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Saturday Aug 17th, 2019 Share

WTF is a buyers' market?

Real estate supply & demand I've been writing a lot about demand factors lately, and perhaps that's a function of the buyer's market we're currently in. So, as an aside, I will be releasing my Summer 2019 market report sometime within the next few days, but here's a teaser infographic reiterating that we are, in fact, in a buyer's market. The clearest metric defining a buyer's market is excess supply. Since the market (alongside the economy) operates in a cyclical nature, it's best...
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Monday Aug 05th, 2019 Share

Long distance calling costs & rural real estate demand

Wednesday Jul 24th, 2019 Share

People vs. Property in the attention economy.

timing the real estate market is impossible

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 2019 Share

"I'm waiting to buy a property"

Wednesday Jul 17th, 2019 Share

Change the world, literally.

Tuesday Jul 16th, 2019 Share

York Region municipalities are big spenders: Fraser Institute report

  “When subdivisions are being built, municipalities have to increase costs' NEWS Jun 24, 2019 by Lisa Queen  via YorkRegion.com King Township collected more per person in property taxes, user fees and development charges than any municipality in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, a new report says. The township collected $5,130 from each of its residents in 2016, the most recent year for which data is...

Tuesday Jul 16th, 2019 Share

WTF is a price floor and why does it matter?

Monday Jul 15th, 2019 Share

So you bought a property.... but who are you going to sell it to?

Tuesday Jun 11th, 2019 Share

Introducing Public Market Reports.

Introducing Public Market Reports. If you’ve met me in person and heard my elevator pitch, I often like to say that I sell real estate “North of Bloomington” – also known colloquially (or co-local-y?) as the “N6”. I always stipulate that I don’t discriminate on the product I sell, and I have clients who like the way I analyze a deal, so I’ve been a little promiscuous lately, working on some development sites in The Beaches, Brampton and...

Thursday May 30th, 2019 Share

Real Estate meets Technology: On television sets and how they keep changing the living room.

Is technology designed around the home, or is the home designed around technology? I sort of arrived at this concept a while ago before I read How Buildings Learn, and The Timeless Way of Building back to back-ish, although it does seem to me that my idea is a little bit derivative from the concepts presented there. With that being said, what I have learned seems to be more focused on explaining the very interesting phenomena of how the layout of a home adapts to the introduction...

Monday May 06th, 2019 Share

Briarwood Development eyes purchase of Newmarket Hollingsworth lands

Briarwood Development Group unveils proposal for 2 condo towers, senior residence, public park, community facility at Davis and Patterson NEWS Feb 06, 2019 by Teresa Latchford  Newmarket Era   Briarwood Development Group planner Diarmuid Hogan speaks to residents about one of the two proposed designs for the corner of Davis Drive and Patterson Street at an open house hosted by the developer at the Newmarket Community...

Thursday Apr 18th, 2019 Share

March 2019 Georgina Real Estate Market Report

If I were to summarize March, 2019 in a word, it would be "uncommunicative." I've been trying to derive some conclusions from all of the information we've got about the month, but the only conclusion I can draw is that the spring market likely isn't here yet, and if it is here, it sucks. Here are the major takeaways I've got from March, let's hope that this was all just a result of our extended dance with old-man winter: All but one price metric have moved...

Monday Mar 11th, 2019 Share

Capital Mobility - Georgina's Luxury Real Estate Market

It appears as though somewhere along the line, people remembered that real estate is actually about land. We're seeing record-setting demand and prices for all things land-niche: estate lots; severable stuff; acreage; farms; etc. This gives me a little bit of faith that we not all be stuck in the hangover from Spring 2017. So... what does this all mean exactly? Well - I guess it means that if you're planning to sell in a subdivision, your luck ran out in 2018. Generally,...

Wednesday Mar 06th, 2019 Share

Slow and steady. Georgina Real Estate, 2-year price average

Now let's unpack and explore this crazy microcosm of affordable housing in York Region and figure out why we're outperforming everyone south of us (relatively, of course.) Looking at the year-over-year change, we've got growth of something like 10% from February 2018 to February 2019. I see this year over year figure used incessantly to feign market growth. Isolating a single month to create an annual growth figure is stupid. Especially considering how much the spring market...

Tuesday Mar 05th, 2019 Share

Baldwin & Belhaven, Georgina - February 2019 Real Estate Market Infographic

Baldwin and Belhaven continue to surprise me as a representation of the niche nature of Georgina's real estate market, and the general consistency in demand for niche product. We've seen a lot of price volatility in the area, but that's likely as a result of the skew in data due to the low volume and low inventory in the area. With that being said, these rural areas always stand out as higher-priced locales within Georgina, telling us that land and luxury are becoming synonymous....

Monday Aug 06th, 2018 Share

Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Infographic- July 2018

Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario has  3 bedroom and  4 washrooms $888,972 is the average list price   of a home in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario .There are currently  310  homes for sale  in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario .only 50 homes sold  meaning that there is only  3.9 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario...

Sunday Aug 05th, 2018 Share

Newmarket, Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Report - July 2018

Newmarket, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Newmarket, Ontario has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $859,891 is the average list price of a home in Newmarket, Ontario .There are currently  410  homes for sale  in Newmarket, Ontario .only 83 homes sold  meaning that there is only months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Newmarket, Ontario Newmarket, Ontario % LIST/SALE RATIO was  97 Newmarket, Ontario highest sale price...

Saturday Aug 04th, 2018 Share

King, Ontario - Real Estate Market Report Infographic - July 2018

King Township, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in King Township, Ontario   has  4 bedroom and  4 washrooms $1,422,190 is the average list price   of a home in King Township, Ontario .There are currently  269  homes for sale  in King Township, Ontario .only 30 homes sold  meaning that there is only  6.2 months of inventory  months of  real estate inventory avalible  in King Township, Ontario King Township,...

Friday Aug 03rd, 2018 Share

Georgina, Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Infographic- July 2018

Georgina, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Georgina, Ontario   has  3 bedroom and  2 washrooms $598,988 is the average list price   of a home in Georgina, Ontario .There are currently  384  homes for sale  in Georgina, Ontario .only 68 homes sold  meaning that there is only  3.9 months of inventory  months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Georgina, Ontario Georgina, Ontario % LIST/SALE RATIO was...

Thursday Aug 02nd, 2018 Share

East Gwillimbury, Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Report - July 2018

East Gwillimbury, Ontario   market infographic . The average size  of a home in  East Gwillimbury, Ontario is  3 bedroom and 3washrooms $827,621 is the  average list price of a home  in  East Gwillimbury, Ontario while the avergae sale price  is  $796,035 .There are 296 homes for sale in East Gwillimbury, Ontario while only  37   sold in  that area meaning that there  are   8.0   MONTHS OF INVENTORY of real estate...

Wednesday Aug 01st, 2018 Share

Aurora, Ontario- York Region Real Estate Market Infographic - July 2018

Aurora, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Aurora, Ontario   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $945,055 is the average list price   of a home in Aurora, Ontario .There are currently  306  homes for sale  in Aurora, Ontario .only 62 homes sold  meaning that there is only  5.7 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Aurora, Ontario Aurora, Ontario % LIST/SALE RATIO was  97 Aurora, Ontario highest sale price...

Wednesday Jun 20th, 2018 Share

Sutton & Jackson's Point - Real Estate Market Report - May 2018

Sutton & Jackson's Point Infographic  the average size of a home  in Sutton & Jackson's Point   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $505,556 is the average list price   of a home in Sutton & Jackson's Point .There are currently  82  homes for sale  in Sutton & Jackson's Point .only 9 homes sold  meaning that there is only  4.6 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Sutton & Jackson's...

Tuesday Jun 19th, 2018 Share

Pefferlaw & Virginia - May 2018 Real Estate Market Report Infographics

Pefferlaw & Virginia Infographic  the average size of a home  in Pefferlaw & Virginia   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $491,707 is the average list price   of a home in Pefferlaw & Virginia .There are currently  66  homes for sale  in Pefferlaw & Virginia .only 9 homes sold  meaning that there is only  52.8 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Pefferlaw & Virginia Pefferlaw & Virginia %...

Monday Jun 18th, 2018 Share

Keswick South - May 2018 Real Estate Market Report

Keswick South Infographic  the average size of a home  in Keswick South   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $575,215 is the average list price   of a home in Keswick South .There are currently  85  homes for sale  in Keswick South .only 55 homes sold  meaning that there is only  4.7 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Keswick South Keswick South 0   was  -   Keswick South highest sale price  for...

Monday Jun 18th, 2018 Share

Whitchurch-Stoffville, Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Report Infographic-May 2018

Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario     has  3 bedroom and  4 washrooms $989,408 is the average list price       of a home in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario .There are currently  200  homes for sale      in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario .only 50 homes sold  meaning that there is only  3.9     months of  real estate inventory...

Sunday Jun 17th, 2018 Share

Newmarket,Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Report Infographic - May 2018

Newmarket, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Newmarket, Ontario has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $795,308 is the average list price of a home in Newmarket, Ontario .There are currently  200  homes for sale  in Newmarket, Ontario .only 83 homes sold  meaning that there is only  4.0 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Newmarket, Ontario Newmarket, Ontario % LIST/SALE RATIO was  97 Newmarket, Ontario highest...

Saturday Jun 16th, 2018 Share

King Township - York Region Real Estate Market Report Infographic - May 2018

King Township, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in King Township, Ontario   has  4 bedroom and  4 washrooms $1,732,997 is the average list price   of a home in King Township, Ontario .There are currently  200  homes for sale  in King Township, Ontario .only 30 homes sold  meaning that there is only  6.2 months of inventory  months of  real estate inventory avalible  in King Township, Ontario King Township,...

Thursday Jun 14th, 2018 Share

Keswick North -May 2018 Real Estate Market Report Infographic

Keswick North Infographic  the average size of a home  in Keswick North   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $574,779 is the average list price   of a home in Keswick North .There are currently  60  homes for sale  in Keswick North .only 13 homes sold  meaning that there is only  3.2 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Keswick North Keswick North % LIST/SALE RATIO was  97 Keswick North highest sale price  for the...

Thursday Jun 14th, 2018 Share

Georgina , Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Report Infographic - May 2018

Wednesday Jun 13th, 2018 Share

East Gwillimbury Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Report Infographic - May 2018

Tuesday Jun 12th, 2018 Share

Aurora,Ontario- York Region Real Estate Market Report Infographic - May 2018

Aurora, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Aurora, Ontario   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $1,008,647 is the average list price   of a home in Aurora, Ontario .There are currently  200  homes for sale  in Aurora, Ontario .only 62 homes sold  meaning that there is only  2.2 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Aurora, Ontario Aurora, Ontario % LIST/SALE RATIO was  98 Aurora, Ontario highest sale...

Tuesday Jun 12th, 2018 Share

Historic Lakeshore Communities - May 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report Infographic

Historic Lakeshore Communities Infographic  the average size of a home  in Historic Lakeshore Communities has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $734,000 is the average list price   of a home in Historic Lakeshore Communities .There are currently  14  homes for sale  in Historic Lakeshore Communities .only 55 homes sold  meaning that there is only  7.0 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Historic Lakeshore Communities Historic...

Tuesday Jun 12th, 2018 Share

Baldwin & Belhaven - May 2018 Real Estate Market report Infographic

Baldwin & Belhaven Infographic  the average size of a home  in Baldwin & Belhaven   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $734,000 is the average list price   of a home in Baldwin & Belhaven .There are currently  27  homes for sale  in Baldwin & Belhaven .only 3 homes sold  meaning that there is only  13.5 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Baldwin & Belhaven Baldwin & Belhaven % LIST/SALE RATIO was...

Thursday May 10th, 2018 Share

April 2018 - Georgina Market Report Infographic - Monthly High/Low vs. Average/Median

Similar to last month, and despite land costs maintaining, we are seeing a growing wealth gap in Georgina’s real estate market, which we suspect is as a result of luxury utility being drawn out of the subdivision areas. Essentially, we aren’t expecting to see any million-dollar homes in subdivision areas again for quite a while. With subdivision home sales, Simcoe Landing in Keswick, returning to more historically normal prices, waterfronts and rural properties are now playing a...

Thursday May 10th, 2018 Share

April 2018 - Georgina Market Report Infographic - Volume Metrics

Currently in the Georgina market, we are seeing normal absorption figures, with a 46.5% SNLR (sales to new listings ratio). This ensures a strong pipeline of homes for sale in Georgina while still ensuring that existing prices are protect, and we do not move into an excess demand scenario.   The current monthly absorption rate for April 2018 of homes for sale in Georgina is 26.2%, which means that we have 114 days of inventory on the market. If no other homes were listed in...

Thursday May 10th, 2018 Share

April 2018- Georgina Market Report Infographic - Annualized Rolling Average

As mentioned previously, the trend for average and median prices still remains downward. We previously anticipated some price growth leading into the April and May spring real estate market in Georgina, however, macroeconomic trends, especially bank speculation of a rising interest rate environment, have suppressed demand and caused a number of prospective buyers to take a “wait and see” approach to buying real estate in Georgina. As a result, homes in Georgina are selling less...

Thursday May 10th, 2018 Share

April 2018- Georgina Market Report Infographic - Capital Mobility Matrix

Subdivisions stopped dead Contrary to early 2018 trends, the spring market is actually functioning in a very different manner than previous years, with subdivisions losing in performance to unique products.   As mentioned in yesterday’s post, we are seeing a decrease in purchasing in subdivisions. We have returned to a normal price level, but due to the high level of comparable properties available in subdivisions, and the directness of their comparability, vendors are...

Thursday May 10th, 2018 Share

April 2018- Georgina Market Report Infographics - Volume By Geography

Volume by Geography - April 2018 Sales Report We are seeing a continued, sustained trend in the mobility of capital in Georgina, which seems to be gravitating towards more niche assets, away from subdivision utility with high replicability. Essentially, these trends can be boiled down to a couple of simple themes: Firstly, capital is still moving at the rates it was, it’s just moving to less traditional assets in the Georgina market, namely big lots, properties for flipping,...

Thursday May 10th, 2018 Share

April 2018- Georgina Market Report Infographics - Sales x DOM x S/L Ratio

April 2018 Georgina Real Estate Spring market volume with price decline. We are continuing to see a declining price trend in Georgina’s real estate market, despite a clear increase in demand. This leads us to believe that the macroeconomic environment is dictating price trends, while volume is a localized phenomena. Unfortunately, this also tells us that the pricing trends in our real estate market are more systemic than microeconomic, essentially pointing towards broader trends...

Thursday May 10th, 2018 Share

April 2018- Georgina Market Report Infographics- Average/Median

We are seeing a historically tight deviation in data, telling us that there is becoming a much more clear consensus on property value in Georgina amongst the demand curve. Essentially, land value is normalizing by transacting at more frequently accurate prices. This changes the price of land in Georgina, and therefore the contribution margin of land to overall value. This gives us a more levelled playing field for utility factors such as number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, and square...

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

Whitchurch-Stoffville, Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Report-April2018

Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario     has  3 bedroom and  4 washrooms $995,532 is the average list price       of a home in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario .There are currently  298  homes for sale      in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario .only 50 homes sold  meaning that there is only  3.9     months of  real estate inventory...

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

Newmarket,Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Report - April 2018

Newmarket, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Newmarket, Ontario has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $848,838 is the average list price of a home in Newmarket, Ontario .There are currently  441  homes for sale  in Newmarket, Ontario .only 83 homes sold  meaning that there is only  4.0 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Newmarket, Ontario Newmarket, Ontario % LIST/SALE RATIO was  97 Newmarket, Ontario highest...

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

King Township, Ontario - York Region Real Estate Mart Report - April 2018

King Township, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in King Township, Ontario   has  4 bedroom and  4 washrooms $1,537,071 is the average list price   of a home in King Township, Ontario .There are currently  267  homes for sale  in King Township, Ontario .only 30 homes sold  meaning that there is only  6.2 months of inventory  months of  real estate inventory avalible  in King Township, Ontario King Township,...

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

Georgina,Ontario- York Region Real Estate Market Report - April 2018

Georgina, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Georgina, Ontario     has  3 bedroom and  2 washrooms $594,752 is the average list price     of a home in Georgina, Ontario .There are currently  356  homes for sale    in Georgina, Ontario .only 68 homes sold  meaning that there is only  3.9 months of inventory  months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Georgina, Ontario Georgina, Ontario  ...

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

East Gwillimbury Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Report

East Gwillimbury, Ontario   market infographic . The average size  of a home in  East Gwillimbury, Ontario is  3 bedroom and 3washrooms $841,295 is the  average list price of a home  in  East Gwillimbury, Ontario while the avergae sale price  is  $818,280 .There are 321 homes for sale in East Gwillimbury, Ontario while only  44   sold in  that area meaning that there  are   7.3   MONTHS OF INVENTORY of real estate...

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

Aurora,Ontario- York Region Real Estate Market Report- April 2018

Aurora,Ontario- York Region Real Estate Market Report- April 2018

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

sutton & Jackson's Point - April 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report

Sutton & Jackson's Point Infographic  the average size of a home  in Sutton & Jackson's Point   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $502,642 is the average list price   of a home in Sutton & Jackson's Point .There are currently  71  homes for sale  in Sutton & Jackson's Point .only 9 homes sold  meaning that there is only  71.0 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Sutton & Jackson's...

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

Pefferlaw & Virginia - April 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report

Pefferlaw & Virginia Infographic  the average size of a home  in Pefferlaw & Virginia   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $880,133 is the average list price   of a home in Pefferlaw & Virginia .There are currently  62  homes for sale  in Pefferlaw & Virginia .only 9 homes sold  meaning that there is only  124.0 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Pefferlaw & Virginia Pefferlaw & Virginia % LIST/SALE...

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

Keswick South- April 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

Keswick North -April 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report

Keswick North Infographic  the average size of a home  in Keswick North   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $568,954 is the average list price   of a home in Keswick North .There are currently  37  homes for sale  in Keswick North .only 13 homes sold  meaning that there is only  2.8 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Keswick North Keswick North % LIST/SALE RATIO was  95 Keswick North highest sale price  for the...

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

Historic Lakeshore Communities - April 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report

Historic Lakeshore Communities Infographic - The average size of a home  in Historic Lakeshore Communities has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $651,960 is the average list price   of a home in Historic Lakeshore Communities .There are currently  51  homes for sale  in Historic Lakeshore Communities .only 5 homes sold  meaning that there is only  10.2 months of  real estate inventory available  in Historic Lakeshore Communities Historic...

Thursday May 03rd, 2018 Share

Baldwin&Belhaven-April 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report

Baldwin & Belhaven Infographic - The average size of a home  in Baldwin & Belhaven   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $429,900 is the average list price   of a home in Baldwin & Belhaven .There are currently  21  homes for sale  in Baldwin & Belhaven .only 3 homes sold  meaning that there is only  21.0 months of  real estate inventory available  in Baldwin & Belhaven Baldwin & Belhaven % LIST/SALE RATIO was...

Thursday Apr 05th, 2018 Share

March 2018 - York region Market Report Infographic- Annual High/Low vs. Average/Median

To reiterate the conclusion from the capital mobility matrix in a linear graphic, York markets are growing towards the mean, telling us that land values are adjusting as a result of new home inventory reaching the resale market. We are currently seeing a shrinking spread in the high and low end of the market in York Region, which demonstrates a gravitation towards the average price, and a decrease in price disparity and separation of class in real estate. This is a clear indication that...

Thursday Apr 05th, 2018 Share

March 2018 - York region Market Report Infographic- Volume Metrics

Volume metrics are very reflective of a normal equilibrium real estate market. These metrics are demonstrative of a relative recovery in York Region, which seems to point towards the beginning of a spring market for homes for sale in York Region. Listings are selling faster (sale to new-listing ratio is increasing), absorption rate of real estate in Newmarket and Aurora, and Georgina, is increasing. We are seeing lower inventory levels than the previous record-highs we saw in homes for sale in...

Thursday Apr 05th, 2018 Share

March 2018 - York region Market Report Infographic- Annualized Rolling Average

Up from last month, down from last year. Values are definitely down on an annualized basis, but showing signs of normal growth into the spring market. For the full report, e-mail: daniel@fochfamily.com Daniel Foch | Broker We are still seeing massive demand in the 300k to 700k market in York Region, with special focus on the sub 500,000 dollar range in Georgina and others. This type of inventory is reflective of yesterday’s trend which outlined millenials as a major buyer...

Thursday Apr 05th, 2018 Share

March 2018 - York region Market Report Infographic- Capital Mobility Matrix

Gravitation to utility -  Buyer demands are moving away from luxury and into utility purchases, focusing on bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and proximity to retail and commercial services. This utility driven market seems to be the result of millenial buyers re-entering the market in full force after being pushed out in the past. These buyers are typically first-time or second-time homebuyers, so they are more focused on utility, because their mentality is often that they can...

Thursday Apr 05th, 2018 Share

March 2018 - York region Market Report Infographic- Volume By Geography

March 2018 Sales Report, York Region Real Estate - We are currently witnessing record levels of capital concentration in York Region, with higher trade volume moving back into the core areas due to the large amount of new-build inventory coming online in the resale environment: 55 homes sold in Aurora 30 homes sold in East Gwillimbury 61 homes sold in Georgina 9 homes sold in King 74 homes sold in Newmarket 45 homes sold in Whitchurch Stouffville Overall, this deal...

Thursday Apr 05th, 2018 Share

March 2018- York Region Market Report Infographic - Sales x DOM x S/L Ratio

March 2018 York Region Real Estate Balanced buyers’ market, sellers beginning to adapt We are seeing a decreasing-price environment, but an increasing absorption rate due to spring-market demand, and higher levels of inventory turnover. We can see a relatively clear and typical correlation between sales, days on market, and sale to list ratio in all areas of York Region, with higher-priced, luxury market areas taking longer to sell, and sale-to-list price ratios are returning...

Thursday Apr 05th, 2018 Share

March 2018 - York Region Market Report Infographic - High/Low

Major conclusions: Luxury markets slowing, built-up areas growing fastest. In N6 York Region real estate areas of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King Township, Newmarket, and Whitchurch Stouffville, we’ve seen the market return to traditional pricing indexes as a result of an equilibrium or balanced market. Where King Township (Nobleton, Schomberg, King City, Pottageville, and Lloydtown) continues to lead the way in price indexes, volume is beginning to skew more towarsds more...

Wednesday Apr 04th, 2018 Share

Whitchurch-Stoffville, Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Infographic-March 2018

Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario     has  3 bedroom and  4 washrooms $957,965 is the average list price       of a home in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario .There are currently  196  homes for sale      in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario .only 50 homes sold  meaning that there is only  3.9     months of  real estate...

Wednesday Apr 04th, 2018 Share

Newmarket,Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Infographic - March 2018

Newmarket, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Newmarket, Ontario has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $810,310 is the average list price of a home in Newmarket, Ontario .There are currently  328  homes for sale  in Newmarket, Ontario .only 83 homes sold  meaning that there is only  4.0 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Newmarket, Ontario Newmarket, Ontario % LIST/SALE RATIO was  98% Newmarket, Ontario...

Wednesday Apr 04th, 2018 Share

King Township - York Region Real Estate Market Infographic -March 2018

King Township, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in King Township, Ontario   has  4 bedroom and  4 washrooms $1,851,556 is the average list price   of a home in King Township, Ontario .There are currently  185  homes for sale  in King Township, Ontario .only 30 homes sold  meaning that there is only  6.2 months of inventory  months of  real estate inventory avalible  in King Township, Ontario King Township,...

Wednesday Apr 04th, 2018 Share

Georgina , Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Infographic - March 2018

Georgina, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Georgina, Ontario     has  3 bedroom and  2 washrooms $508,748 is the average list price     of a home in Georgina, Ontario .There are currently  267  homes for sale    in Georgina, Ontario .only 68 homes sold  meaning that there is only  3.9 months of inventory  months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Georgina, Ontario Georgina, Ontario  ...

Wednesday Apr 04th, 2018 Share

East Gwillimbury ,Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Infographic - March 2018

East Gwillimbury, Ontario   market infographic . The average size  of a home in  East Gwillimbury, Ontario is  3 bedroom and 3washrooms $829,602 is the  average list price of a home  in  East Gwillimbury, Ontario while the avergae sale price  is  $807,896 .There are 238 homes for sale in East Gwillimbury, Ontario while only  36   sold in  that area meaning that there  are   6.6   MONTHS OF INVENTORY of real estate...

Wednesday Apr 04th, 2018 Share

Aurora,Ontario- York Region Real Estate Market Infographic - March 2018

Aurora, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Aurora, Ontario   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $1,018,722 is the average list price   of a home in Aurora, Ontario .There are currently  238  homes for sale  in Aurora, Ontario .only 62 homes sold  meaning that there is only  3.8 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Aurora, Ontario Aurora, Ontario % LIST/SALE RATIO was  97% Aurora, Ontario highest sale...

Tuesday Apr 03rd, 2018 Share

Sutton & Jackson's Point- March 2018 Georgina Real Estate Report

Sutton & Jackson's Point Infographic  the average size of a home  in Sutton & Jackson's Point   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $495,232 is the average list price   of a home in Sutton & Jackson's Point .There are currently  39  homes for sale  in Sutton & Jackson's Point .only 9 homes sold  meaning that there is only  52.0 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Sutton & Jackson's...

Tuesday Apr 03rd, 2018 Share

Pefferlaw & Virginia - March 2018 Georgina Real Estate Report

Pefferlaw & Virginia Infographic  the average size of a home  in Pefferlaw & Virginia   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $377,844 is the average list price   of a home in Pefferlaw & Virginia .There are currently  30  homes for sale  in Pefferlaw & Virginia .only 9 homes sold  meaning that there is only  40.0 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Pefferlaw & Virginia Pefferlaw & Virginia %...

Tuesday Apr 03rd, 2018 Share

Keswick South - March 2018 Georgina Real Estate Report

Keswick South Infographic  the average size of a home  in Keswick South   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $527,028 is the average list price   of a home in Keswick South .There are currently  64  homes for sale  in Keswick South .only 55 homes sold  meaning that there is only  30.7 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Keswick South Keswick South %List/Sale Ratio  was  97% Keswick South highest sale price...

Tuesday Apr 03rd, 2018 Share

Keswick North - March 2018 Georgina Real Estate Report

Keswick North Infographic  the average size of a home  in Keswick North   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $568,954 is the average list price   of a home in Keswick North .There are currently  37  homes for sale  in Keswick North .only 13 homes sold  meaning that there is only  2.8 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Keswick North Keswick North % LIST/SALE RATIO was  95% Keswick North highest sale price  for...

Tuesday Apr 03rd, 2018 Share

Historic Lakeshore Communities - March 2018 Georgina Real Estate Report

Historic Lakeshore Communities - Infographic  the average size of a home  in Historic Lakeshore Communities has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $483,256 is the average list price   of a home in Historic Lakeshore Communities .There are currently  40  homes for sale  in Historic Lakeshore Communities .only 9 homes sold  meaning that there is only  4.4 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Historic Lakeshore Communities Historic...

Tuesday Apr 03rd, 2018 Share

Baldwin & Belhaven - March 2018 Georgina Real Estate Report

  Baldwin & Belhaven Infographic -  The average size of a home  in Baldwin & Belhaven   has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $605,267 is the average list price   of a home in Baldwin & Belhaven .There are currently  14  homes for sale  in Baldwin & Belhaven .only 3 homes sold  meaning that there is only  4.7 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Baldwin & Belhaven. Baldwin & Belhaven % LIST/SALE...

Thursday Mar 29th, 2018 Share

February 2018- York Region Market Report Infographic- High/Low

Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018 Share

Whitchurch-Stoffville, Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Infographic-February 2018

Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario has  3 bedroom and  4 washrooms $956,810 is the average list price of a home in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario .There are currently  196  homes for sale  in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario .only 45 homes sold  meaning that there is only  4.4 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario...

Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018 Share

Newmarket,Ontario- York Region Real Estate Market Infographics- February 2018

Newmarket, Ontario Infographic  the average size of a home  in Newmarket, Ontario has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $802,368 is the average list price of a home in Newmarket, Ontario .There are currently  328  homes for sale  in Newmarket, Ontario .only 74 homes sold  meaning that there is only  4.4 months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Newmarket, Ontario Newmarket, Ontario % LIST/SALE RATIO was  98% Newmarket, Ontario...

Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018 Share

King Township , Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Infographic- February 2018

King Township, Ontario Infographic - The average size of a home  in King Township, Ontario has  4 bedroom and  4 washrooms $1,694,867 is the average list price of a home in King Township, Ontario .There are currently  185  homes for sale  in King Township, Ontario .only 9 homes sold  meaning that there is only  20.6 months of inventory  months of  real estate inventory avalible  in King Township, Ontario King Township, Ontario %...

Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018 Share

Georgina,Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market infographic- February 2018

Georgina, Ontario Infographic - The average size of a home  in Georgina, Ontario has  3 bedroom and  2 washrooms $516,891 is the average list price of a home in Georgina, Ontario .There are currently  267  homes for sale  in Georgina, Ontario .only 61 homes sold  meaning that there is only  4.4 months of inventory  months of  real estate inventory avalible  in Georgina, Ontario Georgina, Ontario % LIST/SALE RATIO was  97% Georgina,...

Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018 Share

East Gwillimbury,Ontario - York Region Real Estate Market Infographic - February 2018

East Gwillimbury, Ontario market infographic - The average size  of a home in  East Gwillimbury, Ontario is  3 bedroom and 3 washrooms . $788,979 is the  average list price of a home  in  East Gwillimbury, Ontario while the avergae sale price  is  $765,773 .There are 238 homes for sale in East Gwillimbury, Ontario while only  30 sold in  that area meaning that there  are   7.9 MONTHS OF INVENTORY of real estate inventory...

Wednesday Mar 28th, 2018 Share

Aurora,Ontario - York region Real Estate Market Infographic - February 2018

Aurora, Ontario Infographic - The average size of a home  in Aurora, Ontario has  3 bedroom and  3 washrooms $916,959 is the average list price of a home in Aurora, Ontario .There are currently  238  homes for sale  in Aurora, Ontario .only 55 homes sold  meaning that there is only  4.3 months of  real estate inventory available  in Aurora, Ontario .Aurora, Ontario %  to LIST/SALE RATIO was  97% Aurora, Ontario highest sale price...

Monday Mar 26th, 2018 Share

Sutton & Jackson's Point - Real Estate Market Infographic - February 2018

Sutton & Jackson's Point real estate market infographic The average size of a home in  Sutton & Jackson's Point has  3 bedrooms and  2 washrooms. $431,450 is the average list price of a home in Sutton & Jackson's Point while the average sale price is  . There are currently  58 homes for sale in Sutton & Jackson's Point home sold in the area, meaning that there are   6.0 months of real estate inventory available in Sutton &...

Monday Mar 26th, 2018 Share

Pefferlaw & Virginia-Real Estate Market Infographic - February 2018

Pefferlaw & Virginia real estate market infographic The average size of a home in  Pefferlaw & Virginia has  3 bedrooms and  1 washrooms. $533,383 is the average list price of a home in Pefferlaw & Virginia while the average sale price is  . There are currently  38 homes for sale in Pefferlaw & Virginia home sold in the area, meaning that there are   6.0 months of real estate inventory available in Pefferlaw & Virginia . Pefferlaw &...

Monday Mar 26th, 2018 Share

Keswick South - Real Estate Market Infographic - February 2018

Keswick South real estate market infographic The average size of a home in  Keswick South has  3 bedrooms and  2 washrooms. $545,133 is the average list price of a home in Keswick South while the average sale price is  . There are currently  73 homes for sale in Keswick South home sold in the area, meaning that there are   21.0 months of real estate inventory available in Keswick South . Keswick South s list price to sale price ratio was  98 %. Keswick...

Monday Mar 26th, 2018 Share

Keswick North - Real Estate Market Infographic - February 2018

Keswick North real estate market infographic The average size of a home in  Keswick North has  3 bedrooms and  2 washrooms. $485,391 is the average list price of a home in Keswick North while the average sale price is  . There are currently  37 homes for sale in Keswick North home sold in the area, meaning that there are   11.0 months of real estate inventory available in Keswick North . Keswick North s list price to sale price ratio was  94 %. Keswick...

Monday Mar 26th, 2018 Share

Historic Lake Shore Communities - Real Estate Market Infographic - February 2018

Historic Lakeshore Communities real estate market infographic The average size of a home in  Historic Lakeshore Communities has  2 bedrooms and  2 washrooms. $535,520 is the average list price of a home in Historic Lakeshore Communities while the average sale price is  . There are currently  40 homes for sale in Historic Lakeshore Communities home sold in the area, meaning that there are   8.0 months of real estate inventory available in Historic Lakeshore...

Monday Mar 26th, 2018 Share

Baldwin & Belhaven - Real Estate Market Infographic - February 2018

Baldwin & Belhaven real estate market infographic The average size of a home in  Baldwin & Belhaven has  4 bedrooms and  4 washrooms. $899,000 is the average list price of a home in Baldwin & Belhaven while the average sale price is  . There are currently  14 homes for sale in Baldwin & Belhaven home sold in the area, meaning that there are   14.0 months of real estate inventory available in Baldwin & Belhaven . Baldwin & Belhaven s...

Friday Mar 23rd, 2018 Share

February 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report - Annual High/Low vs. Average/Median

We are currently seeing a growing spread in the high and low end of the market in Georgina, which demonstrates a more polar market. This reality comes as a result of the increased demand for luxury in Georgina, along with the existence of a very strong entry-level market in Georgina for first-time homebuyers. Georgina’s entry-level market makes places like Keswick and Sutton some of the most affordable first-time homebuyer locations in the Greater Toronto Area.

Friday Mar 23rd, 2018 Share

February 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report - Volume metrics

Volume metrics are very reflective of a normal equilibrium real estate market. These metrics are demonstrative of a relative recovery in Georgina, which seems to point towards the beginning of a spring market for homes for sale in Georgina. Listings are selling faster (sale to new-listing ratio is increasing), absorption rate of real estate in Keswick and Sutton is increasing. We are seeing lower inventory levels than the previous record-highs we saw in homes for sale in Georgina towards the...

Friday Mar 23rd, 2018 Share

February 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report - Slight Decline

We are currently seeing a decrease in price which is likely a result of new mortgage rules, and an adjustment in price as a result of decreased buying power of the largest buyer groups in Georgina’s real estate market. This has created a surge in demand for entry-level properties in Georgina in the 300,000 to 500,000 price range. Homes in the 500,000 to 800,000 price range are suffering the most, which is a result of saturated inventory and ease of comparability shopping by buyers in...

Friday Mar 23rd, 2018 Share

February 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report - Capital Mobility Matrix

We are currently seeing a gravitation of luxury homeownership away from Georgina’s traditional waterfront and lakefront properties, towards subdivisions, and rural properties in Georgina. This phoenomena is likely a result of the market timing, as Lake Simcoe area waterfront and riverfront properties in Georgina are typically a lot more popular in the summer months. These properties actually form their own “summer real estate market” which is a unique market for Georgina...

Friday Mar 23rd, 2018 Share

February 2018 Georgina Real Estate Market Report- Volume by Geography

For the first time in a while in Georgina’s real estate market, we are seeing an increasing strength in buyer groups who were previously pushed out of the market during the real estate boom in 2017. First-time homebuyers are becoming more prominent in Georgina’s real estate market. Furthermore, downsizing groups, and empty-nesters are having a much easier time purchasing real estate in Georgina. Specifically, older cottages, small bungalows, and properties in waterfront areas...

Tuesday Mar 06th, 2018 Share

February 2018 - Georgina Real Estate Market Report - Real Estate Sales Volume

The increasing list to sale price ratio for real estate transactions in Georgina is indicitave of a market in which sellers are adjusting, and pricing homes more appropriately to better match the demands of buyers. Georgina home prices are decreasing, but this is likely the result of a pre-market skew against future spring-market price growth. This is based on the reality that larger homes for sale in subdivisions such as Trilogy, Jubilee, and Fairgrounds in Sutton, as well as Simcoe...

Tuesday Mar 06th, 2018 Share

February 2018 - Georgina Real Estate Market Report - House Price Index

This infographic indicates the average, median, and lowest and highest values of real estate across the different areas in Georgina, by showing the list price, changed price, and sale price of homes in Baldwin & Belhaven, Historic Lakeshore Communities (Willow Beach, Orchard Beach, De La Salle Beach, Island Grove, Franklin Beach, Eastbourne), as well as Keswick North, Keswick South, Pefferlaw, Virginia, Sutton and Jackson’s Point. For early access to the full market report,...

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017 Share

Georgina Real Estate Market Report - February 2017

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017 Share

Baldwin Ontario February 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Baldwin Ontario is a real estate sub-market in Georgina, Ontario on the Toronto Real Estate Board. In Baldwin , real estate listings have an average list price of $708,250 , and an average sale price of $724,500 . The average list to sale price ratio of homes for sale in Baldwin was 104 percent. Real estate taxes, on average, were $4,362 in Baldwin The average time a Baldwin real estate listing spent on the market was 53 days. The highest sale price of a home in Baldwin was $475,000 and...

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017 Share

Historic Lakeshore Communities February 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

"Historic Lakeshore Communities" Ontario is a real estate sub-market in Georgina, Ontario on the Toronto Real Estate Board. In "Historic Lakeshore Communities" , real estate listings have an average list price of $936,200 , and an average sale price of $1,014,300 . The average list to sale price ratio of homes for sale in "Historic Lakeshore Communities" was 107 percent. Real estate taxes, on average, were $6,470 in "Historic Lakeshore Communities"...

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017 Share

Keswick North February 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

  Keswick North Ontario is a real estate sub-market in Georgina, Ontario on the Toronto Real Estate Board. In Keswick North , real estate listings have an average list price of $655,289 , and an average sale price of $714,158 . The average list to sale price ratio of homes for sale in Keswick North was 110 percent. Real estate taxes, on average, were $3,803 in Keswick North The average time a Keswick North real estate listing spent on the market was 8 days. The highest sale...

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017 Share

Keswick South February 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017 Share

Pefferlaw Ontario February 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Pefferlaw is a real estate market in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. The average list price of a home for sale in Pefferlaw was $600,633 in 905.251.5483 . The average sale price of a home in Pefferlaw was $610,833 in 905.251.5483 . On average, homes sold for 103 percent of asking price last month, and spent an average of 40 days on the market. A total of 9 homes sold in Pefferlaw in 905.251.5483 , which is 0% fewer than last year. The median sale price of a home in Georgina in...

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017 Share

Sutton & Jackson's Point February 2017 Real Estate market infographic

"Sutton & Jackson's Point" is a real estate market in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. The average list price of a home for sale in "Sutton & Jackson's Point" was $513,438 in 905.251.5483 . The average sale price of a home in "Sutton & Jackson's Point" was $506,195 in 905.251.5483 . On average, homes sold for 101 percent of asking price last month, and spent an average of 41 days on the market. A total of 13 homes sold in...

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017 Share

Virginia Ontario February 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

  Virginia is a real estate market in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. The average list price of a home for sale in Virginia was $439,675 in 905.251.5483 . The average sale price of a home in Virginia was $429,250 in 905.251.5483 . On average, homes sold for 98 percent of asking price last month, and spent an average of 14 days on the market. A total of 4 homes sold in Virginia in 905.251.5483 , which is 0% fewer than last year. The median sale price of a home in...

Tuesday Feb 07th, 2017 Share

Keswick South - January 2017 Real Estate Market Report

Saturday Feb 04th, 2017 Share

Keswick North - January 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Friday Feb 03rd, 2017 Share

Historic Lakeshore Communities - January 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Thursday Feb 02nd, 2017 Share

Baldwin Ontario - January 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Wednesday Jan 11th, 2017 Share

Virginia Real Estate Market Infographic - December 2016

  Virginia in Georgina has an average list price of $335,000 The average sale price for Virginia is $322,500 with an average sale to list price ratio of 96 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 12 days. A total of 1 listings sold. The average house has 2 Bedrooms and 1 Washrooms Virginia real estate information - infographic showing house prices, homes and houses for sale in Virginia , number of homes sold, average days on market, average sale to list ratio,...

Wednesday Jan 11th, 2017 Share

Top 10 Home Renovations in Canada for 2016

Wednesday Jan 11th, 2017 Share

Georgina Real Estate Market Report - December 2016

Monday Jan 09th, 2017 Share

Pefferlaw Real Estate Market Infographic - December 2016

  Pefferlaw in Georgina has an average list price of $510,463 The average sale price for Pefferlaw is $492,452 with an average sale to list price ratio of 99 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 40 days. A total of 14 listings sold. The average house has 3 Bedrooms and 2 Washrooms.  Pefferlaw real estate information - infographic showing house prices, homes and houses for sale in Pefferlaw , number of homes sold, average days on market, average sale to...

Sunday Jan 08th, 2017 Share

Keswick South Real Estate Market Infographic - December 2016

Saturday Jan 07th, 2017 Share

Keswick North Real Estate Market Update - December 2016

Thursday Jan 05th, 2017 Share

Historic Lakeshore Communities Real Estate Market Infographic - December 2016

Wednesday Jan 04th, 2017 Share

Baldwin Real Estate Market Infographic

  Baldwin in Georgina has an average list price of $606,263. The average sale price for Baldwin is $586,667 with an average sale to list price ratio of 97 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 15 days. A total of 3 listings sold. The average house has 4 Bedrooms and 3 Washrooms. Request the full report using the contact box to the right. 

Friday Oct 28th, 2016 Share

East Gwillimbury residents urged to support Hwy. 400, 404 link by Oct. 31

Having nightmares about congested roads in town? Time is running out for East Gwillimbury residents to show their support for the need of a dedicated connection between highways 400 and 404. Resident can comment on the Province of Ontario’s Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review, which features four plans: the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan up until Oct. 31. For more than a year,...

Friday Oct 14th, 2016 Share

Georgina Real Estate Expert Insights – A Town on the Rise

Thanks to Point2Homes for the amazing opportunity to conduct an interview about the Georgina Real Estate Market!  What do you get when you combine local real estate experience learned as the family trade with millennial social-media savvy and a keen mind? You get a great overview of the Georgina real estate market from a young broker who can offer expert insights in the most congenial, genuine manner. Meet born and bred Georgina realtor, Daniel Foch.   Daniel Foch...

Friday Oct 14th, 2016 Share

Fall 2016 Georgina Real Estate Market Report

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016 Share

Georgina Fire Department talking smoke alarms during open house

  Fire dept open house Heidi Riedner/Metroland Georgina firefighter Josh Kelly takes a selfie with Sparky "Clute" in hopes Georgina residents will follow suit during Fire Prevention Week, which this year is advocating the importance of checking the expiry dates on your smoke alarms. Find out more at the Georgina Fire Department's open house this Saturday, Sept. 24.   Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner The Georgina Fire...

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016 Share

Up the Maskinonge event in Georgina floats stewardship results

  Paddling up Maskinonge Contributed photo Lorrie Mackness, chair of the Maskinonge River Recovery Project committee, hit the water with Gudrun and Grace to celebrate improved river health and enhanced wildlife habitat.   Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner About 40 people hit the water in a dragon boat, canoes and kayaks to tour restoration projects along the shoreline of the Maskinonge River in Keswick during the annual Up the Maskinonge...

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016 Share

York Region's high housing prices: Are there solutions or is this the new reality?

  House sales File photo   Aurora Banner By Lisa Queen Twenty-four-year-old Nick DeRyck is living in his parents’ Newmarket basement, wondering if he will ever be able to afford to buy his own home despite finishing college, being employed and saving thousands of dollars towards a downpayment. Meredith Blunt’s family is readying to leave York Region after being outbid several times on Aurora homes despite a budget of $700,000...

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016 Share

Lake-to-lake cycling route moving ahead in Richmond Hill

  New cycling and walking trail to link lakes Richmond Hill route Richmond Hill received a funding boost to help create walking cycling trail between Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe Richmond Hill Liberal By Kim Zarzour Construction is set to begin next year on the first phase of Richmond Hill’s portion of the GTA’s proposed lake-to-lake bike and walking trail. Related Stories Markham portion of Lake to Lake... The town...

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016 Share

COUNCIL CONNECTION: LSRCA helps protect Lake Simcoe watershed

  Margaret Quirk   Georgina Advocate By Margaret Quirk One of my duties as mayor is to be one of the York Region representatives on the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA).  I was on the LSRCA in the past as both a member and the Chair, so I was very familiar with the organization.   The LSRCA was started in 1951 as the Upper Holland Valley Conservation Authority.  As the member municipalities grew, the name...

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016 Share

Ward review may redraw Georgina's political map

Monday Oct 03rd, 2016 Share

Ottawa to close tax loophole amid reports of abuse of home ownership rules

TORONTO - The Globe and Mail is reporting that Ottawa is preparing to close a tax loophole that's been used by foreign buyers in overheated housing markets such as Vancouver and Toronto. The Globe says the Trudeau government plans to tackle apparent abuse of a long-standing exemption that allows non-residents to buy homes and later claim a tax exemption on the sales of those properties. That exemption will reportedly now only be available to those who reside in Canada in the year...

Tuesday Sep 20th, 2016 Share

David Suzuki Foundation asks Province to help save North Gwillimbury Forest

The David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Nature, Environmental Defence, AWARE Simcoe and the NGFA have asked the Government of Ontario to instruct the Region of York that it must amend the Town of Georgina’s Official Plan to ensure that it prohibits development on the Maple Lake Estates (MLE) property located on the Paradise Beach-Island Grove Provincially Significant Wetland. If the 1,073 unit MLE mobile home park development proceeds it will drive a stake through the heart of the North...

Tuesday Sep 20th, 2016 Share

Who is the typical Canadian home buyer?

Not a day goes by without a new piece of news popping up about the real estate market in Canada. As we’ve been watching home prices hitting record after record in most metropolises across Canada, most of us have probably been asking ourselves where all this is going and how the changes are impacting home buyers and real estate professionals alike. Are Canadians accustomed to the idea that they need to dig deeper into their pockets in order to buy a...

Monday Sep 19th, 2016 Share

Ontario home sales set new August record

  Residential sales activity reported through the MLS® Systems of real estate Boards and Associations in Ontario numbered 22,350 units in August 2016, an increase of 17.2 per cent from a year earlier. This was the highest August sales figure on record, smashing the old record set back in 2017 by 16.6 per cent. Nationally, home sales activity rose 10.2 per cent from year-ago levels in August 2016, boosted most by the year-over-year increase in Greater Toronto. Provincial...

Wednesday Sep 14th, 2016 Share

Toronto luxury home sales heating up as B.C. tax diverts foreign buyers: Sotheby's

Nicole Gibillini, BNN.ca Staff Toronto’s housing market should brace for more interest from foreign buyers, as the effect of British Columbia’s property tax on foreign nationals takes hold and pushes investors to look beyond Vancouver, according to a new forecast by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. “Hints of newly redirected interest from international investors following the introduction of Vancouver’s foreign buyer tax have been observed by...

Wednesday Sep 14th, 2016 Share

Bank of Canada's Wilkins warns there's 'no guarantee' of payoff from rising home prices

  The Canadian...

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016 Share

Canadians starting to get anxious about housing sector’s stability - poll

The end-of-August results of the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index revealed that Canadian consumers are apparently starting to become nervous about the fundamental stability of the country’s housing markets.   In last week’s release of the poll results,Bloomberg said that worries of a decline in housing prices increased among respondents, spiking up from 12 per cent to 20.5 per cent in the week ending August 26. The survey was conducted via telephone polling...

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016 Share

East Gwillimbury working with YMCA of Greater Toronto for pool in Queensville

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Party like it's 1891 as Georgina celebrates Sutton/Jackson's Point 125

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016 Share

RCMP Musical Ride makes Georgina debut at Sutton Fairgrounds Sept. 11

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Keswick Karate kids learn how to fight bullying

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016 Share

Women's Triathlon at Georgina's De La Salle Park Sept. 10

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016 Share

Screening of movie to raise funds for Georgina wildlife centre

  Eco-documentary The Messenger     Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  If you’ve ever tried to help an orphaned or injured animal, you can most likely appreciate the time, money and effort that would be involved doing it on a massive scale. That is exactly what the area’s only wildlife rehabilitation centre does daily and Shades of Hope (SOH) needs  your help to care for an anticipated 3,000 orphaned or...

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016 Share

$250K ReWilding at The Link in Sutton unveiled

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016 Share

Popularity of Georgina beaches, parks brings parking, litter woes

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016 Share

Hwy. 400/404 link gaining momentum, according to Bradford mayor

  'Bradford Bypass' hot topic with province File photo The Hwy. 400/404 link has topped priority lists for municipalities such as Bradford, Innisfil and East Gwillimbury. Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic By Brea Bartholet  Talks surrounding the proposed Hwy. 400/404 link, formerly known as the Bradford Bypass, seem to be gaining more ground as months go by. Mayors within Simcoe County and York Region continue to meet on a...

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016 Share

New Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery board inks 10-year agreements with town

New Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery board inks 10-year agreements with town     Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  Inking new 10-year licence, lease, service and loan agreements with the town was the first order of business for the newly elected board of directors of the Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery. Minor tweaks to the agreements were approved at council last week, bringing to fruition a year-long process of formalizing the GACAG's role of...

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016 Share

COUNCIL CONNECTION: Activity-packed Georgina summer continues

Frank Sebo   Georgina Advocate By Frank Sebo It sure has been a hot, dry and sunny summer. Well, except for this past ‎week's downpour where the Jackson's Point BIA annual Painted Perch Festival had to be cut short.  So now, look for a 'mini' festival this Saturday‎ in the Jackson's Point Parkette. There will be music, a chance to vote for your favourite painted perch and an auction where you'll be able to...

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016 Share

Tampa Drive resident wants town to allow backyard chickens in Georgina

  Melody Bertolini lost her bid at council to keep her backyard hens, Peanut and Pearl, but may get pilot project penned for entire municipality after a staff review of the pros and cons of issue G-BERTOLINI CONTINGENT RE BACKYARD HENS Keswick resident Melody Bertolini (seated) lost her bid to keep her own hens, but successfully lobbied Georgina council to further examine either amending the town's current bylaw or launching a pilot project allowing Georgina...

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016 Share

How far will your real estate buck go in York Region?

Home prices keep climbing Liberal file photo As of Aug. 19, 2016, home prices in York Region keep climbing.   Stouffville Sun-Tribune By Lisa Queen  With housing prices skyrocketing in York Region, ever wonder how far your real estate dollar will go? RELATED STORIES Home prices surge again in Richmond... We’ve found properties across the region at various price points.   Under...

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016 Share

Georgina's fire chief stresses importance of being prepared for emergency after tornado in Port Bolster

  Storm damage Heidi Riedner     Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  Following the tornado that touched down in the Port Bolster community this past weekend, the Town of Georgina Fire Department would like to remind all residents and businesses of the importance of being prepared for all types of emergencies. “We have experienced two major weather-related emergencies so far this year; an ice storm that affected much...

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016 Share

About 2,000 people got Hip at The ROC in Georgina

Residents enjoy The Tragically Hip: A Canadian Celebration Saturday Large crowd in Georgina By Susie Kockerscheidt More than 2,000 Tragically Hip fans flocked to the ROC in Keswick to take in the final concert of the band. nextplay/pausepre2/2   Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  About 2,000 people in Georgina got Hip at The ROC, joining roughly a third of Canada’s entire population that tuned in to the Tragically...

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016 Share

Georgina 'breaks bread' with Taiwan to promote family values

  Taiwan Heidi Riedner Youth delegation. nextplay/pausepre4/4   Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  Georgina is breaking bread at a “Family TABLE” on an epic scale after a sit down between a Pefferlaw pastor and the president of Taiwan over family values earlier this month. And this past Sunday in Pefferlaw, the entire congregation of Cedardale Church of the Nazarene joyously welcomed the 10 Taiwanese...

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016 Share

From field to vase, Cloverhill Flowers in Georgina local, organic, sustainable and now available at farmers market in Sutton

  Cloverhill Heidi Riedner Debbie Gordon (right), daughter Amanda Mallory and baby Lucy make Cloverhill Flowers in Georgina a three generation family affair and small-scale sustainable farm, offering arrangements at the farmers market in Sutton and by order. Aug. 23, 2016. nextplay/pausepre1/2   Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  Flowers have always been nature’s way of smiling, but you could call some blooming...

Monday Aug 22nd, 2016 Share

Ottawa housing intervention could jeopardize crucial ‘cash cow,’ National Bank warns

A new report from National Bank Financial is cautioning policymakers that crimping demand for housing could hit federal and provincial coffers. In the report, economists Warren Lovely and Marc Pinsonneault warned governments and regulators shouldn’t take hasty action when it comes to changes to the industry responsible for $120 billion, or 17 per cent, of government revenues in this country. “From a fiscal perspective, housing is something of a cash cow for Canadian...

Friday Aug 05th, 2016 Share

'Troubling trend': Toronto posts record home sales in July as listings plummet

Friday Aug 05th, 2016 Share

Georgina showing Tragically Hip concert at The ROC

Friday Aug 05th, 2016 Share

Pefferlaw picnic revs up the community

Friday Aug 05th, 2016 Share

Georgina Arts Centre board resignations delay negotiations with town

Friday Aug 05th, 2016 Share

Fire closes Queensway between Beach Road and Spring Road in Keswick

Friday Aug 05th, 2016 Share

Fire closes Queensway between Beach Road and Spring Road in Keswick

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016 Share

July 2016: Geographic distribution of volume in Homes for sale in Georgina

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016 Share

The Lake Simcoe Effect on Home Sales in Georgina

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016 Share

Slow down in real estate bidding wars in Georgina

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016 Share

July 2016 Georgina Real Estate Market Infographic

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July 2016 Baldwin Ontario Real Estate Market Infographic

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July 2016 Lake Simcoe Historic Lakeshore Communities Real Estate Market Infographic

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July 2016 Keswick North Real Estate Market Infographic

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July 2016 Keswick South Real Estate Market Infographic

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July 2016 Pefferlaw Real Estate Market Infographic

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July 2016 Sutton & Jackson's Point Ontario Real Estate Market Infographic

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016 Share

July 2016 Virginia Ontario Real Estate Infographic

Virginia in Georgina has an average list price of $568,850 The average sale price for Virginia is $539,500 with an average sale to list price ratio of 95 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 28 days. A total of 2 listings sold. The average house has 4 Bedrooms and 2 Washrooms

Monday Aug 01st, 2016 Share

'It’s simply not possible': Why home ownership is out of reach for millennials in Toronto

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016 Share

BC Province to tax foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver homes

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016 Share

Pick and paint a perch for prizes in Jackson's Point

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016 Share

York Region chefs cook up recipes for hosting backyard dinner

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016 Share

East Gwillimbury moving forward with electoral review

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016 Share

Notice of Road work on Warden Avenue between Ravenshoe and Old Homestead in Town of Georgina

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016 Share

Notice of Road Construction between Baseline Road between Woodbine Avenue and McCowan Road in the Town of Georgina

Monday Jul 25th, 2016 Share

North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance asks region to amend town plan to protect wetland

Monday Jul 25th, 2016 Share

2016 census may have missed hundreds of buildings

Monday Jul 25th, 2016 Share

Province announces double-decker GO bus additions

Tuesday Jul 19th, 2016 Share

Georgina Council approves $15k expenditure for proposed West Park re-design

Monday Jul 18th, 2016 Share

Maple Lake Estates - It's up to York Region now

The Town of Georgina’s flawed Official Plan, which leaves the door wide open to the paving over of provincially significant wetlands on the Maple Lake Estates (MLE) property, needs to be fixed — fast. That job is now in the hands of the York Region Council, which must approve or amend the Plan. Obviously, approving a Plan that gives more weight to three-decade old planning approvals than to current provincial law and policy is a bad idea.  We’re...

Thursday Jul 14th, 2016 Share

Keswick waterfront development eyes 2018 occupancy

Wednesday Jul 13th, 2016 Share

Greater Toronto Area House Prices up 12.8% in June

Thursday Jul 07th, 2016 Share

All-way stop added at Sutton, Ontario intersection of Dalton Road and Baseline Road

Thursday Jul 07th, 2016 Share

York Region District School Board approves 2016-17 budget

Aurora Banner By Teresa Latchford The York Region District School Board has approved its 2016-17 budget. The approved $1.4-billion budget focuses on student achievement with 94.47 per cent of it earmarked for classroom instruction and school operation, according to trustees. The remaining 5.53 per cent is allocated for governance, administration and student transportation. The budget will serve 123,000 students and support 15,000 staff members as well as build one new...

Thursday Jul 07th, 2016 Share

Support for small business a priority in Georgina's economic action plan

Thursday Jul 07th, 2016 Share

Sharon beekeeper suspects loss of 17 hives caused by neonicotinoids

Wednesday Jul 06th, 2016 Share

Blame Ontario Liberals for runaway home prices: urban planning expert

Content via BNN Rapidly accelerating home prices in the Greater Toronto Area have in large part been caused by Ontario government policy, one urban planning expert argues. Real estate prices in Canada’s largest city jumped 16.8 per cent in June, according to data released Wednesday by the Toronto Real Estate Board, with the industry group pointing to supply constraints as the key culprit. Frank Clayton, senior research fellow at Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban...

Tuesday Jul 05th, 2016 Share

Georgina taking deeper look at multi-use recreation complex and pool in Keswick

Via Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner Despite the fact that construction of a multi-use recreation complex (MURC) in Keswick was fast-tracked to 2017 from 2024, the town’s options will be more fully explored July 5, after a staff report on the facility was tabled at council last month. A number of issues were raised by the town’s recreation and culture department in the report regarding the appropriate timing of the facility’s construction, as well as its overall...

Monday Jul 04th, 2016 Share

Keswick Community and Real Estate Information

  Keswick Keswick is a community located in south central Canadian province of Ontario. Situated north of Toronto on Cook's Bay (part of Lake Simcoe), Keswick is part of the Town of Georgina. In the Canada 2011 Census, the municipal population of Keswick was 25,527. Keswick is situated on the east shores of Lake Simcoe, along Cook’s Bay. It is bordered in the south by Ravenshoe Road, the east by Woodbine Avenue, the North by Old Homestead Road, and the West by Lake...

Thursday Jun 30th, 2016 Share

What's happening in York Region on Canada Day

What's open; what's closed   Content via: Aurora Banner Here's a list of what’s open and what’s not, along with changes in public services, for Canada Day. Services, food and drink: The LCBO, The Beer Store, government offices and banks will be closed on July 1. Canada Post will not collect or deliver mail. Not all grocery stores will close for the holiday, but it’s better to check with your local store before...

Thursday Jun 30th, 2016 Share

How Canada’s hot housing market is propping up GDP growth

Content via BNN The Canadian economy grew by just 0.1 per cent in April from March, but it received a big boost from the country’s hot housing market, according to data released by Statistics Canada on Thursday. Real estate activity was the biggest year-over-year contributor to growth, adding $218.8 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product in April, up from $211.6 billion in the same period last year. That means the $7.2 billion year-on-year growth in real estate...

Thursday Jun 23rd, 2016 Share

Mild job growth comes to York Region: survey - Via Aurora Banner

Via Aurora Banner By Lisa Queen If you’ve been looking for a job in York Region, your prospects are looking up. The region should expect a mild hiring climate for the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook survey. Ten per cent of employers are looking to hit new staff between July and September and none plan to cut employees, according to Maple Kyriacou, of Manpower’s York office. The vast majority — 90 per cent —...

Thursday Jun 23rd, 2016 Share

Aurora Banner: York Regional Police officers add rainbow splash to blue uniforms for Pride

For the first time, many York Regional Police officers are wearing the word "police" in rainbow colours on their vests as part of this year's Pride celebrations. "We always support all of our diverse communities, that is something York Regional Police have always been committed to, but especially (after the Orlando shooting), it's a stronger reminder that the community needs that additional support " Const. Laura Nicolle, who attended the Pride flag raising Monday...

Thursday Jun 23rd, 2016 Share

Our donation to Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

Wednesday Jun 15th, 2016 Share

Keswick's Lowndes Avenue closed until end of month

Content via Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner Lowndes Avenue in Keswick will remain closed at Glenwoods Avenue immediately north of the traffic signals until the end of the month during the construction of a new sanitary sewer. The $680,000 construction contract will see the completion of the trunk sewer below the existing sanitary sewer, service connections and a concrete box culvert. The project, originally recommended and approved in the 2014 budget, will allow the town to...

Wednesday Jun 15th, 2016 Share

Take historic walk through Sutton downtown

Gossip can often titillate, but who knew Sutton’s actual history could be so interesting? Your next opportunity to find out why takes place during a historic walk along downtown Sutton this Saturday. The Georgina Historical Society will guide you through the history of the buildings and personalties that founded and pioneered the progress of the original settlement known as Bourchier’s Mills into what is now Sutton’s downtown core. The free historic walk is part of...

Wednesday Jun 15th, 2016 Share

Keswick student earns Diabetes Hope Foundation scholarship

Content via Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner Keswick teenager Jason Harper’s smile was worth a thousand words — and the medal and paper to go with it — after he was one of 42 students across the country to receive a scholarship awarded by the Diabetes Hope Foundation last month. The DHF Contitech Scholarship program was established to recognize youth in the community who have excelled in their academic achievements, demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and...

Saturday Jun 11th, 2016 Share

Foch Family Real Estate June Community Calendar

Saturday June 4, 2016 -10am – 2pm Young at Heart Lifestyle Expo – Foch Family Real Estate / KCW FREE admission   Keswick High School – 100 Biscayne www.myyoungatheart.com   Saturday June 4, 2016 – 10am – 3pm Georgina Salutes – Georgina Military Museum 26061 Woodbine Ave. http://www.georginamilitarymuseum.ca   Saturday June 4, 2016 Sandlewood Stables 10th Annual Barn BBQ & Fundraiser 6674 Smith Blvd. $10/person...

Friday Jun 10th, 2016 Share

Massive surge in higher priced & luxury homes for sale in Georgina

Main lake front focus areas are Keswick North, Jackson's Point, Duclos Point, Virginia, and Historic Lakeshore Communities Continuing the conclusions from last month’s report, higher-end and luxurious properties have played a consistent role in Georgina’s Spring Market. The increasing high-end of the price point has demonstrated Georgina’s position in the regional economy for luxurious homes, especially lakefront and rural properties. The larger spread in the...

Thursday Jun 09th, 2016 Share

Slowing growth in house prices of Georgina Real Estate

Georgina Real Estate Market Report: May 2016 Steady Growth in Real Estate Sales Volume in Georgina Homes for sale in Keswick continued to lead the way in regards to transaction volume for the month of May, taking an increasing majority of total volume of homes sold in Georgina. As realized last month, this consistent market leadership has continued throughout the spring market, with higher total inventory available in Keswick as the main driver for this conclusion. Total homes for...

Tuesday Jun 07th, 2016 Share

CREA Updates Resale Housing Forecast

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2016 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations for 2016 and extended it to include 2017. CREA’s recent forecasts anticipated that housing activity would rebalance in 2016, with cooling activity and smaller price gains in British Columbia and Ontario, resulting in slower national price growth....

Tuesday Jun 07th, 2016 Share

Georgina's The Briars resort seeking real estate investor

Content Via  Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner    After six generations of operating what has become the iconic Jackson’s Point resort, The Briars, the Sibbald family announced Friday it has launched an international search for an investor. The family is open to a variety of options, including partnership or a partial or full sale, vice-president and general manager Hugh Sibbald said, adding it is the family’s intent to go with the option that...

Tuesday Jun 07th, 2016 Share

Georgina's DC Marine fights back after being deemed illegal

Content Via Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  A Georgina couple was shocked to discover the business they’ve been operating for the past eight years is illegal under the town’s zoning bylaws. “This is crazy,” Penny Closs said after being notified by the town to cease operations of the DC Marine business as well as the U-haul rental and recreational vehicle storage facility she owns and operates with her husband, Doug, on Baseline Road just east of...

Monday Jun 06th, 2016 Share

May 2016 Georgina Real Estate Market Map

Download Full Report .PDF File: May 2016 Market Report  

Monday May 09th, 2016 Share

A housing type about to sweep the nation

This trend in housing will help your clients more easily afford a home – and gain you larger commissions. Multi-generational homes are the way of the future, according to one architecture expert, and they provide a more affordable option for homebuyers. “I think realtors should be keeping an eye out for homes that can be adapted for this possibility without huge modifications or land that can be easily redeveloped,” Toon Dreessen, president of the Ontario Assocation of...

Tuesday May 03rd, 2016 Share

Keswick Real Estate Market April 2016

Georgina Real Estate Market Report: April 2016 April 2016 Market Report PDF file Volume Rebound of Homes for Sale in Keswick Homes for sale in Keswick South experienced a strong rebound in April of 2016. Keswick North also usurped Sutton & Jackson’s Point as the second-highest volume real estate neighbourhood in Georgina. This volume rebound of home sales in Keswick has consolidated its strength to set precedence within the Georgina real estate market. A total of 150...

Saturday Apr 30th, 2016 Share

Foch Family Real Estate May Community Calendar

Sunday May 1 – 12pm – 3pm Hike for Hospice - Hospice Georgina  Georgina Pioneer Village – 26558 Civic Centre Road  http://www.hospicegeorgina.com/list-of-events/ Friday May 6 – 4pm – 8pm Saturday May 7 – 10am – 4pm Sunday May 8 – 10am – 2pm Home and Lifestyle Show  Georgina Ice Palace, Keswick http://www.georginahomeshow.ca/ Saturday May 7- 9am – 2pm Spring Bazaar – Keswick Gardens 43 The...

Thursday Apr 28th, 2016 Share

Canada’s largest real estate board stifled competition, tribunal rules

The Toronto Real Estate Board prevented competition and stifled digital innovation by prohibiting its realtor members from posting sales data on their websites, the Competition Tribunal says in a decision that could have reverberations throughout the country. The quasi-judicial tribunal says it has partially granted an application made by the federal commissioner of competition in 2011 that sought to have Canada's largest real estate board prohibited from engaging in certain...

Thursday Apr 28th, 2016 Share

Why take part at the Young At Heart Lifestyle Expo? YAH !

The young at heart is in its 7th year and continues to grow with new events and attractions being added each year. Our committee is hard at work brainstorming and working hard every day leading up to the show.  Our audience comes from not only our community but surrounding areas including Toronto, Barrie, Newmarket, Aurora, Markham, Stouffville and beyond.  Each year we try to add new attractions and promotional ideas to bring you the audience to promote your products and...

Wednesday Apr 27th, 2016 Share

CMHC sounds the real estate overvaluation alarm

Several major markets are overvalued, and many more are being overbuilt, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Agency. Nine major markets are overvalued and seven are being overbuilt, according to the Crown Corporation’s Q2 Housing Market Assessment. “While we see weak evidence of problematic conditions overall nationally, we do detect moderate evidence of overvaluation, meaning house prices remain higher than the level personal disposable income, population growth and...

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016 Share

New Sotheby’s CEO Brad Henderson sees no slowdown in the luxury real estate market

Content Via REM By Susan Doran The Canadian economy may be a tad lacklustre at the moment, but a recent report from Sotheby’s International Realty Canada suggests that the luxury real estate market is on fire, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto. Many people believe that the astronomical price gains seen in top-tier housing markets are a house of cards, poised for a spectacular tumble. That’s clearly not the opinion of Brad Henderson, the newly appointed president and...

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016 Share

Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner

Content via Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner Georgina Island cottagers and residents will be without a ferry for at least the next month. The Aazhaawe has been dry-docked due to a mandatory inspection that Chippewas of Georgina Island band council says could take up to six weeks to complete. During that time, the Snake Island Water Taxi will be available to transport cottagers to and from the island. Island residents were informed the water taxi will be running, with crew...

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016 Share

Georgina entry 3rd in Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Content via: Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Georgina came third place out of 51 districts across Canada in the 60 Minute Kids Club Winter Challenge — an initiative to increase physical literacy in children and youth across Canada. All about making healthy choices, children track their healthy behaviours, including nutrition, hydration, physical activity, screen time/sitting, sleep and mental health, with the 60 Minutes Kids Club online...

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016 Share

Volunteers clean up Georgina

Content via: Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner More than 40 bags of waste were collected Saturday during the kickoff event for the annual Pitch-In Georgina Week held April 18 to 24. The Black River Clean Up also rounded up an additional 12 bags of bottles and cans, as well as three chairs and a container of fluid from the town and commercial Dalton Road properties backing on to the Black River. While the town handed out some free coffee, gloves and bags, as well as a barbecue...

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016 Share

Ministry of Labour investigating industrial accident at Krate's Marina in Keswick

Content via: Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner A total of three orders and one requirement were laid today against Krate’s Marina in Keswick by the Ministry of Labour as a result of its investigation of a workplace accident early yesterday morning. A Krate’s employee was pinned beneath a front-end loader, according to a ministry spokesperson. The man suffered a broken leg and was transported to hospital. As a result of the on-site investigation, Krate’s...

Friday Apr 22nd, 2016 Share

Thane owner required to submit remediation plan for Keswick industrial real estate site

The latest order issued from the Environment Ministry regarding the abandoned Thane smelter site in Georgina has prompted a call from various sources for public comment before the May 6 deadline. The draft order, posted by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, requires property owner Howard Sniatowski to produce a remediation/mitigation plan for the site on Warden Avenue in Keswick. James Calnan of consulting firm QDM Associates, and a former councillor for Brantford, said...

Friday Apr 22nd, 2016 Share

Georgina councillor Dave Neeson fights to protect land from residential real estate development

The result of a three-year long process mapping the town’s official planning blueprint, last updated in 2002, was brought to fruition this week, but the fact the town’s proposed Official Plan still contained a controversial development in the North Gwillimbury Forest brought calls for its amendment with its tabling at council last night. Related Stories Georgina Councillor Neeson fights... Georgina's updated Official Plan... Developer pushes Lake Simcoe Region......

Thursday Apr 21st, 2016 Share

Ontario home sales just miss setting March record

  Ontario home sales just miss setting March record Highlights Residential sales up 12.2% in March 2016 compared to a year earlier. New listings in Ontario numbered 34,370 units in March 2016, a decrease of 6.2% compared to last year. The provincial average price of homes in March 2016 rises 11.5% compared to a year earlier. There were 2.4 months of inventory at the end of March 2016. Unit Sales Residential sales activity reported through...

Thursday Apr 21st, 2016 Share

Full Report: OREA March Statistics

  Ontario home sales just miss setting March record Highlights Residential sales up 12.2% in March 2016 compared to a year earlier. New listings in Ontario numbered 34,370 units in March 2016, a decrease of 6.2% compared to last year. The provincial average price of homes in March 2016 rises 11.5% compared to a year earlier. There were 2.4 months of inventory at the end of March 2016. Unit Sales Residential sales activity reported through...

Wednesday Apr 20th, 2016 Share

Georgina Councillor Neeson fights to protect Maple Lake Estates land

Georgina Civic Centre File photo   Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner Content via Yorkregion.com A Georgina councillor may be the lone voice of dissent for the second time regarding the disputed Maple Lake Estates lands slated for large scale development on designated wetlands in the North Gwillimbury Forest. Ward 3 Councillor Dave Neeson said he plans to put forward a motion at Wednesday night’s meeting of council to amend...

Wednesday Apr 20th, 2016 Share

Transit, not Bradford bypass, priority for province: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

  Newmarket Era By Teresa Latchford Content via YorkRegion.com Anyone hoping for a nod from the province about plans to construct the Bradford bypass shouldn’t hold their breath. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, who stopped in Newmarket today to speak with Huron Heights Secondary School students about tuition grants announced in this year’s budget, said the conversation about the connecting link between highways 400 and 404 continues, but the...

Wednesday Apr 20th, 2016 Share

Builder waiting since ’14 to open Hwy. 48 Tims in Mount Albert

      East Gwillimbury Express By Simon Martin Content via YorkRegion.com It’s no secret Mount Albert residents are hot to trot for a Tim Hortons to come to town.   What could be better than getting your double-double fix just minutes from your front door? That dream can now be considered a distinct possibility. Oxford Developments would like to build a Tim Hortons and Esso gas station on Hwy. 48, just north of Mount...

Wednesday Apr 20th, 2016 Share

Keswick duo strut stuff on dance, gymnastic mat

Content Via: Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner There’s nothing like laying it on the mat and walking away a champion and two Keswick preteens did just that — with the characteristic walk of both a gymnast and a dancer — this past weekend. Justine Blanchard, 11, and Lenee Dimkin, 12, are fellow Keswick Public School students who have been training together as gymnasts since they were seven years old. In addition to competitive gymnastics, the girls...

Friday Apr 15th, 2016 Share

KCW Foundation

                                Young at Heart Lifeystyle Expo is approaching on June 4, 2016 at the Keswick High School from 10am – 2pm. Young at Heart lifestyle Expo is a great show with fun for the entire family. The event is free and includes vendors, car show, kids crafting area, silent auction, all things to discover why Georgina is a great place to live, work, play and...

Friday Apr 15th, 2016 Share

Daniel Foch - Georgina Real Estate - YorkRegion.com

Content via: http://www.yorkregion.com/shopping-story/6470110-daniel-foch-royal-lepage-your-community-realty/   Daniel Foch of Foch Family Real Estate Services in Keswick, Ontario, is on top of the real estate market in the Georgina area. Not only can he help you find a great property, but he also knows important information about home values and trends that can help you make more-informed decisions. The demand for homes in Georgina is growing quickly, which...

Wednesday Apr 13th, 2016 Share

Staff’s proposed Official Plan continues to leave a big hole in the heart of our forest - NGFA

Content via: http://ngfa.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/A9C54F86BAC77FDD/68A29FD4E20A3AFA775FA7C4C6318CD9   Staff’s proposed Official Plan continues to leave a big hole in the heart of our forest The proposed new Official Plan (April 2016) being put forward by the Town of Georgina's Planning Department prohibits development on all of the major wetland and woodland areas in rural Georgina with one exception — the Maple Lake Estates (MLE) property...

Friday Apr 01st, 2016 Share

Foch Family Real Estate April Community Calendar

Saturday April 2 – 10am – 2pm Job Fair – YorkWorks Sutton Call to Register: 905 722-1480 Hiring for restaurant positions – 20887 Dalton Road, Unit 5   Saturday April 2nd – 11am – 2pm Car Seat Clinic – Keswick Christian Church APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED – email :  SafeTravelsCarSeats@gmail.com to book. No Fee but donations to The Optimist Club of Keswick would be gladly accepted   Monday April 4 – 6pm...

Wednesday Mar 30th, 2016 Share

RBC Royal Bank Hikes Several Mortgage Rates

Royal Bank of Canada will be raising rates on several of its mortgages starting Friday, but the other big banks have not yet indicated if they will follow suit. RBC, one of Canada’s biggest lenders, says its special offer five-year fixed mortgage goes up one-tenth of a point to 3.04 per cent. The bank says the changes don’t apply to its posted mortgage rates, which are typically higher than special offer rates. Several other special offer mortgage...

Tuesday Mar 29th, 2016 Share

Georgina Real Estate Market Report - March 2016

Keswick South continued to lead in homes for sale in Georgina, claiming 28 of 88 homes sold. We are witnessing continued increase in market share from both Keswick South and Sutton & Jackson’s Point, moving 29% to 32% and 23% to 24% of total this month, respectively. New home sales in Georgina recorded on the MLS represent the biggest driver of real estate sales for Keswick South and Sutton & Jackson’s Point. Based on the data available, it appears that subdivision...

Monday Mar 21st, 2016 Share

Ontario Real Estate Market Statistics - February 2016

Ontario home sales rise to new February record Highlights Residential sales up 15.8% in February 2016 compared to a year earlier. New listings in Ontario numbered 25,384 units in February 2016, an increase of 3.8% compared to last year. The provincial average price of homes in February 2016 rises 12.7% compared to a year earlier. There were 2.8 months of inventory at the end of...

Saturday Mar 05th, 2016 Share

March Events in Georgina

March Events Thursday March 3 Lego Club - Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Library Free drop-in in celebration of Sutton's birthday this year, Mayor Margaret Quirk is helping us build “1891 Sutton” in LEGO. 6:30pm www.georginalibrary.ca/ March 4, 11, &18 The Queensville Players Talent Search - Stephen Leacock Theatre TALENT SEARCH!!!! We have CASH prizes and giveaways for the winner and runners up!  In support of Sandgate Women's Shelter  email: ...

Thursday Mar 03rd, 2016 Share

Keswick Marketplace | Georgina Commercial Real Estate

Keswick Marketplace 23620 Woodbine Avenue, Keswick, Ontario Located at the intersection of Woodbine Avenue and Glenwoods Avenue, this new format retail featuring Walmart, TD Canada Trust and Royal Bank.   Total Sq. Ft. 325,000 Category New Format Retail Leasing Rep Jennifer O'Leary 416-866-2985 joleary@riocan.com Major Tenants Walmart TD Canada Trust Royal...

Thursday Mar 03rd, 2016 Share

Woodbine Avenue & Dovedale Drive Plaza | Georgina Commercial Real Estate

  Woodbine Avenue & Dovedale Dr. Retail Commercial Office Development Major Tenants: Symposium Cafe Pizza Hut Pita Pit Phase 1:  Approximately 2 acres of land with a total of 20,033 sq. ft. Retail, service, office and dental opportunities still available. 1,100-8,000 sq. ft. available Pad opportunity available, build to suit retailer prototypes. Possession:  Fall 2016 Situated one hour north of Toronto, this development will...

Thursday Mar 03rd, 2016 Share

Helping Grow Greener Communities: Sustainable Real Estate at the University of Guelph

Green business is alive at The University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics. The college’s mission – to develop and be ‘leaders for a sustainable world’ – runs through its students, researchers, and alumni. In 1993, the College introduced a unique undergraduate program focusing on the real estate and housing market. Currently one of the only few programs of its kind in Canada, the College has focused its research and curriculum to explore the...

Monday Feb 29th, 2016 Share

February 2016 Georgina Real Estate Market Report

Georgina Home Sales Overview Click to view the full report: February 2016 Market Report Keswick South continued to lead the pack in home sales in Georgina, claiming 20 of the 70 home sales. The big, striking movement in the market came from Sutton & Jackson’s Point, which lagged behind the leader by only 4 home sales.    2 homes were sold in Baldwin 2 homes were sold in Belhaven 8 homes were sold in Historic Lakeshore Communities 3 homes were...

Sunday Feb 14th, 2016 Share

Foch Family Real Estate Community Calendar

  Welcome to the Foch Family Real Estate Community Calendar.  Each month we will keep you informed of local events in Georgina. Have an event you want to tell us about?  Email: info@fochfamily.com for the opportunity to be listed on our monthly community calendar. February Thursday February 4 World Cancer Day – The Gem Theatre 6-8pm You can get buzzed and have a chance to win a prize , help to Raise funds and awareness for World Cancer...

Saturday Jan 30th, 2016 Share

January 2016 Georgina Market Report

Georgina's real estate market - January 2016 2016 Georgina Market Report Download Strong Start for South Keswick Keswick South has claimed 27 of the 52 home sales in Georgina in January, 2016 - the vast majority of total sales. Baldwin & Belhaven, traditionally the least-transacted areas in Georgina, are off to a slow start with zero homes sold so far in 2016. Number of Home Sales 8 homes were sold in Historic Lakeshore Communities 3 homes were sold in...

Thursday Jan 28th, 2016 Share

2015 Annual York Region Real Estate Market Report

Aurora in York Region had a total dollar volume of $811,679,297 worth of real estate traded so far in 2015. The average price of a home is $746,715 and the median price of a home is $659,900 The average sale to list ratio this year is 100% and properties are on market for an average of 20 days. There have been 1505 new listings so far this year in Aurora There were 1087 homes sold in Aurora in 2015 East Gwillimbury in York Region had a total dollar volume of $208,389,983...

Wednesday Jan 27th, 2016 Share

TREB MARKET WATCH

January 6, 2016 -- The second best sales result on record for December capped off a record year for TREB MLS® home sales in the GTA. Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that there were 4,945 sales reported in December bringing the 2015 calendar year total to 101,299 – a substantial 9.2 per cent increase compared to 2014 as a whole. Strong annual sales increases were experienced for all major home types last year. "Home ownership is a quality long-term...

Wednesday Jan 27th, 2016 Share

December 2016 Real Estate Market Update

York Region, Ontario had a total dollar volume of $660,347,405 worth of real estate traded so far in 2015. The average price of a home is $778,712 and the median price of a home is $710,000 The average sale to list ratio this year is 100% and properties are on market for an average of 23 days. There have been 753 new listings so far this year in YORK REGION Currently, there are 2807 active listings in the area. AURORA York Region, Ontario had a total dollar volume of...

Tuesday Jan 26th, 2016 Share

Jackson's Point - Real Estate & Walkability

Late in 2015 I wrote this article about why neighbourhood walkability is going to play a large role in the development of Georgina. Neighbourhood walkability is a major demand amongst the three most prominent real estate buyer groups in Georgina’s market in 2016: First time homebuyers in Jackson's Point First time home buyers demand walkability for its urban authenticity and the friendliness and simplicity it adds to their neighbourhood. These buyers also benefit from the...

Tuesday Jan 19th, 2016 Share

Why Keswick, Ontario is a great market for real estate investing.

I’ve lived in Keswick, Ontario my entire life. At 24 years old, the only time I’ve ever spent residing outside of Kesiwck was during my time at the University of Guelph, studying for my B.Comm in Real Estate & Housing. I always used to find it funny when my parents would drive me through places like Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Markham, where they grew up, and spew nostalgic monologues about how “that plaza used to be a farm” or “I used to hunt deer right...

Wednesday Jan 13th, 2016 Share

Neighbourhood Walkability in Georgina: Uptown Keswick

Late in 2015 I wrote this article about why neighbourhood walkability is going to play a large role in the development of Georgina. Neighbourhood walkability is a major demand amongst the three most prominent real estate buyer groups in Georgina’s market in 2016: First time homebuyers in Keswick First time home buyers demand walkability for its urban authenticity and the friendliness and simplicity it adds to their neighbourhood. These buyers also benefit from the cost savings of...

Wednesday Jan 13th, 2016 Share

Portraits of Walkability: Georgina's most Walkable Neighbourhoods

Walkability. If you've ever been privy to the circles of planning, development, or real estate south of Green Lane, you've definitely heard someone wax poetic about this term, and the value of robust mixed-use communities, intimately walkable development patterns, and new urbanism. With this series of articles, it's my goal to identify the most walkable neighbourhoods in Georgina - but I want to preface by establishing why this even matters: Up here in the...

Friday Jan 08th, 2016 Share

What the New Federal $500,000 Down payment policy means for the Georgina real estate market

There's an old saying among circles in commercial real estate that goes something like this: If you want to live in the GTA, drive north until you can afford. I think that now, more than ever, the practicality of this statement plays a big role in the Canadian real estate market. As a result of the change in policy announced by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, home buyers will have to put a 10% down payment/equity position on the price of a home over $500,000. Now don't get me...

Thursday Oct 22nd, 2015 Share

What Trudeau's new RRSP policy means for the real estate market.

In the aftermath of one of the most controversial elections in Canadian history, it's no surprise that we've all been inundated with biased critiques of the policy and individuals involved. I'll be the first to admit that I don't understand every aspect of policy that's been changed, but I do understand a part of it. What I'd like to do is take a step back and look at the economic implications of the aspects of policy that I do understand. There are two parts of the...

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015 Share

2015's 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina - Number 1: May's Wharf

Number one - May's Wharf (Road to Mays Wharf) Mays Wharf is one of the illusive, beautiful areas in Roches Point, where residents enjoy resort-style living within the privacy of a secluded street, tucked away from major arterial roads, while still maintaining close proximity to amenities. Properties in the area feature some of the largest remaining lake frontages available on Lake Simcoe, especially in terms of direct Lakefronts. Anybody who has made the boat trip from Krate's...

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015 Share

2015's Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina - Number 3: Land's End

Land's End is an exclusive, luxury locale just off of Lake Drive East, with a beautiful view overlooking both the private Franklin Beach Area and Public De La Salle Beach Area. Lakefront properties on Land's End offer stunning year-round views of Lake Simcoe's gorgeous, world-class sunsets, along with fast access and nautical travel to beautiful lakefront dining in surrounding Keswick, Jackson's Point, Lefroy, Innisfil, and Barrie. With its exclusive, cottage country appeal...

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015 Share

2015's Top 10 Streets in Georgina - Number 2: Wolford Court

  Number 2 - Wolford Court (Eastbourne Estates) The centerpiece of the stunning new Eastbourne Estates development features large estate lots boasting sprawling bungalow and bungaloft homes with quality finishes, rich materials, vaulted ceilings, and large, lofted 2, 3, and 4 car detached garages. Just within walking distance to the beaches on Lake Simcoe, and a stone's throw from Eastbourne Golf course, it's not hard to understand why these estates have become a common...

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015 Share

2015's 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina - Number 4: Hedge Road

Number 4 - Hedge Road (Jackson's Point) Hedge Road is a historic landmark of wealth & upscale lifestyle, featuring beautiful lakefront walking, lots and trails lined with hedges, large frontages on some of Lake Simcoe's most beautiful water, and within walking distance from The Briars, one of Georgina's most prestigious golf & country clubs.  Many large, historic lake houses were used by the traditional wealthy families in Toronto, who capitalized on this...

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015 Share

2015's 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina - Number 5: Westwind Circle

  Number 5 -  Westwind Circle (Historic Lakeshore Communities) Westwind Circle epitomizes exclusivity in Georgina. With a vast portion of the locale owned by a handful of high net worth individuals, these properties seldom come on the market, and when they do, they move quickly and command high prices. Westwind Circle features a private residents' waterfront area, which has been immaculately landscaped and includes a dock and a beach. The area is a secluded,...

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015 Share

2015's 10 most expensive streets in Georgina - Number 6: Shore Crescent & Huntley Drive

Number 6 -  Shore Crescent & Huntley Drive (Willow Beach) Wedged between Willow Beach & De La Salle Beach (and walking distance to both beaches), Shore Crescent and Huntley Drive make up one of the most prestigious areas in Georgina. These roads feature double-wide lots with large bungalows, bungalofts, and beyond, surrounded by green space, cooled by the breeze coming from adjoining Lake Drive East, and walking distance to Willow Greens Golf Centre. Shore...

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015 Share

2015's 10 Most expensive streets in Georgina - Number 7: West Park Heights & Mackenzie Court (tied for 7th)

Number 7 -  Mackenzie Court (Keswick) Mackenzie Court features some of the largest newly built homes in Georgina to date, on a private, cul-de-sac subdivision setting, and homes that feature beautiful architecture, clad with top of the line building materials, rich, modern interiors with extensive, functional spaces drenched with natural light. Mackenzie Court in Georgina has an average list price of $707,982. The average sale price for Mackenzie Court is $694,000 with an...

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015 Share

2015's 10 most expensive streets in Georgina - Number 8: Lake Drive East

Number 8 -  Lake Drive (Keswick  - Roches Point - Jackson's Point) Admittedly, Lake Drive North, Lake Drive South, and Lake Drive East all deserve a spot in the top 10 most expensive streets in Georgina, however, the numbers quite simply don't work out that way this year. The reality is that a number of non-lakefront listings tend to skew the data away from the lakefront listings in these areas, since their transaction volume is significantly higher: a lot less...

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015 Share

The 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina - Number 9: Broadview & Highfield

Number 9 -  Broadview Avenue (Keswick North) Broadview Avenue and Highfield Crescent in Keswick North, Georgina Ontario, has immensely benefited from the increased popularity of Woodbine Avenue as a major arterial road, since the arrival of Provincial Highway 404 to Keswick. Broadview features massive, lush, mature treed lots, with large, spacious homes just off of Old Homestead Road in Keswick. Homes in this area experience the privacy of being tucked back behind mature trees, and...

Wednesday Sep 23rd, 2015 Share

How IKEA Showrooms Can Help You Sell Real Estate

What’s the reason that IKEA, the furniture big box store, sells over $30 billion worth of products annually? Price is certainly part of the equation, but there are lots of lower cost furniture stores. That maze they trap you in for hours at a time? Yep, that’s part of it. But IKEA’s biggest differentiator? The rooms. IKEA’s warehouses on average contain almost 50 room set ups – interiors where they don’t just place the furniture but create an entire...

Wednesday Sep 23rd, 2015 Share

2015's Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina - Number 3: Land's End

Number 10 -  Turner Street (Roches Point) I think we can all agree that Turner Street, along with its companions Raines Street and Bouchier Street, do not belong at the bottom of this list. With that being said, because these areas are so sought after, there seldom comes a transaction in this area on the multiple listing service, where we get our data from. So, as a result, Roches Point sits at 10th place for 2015's Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Georgina, simply because of lack...

Wednesday Sep 09th, 2015 Share

Infographic Series: Georgina Real Estate Market Information

Keep in mind these are short & sweet infographics designed to efficiently convey Georgina Real Estate Market information for interested parties.   If you'd like a fully detailed report about the listings, please contact me at 905.251.5483, or via e-mail at daniel@fochfamily.com Baldwin in Georgina, Ontario had a total dollar volume of 3993000 worth of real estate traded so far in 2015. The average price of a home is 443666 and the median price of a home is 405000...

Wednesday Sep 09th, 2015 Share

Infographic Series: York Region's real estate market as of September 1st, 2015.

Wondering how the Georgina Real Estate Market stacks up against the rest of the region? Have a look at our updated infographic series for York Region, as of August 2015. York Region, Ontario had a total dollar volume of $1,172,085,243 worth of real estate traded so far in 2015. The average price of a home is $796,254 and the median price of a home is $710,000. The average sale to list ratio this year is 100% and properties are on market for an average of 23 days. There have been...

Thursday Aug 27th, 2015 Share

Neighbourhood Report: Historic Lakeshore Communities

Number of Transactions In 2015, Historic Lakeshore Communities have experienced the highest relative number of sales in Georgina, at 53 Sales in the second quarter. The relative number of sales is the number of sales based on the inventory in the area. Because of the nature of the inventory in the Historic Lakeshore Communities, the vast majority (92%) of these transactions were the trade of detached properties. Average and Median Sale Price The average and median sale price in...

Tuesday Jul 21st, 2015 Share

Georgina, Ontario Retail Market Outlook

Georgina, Ontario is the northernmost part of the Greater Toronto Area. Located along the eastern shores of Lake Simcoe, Georgina is approximately 1 hour north of The City of Toronto, perched atop the Highway 404 Extension. Georgina’s real estate market has been frequented by retail, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and residential end users, as well as speculative investors, all seeking to get safe, stable returns and strong long-term value and equity growth. Georgina residents...

Saturday Jul 18th, 2015 Share

Why Keswick, Ontario is a great investment market for rental properties.

I’ve lived in Keswick, Ontario my entire life. At 24 years old, the only time I’ve ever spent residing outside of Kesiwck was during my time at the University of Guelph, studying for my B.Comm in Real Estate & Housing. I always used to find it funny when my parents would drive me through places like Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Markham, where they grew up, and spew nostalgic monologues about how “that plaza used to be a farm” or “I used to hunt deer right...

Saturday Jul 18th, 2015 Share

The Sorry State of Canadian Retail

When HBC closed Zellers, Canadians never really had to fully experience the consequences of the change. Sure, we had to take our appetite for frugal and odd purchases elsewhere, but that appetite was quickly filled by Target… or so we thought. Now, we all have our own opinions about why Target failed in Canada so allow me to voice mine. Beyond the obvious 1) not treating their business like a startup and anticipating a loss while they gained traction and 2) utterly failing from the...

Thursday May 15th, 2014 Share

Urban Infill

Via: Wikipedia In urban planning, infill is the rededication of land in an urban environment, usually open space, to new construction. Infill also applies within an urban polity to construction on any undeveloped land that is not on the urban margin. The slightly broader term "land-recycling" is sometimes used instead. Infill has been promoted as a economical use of existing infrastructure and a remedy for urban sprawl.[1] Its detractors view it...

Thursday May 15th, 2014 Share

Redevelopment

Via: Wikipedia Variations on redevelopment include: Urban infill on vacant parcels that have no existing activity but were previously developed, especially on Brownfield land, such as the redevelopment of an industrial site into a mixed-use development. Constructing with a denser land usage, such as the redevelopment of a block of townhouses into a large apartment building. Adaptive reuse, where older structures which have outlive their uses are converted into new...

Thursday May 15th, 2014 Share

Lake Simcoe

Via: Wikipedia Lake Simcoe is a lake in Southern Ontario, Canada, the fourth-largest lake wholly in the province, after Lake Nipigon,Lac Seul, and Lake Nipissing.[1] At the time of the first European contact in the 17th century the lake was calledOuentironk ("Beautiful Water") by the Huron natives. It was also known as Lake Toronto until it was renamed by John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper...

Thursday May 15th, 2014 Share

Ontario Highway 404

Information Via Wikipedia   King's Highway 404 (pronounced "four-oh-four"), also known as Highway 404 and colloquially as the 404, is a400-series highway in the Canadian province of Ontario connecting Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) in Toronto with Newmarket. The controlled-access highway also connects with Highway 407 in Markham. Construction on...

Thursday May 15th, 2014 Share

Georgina, Ontario

Via: Wikipedia Georgina (Canada 2011 Census population 43,517) is a town in south-central Ontario, and the northernmost municipality in the Regional Municipality of York. It forms part of the northern boundary of the Greater Toronto Areaand is situated on the southern shores of Lake Simcoe. Although incorporated as a town, it operates as a township, in which dispersed communities share a common administrative council. The largest communities...

Thursday May 15th, 2014 Share

Real Estate Investing

Via: Wikipedia Real estate investing involves the purchase, ownership, management, rental and/or sale of real estate for profit. Real Estate has traditionally outperformed the Wall Street equity market. A street by street knowledge of the market make it perfect for small savvy investors. Large institutions lag behind trends. Improvement of realty property as part of a real estate investment strategy is generally considered to be a sub-specialty of real estate...

Thursday May 15th, 2014 Share

Real Estate Investor & Entrepreneur

A real estate entrepreneur or a real estate investor to a lesser extent is someone who actively or passively invests in real estate. An active investor may buy aproperty, make repairs and/or improvements to the property, and sell it later for a profit. A passive investor might hire a firm to find and manage an investment property for him. Typically, investors choose real estate for several reasons: cash flow, capital...

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