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I have listed a new property at 9015 BEACHWOOD RD in Wasaga Beach.
Residential building lot on the west end of Wasaga Beach with a short drive to downtown Collingwood and Blue Mountain. This corner location would have the potential to be severed into two lots. One water/sewer connection currently. Local Improvement charges of $932.99 until the end of 2018. Development fees will apply at time of building permit application. Land - DRY
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I have sold a property at 60 22 RAMBLINGS WY in Collingwood.
Rarely available end unit in desirable Ruperts Landing gated community on Georgian Bay. Bright open plan main floor leading to deck overlooking wooded area. 2 large bedrooms on second floor with semi ensuite to master. Balcony off of master bedroom. Newer roof, windows and doors. Decks to be updated. 2 minutes walk to rec plex with tennis courts, indoor swimming pool, rec room etc. Potential as investment property or to enjoy as a summer home and rent out to winter skiers when you head "south."
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All Brick St Lucia Model: Over 2,000 sq ft On Main Floor


Excellent value near Blueberry Trails. Open plan living with circular oak staircase lead leading to family room with cathedral ceiling, kitchen with dining nook with door to deck plus separate oversized formal dining room. Large master suite has walk in closet and door to deck. 2 further bedrooms on the main floor.. Unfinished basement with 9'+ ceilings, rough in bathroom and walk out to patio. Huge storage area under stairs. Fully fenced treed back yard. Sprinkler system, alarm and central air.


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I have listed a new property at 104 ROYAL BEECH DR in Wasaga Beach.
Excellent value near Blueberry Trails. All brick St Lucia Model with over 2,000 sq ft on main floor. Open plan living with circular oak staircase lead leading to family room with cathedral ceiling, kitchen with dining nook with door to deck plus separate oversized formal dining room. Large master suite has walk in closet and door to deck. 2 further bedrooms on the main floor.. Unfinished basement with 9'+ ceilings, rough in bathroom and walk out to patio. Huge storage area under stairs. Fully fenced treed back yard. Sprinkler system, alarm and central air.
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September 13th to 16th 2018

Multiple Wasaga Beach Venues


Now in it’s 8th year the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival has grown to include several venues and acts. Still concentrated  Saturday and Sunday on 2 main stages at Stonebridge Town Centre but now featuring a whole host of bars and restaurants including The Beach Bar, Boston Pizza, St Louis Bar and Grill & of course The Beacon 

There are over 20 acts to be enjoyed.


Tickets for the Stonebridge shows are still available at advanced pricing.


CLICK HERE for full details.

 

 

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Is your home feeling a little cramped? If so, there are many relatively inexpensive ways to free up more space. Here are some ideas:

  1. Converttraditionalintonon-traditionalspace.We’reallfamiliarwith converting a spare bedroom into a home office or kids’ playroom. You can also create space by finding other uses for pantries and walk-in closets.
  2. Exploresmartstoragesolutions.Therearemanyproductsonthe market that revolutionize how you store things. For example, there are closet organizers available that double storage capacity. Check out the options at your local home improvement store.
  3. Getridofunneededfurnishings.Isthereachairnooneeveruses?Is there a side table that takes up a lot of space, with nothing but a few knick-knacks on it? Consider selling these items to free up some space.
  4. Thinkhigh.Installstorageshelves,hangersorbasketshighupinthe kitchen and laundry room. Use that storage for items you only access infrequently.
  5. Considerstoragerental.Ifyouhavefurnishingsandotheritemsthat you don’t want to get rid of, consider renting a storage unit. There may be economical options in your area.

With a little creative thinking, you’ll be amazed by how much space you can create within your existing rooms.

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Less Homes Sold But Prices Up

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To quote Douglas Adams “We live in strange times.”


I bet you never thought the author of “The Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy” would ever be quoted on a Wasaga Beach Real Estate web site 


Home sales are down significantly on 2017 and even more so than 2016.


For the first 8 months of the year:


2016 486 homes sold.


2017 396 homes sold.


2018 268 homes sold.


HOWEVER the 12 month average price continues to rise.


The Wasaga Beach real estate market continues to support a modest steady growth throughout 2018. In the month of August the average sales price increased +0.84% to $453,145. This amount estimates the more commonly quoted year over year average to be currently +4.75% as we entered the month of September (August 2017 $432,584 VS August 2018 $453,145).


The largest number of reported sales within the month of August was within a price range of $425,000 to $550,000. However homes priced between $600,000 and $750,000 continue to be challenged with significantly less than average sales in 2018 (down -58% YTD).


Within the month of August there was a total of 37 residential single detached homes sold with an average days on market (DOM) of 37 to complete a reported firm sale. The average DOM was down -18% from July 2018. Within the 37 reported sales the average list to sale ratio is currently 97.75% of asking price.


Year to date there has been a total of 268 homes sold within Wasaga Beach (freehold ownership). This amount is down -30.37% from August 2017 total of 396 homes sold. In comparison unit sales (the amount of homes sold) have been consistently down in each 2018 calendar month from 2017. However the largest month decreases were in the first quarter of the year and summer months were almost comparable to 2017. The month of July was down 8 home sales and August down only 4 home sales which is a potential sign the fall market could become more consistent with seasonal averages at we approach the forth quarter.


Adjusting inventory within Wasaga Beach remained consistent throughout the summer months with approximately 4.38 months of supply at this time.

Bottom line we are moving towards a Buyers market.



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EssentialYoga Workshop (for all levels)
Balance: Creating Optimal Health

Monday, August 27 – 10:00am – 12:00am OR
Monday, August 27 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm



So thats what’s upstairs at The Wasaga Beach Superstore  ACTIVE ARTS


“Come indulge your senses and make room to receive! Back-to-school is often a time when we are busy doing back-to-school shopping, getting back into a routine and looking for some balance. The August theme of The EssentialYoga Program unites yoga and essential oils as a powerful catalyst to help create optimal health in all body systems. When paired with a slower paced yoga practice, you’ll note how beautifully the aromas weave together as applied and your body warms. We’ll address stress, the immune system, inflammatory response and balance of the nervous system in our workshop, resulting in a deep sense of balance that we all need just before school starts again.


This workshop is part of The EssentialYoga Program – a completely unique, therapeutic yoga and essential oil experience designed for all levels! Monthly-themed classes led by a Certified Yoga Instructor incorporate specifically chosen essential oils and yoga sequences to accelerate physical and emotional aspects while balancing body, mind and spirit. Join us for our morning or evening workshop on August 27th and watch for more EssentialYoga workshops coming to Active Arts in 2018!


Hosted by Michelle Racine, doTERRA Wellness Advocate and Certified EssentialYoga Program Ambassador
at Active Arts (above the SuperStore) in Wasaga Beach.


Pre-registration REQUIRED – space is limited.


Cost: $35 per person for 2 hour workshop led by a Certified Yoga Instructor (includes essential oils)


Please bring your yoga mat and water and be prepared for a wonderful practice!


Note: If you prefer to pay by e-transfer please email micracine@yahoo.ca”


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90th Anniversary of Nancy Island Historic Site

Saturday August 18th 10am to 6pm

Sunday August 19th 10am to 4pm

The Friends of Nancy island are once again hosting a weekend of events for visitors to experience life during the War of 1812.


Admission if $5 per person per day with children 12 and under free.

  • Visit British, American, and British Naval Encampments on Nancy Island
  • Enjoy musket and Cannon Demonstrations.
  • War of 1812 Surgeon & Cooking Demonstrations.
  • 1812 Fashion Shows.
  • 1812 Scavenger Hunt.
  • Candy Cannon, Kids Mini Militia and much more!

* NEW THIS YEAR – SATURDAY EVENING PERFORMANCE


In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Ontario Parks and the 90th Anniversary of Nancy Island Historic Site, there will be a Saturday evening performance featuring David Archibald, Fife and Drum Corp, and the Hard Tackers Sea Shanty Crew.


Admission to the performance is FREE!


Gates will reopen at 7:30pm with David Archibald performing at 8pm.



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As The Market Slows Staging Can Give a Seller The Edge


1. Staging can get you a higher price.


On average, a fully-staged home tends to sell for 17% more than an unstaged home of the same type in the same local market.


Depending on the current market value of your property, doing some staging in your home could put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket, post-sale.


2. It can speed up the sale.


A study by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) showed that fully- staged homes spend an average of 90% less time on the market. So, if you need to sell quickly – without dropping your price – or you just want the comfort of having offers come in sooner, staging will definitely help.


3. You don’t have to go crazy.


Completely staging every room in your home is going to give you the full benefits of this strategy. However, you don’t have to go that far. In fact, just implementing a few simple staging techniques to some key rooms can make a big difference.


4. Get professional help or advice.


When it comes to home staging, don’t guess at it. Get professional help or advice.

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Sales Slowed In July

Moving To Balanced Market

The 12 month average sales price in Wasaga Beach calculated $449,350 at the end of July 2018 which is slightly down -0.47% from $451,455 at the end of June 2018 for a single family detached home. None the less, the average sales price in July 2018 has increased a positive +4.95% from end of July 2017 ($428,165).


Average days on Market in Wasaga Beach increased slightly again from 39 DOM in June 2018 to 45 DOM in July 2018. Both averages are a comfortable amount of time to effectively list, market, and complete a successful sale of a property in a balancing market.


And the average list to sale ratio entering August 2018 is 97.06%. This amount is inline with national averages and local averages over a longer period of years. This percentage ratio has been consistent for the past 12 months.


The most popular price range in Wasaga Beach continues to be $450,000 to $500,000 year to date. While the number of sales below and above remain down over this time last year.


Inventory in all price ranges is starting to increase. Entering July 2018 the Wasaga Beach market concluded 3.4 months of inventory which have increased to 4.5 months of inventory entering August 2018.

 
 
 

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2018 Ontario Festival Group Ribfest Tour

August 10th to 12th

3rd Street Lot & Beach Drive, Wasaga Beach

If ever a town was made for a RibFest, it must be Wasaga Beach.


Following shortly 0n from the hugely successful Wasaga Beach Bike Rally, we can enjoy the sweet smell of BBQ for 3 days and tunes from a great line up go bands at Beach 1, the “Main End”:

  • 4 of North America’s Best Rib Teams coming from Florida, Alabama, BC and Ontario.
  • A variety of festival foods like corn dogs, roasted corn, poutines, funnel cakes and of course to wash it all down nice cold beer.
  • Kids Zone with jumping castles, Face painting, Marketplace, Artisans, Para-Sailing Tours and more.
  • Live Music all weekend long including Tributes to Blue Rodeo, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Bob Marley, The Tragically Hip, Johnny Cash.

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St Lucia Model On Quiet Crescent Near Blueberry Trails

Saturday August 4th , 2018

1pm to 3pm

  • $725,000.
  • Over 2,000 sq ft main floor and fully finished basement.
  • 3 car heated garage with 23’ bay !!!
  • Modified floor plan allows for master bedroom with 2 huge closets, 5 piece en suite and door to deck plus large second bedroom.
  • Too many upgrades to mention but including pot lights, under cabinet lighting, sprinkler system, garburator, hardwood floors, custom blinds, gas BBQ hook up on 2 tier deck deck.
  • Large rec area with built in bar in basement; workshop, bedroom and bathroom.
  • Lots of storage.
  • Pie shaped lot with 54’ frontage and 107’ back fence.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS





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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 160 people are injured each year in BBQ mishaps. That doesn’t sound like a lot considering the thousands of people who flip burgers on their backyard grills each year. But, you certainly don’t want to be one of those injured!


The best way to prevent fire and injury is maintenance. Remarkably, few people are even aware that BBQ maintenance is necessary. But, it is.


Every spring, experts say you should clean out the venturi tubes. Those are the little metal pipes that carry propane or natural gas. Pipe cleaners work well, although hardware stores also carry specialized tools for this purpose. The goal is to clean out any built- up dirt and debris. Don’t be surprised if you find spider webs inside a venturi tube!


Your BBQ grills should also be cleaned with soap and water each year. Just scraping them before barbequing isn’t enough. Fat and oils from cooking can build up on grills and harden. If you’re getting a lot of flare-ups, this may be the cause.


Finally, make sure nuts and bolts are tightened regularly, and replace any rusty hardware. Regular use, heat and weather can loosen or weaken bolts, particularly on the frame. Several fires each year are caused by BBQs tipping over or collapsing.

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