Welcome to December.
It is hard to believe the year is almost over and I think we can all agree this has been a very unconventional year to say the least.

I must admit it was amazing this last week to see the breathtaking winter wonderland outside my window, and my thoughts turn to outdoor winter activities with Tam and the pets, as well as perfecting my cooking skills indoors with the comfort of a glowing fireplace. I miss the socializing already but we are committed to staying safe this season. 

Who could have ever predicted the way this year turned out? A world pandemic, a record-breaking US election, the lowest Canadian mortgage rates in years and the hottest real estate market outside urban areas. The year 2020 will go into the history books as one of the more memorable years in modern history.

We have plenty of things to look forward to in 2021. Multiple vaccines plus new medications and equipment have been invented and produced in less than a year. Necessity is always the mother of invention. Controlling and defeating the Coronavirus is top of the list for 2021 for everyone in the world. Everyone wants to get back to our normal lives or safely restart their life under the new normal. 

The one thing that became very apparent this year is the realization that "how you live" and "where you live” is of paramount importance. Many individuals, couples and families made the leap this year to move permanently to our area or at least get that second home in South Georgian Bay. 

Whether you may be considering investing in real estate, or you are ready to downsize, upsize or perhaps selling just to liquidate, know that I will be here for you, to answer any questions, to provide you with a bespoke experience and to help guide you in your real estate journey.

I wish you and your loved ones a safe, happy and prosperous Holiday Season.


Please make sure to check our GG Magazine section, as well as a list of amazing local events, by clicking on the "View entire message" at the bottom of the page.
We know there may be some adjustment in our winter activities, but there is still lots we can do to enjoy this season in our area.
There are two organizations near and dear to our hearts, Special Olympics and the Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS).
We proudly donate a portion of our income from real estate sales to both organizations.

As you probably know, Special Olympics has impacted the lives of its athletes in profound ways, most notably in building self confidence, friendships and self-esteem.

The GTHS is a non-profit charity that operates an animal center serving the south Georgian Bay region by providing shelter for homeless animals and adopting them to caring families.
And remember… Your Referrals Help Continue the Life Changing Work by Special Olympics and The GTHS! We are on a quest to raise $25,000 for these organizations!

This is where you come in… If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, we would like to offer a FREE No Obligation to Sell Consultation.

Simply call me direct at 705-441-5800 or forward my number on.  
November was still a good indicator that we continue to be in a sellers market. We continue to witness record sales with some listings often going into multiple offers and even selling above the listing price.
We are still seeing a short supply of listings and while typically winter is a slower season for real estate, I wouldn't count it out just yet.
For the Southern Georgian Bay Western District sales are up +32.2% for the month of November 2020 over the same month last year.
Average price is up +39.5% to $753,648 for the month of November. Active Listings are down -59.9%
Take a look at the breakdown by municipal area.
If you would like to know what does all of this mean to you as you are considering selling or buying, simply give me a call or send me an email and I'll be happy to help.
There is no cost or obligation on your part to have an initial meeting and go over what is important to you, what are your needs and wants. As everyone's situation is different, it would be my pleasure to offer you my expertise and advice.
Island Life.
Parry Sound
Space is the new Luxury on this magnificent Island in Parry Sound.
Bigwood is a private island featuring lush white pine forests, smoothly sloping granite, and breathtaking western views of iconic Georgian Bay.

10 Beds | 8 Baths | 36 Acres

View full details HERE
Breathtaking Views.
Thunder Bay Beach
Romantic 3 season getaway. Just a 3 minute walk to the dock on the bay for a swim or to board your boat/PWC/kayak/paddle board. Within a 15 minute boat ride is Beckwith Island.

View full details HERE
92 Acre Land.
Grey Highlands

This 92 acre parcel is a mix of coniferous, deciduous tree species, friendly critters of The Highlands, fresh, clean air.
Congratulations Pierre you have a firm sale. I appreciate you entrusting me with the sale of your acreage.
Waterfront Cottage.
Jacksons Point

This 3 bed, 2 bath cottage located in the highly desirable and luxurious area of Jacksons Point across from The Briars Golf Course and Country Club has new owners. Congratulations to all involved.
Multi-Residential Property.
Victorian Style home.
3 Units.
Excellent downtown location.
Walking distance to harbour and parks.

Commercial Building.
Commercial building in downtown Newmarket.
Presently used for media publications.
Many uses for large size, open area building, 2 levels, open offices for admin, high ceilings, roll-up glass doors.
Residential Development Land.
Blue Mountain
10 acres located in an area of existing and proposed recreational residential development. Surrounded to the north, west and south by Monterra Golf Course.
It is thanks to the relationships we build and the culture we create that we are able to connect people and help them find a place they can call Home!⠀Congratulations to all parties involved.

If you want to know more about the services we provide, please reach out!

CACE (Collingwood Art Culture Entertainment) Group is a local grassroots group of citizens who are very passionate and committed to building an arts, culture and entertainment Centre in Collingwood.
Their vision is to establish Collingwood as the centre of art, culture and entertainment in the South Georgian Bay area.

Visit their WEBSITE to find out more about this amazing project.
Show Your Support
Register your FREE support for building an arts centre in Collingwood. 
We encourage you to reach out to friends and relatives to register their support. This is a project initiated by community members and it is important that citizens show their support.

Ontario’s Big Three Lakes Offer Refined Cottage Living
Our very own Ruthann Brown sat down with Mansion Global to discuss the ins and outs of the most exclusive areas of Muskoka— akin to New York’s Hamptons.

2020 Will Be A ‘Banner Year’ for Canadian Housing Market: BMO

Toronto Storey
It’s safe to say that in light of all the repercussions of the pandemic, no one could have ever guessed that the Canadian housing market would be on pace to have a “banner year.” October home sales beat the previous record for the month by over 14,000 transactions.
Bret Michaels Lists ‘Lived-In and Loved’ Arizona Desert Estate for $3M

Bret Michaels is ready to say goodbye to his resort-style Arizona estate. On Thursday, the 57-year-old musician listed his expansive Scottsdale property for $3.299 million with Engel & Völkers real estate advisor Bob Nathan.

Winter Safety Indoors and Outdoors
Winter has arrived and we know it will keep us company for the next 3 to 4 months. Whether you embrace this season to the fullest and find yourself enjoying the many winter activities our beautiful region has to offer, or you are more like the hibernating type, it is always a good idea to keep some basic safety tips in mind. Winter may or may not be your cup of tea, but it does not have to be a dangerous season.

From the moment she walked into her new home, Minouche took over; she roamed the house like she owned the place and adapted to her new surroundings immediately.

Hania and Michael were thankful for Minouche’s bold confidence as they had a very important job for her to do.
This sweet, beautiful kitty was adopted to keep Michael company.

This is the best issue yet. New format and layout. Lots of North American content.
In this issue ...

1) Christian Völkers unveils "LiquidHome" rolling out in Germany and hopefully coming here soon. Hint---think Reverse Mortgage, think Equity Partner, think Liquid Assets. 
2) Kristel de Groot and Michael Küch launch a superfood company based in Berlin and L.A and it takes off like a rocket. Read all about
3) Feature article on fascinating app continuing to go viral.
4) Profile article on fitness guru Tracy Anderson's fitness empire. Going virtual and viral.

And of course 155 pages of "The World's Finest Real Estate"

I want to urge people to read the online version or pick up a hardcopy outside our brokerage (or we can mail or hand deliver.)

I have also been busy using my 35+ years of real estate experience to write a few books that you may enjoy. Click on the images below to get your FREE copy.
Selling Secrets You Can't Afford to Miss
Find the Home of Your Dreams Without Overpaying
Home Improvements that Improve Values
Here are a few upcoming events in the area.
They follow safety guidelines and some can even be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.

Holiday Magic at Blue
Blue Mountain Village
The entire outdoor Village dressed up in garlands and bows. Take the family for a nostalgic stroll along charming cobblestone streets and through all the sights and sounds of the season.

Now and until Dec 25th
Enjoy this romantic comedy film directed by Peter Chelsom, written by Marc Klein, and starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. Advance tickets only. Masks are Mandatory. Socially Distanced Seating. Cleaning Protocols in Place.

December 17 at 4pm
A Staged Reading of a Christmas Carol – ONLINE

The story “A Christmas Carol” was written in 1843 and apparently written very quickly. Dickens was seized with the idea and completed the little book in just under six weeks.

Visit their website to purchase your 'ticket' and get ready to enjoy the show from the comfort of your home.

December 18-20 at 7pm

We are so grateful for having the opportunity over the decades to help families sell or buy the place they call home and in the process we have met some of the most wonderful, loving, caring people sharing the same values we do!

"We link together the aspirations of discerning individuals around the world, be it in a private or a business context. With total passion."

Thank you very much for your continued support over the years.
Max Hahne
License Partner and Broker of Record
Engel & Völkers Collingwood Muskoka
15A Hurontario St. Collingwood, ON L9Y 2L7
Direct: 705-441-5800
CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
RSPS - Resort & Second Home Property Specialist
SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Master ASA - Accredited Seniors Advisor
SRS - Seller Representative Specialist
C.E.A. Certified Executor Advisor

Follow Your Dream, Home.