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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)
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.
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)
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: 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)
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)
"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 (0 comments)
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)
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)
$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)
barrie homes for sale: Barrie couple, Purchase dream home and sell current home all in one week - 06/21/09 07:10 PM
We found Stan, Janet and Blair's dream home on a thursday last month and negotiated a great purchase price and closing terms. We listed their current Barrie home the following tuesday and received an acceptable offer two days later on the following thursday. Stan Janet and Blair can't wait for their lives to change July 31st. when they move into their new digs on 4.3 partly wooded acres in Oro with a pool, spring fed pond and a 450 sq ft out building to be aptly dubbed "the hangar". Congratulations guys.
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