Barrie Real Estate Archives

Barrie Homes – Prices Stagnate

So some good news for Buyers and not so great for Sellers. The last few weeks are starting to confirm what we have been saying for the past few months. Come July 1st , expect Barrie home prices to level off and maybe even dip into the early fall market. although not a qualitative measurement, my pager these last few weeks has been pinging away, not with new listings or a rush of eager buyers, but with price reductions. There are typically several phases in the Barrie Real Estate year. Phase 1 begins with an expectation that a new year brings higher prices, followed by an active spring where those prices are justified, a quieter summer where people head for the cottage followed by
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We come across many different ideas in the Barrie Real Estate market, and this one we thought was worth repeating. Buying an investment property or renovating an existing one involves many different aspects, and one that is often overlooked is the return that you receive on your investment once you have made the renovation. The return on investment revolves around spending say $10k for a new bathroom vs what value does it typically add to the property when you come to sell?

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Caroline and I just came back from a fairly intensive 3 day real estate marketing course centred around branding and we were curious. One of the subjects covered was why people buy from you? On Real estate translated to , “Why do people choose the Hocking Homes brand” to help them buy or sell a home?
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Snow Valley Landing – New Listing

BUDDS MILL ROAD IS AN ENCLAVE OF SUBSTANTIAL EXECUTIVE HOMES LOCATED JUST A FEW MINUTES FROM SNOW VALLEY SKI RESORT AT SNOW VALLEY LANDINGS. JUST ONE YEAR NEW THIS HOME HAS A LOT TO OFFER.
SITUATED ON A NEARLY 3/4 ACRE LOT WITH NORTHERLY VIEWS TO THE FRONT AND A LARGE SOUTH FACING REAR YARD.
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The following article was written by the president of the Barrie Real Estate association. It is reprinted here in its entirety as it’s a concise and up to date look at a changing market.

Home sales down in May

Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie District Association of REALTORS® Inc. were down from year-ago levels for the first time in a year in May 2010.
The average price for homes sold via the Association’s MLS® System in the first five months of the year was $278,708. This is up eight per cent from the year-to-date average price last May, and represents the highest average price for this period on record.
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Barrie Home – 20 Sundew Drive, Barrie

3 bed bungalow in Barrie’s South end
Attractive 3 bedroom Barrie home in the south west end.
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This Barrie home is an immaculate 3 bedroom bungalow with hardwood and a finished basement. Located in a nice subdivision in Barries south west end this home is going to please. It’s location is especially unique as it’s located next to a protected lot that cannot be built on, hence no one beside you. Although it backs onto Mapleview drive it does mean that there Read the rest of this entry

Barrie Real Estate – Oh those Dandelions!

Ok, it just can’t be me that’s noticed this, I just had to write a quick blog about the seemingly unstoppable epidemic of Dandelions that we are having this year. As I was driving through the fields of Innisfil this afternoon glancing to my right and left the grass appeared to be bathed in a yellow glow. It certainly wasn’t the glow from the setting sun, no, something far far more sinister, DANDELIONS, millions of them.

It seems that the lack of pesticides being sprayed on our fields and lawns is allowing a resurgent bright yellow flower to gain a major
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All cheer….YEEAAAHHH, the recession is over, the wicked witch of the manufacturing layoffs is dead and we can all go on spending again….Or can we? In this post we examine some of the recent trends in the Barrie real estate market and try to identify what’s really happening, or more importantly what’s around the corner.

A quick revisit into recent history; In August 2008 the Barrie real estate market peaked after a reasonably healthy start to the year. The average price of homes in the area was approx $259,000. The storm clouds were hovering south of the border as USA sub prime lending spiralled out of control and eventually imploded, taking with it several large US investment banks. The world held its breath and in Barrie,
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By popular demand we will be hosting a lease to own evening  on Wednesday 28th April 2010. The owners of an ethical lease to own company will be coming to Barrie to talk to investors about the pros / cons of lease to own investing. Read the rest of this entry

HST is set for July 1st, if you are contemplating a real estate transaction or are in one now, what effect is this likely to have on me? HST will be implemented in several provinces in July 2010, Ontario being one of them. The Barrie Real Estate market is currently enjoying a major run up and prices and activity are both very buoyant. Could some of this demand now be related to HST implementation in July? Read the rest of this entry

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