Explore Barrie, ON
By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
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Are you looking for a home in Barrie, Ontario?  Are you a home buyer looking in Simcoe County?  Look no further! LOVE THE HOME YOU BUY IN Barrie, OR WE'LL BUY IT BACK.  GUARANTEED.    TwoMoveYou Realtors, Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Simcoe County have lists of homes available under $600,000  They also protect their buyers by offering a guarantee that if you don't love your home within 24 months of owning it, they will buy it back from you!  Over 1400 Square Feet of Pure Sunshine Fills this Highly Desired East Facing Corner Unit!Welcome to the most sought after unit in the entire building... number 118. Be WOWED as you walk through this 2 year old, ground level, 2 Bedroom, 2 washroom plus den, corner unit with a beautiful forested backdrop...
By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
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Just listed for sale by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage, Victoria Carter, Broker. TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real estate.  Love the home that you purchase with Victoria and Kirk or they will buy it back. Guaranteed.Over 1400 square feet of pure luxury and sunshine filling this highly desired EAST facing corner unit at 302 Essa Road, Unit 118 in Barrie.  Be wowed as you walk through the main floor unit with a forested backdrop.  You will feel at ease with the amount of breathable space.  9 foot ceilings, Modern upgrades including laminate flooring, stainless steel appliances, a luxury spa like shower in the primary bedroom... French doors, tons of windows and a walkout terrace that leads to 14 acres of environmentally protected trails!Did you want to see this beautiful unit?  Just cal...
By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
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Are you looking for a home in Barrie, Ontario?  Are you a home buyer looking in Simcoe City? Look no further! LOVE THE HOME YOU BUY IN Barrie, OR WE'LL BUY IT BACK.  GUARANTEED.    TwoMoveYou Realtors, Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Simcoe have lists of homes available They also protect their buyers by offering a guarantee that if you don't love your home within 24 months of owning it, they will buy it back from you!  Coming Soon In Barrie Simcoe Ontario,  Brand New & Never Lived 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Plus Den Corner Suite Condominium ApartmentCall Us @647-697-7413for more information.We look forward to helping you find the real estate property/ies of your dreams.  Victoria Carter and Kirk RickmanTwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Systems
By InCom Web & e-Marketing Solutions, Marketing Coordinator
(InCom Real Estate Web & e-Marketing Solutions)
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If you’re considering participating in the Barrie real estate market sometime soon, you’ll be happy to know that, despite a rather rocky year in 2017, the market is finally stabilizing into a solid environment for investment. Barrie is a rapidly growing city that is quickly becoming the go-to destination for people looking to move outside of Toronto. Much of this has to do with the fact that Barrie is well connected, has all the amenities that people come to expect from a city, and is located near many provincial parks, lakes, and other recreational activities. Take a look at these upcoming trends and statistics for this coming 2018. A Rocky YearAs mentioned, 2017 was not exactly smooth sailing for Barrie real estate. Increased demand due to immigration and new buyers arriving from the ...
By Don McAskin, "Everybody is Askin...for McAskin"
(REALTY EXECUTIVES Of Simcoe Inc.)
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Search current inventory of Commercial Properties for Sale in Barrie, OntarioCommercial Space for Sale, Downtown Barrie, Ontario28-38 Dunlop St West and 41 Maple Avenue Barrie, Ontario Price: $3,750,000MLS number: 1500683Number of Buildings: 5Number of Units: 15Square Footage: 16,512Call Don McAskin at 705-727-6777  or email at don@realtyexecutives.com to arrange a showing. You Will Love the Downtown atmosphere of Barrie, OntarioTake a chance and own Half a City Block in Downtown Barrie. This is a delightful opportunity to own a major commercial property in Barrie, Ontario. This property contains 5 Buildings or 15 Units (rentals). Each of the buildings are very versatile, containing apartments, offices and retail. This beautiful location features many surrounding resturants, entertainme...
By Don McAskin, "Everybody is Askin...for McAskin"
(REALTY EXECUTIVES Of Simcoe Inc.)
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Home Prices in Barrie Ontario for March 2015Real estate market data for Barrie, Ontario provided by Don McAskin of Realty Executives Of Simcoe Inc. Looking free home evaluation Barrie Home Prices There were 2.7 months of inventory at the end of March 2015, well below levels for this time of the year. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity. We have seen 11 straight months of listing price increases on home prices in Barrie and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Barrie but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
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On March 30th some changes to the mortgage application process that may affect you came into play. The change regards the placeholder amount for heating costs on your mortgage application and will affect how lenders calculate your debt servicing ratios – i.e. how much money you have to spend on a mortgage. Traditionally the heating expense amount on a mortgage application has been $85. This has now been changed to a scale of amounts depending on the square footage of the home: Property Size Heating Cost Amount Less than 2,000 Square Feet Minimum $1,020 Annually or $85 Monthly 2,000-3,500 Square Feet Minimum $2,220 Annually or $185 Monthly 3,501+ Square Feet Minimum $3,300 Annually or $275 Monthly   Your debt service ratio helps the lender to determine how much of a mortgage payment you ...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
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The garage sale, a great way to get rid of some clutter and make some money doing it! Many people look forward to garage sale season because it’s a chance to buy some great pieces at even better prices – a win-win for everyone! If you’re planning on holding a garage sale to clear out some space in your home, read these tips for a successful garage sale before you get started: Make a Master List – create an inventory list of what you are selling, including the sales price, in case the tags go missing. Price it Right – You may want to set your prices slightly higher to account for haggling, but remember that shoppers are expecting bargain deals, so don’t price items so high that you won’t be able to sell them. Encourage shoppers to buy more by bundling items and by providing plastic or pa...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
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The Spring market, along with the Spring weather, was later arriving both nationally and in Barrie and district this year. In a release yesterday by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), it was reported that nationally home sales are down 0.3% from last year; Home sales in Barrie are down as well, 8% from April last year. The good news is that sales are starting to pick up! Sales nationally rose 2.7% from March to April; in Barrie and area, sales are also on the rise from March into April, with 471 units sold (vs. 387 units in March), a 21% increase in sales from last month. The slow start to the Spring market was felt all over Canada, and not just in Barrie, “Sales activity for the month of April and for year to date came in below the 10 year average in more than 60% of all hou...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
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A good time was had by all at Barrie’s Bowlerama on Bayfield Street yesterday, as REALTORS® from all over Barrie crowded the bowling lanes in support of Bowl for Kids Sake. The Peggy Hill Team laced up for the cause, which is an annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District. The fund raiser runs from February to April with 11 different “challenges” issued to local groups and businesses. The challenge is simple: raise some money and have some fun at the same time! Big Brother Big Sister’s is Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity. They facilitate life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach for their potential. Their mission is to provide children and youth with valuable mentoring programs which are vital in fosteri...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
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As we approach the half-way point in March we are still seeing a Seller’s Market here in Barrie. But what exactly is a Seller’s Market? In a Seller’s Market, home sellers are seen as having an advantage in the real estate market because the number of buyers looking for a home is greater than the number of homes on the market. A Seller’s Market is characterized by a small inventory of homes for sale, many active buyers in the market, quick home sales and usually results in an increase in home prices, which could mean more money in your pocket! As noted in the Barrie and District Association of REALTORS® latest market release, supply of active residential listings at the end of February numbered 992 units at the end of February, down 18% from the same time last year, and the lowest level ...
By Mike Montague, "Who Moves You?"
(sales representative : Keller Williams Experience Realty)
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 "Get rich quick real estate seminars have been around in one form or another for decades and for the most part are almost identical to one another" It's OK to dream, just don't bring your credit cards with you.    A few weeks back a colourful personally addressed invitation stood out from amongst the usual stream of bills. An invitation to attend a Real Estate wealth building seminar hosted by Scott Yancey, the star of one of A&E's dozen or so Real Estate related shows, Being a sceptic I was doubtful of any life altering wisdom being gained from 2 hours in a Holiday Inn conference room regardless of how convincingly the promise of such was crafted.   The idea of a room filled with people looking to invest in Real Estate did strike me however as an intriguing opportunity to do some netw...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
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Real estate is an industry that can vary widely from country to country, province to province and even city to city, but there are a few basic trends that carry over into most markets. Like those discovered in the National Association of REALTORS® 2013 survey on Home Features; the study worked to answer the question, what are buyers looking for in their next home? So, what do buyers really want? Today’s buyers are willing to pay more a for a home that is what we like to call ‘move-in-ready’, a home that is completed enough so that all the buyers needs to do is move in and enjoy, no renovations or updates necessary! Keep in mind that all buyers are different, with different needs and wants, but the results of this survey can give us some insight into the mind of today’s average buyer. We...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
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In ‘Housing Now’ a Barrie housing market summary of 2013 released today by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), we are able to see how the real estate market ended in 2013 and what the market may look like this year. In Barrie the population continues to grow, keeping housing demand and new home starts at healthy levels. New home starts have actually been climbing since 2009. In 2013 Barrie and the surrounding area was one of Ontario’s strongest regions for price growth with a prices up 6.1% from 2012. Average prices, though still at higher levels than 2012 look to be trending down for 2014 (see Figure 2 from the CMHC).   At the end of 2013 the yearly average number of listings were at their lowest levels since 2006, so we remain in a Seller’s market into 2014. Conditio...
By Mike Montague, "Who Moves You?"
(sales representative : Keller Williams Experience Realty)
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Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 201 units in December 2013. This was a rebound of 17 per cent from last year’s weaker December. Within the City of Barrie sales activity was up 22 per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 118 residential sales in December. A total of 4,648 homes traded hands in the region in 2013. This was up by 1.6 per cent from 2012, marking the best annual sales figure since 2007 and one of the best years on record. “Home sales sprang back in December following a dip in November. It was the best month of December for sales since 2009 and also came in above the five and 10-year averages for the month,” said Jerry Hay, President of the Barrie and District Association o...
By Mike Montague, "Who Moves You?"
(sales representative : Keller Williams Experience Realty)
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2014 will see some new habits and disciplines initiated and a few old ones shelved both personally and professional. Some of them are getting tested already as our office has divided up into teams for a productivity contest which is underway. Some of the plans for me are to reestablish connections with the people I have done business with over 14 years as a Realtor in the Barrie area and improve on my uses of the internet and seminars to enhance the services I offer to clients. Real Estate as an investment tool is shifting from being considered an instrument of a brave and elite few, more are recognizing that Real Estate is a viable and attainable means of accumulating supplementary income while building assets for a financialy rewarding retirement. Fewer and fewer are able to rely on a...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
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The holiday season is such a great time to spend with family and friends. There are so many things about the holiday season that remind you of the true meaning of Christmas, and every family has their own holiday traditions, activities and events. We polled our team and came up with this list of The Peggy Hill Team’s favorite things about the Holidays! (1)    Spending Time with Family Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza – whichever holiday you celebrate, they all have one thing in common: an emphasis on spending time with family and friends. Enjoying dinner, telling stories around the fireplace, baking or playing games are some traditions that our team members enjoy this time of year. It’s a time when we are encouraged to show our loved ones just how much they mean to us, and to r...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
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Once the chilly winter sets in here in Barrie there are few things more enjoyable than warming up by the fireplace. Many households have a wood burning fireplace for warmth, entertainment and enjoyment. That being said they aren’t a maintenance free part of your home. We want you to enjoy your fireplace safely this winter so we’ve gathered some fireplace safety tips for you: Sweep the Chimney. Have chimneys professionally serviced and cleaned at least once a year, maybe more frequently if your woodstove sees heavy use, you want to make sure that tar and creosote don’t build up in the chimney. Gas fireplaces should also be serviced every year by a certified technician as a preventative measure. Inspect the fireplace. Check your vents and pipes for rust, excessive soot or other potential ...
By Peggy Hill, Broker - Barrie Real Estate
(Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage)
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With the Fall season coming to a close we are faced with the beginning of a hearty Canadian Winter, which is hard to ignore here in Barrie when you wake up to snow! November is traditionally the month where people switch to snow tires and start taking immune boosters to prevent colds and flu. But, one thing you should be sure to prepare for winter is your home! Read on for a quick checklist to ensure your home is ready for Winter this year:    The Yard:  Shrubs & Flower beds - Cover the bottom of your shrubs and your flower beds with mulch to protect the plant roots and the soil to moderate the effects of extreme temperature changes during winter. Clear Debris – Branches, leaves and dog waste from your yard. You can even use the leaves to create leaf mold, a nutrient rich soil which is ...
By Mike Montague, "Who Moves You?"
(sales representative : Keller Williams Experience Realty)
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  Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 394 units in October 2013. This was up two per cent from last October. Within the City of Barrie sales activity was up seven per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 244 residential sales in October. “Resale housing demand in the region has been very strong since the spring, and that continued in October with sales actually setting a new record for the month,” said Wendy Elzner, President of the Barrie and District Association of REALTORS®. “Some 4,174 homes have traded hands in the region so far this year. That’s the second best January to October sales figure on record after 2007.” The year-to-date average price for all homes sold via the Associatio...

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