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Proudly Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

As October nears, so does the Canadian Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, For Sale On Georgian Bay will be proudly supporting this amazing cause for the month of October. 

We will be turning all of our For Sale signs across the community bright pink along with all of our social platforms, so be on the look out as we help raise awareness about Breast Cancer. Special mention to North Simcoe signs in Midland who were incredibly kind and generous in donating 50% of the printing costs of our Pink Signs. Thank you for your help and support towards this cause. 

Did you know that the latest stats from the Canadian Cancer Society indicate that 1 in 8 women will develop Breast Cancer. Awareness and early detection is crucial, combine that with the better therapies that we have access to now, means that we’ve seen a 44% decline in the Breast Cancer death rate since 1988. Despite this, the number of Breast Cancer diagnoses is estimated to increase 25% between 2015 and 2030 and that’s why it’s so important to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

We will be rolling out different fundraising campaigns across the month of October and making regular donations in aide of the Canadian Cancer Society so stay tuned, get involved and think PINK! 

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Market Report For Barrie and Simcoe County

A look back at August 2020 compared to August 2019 and why it’s a great time to list your Property for Sale.

The housing market in Barrie has continued to rebound during Covid-19 as Barrie saw large increases year over year for both the number of properties sold in August and the Sale Price too. Barrie saw a rise of 42.9% during August 2020 as 320 properties were sold. A nice increase on the sale prices too at 15.7% with the average sale coming in $567,469 compared to $490,466 of 2019.

Simcoe County (Excluding Barrie) saw even bigger raises for sales prices at $660,128 – that’s a 59.8% increase compared to 2019.

Large numbers of properties were sold across Simcoe, with just under 800 homes being sold. Compare this with last year in August when 500 homes were sold, that’s an increase of 31.5%.

All this points to it being a great time to sell you home, there are clearly motivated buyers out there and home prices are trending upwards.

Trust your local experts to guide you through the process and take advantage of the current market. Ask us about our FREE Home Market Analysis to determine exactly how much your Home is worth in today’s Market.

All data correct as of September 18, 2020. Data gathered by BDAR based on August 2020 vs August 2019.

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“Slow Down’ Campaign A Huge Success!

Throughout August and September, we’ve been giving away complimentary “Slow Down” signs within the community to anyone that needed one. Because, sometimes in life, we all just need to take a moment to slow down!

With the kids heading back to school, life was back in the fast lane for many and just a small visual reminder to motorists could make all the difference to a child’s life.

We were blown away with the support of the community with this campaign and can’t thank everyone enough that got behind the initiative and asked for a sign. We have given away 100’s of signs from Georgian Bay all the way to Barrie and Orillia.

Now that we’ve run out of signs we want to give a big shout out to everyone that asked for one – it was so amazing getting to meet so many members of our communities and hearing your feedback on the campaign, how busy the roads are and just chatting about the market.

We’re already planning and looking forward to next year’s campaign!

Stay safe on the roads!

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August Market Report In Our Communities

A look back at August 2020 compared to July 2020 and why it’s a great time to list your Property for Sale.

What a great Summer we had on Georgian Bay, but where did it go? Let’s hope for some warm and sunny Fall weather over the coming weeks. As quickly as summer flew by, the housing market continued to gather pace too. 

The housing market has continued to rebound during Covid 19 and July saw large increases across the board compared year over year. This trend has continued into August and we’ve actually seen, on average a 18.3% raise in the amount of home sales in Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny Township and Tay Township.

During August, buyers were flocking towards Tay Township where we saw a remarkable 285% increase in the number of homes sold compared to July. Tiny Township proved to be the most popular community among buyers as 39 sales were recorded in August.

It’s not just the amount of homes that has risen, house prices are also going up. The sale price of Homes in August 2020 has increased, on average 1.3% between Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay. Although a modest increase across our communities combined, in Penetanguishene, we saw the average sale price rise 16.9% to $529,445 in August.

Whilst the number of homes and the sale price have both risen, we are still seeing a shortage of inventory on the market. Bearing in mind that despite there being fewer homes available, there has been an increase in Sale Price and Homes Sold – this means that it’s a GREAT time to list your property for sale.

Lower inventory and motivated buyers drives the prices of property up and right now, we have both in our community. Now is the perfect time to list your property for sale with For Sale On Georgian Bay.

Trust your local experts to guide you through the process and take advantage of the current market. Ask us about our FREE Home Market Analysis to determine exactly how much your Home is worth in today’s Market.

All data correct as of September 17, 2020, data gathered by the Ontario Collective based on August 2020 vs July 2020.