This charming older home in Barrie’s desirable north end is situated on a quiet street backing onto a school and is surrounded by mature trees. If you are looking Charming Older home for sale in Barriefor a project, this home would make the ideal reno as it has great potential and is just in need of some modern updating. The main floor offers a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom floor plan with original hardwood flooring throughout, an eat-in kitchen, nice sized living room with wood stove and large bright sun room with a walk-out to the rear yard. Read the rest of this entry

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Ian Hocking Discusses Living and Investing in Barrie

Listen to the taped broadcast of Ian Hocking discussing and promoting Barrie as a great place to live and invest on AM640’s The Real Estate Talk Show!

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Ian Hocking Discusses Living and Investing in Barrie

 

 

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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http://www.640toronto.com/HostsandShows/ExpertHours/RealEstateTalkShow.aspx

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Personal Credit & your Barrie Mortgage There is a direct link between your credit card and your Barrie mortgage and it does not have to do with using your credit card with a 30% rate of interest topurchase your new home. The link between your card and your mortgage lies in your credit rating. If your credit is out of whack you are not going to be able to qualify for a mortgage. If you want to buy a house and get approved for a home loan you need to make sure that your credit card bill payments reflect responsible credit ownership so that the lenders consider you a good risk.
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Very cool pep talk !

Hi All, We saw this and just couldn’t resist posting it. A really neat PEP talk from a kid, actually why am I surprised, children often say it the way it is meant to be said, this one is exceptional.

Toronto Real Estate Board – Monthly Update

Welcome to the year end round up of 2012 real estate trends in Toronto. Although not an exact guide to prices and trends in Barrie Real Estate it’s a useful insight to what is happening in our major southerly neighbour. If you have questions regarding the trend in real estate in the Barrie area give us a call.

Ian Hocking
Broker of Record
Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage.

 

 

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

Panoramic Point, Atherley Rd, Orillia

Open concept ground floor condo, the “Simcoe” Model. Live the condo lifestyle in this 2 bedroom + a den, open concept condo. The large liv108-354 Atherley Rd-Fronting room space features high 9 ft ceilings & is laid with laminate flooring throughout and is open to the spacious kitchen. The modern kitchen offers granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar idea for entertaining. The nice sized master bedroom includes a 3 piece en-suite bath. This ground floor unit offers 2 walk-outs to the patio and common area with a lovely view of Lake Couchiching. Externally there is approx 400 feet of shoreline with a swim dock to enjoy on hot summer days! For more information on this property and to book a showing please contact the Hocking Homes Team direct at 705-252-7939.

 

 

 

 

Thinking Of Refinancing Your Barrie Mortgage?

There are an increasing number of home owners that are thinking about refinancing their Barrie home loan and are not certain about the procedure. Nowadays, getting a loan refinance loan can be tough as a result of lenders being more cautious about lending. Here are 3 useful tips you can use to help you get a home loan. Read the rest of this entry

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