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Coronavirus Chronicles from a REALTOR® Part 2 March 25, 2020

Mar 25, 2020
8 days after writing the first chronical entry, the world has changed.  It feels like it happens almost hourly, doesn’t it? In real estate, agents are no longer “busier than ever” and, they are (hopefully) not doing any more physical open houses.  An ...
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Coronavirus Chronicles; rambling thoughts from a REALTOR®

Mar 17, 2020
I don’t usually drink beer but this St. Paddy’s day, I’m thinking I might drink a keg myself. Not Corona and lime though. This surreal world we all share is making me a little nuts; okay, a lot nuts.  Things move and change so fast with no definitive ...
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Electronic vs. Mechanical Lockbox: Top 5 Reasons why Electronic Lockboxes are Better

Dec 02, 2019
In our Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® area, which consists of Meaford, The Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Clearview, we use Electronic Lockboxes.  This has been a mandate for many, many years and it is a really sound an ...
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Business Opportunities Abound For Tradespeople in the Collingwood Area

Sep 18, 2019
In growing communities like ours, there are always job opportunities and for those with special skills, there are great options for starting your own business. 
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SMART Homes Are On The Rise

Sep 10, 2019
“Hey Google, turn on the lights!” I LOVE showing homes that are equipped with Hue® lights. Instead of running around turning all the lights on or off when we leave, a simple voice command does it all. These wi-fi enabled lights also do so much more a ...
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The Stats Say: Your Home Should be Listed on REALTOR.CA and, You Love To Surf

Apr 17, 2019
If you have been thinking of moving, chances are you’ve spent a ton of time online and especially on the REALTOR® owned website at  You already know the value of finding just about every listing in the country in one place. If you are ...
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Lawyer Offers Some Solutions for Cannabis Smoking Without Upsetting Neighbours

Feb 25, 2019
I read an email from lawyer and author, Mark Weisleder regarding this issue that seems to be popping up for landlords, tenants and condo corporations.  I thought this was an interesting solution to cannabis smoke bothering others. Here is what he had ...
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Have you heard of Real Estate Wholesaling?

Feb 21, 2019
Recently had an email and phone exchange with a person who was considering the purchase of a property in our area through a “wholesaler.”  While this may be a well-known term in larger city centres, I’d never heard it here in our Collingwood – Blue M ...
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Wood Roaches in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain Area

Sep 19, 2018
Wood Roaches in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain Area Recently, when attending a home inspection in a subdivision in Collingwood, the Home Inspector opened a cabinet door under the kitchen sink to examine a damaged part of the cabinetry.  To our chagri ...
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How Might Legalization of Cannabis affect Home Buyers?

Aug 15, 2018
The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has come out with a 5 point plan addressing concerns about how growing cannabis in homes may affect home buyers as the legalization date approaches. Under the new law, individuals will be allowed to grow up ...
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Are you a Clutter-holic?

May 23, 2018
The treasures that we all keep in our homes, remind us of special moments in time:  good or bad, exciting or poignant.  Looking at these mementoes or touching them, transcends time and space.  They’re important keepsakes that remind us that we ...
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How to Read Your Tax Bill

May 09, 2018
If you own property in the Province of Ontario, you will receive a property tax bill each and every year.  The property taxes are most often determined by the municipality in which the property exists, based on the municipal tax rate, education rate ...
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