8 Walk-Through Issues That Can Delay Your Closing

Whether you’re a Collingwood buyer or a seller, you want your closing to go smoothly. The last transaction where you are rewarded with your money or your house, you want nothing to go wrong. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. A few days before closing, buyers are required to do a walk-through to ensure the [...]

Do I Buy Now or Keep Saving?

As a young potential home buyer, you may be getting advice from all over – your parents, your grandparents, your friends and from what you read in the news. The older generation may be espousing the notion of saving up at least 20% of your purchase price as a down payment for your first home. […]

How to Build your Credit Before Buying a Home

Buying your first home requires more than just your 5% minimum down payment. You need to be considered as a low-risk to potential lenders. This means that your credit needs to be in great shape, but if it isn’t, that doesn’t mean your home purchasing days are over. You can build your credit and put […]

Competing Against a Cash Buyer!

In the Collingwood, Wasagabeach and Blue Mountains property market a cash buyer is king. Offers with few or no conditions are more and more common, squeezing out the everyday buyer looking to upgrade their home. Many ‘would be’ sellers are sitting on the market because there is no place to buy – homes are listed […]

What Will $500,000 Get You in Collingwood

You’ve heard the news: a detached home in the city of Toronto will cost you $1.28 million, with the average price of all homes (including condos and attached homes) is $728,051. Fleeing from the madness is probably your best bet. Getting away from the crazed real estate market in Toronto and buying in Collingwood, where […]

Buying Land in Collingwood or the Blue Mountains

Building Land For Your Home? Many people have their dream home in  the perfect setting with a view, or a wraparound porch or next to the water. Finding that perfect piece of paradise can be a long hard search. Once found it is a process before you put a shovel into the ground. Land for […]