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You’ve Purchased One of The Collingwood Condos for Sale. Do You Want to Be on The Condo Board?

Anyone looking into Collingwood condos for sale knows what an excellent investment they can be, not to mention how wonderful life in the Collingwood area can be.  However, once you own a Collingwood condo, there's always the option to take things to the next step and become part of your local condo board! Being on the condo board is a position with significant influence, power, and responsibility.  Be aware, you'll likely be expected to spend at least 15-20 hours per month working on board-related business - and quite possibly more, if you aim to be President, VP, or Treasurer.  However,…

What You Should Know About the Deposit When Buying Collingwood Real Estate

Buying Collingwood real estate can be a complicated process, particularly for first-time buyers.  There are many aspects of the process which cause confusion, and a prime example of this is the matter of the buyer's deposit.  This deposit sometimes also called "earnest money," is a necessary part of the process. Failure to pay could potentially even break the purchase agreement, or leave the would-be buyer open to legal action. Here's what you need to know about your real estate purchase deposit. A Collingwood Real Estate Expert Explains Earnest Money Deposits  What is the deposit? Fundamentally, the purpose of the deposit…

Looking for Collingwood Condos for Sale? Here Are Tips for First-Time Buyers!

If you're looking into Collingwood condos for sale, it's a great time to buy, particularly for first-time buyers. Buying a condo can be a daunting prospect.  So, we have some tips to help buyers make the most of these real estate opportunities. Three Tips to Remember When Researching Collingwood Condos for Sale Know your purchasing limits Buying a new condo is expensive, but how much can you really afford?  First-time buyers often worry about how to decide on their price ceiling, when talking about a purchase they'll be paying off for 20-30 years.  While it's impossible to fully predict the…

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% for all real estate Western Region at $80,861,900 Year to Date sales dollar volume remains up by 19% at $714,388,943 July unit sales fell 33% on a year-over-year basis to 177 units in July 2017 Year to…

Elvis Festival 2017

RELEASE YOUR INNER ELVIS AT COLLINGWOOD’S 23RD ANNUAL ELVIS FESTIVAL JULY 28 - 30, 2017 Started in 1995, at what is now known as Georgian Manor Resort, Collingwood’s Elvis Festival has transformed into 3 days of pure Elvis fun. New for 2017, “Ultimate Beginnings” features tribute artists who have won the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist at Elvis Week at Graceland. The Ultimate Beginnings show will be held at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm The festival is a celebration of the life and times of Elvis Presley and his…

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

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text]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 number of residential unit sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in below record year-ago levels in June 2017, the sales dollar volume was up 3%, setting…

Windstone Sponsors Blue Moon Midsummer Party for Big Brothers – Big Sisters

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Windstone Real Estate Brokerage is proud to present Once in a Blue Moon Midsummer Party on Friday, July 28th, 2017 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Georgian Hills Vineyards. The 3rd Annual event is a Fundraiser for Big Brother Big Sisters of The Georgian Triangle. Guests will be greeted with a complimentary cocktail upon arrival, appetizers, an amazing dinner catered by Oliver & Bonacini, live music by “The Bored of Education” band, as well as silent and live auctions. Shuttle buses will depart from Collingwood and Thornbury at 5:30 p.m., with return trip departing at 11 p.m. It`s a gathering…

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 units in May 2017, down 2.4% from a year earlier. Year-to-date home sales numbered 1,397 units, also down just 2.4% from the record set last year. The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® comprises two distinctive…

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 sales numbered 353 units in April 2017, down 5.1% from a year earlier. Year-to-date home sales numbered 984 units, edging down just 2.5% from the record set last year. This was due to a somewhat slower…

Southern Georgian Bay Market Update – March 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="291175" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]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 quarter set last year. This was due to a somewhat slower January this year, which in turn may have been the result of a scarcity of new listings in that month. The Southern Georgian…

Southern Georgian Bay Market Update February 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 Association of REALTORS® comprises two distinctive markets. Home sales in the Western Region, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and part of Grey Highlands fell 15.1% on a year-over-year…

Southern Georgian Bay Market Update January 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 the system fell by -50.7%, while the number of units sold fell by -10.4% and the sales dollar volume increased by a staggering 43.9%. Collingwood - number of residential sales decreased by -61.9% and listings decreased -36.36%. Meaford - The…

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