A Year Later.
It has been one year since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic and so many things have happened since then. We have all been affected one way or another and while there is still a way to go, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. With more vaccines being administered each day, we can visualize finally being able to safely visit and hug our loved ones, going to a Jay's game and taking that overdue vacation.

In real estate, we saw many homeowners accelerating their plans to retire out of urban places to move to the country with the opportunity to work from home. Single-family homes and properties with acreage became a commodity.
As I said in my blog a year ago "Space is the New Luxury"
We saw many record breaking stats from average sale prices to number of sales but we also saw the months of inventory decrease drastically.

I believe that there will always be the need for some to live in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city and places like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa will continue to have a strong real estate market.
I also think that our area will continue to thrive with people looking to retire to a smaller community that still offers year-round outdoor activities, or people looking to continue working remotely from home and avoiding long commutes. As more and more people get vaccinated, the condo market will start gaining momentum.

One thing is certain 2020 finished strongly and I believe 2021 will be the continuation of a seller's market.


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.

We were saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend Roger Kolbuc.
He was a prominent realtor in the Muskoka/Parry Sound district and was known and loved by many. Roger will warmly be remembered for his: generosity, strength & intelligence, humour & cheekiness.
Our hearts go out to his family, may they have comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Rest in peace Roger.
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.  
The Southern Georgian Bay region comprises two distinctive markets.
Home sales in the Western Region, which include Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, and the Municipality of Meaford, numbered 198 units in February 2021. Increasing by +26.9% from February 2020.
The average price in the Western Region last month was $778,589. This was an increase of +33.0% from the same period in 2020. The number of active listings remains low, in February it was -63.6% 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.
2020 Has Changed The Way We Do Business For Sure.
Along with our shop move to 321 Hurontario Street we have built a new in-house studio to be able to showcase our listings online and talk about the market. Green-screen, guided virtual walkthroughs of listings, community videos, interviews, webinars and podcasts will easily be accomplished in our new audio/video stage and control room. This is the future of Real Estate presentations and online information and we are proud to say we are leading the way. Stay tuned for more as we roll out our new media channels and invite you to join, watch and listen.
Incredible Boutique Hotel.
Parry Sound, Ontario
34 acre facility with a 15,000 sq.ft. lodge overlooking picturesque Whitestone Lake. This amazing location provides plenty of outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, biking, bird watching, kayaking, canoeing, etc.
Operate this property as a high end luxury lodge or enjoy the grandeur as a residential estate/family compound.

View full details HERE
Opportunity Knocking Loudly.
Collingwood, Ontario
5.6 acres. Located on busy round-about of Hwy 26 and Poplar Sideroad. High traffic. High visibility. Perfect for your business. Opportunity knocking loudly!

View full details HERE
Breathtaking Views.
Congratulations to our Sellers Shannon and Rick on the sale of this Bespoke Luxury Home!
Thank you for entrusting James McGregor and me with your real estate needs. We are looking forward to the next project with you...
Look out Saugeen Shores 👀
Private 2 acre Retreat.
Congratulations to our awesome Seller Joanne on the sale of her home!
We are very excited for her to move onto her next chapter on the East Coast!
Thank You for the opportunity to work with you!
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!

David Rosenberg says Canada's housing market in a 'huge bubble'

Financial Post
Canada’s housing market is in a “huge bubble” after months of runaway price gains, according to economist David Rosenberg, who was bearish on U.S. real estate before it crashed nearly 15 years ago.
Real Estate Market Continues To Sizzle In Grey Bruce As Average Home Prices Exceed $600K

Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
The real estate market in Grey Bruce continued its surge in February as average home prices surpassed $600,000 for the first time.
Family builds 20-foot snowman to inspire joy amid pandemic.
With plenty of snow on the ground, many Ontario families have built snowmen, but when father-son duo Josh and Antonia Faria build a snowman, they think big. At 20 feet high, the snowman they built in the Township of Tiny is taller than some homes.

May the luck of the Irish be with you today and always!
PAW Donors Helped Save Sammy’s Life.
Meet this cute and adorable pup. Sammy arrived at the GTHS in need of extensive dental surgery, but that was only the beginning of Sammy's medical concerns and needs, but thanks to the GTHS PAW donors this story has a happy ending. And now Sammy is doing much better and he is ready to find his forever loving home.
Read the full story HERE.
The Reset Issue
The new issue of GG Magazine is out now!!
This latest edition of GG is all about fresh ideas and new starts. We introduce you to some impressive individuals whose life journeys inspire us to venture down new paths of our own.
Here on the cover is Chinese textiles entrepreneur @veronicachou_ who produces trousers made from fermented sugar and parkas made from recycled plastic with her label @everybodyandeveryone.
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
Sometimes pets glitch and start acting a little crazy and you can't find the reset button. From licking the air to rolling around in a pile of paper to spinning in circles, here are some amazing 'broken' pets!

There’s No Better Way To Explore The Escarpment.
The weather is getting nicer and warmer and that only means one thing... more time outdoors!
Hiking is not only a great physical activity but it is also a great way to discover or revisit the amazing locations around us.
From strolls around the parks, water-side walks or multi-day hikes, South Georgian Bay has everything. Discover the world famous Bruce Trail, the spectacular Beaver Valley or head down to Wasaga Beach and see the dunes.

Click HERE for your complete hiking guide around South Georgian Bay.
We'd like to continue our support for local businesses and this month we would like to highlight amazing restaurants and cafes in the Collingwood area.
Espresso Post
Located in a beautifully restored heritage building in Downtown Collingwood, at Espresso Post you can always count on fresh flavourful coffee
expertly prepared, every time and their baked goods will not disappoint.

Visit their Facebook Page for more info.
Beaver and Bulldog
Much like fur trading created the birth of Canada as a Nation, the Pub has come to clearly define what Britain is to the world. In the evolution of the Pub, it is now the Beaver and Bulldog that rewrites history and sets a new culinary course in dining and social gathering. Bringing together a truly inspired menu and a dash of local colour in an innovative Sports Pub and Wingery.

Check out their website for their take-out menu and options. 
The Smoke
Offering traditional award winning BBQ, such as smoked ribs, beef brisket and pulled pork, as well as smoked trout, smoked balls of meat, smoked burgers, Montreal smoked meat, smoked portobello mushroom burger, wild boar bacon, smoked banana ice cream and so much more! 

Visit their website for delivery and take-out options.
Bent Taco

Slingin' Burritos, Tacos & Tequila in the heart of Collingwood.
Currently offering take-out and delivery.

Check out their website for more info.


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.

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Max Hahne
Broker, Private Office Advisor
Engel & Völkers Collingwood Muskoka
321 Hurontario St. Collingwood, ON L9Y 2M5
Direct: 705-441-5800
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