barrie homes for sale: Renter to Buyer - Realizing the goal of owning a home - 09/04/13 08:39 AM
 

I see so many who want to own a home who earn enough household income to carry a home, yet that down payment requirement keeps them renting, often for years and years. If you are renting a home you are already in effect paying a mortgage, just not your own. You are also putting some extra cash each month into someone else's pocket while their property increases in value each year on your investment. 
Without taking some active steps to change from home renter to home owner, one year leads into the next and the opportunity in many cases … (0 comments)

barrie homes for sale: "Look it up" CREA 2013 Realtor promotion video - 03/26/13 12:14 PM
 

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barrie homes for sale: Barrie's future growth will continue to come from GTA escapees. - 03/16/13 12:12 PM
 
Toronto recently surpassed Chicago taking on the title as being North America's fourth most populous city.
Already the largest city in Canada, Toronto's new population estimate is 2.79 million — beating Chicago's 2.7 million people. The numbers do not include the surrounding metropolitan areas (Vaughn, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham etc.) which more than double that number again. While the number of inhabitants has doubled in the past 50 years, Toronto has not seen a major inter city transit or roadway expansion in that time.
Toronto City Council boasted the city's new ranking in their annual Economic Dashboard summary. The report added that Toronto's … (0 comments)

barrie homes for sale: Buyers out numbering Sellers in Barrie pre-spring Real Estate market - 03/05/13 10:03 AM


I learned at my office's tuesday morning meeting of a number of homes listed in Barrie this past week which have sold within 24 hours.
Why? - low inventory, plus lots of motivated buyers. That dynamic will balance out over the next few weeks. If you know you are going to sell this year,  why wait? Call me now and lets get it sold! 
Having your home on the market is frustrating at best. 1 day on the market vs. a month or longer of living like you are expecting company is good peace of mind.


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barrie homes for sale: 2013 Barrie Real Estate Market - 01/22/13 04:32 PM

What Kind of real estate market is Barrie in for in 2013?

I hosted open-houses each weekend so far in 2013. Mid winter open-houses in Barrie, for those determined enough to host them, typically provide the solitude for a Realtor to catch up on some paperwork or get in some reading. I have set up my signs in the middle of winter whiteouts recently fully expecting the next two hours were going to be a snore. Not so far this year.
Instead I find myself literally on my feet talking with visitors the whole time. Much of that time … (0 comments)

barrie homes for sale: Selling your Barrie Home - 01/09/13 02:10 PM
 Selling your Barrie Home - Exposure = faster sales and better returns.

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barrie homes for sale: Good pictures are an absolute must when trying to sell your home - 12/27/12 09:35 AM
 
A picture is worth a thousand words right?
If you are trying to sell your Barrie real estate the pictures are worth thousands of dollars. If you are going to sell it on your own, consider springing for a professional photographer who knows how to bring out the look and feel that will make the phone ring and put your place to the top of the list of homes to see.
More often than not the people who understand what it takes to get top dollar for a house leverage the end result in their favour by hiring professionals to … (5 comments)

barrie homes for sale: November 2012 Real Estate Statistics for Barrie Ontario - 12/12/12 01:18 PM
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 296 units in November 2012. This was a decrease of eight per cent from the same month last year.
Within the City of Barrie sales activity declined nine per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 188 residential sales in November.
Activity for the year-to-date is still well on track to mark the best annual sales figure in five years. A total of 4,404 homes have traded hands so far this year, up a nine per cent from the same … (0 comments)

barrie homes for sale: Barrie Open House Saturday April 7th 2012 - 04/07/12 07:54 AM

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barrie homes for sale: September a strong month for home sales in the Barrie region - 10/18/11 12:37 PM
September a strong month for home sales in the Barrie region  
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. came in well above year-ago levels for the third consecutive month in September 2011, and stood on par with some of the strongest September sales figures on record.
 
Home sales numbered 387 units in September 2011, an increase of 17 per cent compared to the same month last year. Within the city of Barrie, gains were in line with the overall trend for the region. The city of Barrie saw 243 … (0 comments)

barrie homes for sale: Barrie and area Home sales were up in August - 09/12/11 02:07 PM
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. were up strongly from year-ago levels for the second consecutive month in August 2011.
Home sales numbered 401 units in August 2011, an increase of 22 per cent compared to the same month last year. The large year-over-year increase reflects not only weak demand last summer, but also the current strength of home sales in the region. “Demand continues to run at healthy levels, with the August sales figure marking just the fourth time in history that home sales in the month of August have … (0 comments)

barrie homes for sale: 65 McDonald Street at the edge of downtown Barrie - 09/01/11 01:47 PM






 
AFFORDABLE HOME IN BARRIE'S EVOLVING DOWNTOWN CORE. WALK TO LAKE, SHOPS, RESTAURANTS, LIBRARY, THEATERS. COVERED FRONT PORCH, BASEMENT WALK OUT TO DEEP YARD WITH MATURE TREES, LARGE KITCHEN, LOFTED CEILINGS. NEW ROOF IN 04, NEW FURNACE IN 09. WITH SOME ATTENTION FROM A CREATIVE BUYER THIS PLACE COULD BE TRANSFORMED INTO A CONTEMPORARY RESIDENCE WITHIN BARRIE'S LEGAL DISTRICT. INVESTORS TAKE NOTE.List price: $165000Taxes $13852 bedrooms160 ft deep lotBarrie's downtown has some significant projects in the works and also being proposed that will see it continue to evolve into a happening place. Among the may … (0 comments)

barrie homes for sale: House too small? - Give me a call - 02/27/11 03:47 PM


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barrie homes for sale: Use Facebook to stay close to the Barrie and area Real Estate market - 02/11/11 01:10 PM
 
"Don't underestimate the power of social media  in getting the job done" Join the Barrie Real Estate Page and open up a pipeline to up to date local Real Estate news, advice and market reports Click the image above to get started
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barrie homes for sale: The Barrie Ontario mid summer real estate limbo dance - 06/30/10 10:53 AM

For as long as I have been a Realtor in Barrie Ontario there has been a pattern to real estate activity year after year that for the most part remains unchanged. Around about the middle of March, once we have had two or three days in a row of above freezing temperatures and the previous few months of accumulated snow banks appear to be shrinking, that's when it happens. A natural phenomenon that tells geese and robbins to head north, and people to plan for a move. Home owners start purging their stuff for goodwill and garage sales and can be spotted Saturday mornings  at … (2 comments)

barrie homes for sale: Real Estate resources Barrie area home buyers and sellers can't afford not to have - 06/23/10 01:41 PM

Mike Montague Sales Representative Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc. Where are today's home buyers and sellers looking?
Same places you do.
The links below take you to my Barrie Real Estate facebook page which is kept up to date with the latest local real estate news, statistics and information that current and future Barrie and area home owners need to know. If you are a facebook user, add this page to your favorites and visit regularly to stay in the know.
Are you using Twitter? Hit the link below and add me to your list of people to follow. Not … (0 comments)

barrie homes for sale: 122 Hurst Drive Barrie - 05/13/10 01:53 PM
Call Mike to book a personal viewing of this Kingswoods Estates three bedroom two story
TWO STORY ALL BRICK HOME IN THE HEART OF SOUTH BARRIE'S KINGSWOOD ESTATES. STEPS FROM PARK TRAILS AND A SHORT WALK FROM THE LAKE. THERE IS AN UPGRADED KITCHEN WITH A PANTRY AND ISLAND WITH ROLL OUTS. A JACUZZI TUB AND SEPERATE SHOWER IN THE ENSUITE BATH, WALK IN MASTER CLOSET, NEW GARDEN DOORS OPEN OFF EAT IN KITCHEN TO THE DECK AND BACK YARD, THE MAIN FLOOR FAMILY ROOM HAS A GAS FIRE PLACE AND A BUILD IN OVER THE MANTLE FOR OUT OF THE … (0 comments)

barrie homes for sale: 30 Fawn Crescent Barrie - 04/29/10 02:52 PM
Call Mike to book a personal viewing of this fine three bedroom bungalow in Barrie's Wildwood Estates
 
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barrie homes for sale: Fine South East Barrie 3 Bedroom Home - 08/31/09 08:51 PM

$369900.
Three Bedroom upscale residence for about the price of a GTA "Fixer Upper". A five minute drive east down Big Bay Point Road from highway 400 sits this community of newer homes. This home boasts high ceilings, a mix of slate and and hard wood floors and a grand family room with 20 foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows with custom draperies. There is a gas fireplace and a balcony to overlook from the second floor mezzanine. A kitchen decked out for a chef with ample cupboards and counter space, a pantry, high end brushed steel fridge, … (2 comments)

 
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