Buying a Farm in Grey & Bruce Counties

Blog What to Look for when Watching a Walk-Through Video Walk-through videos are becoming increasingly popular. The seller’s agent simply films a tour of a home, often including commentary, and then makes the video available to prospects. When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to get the most out of watching this type of video, especially if you’re relying on it to help […]
Buying Tips for Settling into a New Neighbourhood Moving to a new neighbourhood or town can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience. Whether you’ve relocated for work, education, or a fresh start, adapting to a new environment takes time and effort. However, if you’re fortunate enough to be settling into the Grey Bruce area, you’re in for a remarkable treat. Grey Bruce offers […]
Buying a Farm in Grey & Bruce Counties 3 Things to Keep In Mind When Looking to Purchase Property Purchasing property in Ontario can be a great investment, but it’s important to keep a few key things in mind. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, understanding the local real estate market will help ensure that you make a smart and informed decision. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look […]
What is Permaculture? As sustainable agriculture and green lifestyles become part of the mainstream conversation, the ideals and concepts of a largely underground social movement have been highly influential: permaculture.   What is permaculture? Bill Mollison, a professor of biogeography and environmental psychology at the University of Tasmania, first coined the term in 1978 and defined it as […]
Farming Topics What is Aquaculture? Today, about half of all our seafood comes from aquaculture. It is predicted that by 2030, that number will rise to 62%. As the human population grows and the world becomes more aware of the need to act more sustainably, what role does aquaculture play? What is aquaculture? Aquaculture is fish farming. It’s very similar […]
Buying a Farm in Grey & Bruce Counties Should I Install Solar Panels On My Property? “Solar energy isn’t a trend, it’s the future. One of the best things we can do is use it.” —Mike Holmes, Canadian homebuilder and TV host     In the last decade, solar panel installations have gone up on many roofs around the world. Here in Ontario, the provincial government is encouraging residents to use […]
Tax Benefits for Landowners Is HST Charged on Farm Sales? As a general rule, farmland is taxable unless there is an exemption. If no exemptions apply, the buyer and seller may choose to decline the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) if certain conditions are met. What is the CRA definition of farmland? The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) generally considers farmland to mean land that is regularly […]
Tax Benefits for Landowners Tax Benefits for Landowners through Ducks Unlimited Are you completing a Managed Forest Plan for your southern Ontario property? Do you have an existing wetland on your property? Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) can help you save money. How can I get a tax benefit from Ducks Unlimited? We talked about the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) in our last blog post. […]
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Buying a Farm in Grey & Bruce Counties What is the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program? Do you have some bush or forest area on your rural property? You may be eligible for tax relief when you follow an approved Managed Forest Plan. This blog post will provide a brief overview of the Government of Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). How does the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program work? […]
What’s the Difference Between GMO and Organic Farming? Are you confused about the difference between GMO and organic farming? Agriculture in Grey and Bruce counties uses both methods. Here’s a brief survey of the main differences between these two kinds of farming.     How is GMO food grown? Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been altered or […]
Buying a Farm in Grey & Bruce Counties Soil Types in Grey & Bruce Counties Grey and Bruce counties offer an abundance of farmland. This blog post will provide a brief overview of soil types in the region. For more detailed information and soil maps (like those pictured below), visit Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs soils web page. What are the soil types in Canada? Canadian soil […]
Buying a Farm in Grey & Bruce Counties Farming in Grey & Bruce Counties Farming is a big part of Grey and Bruce counties. Are you thinking about buying a farm in our area? Here is some background and a few stats about the local agricultural industry to help you make your decision! Then, head over to the farm listings for our area by clicking this link. What kind […]