10 Great Homes in Collingwood for Sale $450,000 – $550,000

Are you house hunting in Collingwood, maybe your just starting your search or just curious. Here are 10 homes that are currently for sale in Collingwood. If you aren’t currently working with a Realtor and have questions or would like to see any of these or any others in the area just let me know.

35 Reid Cres, Collingwood $479,900


Residential – Raised Bungalow! Great home with 3 bedrooms,1 Bath up, Plus a 4th Bedroom and a second full Bath downstairs. Living room and formal Dining area have a large bay window. The Kitchen has a second dinning area with glass sliding door that opens to the two tiered deck and yard with hot tub. For more living the basement has high ceilings and includes a large family room. This is a great family home in Cameron Street Elementary School Catchment. Also close to St. Mary’s, Collingwood Collegiate Institute and local trails. Updates include roof, decks, hot tub and more. Call today!

18 River Run, Collingwood $484,000

Residential – Great family home in residential area. This 2 storey home with main floor master bedroom with 4 piece and walk in closet, has a total of bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. Features large open concept living dining kitchen, with 10ft ceilings, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on the upper level and 2 further bedrooms in the basement with bathroom,family room and laundry room. The home has an oversize single gas heated garage with inside entry. There is a large newly built deck at the rear of the house with built in hot tub and natural gas hook up for the barbecue. The home is close to all schools, hospital, YMCA ,trail system and downtown Collingwood.

25 Katherine St, Collingwood $485,000

Residential – Fantastic 4 bedroom home on a beautiful 81×132 foot lot in a prime location for families. Admiral School district, and a block away from the Arena and YMCA, this home has undergone many updates that have turned it into a great family home! Best of all, you will have to check out the back yard that is a true oasis: covered porch, hot tub, large new deck, and a double car man-cave (garage), complete with a large bar area. On the main floor you will find an updated kitchen, main floor master bedroom, 4pc bathroom, living room and dining room. Continuing upstairs, you will find 3 additional good-sized bedrooms. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to own in this great location!

523 Hurontario St, Collingwood $489,000

Residential – Steeped in character, this century home in downtown Collingwood exudes old world and is truly a special place. With intricate millwork, original hardwood floors and large principal rooms, the custom workmanship stands the test of time. The home has been upgraded with newer shingles and furnace, brand new windows throughout, new A/C and hot water tank (owned) and new insulation in the walls and attic making this a very economical, sound proof home. In addition, the plumbing and electrical panel have been updated allowing you to spend money on the fun items like a new kitchen! The home is situated on a stunningly private full town lot in the heart of the downtown. At almost 400 sq ft, the fully insulated workshop with electrical is a handy man`s dream. Town zoning allows for an accessory apartment or bed and breakfast; the home`s layout would lend itself well to both as laundry room can be converted back to kitchen and the home has two driveways. A pretty piece of Collingwood history.

12 Lynden St, Collingwood $499,000

Residential – Lockhart Meadows! Beautiful 4br, 2ba home in one of Collingwood`s most desirable family neighbourhoods. Nearby trail system allows convenient access to Admiral School, neighbourhood park, YMCA, downtown and much more. Deceivingly spacious with almost 2000 total sf, this nicely appointed back split enjoys rare privacy courtesy of a generous yard backing to trees and green space. Kids will enjoy winter fun with the natural sledding hill in the back yard while adults will appreciate the entertainment value of the rear pergola and stamped concrete patio in the warmer months. There is ample raised garden space plus perennial edibles – strawberry, raspberry, currants herbs etc. The open floor plan allows excellent flow with the chef`s kitchen serving as the heart of the home featuring stainless appliances, gas stove and island. Book your private showing today! All sf per builder`s floor plans.


24 Davis St, Collingwood $519,900

Residential – Beautiful raised bungalow in sought after subdivision “creekside“ Fully finished Black Ash Model, with exceptional gardens and front porch. Upgraded hardwood flooring and ceramic tile on main level. Master ensuite has large soaker tub and a walk in closet. Kenmore appliances including a gas stove for the chef in your family. Generous sized room. Finished lower level with plenty of space for the whole family. Lower level can accommodate an in-law suite with separate side door entrance, 2 bedrooms and a full bath. Near schools, shopping and the many gourmet restaurants Collingwood is famous for. Book your appointment today.

7 Bryan Drive, Collingwood $529,000

Residential – Bright 3 Bedroom side-split home on quiet tree-lined street in sought after Lockhart neighbourhood. Close to Jean Vanier, CCI and Admiral. Newly renovated eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar, s/s applances, and walk-out to deck. Great outdoor enteraining space and large fenced backyard. Finished family room and office in basement. Steel roof withtransferable warranty.

103 Garbutt Cres, Collingwood $539,900

Residential – Meticulously maintained stunning home is situated on a premium corner lot in highly desirable Mountaincroft, close to all the wonderful amenities of historic Collingwood & Town of Blue Mountains. This family home features glowing hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings in the Great Room w/easy access to a stunning fully fenced backyard with custom deck & gorgeous landscaping surrounding the entire home. The chef-style kitchen w/bright dining area, truly the heart of the home, features upgraded cabinets, tiled backsplash, oversized center island, stainless steel appliances. Upstairs the rich oak stairs lead to a spacious bright Master w/its own spa-like ensuite featuring a large walk-in glass shower. 2 additional bedrooms, full bath & conveniently located laundry complete the plan. The private side door entry in this DERBY model design allows possibility to finish the basement as a separate in-law suite w/income potential. A fabulous home.

89 Niagara St, Collingwood

Residential – Executive and stylish ranch bungalow located in Collingwood. A short stroll to sunset point. Gorgeous oversized, private lot. This home has been extensively renovated and upgraded! New roof, new windows, new insulation, new siding….new everything! Not an inch that hasn`t been refreshed! Beautiful barn board accents, cathedral ceilings, built in surround sound and a smart nest thermostat. Under cabinet lighting in the bright and fresh kitchen with all new appliances. This home is deceiving from the outside! 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and just shy of 1500 sq ft. Detached single car garage with hydro and an additional storage building. This one is too good to pass up!

52 Highlands Cres, Collingwood $549,000

Residential – Great family home in sought after Georgian Meadows subdivision. Spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath, `Hampshire Model` with 2,150 sq. ft. of finished living space. Large kitchen with breakfast nook and seating for 6 with walkout from the kitchen to backyard stone patio for entertaining family and friends. Mid-level Family Room is ideal for a home office/media room with a cozy corner gas fireplace to enjoy after a day on the slopes. Large Master Bedroom with 4 piece ensuite and relaxing corner soaker tub. Plenty of living space with many windows for natural light and an unfinished basement waiting for your finishing touches. Central air and efficient forced air gas heating, oversized single car garage with paved driveway. Only minutes to downtown Collingwood shops and restaurants, a short drive to Georgian Bay, Blue Mountain skiing/golfing and Village at Blue. Access to the many biking/walking trails & marinas this 4-Season area has to offer.


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Jill Does

Sales Representative

Royal Lepage Trinity Realty Brokerage




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What’s my Collingwood Home Worth?

Using the information you have provided I will look at what has sold and what is on the market similar to your home. If I need further details I will contact you. If you prefer by phone please make a note.

Without viewing your home in person I can only give you an idea of value based on other sales. If there are factors that will positively (upgrades) or negatively (lack of updates, smoking, disrepair) have an effect, it is best to let me know so I can take those into account, when telling you what you home is worth.

If you prefer to call me or email me with your details please do so, 705-331-3341 or click to email me If you are interested in listing your home in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Thornbury or the Blue Mountains call or email me and we can get you on the market as soon as you are ready!

Jill Does
Sales Representative, REALTOR
Royal Lepage Trinity Realty Brokerage


Places to eat in Collingwood

Collingwood is quickly getting known for having great restaurants. Even though it is a relatively small town the population swells throughout the year with weekenders, skiers, day trippers and tourists on vacation still the number and quality of restaurants is very impressive. There are many places to eat in Collingwood, and the food trucks have also arrived!

The Every year lately new restaurants have opened raising the bar and whetting our appetites. Some of the newest ones are:

  • Fish & Sips – Authentic British fare (the fish & chips are in a light crispy batter from a family recipe surrounding moist fish), in a stylish, fresh ambiance.
  • Bent Taco – looking for modern Mexican like in all the food tv shows? Well you gotta eat here then. This hip restaurant also has a great patio.
  • Sushi Hon – fresh and delicious, what more is there to say? Mmm sushi. The restaurant is large & airy, and can accommodate large groups.
  • The Strand – you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into New York City, chic & sophisticated. The food chic & sophisticated.

Of course there are the Collingwood staples:

  • The Iron Skillet (formerly Tony’s Iron Skillet) – with a constantly evolving menu from around the world your sure to enjoy.
  • Tesoro – traditional Italian food and modern takes on pizzas, paninis and salads.
  • The Smoke – the name says it all, smoked meat… meat and more… meat all served in a modern way.
  • Pie – carefully crafted modern pizza, cooked in wood burning fire in mere minutes.
  • Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen– with its own line of beer and fantastic food
  • Beaver & Bull Dog – a pub for the ski crowd, lots of space to pull up a stool at the bar and great pub food with a modern flare.

With so many great places to go, all with great friendly service and tons not even mentioned, you will have a great time exploring the food scene in Collingwood. Just another great reason why  to buy a home in Collingwood.


Jill Does

Sales Representative & Realtor

Royal Lepage Trinity Realty Brokerage



Homes for Sale in Collingwood

History of Collingwood

Collingwood, like many other Ontario towns has an interesting history, the officially this town started in 1858, with early settlers living here in 1832! But for years and years before that, Collingwood was Iroquois land.

Named for Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood, Collingwood was incorporated in 1855, and a new railway connected Collingwood to Toronto for the transport of goods, materials and people. A huge shipping industry was started here in Collingwood (on the Nottawasaga Bay) in Georgian Bay, and connected Toronto through to the Great Lakes. It was an access point to the Canadian West as well as the United States, and was an emigration point so busy that there was an American Consulate here in Collingwood. With so much shipping, shipbuilding also became a major industry in Collingwood, that lasted a long time.

Collingwood continued to be known for its industrial facilities, with some major manufacturing plants, and more recently breweries, which are becoming popular, along with a very well known thriving tourism industry. Just on the outskirts of town Collingwood has its own airport, while it may not be the biggest one out there, it serves the area well.

Now Collingwood is best known for it’s tourism industry. It’s known for being a great year round vacation destination, with plenty of skiing and snowboarding as well as summertime beach activities, hiking, biking and boating to enjoy. With undoubtedly the best skiing in Ontario, outdoor recreation abounds with fresh clean water and air. The food and retail landscape has been keeping up to the demand of tourism and influx of city dwellers moving up for weekends and full time. With high end restaurants & specialty shops, so no one is left wanting. Collingwood is a great place to raise a family and have properties to suit everyone’s style.

If you are looking for more information about Collingwood, contact me, Jill Does


Jill Does

Sales Representative & Realtor

Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage




Get in the Christmas Spirit & Donate to the Food Bank

Join us in helping the less fortunate in our community this holiday season. We have just dropped off a Food and Toy Donation at the Salvation Army located at 162 Ste Marie St in Collingwood. Reaching out to those in need is what Christmas is, all about.

foodbankWe encourage you to donate too, also please share or like this post to help promote awareness of the Collingwood Salvation Army Food Bank. Our goal is to reach 1000 shares & likes of this post to bring awareness to the needy in our town.

Here is how to donate. Our Salvation Army Food Bank accepts donations Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Thursdays & Fridays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!


Jill Does

Real Estate Sales Representative, Realtor ®

Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage





Commercial Real Estate in Collingwood For Sale – 148 Pine St Heritage District

Commercial Real Estate in For Sale – Located at 148 Pine Street in Collingwood, this 2 story red brick Heritage Home is Commercially zoned, C-1.

A Prime location! Pine Street in Collingwood is a beautiful side street just behind the main st, Hurontario Street. Along Pine St you will find high end restaurants, specialty shops and businesses. The property is set between Second & Third Streets so easy walking to all of downtown.

Great location for a business, many uses open with C-1 zoning. Parking for 2 at the front and street parking. There are options for parking at the rear, call me to discuss that further.

Currently used as a duplex, 2 bedr0oms & 2 bathrooms, stacking washer & dryer, gas forced air heat & gas hot water heater on the main floor. The second floor unit has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, electric baseboard heat & hot water heater.

In “AS IS” condition, but lots of potential to convert to Commercial on the main floor and update the second floor for continued residential use.



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Blue Mountains Real Estate - Live where you play!

Homes for sale Blue Mountain ON

The Blue Mountains – Whether you are a skier, a snowboarder, mountain biker or golfer or you enjoy sailing, fishing, kiteboarding or a paddle on an SUP, the Blue Mountains are calling you.

The Blue Mountains has the best outdoor activities that Ontario has to offer and often is the east’s alternative to BC. Although not a town in the typical sense, The Town of the Blue Mountains is a beautiful sprawling area, and an amalgamation of many small hamlets, villages & towns. If you enjoy a breath taking view, you will have to a hard time narrowing down where to live here. You can look at the mountain, or into a valley, from the top of the mountain to Georgian Bay, or towards Collingwood & all the way to Tiny Beaches. You can have a waterfront home on Georgian Bay or river front, be in the middle of a forest, a quaint downtown like Thornbury or farmers field. Whatever you prefer you will find it on the Blue Mountains real estate market…

Since the Blue Mountains covers a large area you will find homes in a wide ranges of prices with reflective sizes, styles, amenities etc. The area is however known for beautiful custom homes and modern chalets. With the many private ski clubs like Craigleith, Osler, Georgian Peaks Alpine, Toronto Ski Club and Intrawest’s Blue Mountain Village (featured in the video above) along the mountain this is where many of the modern, sophisticated and often grand homes can be found. With Blue Mountain Village just minutes away for fine dining to Beavertails & Starbucks, and Collingwood about 10 minutes away for a full range of stores & amenities, the location is great.

If you are thinking about buying real estate in the Blue Mountains give me, Jill Does, a call or send an email & let me know what you are looking for. I can send you the newest Blue Mountains real estate listings as they appear online before they are seen on the public MLS system. Sign up now for the newest Blue Mountains real estate listings.

– Jill Does

Real Estate Sales Representative, Realtor ®

Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage


Do I need a Home Inspection – Part 2

When buying a home clients often will ask, do I need a home inspection, can I do it myself, what is best? As your Real Estate Agent we always strongly suggest yes, a professional Home Inspector should be used.


<- Do I need a Home Inspection – Part 1

Sometimes home inspectors find something more serious in homes for sale, luckily not very common, but it does happen.. They can find leaks that have caused mold & rot, old wiring, asbestos, structural issues like notched or rotting beams, foundation issues, etc.

In the case of the major issue, a re-negotiation can likely happen to compensate for the work that will be required to fix the problem. Thankfully this isn’t common.

The main exception to the renegotiation upon discovery of a major issue is a Power of Sale property. A Power of Sale (a non judicial type of Foreclosure, the term Foreclosure is more commonly used in the U.S.) is a property being sold by a bank or mortgage company, on behalf of a Property owner. These homes are being sold as-is, so generally a POS Seller will not renegotiate based on a Home Inspection. That being said, having a Home inspection done is still a very important thing to do for you the Buyer, to have a full picture of any deficiencies that may exist.

As in any industry there will be differences from inspector to inspector. Get references, talk to them, ask how they do the inspection, how long will it take (a 2/3 bedroom single detached home usually takes 2-1/2-3-1/2 hours) and how much it will cost. He or she will go into the attic, crawl space and up on the roof. Some are also certified to inspect additional systems like septic, do WETT Certificates or electrical, these inspections would also cost extra. The inspector should take photos of any findings & should provide a type written report. It should be long enough that they will provide a binder to hold it (if printed onsite), giving you a usb memory stick or emailing it to you.

A home inspection helps you to get to know your potential new home better, it should make you aware of any current or future issues, and advise you on maintenance items to help keep your property issue free. They can also give you ball park quotes for repairing items based on the contractors in your own community.

If you are looking for homes for sale in Collingwood please contact me, I would love to help you with buying your new property.

<- Do I need a Home Inspection – Part 1

– Jill Does

Real Estate Sales Representative

Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage



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Do I need a Home Inspection?

Collingwood Real Estate tip: When buying a home clients often will ask, do I need a home inspection, can I do it myself, what is best? As your Real Estate Agent we always strongly suggest yes, a professional Home Inspector should be used.

In most cases buyers do not have the background or knowledge to be able to look at their potential home to see any defects that may exist. It is in your best interest to have a professional one done. Of course there are issues that most people will be able to list, it needs a new roof soon, has old windows, old furnace, moisture in the windows, etc. but a home inspector will be looking at all systems in the house from heating & hvac, to plumbing, wiring & electrical, insulation, appliances (if included), fireplaces, windows & doors, structure, exterior, roof, grading & drainage, and more. Don’t forget, a Home Inspector can’t see behind walls (and doesn’t have permission to open them up), but they look for indications of things that could be hidden from them.

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All home inspections will find things to be pointed out, if you are lucky the home inspection will find only normal age / maintenance related items like the furnace filter needs to be changed, down spouts should be extended away from the house, a carbon monoxide detector is required… And home inspections can act ask a reminder for what to tend-to on a regular basis, like emptying the leaves from the eaves, making sure all grading goes away from the house, checking smoke detectors regularly, running a dry sump pump yearly to make sure it works…

But things can be discovered, if they do exist hopefully they are small issues like GFI’s need to be replaced or installed, recaulking of Windows, tightening of a loose bannister, etc. these are items that a buyer should tend to.  In some cases some could be requested by the Buyers Realtor to be completed on/by closing, these are usually of a safety nature or something the Seller had claimed /advertised, but upon inspection didn’t work. For example including a dishwasher in the sale but it is actually broken, or no smoke detectors on the premises. Paying for a home inspection is one the best investments you can ever buy, especially when your end up not purchasing a home due to costly issues.

Sometimes home inspectors find something more serious in homes for sale, luckily not very common, but it does happen… to be continued

If you are looking for homes for sale in Collingwood please contact me, I would love to help you with buying your new property.

– Jill Does

Real Estate Sales Representative, Realtor ®

Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage



Summertime, Live where you Play – Collingwood Real Estate

Summertime in Collingwood, Live where you Play! Buy Collingwood Real Estate…

Collingwood Real Estate – Summer time in Collingwood has many different faces. The sun is shining and Georgian Bay is filled with sail boats, windsurfers, water skiers and families having fun at the beach. If water sports aren’t your thing, Collingwood is surrounded by several top notch golf clubs with beautiful fairways, breathtaking views & challenging greens for all skill levels. Collingwood is also known for it’s incredible 60 kms of trail systems that connect the downtown core to neighbourhoods throughout town, Sunset Point Park, Millennium Park, the boardwalk, Arboretum, the museum and more. Further the Georgian Trail is a trail system for hiking, jogging, sking & biking starts in Collingwood and runs 34 kms along the water all the way to Meaford, it has beautiful scenery & wildlife, it passes through parks, beaches and past restaurants & shops. There are also several mountain biking trails in the area, including 3 Stage, Kolapore and Loree Forest. Blue Mountain Village always has something happening from outdoor bands & entertainment, movies under the stars, zip-lining, mini-golf, paddle boating on the pond, eating on a patio and more! If your looking to slower pace, Collingwood has several music arts and food festivals all year round. One of the biggest festivals in Collingwood is Elvis Fest July 24-26, join in on the fun as 1000’s of Elvis fans fill the streets and enjoy nostalgic music of Elvis.

Come visit Collingwood this summer to see what the area has to offer. As many have discovered, Collingwood is a great place to live, Georgian Bay really comes alive with boating, sailing, fishing, windsurfing and swimming in the summer. More and more people are moving to Collingwood because of the great lifestyle, Live where you play. Collingwood offers small town charms big city amenities.  Contact Jill Does today to see what homes are waiting for you in the Collingwood.

Collingwood Real Estate

Jill Does, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage



Top 10 reasons to move to Collingwood

Why you should consider living in Collingwood?


Are you thinking about moving to the Collingwood area? It is a fantastic place to live, with a relaxed outdoor lifestyle balanced by great restaurants & shopping. Here are the top ten reasons to move to Collingwood;

  1. Fresh Air & Clean Water – The second you step outside you will feel the difference…. Fresh air, even on hot summer days smog is not a concern. The water is also clean & fresh. The beach at Wasaga Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag designation, an eco-label awarded to beaches in 49 countries, and just 24 beaches in Canada.
  2. Affordable house prices…. half the price of the GTA! According to the Toronto Real Estate Board the average price for a single family home in the GTA in April 2015 was $635,932, during the same time period a single family home in the town on the Collingwood real estate market was $334,067.
  3. Outdoor Adventure –While driving around town on any given Summer day, you will see roof racks loaded down with bicycles or kayaks. On any given winter day, you will see those same roof racks loaded down with skis and snowboards. You’ll soon realize the people of Collingwood live and play outside.
  4. Great Schools – Collingwood has some of the highest rated schools in Simcoe county, Public, Separate & Private both English & French.  They are also planning new specialized schools like Notre-Dame-de-la-Huronie.
  5. Top Rated Golf Courses -Collingwood is has several top rated golf courses all within a 15 minute drive. Monterra Golf, Batteaux Creek Golf Club, OslerBrook Golf and Country Club, The Georgian Bay Club, and Lora Bay Golf Club are second to none.
  6. Sailing and Boating – The Collingwood area has many Marinas to chose from, Ruperts Landing, Cranberry Resort, Thornbury Marina and the Collingwood Downtown Harbour Front. The latter has big plans of revitalization of the water front, that will drive the Market up in the near future.
  7. Cycling Trails – Whether  it’s casual bike ride on the Georgian Bay Trail or an extreme Down hill at Blue Mountain, you will not find a better variety of places to go biking to suit all skill levels.
  8. Living on Georgian Bay – Georgian Bay is one on Ontario’s most photographed bodies of water, for good reason.  There are several enclaves of homes scattered along its beautiful shoreline, from Craigleigth to the North, and Blue Shores to the South, there is  a home to suit you waterfront living dreams.
  9. Shopping & Restaurants – Collingwood’s quaint downtown has beautiful shops, boutiques and delicious restaurants. With highend clothing, sporting goods & home decor, specialty stores featuring cheese, olive oil, meat & desserts and finally restaurants with menues you’d find in downtown Toronto, people from all the neighbouring towns come to eat & shop here.
  10. The People – It might sound cliché but its true. As you walk downtown, in the parks or on the water, the people are friendly, greeting you with a smile and a friendly hello.  Its hard to beat its small town charm & outdoor lifestyle with all the amenities.

If you are trying to decide if Collingwood is right for you, spend the weekend and enjoy everything there is to offer.  It wont be long before you know what the locals know… it’s awesome here. SO much to offer in all four seasons. Call us today at 705-331-3341 to book a Collingwood Real Estate showing.

– Collingwood Real Estate

Jill Does

Real Estate Sales Representative

Royal LePage Trinity Realty



Sugarbush Real Estate – 2 Cayuga Crt

Year-round home/chalet in Sugarbush, 5 min to Horseshoe Valley Ski & Golf Resort

Sitting on over half an acre of land surrounded by soaring maple trees, ferns & trilliums, this raised bungalow, just 5 minutes from Horseshoe Valley Ski & Golf Resort, is a perfect year round home or chalet. Imagine relaxing under the stars after a morning of golfing at Settlers ghost, then an afternoon of mountain biking or hiking through the Simcoe County trail system, right from your own back door. Or you could be cozying up infront of the real wood burning stove on a snowy winter evening after a day on the slopes. Although the spacious toasty sauna might be calling your name instead…

Full MLS – 1547030

The main floor of the house is open concept featuring a large family room with a galley kitchen and dining room. The original horizontal wood panelled walls and wood burning stove give a modern rustic feel, while the large window and French doors to the sprawling deck add lots of light. The other side of the main floor has a full bathroom and 2 bedrooms. Downstairs in the walkout basement is a large foyer/mudroom, a family room that could be turned into another 2 bedrooms if desired. Another full bathroom and large sauna are down the hall. The unfinished laundry, storage, workshop room has an exterior door for easy access.

The property sits on a corner lot, but it’s so well treed the house from the street is invisible. While totally surrounded in tall lush trees, a nice little valley is filled with ferns and has a wonderful woodsy feel, there are also perennial gardens and cleared areas for your enjoyment. The back yard has a firepit where you can sit and enjoy the stars. It also has access to the Simcoe County trail system through a trail in the backyard to right across the street.

If your are interested in viewing this property please let me know and we can set up a showing for you. Don’t miss out on this little piece of tranquility….

Full MLS – 1547030

– Sugarbush real estate

Jill Does, Real Estate Sale Representative, Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage Collingwood





Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day fun for all in Collingwood, Thornbury, Blue Mountain Village!

Even though it’s a cool windy Canada Day the festivities continue all over the area! Whether you are interested in face painting & balloon twisting, antique car shows, air shows, magic, music, farmers markets you will find something fun to do today in Thornbury, Collingwood and Blue Mountain Village. Don’t forget fireworks at dusk!!

Canada Day 2015 Thornbury & Blue Mountain


While you are in the area if you are thinking of Buying Collingwood real estate let me know and I can give you more information about the area, the market and if you want the newest listings I can have them sent right to your inbox!

, Jill Does, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage. jilldoes@liveonthebay.ca 705-331-3341

Nicely landscaped raised bungalow

4 Williams St, Collingwood

4 Williams St,  Raised Bungalow backing onto trail system

Collingwood real estate – SOLD – Located in the highly sought after Admiral school district, this all brick raised bungalow has greenspace across the street, leading to trails, the Lockhart Meadow pond and a playground new summer 2015. The backyard has a treeline at the back with a fire-pit and the Collingwood Trail System running behind. This trail provides walking access to schools and downtown.

The open concept former Sunvale model home, has only been lived in for 3 years, it has hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, skylights, pot-lights and a large kitchen. The spacious kitchen has a large island, shaker style wood doors and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen is open to the dining room with a sliding door out to the bbq deck, and the sunny livingroom with skylights. The main floor also has a master bedroom with a large walk-in closet, a 2nd bedroom and a bathroom with stand-up shower and large soaker tub.

The finished basement has over 9 foot ceilings with pot-lights, a large family room with gas fireplace, a spacious 3rd bedroom with an oversize walk-in closet. A full bathroom, an unfinished laundry & utility room and storage area round out the basement.

The property is oversized at 204′ deep, it has a nicely designed walkway surrounded by beautiful perennial gardens. The single car garage has inside entry and a mezzanine for extra storage.

The Lockhart Meadow subdivision built by Sunvale Homes, is in a quiet neighbourhood, it is a family oriented area, close to schools, trails, shopping, the hospital and the highway.

If you are interested in buying or selling in this neighbourhood, Collingwood real estate or this area please contact me, Jill Does jilldoes@liveonthebay.ca or 705-331-3341.

Collingwood Real Estate, Jill Does, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage

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709 Oxbow Park Dr Wasaga Beach

Cute year round cottage for Sale! 709 Oxbow Park Dr, Wasaga Beach

Located on a quiet treed street just 5 minutes to the beach. This little cottage is on a double wide lot, 100 x 101′, with large mature trees, a fire pit and it’s fenced. There is access to the Nottawasaga River right across the street for fishing, canoeing & kayaking. The four season cottage is well laid out, it has vaulted ceilings, real wood panelling, it has open concept living room, dining room & kitchen with a gas stove for heat. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and large closet, the other with a double futon style bunk bed. It has lots of storage space including a large pantry or closet, built-in cabinets in the kitchen & living room and is being sold fully furnished. At the back of the property is a newer shed that has a poured concrete floor, giving you plenty of space to store all your bikes, lawn mower etc.

In 5 minutes you can be sitting on the beach (Beach 4 is the closest) watching the sunset or taking a dip in beautiful clean Georgian Bay.

You can relax in the backyard under the shade of the trees, there is plenty of space to run around or build a beach volleyball court! Walk across the street and drop a line in the river and watch the ducks swim by, or hop in your kayak and take a paddle down the river. In 5 minutes you can be sitting on the beach (Beach 4 is the closest) watching the sunset or taking a dip in beautiful clean Georgian Bay. In the winter you can use the cottage as a chalet and go skiing or snowboarding at Blue Mountain in just 25 minutes or hop onto snowmobile trails all throughout the area, winding through Wasaga.

Just 1-1/2 hours to GTA, 30 min to Barrie for shopping & restaurants, 25 to Collingwood for skiing, shopping & restaurants.

If you are interested in the Wasaga Beach real estate market, a cottage or home, or this cottage please contact me and I can give you more information or show you this or other properties. Jill Does, jilldoes@liveonthebay.ca, 705-331-3341.

Wasaga Beach Real Estate, Jill Does, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage

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Finding Collingwood Realtor®

 Use a Professional for one of your biggest purchases, Work with a Realtor®


Purchasing a property can be fun and it can also be overwhelming. It is likely one of the biggest individual
Collingwood Real Estate Paperwork purchases of you life. The best place to start your search is finding a Real Estate Sales Representative, Realtor®, to help you.

By being represented by a Realtor® you have a professional that is working for your best interests. By having a Professional Real Estate Sales Representative (previously known as Real Estate Agent) working on your behalf you will also have access to listings before the public, they will have local knowledge, they can show you comparable sales, they will properly prepare offers, aid in the fulfilment of conditions and they will negotiate the best deal for you. They will tell you any information they know about the property but will not disclose your personal information such as finances & motivation. You will have consistent service & support throughout by dealing with just one Realtor®, your Realtor®.

By being represented by a Realtor® you have a professional that is working for your best interests.

Every Real Estate deal is different a Professional Real Estate Sales Representative has experience with the ins and outs of real estate sales, and knows how to handle the unexpected issues that come about. It can be an unfamiliar

Professional Real Estate Sales Representative

Professional Real Estate Sales Representative

and emotional journey and your Realtor® will guide & support you through the process.

If you are looking for Collingwood Real Estate I would be happy to help you with your search. I will help you from finding homes for sale in Collingwood the Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach and surrounding area that fit your criteria to negotiating offers to closing the deal. The purchase of your new home is very important, just email or call me an we can discuss the process and your options.

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Jill Does Sales Representative, Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage.

Collingwood MLS listings


Collingwood Real Estate tip – Get the newest listings right to your inbox!

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Do you regularly search realtor.ca for MLS® Listings? We have got a great automated system that will notify you of new listings, before they hit the public MLS System.

Whether you are looking for listings in Collingwood, the Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, or anywhere else in the area you can be the first to know about them!

This is how it works, you tell me what you are looking for: cottages, condos or homes for sale in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountains, etc, the min house size, number of bedrooms & bathrooms, whether you need a garage or not, freehold, land lease or condo, and any other must haves, waterfront, fenced, greenspace and of course your Maximum price.Collingwood mls listings search

You will be sent a notification email when new listings are posted on our real estate board, which is at least a day, if not a few days, before it will appear on the MLS® listings.

All the listings that are compiled for you, will be stored on your own personal webpage, so you will have all the information and photos for each listing right there. Your webpage will always be up to date, so as prices change or things are sold, you will see it right there. You will also be able to delete listings or save them. You can make notes about each one or send me a note about a property. If your criteria changes it can be updated at any time.
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Once you have a few properties that look good, we can go out and look at each one. The next step will be putting in an offer!

If you are thinking about a move to, or within the Collingwood real estate market, email me  your details and you can start receiving the newest listings right to your inbox today!

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Tips to list your home in Collingwood

Tip – Get your house ready to list! It’s Spring!

March 21st marks the first day of spring!! After a record breaking winter, spring’s arrival is welcome. Despite the cold temperatures and snow the Collingwood Real Estate market has done very well, with Collingwood, the Blue Mountains, Meaford, Grey Highlands, Wasaga Beach & Clearview boasting the best January for sales since 2004, and up 39.1% from January! February had an increase of 16.3% so within average expectations for the month, but a drop from previous months. This seems to be due to an overall lack of active listings, down 25.5% from this time last year (February new listings are down 21%), so not a lack of demand or Buyers but a lack of home to choose from.

If you have been considering listing your home now is the time. Spring is the perfect time of year to list, and with the low inventory you will have a better chance of selling your home. Give me a call and we can discuss how to prepare your home for sale, things to do to sell your property for the best price and I can explain the process. If you will also be purchasing in the area we can get listings together and begin looking at houses for sale. We have a great automated program that can send you properties as they are listed on our board, before they hit the MLS system. It’s a good idea to do this even a few months ahead of when you will be buying so you can have a good grasp of the market.

Don’t let the Collingwood real estate spring market pass you by, call or email me today.

Fun Winter things to do in Collingwood

Collingwood Real Estate tip – Fun winter things to do in Collingwood.

When you have lived in a town for awhile you can forget to look for new things to do, or forget about the things that initially drew you here. Or maybe you are new to town, or thinking about moving here.

Even during the winter the outdoor activities in Collingwood abound. While the lake is frozen over you have to take a trip down to the Collingwood grain elevators, it is totally different than in the summer. Right now there are lots of fishing huts of all sizes and styles out on the ice, if you are lucky you may catch a fisherman in action. Without the commitment to buying all the gear you can actually do a rental, and have a fun authentically Canadian winter experience. If fishing isn’t your speed there is also a skating rink right out on the lake, in spots the ice is so clear you can see through feet of thick beautiful ice.Collingwood Real Estate

As you stand there you can see the waterfront condos at The Shipyards, Cranberry, Rupert Landing & Lighthouse Point, all with spectacular views of the vast frozen Georgian Bay. Beyond the shoreline you see the beautiful snow covered Blue Mountains in the distance. Up There you can enjoy a day of skiing at one of the many ski hills, or go hiking or snowshoeing in the snowy forest. You can go cross country skiing along the Georgian Trail you could continue along to Thornbury for a drink.

Collingwood is a great place to live, with lots to do, a fun outdoor lifestyle and people that take advantage of it. If you are thinking of moving here to start living the Collingwood outdoor  lifestyle then contact me and I will tell you about the Collingwood real estate market and how you too can live where you play!

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Almost Spring on Georgian Bay

Collingwood Real Estate tip: 25 days until Spring! It’s time to start getting your house ready to list!

It’s just 25 days to the official start of spring! If you’re considering putting your house on the market, you should start preparing your home very soon, because you don’t want to miss out on the high time for home sales. Getting your house ready to list can sometimes take longer than you expect, so getting a jump on it is a good idea.  A good way to kickstart you & motivate you, is to look at homes for sale on the market where you are intending to purchase. By starting to look it will show you what the market place is like, what you competition will be like and also get you in the mood and ready to want to list your house, because you see where you’re headed. It will also give you a more realistic point of view when you are deciding how to price your home. (I provide my clients with information about Comparable Properties and together we find a list price).

Collingwood Real Estate Comparables

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When you are at other houses, pay attention to what you notice, these are the things that others will notice too, and at your house as well! Things like organization, lack of clutter, cleanliness, fresh smell, new paint, quiet doors etc., will actually help the sale of your home. For more tips on getting your home ready for sale read my article “Listing Your Home”. If you are almost ready to list, contact me and we can talk about the process & how to prepare your home for sale. We will also look at what’s on the Collingwood Market, to use as comparable listings, to help choose a competitive list price. We can also begin the search for a new home at the same time, so that you are ready for the next step as well.

Call or email me and we can discuss listing your home.

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Collingwood is a place for Families

Why Collingwood is a great family town…

Collingwood is a great place to raise a family. There is a welcoming community feeling thorough out town. Most people that live here are from somewhere else and have moved here specifically for the outdoor lifestyle & the urban flavour of town. It is a safe, affordable place with fresh air and room to play.

There are a many of support systems and groups for new parents, as well as new social circles that will naturally develop from daily family outings to the park, coffee shops & baby swim class. Once the little ones are starting into programs there are lots of organized activities from the standard swimming, music & dance to soccer, science, trampoline & skiing. Living in Collingwood you can’t ignore the call to the outdoors that originally brought most here. You will find families out & about Collingwood with babies & kids in tow, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, snow shoeing, biking, paddle boarding and every other outdoor activity there is… It is perfectly normal here to see a 3 year old with a ski pass.

The schools are great, with French language, French Immersion & Extended and English Public, Catholic Separate and Private, all the options are covered. As well as 2 high schools in town.

Collingwood Real Estate - For Families

Collingwood Real Estate – For Families

Between the town of Collingwood and Blue Mountain Resort, there is always something going on. It is a fun place to live, with family activities & events, from free skating, an evening Santa Clause Parade & tree lighting ceremony, holiday fireworks, live entertainment, festivals, tall ships, Elvisfest, tons of Summer & March Break camps, and more.

The Collingwood Real estate market is a family friendly market with a majority being two story homes in Collingwood, lots start at 40 x 100 on average and go up from there, so there are yards for kids to play. Through-out town there are kids parks, including a large one at Sunset Point. There are a number of newer subdivisions, so you will get a home with a 1 or 2 car garage, finished basements are likely, master with ensuite, often they will be fenced as well. With

lder homes you will generally get larger lot sizes, mature trees & landscaping, finished basements are likely but garages are hit & miss. The century homes will usually be on larger lots, many have been updated, a walk to downtown, mature trees & landscaping, basements & garages are less frequently found.

The town is a great size it is big enough for lots of amenities, activities and programs for families, but still small enough that there is a community feel and you will quickly start to recognize people.

If you are thinking of moving to the area I can send you listings of the newest properties as they come on the market, email me at jilldoes@liveonthebay.ca. There are lots of great areas to live in in Collingwood and you and your family will love it here.



2995 10 Nottawasaga Con N

Collingwood 3rd Annual Family Weekend Home Tour

Collingwood 3rd Annual Family Weekend Home Tour

Collingwood Real Estate Events Saturday February 14, 2015, Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage presents the 3rd Annual Family Weekend Home Tour. 9 homes and condos across Collingwood will join together to have an Open House Tour. At each property you can view the home or condo, have a refreshement and get maps to other locations on the tour.

I will be hosting my listing at:
10 Nottawasaga Concession N – $479,900
Full MLS Listing : 582610067

The other Properties on tour are:

129 Hume Street

3 Collship Lane

9 North Maple Street

19 Dawson Drive Unit 39

23 Dawson Drive Unit 113

22 Mair Mills Drive

2995 Nottawasaga Conc 10

7909 Poplar Side Road

109 Stanley Street

If you are interested in something else in the Collingwood  then let me know and I’d be happy to help you. If you want to sign up for the newest listings before they hit the MLS system email me and we will get you set up today.

Hope you can stop by the Open House!

Here is a bit more info about my listing:

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Family Day in Collingwood

It’s Family Day in Collingwood

Collingwood Real Estate: Family Day Weekend is going to be a big event in the Collingwood  area.  Along with all the great outdoor events like skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and skating, there will be a Royal LePage Trinity Family Weekend Home Tour on Saturday February 14th from 1-5 pm, it is a one day event to showcase the latest listing in the Collingwood, Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach area.

Check back for more details as properties are added to the list. It is sure to be a great display of homes in different areas and price ranges. I will be showcasing 2995 10 Nottawasaga Con N, Collingwood, just around the corner from Fisher Field, so please stop by!



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Real Estate update 2015 Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach Real Estate:  The new year is just around the corner and the Wasaga Beach Real Estate market is just gearing up.  Wasaga Beach has a very unique pattern when it comes to real estate sales.  The remaining homes listed in 2014  will probably see a price drop to create a notification to local realtors.  This is an excellent opportunity to snatch up the cottage or home you have been eyeing up for the last year.  With a new year comes a fresh start and new decisions.  A lot of cottage owners that are on the fence about selling their real estate use the new years as jump start to get down off the fence.   There is also the New Years resolution crowd.  Home owners make resolutions such as, “We need a bigger home” or ” We need to down size”, all good reason to watch the January listings come out of the gates full throttle.


Real Estate Update 2015Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach has something for everyone, standard builder neighbourhoods, Beach Front Condos, Cottages, Beach Front Homes, River Front Homes, seniors developments to Custom Built Golf Course Homes.  Standard builder neighbourhoods range in price from $150,000 to $400,000.  Senior Developments range from $100,000 to $180,000.  Beach Front Condos range from $300,000 to $600,000. Cottage range from $120,000 to $500,ooo. Beach Front Homes range from $450,000 into the multi millions.  So no matter what your budget there is something for everyone.

Let me help you find your dream home or cottage in 2015.  Send me an email or drop me a line at 705-331-3341.   The 2015 Wasaga Beach Real Estate Market is about to jump into a new year and  it’s time to make the resolution come true.  Buying or Selling Wasaga Beach Real estate is easier when you have the right agent contact me today to get the year off to a fresh start.


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Historic Collingwood Homes

Collingwood Real Estate: Driving along the streets of Collingwood you will notice a large number of century homes that have been well maintained & restored. This is due to the strongly held beliefs of the town & local historical society. They have had a major influence in maintaining an historical feel throughout the architecture of the whole town including new buildings. It makes for a beautiful town with character, differentiating it from other small towns. As beautiful as they may seem, restoring historic homes is not for everyone. The following is a list of items that you need to research if you are buying a Historic home in Collingwood.

Historic Collingwood Homes

One of the most important and one of the most expensive items  is the home’s foundation. The majority of century homes in Collingwood do not have a basement, some come with a crawl space and some with just a utility room. The first item to check is the construction of the foundation. Foundations today are made of concrete and rebar, most century home foundations are stone and mortar and there are some made of Cedar piers. Cedar piers are the most prone to failing, due to moisture on wood, which creates rot or deterioration. We always strongly recommend a credible home inspection, but for century homes you might also want to include a structural engineer during the inspection process. If you have a concrete foundation be sure to inspect if there are any areas of cracking. Cracks in foundations can lead to moisture entering the basement or crawl space. If you do see cracks and moisture you need to address these areas as soon as possible, leaving it for even a season can lead to major issues, so correcting the issue as soon as possible is important to maintaining the structural integrity of your home.

If you are starting your search for a Historic home on the Collingwood real estate market please contact me at 705-331-3341.


Springwater Real Estate

796 Penetanguishene Rd Springwater Ontario

Springwater Real Estate – Sitting on 0.7AC just outside of Barrie, this fixer upper has lots of potential. The quaint 1-1/2 story house has a covered porch, above ground pool, country views and a large shop with a garage & workshop. The house has a updated & open concept kitchen & family room with vaulted ceiling and French doors out to the pool. The wood stove will keep the house cozy. There is a main floor master, full bath and laundry room. The upper floor has 2 additional bedrooms. The basement is unfinished & appropriate for storage.

Located just outside of Barrie this piece of Springwater real estate gives the convenience of Barrie living with an affordable country lifestyle.

For the full listing MLS 583620040

To view this property or get more information about the Springwater Real Estate market please contact me, Jill Does jilldoes@liveonthebay.ca





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Cottage for sale Wasaga Beach Ontario

Cottages for sale in Wasaga Beach

When you think of Wasaga Beach Real Estate most people think of summer cottages and enjoying the 14kms of freshwater sandy beach. This is absolutely true but is only half the story. What people don’t think of is, what happens after the summer and fall. Wasaga Beach is 20 short minutes to the best Skiing in Ontario. This means you and your family can enjoy long summer days on the beach and also have your dream ski chalet all in one place. It’s the best of both worlds and there are no other towns in Ontario can boast of those attractions.

Cottages in Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach real estate goes in cycles. The market climbs in the spring as some sellers decide to sell to get a summer closing. Then there are the late bloomers, sellers that decide to hang onto the property for one more summer and try to sell in the fall. As we know the fall market is far slower than the spring market, buyers are not thinking of summer days on the beach in the fall. So, what tends to happen is a higher inventory of homes & cottages for sale.

Cottages for sale near Wasaga Beach

This leads to properties taking longer to sell & selling for less than annual averages. As fall turns to winter, sellers are become more motivated to sell and buyers tend to become more scarce.  Then comes a new year and new excited buyers, and January picks up again.

Wasaga Beach cottages for sale

So if you are thinking that you have to make a decision between a summer cottage or a ski chalet, stop thinking and start your search in Wasaga Beach where you can have the best of both worlds, beautiful clean safe beaches and great skiing all within 20 minutes.  Now you are armed with the knowledge of when is the best time to buy  in Wasaga Beach.  January is just around the corner, so get you suntan lotion and your skiis tuned and give me a call so I can you the best Wasaga Beach Real Estate.

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Buying a home in Collingwood

Buying your next home in Collingwood?

Are you thinking about buying real estate in Collingwood? Whether it is your first home, your moving up or downsizing, it’s an vacation home or an investment the process is the same. First it’s best to go talk to your Mortgage Broker, they can assess your finances and give you a clear picture of what can afford, as well as any fees that you will encounter on their end.  Once you know your budget you can think about your needs and wants. The “needs” are what a search will be based on, the “wants” can be assessed as homes are viewed. Basic items would be:

– area

– house type (bungalows or 2 story if one is necessary)

– lot size (only searchable by .5acre & up)

– waterfront

– garage

– basement

– number of bedrooms

– number of bathrooms

Things like wood floors, fireplace, finished basement, A/C etc are important to your very day happiness, but can be added later, so these shouldn’t be used to rule out houses. It is best to keep your search as broad as possible.

Home Buying in Collingwood

Once you know your budget & what you are looking for it is time to contact me. I can set up an automated search for your new home. You will be notified prior to it being listed on MLS, so you will know before the public of new listings. How it works is that you will receive an email notification of new listings, you click the one you want and you will be taken to to your own personal webpage, on the page you will see a list of all the listings that match your search. The listings are always up to date so you can check to see if a property has since sold, you can also make notes about each one & either save or delete it. Once you are ready to look at houses in person, you already have a list of what you would like to see.

Call or email me today to get your search for your new home!

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Ski chalet in Collingwood

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Collingwood Ski Chalet

If you have a ski chalet or condo in Collingwood it’s time to head up to start enjoying it. We have gotten our first major snow of the year, it looked so beautiful, and it was just in time for the Santa Claus parade. The annual parade is different from many others, it takes place at night, all the Christmas lights make it feel like a magical event. The parade is followed by the tree lighting by the big guy himself and a fireworks display.

Purchase a ski Chalet in Collingwood

Although it did end up melting, the ski hills took advantage of the snowfall and the cold weather since then and have been able to blow snow so they could open! Christmas lights are up all over town as well as at Blue Mountain, its beautiful to walk around in the evening to see them. Each Saturday of December Blue will be having a firework display so a good reason to head out for the evening.

Buying a ski chalet in Collingwood

With still a few weeks before hopefully a white Christmas, it is nice for the Collingwood Real Estate Market to have a little extra time without the snow so that we can show properties without it. So if you are thinking of investing in a ski chalet/condo or a home in Collingwood or the Blue Mountains it’s a great time to start looking, and come the new year we should also see an influx of new listings.

Ski chalet in Collingwood

We have a great tool to help you with your search, just let me know what you are looking for the area, type & size of home and price and you will receive emails with a link to your own site full of the newest listings, before the general public. It will have a running list of all the potential properties and when you are ready we can go take a look. Sign-up for our emails of the newest properties in Collingwood or Blue Mountain


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Custom Homes in Collingwood

Custom Homes in Collingwood

Collingwood is known for its ski chalets and condos, but is quickly becoming the hot location to build a custom dream home.  If you research local markets you will see Collingwood has a steady growth of building permits for custom homes.  A large geographical area in close proximity to tourist attractions like Georgian Bay, Blue Mountain Resort, plus affordable lot prices are the key factors to influence Collingwood’s urban growth.

If you are considering building in Collingwood, the Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach or Thornbury area, you need to consider the following hidden costs:collingwood real estate

  1. Building permits, with or without septic systems.
  2. Water and electric service hook ups.
  3. Development fees.
  4. Demolition permits for existing structures.

Custom Built Homes for sale on Collingwood

One of the hardest parts of building your dream home is finding the perfect lot.  The search can be long and tedious if going it alone, having an agent is the best way to narrow the field down.  The information of a local agent can be invaluable when it comes to lot issues that are not well known or advertised. For example there is some prime real estate in Collingwood that has taken over 15 years to develop.  A local agent knows why it’s taken so long to fill the development.  A non-local will not know the effects of the local industry, traffic, watercourses, etc. on these lots.

Once you have established a working relationship with an agent, you will find a multitude of wonderful building lots to build you dream home.  Send me an email and let me help you find your perfect custom home or building lot. jilldoes@liveonthebay.ca

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Listing Agent near Collingwood

Finding the Best Listing Agent in Collingwood

A lot goes into the preparation to sell your house. I have just gone Collingwood Real Estate through the process for the first time since becoming a Sales Representative & Realtor® in 2007.

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Collingwood Real Estate

I think it’s a great exercise just to remind me what my clients are going through. The first step is the decision that it is time to sell, whether it was planned a long time before or it is a last minute decision getting your mind around the idea of selling, packing & moving is the first step. The next step is to start getting your house ready to be sold fast. This is a good time to contact me, I can give you guidance on things to do to prepare your home. Here are a few things to get you going.

Listing Agent near Collingwood

Go through your house with an objective eye (this can be very difficult), write down everything that needs to be fixed, tightened, oiled, painted, stained, thrown out or replaced. cupboard
Start picking away at these. Next, tidy up, tidy closets, storage areas, dressers etc. when you move you will end up sorting through everything anyway, so do it now and pack things away. If you can, getting a storage unit will get the boxes out of the house and make the house seem more spacious. The more empty space the better, Buyers want to see where their stuff will fit. Make all closets and storage areas organized and orderly, especially if they can’t be empty. Once you have all the organization and repairs done it is time to do a major cleaning!

Even if your house is clean it can never be too clean for a potential buyer. So do all those spots that you have been meaning to do, or never thought of… people will notice if you don’t! Clean window frames & the tracks, get the dust bunnies out of fans and those mysterious flies that somehow get into light fixtures.


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Once you have finished cleaning you can look at the staging of your home. I will help guide you through the process of getting your house ready for the Collingwood Real Estate Market. If you are thinking about listing your house start working on your house and give me a call or email me and we can talk about the rest of the process to listing your house.

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Thornbury Real Estate Agent

Thornbury real estate Realtor

Thornbury is nestled in the Blue Mountains along Georgian Bay. The Beaver River meanders through the town and down to the Mill Pond dam, known for it’s conservation fish ladder, you can see salmon swimming up stream in the fall. Thornbury is known for it’s many stops along the Apple Pie Trail throughout the fall season. Minutes from the ski slopes of Georgian Peaks, Alpine Ski Club and Craigleigth it also is know for it’s renowned golf courses making, Thornbury a true 4 season community.

Thornbury Ontario Realtor

The town is filled with historic homes, bay side condos, river side homes and scenic vistas. Bruce Street is the main street that starts at the Harbour and travels to the south end of town and turns into Main Street at the Beaver River Bridge. The historic homes cover a wide variety of tastes from formal grandeur to cute quaint eclectic cottages.

Estate Agent in Thornbury

As you make your way down to the harbour, you will see a number of beautiful condos that over look Georgian Bay. The addition of the Lifestyle condos has added contemporary chateau architecture and chic design that appeals to all ages. Thornbury harbour is a wide array of Sailboats, personal water crafts and large cruisers. The town has a large quantity of river front homes that offer private and tranquil water side living with the boat traffic.

If your looking for a new home, condo or weekend consider Thornbury real estate, , let’s find your dream home on the shores of Georgian Bay and minutes to the ski slopes. Please contact Jill Does at 705-331-3341. We offer a full service real estate in Thornbury.

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Condo for sale Collingwood

Condo for sale in Collingwood Ontario

It’s the beginning of Ski Season for the Collingwood real estate market.  The temperatures are dropping but the real estate market is warming up.  The ski resorts are busy getting ready for there pre Christmas ski season, the maintenance crews are inspecting the lifts and groomers, knowing in a few weeks there will be thousands of skiers flocking to the slopes.   Sellers are finishing up those final details as the buyers are making their way north.

Collingwood Ontario Condo for sale

Collingwood has many different types of real estate that work well for the skiing lifestyle, condos are a great idea.  There are over a dozen condo developments that are affordable as a weekend getaway. One of the bigger developments is Lighthouse point. Condo prices start at the $150-180k for a 1 bedroom condo, all the way up to the 350-400k, for 4 bedroom villas, some have mountain views and some have lake views of Georgian Bay.

Collingwood Condo Sale

The large rec center has an indoor pool, hot tubs and fitness facilities as well as large gathering areas, all over looking stunning Georgian Bay. Like many of the other large condo developments there is also a marina, with separate facilities for members.  Lighthouse Point has been around since the early 90s and still is one of the premier condo developments in Collingwood.

Condominium sale in Collingwood

The maintain this status because there commitment to the owners.  Beautiful grounds, well laid out facilities and great security and service.

If you are interest in seeing some of the ski season real estate in Collingwood please contact me today.

the blue mountains real estate

Chalet for sale Blue Mountains

Chalet for sale Blue Mountain Ontario

The town of the Blue Mountains is an amalgamation of many different communities, the largest would be Thornbury & Meaford. Throughout the town of the Blue Mountains are apple orchards, in the spring as you drive down any of the roads you will encounter rows upon rows of beautiful trees covered in apple blossoms. The smell is amazing.

Chalet at Blue Mountain for sale

Soon those blossoms disappear and after a summer of growing those same trees are heavily laden with big dark red apples. Farmers markets are speckled all over the county, and each has a variety of apples as well as other fruit, veggies, jams & jellies as well as baked goods, yum. The fun part is you can, in addition to buying the apples from the farmers, you can actually go into the orchard & pick them yourself.

Blue Mountain Chalet for sale

The hunt for the “one” is fun and a great family outing. Some of the larger markets have expanded to include petting zoos, and children’s activities. For an afternoon of deliciousness you can join the Apple Pie Trail and visit restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bakeries, stores and more.

Blue Mountain Ontario Chalet sale

As you are driving around the beautiful area, take time to look at the views, breath taking from so many vantage points. You also should look at the Blue Mountains real estate, whether you are looking to buy or not, there are beautiful houses throughout the area to inspire you.

For sale Ski Chalet in Blue Mountain ON

If you are thinking of buying a property here whether for full time use or seasonally I would be happy to help you find what you are looking for. There are many different options, price ranges, styles, and areas. From condos & townhouses, to waterfront, century homes and new builds, the options are wide and you are sure to find something that fits your lifestyle. Exploring your options and getting what you want is my goal. It’s time to live where you play! Call me today to start your real estate search in the Blue Mountains.


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177 Talisman Mountain Dr Grey Highlands Ontario


Grey Highlands Real Estate – Sitting on the side of the former Talisman Resort ski hill, this chalet has a great alpine feel. The viceroy style chalet layout takes advantage of the views of the hill and has large decks for entertaining. The wood panelled walls add warmth along with the granite fieldstone wall surrounding the wood fireplace. The open concept kitchen and dining room have vaulted ceilings and clearstory windows for added light. Upstairs is the master bedroom and the main bathroom. On the first level is a foyer with a separate mudroom for all your outdoor gear and 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom. The basement is unfinished but contains the laundry and a walkout to the backyard. The lot is large with a treeline behind containing a beautiful river, this can be seen from the cedar & window lined hot tub building behind the house. There is also a storage room adjacent to the driveway to put bikes, skis and any other outdoor equipment.

Talisman Grey Highlands Real Estate

Just minutes to Beaver Valley Ski Club and the soon to be operational spa, golf & conference center at Talisman, this chalet has lots of potential and is in a great location.

To view this or any other Grey Highlands real estate contact me Jill Does
Full Listing: MLS# 371630126


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