The Beacon Restaurant Wasaga Beach Christmas Party

Christmas Freakin At The Beacon

Saturday December 20th

This is “the” weekend for Christmas parties in 2014.

If you want to get out and about the Beacon in Wasaga Beach is holding a Christmas Party on Saturday.

Have fun :)


Wasaga Beach 2014 Real Estate Sales Figures; November Update

2004 Was The Last Year This Many Homes Sold In Wasaga Beach In November


The snow falling reminds everyone how long last winter lasted. It certainly had a detrimental effect on the real estate market in Wasaga Beach with homes sales being low for the first 3 months.

Sales started to bounce back in April and this continued right into November which traditionally can see a slowing down.

Not this year: 27% more sales than in November 2013.

The Sales to Listings ratio was high at 70% and is moving in the right direction for the year at 43%. It is not than long ago when less than 1 in 3 listings were selling in Wasaga Beach.

The key figures for November in Wasaga Beach are below.

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

Key figures for November:

38 homes sold.
54 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 70%
96.60% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 73.

Year To Date:

439 homes sold.
1018 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 43%
96.90% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 63.

Average Sale Price November 2103 -November 2014 $283,630.

Average Sale Price November 2012 – November 2013 $$274,616.

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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.

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Home For Sale In Wasaga Beach Village: 72 White Sands Way Wasaga Beach

Premium Lot Backing On To Forest & Trails With Basement Walk Out


  • Ideal home or vacation cottage in Wasaga Beach Village.
  • Hardwood flooring, 9` ceilings, gas fireplace and main floor laundry.
  • Picture windows looking out to the trails.
  • Basement with oversized windows and walk out.
  • Walk to the beach, restaurants, shops, nature trails and Stonebridge Town Centre.
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One Day Workshop: Use Vendor Take Back Mortgages to Build Your Portfolio and Increase Your Profits

In-depth understanding of using two key alternative financing strategies – vendor take-back mortgages and private money

Wasaga Beach resident Andrew Brennan is an award winning full time real estate investor and author. Here is an opportunity for the more experienced investor can start 2015 with a one day workshop learning how to “use other people’s money.” Click here for full details. Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 10.19.54 AM

Free Family Portrait At Petals In Thyme Wasaga Beach

Just In Time For Christmas

I’ve seen pop up restaurants on the Gordon Ramsey TV shows but never a studio.

It may be my ignorance or Wasaga Beach and Patti Friday and Petals In Thyme are at the cutting edge :)

This pod cast promo is pretty neat as well: Beach Booster Radio Promo

“Come in for a Christmas pic and to watch Fawn spin her beautiful art yarns. No stories, just wool… We will also be taking orders for pre-booked holiday flowers and offering 15% off. We will be offering lucky draws (Not underwear!) for pottery and a few other goodies…”




Seller Tips For A Smooth Home Inspection

How Sellers Can  Help The Home Inspection Go Positively ID-100206787


The home inspection is frequently the last step to selling your home.

Weeks or months of preparation, showings and negotiations can hinge on this inspection and with all the emotions involved the last thing anyone wants are delays.

A seller can certainly aid the situation by following these simple tips:

  • Test all smoke detectors and light bulbs.
  • Replace the furnace filter.
  • Replace or repair broken doorknobs, locks, latches, window screens, gutters and downspouts.
  • Ensure the water, gas and electricity is on (especially in an area of second/vacation homes.)
  • Take pets out.
  • Allow easy access to the attic, hydro panel, furnace and water heater.
  • Unlock any access areas.

Then wait for the documentation that your home has sold.

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Christmas Is Coming To Wasaga Beach Part 2

“Funderland” & Breakfast With Santa

Sunday November 30th

After the Tree Lighting & Parade on the previous 2 days, Sunday is a bit more relaxed.

From 9am families can enjoy pancakes and sausages with Santa in The Lions Den at the RecPlex.

If the kids have energy to burn after that then move next door for the annual FREE Funderland from 9am to 2pm.



Christmas Is Coming To Wasaga Beach Part 1

Wasaga Beach Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade

Friday November 28th & Saturday November 29th

This Friday see the start of the festivities here in Wasaga Beach with the annual Tree Lighting.

A bit of intrigue this year; will it be the old or new Mayor ??? :)

7 pm at Oakview Woods Gazebo next to thee RecPlex.

“Festive carols, lead by the Prime Time Singers
and sip a hot cup of chocolate.

Be prepared for a surprise visit from Santa Claus!”

As always the Wasaga Beach Christmas Parade is the next day.

The parade starts at 2pm from 22nd and Dunkerron Streets and heads south along Mosley Street all the way to the RecPlex.

A reception will then be held at the ReCPlex.

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Wasaga Beach 2014 Real Estate Sales Figures; October Update

Busy Year Continues Into October.

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Click here for your “Free Market Activity Report.”

With more home sales in September than any other month in 2014 a slow down in October was inevitable.

Still over 40 homes sold with an average sale price of over $290,000; $291,048 to be precise.

When one members that for the first few moths of the year sales were down on 2013  and now for the year so far more homes have sold, then the upward trend is apparent.

This coupled with an increase in the average price is good news.

One very surprising number was only 44 new listings for the month. New Listings tend to slow down as the year ends  and it will be interesting to see if such large drops continue.

The key figures for October in Wasaga Beach are below.

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

Key figures for October:

41 homes sold.
44 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 93%
95.80% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 81.

Year To Date:

394 homes sold.
842 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 46%
96.80% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 67.

Average Sale Price October 2103 -October 2014 $283,446.

Average Sale Price October 2012 – October 2013 $$276,205.

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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.

A Wasaga Beach Winter Sunset

November 13th 2014

Well winter and the snow certainly arrived yesterday here in Wasaga Beach.

Only a day earlier Enrique Photo Art caught this glorious Wasaga Beach sunset.