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I N T HIS I SSUE : W ELCOME T O T H E N EW H OME H UNT F E ATURED P R O PE R T I E S B R U C E ’ S M ARKET S T A T S T HE B I G P I C T U R E M ARY ’ S S T A GI NG T I P S W ASAGA B EACH & C OLLINGW OOD N EW S

! September 2010 ! TheHomeHunt.com ! Vol. XIV, Issue VIII

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September 2010

with Bruce Johnson

Your Window on

Welcome to The New Home Hunt

Wasaga Beach & Collingwood Real Estate

DID YOU MISS US...?

Because we certainly missed you! Back in 1997 when we started our original Window On Wasaga monthly newsletter, it immediately provided a direct link between our clients and ourselves. You wanted market information. We had market information. You wanted timely Wasaga Beach and Collingwood news. We had timely Wasaga Beach and Collingwood news. It was the perfect match. As the years passed, we regularly churned out our little monthly, allowing us to pass along valuable information to clients as well as satisfying our passion for our former careers in journalism and photography. And then our business grew larger, as did our young family, and our monthly became a quarterly, and a few years later the quarterly became an annual holiday newsletter you received with your calendars. And it continues to amaze me that people still ask about the old newsletter. “Did you take me off your mailing list?” So after toying with an automated newsletter which Mary and I found very impersonal, we’ve decided to dust off the printing press (so to speak!) and start the publishing company once again. So welcome to The Home Hunt! We’ve been expecting you...

Tall Ship visitors for the Wasaga Under Siege re-enactment

Wasaga Beach sand castle contest

A little kayak humour for Bruce

Great summer memories from Wasaga Beach! * All Photos in this publication are copyrighted by Bruce Johnson 2010

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THE BIG PICTURE!

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BRUCE’S MARKET INFORMATION!

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Residential Listings for August

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Market Notes:

Collingwood

residential listings in the

Blue Mtn

Triangle

for

Tiny Beaches

August 2010 was $326,069,

Wasaga Beach

were 137 residential sales 136

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80

32 36 51 64

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10 11

2010

same period in 2009. There to

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71

up from $270,896 for the

compared

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Clearview

The average sale price for Georgian

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2009

78

Residential Sales for August

last

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August. The majority of

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30

17

Collingwood

below $300,000.

Blue Mtn Tiny Beaches Wasaga Beach

All data provided by the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board. Graphs copyrighted by Bruce

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12

Clearview

home sales continue to be

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16 15

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2010

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2009

Housing Market Indicators This Month Same Month Difference in % of Change Last Year

# of units

Remarks

Total Sales

201

216

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fewer sales

New Listings

505

507

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-0.4%

no change

2429

2062

367

17.8%

far more listings than 12 months ago

Active Listings

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BRUCE’S MARKET INFORMATION!

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August Sales By Price: 2010 & 2009 11

Under 100,000 100,000 - 149,999

16 15

26 42 42 42

150,000 - 199,999 200,000 - 249,999 250,000 - 299,999 15 16

300,000 - 349,999 350,000 - 399,999

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400,000 - 499,999

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500,000 - 599,999 600,000 - 699,999

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700,000 - 799,999

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Total Sales: August 2010: 201 August 2009: 216

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800,000 - 899,999 900,000 - 999,999

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2010 Month This chart b reaks down to tal property during Augus sales t 2010 into p ri c e ranges so th the most pop at ular (highest s el li n g) price ranges can quickly b e determined. P ro perties in the $150,000 to $250,000 pri ce ranges pro the highest s duced ales volume du ri n g August. Th mix between e sales of high er p ri c ed versus lower-priced properties dire c tl y affects th average month e ly selling pric e.

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2009 Month A Moving Experience

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BRUCE’S MARKET INFORMATION! Active Listings

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Total Sales - monthly 7%3% 3%

6% 20%

13%

34%

6% 13% 21%

18%

54%

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Single-Family Homes

Single Family Homes - Other

Residential - Other

Farms

Vacant Land

Other (I.C. & I.)

Average Sale Price: August 2010/2009 $600,000 $542,250 $454,225

$500,000 $391,173 $400,000

$358,000 $258,753$273,074 $263,339 $279,966

$300,000

$242,193 $200,000

$158,500

Clearview

$100,000

Collingwood

2010

Blue Mtn

2009

Tiny Beaches

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Wasaga Beach

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FEATURED PROPERTIES!

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$99,900

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MLS # 20104285

$369,900

All-brick 1,874 sq.ft. Marlwood golf course home with new wide-plank hardwood flooring, new shingles, freshly painted walls and a newer gas furnace. 3 bedrooms on the main floor (master boasts a 4-pc ensuite with separate shower), bright eat-in kitchen, gas fireplace in living rm. Click here for full details: http://web.me.com/brucejohnson/71_Fairway_Crescent

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MLS # 20103016

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$489,900

This “Mary-staged� property sold in less than two weeks for 99% of the list price.

MLS # 20100743

$138,500

Build your dream home on this massive one acre golf course community lot backing onto forested land overlooking McIntyre Creek in Wasaga Sands Estates. Easily one of the most desirable lots in this area because you`ll only have one direct neighbour. This beautiful property measures 164 ft by 398 ft. Tucked away on a quiet street of executive-style homes. Town water in & paid for to the lot line. Seller is a registered realtor.

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