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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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This well maintained Melody home is still under the new home builders Tarion warranty! Located in desirable south-east Barrie just minutes to the GO station and all amenities, this raised bungalow features a nicely designed open concept floor plan and large bright windows throughout providing loads of natural light. The main floor is laid with laminate and ceramic tile flooring and the lovely eat-in kitchen features a beautiful tiled back splash and walk-out to the rear deck. Barrie Bungalow for Sale Read the rest of this entry

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

3 bedroom Barrie home for sale

61 Corbett Drive, Barrie

Situated in Barrie’s east end, this property would be ideal for a family or an Investor. Located close to the college, hospital and public transit, this fully finished home has great potential. The large kitchen offers ample counter top and cupboard space which makes cooking large family meals a breeze and is open to the bright dining area. The separate dining room offers laminate flooring and a walk out to the rear yard which features a good sized deck and is fully fenced. Read the rest of this entry

Situated on a large pie shaped lot in Barrie’s south-west end, you will find this charming open concept family home. From the moment you step 3 bedroom backsplit for sale in Barrieinside this 3 level back-split,  you will mentally have your bags packed! This home features an open planned eat-in kitchen and dining area complete with ceramic tile and laminate flooring. Open with a railing and a few steps to the lower level family room you will find a cozy gas fireplace and a walkout to your nice sized deck and private treed yard. Read the rest of this entry

There are a lot of small projects that you can do around the house that will help increase the resale value of your Barrie Home. Many of these smaller renovations will even increase the value of your home more than larger projects.

You’ll need to look at the return on your money for any projects that you plan. Obviously, if you have something in your home that is an eyesore, such as a worn-out kitchen floor, replacing it will not only add value to the resale value of the house but will also make for a quicker sale. At the Hocking Homes Team we only work with highly accredited contractors in the Barrie area and have been able to refer the best in the business to our clients who are looking to make a few home improvements before listing their Barrie home. Scott Heather, of SCH Home & Commercial Home Improvements, is a Barrie contractor who has proven to be the man for the job in many cases with both our buyers and sellers.

Improve your Barrie home's value

SCH Contracting Bathroom Reno Before & After

Smaller projects are usually done with precision care and show the efforts of the workmanship involved. When a larger project, such as an addition is involved, the workmanship can be much sloppier so it is important to hire a trusted contractor who will do a thorough job verses trying to go at it alone. It is not only the change that will help increase the value of your  home, but how well it is done and the quality of the work. Read the rest of this entry

Raised Bungalow for Sale in AngusDo you hear that? It’s the sound of opportunity knocking.

Situated on a large country lot backing onto trees and a golf course and yet within just a few kilometers of Angus and less than 10 minutes by car to the 400 in Barrie. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a good sized raised bungalow with 3+2 bedrooms a good sized rec room and an additional living space in the balance of the basement that would be perfect for the extended family with full in-law suite potential. Read the rest of this entry

SPACIOUS OPEN CONCEPT LIVINGBarrie 2200 sq ft 2 storey

Loads of curb appeal, this spacious 4+1 bedroom all brick home has a custom built wood front porch and inviting double doors. Entertain family & friends in the large open concept main floor that contains an eat-in kitchen and 2 walk-outs to the over sized rear deck & fenced yard. The main floor is finished with ceramic tile & gleaming hardwood floors. Read the rest of this entry

Immaculate Barrie Bungalow for Sale

All the Work is Done!Barrie Bungalow

This immaculate fully finished ranch bungalow is completely move in ready. This very well maintained home features a new roof in 2010 which benefits from 14” insulation, laminate flooring throughout the main living area including all 3 bedrooms and is tastefully decorated with warm neutral colours. The bright eat-in kitchen is open to the combined Living/Dining Room and features a charming breakfast bar with newer dishwasher and microwave & under-mount lighting. Read the rest of this entry

The Real Cost Of Owning A Barrie Home

The cost of owning a Barrie home goes far beyond the mortgage repayment amount each month. In addition to paying your mortgage every month, you must consider the cost of insurance, property tax, and maintaining and improving your home. Many people only consider how much they can afford in terms of a mortgage and forget to consider other costs related to the home.
These are real costs that you will have to deal with and should be taken into consideration when you are purchasing a home.

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Find out the true cost of your Barrie Home before you sign

Home Maintenance
There are certain aspects of owning a  home in Barrie that require regular maintenance. These include the heating and cooling system, the plumbing of the home, drainage, painting the exterior and the interior and too many more to mention.
Homeowners often forget to clear drainage pipes, which easily leads to blockages and leaks. Dryer vents can very easily lead to fires if they are not property cleaned and maintained. Maintaining the grounds and the garden should also be considered. You may need to purchase a lawn mower or outsource this work on a regular basis. Read the rest of this entry

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