Selling your home in Collingwood can be a a stressfull process, full of difficult decisions and emotions. As a seller you want a quick and easy sale for the most money. Adding value to your home doesn’t have to be difficult and it doesn’t have......

Planning on renovating your kitchen in 2016? Find out the hottest trends in kitchen design and décor. Keep it simple 2016 is all about simplicity and function. Ensure your kitchen reflects these values with clean lines, easy-to-clean surfaces and functional cabinets. Open floor plans also......

There is a large checklist of things to do before list  your Collingwood home on the MLS®. You need to clean, make repairs, stage, find the right real estate professional and set an asking price. But, one thing you may have forgotten to do is......

With the rise in home prices in the GTA, it is no wonder families are moving north. The average home price in Toronto is over one and a quarter million dollars, while the average home price in Wasaga Beach is $352,000. That’s quite a steep......

If you’ve been priced out of the Toronto housing market or aren’t interested in a 1200-foot townhouse in one of the sketchier parts of the GTA, you might be considering moving north to get much more value for your money. We already know that the......

Best Collingwood Festivals Collingwood is such an amazing place to visit, but an even better place to live. There are a number of great shops, restaurants and recreational opportunities. But, besides that, there are so many things to do, including some of the best festivals......

Your largest asset is undoubtedly your home, but many people spend more time shopping for new boots than they do shopping for a real estate professional to help them buy or sell their home. Shopping around is the key to finding someone who you know......

First-time homebuyers are eager to get out of their parent’s homes or stop renting and purchase their first home. The problem with eagerness is that it can easily lead to mistakes and these mistakes can be costly. Not getting a home inspection You’ve found a......

The Georgian Triangle is seeing record-breaking sales like we’ve never seen before. There are more homes being sold and fewer homes on the market. This makes for an absolute seller’s market, where homebuyers have limited pick of homes in this area. August 2016 is the......

As a first-time homebuyer, all of the terms your lending institution and real estate professional are throwing around may be completely confusing to you. This article will break down some of the most common definitions that you hear regarding mortgages. What is a mortgage? If......

Knowing what you can afford is the absolute first step to buying a home in Collingwood or the Blue Mountains. You don’t want to go looking for homes and come up empty-handed because you thought you could afford more than you actually could! Start with......

If you are getting your home prepared for sale, you may be thinking about doing some renovations so that it shows better and brings you a larger sale price. There are some renovations that do bring more value to the home, but some will actually......

With real estate property prices going up and up, it may be well-worth-it to invest in as much real estate as you can as an investment for your future. Vacation properties have particular appeal, as they can make money while the value of the home......

November 30th marks the date when the new “stress test” is enacted for high ratio mortgages. The new criteria will affect first time buyers and home owners wishing to finance their home with less than a 20% down payment. This move by the Federal Government......

You may have heard stories that selling your home in winter is the best way to have your home sit on the market, but this simply isn’t true. There are savvy buyers out there who know that the winter is a great time to buy......

Winter is coming and with utility bills in Ontario being higher than ever, Collingwood homeowners need to know how they can save on their heating costs....

When you are buying a home, doing a home inspection is pretty much a must-do. Many people scoff at the idea of spending the money on a home inspection, especially because they are already spending so much with the down payment, legal fees and other......

Toronto is a glamourous city filled with shops, restaurants, attractions and job opportunities. Many people covet living the Toronto lifestyle, but unfortunately, their budget doesn’t agree. With the average price of a detached home in Toronto over $1 million, many people are seeking exodus and......

Every year people resolve to be better. Their new year’s resolutions include losing weight, doing more volunteering, having more patience, drinking less, arguing less and saving more money. Usually by February, those resolutions have been thrown in the gutter in place of junk food, more......

The real estate market has been a perfect storm for sellers and a challenge for buyers. The Southern Georgian Bay area has felt the echo effect of an overheated GTA market and many Torontonians cashing out and moving to our lovely area resulting in record......

When you are selling your Collingwood home, you might be considering renovations in order to get a higher price. While it is definitely a seller’s market here in Collingwood, anything you can do to improve your home boosts your chances of your home selling quickly......

Some say that open houses when selling only benefit the real estate professional and not the buyer or the seller. They can be said to be a way to just find new contacts for the selling agent and for people to snoop through homes for......

As realtors, we are seeing a paradigm shift with Real Estate in Collingwood, where the history of selling property is based on market research, historical sales and market conditions. As a normal course of business, pricing a home correctly to get the most interest at......

How Will Effect Collingwood and Blue Mountains Real Estate? Royal LePage TORONTO, January 20, 2017 – According to data released today by Royal LePage, Canada’s leading real estate services provider, American interest in Canadian real property has risen following the U.S. Presidential Election, with an......