Sunday October 26th 2pm to 4pm
2 Culham Trail Wasaga Beach
5 bedroom home on premium lot in Wasaga Beach Village. Walk out fully finished basement backing on to pond. Numerous upgrades to give you a life of luxury in your weekend retreat or full time residence. Hardwood floors, granite kitchen tops and oversized granite island, under mount sinks and marble counters in bathrooms, oak staircase with wrought iron spindles,separate dining room / coffered ceiling, California shutters, ceiling pot lights throughout home, 24 x 18 raised walk out deck from kitchen, upgraded light fixtures throughout. Gas fireplaces on main floor and in basement. Kitchenette in basement with walkout to interlocking patio. Adjacent to provincial park for hiking and skiing. Walk to the beach and shopping/restaurants at Stonebridge Town
1 Market Lane Wasaga Beach, On, L9Z 0B6 Canada
[email protected] • 705 441 3179
WBYC’s 4th Annual Haunted House
Saturday, October 18, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Sunday, October 19, 2:00pm-4:00pm
“Free with a donation to WBYC or a nonperishable food item for the Food Bank.
Youth Centre members and volunteers will be working hard to transform the Youth Centre into a scary maze of horror and invite you to come in, if you dare.”
This is very well done and scary! Nothing worse than actual people jumping out or suddenly peering at you.
The “experience” is adjusted depending on the age of the visitors so it’s fun for younger ones as well.
The Youth Centre is fantastically transformed and a lot of hard work obviously goes in to it. The building is located on the south side of Mosley Street between 39th and 40th Streets:
1621 Mosley Street (at 39th Street)
Ideal home or vacation cottage for a large or extended family.
4 Culham Trail In Wasaga Beach Village.
- 7 bedrooms including 2 Master Suites and 4 bathrooms .
- Premium lot overlooking the village pond and fountain.
- Kitchen with granite counter tops, solid wood upgraded extended cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.
- Great Room with 20ft ceiling, a feature gas tiled fireplace and huge picture windows looking out to the pond.
- Professionally fully finished basement with 2 bedrooms, 4-piece bathroom, storage room and huge rec room with walk-out.
- Hook up for natural gas BBQ.
- Hardwood flooring.
- Walk to the beach, restaurants, shops, nature trails and Stonebridge Town Centre.
Cineplex Community Day At Saturday October 18th 2104
Galaxy Cinema Collingwood
“Join us on the morning of Saturday October 18 at all Cineplex Entertainment theatres for Community Day in support of the Free The Children Foundation. Doors open at 8:30 am with a great selection of FREE movies beginning at 9:00am. Plus, enjoy a regular popcorn, regular fountain drink and selected candy for only 2 DOLLARS each with 100% of the proceeds donated to Free The Children Foundation!”
51 50th Street North Wasaga Beach
Maintenance Free Living On The Desirable North Side Of Mosley Street
- Short walk to the longest freshwater beach in the world, shops and restaurants.
- Short drive to the skiing at Blue Mountain.
- Open concept living.
- Completely renovated.
- Put it in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) *The Realtor Database
- Put it online
- Put a sign in the yard
- New roof.
- New Insulation.
- Totally rewired.
- New Kitchen.
- New Bathroom.
- New flooring.
Wasaga Beach Municipal Election 2014
Voting by Internet or Phone
October 17th to 27th
Understanding The Home Buyer
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.
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 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.
p2 The Importance of Proximity In Your Home Sale
What is proximity?
We’ve all heard the three most important things when it comes to real estate is location, location, location. Now, we might look at proximity as being very similar to the idea of location, but here is the definition of what proximity is: A noun, nearness in space, time, or relationship.
You might be asking, “What does proximity mean when it comes to selling my home?”
Here are things to look at in Proximity:
How far away is the home you’re selling from their work? From their current family and friends? From their favourite vet? From the grocery store? Or just good restaurants and things to do?
How much time are they going to spend in a car? Commuting? In traffic?
What is the school district like? What is the neighbourhood like?
Buyers are looking at that formula p1 x p2 x p3 = “This is the one”.
p1, which is price, can be a bit higher if p2, which is Proximity, matches up with where they want to be and the conveniences.
If the commute gets a little long… If the area isn’t super convenient… If the school district isn’t their favourite… Buyers start to deduct dollars off the home.
Home Buyers care about pictures more than anything.
Remember, the home search starts online. And what a Home Buyer is looking at is pictures.
Sure, it’s easy to take photos now.
But if your real estate agent is out taking photos with their camera phone or some old school digital camera and not willing to invest a little bit of money to get professional photography, you’re going to miss out on making your home look great online and attracting the right type of buyer, who is willing to pay Top Dollar for your property.
Studies show that listings with professional photos generate an average of 139% more clicks when compared to similar listings without professional photos. And 83% of buyers said photos were the most valued thing in their home search online.
Click here for your “Free Market Activity Report.”
Open House: 51 50th Street North Wasaga Beach
Saturday and Sunday September 20th and 21st
2pm to 4pm
Maintenance free living situated on the desirable north side of Mosley Street, a short walk to the longest freshwater beach in the world, shops and restaurants and only a short drive to the skiing at Blue Mountain.
Completely renovated 2 bedroom cottage:
August Traditionally A Quiet Summer Month But Still More Sales Than 2013
Click here for your “Free Market Activity Report.”
Although still part of the summer holiday season August is always quieter than June and July ( September can be a busy month though.)
Last month did see the trend of higher sales than the previous year continue which is positive news.
For 2014 as a whole a healthy 97.2% of list price is being achieved and the average days on market is creeping to below 2 months which is good for Wasaga Beach.
The key figures for August in Wasaga Beach are below.
They should be studied if buying or selling a home and discussed with your REALTOR®.
Key figures for August:
35 homes sold.
91 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 38%
96.80% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 68.
Year To Date:
291 homes sold.
743 new listings.
Sales to listing ratio 39%
97.22% of listing price achieved.
Average days on market 61.
Average Sale Price August 2103 -August 2014 $283,945.
Average Sale Price August 2012 – August 2013 $$271,336
The above statistical results are from the MLS® System of the South Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® for the sale of single family homes.
Sunday September 7th 10am till 9pm
FREE ICE CREAM
Sylvia’s made a great video this week for me advertising “Grandma’s Beach Treats” 1st ever client appreciation day.
She explained it was a big and heartfelt thank you to all the customers that make the business such a success.
Unfortunately some gremlins appeared and the vide doesn’t work
Just imagine Sylvia saying all this and see you tomorrow :
“Please stop at the Grocery Store to select some non-perishable food items for the Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food bank. Lets make this one of the largest food drives of the year.
- Bring your reading glasses to assist in filling in the ballots for our hourly prize draws and the Grand Prize gift basket.
- Put on your thinking cap regarding a possible face painting theme and plan your visit from 2:00 – 5:00
- If you want to take home some balloon art we will be able to accommodate you from 2:00 – 8:00 with a couple of artists taking turns.
- BRING A FOLDING CHAIR if you want to sit around and enjoy the incredible vocals of Shawn Crozier from 5:00 – 7:00. ( Cross your fingers and he may arrive early but he has another engagement that evening so 7:00 will be the last song.)
- We will also have an additional vocalist “Emilie Que” from 2:00 – 5:00- YAY!
- Finally, leave a little space in your belly for a F*R*E*E* Ice Cream cone. Thanks to some help from our suppliers we have plenty of Creamy Soft Serve Ice Cream (Chocolate / Vanilla or Twist). We also have four Flavours of our delicious hand scooped Ice Cream.
- Please don’t forget your Food Bank donation.
- Please don’t be in a hurry! We anticipate lineups and look forward to taking time to say hello. The weather forecast is looking GREAT!
Share, tag, like…. do it all. Lets spread the word and create a crowd!”
1014 Mosley Street Corner of 22nd Street.