Window on Wasaga Beach

Real Estate Sales Representative - RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach Inc., Brokerage
This blog is meant to provide information to those who know (or are about to know) about the little slice of heaven we call the Georgian Triangle, which includes Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Thornbury and Tiny Beaches. Paradise awaits you skiers, boaters, beachers, hikers and cyclists.
The long arm of the Ontario government taxman is desperately trying to reach even deeper into consumers' pockets, this time with his eye squarely on home buyers in this province. I just received the following press release from our local board. Please read on:     (Toronto, March 26, 2009) Ontari...
The Ontario government, in hopes of converting the province from an auto-industry driven economy to a green-energy driven economy with its groundbreaking Green Energy Act ( ), may soon rival California as North America's "greenest" area. "With this initiative, Ontari...
A rather sensationalistic article just came out in Maclean's (a leading Canadian weekly magazine) stating that the Canadian housing market has the potential to fall off the cliff like our U.S. neighbours. Judging by the number of errors in the article being reported by Teranet and the Canadian Re...
Wow, has that become a cliché over the years. But I hope that it's not a tired cliché as these gentle Leviathans roaming our oceans need our help more than ever. Ever wonder where it all started? Read on.  I have an amazing friend who for years has put her young life on the line to literally do b...
Hello out there in the Rain, Does anyone (especially among our Ontario realtors) have any experience with going after a listing client who sells privately just days after the listing contract expires? I would appreciate any input. Thanks... Bruce
  My nightmare of contact management is finally coming to an end. After using AgentOffice for the past 12 years (and outgrowing it about six years ago!) I felt it was finally time to investigate what's out there so I headed south in November to the 2008 NAR convention in Orlando to see firsthand....
I can't sleep. I'm a little wired after spending most of the day setting up a new computer network so I've been sitting here surfing around the internet. Imagine my surprise and joy at seeing this quote from president-elect Obama: "The president-elect said he plans to sit down with the chief ush...
I've been asking (begging?) clients for testimonials lately to post on my website. Here's quite possibly my favourite testimonial ever, received this morning from some treasured clients: "Here goes Bruce: Working with Bruce in the buying and selling of several homes had many advantages for my wif...
We Canadians are indeed a breed apart. One of my co-workers just sent me this timeless Jeff Foxworthy list describing us Canucks perfectly. Read on: If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you live in Canada. If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they ...
Most of us seek out references on a daily basis. What's that new movie with the talking gorilla like? Is that a decent car? What kind of hockey coach is he? Heck, I'll ask 30 people about a new restaurant before spending $8.95 on the Lumberjack breakfast special (I can be fussy about my pancakes!...

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