20 Unique Gifts For Everyone On Your List

By: David Scott

20 Unique Gifts For Everyone On Your List

Tags: Christmas, gift, ideas, home, realtor, Collingwood, blue mountain

Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years.    But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of gifts for every “type” on your list. And since we work in r...Read More

New Build Or Existing Home: Which One Is Right For You?

By: David Scott

New Build Or Existing Home: Which One Is Right For You?

Tags: housing market, realestate, wasaga beach, collingwood realestate, sell my home, new build, southern georgian bay, new construction,

Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1   Nationwide, the number of newly listed homes dipped slightly in September, down 1.6% from August. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, that’s only about 2.1 months of inventory, which is far less than the five to six months that is generally needed to strike a healthy balance be...Read More

Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

By: David Scott

Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

Tags: housing market, realestate, Wasaga beach, collingwood, real estate, sell my home, home security, southern Georgian bay, house for sale, blue mountain

A break and enter occurs every 90 seconds in Canada.1 Fortunately, there are some proven tactics you can use to decrease your likelihood of a home invasion.   Most burglars won’t go to extreme lengths to enter your home. They are looking for easy access with minimal risk. A monitored security system can be an effective deterrent—homes without one are 300% more likely to be burglar...Read More

9 Tips For Buying And Selling Your Home At The Same Time

By: David Scott

9 Tips For Buying And Selling Your Home At The Same Time

Tags: housing market, realestate, wasaga beach, collingwood realestate, sell my home

Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it's dwindling.¹ You're not alone either if you're already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home all at once.   Searching for a ne...Read More

5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

By: David Scott

5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

Tags: housing market, realestate, wasaga beach, collingwood realestate, sell my home

In a July release, the Canadian Real Estate Association reported that home sales had fallen for three months in a row after reaching an all-time high in March.1 So could one of the world’s hottest real estate markets finally be headed for a downturn?   We wouldn’t bet on it. That’s because even though sales have slowed, it was still the strongest June on record—and 13%...Read More

How To Bridge The Appraisal Gap In Today's Real Estate Market

By: David Scott

How To Bridge The Appraisal Gap In Today's Real Estate Market

Tags: housing market, realestate, wasaga beach, collingwood realestate, sell my home, southern georgian bay

If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1 the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attention than ever.   That’s because some sellers are finding out t...Read More

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

By: David Scott

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Tags: housing market, realestate, wasaga beach, collingwood realestate, sell my home

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?     Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.   Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boo...Read More

Finding a Home for Your Next Stage of Life

By: David Scott

Finding a Home for Your Next Stage of Life

Tags: housing market, realestate, wasaga beach, collingwood realestate, sell my home, dream home, downsize, upsize, move

Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical. A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, would feel stifling. For empty nesters, a large home with several unused bedrooms can become imprac...Read More

Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?

By: David Scott

Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?

Tags: housing market, realestate, wasaga beach, collingwood realestate, sell my home, for sale by owner

Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for homes in the most sought-after neighbourhoods. This has led some sellers to question the need for an agent. After all, why spend money on a listing agent when it seems that you can stick...Read More

Is The Housing Market Going to Crash??

By: David Scott

Is The Housing Market Going to Crash??

Tags: housing market, realestate, wasaga beach, collingwood realestate, sell my home

While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last?   When COVID-related shutdowns began in March, real estate brokers and clients scrambled to respond to the shift. Record-low interest rates caused some lenders to call a halt to new underwriting, and homeowners debated whether or not to put their houses on the market. ...Read More

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