We’ll be taking a little blog break this week to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Wishing our clients and colleagues all the best for a happy, healthy Christmas and a fantastic new year!
A famed Georgian Bay Waterfront lodge steeped in history known as ‘Killarney Mountain Lodge’. 2,500` frontage with 53 acres, million dollar views & resort lifestyle for the outdoor adventurist. A `Caught in Time` feeling. Wooden buildings connected by covered walkways, a gorgeous waterfront with smooth rosy pink rock, a beach area with shallow water used to launch canoes and kayaks. Patches of green grass and swaths of perennial gardens.
Actually it means Merry Christmas. But no matter what you’re celebrating this festive month, no doubt you’ve got a lot of balls up in the air and isn’t it refreshing to take a page out of the simple stylings of a Swedish December? Whether you’re off on a ski holiday, have tickets to The Nutcracker, are crazed getting to concerts and baking and gifting, mailing and decorating – there’s something terribly alluring and kind of mesmerizing when you leaf through images of God Jul. Garlands, candles, clementine and snow – you can practically hear it falling and have an irresistible urge to find a reindeer or grab your ice skates and hike off to a pond. All very wholesome and rosy cheeked and appealing. So step away from your cyber shopping carts and take a moment to keep it simple and enjoy the lead up to a well deserved break. No way you made the naughty list this year…
When compared both month over month and year over year, the month of November proved to be a statistically healthy real estate market across all parts of the Western Region of the Southern Georgian Bay area (Clearview, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Meaford, The Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach). This is in keeping with the statistical reports for the major real estate markets across Ontario and Canada.
In November the Toronto residential resale market appeared to pause from the torrid pace that it has been on for the bulk of 2014. Although the market’s performance was not an abrupt change from its 2014 pattern, it did not produce the outstanding numbers that we have become used to this year. For example in October 8,552 properties were reported sold, 8 percent higher than the 8,051 sales reported in October 2013. In November there were 6,519 sales, only 2.6 percent higher than the 6,354 sales reported in November 2013.
Since we first opened our doors over two decades ago, our real estate sales team has grown from five to more than 250 agents across the province; and we are so pleased that our exceptional team just keeps on growing.
Property Voyeur: An open-concept Blue Mountain home with an apple orchard and a view from every room
Perched on a high knoll on 91 acres in The Blue Mountains and surrounded by an apple orchard, this home was architecturally designed by Kuch Stephenson Gibson Malo, Architects and Engineers, to resemble a barn. There are 6 walkouts to 6 decks so all sun, shade, heat and coolness may be enjoyed to take advantage of the surrounding countryside. The Post and Beam construction used 100 year old beech barn beams to enhance the excitement of the design with hardwood beech floors and stone throughout. Breathtaking 360 degree views take in the views of Georgian Bay, the Beaver Valley, ridges to the east and west and serene farmland to the south. Beautiful linear gardens to enhance the design of the house were done by a professional landscape artist, Nicole May.