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Operating an Airbnb in Collingwood

Jul 31, 2019
Confused about Airbnb rules in Collingwood? You are not alone. This post explains.
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Part 3: Will Collingwood Get Some New Units That Allow Airbnb Uses?

Feb 18, 2019
In this post, we look at a development proposal in Collingwood that would allow short term rentals.
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10-Year-Old describes what it’s like owning a condo at Blue Mountain

Nov 14, 2018
Mike’s family purchased a condo in the Blue Mountain area about 18 months ago and since then, they have really taken advantage of everything the lifestyle offers.  I asked Mike if he’d write a blog post describing what it’s like for him and here is w ...
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Airbnb Not Permitted in Collingwood

Nov 07, 2018
No matter how often I post about this topic, people insist I must be wrong.  While so many communities in Ontario allow rentals of any duration, Collingwood does not.  They are not permitted in ANY residential zone.  That is a hard line and no bylaws ...
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Buying a Resort Condo At Ontario’s Blue Mountain Village Merits Your Consideration

Apr 13, 2018
With humble beginnings that started in 1941, the Blue Mountain Resort area has expanded to become one of Canada’s premiere 4-seasons resort destinations. Nestled at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, the area today attracts more than two million vis ...
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Why Water Levels Should Not Impact Your Real Estate Decisions

Sep 07, 2017
Remember when everyone was panicking about low water levels in the Great Lakes? Remember the group,  Stop The Drop that had 20,000 members?  It really was scary to see docks in the middle of backyards and, to see the impact on waterfront properties.  ...
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Buying an Investment Condo at Blue Mountain

Nov 22, 2016
So many people suddenly seem to be interested in buying an investment condo at Blue. Most people I talk to are looking for something they can rent out as a recreational unit in or around the Village at Blue Mountain. I’ve written a number of bl ...
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Renting Out Your Blue Mountain Investment Property

Aug 12, 2015
It’s been one year since the new Short Term Accommodations (STA) bylaw came into effect on July 2, 2014 in the Town of The Blue Mountains. Despite this passage of time, there continues to be confusion about this issue and it’s no wonder; the bylaw is ...
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Blue Mountain Village Association

Jul 09, 2015
If you’ve been looking at buying a condo in the Blue Mountain area, you may have come across something called the Blue Mountain Village Association or, BMVA. It is a Destination Marketing Association that is a not for profit association formed to man ...
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Lots Now For Sale at Village at Blue Estates

May 13, 2014
Back in December 2012, Skyline International announced their investment of $20 million at Blue.  As a result of that, one of the projects is now coming online – the Village At Blue Estates which is a collection of nine, full serviced, residential bui ...
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Your Rental Property May Be In Demand This Season

Oct 15, 2013
The other day, I got an email from a local property rental company that I found interesting.  They said that rental demand is very high this year.  I’ve also had a little birdie tell me that we have a lot of snow coming this winter.  So, if you’ve be ...
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As Water Levels Decline, Who Owns the Extra Beach?

May 10, 2013
Just last week, one of my clients asked me this exact question and then lo and behold, the next day I got my newsletter from Real Estate lawyer, author and speaker, Mark Weisleder addressing this very issue.  In the email, Mark said: “Lakefront cotta ...
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