Looking around you will notice beautiful yellow daffodils and colorful bright tulips, Mother Nature is incredible. After the long, cold wintery months follow warm and rainy days, the opportunity for providing new life. A period of discomfort can provide the basis for a period of happiness.

I know it has been difficult, but we must remain hopeful and when I look around I do have great hope. More people are getting vaccinated, including Tam and myself. We know things may never go back to the way they were, but we do look forward to a new, different, normal. Again we will be able to see our loved ones, kids will go back to school and summer camps. We will again enjoy dinner with friends and family, traveling, concerts, live theatre, and living our best life.

Change is certainly occurring in the real estate market. While we still have low inventory and the market remains a competitive sellers market, we’ve seen the market hesitate. I do not have a crystal ball and I don’t know when we’ll get to the top of the mountain and start rolling downwards, but the overall market data in Canada indicates a shift, especially in the number of new listings compared to a year ago.

Whether you are looking at buying or selling now or in the future, it is always a good idea to be informed of the market conditions and trends in your area. Regardless of what happens with this real estate frenzy, one thing is certain… The sun will always come out again tomorrow.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like to know more specifics on the market status in a particular area or if you are curious about the value of your home or the services we provide.

Max

BRUCE GREY SIMCOE ALWAYS IN SEASON

This natural playground has two of the world’s largest fresh water beaches, Wasaga Beach and Sauble Beach. And some of the best ski hills in Ontario at Blue Mountain, Horseshoe Resort, Mount St. Louis Moonstone & Snow Valley are just a short drive away from major urban centres. Lots of trails to hike, bike, go snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Countless waterfalls and panoramic views, and this is just the beginning.

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.

CREA HOUSING MARKET SNAPSHOT.

MARKET DATA

The Southern Georgian Bay region comprises two distinctive markets.

Home sales in the Western Region, which include Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, and the Municipality of Meaford, numbered 321 units in April 2021. Increasing by +340% from April 2020.

The average price in the Western Region last month was $838,782. This was an increase of +60% from the same period in 2020. The number of active listings was 54% lower than April 2020.

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.

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.

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