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People laughed in 2006 when Peter Schiff was warning that the American economy was destined to crash. "Most of the profits that people have in real estate are going to vanish. Just like the profits from the dot-com bust back in 2000. It's a fantasy." Much of what he had to say has panned out in t...
Schools are the number one consideration of home buyers with children.The urban planning behind the City of Barrie has given easy access by its residents to schools and other community resources. Most of Barrie's elementary and secondary students live within walking distance of their schools. Hav...
When's the last time you thought about your mortgage? Do you know your rate? Do you know when your term is up for renewal? Do you know what happens if you don't renew your mortgage? Many Canadians don't. It's no wonder when it comes time to renew a mortgage, many people fall into the auto renewa...
A bitter reality of the economic changes we have been going through is the growing number of homes up for sale, repossessed by the lenders and listed under power of sale. At any time in the past ten years the number of power of sale listings registered through the Barrie and District Association ...
Barrie has about 2000 homes for sale right now. Imagine sanding in a crowd of 2000 people, what could you possibly do to attract attention (positive attention) to you? Every seller wants their home to sell fast and fetch top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it isn’t luck or chance that...
Canada’s Economic Action Plan addresses something myself and members of the Realtor’s Political Action Committee have been pushing government for for a few year now. The Feds have finally increase the RRSP withdraw amount from $20,000 to $25,000 to purchase a home. Additionally the recent budget...
  Up to 15% credit back may be had from the federal government to offset the cost of home renovations. The 15-per-cent credit may be claimed on the portion of eligible expenditures exceeding $1,000, but not more than $10,000, meaning that the maximum tax credit that can be received is $1,350. The...
The Federal and Provincial governments have provided the County of Simcoe with $1.026 million funding to provide down payment assistance to a minimum of 118 households under the Homeownership component of the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program. The funding provides down  payment  assistan...
Every year tens of thousands across Canada will undertake an activity that will traumatize most of them. Yes that’s right, moving. This trauma is greatly reduced when you have an organized plan of attack and clear strategy. One of the least likely sources for straightforward and nerve calming ad...
The weather in the first week of April is as confused as the Robins and those optimistic drivers who took their snow tires off in March.The Real Estate market has been about as predictable as the weather has been over the past year. Finally the buzz around my office has returned and my cohorts c...

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