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Executive Home in Snow Valley HIghlandsLocated in the Prestigious Snow Valley Highlands, there is something about this home that just makes you feel good from the moment you walk through the door. It has a very English feel with quality high-end finishes throughout. The large open concept kitchen/family room area is sure to be the centre of family life. This home is well laid out with a formal dining room and a private living room area to enjoy quieter moments. There is also a convenient laundry area on the main floor that leads to the rear yard and the triple car garage. The basement is fully finished and offers a large rec room space, 5th bedroom, 3 piece bathroom and is complete with its own separate entrance. Open concept living space makes entertaining a breeze in this gorgeous gourmet kitchen which offers a large centre island, gleaming granite counter tops and convenient butlers pantry.
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Snow Valley Highlands

This immaculate “Daycore” built ranch bungalow features a stunning open concept layout. Situated on a large treed lot, this home provides a relaxing retreat located in desirable Snow Valley highlands. The gourmet family sized kitchen offers granite countertops, maple cabinetry, and a spacious breakfast bar. The kitchen opens up into your lovely family room with cozy gas fireplace and gleaming hardwood floors. Accommodate large family get togethers in your separate dining room with 9ft ceilings, crown moulding and large bright windows. Read the rest of this entry

Looking for Barrie’s finest in Real Estate?

 

The Hocking Homes Team is now an official member of LuxuryHomes.com. “LH” showcases the finest in real estate around the globe and works with the top brokers & agents in the industry. LH continues to unlock the door to spectacular real estate, exclusive estates and the world’s finest Luxury Homes. Whether you are looking to find your dream home, vacation rentals, luxury toys, fashion or the latest news in all things luxury, LH is the site to explore. LH is just one more way that The Hocking Homes Team can promote and market your home and showcase some of Barrie and areas prestigious properties. Check out The Hocking Homes Team page and featured Listings at www.luxuryhomes.com and if you have a luxury property that you are thinking about selling please contact The Hocking Homes Team direct at 705-252-7939 for a free market evaluation.

 

 

 

Executive Ranch Bungalow for Sale in Anten Mills

Just minutes from Barrie…

and situated in an estate subdivision of fine homes, you will find this immaculate ranch bungalow. From the moment you drive up the extra long Executive Ranch Bungalow for sale in Minesingdriveway, set back in the trees, you are welcomed with meticulous landscaping and an inviting front entry with soaring cathedral ceilings. Read the rest of this entry

Country Retreat on 19 Acres in Minesing

Rare country home just minutes from Barrie situated on 19 acres of beautifully treed property. Enjoy the old world charm of this 61 year old home Country retreat on 19 acres in Minesingwhich features original banisters, plaster crown moldings/ceilings, built-in’s and a country kitchen featuring a tiled back splash and original cabinetry. 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.

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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

Welcome to 3 Lloyd cook drive, Snow Valley Highlands, Springwater

Simply gorgeous! That’s how we described it to the owners when we were walking around having a look. There is something about this home that says english country feel yet with high end modern finishes. The main are of the home comprises of a lovely  family room area open onto the kitchen with it’s large kitchen, plentiful cabinetry  and large island. The counters are all sparking granite and because this home faces south on the rear the kitchen and family room are flooded with light. As we were sitting at the kitchen island discussing the merits of our clients home it was all I could do to stop myself pulling on offer out of my bag and buying it myself !

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 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

Skiing north of Barrie Real Estate area

Hi all,

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

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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