Drew Douglas

Drew Douglas

Broker
CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc., Brokerage*
  • 705-441-5152
  • 519-599-3300
  • 519-599-2368
  • 1 Bruce Street North PO Box 95
    Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
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Greetings

 

Congratulations! You are now connected to a real estate organization that has over 7000 offices in 73 countries and 8500 websites in Canada!

As 90% of consumers use the internet for their real estate transactions, either buying or selling, the 1,400,000 hits a month on our integrated network allows buyers and sellers respectively, an excellent search engine and great exposure of properties!

Let me put this to work for you?

For starters, here is a great tool that will help you check out neighbourhoods that you may wish to live in: http://www.century21.ca/CA

Let me know how we can work together and make sure you look at the area activities as there is a lot of entertainment in the area!

Regards.

Drew Douglas 

 

       

 

 

Market Trends and News: June 2016

 Look At These Numbers, People!!!

May Statistics indicate that the seller's market trend continues to be BOOMING! Demand is outpacing supply with YTD sales at +29% while listings are at -3% YTD. Significant stats: 1) Dollar volume YTD +34%; 2)Days on Market is 85; 3) Sales YTD +29%. The Southern Georgian Bay market still, when compared to national stats, continues to be an excellent market for buyers: National Average Sale is $509,460 (+13%), with Ontario Average Sale of $547,860 (+13%), while Southern Georgian Bay average Sale is $364,383 (+1%).....access this data in the link provided below under Market Links

GREAT NUMBERS EH?! Be sure to review the market statistics (tab at top of website) to give you an indication of market activity, and read the CREA and Bank of Canada reports below to give you the national big picture!

Be sure to check into the "Area Activities" link at the top of my website home page!

 

Market Links

Bank of Canada May Report: http://www.crea.ca/news/bank-of-canada-holds-interest-rates-steady-5/

CREA Quarterly Forecast: http://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/quarterly-forecasts/

CREA May 2016 Stats: http://www.crea.ca/stats/

Southern Georgian Bay Stats: http://www.crea.ca/stats/

CREA Monthly Stats: http://www.crea.ca/stats/

Paragon Carpentry: http://paragoncarpentry.ca/

Bank of Canada April Report: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/interest_rate_trends.htm

CREA March Report:http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/index.htm

CREA March 2016 Stats: http://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/national-average-price-map/

CREA National Quarterly Forecast: http://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/quarterly-forecasts/

CREA Southern Georgian Bay February 2016 report: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/

CREA February 2016 Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/index.htm

CREA National Comparison February 2016: http://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/national-average-price-map/

CREA National Comparison January 2016: http://www.crea.ca/content/national-average-price-map

CREA Southern Georgian Bay Stats January 2016: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/

CREA National Stats for January 2016: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/index.htm

Bank of Canada January 2016 Report: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/interest_rate_trends.htm

Century 21 Life at Home Magazine: http://www.century21.ca/lifeathome

BANK of CANADA December Statement: http://www.crea.ca/bank-canada-keeps-rates-hold-oil-sector-continues-weigh-economy

CREA December forecast:http://http://www.crea.ca/stats/quarterly-forecasts

CREA December Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/

CREA monthly stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/

CREA Forecast Update: http://www.crea.ca/crea-updates-and-extends-resale...

 

Real Estate investing tips in Canadian Real Estate Magazine by Ken Davidson:

http://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/strategy/...

Bank of Canada March statement: http://crea.ca/bank-canada-keeps-rates-hold

 

Bank of Canada article on world economy:

http://www.macleans.ca/economy/bank-of-canada-says...

 

CREA January Report: http://crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-slip-further-ja...

 

CREA January 2015 Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/

 

Very interesting article from Canadian Real Estate Wealth re Canadian Banks response to Bank of Canada rate cut:

http://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/news/bank...

 

Canadian Real Estate News item re Bank of Canada:

http://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/news/dail...

 

CREA news item re Bank of Canada rate reduction:

http://crea.ca/oil-shocks-bank-canada-surprise-rat...

 

January 2015 CREA update: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/

 

Monthly Stats from CREA: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/

 

CREA updates housing forecast: http://crea.ca/crea-updates-resale-housing-forecas...

 

CREA report on November 2104 Canadian Home Sales: http://crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-hold-steady-nov...

 

CREA report on National Consumer Confidence for 2nd Quarter: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/consumer_confidence.htm

CREA July Report: http://www.crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-edge-higher-july

Canadian Home Sales: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/

Canadian Home Sales: http://crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-edge-higher-june

Bank of Canada: http://www.crea.ca/bank-canada-signals-low-rates-longer

CREA Forecast: http://www.crea.ca/stats/quarterly-forecasts

CREA Toronto Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/treb/

CREA: Canadian Homes Sales pick up in April: http://www.crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-pick-april

CREA National Stats for April 2014: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/

CREA quarterly forecast: http://www.crea.ca/crea-updates-and-extends-resale-housing-forecast

CREA Bank of Canada Update: http://www.crea.ca/bank-canada-holds-interest-rates-steady-0

CREA stats for February 2014: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/

CREA stats for Southern Georgian Bay: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/

CREA January 2014 stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/

CREA January 2014 report: http://crea.ca/canadian-home-sales-moderate-further-january

Bank of Canada December report: http://creanews.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/bank-of-canada-expects-soft-landing-for-housing-market/

CREA December 2013 report: http://creanews.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/crea-updates-resale-housing-forecast-10/

CREA November 2013 report: http://creanews.ca/2013/12/16/canadian-home-sales-little-changed-in-november/

Bank of Canada December 2013:http://creanews.ca/2013/12/09/bank-of-canada-expects-soft-landing-for-housing-market/

The Digital House Hunt: excellent (but lengthy) study commissioned by NAR (National Association of Realtors) and Google regarding the use of digital technology by sellers and buyers for real estate transactions: http://www.realtor.org/sites/default/files/reports/2013/Study-Digital-House-Hunt-2013-01.pdf

 What to do, what to do...new or resale: excellent article by Ricky Chada in Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/new-or-resale-which-home-is-the-better-deal/article15462023/

The Georgian Bay Club, Thornbury, Ontario, has released information on the Private residences: http://www.georgianbayclub.com/138p_private-residences.htm

CREA article on Consumer Confidence: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/consumer_confidence.htm

CREA article re Bank of Canada Rates: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/interest_rate_trends.htm

CREA National Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/

CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) HPI (Home Price Index) tool: http://homepriceindex.ca/hpi_tool_en.html

Maclean's Econowatch article: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/11/08/econowatch-53/

Globe and Mail article on Canadian Housing market: http://eye.ca/searchresult.php?action=open&url=http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/reits-take-a-back-seat-in-real-estate-market/article13830987/%3Fservice%3Dmobile

Globe and Mail article on REITS: http://eye.ca/searchresult.php?action=open&url=http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/reits-take-a-back-seat-in-real-estate-market/article13830987/%3Fservice%3Dmobile

Canadian Market holds in July: http://creanews.ca/2013/08/15/canadian-home-sales-hold-steady-in-july-2/

New Governor of Bank of Canada stays the course: http://creanews.ca/2013/07/18/new-bank-of-canada-governor-poloz-stays-the-course/

Canadian home sales improve again in June according to CREA: http://creanews.ca/2013/07/15/canadian-home-sales-improve-in-june/

Homes Sales higher in May according to CREA: http://creanews.ca/2013/06/17/canadian-home-sales-climb-higher-in-may/

CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) updates it 2013 forecast: http://creanews.ca/2013/06/17/crea-updates-resale-housing-forecast-8/

Canadian Real Estate Magazine article on the effect on REITS from resurgent DOW: http://canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/news/item/1552-dow-steals-the-thunder-of-canadian-real-estate-investment

MacLean's article re falling mortgage rates: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/03/08/more-hot-air-for-housing/

Bank of Canada rates announcement: http://creanews.ca/2013/03/07/bank-of-canada-signals-rates-to-remain-on-hold/

Great article about Canadian investors in US market: http://www.costar.com/News/Article/Neighbors-to-the-North-Emerge-As-Largest-Foreign-Investor-In-US-Real-Estate/145872

CREA national report for January is good news: http://creanews.ca/2013/02/15/canadian-home-sales-edge-higher-in-january/

Macleans article re US housing BOOM: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/02/07/housing-boom-take-two/

Macleans article re January 2013 housing starts: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/02/08/housing-starts-drop-like-a-stone-in-january/

CREA report on Canadian home sales for December 2012: http://creanews.ca/2013/01/15/canadian-home-sales-little-changed-in-december/

Bank of Canada signals rates to be stable until 2014: http://creanews.ca/2013/01/23/bank-of-canada-signals-rates-likely-on-hold-until-2014/

Great news if you own real estate in America according to this Macleans article: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/01/17/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-u-s-housing-market-really-is-back/

Globe & Mail article in response to CREA report of yesterday: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/jim-flaherty-on-home-sales-dive-i-dont-mind-prices-coming-down-a-bit-too/article7355818/

CREA article on Canadian home sales fro December 2012. Salient differences with GTAR (Georgian Triangle Association of Realtors) board: GTAR lisitngs +1%; GTAR Sales to Listing ratio indicates a buyers market; GTAR average sale is -1%. http://creanews.ca/2013/01/15/canadian-home-sales-little-changed-in-december/

Buy or Build article from Canadian Real Estate Wealth: http://canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/news/item/1494-the-investment-question-of-the-year-build-or-buy?

2012 second best year ever for Georgian Triangle home sales:

Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS® marked their second best year on record in 2012, despite a bit of a slowdown in the final two months of the year.

Globe and Mail article on Ottawa market cooling down: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/ottawa-crackdown-having-desired-moderating-effect-on-house-prices-bmo/article5935934/

CREA report on consumer confidence: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/consumer_confidence.htm

CREA report on market conditions: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/mls/mls04_market.htm

Canadian Real Estate Association report for Georgian Triangle very positive: http://creastats.crea.ca/coll/

Wall Street Jounal article regarding the economy being fueled by the increase in home sales: http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424127887323830404578144910760036652-lMyQjAxMTAyMDIwODEyNDgyWj.html

More good news from the USA as reported by the Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2012/11/27/five-reasons-home-prices-have-been-rising/?mod=WSJBlog&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wsj%2Fdevelopments%2Ffeed+%28WSJ.com%3A+Developments+Blog%29

Good news from the USA as reported by CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/27/real_estate/home-prices/index.html?section=money_realestate&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=linkedin&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_realestate+%28Real+Estate%29

Canadian Resale Housing Stable in October: http://creanews.ca/2012/11/15/canadian-resale-housing-activity-stable-in-october/

70% of young Canadians want more financial information when purchasing a home: http://creanews.ca/2012/11/26/70-of-young-canadians-want-more-financial-information-about-purchasing-a-home/

Globe and Mail article on Canadian house prices: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business-stories/canadian-house-prices-to-slip-then-likely-stagnate-for-years/article4469160/

Canadian Real Estate Association statement on mortgage changes: http://creanews.ca/2012/06/21/crea-statement-on-announced-changes-to-mortgage-regulations/

Canadian Real Estate Association market update at: http://creanews.ca/2012/06/15/crea-updates-resale-housing-forecast-4/

Canadian Real Estate comment on Bank of Canada holding interest rates: http://creanews.ca/2011/10/25/interest-rates-to-remain-on-hold-for-longer/

Bank of Canada keeps interest rates on hold: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/interest_rate_trends.htm

Canadian Real Estate Association on Consumer Confidence: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/consumer_confidence.htm

Canadian Real Estate Association National Stats: http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Residential, Recreational and Estate properties in the geographic areas of: Collingwood, The Town of the Blue Mountains (Thornbury etc), Grey Highlands (Beaver Valley etc),  Meaford, and vicinities

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