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Spacious family home with in law suite potentialJust a short 5 minute drive outside of Barrie, you will find this unique family home. Situated on a spacious treed lot, this 3 level back split provides space for any growing family, featuring a double car garage with triple wide paved driveway, heated rear workshop and a completely self contained granny suite with separate entrance. The main floor is laid with hardwood flooring and offers a separate dining room, kitchen with a walk out to the rear yard and a nice sized office space with sitting area overlooking the front yard. The upper level provides 3 nice sized bedrooms and an updated 3 piece family bath.  For more information on this property please visit our website, www.HockingHomes.com and enter the ID# 81314 Read the rest of this entry

Live in the desirable village of ThorntonExceptional Raised Bungalow in Thornton

Located just minutes from hwy 400 & all amenities. Step into your open concept main floor that features laminate flooring, a stunning bay window and many upgrades including pot lighting and crown moulding. Situated on just under 1/2 an acre of beautifully treed land. 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

Meticulously Landscaped Ranch Bungalow in Rural Essa. Barrie Real Estate

If you are looking for a picturesque setting to live and work, then you must take a drive out to view this stunning property. This Luxury 3+2 bedroom all stone ranch bungalow nestled on  1.6 acre lot with a forest backdrop, yet only minutes from Barrie and its amenities. Totaling nearly 4,000 sqft this home has it all. The open concept living space makes for easy entertaining and social family time. The gourmet kitchen includes a centre island, breakfast area and gleaming granite countertops and is open to the dining and living area with gas fireplace and double french doors leading onto the rear deck. Read the rest of this entry

Real Estate Renovators!

131 Denney Drive, Baxter.

We have just listed for sale a renovators dream! A traditional century re brick farm house located outside the village of Baxtor in Essa Township. The property consists of approx 1 acre of house, pool,and detached double car garage with workshop. The home itself needs TLC and some vision. The current layout is likely not optimal and could be reconfigured to a better design. The main structure appears to be in good shape for it’s age, although the property will need a new roof soon. Internally is where the vision needs to come in but it could offer you a great chance to stamp your own mark and bring this home back to its former glory. If you are interested in taking a look at this home or other DIY fixer uppers in the Barrie real estate area then give us a call and we’ll help you work out the numbers.

Tel the hocking homes team at 705 252 7939

 When it comes to selling your Barrie home, the following question often comes to mind: What will happen to your existing mortgage when you sell and are there any costs to breaking a mortgage?

 As a Barrie homeowner, you most likely have been paying a mortgage loan ever since you bought the house. The word Mortgage actually comes from the Spanish word ‘Mort’ or translated ‘Till death’! The borrower, that’s you, gives the Mortgage and in return you receive some remuneration, I.E. Cash. The Lender holds your debt (Mortgage) until you either repay it or you become deceased,(Mort). In English, it is basically a loan obtained from a credit institution such as a bank or lending company to help finance the purchase of a home as part of a buying agreement. During the term of the loan and over time, the outstanding loan (Debt) will become significantly lower due to consistent monthly repayments. 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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I want to keep you updated with the Barrie Real Estate Market. There have been many negative stories recently about how the market is “slipping” or that “prices are starting to fall”. I thought I would take a look at some facts about the numbers in the Barrie Real Estate area,  because it isn’t doom and gloom, the press likely won’t report this. Read the rest of this entry

Home sales down in July

Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie District Association of REALTORS® Inc. were down considerably in July 2010. A slowdown in demand in Ontario had been widely expected in July, with many purchases having been brought forward into the first half of the year in advance of the introduction of the HST.

There was a really interesting article posted in the Globe and Mail this morning. (Thank you Katherine for bringing it to my attention). It concerns the levels of debt that Canadians are taking on and looks at various cities around Canada to try and figure out the net growth of wealth in certain cities. The full article is contained within this link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/want-to-boost-your-net-worth-live-in-a-mid-sized-city/article1640442/?service=email

Of course in my usual way I just felt compelled to reply to the post. Debt can be a widely misunderstood  term and I thought I would share here my post on the globe and Mails website.  Hopefully this is thought provoking and no too antagonistic. Read the rest of this entry

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