Category: "Misc. Stuff"

Why Do Some Properties Fail to Sell in Such a Hot Market?

March 8th, 2017
In spite of the busy market with some local listings selling the day they're listed and others selling for well-over-asking price... others fail to sell and the listings expire or keep being renewed. Usually, the reason is quite obvious- the price is… more »

Foreign Investors in the Toronto Market

March 4th, 2017
I recently blogged about the foreign investment issue that's driving house prices up in the Toronto Area. I had read a lot of articles relating the situation to what went on in Vancouver and, I have to admit, I found it all a little discouraging.… more »

Going Batty

February 28th, 2017
Bats are essential to our ecosystem. Some prey on night-flying insects that threaten agriculture, others play a major role in dispersing seeds and some species pollinate flowers. Our bat populations are threatened by habitat loss and pollution, roost… more »

Semantics and Decoding the Current Bancroft-Barry's Bay Real Estate Market

February 24th, 2017
Locally, talk is that the real estate market is HOT. We're experiencing pressure from the squeeze that is happening south of us. It's a natural occurrence. The dollar volume of trading is actually down slightly- but that is due to the lack of… more »

Spring is Right Around the Corner

February 2nd, 2017
The market hasn't slowed down one bit. We've got beautiful snow and the winter enthusiasts have kept us hopping. With the spring market just around the corner, it's still a great time to look at property-especially acreages, before the leaves entirely… more »