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2022 Parkview Ridge-Front

Welcome to 2022 Parkview Ridge, Innisfil Heights…..

Situated on a 2.8 acre beautifully treed lot, you will find this immaculate family home. Walk-out from the eat-in kitchen to a large deck and enjoy the lovely view of your completely forested backyard. The main floor is a great entertaining space with a formal living/dining room with a bright bay window and a separate family room with cozy gas fireplace. Original hardwood flooring lies beneath all of the carpeting on the main floor just waiting to be reclaimed. With 4 nice sized bedroom’s on the upper level and hardwood flooring throughout, this is the ideal home for a growing family. Read the rest of this entry

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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1930 Ashwood Ave, Innisfil

Situated on a large 64′ x 119′ corner lot, this spacious 2 story home would make the ideal reno for those seeking a project. This home has great potential and is in Innisfil fixer upper for saleneed of some TLC, and would definitely benefit from new flooring, windows as well as kitchen and bathroom updates. The main floor is well laid out and features a large foyer and beautiful grand oak staircase, separate dining room and spacious living room. Read the rest of this entry

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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6 Common Mistakes Made By Barrie Homebuyers

There are some common mistakes that homebuyers make and Barrie real estate agents see them time and time again. Read through them here so that you can avoid making them and make a smooth purchase.

Common Mistakes Barrie Buys Make

1. Lack of budgeting for insurance. In many instances home buyers opt for insurance deals to save a few dollars. This can cost first time buyers thousands more than the proper insurance if something goes wrong.

2. Not including the proper escape clauses in the initial contract. If you are not careful you could lose your deposit if things go wrong. A Barrie Realtor can assist you in preparing an offer and make sure that all the proper clauses are used to protect you.

3. Making a big purchase just before or during a mortgage application. This can be a big mistake since it may be reflected in your credit score. Read the rest of this entry

Potential Income property for Sale in Barrie

Attention those seeking a reno! Potential Income property for sale in Barrie

This fully finished older home offers the potential for a second unit. City of Barrie have confirmed that with correct renovations and permits this home would be eligible for grandfathering under the City of Barrie’s second suite program. The main floor offers a spacious 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom floor plan, eat-in kitchen, and a separate dining room and a large bright window in the family room offers an abundance of natural light throughout. Read the rest of this entry

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

Situated on a spacious corner lot, this home offers an over sized rear yard with mature trees for added privacy, large deck & garden shed. The newly2 Stroud Plupdated interior features stunning hardwood flooring throughout both levels including the staircase. Many upgrades have been done to this home including an updated kitchen with maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and walk out to the rear yard. Read the rest of this entry

 

Target comes to Canada

Well the buzz on both sides of the border right now is the acquisition of the Canadian Zellers stores by the American Target company. While most Canadians and Americans are sitting back thinking that Target acquired Zellers due to its customer base and brand, real estate agents understand that this was only the tip of the iceberg.

In this case location location location is the prime reason for the takeover. This decision was driven more by real estate than anything else.

The vacancy rates in Canadian malls are usually low in the cities and it can be difficult finding a spot if you are a major retailer. Zellers has negotiated leases for the long-term with reasonable rates and Target can just slip into the store location, virtually unnoticed, and start running shop.

This gives a running start to Target and from a real estate perspective they couldn’t have made a better choice. This takeover is very similar to the one Wal-Mart made when it purchased the Woolco stores back in 1994.

Retailers South of the border have been looking for ways to expand into Canada but have been having difficulty finding the retail space required. The majority of Zellers stores are located in malls and the rest of the stores can be found in power centers.

Target plans on opening up to 150 new stores out of the 220 stores owned by Zellers. This is really going to spark more interest in American takeovers of Canadian companies in the near future and it will be interesting to see the reaction of Canadians, if any, to the new Target stores.

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