Friday, July 5th, 2013 at
Selling a Barrie city condo is much different than selling a house. There is a different target market that needs to be addressed and a lot of special things that need to be pointed out as selling features.
If you are selling a house, one of the things that may be mentioned is the yard and what it has to offer. If there is a large backyard with a beautiful garden, for example, this would be a highlighted feature of the home. A condo is not going to have a yard but may have special features of its own on the grounds. It may have a beautiful common garden where the condo owners settle after a hard day at work for some socializing. It may also have a pool that attracts a lot of children, which would make this condominium seem very attractive to families. Read the rest of this entry
Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at
As more and more people become environmentally conscious, many are looking for green real estate in Barrie. At some point in time we may see all homes equipped with solar panels and wind energy, but at this point there are small things you can do to make your home into a more environmentally friendly place to live.
Here are some tips you can use right away to start saving energy in your home
1. Check for drafts
Take a walk through your home from one end to the next on all floors. Note where any drafts are coming in and resolve to handle them. You can be sure that in the winter you are losing heat and in the summer your air conditioning is being wasted.
In most cases you will find drafts around the windows and the doors. This does not mean that you have to replace your doors and windows, since in most cases all it takes is a new seal to stop the drafts. If you have a handyman available in your area, call him up and ask him to check the seals. If you don’t already have a handyman, you can find one for a reasonable price in the classified ads in your local paper or on the Internet.
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Monday, June 17th, 2013 at
Just steps to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront, you will find this nearly new “Nautica” condo townhouse. This home offers many upgrades including 9′ ceilings, ceramic tile flooring & gleaming granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. The main floor is open planned with a spacious eat-in kitchen and living/dining room combination which is ideal for entertaining. The onsite facilities include a relaxing indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna, party room and a beautiful outdoor terrace with a view of Barrie’s stunning lakefront. Read the rest of this entry
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at
Welcome to 252 Letitia St, Barrie
This charming bungalow is situated on a treed lot in one of Barrie’s desirable older neighbourhoods. Once you step inside, you are greeted with neutral decor throughout and gleaming hardwood flooring. This entire home shows pride of ownership throughout and offers many updates. The spacious eat-in kitchen offers a large centre island, ideal for food prep and also makes the perfect gathering space for friends and family.
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at
A new residential option is available for Brechin seniors with the opening of the first purpose-built shared home in Ontario. Brechin Manor is an exceptional 6 suite shared home that provides seniors with a warm, family style and supportive living environment while also promoting individual autonomy in the decision-making within their home. Co-housing originated 25 years ago in Denmark, but the model developed by Muskoka businesswoman Shelley Raymond is a further evolution of this concept.
“My parents were in their own home,” says Raymond, “but felt burdened with the responsibilities of maintaining a house and the on-going everyday tasks required. They longed for a less complicated life, but didn’t believe a retirement home was a suitable option for them at that time. I felt compelled to create what we couldn’t find – an option for the healthy senior who wants to retain their decision-making but also wants to be free of burdensome chores and live in a friendly environment.” Read the rest of this entry
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at
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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Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at
Located in a desirable south east end neighborhood just a 5 minute drive from the Churchill GO train! No carpet at all in this home, instead you will enjoy gleaming hardwood throughout including all the bedrooms. The kitchen you can be proud of, from the granite counters to the very high end Jenn Air appliances. Budding chefs are going to be in chef heaven! Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at
Looking to live the condo lifestyle in Barrie? These two properties, although very different, offer great amenities and are both centrally located to all of Barrie’s popular shopping and public transit routes.
10 Sawmill Rd, Barrie
Located in convenient Timberwalk, this 3 bedroom condo provides easy access to hwy 400 and is walking distance to many local amenities. The bright open concept main floor features laminate flooring and a walk-out to your backyard patio area. The updated kitchen provides ample counter top and cabinet space and features ceramic tile backsplash and flooring. Read the rest of this entry
Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at
Charming 4 bedroom 1 1/2 storey home situated on a treed lot in Angus, just 15 mins to Barrie. Located close to schools and parks. This property shows great pride of ownership and features modern decor mixed with the character and charm of an older home. Home offers original hardwood throughout the main floor, a spacious eat-in kitchen with ample cabinet space, covered front porch and walk out to large rear deck and yard. To book your private showing of this property, contact The Hocking Homes team direct at 705-252-7939.
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