Beat The Bathroom Blues With Some Weekend-Warrior Fix-UpsYou don’t have to let your dreams of fixing up your bathroom go down the drain. You CAN transform your current bathroom into a more modern, functional space and soak up the savings by avoiding a major renovation...

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Winter Wonderland Joys Of The Georgian TriangleWe at Clairwood Real Estate are often asked by potential buyers “What do people DO around here in winter if they don’t ski?” Well, sit back and take it all in, because we have so much to share with you about the culture, entertainment...

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Investment property. Strong commodity…or lottery?If you are considering purchasing a residential or commercial investment property, there are several important factors to consider. Although stock markets and real estate markets can be unpredictable, investing in real estate is usually a good...

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Prepare Your Home For Old Man WinterWinter can certainly wreak havoc on our homes. Damage from ice, snow, rain and cold can be quite significant and costly. It is Canada after all, and yes, we happen to live in a snow belt, but it’s not just winter we are preparing...

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Transform Your Home With The Wonders of PaintOh, the marvelous, magical powers of paint to transform a room or a home! When you really think about it, you not only change the colour of a wall, but you change the entire mood and feel of a room! Now that is something. Whether ...

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Touring Homes with a Tour de ForceOne of the most enjoyable parts of buying a home is looking around at what’s available and getting a good feel for what’s in demand and who’s asking what. It’s fun to stroll through a variety of homes and check out the décor, layout...

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Real Estate - Making Waves in Wasaga BeachThe town of Wasaga Beach is widely known for having the largest freshwater beach in the world (yes, the world!), but there is so much more to this gorgeous gem that will make you want to live here - if you don’t already! At Clairwood ...

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Buying your first home? We’ve hunted down some solid tips just for you. Buying your first home is such an exciting time in a person’s life, and a great financial and personal investment. However, there is so much to learn about today’s housing market and all the various regulations that it can certainly ...

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Drafting Your Home Renovation Contract – the EssentialsAfter carefully choosing your contractor for your home renovation project (read more about choosing one here), you still have a critical job to do - drafting the ever-important contract. It’s surprising how many people...

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Picking the best contractor…so that your home renovation is done rightWith our current housing boom and a strong economy, Ontarians are investing in renovations and home addition projects like never before! Many do renovations before selling their home to help get top price, and others simply do it to update...

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You need/want/deserve that home renovation…but what are your options to pay for it?There are so many different reasons to renovate your home. Perhaps you’re making room for a growing family, considering a nanny – or granny - suite, trying to save on energy costs, or you’re hoping to adapt your home for improved ...

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The stripped-down essentials for getting started on your home additionPutting an addition on your home is one of the biggest and costliest projects you will ever undertake! Additions are the ultimate renovation, requiring careful preparation and expert work by a variety of tradespeople. Naturally...

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The Delights of Purchasing Your New Home In The Grey HighlandsGrey Highlands is a hard-to-miss municipality in Grey County – made up of some of the loveliest towns and adorable hamlets. It’s called the “Highlands” for good reason! The rolling hills and vistas are spectacular! Purchasing...

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WEBIMAGES: Honeyyourshowisstarting_header_clariwood.jpgOur outdoor spaces keep getting better! Years ago, we’d be lucky to have a picnic table or some folding chairs in our yard, but now we’ve expanded our living space to embrace more of the beautiful outdoors in all seasons. We have pergolas, gazebos...

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WEBIMAGES: ItsAlmostPerfectCanItBeInTheLongRun_header_clariwood.jpgThe Canadian dream... every home owner strives to buy that dream home with an amazingly luscious garden but if the home you’ve recently purchased or are looking to buy doesn’t already have one, starting your own garden is always an option...

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WEBIMAGES: TipsToStartMaintainTheBestGardenInTheNeighbourhood _header_clariwood.jpgThe Canadian dream... every home owner strives to buy that dream home with an amazingly luscious garden but if the home you’ve recently purchased or are looking to buy doesn’t already have one, starting your own garden is always an option...

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Meaford Should Be On Your List Of Places To LiveLooking for a new home is an exciting experience. You make a list of all your must haves for your new home, all of your deal breakers and you usually have a desired location. When it comes to your big purchase ...

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Expanding Your Living Space Into An Outdoor OasisWhether you’ve lived in your home for years or you’ve just found the perfect home for sale to purchase and are preparing to move in; making your new home your own is the best part of being a home owner. But, once you’ve renovated the kitchen...

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Why Are They Selling This House?When buying a house, it pays to be paranoid; or at least, a little skeptical. The seller will try to tell you that their home is THE BEST HOME EVER MADE. And it may very well be...

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Is It Ok As A Seller To Be Present During The Open House? As a seller you are emotionally attached to your home and of course know all the perks, tricks and selling features that you’ve grown to love in your home. The big question you need to ask yourself is - Are you potentially hurting or helping the sale of your home by being present during the open house...

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No One Else Is At An Open House... Now What?You’re shopping for a house, and you’ve got your eyes set on a fantastic suburban property. It’s roomy, close to the school, and has a great backyard. When you hear they’re having an open house, you’re thrilled. You back out of your driveway...

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Why Collingwood Is Truly A Hidden Gem In OntarioAt Clairwood Real Estate, it’s a well-known fact that we love the Collingwood area. We adore how vibrant and active this community is, and believe that it is one of the best places to live in Ontario. Its rich natural landscape...

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WEBIMAGES: burning_questions_will_the_house_sell_fast.jpgWhether you are a seasoned home buyer looking to buy your third or fourth house or you’re a first-time home buyer wading into the housing market to find a starter home for a great deal; the question that is always top of mind after viewing a home with your Realtor is “Will that house sell fast?”. We hear it all the time and the answer varies depending on how much inventory...

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What If Your Closing Dates Don’t Align? Gah! It’s the nightmare scenario for all homebuyers! You’ve gone through months of painstaking research, dozens of open houses, days of negotiation, and have finally settled on a deal for your new home. There’s only one big problem: the closing dates don’t match up...

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Planning_Your_Home_RenovationMoving into a new house is an exhilarating experience. You can finally bring your dreams to life and transform your new place into a real home. For some people, this might just be a matter of redecorating, but for the adventurous homeowners out there...

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Why Blue Mountain is a Great Place to Call HomeAt Clairwood Real Estate, we’re very familiar with Blue Mountain and the surrounding area, and can confidently say that it is one of the best places to live in Ontario. With a thriving community and a wealth of natural attractions, this plucky town off the coast of Georgian Bay should absolutely be high on your list of potential places to move to...

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Should You Buy First Or Sell First?For many Canadians planning on moving, there are many questions which need answering, but none so much so as the age-old questions, “Should you sell your home before buying a home?” or “Should you buy a home before selling your home?”...

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Does Paying Off Your Mortgage Quickly Actually PAY OFF?For most Canadians, the thought of owning their home is exhilarating as is making that last mortgage payment. There is no doubt that it is an incredibly liberating moment for all of us, but is paying off the mortgage early the best financial decision you can make...

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In Too Deep: Things To Consider When Buying A Home With A PoolWhen we think about homes with swimming pools, it’s easy to imagine a personal backyard oasis, with hours of sun-filled enjoyment. However, that’s not always the case. While swimming pools can be great for many families, there are some additional factors to consider...

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‘Tis The Season: When Is The Best Time To Buy A Home?On the ever-expanding Internet, there are countless websites that list certain seasons of the year as good or bad for buying and selling a home. The reality is, there are variations of pros and cons for each season. So, it’s important to understand each season’s respective trends before you plan your house hunting adventure...

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Location, Location, Location: Things To Explore In your NeighbourhoodWhen you a buy a home, you’re buying more than just four walls on a piece of property. You’re also buying a neighbourhood, a school district and even a commute. So, when deciding on a home to purchase, it’s important you weigh out the factors that lie outside of the home itself...

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Declutter Your Digs: Tips To Downsizing Your HomeThere comes a time in every homeowner’s life that your kids have gone off to college or moved out on their own, you’re nearing retirement and it’s time to downsize, list your family home and move into a smaller place that better suits your needs...

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Border Business: Things To Consider Before You Install A FenceAdding a fence around your yard or property is a great way to add a little privacy, décor and even some security to your home. Whether it be a decorative white picket fence, or a strong and sturdy stone wall, deciding on the perfect fencing style for your home can be tough...

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SOLD! 8 Things To Consider Before Your Closing DateWhen buying a home, the most exciting day of the process is the closing day, when you finally get to plunk your boxes down in your new digs. However, before you pull-up with a moving truck, there are some ducks to align. Let’s take a look at a few of the things you should consider and prepare before your closing date...

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Adding A Deck To Your HomeThe warmer weather, the longer days, it’s almost patio season! One of the best things about summer is enjoying a great meal and entertaining friends on your deck, but not every new home comes with the perfect patio for your family. Adding a customized deck to your home is a great way to bring life to your backyard, and turn an ordinary lawn space into an extended part of your home...

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Building A Backyard OasisSo, you’ve found your dream home and you’re all settled in, but the backyard isn’t exactly the beautiful oasis you’d hoped. Not to worry! Landscaping your property can do the trick but it can also be a dirty job. And if it’s not done correctly it can cost you a lot of time, money and patience...

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Spring Style: The Top Home Décor Trends For 2017As the new year transitions into spring, it’s not surprising that we are already seeing a surge in home décor trends. While each new year brings us new home owner trends, each can give a home a fresh new look and bring a totally different ambiance to a room. ..

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Things To Consider Before Buying A Rental PropertyAs people begin to chip away at their initial mortgage, it’s not uncommon for them to consider purchasing a second property as an investment rental. While owning an investment property can give you some extra cash flow each month, it’s not without hard work and a little capital. Let’s take a look at some major points to consider before you start house hunting for a second property...

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WEBIMAGES: movingdayprep_6tips.jpgBuying new home can be a very exciting time, but it doesn’t come without a big to-do list. From painting to changing your address legally, there’s a handful of important steps you’ll need to take before you start unpacking. Let’s take a look at a few major things you should do in preparation for your big moving day...

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WEBIMAGES: Building_A_Bonus_Room_header_clariwood.jpgTaking advantage of unused space above a garage or in part of your home is a great way to create space in your home without the expensive construction of an addition. Whether the room is made into a bonus room, playroom, guest room or office, turning the unused area into a living space can help alleviate the stress and cost of major renovations to your home...

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When It Comes To Open Houses, The More The MerrierWhen you’re looking to buy a home, visiting an open house can be incredibly beneficial for both the buyer and the seller. While visiting an open house can help you get a better look at a home you’re interested in, you can also benefit from viewing homes you may think you haven’t much interest in but are a little curious about. While we suggest being open and forthcoming with the seller and their Realtor® about why you’re there, there is nothing wrong with attending an open house even though you may not be completely interested in buying it...

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Cabin Fever: Easy Home Updates For Snowy Days

As the snowy winter days drag on, it’s easy to find yourself going a little stir crazy cooped up inside with nothing to do. But believe it or not, those dreary winter days are the perfect time to spruce up your home and tackle some afternoon DIY projects to help get your home...

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Home Renovations

When it comes time to update your home, hiring a contractor is usually the route most commonly taken. However, often times homeowners hire someone without doing proper background checks or preparation and end up in not only a construction war zone...

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Grow Your Home

A great way to improve your living space and increase your home’s square footage, without the hassle of moving, is to build an addition. Not only can it add more space to your home, it can also be a great way to integrate some personal touches and custom looks. But before you reach for that sledgehammer...

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Spring Thaw

As we all wait for the snow to melt and see the tips of grass poking through our muddy yards, it’s not hard to start thinking about the lush green gardens we’d like to see this spring. However, before you pick up a shovel, it’s best to do a little preparation to ensure your gardening projects...

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The Secret To Selling Your Home

It is not uncommon for a family to adopt pets and bring them into their homes as a new member of the family. However, when it comes time to sell your home, not everyone may be so enthusiastic about your furry friend. While liability from pet bites are a more extreme outcome, potential buyers can also be uncomfortable, or even afraid of your pets while viewing your home...

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Revamp & Remodel: 4 Little Updates That Pay Off

Keeping your home up to date and modern can seem like an expensive task, and tackling major renovations doesn’t always mean your home’s value will go up. However, there are some small updates and changes you can make to your home to keep it looking fresh and stylish, that are not only affordable, but...

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Going Green: 6 Ways To Save

Whether you’re buying a new home or simply making some updates to your ski chalet, going green can not only help the environment, it can also save you money and add value to your home. Simple tricks with lighting, heating and even recycling can all add up to reduce your bills...

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Everyday Luxuries: 6 Features Home Buyers

In today’s housing market, there are some major trends that are sweeping the nation and appealing to home buyers across the board as well as throughout the Georgian Triangle and Collingwood area. Things such as additional storage and upgraded kitchens are just a few luxuries home buyers will be looking for in 2017...

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4 Things A Realtor Should Do

When it comes time to sell or buy your home and relocate, finding a Realtor® can be a challenge. You want to find a Realtor® who specializes in your type of sale, one who understands your needs and a Realtor® who is there for you every step of the way. However that’s not always the case...

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WinterWindowWoes

With winter, comes all of its woes. While we often escape Jack Frost by staying indoors, the windows on our homes can often become his target. While selling your home in the winter-time isn’t always ideal, selling your home with drafty, wet windows can make it even tougher...

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When buying or selling your home, some find it important and helpful to know whether the real estate market is considered a buyer’s market or a seller’s market at the present time. In layman’s terms, a buyer’s market is when...

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When it comes to choosing a Realtor®, it is important that you know and understand exactly what your money is getting you. Like all outsourced help, you get what you pay for. So, before you sign off on who is going to help you sell your home, make sure you know exactly what your Realtor® is willing to do for you. Let’s take a look at the main outline of what your Realtor's promised duties should include...

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When it comes to choosing a Realtor®, it is important that you know and understand exactly what your money is getting you. Like all outsourced help, you get what you pay for. So, before you sign off on who is going to help you sell your home, make sure you know exactly what your Realtor® is willing to do for you. Let’s take a look at the main outline of what your Realtor's promised duties should include...

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When selling a home, an unfortunate and major factor in the sale could be the next-door neighbours. It could be the perfect house, but it's placed beside a messy, loud and unsightly lot, which can prevent potential buyers from purchasing. Not all neighbours are as they may appear...

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To Hire Or Not To Hire Your Friend Or Family Member As Your Realtor

Finding the right Realtor to represent you in your hunt to find your new home in the Collingwood or Georgian Triangle area is the first step in this new adventure. But with so many Realtors in the area to choose from...

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5 Tips to Get the Most Out Of Visiting An Open House

Visiting an open house can be a great way for you to get an idea of what you’re looking for in a home as well as a better understanding of what your budget can buy you. If a home you’re interested in is having...

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3rd Quarter Real Estate Market Report 2016

Our real estate market continues to be hot and while the leaves are falling, the prices of properties in the Southern Georgian Bay area continue to rise! Multiple offers are quickly becoming the Trend.


Renting Your Home: To Furnish or Not

Once you’ve invested in a rental property or have decided to rent out your current property the next question is whether or not to put it on the rental market as furnished or unfurnished...

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Before You Build That Outdoor Fireplace...

So, you’re looking to add a little ambiance to your back patio with an outdoor fireplace, but don’t know where to start. Have no worries! There are several options to consider when...

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Home Renovations: What to Look For In A Contractor

Once a home is purchased, it is not uncommon for new home owners to make changes or upgrades to aspects of the house. Generally, for the bigger renovation jobs you would seek out a contractor...

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What Are Some Types of Clauses That Can Be Included?

There are several types of clauses, each with their own specific benefits & things to consider. Some of the most common clauses you’ll see when buying or selling are...

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Tips & Tricks To Lighting Your Home Like a Pro

Buying or a selling a home can be both an overwhelming and emotional experience. The first and foremost factor to consider is whether or not you have found the right Realtor...

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What To Look For In A Good Realtor

With the average family having 5% of their energy bill due to the cost of lighting, it is important to consider all factors when you are deciding on how to light your house and property...

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How Realistic Are Your “Must Haves” When Buying A Home?

The real estate game can be a tough one to play. It can at times be competitive, disappointing and exhausting. But then, when you drop your boxes down in your new dream home...

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Tips & Tricks For Saving On Energy Costs Year Round

With the cost of energy inching higher and higher every day it seems, as homeowners we look for opportunities to save around every corner in and around our home...

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Safety Never Takes A Holiday, Even Though You Might...

Summer is here and in full swing, as are the adventures of the vacation season. You're out and about, dashing here and there with the kids but isn't everyone else as well...

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What is the Difference Between a Leasehold Property and a Freehold Property

Whether you're hunting for the home of your dreams, a ski chalet or condo in the Blue Mountains or a peaceful waterfront cottage in Meaford, there are so many details and options to explore...

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You're The New Owner Of Your Dream Home But There are Still A Few More Costs To Think About...

As the official paperwork has been completed and your closing costs have been paid, you're the proud new owner of your home. Unfortunately, though, even after paying your lawyer, lender and movers there are a few more costs you will want to keep in mind...

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10 Tips On How To Deal With Clutter When Selling Your Home

Whether you're looking to list your home in today's hot real estate market, planning for your open house or if just looking to give your home a breath of fresh air, de-cluttering your home should be at the top of the list...

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Points To Ponder When Thinking About Selling Your Home Privately

Whether it's your first condo in the Blue Mountains or a classic century home in the heart of Collingwood, living small can be easier said than done. When walking through your new home with your Realtor® the first time, all of those little nooks and crannies...

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10 Ideas To Make Your Small Home Magically larger

When selling your home in today's hot real estate market you might be wondering if you would gain more from selling your home privately instead of listing it with a Realtor in the Collingwood or Georgian Triangle area...

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With Your New Home Comes More Responsibility

Signing the dotted line on closing day and walking through the front door of your new home, are two of the best feelings you enjoy as a homeowner. If that house happens to be your first home, you'll treasure those moments even more. However, after a few days...

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It's All Yours But Don't Forget

You've found your dream home, sealed the deal, patiently awaited the closing date and you've even moved in! Finally, It's ALL YOURS! Whether your new home has stunning views of the Blue Mountains, is steps to the heart of Collingwood or amongst the orchards in Meaford, you'll want to check off every item on the move in the checklist below...

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The seller has accepted your offer, you've sealed the deal and you've waited patiently for your closing date to come - Moving day is finally here! With all of the excitement that has been building as you've waited for this day to come, you don't want to forget that there are still a couple of things that need to happen before your new home is legally yours on the closing date...

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When securing your mortgage for your new home in the Georgian Triangle area , it seems that there are so many terms and options to be aware of. One of those options is the choice to secure an open or a closed mortgage. A Closed Mortgage is the usual choice for most homeowners...

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Moving Day is HERE! But, What Do The Movers Actually Do?

Whether you've decided to sell your home in Collingwood and move to The Blue Mountains, or if you've invested in a beautiful condo as your vacation oasis, there's no doubt that you're excited about moving into your new home! But perhaps not as excited to pack, move and clean. Hiring a mover can...

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are you really ready to move

Congratulations! Your home has sold, and you're ready to move on to your next adventure - But, are you really ready to move? With so much to think about, now that you've sealed the deal, it's tough not to skip over the little things that if forgotten could cause a few hiccups on moving day...

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When buying a home there is a great deal of excitement to be enjoyed, but along with that comes a pile of paperwork to seal the deal. With the right real estate professionals on your team, making sure that every detail is correctly outlined and taken care of before your mortgage closes, is a breeze. Understanding those details, however, can be overwhelming, including the details to do with your mortgage amortization and payment schedule...

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Buying a new home can be an exciting time in your life; whether you've decided to move your family into the heart of Collingwood or buy a ski chalet in the Blue Mountains to enjoy as a vacation home in the winter. In making this new purchase, however, there are many things to think about beyond the fun landscaping ideas that you've been dreaming about...

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When buying a home there are many options available in regards to the type of mortgage you choose to secure from a lender. One of the options you may have is a "high-ratio mortgage" - but what exactly does that mean? A mortgage is considered a high-ratio mortgage when the buyer puts down less than 20% of the purchase price of the home as a down payment...

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When looking to buy a new home in The Georgian Triangle real estate market, it's easy to get swept up in the details and unknown terminology used by your mortgage lender or Realtor®. One of the terms that you might often hear is "conventional mortgage" or perhaps you're really wondering what the difference is between a "mortgage term" and an "amortization schedule"?

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Congratulations! The seller of your new dream home has accepted your offer - But what happens now? You've signed on the dotted line to firm up your deal but there're a few more items that you'll need to check off your to-do list, before placing your new welcome mat at the door. Here are a few things you won't want to forget about having accomplished before your closing date.

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1st Quarter Real Estate Market Report 2016

The winter was mild but the real estate market was hot, hot, hot!While our winter lingered, we were busy with multiple offers. Looking back at the 1st quarter of 2016 the trend of 2015 continued with a rise in both sale prices and in the number of properties sold.



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When you are ready to purchase a home, there are several things you need to consider prior to signing an offer. Legal names and a legal description of the address. A legal description of the address will include more detail than just the street name, number and municipality. Make sure that you have all the legal names of both parties to the Agreement of Purchase and Sale - not nicknames (Patricia – not Pat) - and that they are correct.

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When you are ready to purchase a home, there are several things you need to consider prior to signing an offer. Legal names and a legal description of the address. A legal description of the address will include more detail than just the street name, number and municipality. Make sure that you have all the legal names of both parties to the Agreement of Purchase and Sale - not nicknames (Patricia – not Pat) - and that they are correct.

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With interest rates being at an all-time low in Canada, there's no better time than the present to get into a new home either as a first-time home buyer or as a seasoned home buyer looking to secure that dreamy vacation home in the Blue Mountains. However, with mortgage lenders asking for higher down payments than in previous years, without a nest egg of funds to rely on, how can you buy your property of choice and take advantage of this hot real estate market?

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Buying a new home can be exciting, yet overwhelming because there are so many options! Once you know where you want to live and how much you can afford - It’s time for the fun part... Finding the perfect home. To help you in your quest we've outlined five important things to keep in mind while hunting for your dream house.

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It's not easy finding a home in a market filled with hundreds of properties. That's why there are REALTORS® (sometimes referred to as real estate agents) to help you out. Realtors know what's going on in the real estate market. All the properties in a town that are listed for sale will be on the radar of the local REALTORS®. They can provide any information you might need including the address, price, property size, square footage and usually tax information as well.

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If you don’t have extensive knowledge of construction or maintenance, you might find yourself in a tough position when it comes to hiring your home inspector. Sometimes it’s done in a hurry, or even after an offer to purchase has been made and many people don’t know a thing about the inspector they’ve hired - unless they live in a small community where everyone knows everyone.

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Shopping for a new home can be exciting and a bit scary at the same time. There’s loads of pressure to choose the house with the perfect size, location and amenities to suit you and your family’s needs now – as well as in the future. Wondering whether the house will be too small if you have more children, or too large when they all go to college, is unavoidable.

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4th Quarter Real Estate Market Report

Looking back at the 4th quarter of 2015, Clairwood Real Estate gives you a quick review of the real estate marketing in the Georgian Triangle, finishing the year strong in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Thornbury, Creemore, Blue Mountain, Meaford and the surrounding area.

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Everyone loves pets... Except for homebuyers. It’s hard to imagine anyone taking exception to the presence of your fur baby. For many sellers, their cats or dogs are simply part of the family. However, some people think that pets make the home “extra” dirty, some people have allergies, some are afraid of certain animals, and others will take a disliking to your pet even if they have their own.

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Has the time come for you to buy a new home and sell your current one? If you answered "yes," then you're about to embark on a journey filled with many questions and answers. Generally people choose to sell their home when they set out to make a new purchase. If this is true in your case, the biggest...

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When you’re seeking out your dream home, it’s a fun challenge to consider every single little detail of the property that will affect your daily living and the resale value. One thing to think about is how important parking can be when purchasing your new home. The common things to consider are...

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Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or a real estate veteran, you can always count on lots of unexpected twists and turns. So what are some general things to consider before taking the big leap into ownership? Here’s a checklist of factors to consider before signing on the dotted line...

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For many people, buying a home is the fulfillment of the North American dream. When you purchase your home, you’ll find that there are many personal and financial benefits to home ownership including more Stability. The most obvious advantage to being a homeowner is that you’re guaranteed that no one will raise your rent.

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306-10 Keith Ave.
Collingwood ON  L9Y0W5
(705) 445-7085
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