It has been one year since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic and so many things have happened since then. We have all been affected one way or another and while there is still a way to go, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. With more vaccines being administered each day, we can visualize finally being able to safely visit and hug our loved ones, going to a Jay’s game and taking that overdue vacation.
In real estate, we saw many homeowners accelerating their plans to retire out of urban places to move to the country with the opportunity to work from home. Single-family homes and properties with acreage became a commodity.
As I said in my blog a year ago “Space is the New Luxury”
We saw many record breaking stats from average sale prices to number of sales but we also saw the months of inventory decrease drastically.
I believe that there will always be the need for some to live in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city and places like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa will continue to have a strong real estate market.
I also think that our area will continue to thrive with people looking to retire to a smaller community that still offers year-round outdoor activities, or people looking to continue working remotely from home and avoiding long commutes. As more and more people get vaccinated, the condo market will start gaining momentum.
One thing is certain 2020 finished strongly and I believe 2021 will be the continuation of a seller’s market.
REMEMBERING ROGER KOLBUC
We were saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend Roger Kolbuc.
He was a prominent realtor in the Muskoka/Parry Sound district and was known and loved by many.
Roger will warmly be remembered for his: generosity, strength & intelligence, humour & cheekiness.
Our hearts go out to his family, may they have comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Rest in peace Roger.
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.
Home sales in the Western Region, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, and the Municipality of Meaford, numbered 127 units in January 2021. Increasing by +16.5% from January 2020.
The average price in the Western Region last month was $816,964. This was an increase of +29.9% from the same period in 2020 but we continue to see lower number of active listings compared to a year ago.
Take a look at the breakdown by municipal area.
If you would like to know what does all of this mean to you as you are considering selling or buying, simply give me a call or send me an email and I’ll be happy to help. There is no cost or obligation on your part to have an initial meeting and go over what is important to you, what are your needs and wants. As everyone’s situation is different, it would be my pleasure to offer you my expertise and advice.
THE NEW STUDIO
2020 Has Changed The Way We Do Business For Sure.
Along with our shop move to 321 Hurontario Street we have built a new in-house studio to be able to showcase our listings online and talk about the market. Green-screen, guided virtual walkthroughs of listings, community videos, interviews, webinars and podcasts will easily be accomplished in our new audio/video stage and control room. This is the future of Real Estate presentations and online information and we are proud to say we are leading the way. Stay tuned for more as we roll out our new media channels and invite you to join, watch and listen.
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