Dinner & A Movie In Wasaga Beach

For 8 Weeks This Autumn

What a great idea.

Now what we really did is a proper cinema.

I know nothing about the economics. Maybe a multi screen venue is the only way to be profitable but I grew up with 2 screen cinemas back in England and I’m sure that would be a success here in Wasaga Beach.

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The Nottawasaga River At It’s Best

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Courtesy of Lishansky Photography

Open House: 5 Penny Lane Wasaga Beach

Executive Home At 5 Penny Lane Wasaga Beach

Open House Saturday August 23rd 1pm to 3pm

$499,000

  • Custom built executive home in one of the most desirable areas of Wasaga Sands.
  • Mature treed lot of over 1/2 an acre.
  • 5 bedrooms plus huge bonus room.
  • Cherry Bruce Hardwood flooring, cathedral ceilings and highly efficient air handler and boiler.
  • Monthly gas heating costs average $100 with in floor heating on all main floor tiled areas and throughout the fully finished basement.
  • Main floor master suite with jacuzzi tub and glass shower.
  • Bonus room over double garage 22` x 9`6`; great kids area, office or studio.
  • Double sided fireplace, formal dining room, inside access to double garage.
  • Fully finished basement with 2 bedrooms, bathroom and rec room.
  • Central vac, gas hook up for stove and water line for fridge.
  • Laundry can be moved to main floor.
  • 8 person hot tub on lighted patio

What Is Your Wasaga Beach Home Worth??

Discover What Price Wasaga Beach Homes Are Really Selling for…& How Fast They Are Selling!

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If you’re curious about what your home may be worth, here’s an easy way to find out what homes like yours are selling for in today’s market.

Plus: Get a FREE “Market Activity Report” with up to the minute stats based on all the homes for sale and sold in your area over the last 6 months in all price ranges.

To get your FREE “Market Activity Report” simply visit:

www.WasagaUpdate.com

Wasaga Beach 2014 Real Estate Sales Figures; July Update

61% Sales To Listing Ratio In Wasaga Beach Last Month & Over 50 Homes Sold  (Again)

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Click here for your “Free Market Activity Report.”

The number of homes sold in Wasaga Beach in July 2014 continued the trend set in June.

The cold winter and wet spring are definitely behind us and the market is very active. For the third month running over 50 homes sold.

To put this into some perspective in both 2012 and 2013 there was only one month each year when over 50 homes sold.

The 12 month average sales price is also a heathy $13,000 higher.

The key figures for July in Wasaga Beach are below.

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

Key figures for July:

53 homes sold.
87 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 61%
97.2% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 68.

Year To Date:

268 homes sold.
713 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 38%
97.15% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 60.

Average Sale Price July 2103 -July 2014 $286,276.

Average Sale Price July 2012 – July 2013 $$273,168.

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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.

 

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY BOOKHOUSES

This Is A Neat Idea

“Take a book, leave a book!

Wasaga Beach is now home to Little Free Library Bookhouses! The Wasaga Beach Public Library has installed Bookhouses at the RecPlex, Community Gardens, Town Hall playground and the Sports Park. The lovely blue Bookhouses were constructed by the Wasaga Woodworkers Club. Little Free Library Bookhouses offer complimentary books for adults and children using a “take a book, leave a book” sharing plan. Visit one of the Bookhouses and help yourself to something great to read, or if you have books you would like to donate, please place them in a Bookhouse for other community members to enjoy.”

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200th Anniversary; Wasaga Under Siege

200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF NOTTAWASAGA BAY AND THE DESTRUCTION AND SINKING OF HMS NANCY

August 14th, 15th 16th & 17th 2014

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Unlike the last few years there is no clash with the Elvis Festival in Collingwood. One of the main summer events in Wasaga Beach is not in competition with the “King.” This year is the 200th anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Nancy the  “annual living history festival commemorating a War of 1812 battle between Americans, British and First Nations” takes place over 4 days.

The full schedule can be viewed here but highlights include the free Commemorative Ceremonies on Thursday between 10am and noon, daily battles at the Nancy Island Historic site grand encampment and at dusk on Saturday “Fireworks, cannon fire and the musical finale of the 1812 overture will engulf the Nottawasaga River” !!

Admission is only $5 daily and under 12′s are free.

Wasaga Beach 2014 Real Estate Sales Figures; June Update

More Home Sales In June Than Any Other Month In 2014

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Significantly the “Sales to Listing” ratio was up to 59%. This increased that statistic for the year to 34% from May’s 30%. Finally (just) over 1 in 3 listings have sold in Wasaga Beach this year.

If the trend continues during July and August then the figures for 2014 should be very healthy compared to previous years.

Equally pleasing the 12 month average price has increased over $13,000 from the 2013 figure. This is the largest increase for several years.

The key figures for June in Wasaga Beach are below.

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

Key figures for June:

56 homes sold.
95 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 59%
96.25% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 52

Average Sale Price June 2103 -June 2014 $285,065.

Average Sale Price June 2012 – June 2013 $$271,975.

Year To Date:

212 homes sold.
624 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 34%
97.05% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 60.

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Image courtesy of jannoon028 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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

 

Wasaga Beach”Jazz In The Park” 2014 Starts Tuesday July 8th

Tuesdays From July 8th to August 26th; 7pm to 9pm

Wasaga Beach RecPlex

It’s always a sure sign that the warm weather is here when the Free concerts start on Tuesday at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex at 1724 Mosley Street.

“Stir It Up’ kicks this season off tomorrow. Bring a chair and some cash if you want for the 50/50 draw :)

 

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Open House: 6 Brandy Lane Drive #201, Collingwood

Open House: 6 Brandy Lane Drive #201, Collingwood

Saturday & Sunday July 12th & 13th

Noon to 2pm

Plenty of time to visit this modern cottage and enjoys the views before watching the World Cup Final :)

      • Rarely available 1,285 sq ft end unit at below builders pricing.
      • Lots of windows in this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in the Wyldewood community.
      • Entertain, dine and relax in the Great Room whilst enjoying panoramic view of the Blue Mountains and the outdoor pool from 2 adjoining balconies.
      • Over $15,000 of upgrades.
      • Eco-engineered laminate flooring throughout the Great Room and main hall.
      • Glass shower, brick gas fireplace, granite kitchen, stainless steel appliances, screen doors, pot lights, gas BBQ hook up.
      • Locker and parking space.
      • Condo facilities include in ground pool.
      • Minutes to skiing at Blue Mountain, Georgian Bay and trails.