barrie economy: 2013 Barrie Real Estate Market - 01/22/13 08:32 AM

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)

barrie economy: Barrie and area home sales were up in August - 09/12/12 04:18 AM
Home sales edge up in August
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 406 units in August 2012, edging up one per cent from year-ago levels. This was the eighth consecutive year-over-year gain.Within the city of Barrie, sales activity recorded a decrease of three per cent from a year earlier. The city of Barrie saw 261 residential sales in August.“Home sales saw their best month of August in five years last month, driven by stronger activity in some of the surrounding communities outside of Barrie,” said Walter Doret, President … (0 comments)

barrie economy: July Real Estate numbers still up over last year's in Barrie area - 08/03/12 02:20 AM
Home sales up in July  
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 418 units in July 2012, up 10 per cent from the same month last year. This was the seventh consecutive year-over-year gain.
 
Within the city of Barrie, sales activity recorded an increase on par with the overall region. The city of Barrie saw 255 residential sales in July, also 10 per cent above levels from July 2011.
 
“Resale housing demand moderated a bit in July compared to levels in recent months, but remains well above … (0 comments)

barrie economy: Is Barrie area real estate a good inflation hedge? - 07/17/12 03:54 AM

Don't ask me if the price of gold or silver will be up or down next year because I don't know. I couldn't tell you how future tropical storms or the psychological disorders of middle eastern leaders might affect the supply and price of oil in the coming years or whether RIM will bounce back  or if Apple will finally begin to wilt on the vine. 
What I can tell you with certainty is that every Canadian here now or likely to move to our fine Country in the coming years requires a place to live. Real Estate has and will continue … (1 comments)

barrie economy: Barrie area Home sales numbers continue to climb in June - 07/06/12 04:15 AM
Home sales numbers continue to climb in June  
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 516 units in June, up three per cent from year-ago levels. Within the city of Barrie, sales activity was up by more than the overall trend for the region. The city of Barrie saw 314 residential sales in June, five per cent above levels from June 2011. “Resale housing demand recorded another strong month in June 2012, although the year-over-year gain was considerably more modest than the 21 per cent jump we saw in … (0 comments)

barrie economy: Was that a Real Estate Bubble that just floated by? - 06/17/10 05:12 AM
 

 
 A real estate bubble is defined as a period of  rapid increases in valuations of  housing until they reach unsustainable levels relative to incomes and other economic elements, followed by a reduction in price levels.
As the economic pendulum swings to and fro in Canada, in Barrie Ontario that sway has always been less exaggerated than in other larger Canadian urban centers. Maybe it is our conservative nature. Maybe it has to do with our persevering attitudes that see us through extreme weather shifts.
When Barrie awakens to two feet of fresh snow we get on with our day. Toronto shuts down and calls … (3 comments)

barrie economy: Barrie and area October 2009 Real Estate Market Activity - 11/18/09 07:37 AM
MLS® home sales activity rises to October record

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)

barrie economy: Barrie Real Estate amongst best in Canada for investment - 10/12/09 06:14 PM
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