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Clairwood Connection

January 2024

In this issue of the Clairwood Connection, you’ll find the December Market Snapshots; Holiday Magic at 7 Hotest decor Trends in Canada for 2024; a great seasonal recipe for Classic Chicken Poot Pie; a link to our latest blog Selling your house? What is it really worth?; a look at one of our fabulous current listings; and the latest real estate news about the new Trust in Real Estate Services Act.

You can also link to our website to check out our Featured Listings, Open HousesCommunity Profiles and Our Clairwood Team!

If you are thinking of making a new beginning with a property purchase in the Southern Georgian Bay area, you will benefit from working with one of our amazing REALTORS®. Give us a call at 705.445.7085 to connect today!

Market Statistics 

Here are our Market Snapshots for December 2023 for the Lakelands and Toronto real estate boards. Have questions? Give us a call to connect with one of our REALTORS® who can help you interpret the current market trends. 705.445.7085. To see the detailed Market Statistics for the Southern Georgian Bay and Toronto Real Estate Markets, click here.

7 Hotest Decor Trends in Canada for 2024

These will be the Hottest Interior design trends of 2024!

If you’re thinking about redecorating your home in the near future, then you’ll want to know about these home decor trends. From bold colors to unique textures, these trends are sure to make your home stand out from the rest.

As we move into 2024, there are a few home decor trends that we think will be taking off. Are you curious to see what they are? We’ll give you a sneak peak at the top three trends we’re predicting will be huge this year. Keep reading to learn more about what will be hot in 2024.

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Featured Listing – 47th Street Sout, Lot 59

Build Your Forever Home or Cottage

Perfect lot to build your forever home or weekend cottage. Located within walking distance to both the beach and nearby shops and restaurants. This fantastic location allows easy access to all that Wasaga Beach has to offer while just a short drive into Collingwood and the Blue Mountains. Don’t miss your opportunity to snap up this lot and build your dream property.

More photos at: bit.ly/Lot59-47thStS

Call Chris Moffat-Lynch, Sales Representative at 705.606.0850 for more details! Chris@lynchhomes.ca

Seasonal Recipe

Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients

CRUST

  • 3 c. (360 g.) all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

FILLING

  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for dish
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 3 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. frozen peas
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, poached, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Flaky sea salt

Directions

CRUST

Step 1

Separately freeze flour and butter 30 minutes.

Step 2

In a large food processor, pulse flour, baking powder, and kosher salt until combined. Add butter and pulse until pea-sized and some slightly larger pieces form. With the motor running, slowly pour in 1/2 cup ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough just comes together and is moist but not wet and sticky (test by squeezing some with your fingers).

Step 3

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Form into 2 balls, then flatten into 2 discs (make sure there are no/minimal cracks). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 3 days.

FILLING

Step 1

In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are beginning to soften, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic, then stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture turns golden and is beginning to bubble, about 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in broth. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Remove from heat and stir in cream, then add chicken, peas, parsley, and thyme; season with kosher salt and pepper. Let cool.

Step 3

Place a rack in center of oven; preheat to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disc of dough to a large round about 1/4″ thick. Transfer to a deep 9″ pie dish, then add filling. Roll out second disc of dough to a large round about 1/4″ thick. Arrange on top of filling. Press edges of top and bottom dough rounds together. Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, trim edges of dough, leaving about 1/4″ overhang. Fold excess dough underneath dough on top rim of pie pan. Using clean fingers, crimp to seal.

Step 4

Brush top of dough with egg wash. Using a paring knife, cut 4 small slits into top of crust. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Step 5

Bake pot pie until crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

YIELDS: 6 – 8 serving(s)

PREP TIME: 30 mins

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 45 mins

CAL/SERV: 987

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    Has the time come for you to buy a new home and sell your current one? If you answered “yes,” then you’re about to embark on a journey filled with many questions and answers. Generally people choose to sell their home when they set out to make a new purchase. If this is true in your case, the biggest (and maybe the first) question of the day is: What is my home really worth right now?

    A great way to establish the list price of your home is to get a Current Market Analysis (CMA). A CMA usually includes a range of comparable properties that are within your neighbourhood. If you happen to have a particularly unique property, a broader area may need to be explored in order to find those comparable properties.

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    As winter activities ramp up across Canada, so will the home prices nearest to ski hills, according to a report by Royal LePage.

    The real estate brokerage notes in its 2023 Winter Recreational Property Report that the median price of a single-family detached home near Canada’s ski regions is expected to increase in 2024.

    This comes as a contrast to a possible cooling in the overall housing market, where prices could drop as much as 10 per cent by early 2024, a TD Bank report forecast. Keep reading to learn more.

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