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Collingwood Military & Relocation Expert

CRAIG DAVIES

Before gaining my Real Estate licence I spent seven years serving in the Canadian Army as an Infantryman.  I’m passionate about my Country, my community and serving those within that community.  My military experience coupled with a business related education and previous sales/customer service experience gives me the expertise and mindset required to provide professional, conscientious and knowledgeable service to my clients. 

HOW TO BUY A HOME WHEN RELOCATING

Trust the Collingwood Local Expert

Craig Davies extensive military relocation experience and expertise in the local area,  will provide valuable assistance throughout your home-buying process. We maintain an extensive list of DND-approved contacts for lawyers and home inspectors. Our service is designed to make your home-buying, or selling, process as smooth as possible.

When helping you relocate to a new home, we make sure that your top priorities are taken into consideration. For families, nearby schools and other neighborhood features are particularly important. We are happy to provide a list of options that can be tailored to your desired price range. Craig Davies also helps with inspections, negotiations, and closings.

HOUSE HUNTING TRIP WITH CRAIG DAVIES

Features of Your House Hunting Trip in Collingwood

  • Craig Davies will communicate with you and your family to determine your exact needs.  We can communicate by phone, Skype or email.
  • All new listings that match your criteria will be automatically sent to you.  Follow up communication can further fine tune your needs and requirements.
  • We will book appointments for all of the properties that interest you, coordinate a home showing schedule and provide a list of recommended accommodations for your House Hunting Trip.
  • On arrival in the Collingwood area you will be given all the Listings that met your criteria and a List of Home Inspectors and Lawyers to assist in your purchase.
  • We will attend your home inspection with you and schedule two walk-through appointments of your purchased property before the closing date.
  • We can provide local information for schools, recreation, and any other information if required.

CITY OF COLLINGWOOD INFORMATION

CITY OF COLLINGWOOD

Collingwood was incorporated as a town in 1858, nine years before Confederation, and was named after Admiral Cuthbert CollingwoodLord Nelson’s second in command at the Battle of Trafalgar, who assumed command of the British fleet after Nelson’s death.

The area had several other names associated with it, including Hurontario (because it lies at the end of Hurontario Street, which runs from Lake Huron — of which Georgian Bay is a part — south to Lake Ontario), Nottawa, and Hens-and-Chickens Harbour, because of one large and four small islands in the bay.Collingwood is a destination for winter and summer recreational activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and downhill skiing. Both private and public organizations are available to the public. There is a network of trails that allow this, including the Georgian Trail which connects to the Bruce Trail.

The first hockey rink in Collingwood was located on the west side of Pine Street in 1883, with public skates every Tuesday night. Interest in hockey peaked in the 1890s with the first recognized hockey game played in 1894 against a team from Barrie. Collingwood joined Barrie and Bradford in a Simcoe County league in 1894 and was granted a team in the newly formed Ontario Hockey Association in 1895.

The Park Street Arena, now known as the Collingwood Curling Club, was built in 1909. The arena now known as Eddie Bush Memorial was built in 1948. Collingwood has hosted training sessions with Team Canada, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens.