Mark Murakami’s Real Estate Blog

Looking To Buy A Lot?

  If you have been looking for a parcel of land in Grey Highlands, this might just be your lucky day!   504252 Grey Road 12, Markdale 504252 Grey Road 12 is an attractive 5 acre property offering privacy and seclusion just minutes from Markdale.  Scenic and peaceful, this property is currently used as a weekend retreat.  A great spot for camping, hunting and fishing, or just enjoying the great outdoors while you firm up your plans to build.  Wander through the bush and down into a ravine that eventually leads you to the Saugeen River - a beautiful location…

This Is The Country Property You’ve Been Waiting For!

734543 West Back Line, Markdale               MLS #222983 Have you been patiently waiting for your ideal country property to come on the market at an affordable price point? Your wait could be over with this charming package! This well maintained 3 bedroom bungalow offers a lovely living room addition new in 2009, a cozy country kitchen, newer windows throughout, a brand new septic system, economical & efficient gas furnace and a spacious unfinished basement currently used as a storage and laundry area but could easily be turned into a fantastic workshop. Ideally located on sought-after…

OPEN HOUSE: Sat Oct 5 10 am – 12 noon

  If you love the idea of downsizing in luxury or have always dreamed of owning a brand new home, this could be a fantastic opportunity for you to do so at a reasonable and affordable price!  You'll be impressed when you pull up in front of 174 Durham Road West, but that's nothing compared to how you'll feel about the interior.  Quality materials, high-end finishes, thoughtful designer touches and a really great floor plan make this semi large enough to easily fit all of your friends and family - even for the occasional sleep over!  With 3 bedrooms, an…

Get Out On The Water

The autumn months can be a wonderful time to enjoy the lakes and rivers that are plentiful in Grey County.  Whether you're fishing, taking a leisurely tour of the lake or paddling down the river, there are plenty of options to allow individuals, families or groups to enjoy some time on the water.  Want to give it a try but don't have your own equipment?  Not a problem!  There are plenty of rental options available.     Flesherton Pond If you're in the mood to try your hand at fishing you have a few options.  Flesherton Pond is stocked with…

August 2019 Market Update

Grey Bruce Owen Sound Home Sales Surge Higher in August 2019   According to the Realtor's Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound, residential sales activity in the GBOS area totaled 333 units in August 2019. This was a 17.7% jump from August 2018 and was the third best-ever August sales figure after 2016 and 2007.  On a year-to-date basis, home sales totalled 1,878 units over the first eight months of the year, down 6.3% from the same period in 2018. The average price of homes sold in August 2019 was $411,433, down 7.4% from August 2018. That said, the August…

A Guide to Selling Homes in Autumn

Selling a home is exciting, but it can also be stressful. Adding your house to the Flesherton real estate listings means getting it ready to sell and having buyers coming through your space to take a look around. You want them to love your home, but most people think that buyers who are serious are looking in the spring and summer. That's especially true if they have children because many will want to move before school starts. So, can you still sell your home in the fall months? You definitely can. Here's what you should consider. Clean Everything Up, and…

Pumpkin Spice And Other Fall Flavours

We're well into September now.  Kids are back to school, temperatures are beginning to dip at night and leaves are beginning to change colour here in beautiful Grey County (an area known for spectacular leaf peeping and autumn scenery, by the way!).  That means we're officially in that most anticipated season - according to what I've seen on facebook lately, anyway - PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON!   Love it or hate it, there's no denying the popularity of the PSL phenomenon.  Pumpkin Spice coffee has been in high demand since it was first introduced by Starbucks in 2003 and remains the chain’s…

A Real “100 Acre Wood” In Flesherton

Can you imagine how great it would be if, as part of their school day, kids were able to hike, explore nature, gather scientific information and play in a 100 acre tract of woodlands and trails right beside the school yard?  In Flesherton we don't have to imagine it, it's something that happens regularly at Flesherton Hills in the heart of the village.   When my daughters were small, they thought the "100 Acre Wood" they'd heard of in the Winnie The Pooh stories was located directly beside their school and their teachers made regular use of this amazing community…

Support Abbeyfield House This September

  Your registration includes a golf cart, a great day of golf, fun contests and prizes and a delicious roast beef dinner! Download your registration form here. Abbeyfield Houses Society of Durham is a co-sharing independent senior residence, managed by local volunteer board of directors. Show your support for a non-profit seniors residence in our own community.      Community support keeps our project successful!

July 2019 Market Update: Grey Bruce Home Sales & Prices Increase In July Amid Supply Shortage

Residential sales activity in the geographical area covered by the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound totaled 302 units in July 2019.  This was up 8.6% from July 2018.  While this was not a record, it was just the fifth time in history that activity has topped the 300 mark in the month of July, marking a noticeable improvement from earlier this year.  On a year-to-date basis, home sales totaled 1,547 units over the first seven months of the year, a decrease of 10.1% from the same period in 2018. The average price of homes sold in July 2019…

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