Collingwood/Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Market Update – October 2014

As has been reported in past editions of our monthly Market Report the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® (known as SGBAR) is an amalgamated association of two former real estate boards including the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS® (formerly known as GTAR) which included for statistical reporting purposes the communities of Collingwood, the Blue Mountains, Meaford, Grey Highlands, Clearview Township, Creemore and Wasaga Beach. The second association was known as SGBAR which included the communities of Georgian Bay Township, Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay Townships and others.

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Property Voyeur: $3.75M for a grand Bridle Path home fit for an extensive art collection

Totally breathtaking residence with finishes of incredible taste and style. The quality and design are perfect for art connoisseurs as the aesthetic is exemplary with great display walls and lofty 11′ ceilings. This 5+ bedroom (each with ensuite), sleek and custom executive of 5,000 square feet and walkout lower level (approximately 7,000 square feet in all) is loaded with extras: hardwood, cornices, moldings, panelling, deluxe pantry, 4 fireplaces and amazing master and walkout balcony. Stunning private pool size garden!

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Starry Eyed Surprise | Sparkling Holiday Lights

Twinkly lights really are pretty at any time of year, but it’s definitely on our to do list to start going through the holiday collection and start getting our out of doors sparkling. Always beautiful in wreaths and garlands, but don’t limit yourself! Battery packs have revolutionized where we are able to use lighting strings. No need for your weekend decorating to resemble a Chevy Chase fiasco. Here are a collection of really pretty ideas to inspire your projects. Who knew you were having a party this weekend? Something about getting the lights up just puts everyone in a good mood. Go with it!

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Toronto Real Estate Market Update – October 2014

The Toronto residential market continued its strong performance in 2014 with a stellar month in October, breaking a number of records in the process. There were 8,552 sales reported in October, a substantial increase from the 8,051 reported in September. Compared to October 2013 the increase was even more dramatic. In October last year there were only 7,941 properties reported sold. Year over year this represents an increase of almost 8 percent. This performance raises the possibility that 2014 may be the best year on record for the greater Toronto market place.

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12 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Whether we like it or not, the temps have dipped consistently to the single digits, and snow has begun to blow across certain parts of the province. And if the winter chill has you reaching for the cozy comfort of chunky knits and warm home-cooked meals, consider the fact that your home requires a similar level of wintertime TLC. To ensure your property makes it through this dark, damp season smoothly there are a few steps to take to prepare for the deep freeze.

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Property Voyeur: $1.399M for Neil Young’s Childhood Home in Moore Park

Own a piece of Canadian history by purchasing the childhood home of Neil Young. Purpose build legal duplex plus basement apartment in prime Moore Park. Original wood burning fireplaces, detached garage, beautifully landscaped. A phenomenal opportunity to live in one unit and rent out the others. New roof (as of 2013), upgraded water supply (2013), dug out basement and exterior waterproofing (2009) with above grade basement windows. Scroll down to see the photos and floor plan for this fantastic 3-unit home with incredible income potential.

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Muskoka Real Estate Market Update – January to October 2014

The recreational resale market started relatively slowly in the spring of 2014. Although weather conditions were not as extreme this year as last, they were severe enough that they negatively impacted the early market. However as the year progressed the number of available properties for sale increased and with an increase in inventory, sales also increased. By the end of October, sales of recreational properties had exceeded reported sales for the same period in 2013. This marks the second consecutive year in which sales have exceeded the number of reported sales from the year before.

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