Barrie Sellers information Archives

When you are listing your Barrie home for sale you will have to decide what you are prepared to leave behind and what you will be taking with you. The things that you want to take with you may need to be removed before any viewings so that buyers will not ask for them in the offer.


Appliances

Unless you are set on taking your appliances with you, most people leave them completely out of the listing. Appliances can end up being a great tool for bargaining later. In many cases the buyer will want to have the appliances included in the sale and you will probably have appliances included in your new Barrie home.

It goes without saying that any appliances that have been built into the home go with it. These cannot be switched either between the viewing and the close. Basically, anything that is built into the home should remain there for the new owner. Read the rest of this entry

2 Story Executive home located in great south end subdivision.

We have just listed a lovely 2 story home built by higher end bulder Grandview. The Abbey model is a popular design , espcially with families as it provides a nice computernook room on the second floor as well as 4 good sized bedrooms, open plan layout on the main floor and then a good sized basement. This particulr home is designed slightly differently in that the central staircase into the basement is built to the side of the home and hence the basement doesn’t suffer with the staircase and is correspondingly very open and perfect for finishing. At 2500 sqft this home is large enough for even multiple children. Nicholson Crescent is also a very desirable area being within easy walking distance to several schools and the Catholic high school.

The video below will give  you a great idea of the layout ,  view the home personally by calling us at 705 720 2200

Sincerely

Ian Hocking, Broker of Record

Carolin Hocking, Sales Representative

 

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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

FSBO’s: Are you really saving money?

Are you really saving money by selling your own home?

If you have been thinking about putting your home on the Barrie market you may have been entertaining the thought of going the “For Sale By Owner” (or FSBO as we like to call them in the biz) route and having a go at selling it yourself. Why? To save money of course and avoid the commission charges you’d be paying your Barrie real estate agent.

This concept is not new but we have been seeing an increasingly number over the past few years with independent companies that are marketing themselves as the “All in one kit to sell your own home-Commission Free”. The question that sellers really have to ask is “Are you really saving money by selling your home yourself?” Well, I will give you a few things to consider, then you can decide. Read the rest of this entry

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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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

A lot of people refer to debt and mortgage in the same breath when they discuss the mortgage of their Barrie Home. This is kind of amusing when you think about it because a mortgage is a debt with a breath of investment in it. Can it really be referred to as a debt when it is a rock solid investment opportunity as well? Barrie Mortgages and Debt

List all your debts

When you are making a budget and you need to list all your debts, your mortgage gets put down as part of the debts. When it is time to list your investments it may not be added. Why? Is it purely mindset that makes us think of a mortgage as a debt?

The glass is half full or half empty in this case. You can consider your mortgage as a heavy load to bear and have to struggle to make the payments every month or you can look at it as the best investment you’ll ever make and try to make extra payments to strengthen your investment. Read the rest of this entry