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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!

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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It’s Garage Sale Season!

It’s June and garage sale season is officially upon us in Grey County!  While you’re out looking for bargains this weekend, stop in at not one, but two local sales being help to benefit our own community.  Beavercrest Community School is holding a sale to raise funds for the School Community Council (commonly known as the PTA) and Markdale Baptist Church is doing their …

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A Guy Called Robert: Storytelling For Canada

Join the Friends of the South Grey Museum for A Guy Called Robert: Storytelling For Canada on June 8, 2019                                                        at the Flesherton Kinplex      R.H. Thomson, one of Canada’s most acclaimed film and stage actors …

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Get Your Garden Ready With Help From GHSS

  As many of us are beginning to get our gardens ready for another lovely summer, seasonal nurseries and garden centres are popping up across Grey County.  But before you visit them, why not consider supporting an amazing program offered by Grey Highlands Secondary School and picking up your plants at the annual GHSS Plant Sale? Available plants include proven winners, seed-grown plants and …

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The Grey County Real Estate Market Is HOT!

The Grey County real estate market is very active!  Buyers are looking for their next property and we have been experiencing a shortage of listings, meaning that NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO ACT if you’ve been thinking of selling!  I can help you determine what your property is worth, get you ready for the market and showcase your property in its best possible …

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Top Questions To Ask When Buying Waterfront Properties

Quality of life is a term that has distinctly different connotations for different families. For some, leaving the convenience and vibrancy of city life would represent a sacrifice, while for others, trading city life for a more subdued lakeside lifestyle holds great appeal, enough to even consider a daily weekday commute for the pleasures of weekend activities and at-home peace and quiet. A growing …

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