We all know what this time of the year means. The days are getting longer, the temperature is getting warmer and that means we will spend more time outdoors. Thankfully we live in an area that provides plenty of options when it comes to outdoor activities such as bike trails, hiking routes, waterfalls, golf courses, tennis courts, and of course water activities on Georgian Bay.
But what about your backyard outdoor space?
Spring is the perfect time to revamp your backyard outdoor space. Whether you choose to do a complete makeover or you just want to add some minor touches that will contribute to making your outdoor space inviting and relaxing. Some outdoor throwpillows, a hammock, a cozy fireplace, planters or outdoor lighting are great and inexpensive ways to improve your backyard area.
Make sure you scroll down to read a great article titled "24 Budget-Friendly Backyard Ideas to Create the Ultimate Outdoor Getaway."
Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like to know what home improvements may add value to your home or just to say hello.
Please make sure to check our GG Magazine section, as well as a list of local businesses offering online shopping options, by clicking on the "View entire message" at the bottom of the page.
YOU WILL BE MISSED.
It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to our dear friend Andrea Kane. Andrea was an incredible woman. She worked with us at our Brokerage from the beginning and Tam and I had the pleasure of knowing her for so many years prior to that. She was smart, caring, friendly, and was always keen on lending a hand. Andrea kept everyone at the Brokerage in line. We are thankful for the memories. She will be greatly missed.
CHARITIES TOUCH ALL OF OUR LIVES
Every day charities touch our lives in ways we don’t often realize. They enrich our lives with art, culture, and fund lifesaving research. They are also there when Canadians need support through food banks, crisis lines, and more.
For 20 years, CanadaHelps has supported Canadian charities by building technology to increase giving in Canada. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, they are shining a spotlight on charities in Canada. Click HERE to watch the short videos and learn more about some amazing organizations.
A REAL ESTATE COMPANY THAT GIVES BACK.
This year we have decided to support three magnificent organizations that are near and dear to our hearts, Special Olympics and the Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) and The Living Wish Foundation.
We proudly donate a portion of our income from real estate sales to all three of these organizations.
As you probably know, Special Olympics has impacted the lives of its athletes in profound ways, most notably in building self confidence, friendships and self-esteem.
The GTHS is a non-profit charity that operates an animal center serving the South Georgian Bay region by providing shelter for homeless animals and adopting them to caring families.
The Living Wish Foundation is devoted to making the world a better place helping terminally ill patients re-frame hope and realize their dreams.
And remember… Your Referrals Help Continue the Life Changing Work by Special Olympics, The GTHS and The Living Wish Foundation!
This is where you come in… If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, we would like to offer a FREE No Obligation to Sell Consultation.
Simply call me direct at 705-441-5800 or forward my number on.
The Southern Georgian Bay region comprises two distinctive markets.
Despite the low inventory several communities saw a big increase in the number of properties sold last month compared to the same time a year ago. Likewise, the average sale price continues to climb upwards.
Home sales in the Western Region, which include Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, and the Municipality of Meaford, numbered 326 units in March 2021. Increasing by +114.5% from March 2020.
The average price in the Western Region last month was $865,109. This was an increase of +50.3% from the same period in 2020. The number of active listings remains low, in March it was -66.3% compared to a year ago.
Take a look at the breakdown by municipal area.
Breathtaking Views of Georgian Bay.
Romantic 3 season getaway or 4 season destination for the hardier types. Breathtaking views. Just a 3 minute walk to the dock on the bay for a swim or to board your boat/PWC/kayak/paddle board. Within a 15 minute boat ride is Beckwith Island. Follow Your Dream, Home!
One of the Most Spectacular View Properties in Southern Georgian Bay.
5 Beds | 6 Baths
Offered at $1,250,000
One of the most prominent B & B establishments in the area. 4.5 acres with pond, waterfall, heated outdoor pool and mixed forest. Continue to run as a B & B and simply step in to take over this successful, profitable business or enjoy as a family compound or a personal retreat. Unique and surrounded by nature, simply the best!
The UPS Store is your neighbourhood's first choice for professional copy & print services, mail, package shipping and receiving. No previous industry experience is required. Full training is provided by the franchisor.
Congratulations to my Buyers Raven and Dave on the purchase of their dream log home in Wasaga Beach. It was my pleasure to assist you in your real estate journey.
Click HERE to see more wonderful log homes for sale.
Superb Waterfront Home
John and Dianne were finally able to find their waterfront dream home, and I was so happy to be by their side along the way. I know you will create wonderful family memories in your new home. Congratulations!
Click HERE to see incredible waterfront properties for sale.
It is thanks to the relationships we build and the culture we create that we are able to connect people and help them find a place they can call Home!⠀Congratulations to all parties involved.
If you want to know more about the services we provide, please reach out!
RBC Urges Measures to Cool Canada’s ‘Overheating’ Housing Market.
According to an economist at the Royal Bank of Canada, the Canadian housing market is “overheating” and policymakers need to take steps to cool it down. This article highlights the possibilities of what is to come for the Canadian real estate market.
Take a look into the unique trend that brings the indoors, outside. Many designers and architects are creating bungalows, tree houses, and open-air pergolas to enjoy time outside while also offering a new way to interact with nature.
Meet Dave, Eddie and Sylvia. Three spirited five month old dogs who are learning how to be puppies and accept love. They are named after three inspiring community members.
These beautiful ‘kids,’ as they are affectionately referred to by members of the Animal Care Team, arrived at the GTHS a month ago with the worst case of demodex mange they had ever seen, so it was all hands on deck...
The incredible career of the Colombian star @sofiavergara has seen her rise to become the highest paid actress in the world. Read our portrait [on page 74] of this exceptional woman who takes a playful attitude to the prejudice she’s encountered, and had to overcome some low points to get to where she is today.
Also, take a journey among the most beautiful properties all over the world and discover the latest trends in the real estate market.
I have also been busy using my 35+ years of real estate experience to write a few books that you may enjoy. Click on the images below to get your FREE copy
A New Life Awaits: A Boomer's Guide to Finding Your Next Home.
Selling Secrets You Can't Afford to Miss.
Find the Home of Your Dreams Without Overpaying.
Home Improvements that Improve Values.
BOATING SEASON IS HERE, BUT FIRST...
Dewinterizing Your Boat: 12 Steps for Your Spring Boat Inspection.
Spring is here and all you want to do is get your boat back in the water and start enjoying the good life, but if you don't take the proper steps to get your boat ready, it could cost you time and money later on, not to mention that taking care of your boat the right way in early spring can save you from being stranded out on the water.
Check out these easy but important steps for your spring boat inspectionHERE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
We are so grateful for having the opportunity over the decades to help families sell or buy the place they call home and in the process we have met some of the most wonderful, loving, caring people sharing the same values we do!
"We link together the aspirations of discerning individuals around the world, be it in a private or a business context. With total passion."
Thank you very much for your continued support over the years.