Saturday, December 29, 2007

2007 & 2008 Real Estate Market Podcast

While attending various social functions over the holidays, many people upon learning I am in real estate were asking questions as to the local market conditions this year and what the outlook is for 2008.

This year has been one of the most robust markets we have seen in the Georgian Triangle over the past several years. Sales reported through the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) are forecasted to reach approximately $570 million, a 17% increase over 2006. Watch for more detailed information in this regard next week after December's sales have been processed.
In the meantime, noted economic commentator Linda Leatherdale held an interview with Phil Soper, President and CEO of Royal LePage Services wherein they discuss overall market conditions across Canada. To access this informative podcast interview, please click on the link below and watch my blog next week for a recap of how the local market performed here in Collingwood and the surrounding area in 2007.

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Rick relocated to Collingwood from Toronto in 1985 through a transfer with Goodyear Canada. In 1987 Rick was recruited by a major client of Goodyear’s, managing their Canadian business based in Barrie before moving to Chicago in 1992 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Upon returning to Canada in 1996, Rick ran an industrial products manufacturing company in Stratford, Ontario. In 1998 Rick returned to Collingwood with his two children. Rick is a licensed real estate Broker with Royal LePAGE Locations North in Collingwood and holds his MVA designation (Market Value Appraiser-Residential). He is an active volunteer in the community serving several years on the Board of Directors with the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer, 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® of which he is the Past President (2008) and currently serves on a committee with the Ontario Real Estate Association. Rick is a diverse executive manager with extensive experience in strategic planning, manufacturing, finance, human resources and quality assurance management.