Mark Murakami’s Real Estate Blog

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…

The Flesherton Fling Is This Weekend

  Join in all kinds of creative activities throughout the day! home-made costume parade expressive dance workshop drum jam poetry readings "Bob Ross-style" art class spoken word performance book sale "Dog Days" at the Farmer's Market Mystery Village Tour Plus local authors, artists and creative types, children's games and activities, a treasure hunt, a silent auction, a tea tent and much more too see and do!   Presented thanks to community partners such as The Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce, The Flesherton Foundation, various wonderful local businesses and some awesome volunteers!

8 Benefits of Owning a New Home on an Acreage

In the beautiful area of Chatsworth, finding a home with a large yard, or even acreage can mean endless opportunities. When it comes to Chatsworth real estate, there are a few key areas ideally suited for this type of purchase. Should you buy a home with ample land? Consider a few benefits to doing so. #1: Build the Backyard of Your Dreams There’s no better reason to buy a home with acreage than this. From a pool to a full kitchen in the backyard, there are few limitations to how you can use this space. #2: Know That Your Property…

Fall Fair Season Is Almost Here!

    It's almost that time again...Fall Fair Season will soon be upon us in beautiful Grey County!   Take the opportunity to celebrate this harvest season the old fashioned way in rural Ontario by attending one of the many fall fairs found throughout our scenic and welcoming small towns.  Take in the parades, 4H livestock/animal shows, prize-winning baking, fruit, vegetable, flower and preserve competitions, quilt and art exhibits, farm equipment displays and best of all, BBQs and live entertainment!  Some locations may even have a midway, tractor pulls, demolition derbies, dances or some version of a rodeo. And there's…

An Amazing Farming Opportunity!

444143 Concession 8, West Grey  -  Opportunity knocks at this 178 acre farm in Glenelg! The welcoming 3 bdrm farmhouse is in great shape, is warmly decorated and well taken care of. This property provides everything you'll need to carry on as a working beef farm or could be converted to other uses. Outbuildings include: 100 x 160 stock barn with ventilation curtains 66 x 104 cow barn 50 x 80 calf barn 40 x 100 equipment shed Plus a 80 x 160 loafing yard/manure storage area and 90 ton steel grain bin. Barns and shed have hydro and water. …

Grey County’s Best Kept Secret – Hogg’s Falls

In Grey County, there’s nothing like summertime and the warmth that spreads through the area. When the hot summer sun is beating down on you, and you’re looking for a way to cool down, there’s a little secret spot that locals know about (and are not all that quick to share) called Hogg’s Falls. Could it be just what you need? If you’re looking for reasons to take a closer look at Flesherton real estate listings, this is one of the treasures that the county has to offer. It’s reason enough – on its own – to buy a home…

Local Food Banks Can Always Use A Hand

Looking for a meaningful way to get involved in the local community?  I've got two words for you: food bank. Grey Highlands area food banks can always use volunteers to help with co-ordination, organization, supply management and donations.  And what better way to meet people, make local connections and serve the people in the communities and neighbourhoods we know and love?  There are food banks in Chatsworth, Dundalk, Flesherton and Markdale so you're sure to find one that's close to home and in need of an extra helping hand.  As we begin to think about the summer drawing to a…

The Markdale Fall Fair Needs You!

  ATTENTION MARKDALE AREA RESIDENTS: the Markdale Agricultural Society needs your help for this year's Fair Weekend! If you love a good fall fair and want to see wonderful small town events continue, it's time to get involved. Maybe you're a senior with some free time and plenty of know-how to put to use... Maybe you're a high school student who still needs to complete your 40 hours of volunteer service... Maybe you're a young professional with expertise you're willing to share in exchange for exposure and networking... Maybe you're new to the area and are looking for a way…

What You Should Know About the Deposit When Buying Grey County Real Estate

Purchasing a home--whether you're a first-time home buyer or a seasoned veteran--can be complicated. The home buying process has many steps that can be confusing, starting with the buyer's deposit. Also called "earnest money," the deposit is a crucial component of the residential real estate process; failure to carry out this step properly can result in a broken purchase agreement or even legal action. With that in mind, here's what you should know about purchase deposits when buying Grey County real estate. What is a Deposit? Put simply, the deposit when buying a home is an amount of money intended…

103 Jefferson Street, Holland Centre (MLS 208460)

Affordable?  Check. Enough room for the whole family?  Check. Central location in a peaceful setting?  Check. This bungalow has it all PLUS a lower level that is ideal for an in-law suite AND a generous lot!     Now that we've got your attention, give me a call to book your private showing today!

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