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Grey Bruce Realtors Know Septic Systems

If you're thinking of purchasing rural property in Grey-Bruce, who do you think is better equipped to make sure you are made fully aware of every aspect of that property?  An out of town agent or an agent who knows the area, the quirks of country living and all relevant details that could influence the way you enjoy your new property?   https://vimeo.com/421204776   When you're buying or selling in Grey Bruce, it's in your best interest to use a Grey Bruce Realtor.

Join the Eugenia Hallowe’en Scare-Fest

The Eugenia District Community Improvement Association thinks Hallowe'en might be a little different this year due to the pandemic, so they’ve had an idea: “We are looking for volunteer families to help create a scary experience at a Hallowe'en Drive-Thru on Saturday, October 31 at the Eugenia Boat Launch. Families would take charge of their own ‘fright station’ with costumes and decorations. The plan is to have a “gentle scare” at the beginning of the evening and a “full fright” as the evening progresses. Fun for everyone!”   Interested in joining the fun? Contact the Eugenia District Community Improvement Association…

Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Days In September & October

  Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Days SEPTEMBER 12, OCTOBER 3 and OCTOBER 24 Owen Sound Public Works facility - 1900 20th St. E 9:00 am - 2:00 pm   This very popular program is open to residents from the following municipalities in 2020: City of Owen Sound Township of Chatsworth Township of Georgian Bluffs Municipality of Grey Highlands Municipality of Meaford Municipality of West Grey Please note the following are NOT ACCEPTED: Infectious wastes (such as syringes) Radioactive wastes Explosives (ammunition, flares, gun powder) Unidentified waste (unlabeled items) Improperly contained waste (compromised containers, missing lids, leaking materials) hazardous waste from…

Grey Bruce Realtors Know Wells

If you're thinking of purchasing rural property in Grey-Bruce, who do you think is better equipped to make sure you are made fully aware of every aspect of that property?  An out of town agent or an agent who knows the area, the quirks of country living and all relevant details that could influence the way you enjoy your new property?   https://vimeo.com/421214586   When you're buying or selling in Grey Bruce, it's in your best interest to use a Grey Bruce Realtor.

Trouble In The Veggie Garden

With so many of us working from home at the end of the winter, a lot of people took the opportunity to plant a vegetable garden and dreamed of feasting on home-grown, organic produce...only to face the frustration of results that were less than thrilling.  You spent the early spring getting seeds and seedlings in the ground (or into pots), established, fertilized and off to a good start.  You may even have thought to yourself "Hey, this grown-your-own-food thing is easier than I thought!  #gardeningpro #gardeninglife ".  Now a couple of short months later, your crop is limited to a…

July 2020 Market Update

Grey Bruce Owen Sound Home Sales Hit Second Highest Monthly Level Ever In July 2020 Residential sales activity in the geographical area covered by the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound totaled 413 units in July 2020.  This was a large 37.7% increase from July 2019 and marked a new sales record for the month of July.  In fact, it was the second highest level of any month on record after May 2017.  On a year-to-date basis, home sales totaled 1,628 units over the first seven months of the year, up 5.4% from the same period in 2019. The…

Grey Bruce Realtors Know (Grey Bruce) Best

If you're thinking of purchasing a cottage, ski chalet or get-away in Grey-Bruce, who do you think is better equipped to make sure you are made fully aware of every aspect of that property?  An out of town agent or an agent who knows the area, the quirks of the area and all relevant details that could influence the way you enjoy your new property?   https://vimeo.com/421221611   When you're buying or selling in Grey Bruce, it's in your best interest to use a Grey Bruce Realtor.

Disinfecting Your New Home During Covid-19

When it comes to keeping your home neat and tidy, there are varying levels of cleanliness.  There’s the everyday, run-the-vacuum-and-wipe-the-kitchen-counter clean, expecting-guests-tonight clean, and then there’s a whole new level: COVID-19 clean.  And if you've just bought a new home, you're thinking about what you need to do to properly disinfect it on move-in day in order to do your best to protect your family.  Basically, you're cleaning your new home as if it was a public space because once the sellers, their family, the movers and any helpers have left the home, that's exactly what it has become. So,…

Is It OK To Use The Bathroom?

And other questions you're wondering about touring properties but are afraid to ask!   Unless they live locally and are making a move to a new home within the same general area, it is not unusual for people buying property in Grey County to have driven for over an hour before they arrive at the first property they're going to view.  In that amount of time, they can pass at least 3 Timmy's, so it's also not unusual for these potential buyers to need to "use the facilities" when they enter a home that they're considering buying. Is that ok? …

Grey Bruce Realtors Know Waterfront

If you're thinking of purchasing waterfront property in Grey-Bruce, who do you think is better equipped to make sure you are made fully aware of every aspect of that property?  An out of town agent or an agent who knows the area, the quirks of the lake or river in question and all relevant details that could influence the way you enjoy your new property?     https://vimeo.com/420801524   When you're buying or selling in Grey Bruce, it's in your best interest to use a Grey Bruce Realtor.

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