Family, Friendship and Love.
It is hard to believe we are already halfway through February.

As you may have already heard Wiarton Willie predicted an early spring and I can't wait to enjoy warmer weather. My barista skills continue to improve, just don't ask Tam who still thinks my creative designs need some improvement.

Did you know that Family Day was first introduced in Alberta in 1990, and has since grown into a beloved holiday occurring on the third Monday in February?
While Family Day might look a little different this year, it is rooted in the value of family and fortunately, there are many ways to spend time with our loved ones and celebrate our family units.
I included a few ideas of some activities you can do with your family this year at the end of this newsletter.
No matter how you spend it, I hope you have a wonderful Family Day this year and a chance to celebrate your loved ones!

And don't forget to stay in touch with your family and friends, even if it is through zoom calls and make sure you show your love and appreciation.


Please make sure to check our GG Magazine section, as well as information on how to take a virtual tour through some of the most iconic places around the world, by clicking on the "View entire message" at the bottom of the page.
Discover how a property listed with Engel & Völkers reaches prospective buyers across the street, across the country, and around the world.
This year we have decided to support three magnificent organizations that are near and dear to our hearts, Special Olympics and the Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) and The Living Wish Foundation.
We proudly donate a portion of our income from real estate sales to all three of these 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.

The Living Wish Foundation is devoted to making the world a better place helping terminally ill patients re-frame hope and realize their dreams.
And remember… Your Referrals Help Continue the Life Changing Work by Special Olympics, The GTHS and The Living Wish Foundation!

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.  
Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System for the Southern Georgian Bay region totaled 217 units in January 2021. This was a large increase of 29.2% from January 2020.
The average sales price for the region last month was $821,461 which was 43.7% higher than January 2020.
The Southern Georgian Bay region comprises two distinctive markets.
Home sales in the Western Region, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, and the Municipality of Meaford, numbered 127 units in January 2021. Increasing by +16.5% from January 2020.
The average price in the Western Region last month was $816,964. This was an increase of +29.9% from the same period in 2020 but we continue to see lower number of active listings compared to a year ago.
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.
The Ultimate in Luxury, Privacy and Entertainment.
Thornbury, Ontario
Show-stopping home with breathtaking 360° views of Georgian Bay, Georgian Peaks Ski Club and the Beaver Valley. The connection between indoor and outdoor living areas make this the perfect place to entertain, enjoy sunrises, sunsets and endless star gazing.

View full details HERE
Downtown Storefront.
Midland, Ontario
Superior location on newly renovated Main St at NW corner of King and Hugel. June possession. Two parking spaces in back. Full basement. 1650 sq ft at $2,500/month plus $550.00 maintenance Insurance and taxes. See it today for your business venture.

View full details HERE
Perfect Acreage to Build Your Rural Retreat.
Clearview, Ontario
Private, scenic 41 acres surrounded by picturesque rolling land, horse farms and country estates. Parcel consists of farmable land, mature bush & a tributary of the Noisy River. Located just minutes from Village of Creemore, Devil's Glen Ski & Country Club and the challenging golf courses of Mad River Golf Club and Duntroon Highlands.

View full details HERE
4 Glorious Seasons of Enjoyment for All.
Clearview, Ontario
Attractive True North Log Home on 2 mature acres is the ultimate in privacy. Well designed, modern large kitchen with built-ins & ample granite counter space. Fabulous location in the heart of The Georgian Triangle – zip to the beach, bike the trails, quick & easy access to the ski slopes and to Downtown Collingwood.

View full details HERE
Amazing, Luxurious Home or Cottage.
Tiny Twp., Ontario
Contemporary BONE structure. High-end finishes and rooftop terrace. Extremely private Georgian Bay water view property. Located on quiet, dead end street. Beautiful mature treed lot 100 x 180 with unobstructed water views. Only a 10 minute boat ride to islands of Beckwith, Christian, Hope and Giants Tomb. Just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto/GTA.

View full details HERE
Cottage Lifestyle.
Tiny Twp., Ontario
Get ready to enjoy the waterfront lifestyle with this beautiful beach house design. Open concept. Lots of natural light. Extremely private, located by the shores of Georgian Bay oquiet, dead-end street. Beautiful mature treed building lot 100 x 180 with unobstructed water views.

View full details HERE
2 Acres With Seasonal Views of Georgian Bay.
This magnificent home located on a dead end street and only a short bike ride or walk to beach access and crystal clear bay water has a new owner.
Congratulations to Kevin and everyone involved.
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!

Millennials Are Changing the Luxury Real Estate Market 2021

Tech-savvy and environmentally conscious, millennials’ preferences are poised to dramatically reshape the high-end housing market. Breaking from the notion of a “starter home” that older generations embraced, wealthy millennials, are going big.
So You Want to Open a Hotel? Now?

New York Times
Some new hotels and inns are thriving during these trying times by doubling down on the local market, creating escapist atmospheres and employing other, almost unheard-of tactics.

New Kitchen and Bath Products
If you have been thinking about renovating your kitchen and/or bathroom, Architectural Record brings us the best products for Winter 2021.
This collection—from fixtures and finishes to the kitchen sink—demonstrates that the trials of 2020 haven’t hindered innovation.

The Magic of Microchips
A lovely woman who lived outside of the Georgian Triangle area received a call from a neighbour after the big snow storm on Christmas Eve to tell her that they heard a cat crying outside.

What happened next? Click HERE to read the full story.

The GTHS is planning on holding a Rabies & Microchip Clinic in the near future whenever it is deemed safe to do so by the provincial government. Stay tuned. 
When he got sick with cancer, his girlfriend put him on a superfood diet. Soon after Kristel de Groot and Michael Küch launched their startup - which took off like a rocket.

Read the full story on page 50 of our latest GG Magazine and discover how their products are helping people get healthier.

Also, take a journey among the most beautiful properties all over the world and discover the latest trends in the real estate market.
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.
A New Life Awaits: A Boomer's Guide to Finding Your Next Home
Selling Secrets You Can't Afford to Miss
Find the Home of Your Dreams Without Overpaying
Home Improvements that Improve Values
If Wiarton Willie is correct, the snow will be gone soon. But there is still time to head outside and have some fun and these felines show you just how it's done.

Here are some suggestions of fun activities you can do with your family and friends.

Do a Virtual Tour
A number of museums worldwide are offering free virtual tours! So even if you can’t travel somewhere, you can still enjoy new cultural experiences as a family.
View some amazing Virtual Museum Tours

Cook a Meal Together
From making mini personalized pizzas to cooking up a brand-new recipe or baking something delicious, the kitchen is a great space for family time and making fun memories! 

View some Tasty and Easy Recipes you can make with the whole family.
Try an Online Exercise Class
Want to enjoy your family and get a little exercise while you’re at it? Try an online workout class! Not only is this a fun activity you can do with your kids from home, but it is a great way to teach them about health and start setting up healthy habits for life.
Check these Free Online Workouts
ZOOM with the Family

While you might not be able to have the entire family together, in person, we live in a digital world, which allows us to access the people we love at all times - no matter how far away they are! Call up your parents or grandparents, do an activity over the computer, have a storytime session, or simply take a moment to ‘check-in’.
You can get everyone together through Facetime, Facebook or WhatsApp or create a meeting on Zoom or GoogleMeet.


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
Broker, Private Office Advisor
Engel & Völkers Collingwood Muskoka
321 Hurontario St. Collingwood, ON L9Y 2M5
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.