Wasaga Beach 6th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

April 19th 10am to 3pm

Wasaga Beach RecPlex; Oakview Woods Gazebo

The highlight of the day is the Easter egg hunt which begins near the gazebo beside the rec plex at 10:30 am sharp. Each child will receive a great prize bag and there will be a special treat for the lucky children who find one of three ‘Golden Eggs’:

  • Easter chocolate basket PLUS 6 month youth membership at the Wasaga Beach YMCA
  • Easter goodie basket  PLUS a Scotiabank $250 Getting There young savers account voucher for Scotiabank and the Town of Wasaga Beach
  • Easter goodie basket PLUS a prize basket with fun swag from 97.7 The Beach and the Town of Wasaga Beach

Unfortunately the Wasaga Beach Lions will not be hosting their Pancake breakfast this year :(

However grilling up burgers and hot dogs and serving popcorn and candy floss is the Wasaga Beach Youth Centre Grill Team. A small fee will be charged for this charity BBQ and proceeds will be put back into programming for the Youth Centre.

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New Listing April 2014: 16 Basswood Drive, Wasaga Beach (Virtual Tour)

Home For Sale At 16 Basswood Drive, Wasaga Beach

$589,000

Wasaga Beach Paintball “Feed The Needy” 2014

Annual 22nd Season Opener – Charity Event
Saturday April 19th, 2014

Last night I paid my first visit to Wasaga Beach Paintball at the east end of town.

It was raining but this didn’t stop a number of people having fun inside.

Managers Christine and Taco made me very welcome and wished to invite everyone to the “Season Opener-Feed The Needy” event on April 19th.

As always a good cause and very reasonable rate for new and experienced paintballers (if that is the correct description) alike.

  • No Pre-Registration…Just come and play.
  • Proceeds go to local food banks and to support Haitian Refugees.
  • 10am Start (Doors open at 9:00).
  • $6 entry for equipment owners.
  • $14 entry with rental package.
  • Paintball sale at $6.00 / 100 balls ($30 per bag of 500).

Contact details : 705 322 6321

The Wasaga Beach Lions Club 21st Annual Home and Garden Show 2014

Saturday April 12th 10am to 5pm

Sunday April 13th 10am to 4pm

Wasaga Beach RecPlex 1724 Mosley Street

It’s taken a long time this year but the snow is finally going. We can all look forward to the spiny and summer.

Normally by the time of the Wasaga Beach Lions Club Home and Garden Show we have enjoyed some warmer days. Not this year but now we can look forward to those long hot days on the deck and the beach.

RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach have a booth and I hope see you there Saturday or Sunday

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Wasaga Beach 2014 Real Estate Sales Figures; March Update

Wasaga Beach Real Estate Market Slowly Coming Back

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The weather has been horrible during March.The snow and cold has still been keeping Home Buyers away and delaying Sellers from listing their homes.

However there was a lot more activity than in the previous 2 months. More homes sold in March than January and February 2104 combined.The number of homes sold and the number of new listings though were down approximately 20% compared to the previous year.

This first week of April has seen much more activity. The snow is (finally) going and there is a pent up demand.

The key figures for March in Wasaga Beach are below.

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

Key figures for March:

32 homes sold.
96 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 33%
96.8% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 71.

Average Sale Price March 2103 -March 2014 $276,216.

Average Sale Price March 2012 – March 2013 $$273,623.

Year To Date:

60 homes sold.
221 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 27%
97% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 66.

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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.

mage courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

Sneak Preview; Sharp Collingwood Condo (Video)

To Be Listed May 2014

CMHC to Increase Mortgage Insurance Premiums

Mortgage Insurance To Cost More from May 1st 2014

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If you buy a home with less than 20% down payment you have to have the mortgage insured against default.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) are increasing the cost of these insurance rates.

Currently the premium is 2.75% of the amount borrowed. This will increase to as much as 3.15%.

To give you actual figures, on a mortgage of $250,000 the premium will be an extra $1,000.

Most buyers add the premium to their mortgage as you don’t have to pay upfront. This can be less “painful” but any increase in premiums will result in a higher monthly payment.

The new rates come into effect on May 1st 2014. The good news is that if you arrange your mortgage before then you will not have to pay the new rates; closing can still be after May 1st.

Click here to read the full article.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach Listing Tour March 18th 2014

4 New Wasaga Beach Listings On Tour This Week

Prices ranging from $159,900 to $419,900

Contact me for more details or to arrange a viewing.

705 441 3179

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Family Comedy Night At The Wasaga Beach RecPlex

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Wasaga Beach 2014 Real Estate Sales Figures; February Update

The Long Winter Keeps Buyers Away

There’s no doubt that the freezing temperature and snow have made for a slow start to the year in home sales. Compared to 2013 the number of sales is down around 25%.

Buyers from outside the area are simply not travelling.

Interestingly the number of people looking at homes on line, on the MLS and various home search web sites has been increasing so the Buyers are out there, they are just not viewing yet.

Similarly people are not listing either. The number of listings for this year are approximately 20% less than 2013.

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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:

15 homes sold.
58 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 26%
97.1% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 63.

Average Sale Price February 2103 – February 2014 $275,533.

Average Sale Price February 2012 – February 2013 $$273,814.

Year To Date:

26 homes sold.
123 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 21%
97% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 59.

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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.