the happy dance.  I took a deep breath just now and went back to look at my predictions for the Collingwood, Blue Mountain and area real estate market for 2012.  Dang if I wasn’t bang on again!  Woo hoo. I’m happy to report that the real estate market did continue to be alive and well in the Georgian Triangle area marketplace.  …

November 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

What a strange quarter we are having in the real estate world up here.  I originally had predicted that we may see a softening in the 4th quarter of this year however, October proved that to be wrong as sales hit record levels.  Then… November. This past month saw sales in our real estate board area (Collingwood, Clearview, Wasaga Beach, Meaford, Grey Highlands and …

October 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

Well, it finally had to happen.  My prediction of a softening in the 4th quarter last month was wrong so far.  Sales have not softened and in fact, the opposite happened in October. October boasted 217 sales in the area – the highest sales month of 2012!  Actually, this is the highest number of sales recorded in any single month since July 2009.  And… …

Third Quarter 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

Area Real Estate Activity Up in Third Quarter MLS® sales activity reported through the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS® (which includes the municipalities of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, The Blue Mountains, Grey Highlands and Meaford) posted a gain of 7.8% Year-to-Date to the end of September 2012 with 1520 properties changing hands in the first nine months of the year versus 1410  for the …

August 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

As predicated, August was a strong month with sales up 7% over the previous month and 17% over August 2011.  The number of sales year-to-date are up 10% over 2011. Despite the positive year-to-date numbers, there are still over 1700 residential properties currently listed for sale in the Georgian Triangle with 985 sales to date: that is a residential inventory of about 21 months!  …

July 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

After an off month in June, sales in July rebounded with the number of units sold (186) up 16 percent over the same month last year, making it the third best July on record.  As of the end of July, the number of properties sold so far this year put it just 4% below the record set for the same period in 2007; the …

June 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

With half of 2012 now behind us, I thought it might be a good idea to take a deeper look at the real estate market performance this year. Listings The number of new listings was down 21% in the month of June compared to May with 576 new listings in the Georgian Triangle area.  Year-to-date listings are still up by 6.7% over 2011.  A …

May 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

May stayed the course as activity in the real estate market continued the pattern of stability we’ve been seeing through 2012.  Over-all, sales in our catchment area, the Georgian Triangle, were on par with April.  Year to date, sales are up 19% over 2011 levels most notably in Grey Highlands (51%), Meaford (48%) and Collingwood (23%).  Activity was, as usual, led by single family …

April 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

April was another strong month in the local real estate market with the number of sales last month up 19.7% over March and 23.3% over April 2011.  Year to date, sales are up 18.5% over 2011 levels most notably in Grey Highlands (48.1%), Meaford (40%) and Collingwood (28.6%).  Activity was, as usual, led by single family home sales. The number of sales are up …

April 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

April was another strong month in the local real estate market with the number of sales last month up 19.7% over March and 23.3% over April 2011.  Year to date, sales are up 18.5% over 2011 levels most notably in Grey Highlands (48.1%), Meaford (40%) and Collingwood (28.6%).  Activity was, as usual, led by single family home sales. The number of sales are up …

March 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

As we saw last month, the momentum in our local real estate market has firmly taken hold with the first quarter of 2012 (Q1-12) being one of the strongest on record.  We had a very early start to the spring market and the weather combined with the threat of rising interest rates is certainly keeping us all very busy! The Georgian Triangle area includes …

February 2012 Real Estate Market Recap For Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

The momentum in our local real estate market continued last month with the highest level of sales in any February since 2008.  In my own little world here that spans about two square feet around my desk and computer, I can tell you that we’ve had a record number of enquiries from potential purchasers – far more than I think I’ve ever seen in …

January 2012 Real Estate Market Recap for Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

Normally, January is a good month to get caught up on special projects, training and business planning but not so this time. It was a BUSY month of showing and selling! In a continuation of the momentum that started in September last year, January proved to be another strong month for our local real estate market with sales up significantly compared to a year …

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area 2011 Real Estate Market Summary

Here are some things that are good to know for the next time that someone starts talking to you about the real estate market, you’re going to look real good.  You can say things like, “Did you know that 40% of all residential properties sold in Collingwood are condominiums?” I’m happy to report that the real estate market is alive and well in Canada …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap for November, 2011

The November MLS® statistics are in for our local real estate market including the six key areas of Collingwood,  Blue Mountain,  Meaford,  Clearview, Wasaga Beach and Grey Highlands as well as Mulmur, Tiny and Springwater Townships. Observations: While normally we start to see a decline in the number of sales in November, this year they were surprisingly strong and down just 10 sales over the previous …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain and Area Real Estate Market Recap for October 2011

The October MLS® statistics are in for our local real estate market including key areas such as Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Clearview, Wasaga Beach and Grey Highlands. Observations: • The number of sales in October were on par with the previous three months suggesting a return to balanced market conditions at the present time. • Average residential sale price in the six key areas of the …

Third Quarter 2011 Real Estate Market Recap for Collingwood – Blue Mountain and Area

Here is a look at the first nine months of the 2011 real estate market in the Georgian Triangle which encompasses several communities including the six key areas of Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Meaford, Clearview and Grey Highlands. In the month of September, there were 178 sales including 146 residential sales (single family homes, condominiums, manufactured homes), 6 farms, 22 parcels of vacant …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Recap for August 2011

The August MLS® statistics are in for our local real estate market including key areas such as Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Wasaga Beach, Clearview and Grey Highlands.  Observations for the month of August: • The number of sales for the month of August (173) were on par with July (175) but were down of August 2010 levels by 7.9% • The number of condominium sales YTD …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Recap for July 2011

There was some positive news this month with the July stats that just came in for our local real estate market including key areas such as Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Wasaga Beach, Clearview and Grey Highlands.  Observations for the month of July: For the first time since February 2011, sales for the month were up over 2010 levels with 9% more sales (175 versus …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Recap for June 2011

With the first half of 2011 now behind us, here is a look at the real estate market in the Georgian Triangle which encompasses several communities including keys areas such Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Meaford, Clearview and Grey Highlands. In the month of June, there were 196 sales including 173 residential sales (single family homes, condominiums, manufactured homes), 11 farms, 10 parcels of …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Recap for May, 2011

Here is a recap of the May real estate market in the 6 key areas of the Georgian Triangle including Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Wasaga Beach, Clearview and Grey Highlands. As always, statistics are an interesting and dangerous thing.  At first blush, I was a bit concerned when I saw the stats for May as it appeared that we were trending down compared to last …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Recap for April, 2011

Here is a recap of the April real estate market in the 6 key areas of the Georgian Triangle including Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Wasaga Beach, Clearview and Grey Highlands. Last month’s data is sure to leave many consumers (and agents) scratching their heads.  There are very mixed signals in the data showing strength in some segments and weaknesses in others.  It is clear …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Recap for April, 2011

Here is a recap of the April real estate market in the 6 key areas of the Georgian Triangle including Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Wasaga Beach, Clearview and Grey Highlands. Last month’s data is sure to leave many consumers (and agents) scratching their heads.  There are very mixed signals in the data showing strength in some segments and weaknesses in others.  It is clear …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain March 2011 Real Estate Market Recap

With the first quarter of 2011, now complete, here is a basic review of the real estate market in the 6 key areas of the Georgian Triangle including Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford, Wasaga Beach, Clearview and Grey Highlands. Some observations: There were 155 sales reported on the Georgian Triangle MLS® in the month of March 2011 including 136 residential units, 9 farms, 6 vacant …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain January 2011 Real Estate Market Recap

With one month down and eleven to go, the January, MLS® real estate statistics for the Georgian Triangle are now in.  The year is starting out to be rather bland with no extreme highs or lows noted compared to the past few years. The number of new listings is up about 4.7% over last year with 490 properties listed for sale on the Georgian …

Collingwood-Blue Mountain Real Estate Report

Although it is only the third week of the year, the most popular question we hear is, “What’s happened in our real estate market so far this year?”  Here is a summary of the highlights, so far: CONDOS A total of 7 condos have sold since January 1, 2011: 3 at Mountain Springs Resort:   two studio lofts (2 bed/2 baths),  one  1 bedroom/1 bath unit 1 …

Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Georgian Triangle 2010 Real Estate Market Summary

First, Happy New Year.  Hopefully 2011 will kind and gentle to you.  My year has started off with some lucky luck.  It would appear that my predictions for 2010 were pretty well bang on.  Yay! Here we are with a whole new year ahead and the best way to make sense of it is to look back.  I’ve done some number crunching and charting based on …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain November Real Estate Market Recap

It’s hard to believe that we’re looking at statistics from the penultimate month of 2010!  Here are a few observations on the embedded charts included herein: • Overall, YTD November 2010 figures saw an increase in listings, expired listings and sales numbers versus same period last year. • In the table above, we see significant increases year over year in the price category “$500,000 – $799,999” …

Canadian Housing Market Report

The housing market accounted for one-fifth of Canada’s gross domestic product, or $307 billion in 2009, according to the 2010 edition of the Canadian Housing Observer; the flagship housing report of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This annual report is actually an interesting read and provides a comprehensive review of the critical role that housing plays in the Canadian economy.  Here are …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain October Real Estate Market Recap

Numbers can be fun.  You can spout of some statistics to friends.  You can add them, subtract them or print them out and use them for wallpaper.  Whatever you like, you can do.  This is a gentle way of reminding you too that statistics are nasty little things that can be interpreted and misinterpreted a thousand little ways but nonetheless, they do reveal certain …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain September Real Estate Market Report

The number of properties sold in the area up to the end of September was still up 8.3% compared to the same period last year however, there were 16% fewer number of sales in September over August.  Monthly sales started dipping below ’09 levels in June of this year and that trend has continued. The number of residential sales in the six major markets …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain September Real Estate Market Report

The number of properties sold in the area up to the end of September was still up 8.3% compared to the same period last year however, there were 16% fewer number of sales in September over August.  Monthly sales started dipping below ’09 levels in June of this year and that trend has continued. The number of residential sales in the six major markets …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain August Real Estate Market Report

The number of properties sold in the area up to August 31st is up 12% over last year and, there were 24% more sales in August compared to July.  The number of residential sales in the six major markets we cover (Clearview, Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Grey Highlands and Meaford) were actually identical to one year ago.  Total sales in all areas and …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain August Real Estate Market Report

The number of properties sold in the area up to August 31st is up 12% over last year and, there were 24% more sales in August compared to July.  The number of residential sales in the six major markets we cover (Clearview, Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Grey Highlands and Meaford) were actually identical to one year ago.  Total sales in all areas and …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Report for June 2010

The first half of 2010 is now behind us and here is a recap of the real estate market in the Georgian Triangle. The number of properties sold in the area so far this year is up 28% over last year however sales for the month of June, with 197 unit sales, were down 4% compared to one year ago, reversing the trend of …

Georgian Triangle Month End Real Estate Market Report for November 2009

November has been a mixed bag of news:  Sales • November unit sales in the Georgian Triangle were down 15% from October.  This is a normal seasonal decline. • Unit sales in November ’09 were up sharply (89.6%) compared to November ’08 and, they were roughly on par with November ’07 levels. • When looking at residential sales only and, in the six main areas of the …

Georgian Triangle Month End Real Estate Market Report for November 2009

November has been a mixed bag of news:  Sales • November unit sales in the Georgian Triangle were down 15% from October.  This is a normal seasonal decline. • Unit sales in November ’09 were up sharply (89.6%) compared to November ’08 and, they were roughly on par with November ’07 levels. • When looking at residential sales only and, in the six main areas of the …

Georgian Triangle Month End Real Estate Market Report for October 2009

By now, everyone knows the real estate market has performed very well in the second half on 2009.  We also know that starting in the fall of 2008, sales fell to very low levels.  So this month, instead of comparing data to 2008, I’m going back and comparing to 2007 which was a record making year for real estate sales.  Sales •  October unit …

Georgian Triangle Month End Real Estate Market Report for October 2009

By now, everyone knows the real estate market has performed very well in the second half on 2009.  We also know that starting in the fall of 2008, sales fell to very low levels.  So this month, instead of comparing data to 2008, I’m going back and comparing to 2007 which was a record making year for real estate sales.  Sales •  October unit …

Georgian Triangle Month End Real Estate Market Report: September 2009

Hmm.  September MLS® stats are in for our market area and it bears out what economists have been saying for the last few weeks and that is, that the recovery from the recession is a soft one.  According to the data, we’ve lost some of the steam we saw over the summer months. Sales •  Unit sales in the Georgian Triangle were up 8% …

Georgian Triangle Month End Real Estate Market Report: September 2009

Hmm.  September MLS® stats are in for our market area and it bears out what economists have been saying for the last few weeks and that is, that the recovery from the recession is a soft one.  According to the data, we’ve lost some of the steam we saw over the summer months. Sales •  Unit sales in the Georgian Triangle were up 8% …

Georgian Triangle Month End Real Estate Market Report: August 2009

For the fifth consecutive month in a row, we saw the number of MLS® LISTINGS for the month drop below 2008 levels.  For the third month in a row, the number of SALES for the month exceeded the previous year. Sales in July (218 units) and August (217 units) are the highest number of sales we’ve seen by month since August 2007.  With listings …

June 2009 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Report

June stats are in and there are some pleasant surprises and some real news.  Look at this chart: For the third straight month in a row, we saw the number of MLS® listings for the month drop below 2008 levels with 11.6% fewer new listings when compared to June 2008.  The BIG NEWS however is this… for the first time in 14 months, the …

May 2009 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Report

As reported at the end of last month, we saw the number of MLS® listings for the month of April drop for the first time compared to the year before and that trend continued in May with 554 new listings or, 6.2% fewer new listings when compared to May 2008.  The number of sales for the month was only down by 8% or, 15 …

May 2009 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Report

As reported at the end of last month, we saw the number of MLS® listings for the month of April drop for the first time compared to the year before and that trend continued in May with 554 new listings or, 6.2% fewer new listings when compared to May 2008.  The number of sales for the month was only down by 8% or, 15 …

May 2009 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Report

As reported at the end of last month, we saw the number of MLS® listings for the month of April drop for the first time compared to the year before and that trend continued in May with 554 new listings or, 6.2% fewer new listings when compared to May 2008.  The number of sales for the month was only down by 8% or, 15 …

April 2009 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Report

As reported at the end of last month,  the spring market has brought out buyers in certain areas. As we started the new quarter of 2009, we saw the number of MLS® listings for the month of April actually drop below the number listed last April with 517 new listings last month.  The number of sales for the month was only down by 10.1% …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market Trends

The most common question REALTORS® hear is, “How’s the market?” I suspect that if you asked 10 people this question though, you’d likely get 10 different answers. There are so many ways to view and interpret data.  Are we comparing areas?  Home styles?  Price ranges?  Month to month or year over year?  All of these things dramatically impact the findings so, BE CAREFUL in …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market Trends

The most common question REALTORS® hear is, “How’s the market?” I suspect that if you asked 10 people this question though, you’d likely get 10 different answers. There are so many ways to view and interpret data.  Are we comparing areas?  Home styles?  Price ranges?  Month to month or year over year?  All of these things dramatically impact the findings so, BE CAREFUL in …

Collingwood – Blue Mountain Real Estate Market Trends

The most common question REALTORS® hear is, “How’s the market?” I suspect that if you asked 10 people this question though, you’d likely get 10 different answers. There are so many ways to view and interpret data.  Are we comparing areas?  Home styles?  Price ranges?  Month to month or year over year?  All of these things dramatically impact the findings so, BE CAREFUL in …

March 2009 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Report

We were talking in our sales meeting this week about the rapid change in the marketplace over the last two weeks.  FWe all have more active buyers and many of us were involved in competing offer situations.  Is it spring?  Is it that people are tired or bored with the idea of a recession?  Most of my own clients are saying it is because …

February 2009 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Report

The local real estate market showed some minor improvement over the past month compared to the previous 3 months.  Overall, sales YTD are still well below last year by about 50% in the number of unit sales. Following Januarys pattern, it was again interesting to see that the number of new listings for the month was lower than in the previous year.  Typically, we …

January 2009 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Report

The local real estate market followed national trends by posting the lowest number of monthly sales in over a decade.  The 46 sales reported in the Georgian Triangle last month represents a drop of 59% over January, 2008 and is lower than December 2008’s 53 sales. One interesting and slightly surprising trend is that, for the first time since March, 2008, the number of …

January 2009 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Report

The local real estate market followed national trends by posting the lowest number of monthly sales in over a decade.  The 46 sales reported in the Georgian Triangle last month represents a drop of 59% over January, 2008 and is lower than December 2008’s 53 sales. One interesting and slightly surprising trend is that, for the first time since March, 2008, the number of …

An Easier Way To Follow The Collingwood Real Estate Market

I know that statistics and charts can be a bit mind numbing.  On the other hand, they are the story that we need to know telling us where we’ve been and where we might be going. I like to watch certain stats in particular:  the number of new listings, the number of sales, the number of price reductions but most of all, the sales …

An Easier Way To Follow The Collingwood Real Estate Market

I know that statistics and charts can be a bit mind numbing.  On the other hand, they are the story that we need to know telling us where we’ve been and where we might be going. I like to watch certain stats in particular:  the number of new listings, the number of sales, the number of price reductions but most of all, the sales …

Just How Bad is the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Now?

The boom is over. That’s old news by now and the question is, how far will the market fall and for how long?  While none of us knows the answer to that, it’s important to monitor the trends closely to arrive at the best possible decisions. As a year-end wrap up (see previous post today) is too broad to monitor emerging trends, I took some …

Just How Bad is the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Now?

The boom is over. That’s old news by now and the question is, how far will the market fall and for how long?  While none of us knows the answer to that, it’s important to monitor the trends closely to arrive at the best possible decisions. As a year-end wrap up (see previous post today) is too broad to monitor emerging trends, I took some …

2008 Year End Real Estate Report for the Georgian Triangle

After reviewing, crunching, tabulating and charting, I finally have a report to share on the 2008 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board performance.  The Georgian Triangle area traditionally includes Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford however, the data in some cases captures a wider area that includes towns on the edges of our typical trading area. It’s a tough undertaking to …

2008 Year End Real Estate Report for the Georgian Triangle

After reviewing, crunching, tabulating and charting, I finally have a report to share on the 2008 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board performance.  The Georgian Triangle area traditionally includes Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Grey Highlands and Meaford however, the data in some cases captures a wider area that includes towns on the edges of our typical trading area. It’s a tough undertaking to …

South Georgian Bay November Real Estate Market Report

It won’t be a surprise to anyone to hear that the month of November was a dismal one in the real estate market. While local MLS® listings for the month were only up slightly over 2007, sales were down exactly half over November of last year.  There were 82 sales in total of which 62 were residential sales.  Of those 62, only 53 were …

South Georgian Bay November Real Estate Market Report

It won’t be a surprise to anyone to hear that the month of November was a dismal one in the real estate market. While local MLS® listings for the month were only up slightly over 2007, sales were down exactly half over November of last year.  There were 82 sales in total of which 62 were residential sales.  Of those 62, only 53 were …

So, How’s The Real Estate Market You Ask?

Part 1 of a 5 post series Let’s talk about that. All of us read and hear about the global financial crisis and every day, the media is filled with what amounts to horror stories about the economy.  Conventional wisdom says REALTORS®, Financial Planners and other advisors with a self-interest only preach the positive as though we live in some reality vacuum.  Sometimes, I …

A Look at Real Estate Market Conditions in Collingwood ~ Blue Mountain

It’s hard to pick up a paper these days without reading a great deal of doom and gloom about the Canadian economy.  Plant closures, inflation, gas prices and real estate fill the pages and fear has finally hit the consumer. There is a great deal of discussion about the “crash” in the real estate market but, is it true?  I myself had one of …

2008 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Off To A Good Start

Not bad.  Not bad at all. Sales for January 2008 are up 17% over the same month a year ago.  (Is this the part where I get to say, “Whew” since so far, my predictions are holding?) Here are some quick MLS® statistics from the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board for January.  (The numbers in brackets are from January 2007.) Number of Properties Listed …

2008 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Off To A Good Start

Not bad.  Not bad at all. Sales for January 2008 are up 17% over the same month a year ago.  (Is this the part where I get to say, “Whew” since so far, my predictions are holding?) Here are some quick MLS® statistics from the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board for January.  (The numbers in brackets are from January 2007.) Number of Properties Listed …

2008 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Market Off To A Good Start

Not bad.  Not bad at all. Sales for January 2008 are up 17% over the same month a year ago.  (Is this the part where I get to say, “Whew” since so far, my predictions are holding?) Here are some quick MLS® statistics from the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board for January.  (The numbers in brackets are from January 2007.) Number of Properties Listed …

Georgian Triangle Real Estate Statistics

The MLS® statistics from the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board for the first eight months of 2007 are in and sales volumes continue to exceed 2006 levels as expected. After a slower than normal start to the year from January to March, sales activity climbed steadily through the spring and summer with the number of unit sales now up more than 13% over last …

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