Check the zoning before buying property
Rural Properties

Special Issues Buying Rural Property

Many people come to the County because they want to enjoy the rural lifestyle but there are some special issues buying rural property. This article provides a checklist for many of the special issues buying […]

Table shows the average price per acre for waterfront and other vacant land in Prince Edward County, broken down by parcel size.
Vacant Land

Prices Are Increasing For Vacant Land

Summary Although sales have fallen since the bubble market of 2017, prices are increasing for vacant land in Prince Edward County. Historical Sales Sales of vacant properties in the County stagnated for six years following […]

Based on a surprise decision at the April 18th Public Planning meeting, it looks like the County will now allow larger second units
Rules & Regulations

County To Allow Larger Second Units

UPDATE: As an outcome of Council meetings held on July 17th and August 13th, 2019, the County’s zoning by-law was revised to eliminate any reference to a maximum size for second units. Based on a […]

Existing home sales fell in Prince Edwad County during the second quarter 2019 while new build sales were up.
All Homes

2nd Quarter: Existing Home Sales Down, Prices Up

Summary The key housing metrics gave a mixed message in the second quarter of this year, with some pointing to stronger demand and others suggesting the opposite. On another front, new home sales continued to […]

Prince Edward County license fees for short-term rentals depend on the type of property, the number of rooms, and whether it's an inspection year.
Short Term Rentals

County Approved Airbnb Licensing

At it’s meeting on August 13th, the municipal Council of Prince Edward County approved Airbnb licensing with annual fees, regular inspections and significant penalties for infractions. On November 4th, the municipality will start taking license […]

This free seminar on Saturday June 1st will show you how to use free online tools to research properties in Prince Edward County.
Useful Tools

Research Before You Buy

Informed buyers make better decisions! If you want to do your own research before buying property in the County, then this workshop is for you. Participants will learn how to use free online tools like […]

Active listings for re-sale homes were up 11% in the first quarter of 2019, but when new construction is included, total listings are up 68%.
All Homes

New construction impacting County real estate

The big news in the first quarter of 2019 is that new construction is impacting County real estate, a trend which will continue for years to come. Supply The number of re-sale homes actively listed […]

Chart shows that flow rates on Prince Edward County well drilled during the spring have higher flow rates that those drilled during the summer or fall.
Rural Properties

Well Flows Higher In Spring

In a recent video on using the Ontario Well Records Map, I cautioned that a good flow test on a well done during the spring melt in March wouldn’t necessarily mean a good flow rate […]

This video provides step-by-step instructions for how to find a good well using the Ontario Well Records Map.
Rural Properties

Find A Good Well

If you’re considering a rural property in Prince Edward County, water is important. Here’s how to find a good well using the Ontario Well Records Map. […]

The photo shows the artists conception for the new Twelve Trees condo project.
Condos

Two New Condos

Condos came relatively late to Prince Edward County, with the first development in 1981. Since then, the supply has grown very slowly, with an average of 5 new residences added each year. Now, after nearly […]