October 2023 Real Estate Market Update

https://youtu.be/6DY7CSuFFiM?si=KBmy4FJnlNXWrD07Are you a homeowner in Collingwood or The Blue Mountains or maybe plan to purchase here?  Let’s dig in to an update on the local real estate market trends from October 2023.  In this blog post, I'll share the hidden opportunities for those looking to buy OR sell! From a high level perspective, in October 2023 - we...

CAN I BE PRESENT DURING A SHOWING IN MY HOME?

https://youtube.com/shorts/MRmZlXpzOBQ Hello, my fabulous readers! Today, let's dive into a question that many sellers often ponder:"Can I be present when a potential buyer is viewing my home?" I've had countless clients ask me this, and I totally get it. No one knows your home like you do, and who better to give the tour, right? Well, hold on just a moment, because there's a bit more to it than meets the...

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Marigolden in Meaford

Hey there, fellow shopaholics and flower lovers! Today, I am bubbling over with excitement to share one of my absolute favourite hidden gems in Meaford – Marigolden. The name alone makes my heart skip a beat! (Marigold was at the top of my baby name list for our second born)  And guess what? It's not just the name that's utterly delightful; it's a treasure trove of fresh cut flowers, potted plants, and...

MUST SEE NOVEMBER EVENTS IN SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY

Are You Looking For Something To Do In Southern Georgian Bay This November?

From Owen Sound To Meaford, Thornbury To Beaver Valley, Collingwood To Wasaga Beach, There Is Always Something To Do In The Southern Georgian Bay Region! Heartwood Hall, Owen SoundGRACIE JET + MARSHALL VERONISaturday, November 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM EST It doesn’t take long to figure out that Gracie Jet has an awesome energy on stage to match a powerful soulful voice...

WHAT DOES “OFF-MARKET” REALLY MEAN?

https://youtube.com/shorts/l3zIno4Ehf8?si=VfDtyUPqfAaFGz-zRemember Mark Twain's famous quote? "Buy land, they're not making more of it!"Well that rings especially true for waterfront property.  I recently had the pleasure of assisting a pair of eager buyer clients in securing their dream property.  And we had to search off-market to find it! For those unfamiliar with the real estate world, the term...

5 Must Know Facts about moving to the Blue Mountains

5 Things You Might HATE About Living In The Blue Mountains

https://youtu.be/giO-50kQB-U?si=HXByXqvfaUPwUi-m Are you thinking of moving out of Toronto?  Did you know nearly 100,000 people left Toronto in just one year?  That’s right, according to Statistics Canada data and the Financial Post, 78 per cent settled in other parts of the province.  If you’re one of those Toronto residents who are looking for Greener Pastures… literally… let's talk about...

Rent in Southern Georgian Bay

If you're looking for an annual rental, then you know how competitive the market can be - especially in the Blue Mountain area where a lot of rentals are Seasonal, rather than annual. But, with a little preparation and negotiation, you can set yourself up for success when you do find that rental gem. Today, I want to share some tips on how to make your rental application stand out and how to negotiate a...

The Pros and Cons to the “Wait and See” Approach to Buying in Today’s Market

Let’s get right down to it and get real: it's an uncertain time in the real estate market.  Our economy is heading into a recession, by all accounts, and interest rates are climbing.  Lots of my buyer clients have expressed a desire to hit the pause button on their home search and just wait and see what happens with the market.  Today, I want to take a close look at the “Wait and See”...

Southern Georgian Bay Local Holiday Shopping Guide

When it comes to local favourites in and around my hometown, I love to share my favourite restaurants, shops and cafes.  I’m going to share with you a few of my favourite local holiday shops in the Southern Georgian Bay area.  It’s estimated that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remains local so when you support local businesses your money recirculates in your community, creating a...

Buying & Living in Collingwood

The secret is out on Collingwood, and I’m here to give you a little insight on why Collingwood made the top 10 list of Canada's fastest-growing smaller urban centres, according to Statistics Canada latest census. The Secret Is OUT! Collingwood is the gateway for Toronto visitors to access Blue Mountain Ski Resort and Private Ski Clubs.  The ski hills, as well as the Grain Terminals are...

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