Investment Real Estate Archives

Discover Your Barrie Real Estate Investment Choices

I firmly believe that if you consider your investible assets as a whole pie, a piece of that pie should be in some form of Real Estate. Certainly you should consult with a financial planner before making any investment decisions,  but do bear in mind that in the same way that I cannot give you investment advice regarding stocks and bonds, neither can the average financial planner give you detailed information about investing in Barrie Real Estate. So before putting 100% of your investible assets into a stock or bond portfolio, consider having a chat about Real Estate as an alternative. Even in todays Real Estate market the Barrie Real Estate area offers a steady return on investment. Talking costs nothing, not talking could be very expensive.Investors discussing barrie real estate
Read the rest of this entry

Attention all investors and buyers who want a nice home in a good neighbourhood that requires some minor TLC but is listed below recently appraised value. Barrie Real Estate 50 Hubbert Read the rest of this entry

Real estate comment from former CFO

OK, I just came across this statement, ‘supposedly’ from a former CFO of McDonalds. Having read part of the story of the McDonalds growth to the largest hamburger chain in the world have seen similar quotes before. However, this is just a great quote. If ever you wondered whether real estate was a good long term investment, these guys clearly think so.

According to the company’s former CFO: “We are in the real estate business. The only reason we sell hamburgers is because they are the greatest producer of revenue from which our tenants can pay us rent.”

If you are a McDonalds Franchisee and are reading this, I’m Ray Croc and his team sends you their regards. Come to think of it, isn’t the business model the same for most/all restaurent franchises? Gotta think that I like the Franchisor side of that equation.

Food for thought.

Well you are not alone. The govt. did a pretty poor job of educating the general public on how HST was going to affect the RESALE homes market in the Barrie Real Estate area. Actually they did a poor job all over but I did have to explain this many times over during the last 6 months. It seems however, that the HST confusion has been fairly widespread. The article below is an independent pole on behalf of the Ontario real Estate Association. Enjoy:

Read the rest of this entry

Now that’s a question! Fear is a very limiting obstacle to your personal growth,however, it’s not the failure that you fear it’s the fear itself. The usual way of approaching fear is to think of all the things that could go wrong when you are tackling something, however, what would happen if you tried it from the other approach, try thinking of all the things that could go right if you just tried. OK so I’m not a major in psychology and I didn’t make that last piece up. In fact it was Jim Rohn who first suggested to me that you should look for the positive outcome in any situation. I came across this short video from Brian Tracy on You Tube this morning and thought it was very well done so I decided to share it here. 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.
Read the rest of this entry

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

The Canadian Leading indicators were released on August 19th. The following information is supplied by Stats Canada and reproduced here in its entirety, and is a breakdown and more in-depth analysis of the Leading indicators report. It’s interesting reading as it shows the breakdown of each sector and clearly you can see that housing is slowing, confirming other evidence of a weaker close to the year than the beginning. Although the Barrie real estate market may not be representative of the Canadian Real Estate market as a whole it’s likely a similar trend.

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

 Page 3 of 4 « 1  2  3  4 »