Karen Hansen's (pratthomes) Blog

Home Builder - Pratt Homes
Barrie's new home market is booming.  Pratt Homes is the only home builder in Barrie offering townhomes, condos and detached home options in four separate and highly desirable locations. Seven model homes from the East Side Village II community (in Barrie's North End close to Johnson’s Beach) an...
“They just don’t build homes like they used to” is a commonly heard phrase. While often used, it is truly a misconception. Homes are built a lot better than they used to be. In fact, on January 1st, 2012 a new Building Code came into effect mandating a lot of changes. Most notably are the changes...
  Take a tour through the only condos in Barrie to mix urban with nature. In this video, we walk through the 793 sq. ft. one bedroom model.    
Take a tour of Manhattan condos in Barrie, Ontario – the city’s only residence that combines urban and nature. In this video, we walk you through a chic 606 square foot bachelor condo. For more information and virtual tours, please visit Pratt Homes.
Pratt Homes and the Canadian Homebuilder’s Association Simcoe County were proud to be part of a Humanitarian Build program during the Ontario Homebuilder’s Association 2011 Conference in the Dominican Republic this past November.  Many families were helped, we made many new friends and everyone i...
The Pratt Homes Barrie Minor Pee Wee team are regular season Champs! They finished in first place a full 7 points ahead of second place Bradford. Way to go boys!
A recent article in the Barrie Examiner explores the land shortage issue and new home construction in Barrie where new home starts in 2011 did not keep pace with the rest of the province.
Work continued throughout the holidays and the buildings look great!   Extensive effort went into the selection of a beautiful faux “silk” wallpaper for the common areas in both buildings.   Professional wallpaper installers are currently on site hanging paper on the fourth floor of building 39 a...
Check out a video we made from a little while back. Can you spot your home? 
Pratt Homes participated in this year's Barrie Santa Claus Parade. Our Gingerbread House float & our giant Gingerbread Man were big hits! We wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!