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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

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

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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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

Barrie Real Estate – 62 Budds Mill

62 Budds Mill in Minesing , Snow Valley

Located just outside Barrie this home is just over a year new and is situated in an upscale executive sub division just a few minutes from Snow Valley Ski resort. Initially designed by Reid and modified and built by Steve Witty (Custom homes) this home has some unique features. With a separate entrance to the basement extended family members will be well taken care of and at the other end of the home on the 3rd floor the loft has been converted into a large open planned family room / childs play room. The views from the upper levels extend northerly across the Minesing wetlands and Southerly over the rear yard.
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Press release from the president of the Barrie Association of Realtors.

Sales activity cools in June

Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie District Association of REALTORS® Inc. came in well below last year’s record levels in June. Home sales numbered 461 units in June 2010, down 19 per cent from the record in the same month in last year. On a year-to-date basis, however, activity was still up 12 per cent compared to the first six months of 2009. New listings rose five per cent from a year earlier to 767 units in June. While still up, the Read the rest of this entry

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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Ian Hocking Team - Barrie Real Estate

Ian Hocking Team - Barrie Real Estate

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