barrie ontario: This month in Real Estate - 12/05/13 11:38 PM
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barrie ontario: Barrie and Area October 2013 Real Estate Market Report - 11/04/13 01:55 AM
 
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 … (2 comments)

barrie ontario: Latest Barrie Real Estate Market Stats appear strong. - 09/11/13 02:09 AM
                      Barrie & District home sales hold steady in August                                   Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 398 units in August 2013. This was little changed from last August, marking a decline of just two per cent (eight sales).
Within the City of Barrie sales activity was down 10 per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 236 residential sales … (2 comments)

barrie ontario: Renter to Buyer - Realizing the goal of owning a home - 09/04/13 01:39 AM
 

I see so many who want to own a home who earn enough household income to carry a home, yet that down payment requirement keeps them renting, often for years and years. If you are renting a home you are already in effect paying a mortgage, just not your own. You are also putting some extra cash each month into someone else's pocket while their property increases in value each year on your investment. 
Without taking some active steps to change from home renter to home owner, one year leads into the next and the opportunity in many cases … (0 comments)

barrie ontario: Barrie July 2013 Real Estate Statistics - 08/22/13 12:48 AM
  Near-record July for Barrie & District home sales  
Within the City of Barrie sales activity was up nine per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 277 residential sales in July.
“While home sales in the City of Barrie recorded a healthy year-over-year gain in July, activity in the surrounding townships actually set a new July record, and that’s what pushed the overall sales figure for the region to its second highest level ever for the month of July,” said Wendy Elzner, President of the Barrie and District Association of REALTORS®. “While demand is up, supply … (0 comments)

barrie ontario: May was an active month for Barrie and area Real Estate Sales - 06/05/13 11:32 AM
  Second best May ever for Barrie & District home sales  
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 592 units in May 2013, rising nine per cent from May 2012.
Within the City of Barrie sales activity rose four per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 333 residential sales in May.
“The City of Barrie saw more homes sold in May than in any other month in more than three years, which is great news, but it’s in surrounding communities where demand has really taken … (0 comments)

barrie ontario: Barrie Real Estate Market Statistics for March 2013 - 04/04/13 04:34 AM
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 360 units in March 2013. This was a decline of 14 per cent from last March.Within the City of Barrie sales activity was down by a smaller 11 per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 222 residential sales in March.“Resale housing activity has been cruising at a lower altitude since last November, and that trend continued in March with the year-over-year decline reflecting a comparison to stronger levels of demand early last year,” said Wendy Elzner, President of the … (0 comments)

barrie ontario: Barrie's future growth will continue to come from GTA escapees. - 03/16/13 05:12 AM
 
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)

barrie ontario: Latest Barrie Real Estate Market Statistics from BDAR - 03/12/13 08:40 AM
     Barrie & District  February RE Market Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 294 units in February 2013. While this stood roughly in line with both the five and 10-year averages for February sales in the region, it nevertheless resulted in a sizeable (-21 per cent) year-over-year decline due to the strength of activity in the same month last year
Within the City of Barrie sales activity fell 19 per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 197 residential sales in February. While buyer activity … (0 comments)

barrie ontario: Can listing ahead of the spring Barrie market rush put more money in your pockets? - 02/26/13 02:28 AM


There is a common misconception that the best time for anyone to sell their home in the Barrie area is in the spring. I’ve put together the following information: to show you how you can maximize your sale price by acting sooner, rather than later.
 
Reason #1: Less competition. My open-houses are seeing unusually high traffic this winter. Active buyers have outnumbered new listings in January and February. April through June usually sees an increase of up to 70% in the number of new homes hitting the market! This means more choice for buyers and more competition for you. Pre … (1 comments)

barrie ontario: Barrie Ontario January 2013 Real Estate Market Statistics - 02/07/13 01:11 AM
Barrie & District home sales up in January Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 225 units in January 2013. This was an increase of three per cent from the same month in 2012.
Within the City of Barrie, however, sales activity fell 10 per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 128 residential sales in January.
“Resale housing activity for the region as a whole had good start to the year, with activity posting the best month of January in five years,” said Wendy Elzner, President … (1 comments)

barrie ontario: Barrie Real Estate market statistics - 01/11/13 01:41 AM
Barrie real estate statistics summary for 2012
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 172 units in December 2012. This was a decrease of just under 10 per cent from the same month in 2011.
Within the City of Barrie sales activity declined 15 per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 97 residential sales in December.
“Resale housing activity was little changed in December from what we saw in November, and that’s in line with the broader trend that saw demand trending at lower levels for … (0 comments)

barrie ontario: Barrie homes for sale - 01/03/13 07:09 AM
 
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barrie ontario: How do Barrie real estate prices compare? - 09/19/12 01:04 AM
 
 
  If you have friends or relatives who own homes in Toronto you are no doubt reminded by them again and again of the cash cow they are sitting on.
GTA home values have skyrocketed in comparison to anywhere else in Ontario over the past ten years.
It is one of the reasons a good percentage of people who left hog town for Barrie over the past decade did so.
Here is an interesting fact I read this morning: Even with the now common place above list price sales and around the block lineups for new condo sales, Toronto … (2 comments)

barrie ontario: 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 ontario: Preparing for an Open House - 09/11/12 01:20 AM
Preparing for an Open House Matching buyer and property should be the primary goal of your Realtor. The most practical and time tested method of achieving that end is the open house. Whether the Realtor you hire is willing to do openhouses could be an indicator of the level of comitment they are willing to undertake on your behalf. The sale of a home can be a stressful and busy time for any homeowner which is why it is important to work closely with your Realtor if you are planning an open house. Your best approach is to ask as many questions as possible about what you … (0 comments)

barrie ontario: 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 ontario: For the record, I drive a Honda Civic - 07/21/12 11:01 PM


A real estate agent opens the door of his BMW when suddenly a car comes along and hits the door, ripping it off completely.When the police arrive at the scene of the accident, the agent is complaining bitterly about the damage to his precious BMW.“Officer, look what they’ve done to my Beeeemer!,” he whines.“You Realtors are so materialistic, you make me sick,” says the cop. “You’re so worried about your stupid BMW that you haven’t even noticed your left arm has also been ripped off in the accident.”“Oh my gawd,” screams the agent. “Where’s my Rolex?”


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barrie ontario: 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 ontario: Barrie Tornado May 31st 1985 - 06/03/12 02:00 AM
 
 
This past week marked the passing of 27 years since the May 31st day in 1985 when Barrie residents learned first hand what being in the path of a tornado is all about. That hot and humid Friday afternoon my long time friend Stan and myself jumped on our bikes and left Toronto heading north up the 400 hwy for a weekend in cottage country. The weekend Hwy 400 traffic was almost as heavy then as it is today.
As we passed through the long flat stretch of the Holland Marsh you could see a dark line of cloud stretching from north to south a mile or so to the west and … (2 comments)

 
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