For Sale: 57 Maple Drive Wasaga Beach

Executive Home On Over 1/2 Acre In Wasaga Sands

3,000 Sq Ft Of Living Space

      • 5 bedrooms (3 on main floor) and 3 bathrooms.
      • Extremely brigh withe extra windows and 9′ ceilings.
      • Hardwood, 2 gas fireplaces and numerous other upgrades create a rich but cosy ambience.
      • Extended kitchen cupboards with cornice, porcelain tile, extra electrical outlets, central vac, storm doors, invisible screens in kitchen doors, extra lighting.
      • Fully finished basement with huge rec room, 2 bedrooms and full bathroom.
      • Professionally landscaped, mature front and back yards with multiple gardens.
      • 2 level deck and stunning gazebo with permanent shingled roof.
      • Attached double garage with full rear door.
      • Paved drive, flagstone front walk and granite slab side walkway to garage side door.
      • Views over fields behind.
      • Walk to McIntrye Creek and trails.

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Wasaga Beach 2015 Real Estate Sales Figures; February Update

Another Month of Strong Home Sales

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Last month I posed the question ” Would the Wasaga Beach Real Estate Market continue to be as active in 2015?”

The answer for January was YES! The answer for February is YES!

Even with the bitter and record breaking cold buyers are purchasing homes for sale in Wasaga Beach.

February 2015 saw 66% more homes sold than February 2014.

The “Sales to Listing” ratio was 37% which is high for February and also taking into account the number of homes for sale in Wasaga Beach being listed.

Sellers realise that homes are selling this early in the year and are not waiting for the fabled” Spring Market.” I have always felt anyway that the “Spring Market” starts in January as buyers are looking and researching on line as soon as the new year festivities ( and hangovers :) ) have finished. Any Seller needs to be listed NOW to have this critical on line presence. Viewing statistics prove that this is happening.

The key figures for February in Wasaga Beach are below.

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

Key figures for February:

25 homes sold.
67 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 37%
97.17% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 67.

Year To Date:

40 homes sold.
121 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 33%
97.47% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 77.

Average Sale Price February 2104 -February 2015 $288,923.

Average Sale Price February 2013 -February 2014 $274,271.

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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.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

An Optimistic “Buzz” In Wasaga Beach

Sunny Days Ahead For Wasaga Beach :)

I stay away from politics on this site but one can’t ignore the local election last year that saw a new Mayor and several new councillors; in fact only 2 people remain on council from before.

It seemed the town was just ready for a change. This doesn’t necessarily reflect badly on the former regime (and this is an argument I don’t want to get into) but more I believe that the town wanted new ideas and a change of direction.

Inevitavbly new people will bring more enthusiasm, this occurs in any walk of life. They are fresh for want of a better description.

This enthusiasm is reflected in the local population and there is a definite optimism to the town as we head out of winter.

New events are already planned including the Air Show, Ribfest and Motor Cycle Rally. Even with the extreme cold Snowman Mania was well attended.

Last week Chef Bob at Catch 22 installed his new sign and the “sunny outlook” is just “perfect.”

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Well Done Worsley Elementary School Wasaga Beach

Worsley Elementary Top Ten: Fraser Institute’s Fastest Improving Schools

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Worsley Elementary School places sixth on the Fraser Institute’s list of the ten fastest improving schools over the last five years, out of 3,037 Ontario schools.

Schools are ranked based on nine academic indicators from the results of province-wide reading, writing and math tests.

Worsley improved from 5.4 in 2013/20114 to 7.

Out of interest Birchview Dunes and St. Noel Chabanel stayed about the same.

For Sale: 16 Basswood Drive Wasaga Beach

Stunning Wasaga Sands Estate Home On 3/4 Acre Lot

$559,900

 

  • Rarely available 3/4 acre lot backing on to ravine and McIntyre Creek.
  • Open plan with over 2,500 sq ft on the main floor.
  • 4 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, family room and main floor laundry/mud room.
  • A/C installed 2013.
  • Insulated triple garage.
  • Tastefully decorated with 9` ceilings, hardwood and wainscoting that enhance the richness of this executive home.
  • 9` ceilings in the basement just waiting to be finished to give your family the ultimate rec area.

For Sale: 84 Fairway Crescent Wasaga Beach-SOLD In 4 Days

Just Check Out The Pool :)

$389,900

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  • Custom built home with 3 bedrooms on main floor.
  • Open plan living.
  • In ground salt water pool with gas and solar heating.
  • Interlock stone decking surround pool.
  • 2 tier deck with wood skirting and glass railings.
  • Hot tub-it.DSC_0011
  • Sprinkler system.
  • Inside cathedral ceiling.
  • Fully finished basement with large rec room, 4th bedroom, 3rd bathroom and lots of storage.
  • Hunter Douglas customer made blinds.
  • A/C, water softener and Venmar HRV system.
  • 2 gas fireplaces.
  • Triple garage and interlocking stone drive.

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Pre-MLS Listing: 16 Basswood Drive Wasaga Beach

For Sale Soon

Wasaga Sands Estate Home With3/4 Acre Backing On To Ravine

$559,900

    • Over 2,500 sq ft on the main floor.
    • 4 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, family room and main floor laundry/mud room.
    • A/C installed 2013.
    • Insulated triple garage.
    • Tastefully decorated with 9` ceilings, hardwood and wainscoting .
    • 9` ceilings in the basement just waiting to be finished to give your family the ultimate rec area.

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For Sale: 65 Donald Crescent Wasaga Beach

Great Starter Or Family Home In Wasaga Beach

Only $224,900

  • Move in ready!
  • Three bedrooms on second level including a large Master.
  • Open concept main level.
  • Eat in kitchen with sliding doors to deck with Hot Tub.
  • Fully finished basement with rec room and 2 piece bath.
  • Shingles and Windows have been replaced (2010).
  • Single garage.

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Pre-MLS Listing: 84 Fairway Crescent-SOLD In 4 Days

Get Full Details Before The Home Hits The MLS

$389,900

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A Private Oasis

  • 1,500 sq ft with 3 bedrooms on the main floor and fully finished basement.
  • Triple garage.
  • Pool salt water system with diving board – 8ft
  • Hot tub – pump and heater 4 years old.
  • Winter/Safety cover brand new
  • Safety Fence around pool – removable -
  • Interlock stone decking around pool
  • Gas pool heater 4 years old
  • Solar Pool heater
  • Glass railing around over sized 2 tier deck
  • In ground sprinkler system covers entire property including flower beds $3500
  • Air Conditioning
  • Water Softener
  • Venmar HRV System
  • Interlock stone drive way 6 vehicles
  • 2 fireplaces
  • Fenced yard with decorative metal gates
  • Garden Shed

 

 

Wasaga Beach 2015 Real Estate Sales Figures; January Update

January Continues To Be Busy

 

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After a very healthy end to the 2014, the question was ” Would the Wasaga Beach Real Estate Market continue to be as active in 2015?”

The answer for January was YES!

The early months of 2014 were seriously affected by the weather but this year buyers were present and putting pen to paper; just under 75% more homes sold in Wasaga Beach this January compared to January 2014.

2014 saw a sales to listing ratio of only 17%; in 2015 it was 30% which is well above average for the month.

This busy market was evident in the rest of South Georgian Bay. The South Georgian Bay Association of REALTIORS® noted:

“Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in well above year-ago levels in January 2015. Home sales numbered 135 units in January, up 26.2 per cent from the same month in 2014 and the best start to the year since 2004.

There were 10.2 months of inventory at the end of January, down from 14.3 months at the end of January 2014 and below the average for this time of year as well.

Sales of all types of properties numbered 157 units in January, an increase of 25.6 per cent compared to the same month in 2014. The total value of all properties sold in January 2015 was $52.4 million, up 41.6 per cent from last January.”

So things are looking rosy at the moment and there is every reason to believe this will continue. We shall se :)

The key figures for January in Wasaga Beach are below.

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

Key figures for January:

18 homes sold.
60 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 30%
97.98% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 92.

Year To Date:

18 homes sold.
60 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 30%
97.98% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 92.

Average Sale Price January 2104 -January 2015 $287,398.

Average Sale PriceJanuary 2013 -January 2014 $275,139.


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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.