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Selling your Barrie Home

Everyone knows how kind and friendly Barrie neighbours can be. There are also, however, neighbours that can be quite a problem. Perhaps the neighbours are fond of keeping junk piled up on their front lawn and around every single available space they have. Whatever the case may be, always realize that neighbours can and most definitely will have an either positive or negative effect on potential homebuyers. Here is some info that you should keep in mind if you are thinking about selling your Barrie home when your neighbours are less than ideal.

 


 

 

Dealing with problem neighbours

 

Dealing with the problem means coming face to face with the neighbours. Always be kind and respectful as they do live nearby and are quite capable of making your life worse. When a problem arises with a neighbour, try to see things from their perspective and work things out.

 

Very often issues that could have been resolved quietly and peacefully develop into large fights that go back and forth simply because one person decided to be rude. Even if emotions are flying high and the neighbour’s dog dropped a surprise on the front lawn once again, take a minute to collect your thoughts and feelings before approaching the source of the problem.

 

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Looking for a new home in a family friendly neighbourhood? Check out these newly listed homes in Barrie’s Leititia Heights, located just a stones throw from the newly proposed Lampman Park Renovation!

For Sale in Letitia Heights

 

 

 

 

 

 

This meticulously maintained 3+1 bed, 2 bath Barrie bungalow features many updates throughout. New laminate floors on main floor, updated main bath with unique solar tube lighting system providing natural light and fresh paint. The spacious eat in kitchen with ample cabinet space & large pantry is open to the nice sized large living/dining room area features a bright bay window, ideal for hosting family get togethers. The finished basement offers a cozy rec room, 4th bedroom and 3 pc bath with walk-in shower and laundry. The exterior offers a large deck and garden shed, unistone front porch & walkway, and large double car garage. This immaculate bungalow in Letitia Heights is ready to move in, just pack your bags! For more information on this property, please visit our website www.HockingHomes.com and enter the ID# 97162.

 

Just Listed in Letitia Heights, Barrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also located in Letitia Heights you will find this well maintained 3 bed, 1 and a 1/2 bath townhouse which features many updates throughout including newer laminate on the main floor, upper bedrooms and basement rec room. The bright eat in kitchen with newer cabinets and counter top offers a walk out to the private rear yard backing onto a treed ravine.  The second floor offers 3 nice sized bedrooms, and a 3 pc family bath. The fully finished walk out basement offers a large rec room and 2 pc bath. Combined with neutral decor throughout and its convenient location, this would make an ideal family home with loads of space for a growing family. For more information on this property, please visit our website www.HockingHomes.com and enter the ID# 97223.

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Located on Large Lot for Sale in Alliston

3 bedroom bungalow for sale in Alliston

 

 

 

 

 

Situated on a spacious lot, facing an open farmers field, you will find this 3 bed, 1 bath bungalow with loads of potential in Alliston. Featuring many updates throughout including new kitchen cabinets, laminate flooring and a renovated main floor bath. The spacious living room features a cozy wood burning fireplace and  Offering an oversized detached double car garage and ample parking space. This property is being sold “as is” with no representations or warranties. For more information on this property, please visit our website www.HockingHomes.com and enter the ID# 93645

Build your Dream Home in Simcoe Estates

Quite possibly the nicest lot in Simcoe Estates! Located on almost 2 acres of treed land, backing onto an environmentally protected ravine. This building lot is heavily treed, however once the site plan is created you will have a stunning lot on which to build your dream homes and enjoy the south westerly views and sunsets. Situated among homes of fine distinction, this estate lot affords the potential to create a home of significant stature.

 

Welcome to 6 Oak Ridge Rd, Shanty Bay…..

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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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Do you have an Agent? If you are planning on visiting an open house in the near future, you should know something about agent representation. A real estate agent cannot try to take a client away from another agent and there is a proper etiquette that is followed by agents.

Barrie Open House Information

Is the Listing Agent the same as the open house agent?

The agent that listed the house may indeed be the same agent that is holding the open house. The best and quite possibly the only way to find out is to ask him. Don’t count on a Barrie agent having nametags or a name on the sign out front. In many cases there can be a co-listing where two agents get together and co-list a home.

Visiting an open house when you don’t have an agent

If you are interested in purchasing a house and have not yet worked with a real estate agent you may very well meet one that is a possible candidate when you visit an open house. Sometimes seeing an agent in action is the best way to tell if they are good at what they do. An ideal time to observe agents in action is during an open house. Read the rest of this entry

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

Immaculate Family Home for sale in Barrie

This nearly new 2 storey home offers a fully finished walk-out basement with separate kitchen and entrance, which is an ideal space for extended Immaculate Family Homefamily or for the teenagers in your home. The foyer is open to the above upper level loft area, providing an open and airy feel from the moment you step inside. The main floor is laid with hardwood and ceramic tile throughout  and  provides an open concept living/dining room space that is large enough to host family gatherings any time of year. The spacious eat-in kitchen features a walk-out to the large upper level deck overlooking the rear yard. Read the rest of this entry

SIngle family home for sale in Angus

Situated on a quiet street yet only a 100 yards to the local elementary school, you will find this 2+1 bedroom 2 story home. The yard is very large with mature trees, garden shed and natural abundant shade. This home does benefit from a rear deck and a large drive way that will easily accommodate 3-4 cars. Internally the majority of the flooring throughout is laminate with some carpet in the basement. The upper level consists of two good sized bedrooms and a 3 piece bathroom. The Master bedroom overlooks the rear yard. The main level comprises of a well laid out living room, dining area off the kitchen and an efficient kitchen space. In the lower level the basement contains a large rec room that is presently used for a third bedroom, the laundry and equipment. Although this home is hooked into the City Water there is a sand point well that is connected to an outside tap providing water for the lawns etc. This home is good value and would be perfect for the first time buyer or investor. A quick close is possible. For more information on this property, please visit our website, www.HockingHomes.com and enter the property ID#80423

 

Take the Tour!

3 bedroom townhouse for sale in BarrieCentrally located near schools, grocery and retail stores, you will find this immaculate town home in Barrie’s south end situated on an extra deep 172’ fully fenced lot. The eat-in kitchen opens up to the family room & breakfast area which offers a walk-out to the large rear yard. The open planned living/dining room is ideal for hosting family get togethers and is tastefully decorating with neutral colours throughout. The upper level provides three nice sized bedrooms including a master with large walk-in closet and also provides a 4 piece en suite bath and relaxing soaker tub & separate shower. A conveniently located 2nd floor laundry & 3 piece bath complete the upper level and create the perfect family friendly floor plan. For more information on this property, or to book a private showing, please contact The Hocking Homes Team direct at 705-252-7939. Visit our website www.HockingHomes.com and enter ID# 78988 for more information on this property.

 

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