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3127 Penetanguishene Road, Craighurst

Just under 10 minutes north of Barrie you will find this uniquely styled home blending beautifully the character of yesteryear with modern day convenience. A large addition in the 1990’s almost doubled the size of this home. The home is situated in the village of craighurst with local convenience stores & LCBO. Close by you will find a multitude of golf courses , ski hills and other out day activities. Horseshoe resort is 5 minutes away by car.Barrie Real Estate - Craighurst - 3187 Penetanguishene Road

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15 Steele Road, Shanty Bay. Located approx 10 minute drive east from Barrie along Shanty Bay road and situated in a quiet family orientated sub division.

Just listed this morning, a chance to own a well maintained family home in Shanty Bay. Located a few minutes walk from the local schools and the lake you will find this 3 bedroom home featuring hardwood and ceramic floors, a fully finished basement and a fantastic large level rear yard. The kitchen is well proportioned and features rear patio doors leading to the deck and views easterly over the rear yard. Read the rest of this entry

Skiing north of Barrie Real Estate area

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Just north of the Barrie Real Estate area you will find a wonderful ski resort called “Ski Snow Valley”. If you have never been to the Barrie area before and you are coming here this winter to look at our Real Estate then bring your skis with you. We have several good Skiing and snow boarding areas just north of the city. Read the rest of this entry

Apple Mac computers at a discount!

HI all, I know this has nothing to do with Barrie Real Estate however, in the interest of spreading the love, I thought I would point this out. If you have ever thought about owning an Apple Mac computer ad couldn’t quite justify the cost then you might want to read on. Read the rest of this entry

Most Ontarians are still confused about HST and resale homes

An Ipsos Reid survey commissioned by OREA and released in October reveals that 56 per cent of Ontarians mistakenly believe that the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) applies to the full purchase price of a resale home. In fact, the HST is only levied on the various transaction fees associated with the purchase of a home that has been previously occupied (i.e. not a newly-built home). Read the rest of this entry

Barrie Real Estate – Association update

The following is a press release from the president of the Barrie Association of Realtors.

Sales activity stable in October

Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. remained well below last year’s record levels in October 2010, but edged up one per cent on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis. This follows consecutive gains of 10 per cent in August and September.

Well you are not alone. The govt. did a pretty poor job of educating the general public on how HST was going to affect the RESALE homes market in the Barrie Real Estate area. Actually they did a poor job all over but I did have to explain this many times over during the last 6 months. It seems however, that the HST confusion has been fairly widespread. The article below is an independent pole on behalf of the Ontario real Estate Association. Enjoy:

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Now that’s a question! Fear is a very limiting obstacle to your personal growth,however, it’s not the failure that you fear it’s the fear itself. The usual way of approaching fear is to think of all the things that could go wrong when you are tackling something, however, what would happen if you tried it from the other approach, try thinking of all the things that could go right if you just tried. OK so I’m not a major in psychology and I didn’t make that last piece up. In fact it was Jim Rohn who first suggested to me that you should look for the positive outcome in any situation. I came across this short video from Brian Tracy on You Tube this morning and thought it was very well done so I decided to share it here. Read the rest of this entry

I was fortunate enough this week to be invited to listen to Paul Ferley from RBC. Paul is the assistant economist for the Royal Bank and focuses on long term trends in the economy. As a quick disclaimer, this article contains my interpretation of Pauls presentation and is not repeated in its entirety. I’ll try to keep this fairly brief so it won’t become a financial sleep zone. So first the good news, “there shouldn’t be a double dip recession!”, the Royal Bank is looking for growth in the economy to be slow but steady, around 2% in Gross Domestic Product.
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Well you have heard it said before, location location and location! This week we were delighted to be invited to list 291 Stanley Street in Barrie. The home is located in an excellent position and has the benefit of backing onto an environmentally

 291 Stanley Street

protected area. If you are looking for a home in the Barrie Real Estate area this would be worth your while to take a look!

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