Purchase agreement

Use a local lawyer

If you’re coming from Toronto or Ottawa and looking to buy a house in the County, you’ve probably got a lawyer back home who you know and trust. If you’re thinking of using them to […]

Home sales 2nd quarter 2017
Market Trends 2017

County Real Estate: April – June 2017

Summary: After a blistering April and May, the chill from the downturn in the Toronto real estate market reached the County in June when most measures showed a pronounced cooling.   While April and May […]

Picton heritage conservation district
In Town

Picton Main Street Heritage Conservation District

Many small towns throughout rural Ontario have watched their historical charm slip away as their downtown heritage buildings get demolished and replaced with bland, new construction. Picton was no exception, where many older buildings were […]

Toronto versus County sales
Market Trends 2017

County hot while Toronto down?

Several clients have asked me about the impact of the slowdown in Toronto on the real estate market here in Prince Edward County. Even as the Toronto market has started to cool during May in […]

New home construction
New Development

Issues to consider when building new

There are several considerations which are involved when you build a new home in the County, particularly in one of the rural areas. HST HST applies to some rural land sales and not others and […]


Tips for buyers in a hot market

Starting with the financial crisis of 2008-9, Prince Edward County experienced a prolonged buyer’s market in real estate. Supply was greater than demand, homes sat on the market for months, multiple offers were a rarity […]

January 2017 inventory
Market Trends 2017

January listings reach 10-year low

As if there was any doubt about it, the real estate market in Prince Edward County continued firmly in seller’s market territory in January: the inventory of homes listed for sale at the end of […]

Total sales 2016
Market Trends 2016

2016 real estate market review

2016 was an extraordinary year for real estate in Prince Edward County, with demand outweighing supply for the first time in a decade. What’s happening to County real estate has become near universal topic of conversion, […]