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072988 Southgate Sideroad 7, Proton (MLS 207120)

It's camping, only better!  A total of 5 sheds for a combination of sleeping areas, shelter, equipment storage, even an outdoor food prep area with a water barrel. Let your kids play and your dog run while you fish in the Saugeen River, walk through the woods and enjoy the peaceful surroundings!   If you can see the great possibilities this unique property has to offer, contact me to arrange your private showing today!

553755 Grey Road 23, Priceville (MLS 199785)

This lovely, 10 acre wooded lot in Priceville has a handful of attractive building sites to choose from or allows for picturesque walking trails and a peaceful spot in the countryside.       Located off a paved road, driveway and hydro have already been installed for your convenience.                If these photos have caught your eye, contact me at 519-270-6702 for more information or to arrange your private showing!  

80 Grayview Drive, Markdale (MLS 200697)

This spacious home sits on a good-sized lot in a family friendly neighbourhood walking distance from everything! The apartment on the lower level is ideal for grandparents, adult children or could even earn you some rental income.     Sound interesting?  Take a look at the virtual tour below and contact me to arrange your private showing today!  

214006 Sideroad 30, Rock Mills (MLS 194037)

What would a 2nd income stream mean to you?  What about a 3rd? 214006 Sideroad 30 in Grey Highlands offers 2 separate opportunities to derive income from the property!  Ask me for details at 519-270-6702. Interested?  Take the virtual tour below and contact me to arrange your private showing today!  

Canada Day In Grey!

Celebrate Canada Day in Grey County! Put on your red and white, grab a blanket or lawn chair and bring your appetite to one of these local events:           The Egremont Optimists present the Holstein Fireworks Festival in Holstein Park BBQ hosted by Holstein Jr Optimists begins at 5pm. Fireworks at dusk.       Osprey Canada Day Party at the Rec Centre BBQ & Strawberry Supper served by the Feversham Kinsmen from 6-8pm. (Adults $15, Kids under 12 $6) Snack booth also available. Fireworks at dusk.         Priceville Improvement Committee presents Priceville's…

Celebrate Canada Day in Priceville!!

Join us for "The Best Canada Day Celebration in Grey County" in Priceville! Enter at Stothart Hall (the Priceville Ball Diamond), 104 Kinross Ave, just south of Grey Rd 4 at Artemesia-Glenelg Townline. Mark will be manning a BBQ and Laura will be working in the food booth again this year so stop by to say hello!

Grey Bruce Good Food Box

What is a Good Food Box? The Good Food Box is a collective buying program that provides a grocery bin of fresh seasonal produce at a low price.  Produce is purchased in bulk at wholesale prices and the savings are passed on to participants with the hope that discounted prices and a convenient, local pick up schedule will encourage healthy eating habits and promote the consumption of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables.  The program runs from September - June each year.  No deliveries are scheduled for the summer months since fruit and veggies are readily available at farmer's markets, farm…

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent When You’re Ready to Buy

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent When You’re Ready to Buy   Selecting a real estate agent is a bit like interviewing for a job; but there's an important difference. Instead of hoping to make a great impression with the interviewer, you hold all the cards, and it is you that a smart agent will want to impress. Look for someone who is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, experienced, and energetic. Perhaps the most important trait is the ability to listen, coupled with in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market, whether it's the urban landscape, or a more rural setting such…

Investing in Recreational Properties

A large percentage of Canadians, are enamored with rural properties, whether they buy vacation cottages to use as family retreats or intend to rent a rural home as an income-producing property. More than half of those who responded to a recent survey look favorably on the idea of renting a vacation property part-time to offset expenses. However, about a third of survey respondents noted that they would reduce personal spending in order to enjoy the benefits provided by vacation property. Indeed, vacation cottages are a time-honored tradition in Canadian households, one that has become even more important as cities grow…

May 2019 Market Update

    Grey Bruce Owen Sound Homes Sales Have Middling Spring Amid Ongoing Supply Shortage   Residential sales activity in the geographical area covered by the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound totaled 301 units in May 2019.  This was down 9.3% from May 2018 but stood not far off the 10-year average for that month.  On a year-to-date basis, home sales totalled 981 units over the first five months of the year, a decrease of 12.3% from the same period in 2018. The average price of homes sold in May 2019 was $381,874, up 8.8% from May 2018. …

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