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If you have been thinking about getting your feet wet by investing in Barrie properties there are a few basic things you should know first. These suggestions will help you get a general idea of what you should be looking for when you are interested in Barrie investment properties.

1. Look for properties with high resale values

Some of the investment properties that are available look like they are a good deal until they are assessed for their resale value. If you are planning on buying a Barrie property in order to resell it later, the resale value is one of the most important things to keep in mind. It does not matter if you get a good deal on a property if you are not going to be able to sell it easily later on.

2. Look at the market in the neighborhood

It is not important what the market is in Barrie if the neighborhood you are purchasing your investment property in does not have good statistics for property sales. A city can be doing well for property sales while one neighborhood could be experiencing difficulties for one reason or another. Be sure to check on the market of the neighborhood before closing a deal.

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When times are tough or when times are good there is one method of Barrie real estate investing that will continue to work year after year. If you have not yet started a real estate portfolio, learn about this method first. It really is the way that works time and time again to ensure that money flows into your pockets on a continual basis.

The wrong way

A big mistake that new investors make is to put all of their cards into a building assuming that the property value will rise. In many cases the value will go up, but there are cases where it won’t and that can cause a major problem for investors that haven’t factored it into the overall investment equation.

The right way

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In case you missed it….

Ian Hocking Discusses Living and Investing in Barrie

Listen to the taped broadcast of Ian Hocking discussing and promoting Barrie as a great place to live and invest on AM640’s The Real Estate Talk Show!

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Ian Hocking Discusses Living and Investing in Barrie

 

 

Ian Hocking Discusses Living and Investing in Barrie

Tune in this Saturday night for a Live broadcast between 6-7 pm with Ian Hocking and The Real Estate Talk Show Co-Host, Erin McCoy as they discuss the advantages of living and investing in Barrie

The Real Estate Talk Show Hosts Erin McCoy and Simon Giannini have over 40 years in the real estate industry collectively and while they try to play nice with each other as much as possible, they don’t always see eye to eye on everything. This lighthearted show is highly resourceful, informative and entertaining for all audiences ranging from first time homebuyers to seasoned real estate investors.

Ian Hocking has teamed up with The RealProCanada with the common goal in mind to promote local communities all across Ontario. The purpose of this radio segment was to promote Barrie as a great place to live and invest. During the show we will discuss many of the positive points surrounding Barrie, the recent addition of the Go Train, RVH, Base Borden, location vis-a-vie tourism as well as the intended growth patten for the area in relation to the places to grow act.

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http://www.640toronto.com/HostsandShows/ExpertHours/RealEstateTalkShow.aspx

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Good afternoon all,

There will be a free information session held this evening at the Barrie public library between 6.45 pm and 8.30 pm, 18th Oct 2012. The hosts are Ian Hocking, Sales Representative at Royal LePage First Contact Realty and Mr Steph Quenneville , mortgage broker at Mortgage sense inc. There are only 50 seats so come early or the fire marshall will be on our case! Looking forward to seeing you this evening,

Best Regards Ian

705 252 7939

Buying Land in Barrie as an Investment

Believe it or not, there is a lot of land available in Barrie that can be turned into a great investment opportunity. If you are thinking about purchasingPurchasing land in Barrie as an Investment land to either develop or to hold and sell later, there are a few things that you should know first.

Buying land is a great option for people that don’t think that they will be able to get together a down payment for a house very easily in the near future. It gives hope to many that would like to own their own property. A home can be built on this land once the finances improve and the building of it can be taken one step at a time instead of done in one big chunk. A lot of people don’t understand that owning a Barrie home can be made possible by investing in land that can be developed. 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

A residential investment property in Barrie is your ticket to making money through resale or leasing of the property to residents. There are three different kinds of residential properties including condos, homes and multi-family properties. Each type has its own set of financial requirements as well as advantages and disadvantages.

Real Estate in Barrie

Are you thinking of purchasing a Barrie investment property?

Privately owned homes

This is a single-family residence occupying an independently owned piece of land. This type of property is highly valued because of the amount of space and level of privacy it offers. The negative side of this property is the fact that the house may remain unoccupied and available for rent for a long period of time because of its high value.

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We are delighted to offer for sale an extremely well presented Bachelor condo situated on Barrie’s waterfront. 75 Ellen street is part of a two Barrie condo Barie real estate barrie condobuilding complex which benefits from all the condo style living that you would expect from one of the premier developments in the City of Barrie. This Condominium provides full recreational facilities such as indoor pool, hot tubs, gym as well as covered parking.

75 Ellen street is the newer of the two condo towers being built around 1990. The foyer area is bright and attractive and is located within a very short stroll of the City of Barrie’s marina and downtown waterfront living. The condominium has an active social scene and there are onsite supervisors and security.

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