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Ian Hocking Discusses Living and Investing in Barrie

Listen to the taped broadcast of Ian Hocking discussing and promoting Barrie as a great place to live and invest on AM640’s The Real Estate Talk Show!

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Ian Hocking Discusses Living and Investing in Barrie

 

 

Ian Hocking Discusses Living and Investing in Barrie

Tune in this Saturday night for a Live broadcast between 6-7 pm with Ian Hocking and The Real Estate Talk Show Co-Host, Erin McCoy as they discuss the advantages of living and investing in Barrie

The Real Estate Talk Show Hosts Erin McCoy and Simon Giannini have over 40 years in the real estate industry collectively and while they try to play nice with each other as much as possible, they don’t always see eye to eye on everything. This lighthearted show is highly resourceful, informative and entertaining for all audiences ranging from first time homebuyers to seasoned real estate investors.

Ian Hocking has teamed up with The RealProCanada with the common goal in mind to promote local communities all across Ontario. The purpose of this radio segment was to promote Barrie as a great place to live and invest. During the show we will discuss many of the positive points surrounding Barrie, the recent addition of the Go Train, RVH, Base Borden, location vis-a-vie tourism as well as the intended growth patten for the area in relation to the places to grow act.

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http://www.640toronto.com/HostsandShows/ExpertHours/RealEstateTalkShow.aspx

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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

Buyer or Selling a Short Sale Property in Barrie

If you are currently facing a foreclosure on your property a short sale is a possible alternative. A short sale is the act of a lender approving a property sale for an amount that is less than what is owed on the mortgage. The reason why it is called a short sale is the lender is going to end up “short” on the deal. The lender will also then be responsible for paying the closing costs real estate commissions.Understanding a Barrie Short Sale Read the rest of this entry

Good afternoon all,

There will be a free information session held this evening at the Barrie public library between 6.45 pm and 8.30 pm, 18th Oct 2012. The hosts are Ian Hocking, Sales Representative at Royal LePage First Contact Realty and Mr Steph Quenneville , mortgage broker at Mortgage sense inc. There are only 50 seats so come early or the fire marshall will be on our case! Looking forward to seeing you this evening,

Best Regards Ian

705 252 7939

Timeline When Purchasing a Home in Barrie

A common question potential homebuyers ask is when the best time is to seek financing when one is considering a Barrie home purchase. The simple answer is as early as possible. In order to avoid running into credit issues, you should start improving your credit rating and start talking to potential lenders well in advance. This will make it easier and faster for you to secure financing when the right time comes. You stand a better chance to seal a good home purchase deal if your finances are in order when you make an offer for a home for sale.Timeline for Barrie Home Buyers

Here are some tips on how to ensure that you are well prepared financially when considering a Barrie home purchase…. Read the rest of this entry

Buying Land in Barrie as an Investment

Believe it or not, there is a lot of land available in Barrie that can be turned into a great investment opportunity. If you are thinking about purchasingPurchasing land in Barrie as an Investment land to either develop or to hold and sell later, there are a few things that you should know first.

Buying land is a great option for people that don’t think that they will be able to get together a down payment for a house very easily in the near future. It gives hope to many that would like to own their own property. A home can be built on this land once the finances improve and the building of it can be taken one step at a time instead of done in one big chunk. A lot of people don’t understand that owning a Barrie home can be made possible by investing in land that can be developed. Read the rest of this entry

Urgent message – Life insurance premiums

IMPORTANT Advance Notice Message regarding Life and Critical Illness Insurance rate increases:

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Insurance premiums about to rise

 

As most people are no doubt aware, the current low-interest-rate environment and volatile economic climate continues to drive change within the Canadian insurance industry and, within Co-operators Life Insurance Company. I am providing you with advance notice of individual life portfolio rate adjustments that will take effect on September 15, 2012.

 

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If you have a home listed in the Barrie market you can expect to receive some offers that are lower than what you are asking. If you are wondering whether you should consider these offers you should first look at how long the property has been listed and how well the Barrie market is doing. Your realtor will also be a great source to give you informative market info and advice on when you should or shouldn’t accept a low ball offer on your home.

When to accept a lower offer on your Barrie Home

 

Factors to Consider…..
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Canadian mortgage rules are changing

The finance ministry of Canada announced changes to the mortgage rules for canadians. Although the overriding desire is to cool down the housing market in Canada you might also argue that the economy is driven by consumerism, and when people are buying homes they often spend further money on additions to their home creating ancillary jobs.  Here is a copy of the press release in case you haven’t seen it.  Read the rest of this entry

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