Archive for January, 2013

Very cool pep talk !

Hi All, We saw this and just couldn’t resist posting it. A really neat PEP talk from a kid, actually why am I surprised, children often say it the way it is meant to be said, this one is exceptional.

Toronto Real Estate Board – Monthly Update

Welcome to the year end round up of 2012 real estate trends in Toronto. Although not an exact guide to prices and trends in Barrie Real Estate it’s a useful insight to what is happening in our major southerly neighbour. If you have questions regarding the trend in real estate in the Barrie area give us a call.

Ian Hocking
Broker of Record
Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage.

 

 

6 Common Mistakes Made By Barrie Homebuyers

There are some common mistakes that homebuyers make and Barrie real estate agents see them time and time again. Read through them here so that you can avoid making them and make a smooth purchase.

Common Mistakes Barrie Buys Make

1. Lack of budgeting for insurance. In many instances home buyers opt for insurance deals to save a few dollars. This can cost first time buyers thousands more than the proper insurance if something goes wrong.

2. Not including the proper escape clauses in the initial contract. If you are not careful you could lose your deposit if things go wrong. A Barrie Realtor can assist you in preparing an offer and make sure that all the proper clauses are used to protect you.

3. Making a big purchase just before or during a mortgage application. This can be a big mistake since it may be reflected in your credit score. Read the rest of this entry

Potential Income property for Sale in Barrie

Attention those seeking a reno! Potential Income property for sale in Barrie

This fully finished older home offers the potential for a second unit. City of Barrie have confirmed that with correct renovations and permits this home would be eligible for grandfathering under the City of Barrie’s second suite program. The main floor offers a spacious 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom floor plan, eat-in kitchen, and a separate dining room and a large bright window in the family room offers an abundance of natural light throughout. Read the rest of this entry

Panoramic Point, Atherley Rd, Orillia

Open concept ground floor condo, the “Simcoe” Model. Live the condo lifestyle in this 2 bedroom + a den, open concept condo. The large liv108-354 Atherley Rd-Fronting room space features high 9 ft ceilings & is laid with laminate flooring throughout and is open to the spacious kitchen. The modern kitchen offers granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar idea for entertaining. The nice sized master bedroom includes a 3 piece en-suite bath. This ground floor unit offers 2 walk-outs to the patio and common area with a lovely view of Lake Couchiching. Externally there is approx 400 feet of shoreline with a swim dock to enjoy on hot summer days! For more information on this property and to book a showing please contact the Hocking Homes Team direct at 705-252-7939.

 

 

 

 

Thinking Of Refinancing Your Barrie Mortgage?

There are an increasing number of home owners that are thinking about refinancing their Barrie home loan and are not certain about the procedure. Nowadays, getting a loan refinance loan can be tough as a result of lenders being more cautious about lending. Here are 3 useful tips you can use to help you get a home loan. Read the rest of this entry

Snow Valley Highlands

This immaculate “Daycore” built ranch bungalow features a stunning open concept layout. Situated on a large treed lot, this home provides a relaxing retreat located in desirable Snow Valley highlands. The gourmet family sized kitchen offers granite countertops, maple cabinetry, and a spacious breakfast bar. The kitchen opens up into your lovely family room with cozy gas fireplace and gleaming hardwood floors. Accommodate large family get togethers in your separate dining room with 9ft ceilings, crown moulding and large bright windows. Read the rest of this entry