Buying a Barrie home – This could help

Are you considering purchasing a home in the next 3-9 months? We understand that purchasing a home is a big commitment no matter if you are a first time buyer or a seasoned veteran. No matter where you stand on the experience scale there are several points that you will likely need to cover before you purchase your new Barrie home.

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9 McCuaig, Barrie, On.

Hi world, We have just listed an Apolosa model raised bungalow in the east end of Barrie with heaps of potential. This home does require work although structurally overall the home appears to be in an OK condition. There will be work required to the rear deck to make it safe as some of the railings etc are missing. You will also need a good lawn mower as the lawns at this time are over grown and very weedy. Internally the home does offer 2 very good sized bedrooms on the upper level and an open planned livingroom / kitchen combination.Barrie Real Estate

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2037 Kate is a mostly renovated cottage located in Alcona in the township of Innisfil. It does require some minor TLC , however, the internal rooms etc are well decorated and in good condition. If you would like to view this home, please give us a call at 705 791 4837.

Since 2008 predicting the Barrie real estate market has been somewhat challenging. It’s been challenging from several angles, as events both close to home and far away have had effects on the housing situation. So far this year we saw a very busy January and February followed by a slightly slower selling season in March and a pretty quiet April.
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First Time Buyer in Barrie?

First Time Barrie Homebuyers Expectations

Barrie real estate first time buyer

As a first time Barrie homebuyer you may not know exactly what to expect in house prices and types of homes. It may come as quite a shock to find out exactly what you can afford and what is out of your price range when you first start looking at the Barrie homes available.

A lot of first time homebuyers have a palace in mind when they can really only afford a small home. This is something that every agent must address at some point in his career, and it must be handled early enough so that the buyer can learn what to expect and not get his hopes up. The Barrie real estate market is still quite affordable when compared to the GTA, however, home prices have risen here recently and at this time prices are somewhat stretched.  No matter where you are buying in the Barrie reales estate area some basic do’s and Read the rest of this entry

Work for yourself from a home base 4-5 days per month !

Could this be your chance to escape the 9-5 and start your own business. In this case you don’t need to start anything. In fact we have just listed an established vending business

Vending business for sale

consisting of approx 160 machines located in 4 major urban centres (Barrie, Newmarket, Orillia and Woodbridge). The machines alone would cost more than the Seller is asking andthe Seller will include all stock, spare parts, location familiarization, training and introductions to suppliers and location experts. Could this be what you have been looking for?  Plenty of scope to expand for the budding entrepreneur. Talking is free, give us a call today and let’s set you on the path of financial freedom with this easy to operate 4-5 days per month business.

Before Purchasing A Barrie Property – Look At The Crime Rate

Actually before buying a home anywhere, there are a number of factors one should consider, the crime rate probably isn’t the first thought on your list, hence the reason we made it one of our main titles.  Luckily the crime rate in Barrie is fairly low. We still live in a city where  a serious crime makes front page news and tends to stay there for weeks not days. However, carrying out crime rate research is very important when you are planning to purchase Barrie home or move to a particular neighborhood. There are different approaches you can use when doing your research. Here are some good ideas to help you find relevant and helpful information.Barrie Real Estate
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Are Real estate seminars in Barrie & Toronto a Scam?

Maybe ‘scam’ is a harsh word, let’s say, ‘less than fulfilling’. While real estate can be a very good investment vehicle worth considering, some people are now offering real estate seminars in Barrie and Toronto that make outrageous get rich quick promises. Many people are attracted to the prospect of making thousands of dollars on properties after investing a small amount of money. You can end up investing hundreds and even thousands of dollars for these seminars that tell you there is fast money in real estate. While some seminars are legit, some are a scam….err  ‘less than fulfilling’.

The first thing I would say is that investing in the Barrie real estate market is worthwhile and has been worthwhile for a number of years. The market here is relatively stable and although you are unlikely to see amazing capital appreciation over a short period, you are more than likely going to have a steady investment. Properties here typically cash flow but only just.  Read the rest of this entry

Although we might say first time buyer questions, in all honesty most of these points are valid any time you are buying and a quick review is never a bad idea.

First Time Barrie Homebuyers

For a first time Barrie homebuyer, buying a home elicits emotions of fear and excitement. Buying is a long-term expensive venture. You need to be well prepared in order to make a wise real estate investment decision and arm yourself with important knowledge on real estate pricing, bank regulations and mortgage requirements in order to make an informed investment choice.

Here are some tips that can help you along the way.

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Exploding water heater!

I came across this on You Tube and thought…WOW! Imagine this happening in your basement!! Ouch, that would be a really bad day. I guess the moral of the story there is check your water heater at least once a year! The second video is a little long but well worth the wait – Those ‘myth buster ‘ guys did a really good job on showing you just what can happen. Enjoy,

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