Working from the Cottage: What you Need to Know

Summer is almost here and you may be wondering how you can get your work done, but still enjoy summer’s short bounty. If you are planning on buying a new home away from home property, there are a number of factors you should consider if you plan to work from that property. Find a property […]

Should I Renovate or Sell?

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you know that we are currently in a frenzied seller’s market. With a huge lack of inventory, prices have shot up, exacerbating the lack of inventory, as people don’t want to sell only to have to buy at a much higher price. Instead, many Collingwood homeowners are […]

7 Projects That Will Increase Your Home’s Value

Before you sell your Collingwood home, you may want to do a few projects that will inevitably increase its value and get you a higher list/selling price. While not all renovations or repairs will net you a profit at sale time, there are a few that will increase the value in your home. 1. Update […]

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 Make Your Home Appear Larger

In this current seller’s real estate market in Collingwood, homes are selling easily, quickly and for top dollar. Buyers are sacrificing some of the most important features of a home just to get into the market. But, this doesn’t mean that if your home is small, that you shouldn’t have them believe that it looks […]

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 […]

Real Estate TIP: When Do I List My Home

Georgian Meadows Property Report 2016 March-30-17 This is your complimentary Property Report for Georgian Meadows Collingwood. Housing prices trended higher over the course of the year. The sale prices for the year ranged from $388,500 to $610,000. Total of 32 homes were sold in Georgian Meadows during 2016 at 98% of asking price! Maximum Price: […]

Blue Shores, Collingwood Property Report

Home Sales for Blue Shores The housing prices trended higher over the course of the year. Like most Collingwood homes for sale, the sale price fo Blue Shores Condos in the first half of the year from $300,000 to $500,000. As the year progressed sales increased drastically with the last 5 months of the year […]

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 […]