“McInnis & Mckay” Real Estate Team

Lennon & McCartney?

Batman & Robin?

Or McInnis & Mckay :

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For Sale: Legal Duplex 495 Hurontario Street Collingwood

Legal non conforming duplex

    • Income generating investment with both units currently rented.
    • OR….. live in one unit and rent the other.
    • Main floor: 3 bedrooms, over 2,700 sq ft, 2 bathrooms, tenant on month to month and been renting for over 5 years.
    • Upper floor: over 1,200 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, tenant on annual lease till August 2015.
    • Both tenants pay their own hydro ( separately metered.)

Dairy Queen Wasaga Beach “Fan Appreciation Day” (Video)

Dairy Queen Main Street Wasaga Beach

January 31st 2015 All Day

50% Off Many Products Plus Free Coffee :)

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I’ve mentioned before that anyone running their own business has my admiration.

After the struggles of the last few years I think anyone investing in a business in Wasaga Beach should have all our admiration.

It feels as though the town has turned a corner with the new Mayor, councillors and the real estate market picking up.

Sherry Schaap and family have opened a new DQ at a brand new site on Main Street and if any town should have a Dairy Queen then surely it must be Wasaga Beach.

They are holding a “Fan Appreciation Day” on January 31st and I’m sure where Ice Cream is involved, even in winter, it won’t be a hardship to support DQ on the day.

I twisted the Aaron the manager’s arm to give a quick invite and it is quick :)

Hope to see you there.

For Sale: 12 Britton Court Wasaga Beach

Custom Built Home On Marlwood Golf Course

$489,900

“Fully Loaded” As They Say

    • All brick raised bungalow.
    • Over 3,700 sq feet of living space.
    • Main floor hardwood and ceramics, no carpet.
    • 4 bedroom plus 3 bathrooms including luxury en suite with over sized shower.
    • Granite counter tops and glass back splash.
    • Upgraded light fixtures.
    • Huge finished basement with sized windows.

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Wasaga Beach 2014 Real Estate Sales Figures; December Update

 

Here Is The Good news For The Wasaga Beach Real Estate Market in 2014:

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For Wasaga Beach this increase in the number of units sold and the average price is the highest for a number of years.

There was a slow start to 2014 and the low number of sales in the first 3 months was mainly due to the weather. The market then became busy and continued right up to Christmas. The weather in November and December helped. Early January 2015 has continued to be busier than normal as well.

24 homes sold in December 2014 compared to 10 inDecember 2013!!

Sellers realized the market was still active and there were 46 new listings compared to 29 the previous year; lots of choice for buyers.

A 52% Sales To Listing ratio pushed the figure up to 43% for the year. It is not that long ago that this figure was 30%; less than one in three homes were selling but now we are edging towards half the listings being sold.

Finally it is worth noting that during 2014 the homes that did sell were on the market for an average of 63 days. To generalize if your home is priced correctly you can expect it to sell within 2 months.

So a very good end to the year. Lets see if it continues in 2015 :)

The key figures for December in Wasaga Beach are below.

They should be studied if buying or selling a home and discussed with your REALTOR®.

Key figures for December:

24 homes sold.
46 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 52%
96.10% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 86.

Year To Date:

463 homes sold.
1069 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 43%
96.80% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 65.

Average Sale Price December 2103 -December 2014 $286,424.

Average Sale Price December 2012 – December 2013 $274,582.

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The above statistical results are from the MLS® System of the South Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® for the sale of single family homes.

 

Enrique Photo Art At Wasaga Beach SledFest

Wasaga Beach SledFest January 2015

Stunning photos as always courtesy of Enrique Photo Art :)

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The 3 P’s of How A Buyer Searches For Homes Part 1

Selling Your Wasaga Beach Home: Understanding The Home Buyer

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Whatever your reasons for selling your home and moving, it helps to put yourself in a Home Buyer’s shoes and think about their reasons for house hunting and looking to buy a new home.

With 92% of Home buyers starting their home search online, (according to National Association of Realtors report) you have to have a Real Estate Agent that understands the technology, internet marketing, focuses their marketing of showcasing your home and capitalizes on connecting with Home Buyers early in their home search.

With the average Realtor only generating 4 contacts a year from their website, how many real estate agents do you think really understand online search and internet marketing?

The 3 P’s of Getting Your Home Sold

First, if you have talked with a real estate agent or have been poking around online you might have found another kind of 3 P’s. This is the 3 P’s that the average real estate agent does in marketing your home for sale.

  • Put it in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) *The Realtor Database
  • Put it online
  • Put a sign in the yard

 

The 3 P’s I’m talking about though is about understanding the mindset of the Home Buyer that is out there house hunting and could potentially buy your home.

What follows is the equation.

p1 x p2 x p3 = Your Home Sale For Maximum Price

These 3 P’s are all connected and each plays a different importance to the Buyer. The importance can shift and adjust based on other parts of equation, I’ll explain what I mean by that later.

 

p1 is Price

Pricing Your Home For Sale

Of course, price matters when listing your home for sale. But not in the way you think. I’m not talking about pricing your home so low that we are giving it away to some investor looking for a “steal.”

What I’m talking about with Price in this context and this article is…

… The List Price and how that Impacts the Buyers home search.

Remember how I said 92% of Buyers are starting their home search online.

Well, there is this weird thing about pricing and online home search.

Majority of home search websites have built in dollar amount defaults in increments of $50,000 or $25,000 it seems. Meaning a buyer starts a search by putting in the location they’d like to live and checking $300,000 from the max drop down box and $250,000 from the minimum drop down box.

See, price isn’t just about affordability. Price is the way Buyers search.

Pricing your home for sale isn’t just about what it’s worth or what it will sell for. Price is also the most impactful piece of marketing your home because of how Buyers search today.

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Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival 2015

Red Carpet Gala Awards

January 24th 2015,

Wasaga Beach RecPlex

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Wasaga Beach is not just for the summer. Local business’ and volunteers are working hard in several areas to create a year round destination. One must applaud their efforts.

Hot on the heels of the second annual SledFest is the 4th Annual Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival this January.

Public viewing and voting take place on Friday January 23rd from 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 10pm. View and Vote Tickets allow entrance to all view and vote sessions and all related exhibits and entertainment during the view and vote sessions. $3.00 each and $5.00 for an entire family.

If you wish click here to view the films and vote before the main event.

“View and Vote” plus “Gala” night tickets are available from Sunset Grill, Stonebridge Town Centre, Wild Wings, Sears and The Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce.

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For Sale Soon: 12 Britton Court Wasaga Beach

View Before Home Is On the MLS

To Be Listed Late January

Contact me for more information 705 441 3179 [email protected]

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Wasaga Beach SledFest 2015

Snow Mobile Drag Racing

Main Beach January 3rd  & 4th 2015

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No one can argue that Wasaga Beach as a destination has lost some of it’s appeal over the last few years.

Starting with the fire there has been a lot of negative talk and the number of visitors has been dropping.

HOWEVER several companies and individuals have been working hard to put Wasaga Beach back on the map. There is a definitely a feeling of optimism with the new Mayor and council adding to this.

Annual events are critical to this process. February is known for the Snowman Mania and to start the year for the second year running we have the SledFest at the main beach.

It all starts Saturday and runs all weekend:

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