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Kathy, Daniel, & Gary Foch
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Georgina Real Estate Market Report - February 2017

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017

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Click here to download the full report: february-2017 Georgina Real Estate Market Overview Georgina, Ontario is a real estate market in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. The average list price of a home for sale in Georgina, Ontario was $622,805 in February 2017 . The average sale price of a home in Georgina, Ontario was $666,387 in February 2017 . On average, homes sold for 107 percent of asking price last month, and spent an average of 18 days on the market. A total of... [read more]

Baldwin Ontario February 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017

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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... [read more]

Historic Lakeshore Communities February 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017

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"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"... [read more]

Keswick North February 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017

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  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... [read more]

Pefferlaw Ontario February 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017

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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... [read more]

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

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017

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"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... [read more]

Virginia Ontario February 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017

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  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... [read more]

Keswick South - January 2017 Real Estate Market Report

Tuesday Feb 07th, 2017

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Keswick South Ontario is a real estate sub-market in Georgina, Ontario on the Toronto Real Estate Board. In Keswick South , real estate listings have an average list price of $589,383 , and an average sale price of $627,375 . The average list to sale price ratio of homes for sale in Keswick South was 107 percent. Real estate taxes, on average, were $3,248 in Keswick South The average time a Keswick South real estate listing spent on the market was 12 days. The highest sale price of a home... [read more]

Keswick North - January 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Saturday Feb 04th, 2017

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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  $608,128  , and an average sale price of $616,744  . The average list to sale price ratio of homes for sale in  Keswick North was  102 percent. Real estate taxes, on average, were  $3,411  in  Keswick NorthThe average time a Keswick North real estate listing spent on the... [read more]

Historic Lakeshore Communities - January 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Friday Feb 03rd, 2017

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Historic Lakeshore Communities 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 $917,864 , and an average sale price of $887,636 . The average list to sale price ratio of homes for sale in "Historic Lakeshore Communities" was 98 percent. Real estate taxes, on average, were $6,046 in "Historic Lakeshore Communities"The average time a... [read more]

Baldwin Ontario - January 2017 Real Estate Market Infographic

Thursday Feb 02nd, 2017

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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 $399,000 , and an average sale price of $375,000 . The average list to sale price ratio of homes for sale in Baldwin was 94 percent. Real estate taxes, on average, were $1,326 in Baldwin The average time a Baldwin real estate listing spent on the market was 31 days. The highest sale price of a home in Baldwin was $399,000 and the... [read more]

Virginia Real Estate Market Infographic - December 2016

Wednesday Jan 11th, 2017

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  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,... [read more]

Top 10 Home Renovations in Canada for 2016

Wednesday Jan 11th, 2017

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This year was an important year for home renovations. Alas, 2016 was speckled with economic and political events that affected homeowners across the country. Mortgage qualification rules tightened and potential housing bubbles emerged. By the middle of 2016, economists expected renovation spending to rise. One Canadian economist, Gregory Klump, suggested that limited housing supply and strong competition made home renovations seem like a more feasible option than buying... [read more]

Georgina Real Estate Market Report - December 2016

Wednesday Jan 11th, 2017

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    Georgina Real Estate Market Neighbourhoods Georgina, Ontario is located in York Region. Georgina represents the northernmost part of the Greater Toronto Area, and is situated approximately 45 minutes north of Toronto. Georgina's real estate market is represented by 8 sub-markets as defined by the Toronto Real Estate Board: Baldwin Belhaven Historic Lakeshore Communities Keswick North Keswick South Pefferlaw Sutton & Jackson's... [read more]

Pefferlaw Real Estate Market Infographic - December 2016

Monday Jan 09th, 2017

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  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... [read more]

Keswick South Real Estate Market Infographic - December 2016

Sunday Jan 08th, 2017

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  In December 2016, Keswick South in Georgina has an average list price of $455,356. The average sale price for Keswick South is $472,611 with an average sale to list price ratio of 105 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 14 days. A total of 9 listings sold. The average house has 3 Bedrooms and 2 Washrooms. To receive early access to the full report, leave your e-mail below!  Keswick South real estate information - infographic showing house prices,... [read more]

Keswick North Real Estate Market Update - December 2016

Saturday Jan 07th, 2017

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  Keswick North in Georgina has an average list price of $578,763 The average sale price for Keswick North is $560,988 with an average sale to list price ratio of 97 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 32 days. A total of 8 listings sold. The average house has 3 Bedrooms and 3 Washrooms   For the full report, please comment below with your e-mail address and I'll send it right over!   Keswick North real estate information -... [read more]

Historic Lakeshore Communities Real Estate Market Infographic - December 2016

Thursday Jan 05th, 2017

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"Historic Lakeshore Communities" in Georgina has an average list price of  $699,150. The average sale price for  "Historic Lakeshore Communities" is  $667,313  with an averagesale to list price ratio of 97 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 21 days.  A total of 8 listings sold. The average house for sale in Historic Lakeshore Communities has  3 Bedrooms and 3 Washrooms.   Leave me your e-mail... [read more]

Baldwin Real Estate Market Infographic

Wednesday Jan 04th, 2017

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  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.  [read more]

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

Friday Oct 28th, 2016

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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,... [read more]

Georgina Real Estate Expert Insights – A Town on the Rise

Friday Oct 14th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Fall 2016 Georgina Real Estate Market Report

Friday Oct 14th, 2016

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Trade volume of Georgina Real Estate CONTACT ME FOR THE FULL REPORT Yes, I understand the images above are small. That’s the point here. We don’t want to focus too much on specific numbers, we want to get an idea for a pattern that’s occurred for the first ¾ of this year. To do this, I’m looking at: šNumber of homes sold in Georgina šAverage sale price of a home sold in Georgina šTotal monthly sales volume of real estate in... [read more]

Georgina Fire Department talking smoke alarms during open house

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

Up the Maskinonge event in Georgina floats stewardship results

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

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

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

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

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

COUNCIL CONNECTION: LSRCA helps protect Lake Simcoe watershed

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

Ward review may redraw Georgina's political map

Tuesday Oct 04th, 2016

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  G-POPULATION 2022 Town of Georgina   next play/pause pre 3/3   Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner Redrawing Georgina’s political boundaries from the existing five-ward voting system to “more fair” representation for Keswick could be the result of a current ward review. Seven members, including the mayor and one regional councillor elected at large and five councillors elected in five wards, currently... [read more]

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

Monday Oct 03rd, 2016

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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... [read more]

David Suzuki Foundation asks Province to help save North Gwillimbury Forest

Tuesday Sep 20th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Who is the typical Canadian home buyer?

Tuesday Sep 20th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Ontario home sales set new August record

Monday Sep 19th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

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

Wednesday Sep 14th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016

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  Recreation area Jonathan MacMull Town of East Gwillimbury staff presented this concept to council for a health and active living area in Queensville. nextplay/pausepre1/2 East Gwillimbury Express By Simon Martin  The long wait could finally be over. East Gwillimbury might finally get a pool. The town announced a memorandum of understanding with the YMCA of the Greater Toronto Area Wednesday that could bring a health and... [read more]

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

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016

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  Sawmill operations   nextplay/pausepre1/2   Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  Your opportunity to “party like it’s 1891” in Georgina is just around the corner. Various events and activities all year celebrating the 125th anniversary of the first full year of the incorporated Village of Sutton culminates with a two-day Sutton/Jackson’s Point 125 party Sept. 10 and 11 at the Sutton... [read more]

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

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016

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  Ride stop The RCMP Musical Ride is coming to Georgina.   Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  One of Canada's most recognized icons will perform in Georgina for the first time when the RCMP Musical Ride takes to the Sutton Fairgrounds Sunday, Sept. 11. Beginning with a pre-show at 1 p.m., the troop of 32 horses and riders will perform variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music at 2 p.m., followed by a meet and greet... [read more]

Keswick Karate kids learn how to fight bullying

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016

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  Karate Kids Supplied Over 20 "karate kids" learned some moves and valuable techniques during a free anti-bullying seminar offered at Keswick Karate Aug. 21. SIDEBAR What is uReport? uReport enables our readers to submit photographs and videos from local events, written reports on things happening around York Region, letters to the editor and event listings.  Submissions, made through yorkregion.com or via email at... [read more]

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

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016

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      Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  Multisport Canada’s Ontario Women’s Triathlon will run a leg in Georgina at De La Salle Park Sept. 10. “We want the event to be safe, fun and completely approachable for everyone, whether they have participated in an event before or are a first timer,” honorary race director and triathlete Paolina Allan said. Athletes will swim in Lake Simcoe, bike through the flat to gently rolling... [read more]

Screening of movie to raise funds for Georgina wildlife centre

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

$250K ReWilding at The Link in Sutton unveiled

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016

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  Best Life Croquet Mike Barrett/Metroland James Albert, 4, of East Gwillimbury puts his mallet on the ball in a game of Best Life Croquet, hosted by ReWilding Lake Simcoe during the Georgina Farmer's Market at The Link, Sunday. ReWilding Lake Simcoe and its association through Ontario Water Centre has transformed outside property at Link through government grants to not only spruce up barren space but make it environmentally sustainable as well. Sept 4,... [read more]

Popularity of Georgina beaches, parks brings parking, litter woes

Thursday Sep 08th, 2016

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  De La Salle beach in Georgina Georgina, -May, 21-2016, Roches Point, On, May, 31, -De La Salle beach, on Victoria Weekend.   Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  A comprehensive review of the town's major waterfront parks and beaches was floated after a verbal update at council last week regarding various issues piling up with the people flocking to play in Georgina on summer weekends. The verbal report confirmed what area... [read more]

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

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016

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  '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... [read more]

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

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016

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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... [read more]

COUNCIL CONNECTION: Activity-packed Georgina summer continues

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Tampa Drive resident wants town to allow backyard chickens in Georgina

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

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

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

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

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Georgina 'breaks bread' with Taiwan to promote family values

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

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

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

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

Monday Aug 22nd, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Friday Aug 05th, 2016

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Toronto’s housing market churned out another record-breaking month in July. Almost 10,000 homes changed hands in the Greater Toronto Area, the highest recorded number for the month of July, the Toronto Real Estate Board reported. Average resale prices jumped 16.6 per cent to $709,825, with the cost of detached homes soaring 21 per cent from the same period last year, to $952,983. The market also continued to experience what the board called “a troubling trend in the... [read more]

Georgina showing Tragically Hip concert at The ROC

Friday Aug 05th, 2016

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  Tragically Hip Karen Longwell / Northumberland News COBOURG -- The Tragically Hip lead singer Gordon Downie performed with the band at the Cobourg Community Centre on June 20, 2013. Via Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  Georgina fans of the Tragically Hip will be able to see the band’s much-touted final Man Machine Poem tour concert on the big screen at The ROC Aug. 20. Georgina is one of many municipalities to host a live... [read more]

Pefferlaw picnic revs up the community

Friday Aug 05th, 2016

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  Pefferlaw Picnic Simon Martin Mount Albert residents Elgin and Estella Annis enjoy the Pefferlaw Lions Antique Car Show Monday. Via Georgina Advocate By Simon Martin  The hot August weather couldn’t keep the crowds away from the Pefferlaw Association of Ratepayers Family Picnic Monday. People came out in droves to enjoy many classic cars, games and activities for children. Elgin and Estella Annis were camped out... [read more]

Georgina Arts Centre board resignations delay negotiations with town

Friday Aug 05th, 2016

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  Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery File photo Several Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery board members will be resigning at the end of the month. Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  Negotiations between Georgina’s Arts Centre & Gallery (GACAG) and the town regarding various operating agreements have been stalled after the art centre’s board served noticed July 19 that all but one of its directors would resign at the end... [read more]

Fire closes Queensway between Beach Road and Spring Road in Keswick

Friday Aug 05th, 2016

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  Keswick fire Staff Photo/Susie Kockerscheidt A fire at a house on the corner of Henry Street and the Queensway. The Queensway was closed from Spring Road to Beach Road. nextplay/pausepre1/3   Georgina Advocate A section of the Queensway in Keswick closed because of a fire at a house on the corner of Henry Street has now re-opened. York Regional Police tweeted that the stretch of road was closed between Beach Road and Spring... [read more]

Fire closes Queensway between Beach Road and Spring Road in Keswick

Friday Aug 05th, 2016

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  Keswick fire Staff Photo/Susie Kockerscheidt A fire at a house on the corner of Henry Street and the Queensway. The Queensway was closed from Spring Road to Beach Road. nextplay/pausepre1/3   Georgina Advocate A section of the Queensway in Keswick closed because of a fire at a house on the corner of Henry Street has now re-opened. York Regional Police tweeted that the stretch of road was closed between Beach Road and Spring... [read more]

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

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016

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Interestingly, the geographic distribution of sales volume of homes sold in Georgina has seemed to spread itself more evenly, with a large decrease in homes sales in Keswick South, paired with an increase in homes sales in Keswick North and Sutton & Jackson’s point, putting these three areas within 4 home sales of one another. Total home sales in Georgina decreased by only 5 units for a total of 122 homes sold in Georgina in July: •7 homes sold in Baldwin •0 homes... [read more]

The Lake Simcoe Effect on Home Sales in Georgina

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016

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Click here to view the full Georgina Real Estate Market Report. Georgina’s housing stock has a level of seasonal attractiveness that isn’t found in neighbouring communities such as East Gwillimbury, Newmarket or Aurora. Interestingly enough, while other areas’ price growth has been isolated to the averages, our highest and lowest prices have been experiencing the most growth, with the average relatively stagnate over the last few months.   What we conclude from... [read more]

July 2016 Georgina Real Estate Market Infographic

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016

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Georgina, Ontario in Georgina has an average list price of $522,040 The average sale price for Georgina, Ontario is $518,147 with an average sale to list price ratio of 99 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 21 days. A total of 122 listings sold. The average house has 3 Bedrooms and 2 Washrooms     [read more]

Slow down in real estate bidding wars in Georgina

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016

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Click to View the full Georgina Real Estate Market Report  A collective sigh of relief can be heard among homebuyers everywhere – the bidding wars have slowed down in Georgina, but have not disappeared entirely. We measure bidding wars and multiple-offer situations by looking at the sale to list price ratio in each area. The average sale to list price ratio was 98% in Georgina this month, down from 104% at the peak of the spring market. Keswick South and Keswick North seem to be... [read more]

July 2016 Baldwin Ontario Real Estate Market Infographic

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016

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Baldwin Ontario Real Estate Market Infographic Baldwin in Georgina has an average list price of $543,528 The average sale price for Baldwin is $519,714 with an average sale to list price ratio of 98 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 28 days. A total of 7 listings sold. The average house has 2 Bedrooms and 2 Washrooms     [read more]

July 2016 Keswick South Real Estate Market Infographic

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016

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Keswick South in Georgina has an average list price of $564,915 The average sale price for Keswick South is $570,530 with an average sale to list price ratio of 101 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 8 days. A total of 33 listings sold. The average house has 3 Bedrooms and 3 Washrooms     [read more]

July 2016 Pefferlaw Real Estate Market Infographic

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016

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Pefferlaw in Georgina has an average list price of $546,843 The average sale price for Pefferlaw is $532,900 with an average sale to list price ratio of 98 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 31 days. A total of 7 listings sold. The average house has 3 Bedrooms and 2 Washrooms     [read more]

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

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016

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View the full Georgina Real Estate Market Report "Sutton & Jackson's Point" in Georgina has an average list price of $535,634 The average sale price for "Sutton & Jackson's Point" is $517,183 with an average sale to list price ratio of 99 percent. The average time a listing spends on the market is 24 days. A total of 29 listings sold. The average house has 3 Bedrooms and 2 Washrooms     [read more]

July 2016 Virginia Ontario Real Estate Infographic

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016

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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 [read more]

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

Monday Aug 01st, 2016

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It's interesting to see the demand for homes for sale in Georgina and York Region that has resulted, consequence to the following article. Via BNN Millennials need to adjust their expectations when it comes to living in single-family homes, according to Toronto’s chief city planner. “The reality is not everyone can live in a ground-oriented, single-family home. It’s simply not possible,” Jennifer Keesmaat told BNN in an interview. “There’s not... [read more]

BC Province to tax foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver homes

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016

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The B.C. government took steps Monday to reduce some of the pressure in Metro Vancouver's overheated real estate market, introducing legislation that would add a 15 per cent property transfer tax for foreign nationals buying real estate there. The new rules take effect Aug. 2 and only apply to home purchases in Metro Vancouver, excluding the treaty lands of the Tsawwassen First Nation. Provincial Finance Minister Mike de Jong unveiled the tax as part... [read more]

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

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016

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Differing opinions File Photo/Steve Somerville Salina Polhill (foreground) likes the fish adorned with coins, while mom Sue and Helen Calcraft prefer the flower perch on display in the Painted Perch competition in this file photograph. Content Via Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner  There are only 100 adults, 100 minnows and 25 business fish available so get your perch cut-out now for the 5th annual Painted Perch Challenge next month in... [read more]

York Region chefs cook up recipes for hosting backyard dinner

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016

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Good food Staff Photo/Michael Barrett The Smokery owner Christopher Waye shows off a meat dish sure to impress your party guests. Content Via Aurora Banner By Lisa Queen  With your backyard beckoning you outside during the summer, chances are you will be inviting family and friends for an outdoor meal at some point over the next few weeks. Sure, you could take the easy route and throw some burgers and hot dogs, or even a steak, on the... [read more]

East Gwillimbury moving forward with electoral review

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016

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East Gwillimbury Civic Centre   Content via East Gwillimbury Express By Simon Martin  East Gwillimbury might have to reconfigure the dais after the 2018 election to allow for more seats. The town is moving ahead with its electoral review after hiring consultant Andrew Sancton for $29,800 to oversee the review.  Sancton is a professor of political science at Western University and has consulted on numerous municipal governance... [read more]

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

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016

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Public Notice May 5, 2016 Warden Avenue   Notice of Road Construction Warden Avenue, between Ravenshoe Road to Old Homestead Road in the Town of Georgina Contract: 16-154 The Regional Municipality of York works continuously to maintain the condition of our regional roads for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. York Region is making improvements to Warden Avenue between Ravenshoe Road to Old Homestead Road in the Town of Georgina and you are receiving this notice... [read more]

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

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016

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Public Notice June 27, 2016 Baseline Road   Notice of Road Construction Baseline Road, between Woodbine Avenue and McCowan Road in the Town of Georgina Contract: 16-151 The Regional Municipality of York works continuously to maintain the condition of our regional roads for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. York Region is making improvements to Baseline Road between Woodbine Avenue and McCowan Road in the Town of Georgina and you are receiving this notice... [read more]

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

Monday Jul 25th, 2016

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Content via Georgina Advocate   Saving Georgina’s protected wetlands from development is back on the public radar after the latest appeal from the North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance. It urged the public in an online appeal to contact members of York Region council asking them to prohibit development on the Paradise Beach-Island Grove provincially significant wetland in the North Gwillimbury Forest when they review the town’s recently passed official plan (OP). The... [read more]

2016 census may have missed hundreds of buildings

Monday Jul 25th, 2016

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Content Via Newmarket Era By Lisa Queen  When commercials began running weeks ago prompting Canadians to fill out their census forms by May 10, Newmarket senior Barbara Storey looked forward to doing her civic duty. “I was looking forward to it because when (the mandatory long-form census) was cancelled by the previous government, I thought it was a big mistake. This is how you predict the future for schools, hospitals, where your population is going to live. I think... [read more]

Province announces double-decker GO bus additions

Monday Jul 25th, 2016

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Accessibility a key feature on new models Decked out Photo/STEVE HUGHES Provincial transportation minister Steven Del Duca at Friday's announcement of an enhancement of the GO bus double-decker fleet. Content VIA Vaughan Citizen By Amanda Persico  It appears the province of Ontario is doubling down on the double-deckers. Announced today, new, fully accessible, low-floor, low-height double-decker GO buses will start service in the... [read more]

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

Tuesday Jul 19th, 2016

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~ Content via Georgina Advocate It will cost $15,000 right out of the gate to see if an estimated $7-million fix of the baseball diamonds at West Park in Keswick is an option. That is because most of the park is in a flood plain and includes wetlands that are both under the jurisdiction of the Lake Simcoe Conservartion Authority. Since extensive excavation, fill and drainage would be part of an overall full rebuild of the diamonds, which includes lighting and above-ground... [read more]

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

Monday Jul 18th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Keswick waterfront development eyes 2018 occupancy

Thursday Jul 14th, 2016

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Content via Georgina Advocate   The South Shore waterfront condo development in Keswick formerly billed as Crate’s Landing finally broke ground this month, eyeing a 2018 occupancy, according to its developer. “It seemed to take forever but we are finally going big guns and can estimate a true closing date,” Nick Circosta, vice-president development and special projects for Fortress Real Developments, said now that the site prep work has been completed and the... [read more]

Greater Toronto Area House Prices up 12.8% in June

Wednesday Jul 13th, 2016

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HOME PRICES UP 2.3% IN JUNE In June, the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ was up 2.3% from the previous month, the largest June increase since the Index began in 1999. Prices were up in 10 of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed. Gains exceeded that of the countrywide index in six markets: Victoria (4.4%), Halifax (3.7%), Toronto (3.3%), Vancouver (2.6%), Ottawa-Gatineau (2.6%) and Hamilton (2.4%). Though less than the countrywide... [read more]

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

Thursday Jul 07th, 2016

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Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner A new all-way stop was good to go Tuesday in the hopes of making a busy Sutton intersection safer. York Region council approved the new traffic measure for its regional road to address the issue of impaired sight lines at the busy intersection beside Sutton high school. The intent is to provide motorists turning on to Dalton Road from Baseline Road a clear view of traffic in all directions. A study by an independent consultant concluded... [read more]

York Region District School Board approves 2016-17 budget

Thursday Jul 07th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Thursday Jul 07th, 2016

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Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner Support for small business and targeting new investment, leveraging the economic impact of agriculture, food and agri-tourism, diversifying tourism and identifying ‘places to grow” in Georgina are the four key strategic directions of the town’s updated economic action plan, approved by council Tuesday. The economic strategy and action plan prepared by Cash & Associates Inc., outlining the town’s future activities and... [read more]

Sharon beekeeper suspects loss of 17 hives caused by neonicotinoids

Thursday Jul 07th, 2016

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East Gwillimbury Express By Simon Martin When Sharon beekeeper James Murray went out to check on his bees last week he was in for a shock: dead bees in front of his hives. “I thought that was odd. All the bees were shaking,” he said.  The situation worsened when he discovered 17 hives were ruined and it appeared the bees had clearly been affected by something, Murray said. “It was horrible. I cried,” he said. “I lost a lot of... [read more]

Blame Ontario Liberals for runaway home prices: urban planning expert

Wednesday Jul 06th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Tuesday Jul 05th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Keswick Community and Real Estate Information

Monday Jul 04th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

What's happening in York Region on Canada Day

Thursday Jun 30th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Thursday Jun 30th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Thursday Jun 23rd, 2016

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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 —... [read more]

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

Thursday Jun 23rd, 2016

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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... [read more]

Our donation to Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

Thursday Jun 23rd, 2016

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Kathy recently visited Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery to provide them with a donation on behalf of the KCW Foundation for all of the amazing work they do for our community! The Arts Centre & Gallery provides space for music & meetings, a Gallery Shoppe that features contracted local artists, a Native "Biindigen" Gallery & our KidzArt Gallery. The Gallery features eight to ten exhibitions each year showcasing emerging and established artists who work in a variety... [read more]

Keswick's Lowndes Avenue closed until end of month

Wednesday Jun 15th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Take historic walk through Sutton downtown

Wednesday Jun 15th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Keswick student earns Diabetes Hope Foundation scholarship

Wednesday Jun 15th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Foch Family Real Estate June Community Calendar

Saturday Jun 11th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Friday Jun 10th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Slowing growth in house prices of Georgina Real Estate

Thursday Jun 09th, 2016

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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... [read more]

CREA Updates Resale Housing Forecast

Tuesday Jun 07th, 2016

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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.... [read more]

Georgina's The Briars resort seeking real estate investor

Tuesday Jun 07th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Georgina's DC Marine fights back after being deemed illegal

Tuesday Jun 07th, 2016

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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... [read more]

A housing type about to sweep the nation

Monday May 09th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Keswick Real Estate Market April 2016

Tuesday May 03rd, 2016

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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... [read more]

Foch Family Real Estate May Community Calendar

Saturday Apr 30th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Thursday Apr 28th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Thursday Apr 28th, 2016

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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... [read more]

CMHC sounds the real estate overvaluation alarm

Wednesday Apr 27th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Georgina Advocate By Heidi Riedner

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Georgina entry 3rd in Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Volunteers clean up Georgina

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Tuesday Apr 26th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Friday Apr 22nd, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Friday Apr 22nd, 2016

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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...... [read more]

Ontario home sales just miss setting March record

Thursday Apr 21st, 2016

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  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... [read more]

Full Report: OREA March Statistics

Thursday Apr 21st, 2016

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  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... [read more]

Georgina Councillor Neeson fights to protect Maple Lake Estates land

Wednesday Apr 20th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Wednesday Apr 20th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

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

Wednesday Apr 20th, 2016

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      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... [read more]

Keswick duo strut stuff on dance, gymnastic mat

Wednesday Apr 20th, 2016

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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... [read more]

KCW Foundation

Friday Apr 15th, 2016

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                                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... [read more]

Daniel Foch - Georgina Real Estate - YorkRegion.com

Friday Apr 15th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Wednesday Apr 13th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Foch Family Real Estate April Community Calendar

Friday Apr 01st, 2016

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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... [read more]

RBC Royal Bank Hikes Several Mortgage Rates

Wednesday Mar 30th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Georgina Real Estate Market Report - March 2016

Tuesday Mar 29th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Ontario Real Estate Market Statistics - February 2016

Monday Mar 21st, 2016

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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... [read more]

March Events in Georgina

Saturday Mar 05th, 2016

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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: ... [read more]

Keswick Marketplace | Georgina Commercial Real Estate

Thursday Mar 03rd, 2016

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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... [read more]

Woodbine Avenue & Dovedale Drive Plaza | Georgina Commercial Real Estate

Thursday Mar 03rd, 2016

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  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... [read more]

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

Thursday Mar 03rd, 2016

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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... [read more]

February 2016 Georgina Real Estate Market Report

Monday Feb 29th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Foch Family Real Estate Community Calendar

Sunday Feb 14th, 2016

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  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... [read more]

January 2016 Georgina Market Report

Saturday Jan 30th, 2016

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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... [read more]

2015 Annual York Region Real Estate Market Report

Thursday Jan 28th, 2016

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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... [read more]

TREB MARKET WATCH

Wednesday Jan 27th, 2016

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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... [read more]

December 2016 Real Estate Market Update

Wednesday Jan 27th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Jackson's Point - Real Estate & Walkability

Tuesday Jan 26th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Tuesday Jan 19th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Neighbourhood Walkability in Georgina: Uptown Keswick

Wednesday Jan 13th, 2016

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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... [read more]

Portraits of Walkability: Georgina's most Walkable Neighbourhoods

Wednesday Jan 13th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Friday Jan 08th, 2016

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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... [read more]

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

Thursday Oct 22nd, 2015

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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... [read more]

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

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015

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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... [read more]

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

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015

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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... [read more]

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

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015

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  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... [read more]

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

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015

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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... [read more]

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

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015

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  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,... [read more]

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

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015

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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... [read more]

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

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015

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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... [read more]

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

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015

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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... [read more]

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

Saturday Oct 03rd, 2015

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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... [read more]

How IKEA Showrooms Can Help You Sell Real Estate

Wednesday Sep 23rd, 2015

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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... [read more]

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

Wednesday Sep 23rd, 2015

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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... [read more]

Infographic Series: Georgina Real Estate Market Information

Wednesday Sep 09th, 2015

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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... [read more]

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

Wednesday Sep 09th, 2015

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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... [read more]

Neighbourhood Report: Historic Lakeshore Communities

Thursday Aug 27th, 2015

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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... [read more]

Georgina, Ontario Retail Market Outlook

Tuesday Jul 21st, 2015

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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... [read more]

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

Saturday Jul 18th, 2015

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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... [read more]

The Sorry State of Canadian Retail

Saturday Jul 18th, 2015

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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... [read more]

Urban Infill

Thursday May 15th, 2014

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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... [read more]

Redevelopment

Thursday May 15th, 2014

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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... [read more]

Lake Simcoe

Thursday May 15th, 2014

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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... [read more]

Ontario Highway 404

Thursday May 15th, 2014

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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... [read more]

Georgina, Ontario

Thursday May 15th, 2014

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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... [read more]

Real Estate Investing

Thursday May 15th, 2014

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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... [read more]

Real Estate Investor & Entrepreneur

Thursday May 15th, 2014

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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... [read more]

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