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MLS® home sales activity climbed to the highest level on record for the month of October in the area served by the Barrie District Association of REALTORS® Inc. Improving demand and fewer new listings continue to firm up the market.
According to statistics provided by the Association, MLS® home sales activity totalled 389 units in October 2009, jumping 39 per cent year-over-year. This is the largest gain since November 2007, and the fifth consecutive increase from year-ago levels.
Seasonally adjusted sales activity was up three per cent on a (0 comments)
I sent the following letter to our Provincial Member of Parliament in reference to statements made by our Provincial government while in Barrie on a whirl-wind (make that smoke blowing) tour this fall to try to convince us all that the additional 8% tax on most services in Ontario is something good that we should welcome and look forward to.
Well my MPP Aileen Carroll never bothered to acknowledge my letter of October 21st 2009 but I have posted it below for you to read. I would suggest all Ontario residents who read this forward it on to (2 comments)
My week began as usual with a coffee and a look at the newspaper headlines. A story in the Star about changes to the business of Real Estate to be imposed by the Canadian Competition Bureau had many in our industry buzzing by the end of the day.
The story falsely reported that a settlement between the Competition Bureau and CREA was reached that effectively would open the MLS® system (Realtor.ca - MLS.ca) to the public and it would no longer be a member-to-member system as it has been since its original inception by the Canadian Association of (10 comments)
For those with the time and ambition to represent themselves in the purchase or sale of real estate in order to try and save the out of pocket expense of hiring a Realtor, the link below will provide you with some good insight into the legalities that will or could come into play. You'll want to have the knowledge that will save you from - or help you deal with some of the complecations that can arise when selling and buying real estate as the expense of a lawyer for unforeseen issues will quickly defeat your purpose. Bookmark (2 comments)
Barrie has a few homes rumoured to be frequented by paranormal squatters and yes if yours is one of them, you have to disclose this information to potential buyers.
Via Jo-Anne Smith- Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga Region Real Estate, Ont (Sutton Group - Quantum Realty Inc., Brokerage): The mood was one of gaiety and laughter as we stood around in a circle, glasses of wine in hand, trying to outdo one another with ghostly real estate tales. The setting was one of the office parties my broker at that time, regularly held to recognize the office achievements of his sales (1 comments)
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