Simcoe County Home Ownership Grant

By: Your Barrie Team

Simcoe County Home Ownership Grant

Tags: Home buyers, Home Ownership, Simcoe County, Barrie

  Are you currently renting a home in Simcoe County? Did you know, you may be eligible for a home ownership grant!  Minimum Household Eligibility • Must provide proof of mortgage pre-approval  • Must be a renter household (please note: “Room & Board” and/or living with family does not qualify as “Renter Household” unless you are staying i...Read More

Housing Market Update

By: Your Barrie Team

Housing Market Update

Tags: Housing market update, barrie homes, barrie house prices, barrie homes for sale

Through the month of May, there were 190 sales in the city of Barrie, based on the data extracted from the Barrie & District Association of Realtors®. A very slight increase compared to 182 sales in April. As of today, June 23rd, there has been 183 sales during the current month of June. But we still have a few more days until the end of the month, so we should definitely exceed May's ...Read More

Housing Market Update

By: Nasrin Zamani & David Thiffault | Your Barrie Team

Housing Market Update

Tags: Housing Market Update, Barrie Homes, Barrie House Prices, Barrie Homes for Sale

  For the months of March and April this year the unseasonably cold and snowy weather definitely affected the real estate market, making the buyers hold off on their purchase until more favourable weather was on the way. The number of home sales in Barrie improved slightly in March compared to February, based on the data extracted from the Barrie & District Association of Realtors®. ...Read More

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

By: Your Barrie Team

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Tags: Home Maintenance, Spring Home Repairs

After the harsh cold winter that we experienced this year, it's time to start thinking about your spring home to do list. Many homeowners think of spring cleaning first but if you want to keep your home in tiptop shape and preserve the value of your home, regular maintenance should be the top priority.   Over a long cold winter, snow and ice dams can cause damage to the roof, gu...Read More

Barrie Housing Market Update

By: Your Barrie Team

Barrie Housing Market Update

Tags: Barrie Housing Market, February Stats, Barrie Homes

Just one more day left until spring is officially here, however, Barrie's real estate spring market kicked off earlier in February. As was expected, the number of homes sold in February, was up 26% compared to the previous month. But on a year-over-year basis, sales activity was down 45% compared to last year's record-smashing month of February 2017. Due to the new mortgage rules...Read More

Are you eligible for Secondary Suite Funding?

By: Your Barrie Team

Are you eligible for Secondary Suite Funding?

Tags: Basement Apartment, Registered Second Suite, Simcoe, Barrie

The County of Simcoe provides funding of up to $25,000 for creating secondary suites under the Ontario Renovates program to eloigible home owners in Simcoe County. Application intake for the Secondary Suites Program is year round. Funding is limited, but is currently available for eligible applications.  For more information and application details click here.   ...Read More

Barrie Housing Market January 2018

By: Your Barrie Team

Barrie Housing Market January 2018

Tags: Barrie housing market, market trend, Barrie homes, Your Barrie Team

After all the various forecasts and reports predicting the future of Barrie's real estate market in 2018, here are the results for the first month!  The housing market in Barrie is off to a great start for 2018. Take a look at the stats above, indicating the number of homes sold compared to January last year. Most people would be surprised to learn that the number of homes sold in Barrie ...Read More

Barrie Market Watch - January 2018

By: Your Barrie Team

Barrie Market Watch - January 2018

Tags: Barrie Homes, Your Barrie Team, Market Trend

Based on the MLS data extracted from the Barrie & District Association of Realtors, a total of 37 homes sold in Barrie during the first 15 days of January 2018. This compares with last year during the same period with 38 homes sold.  The market has been strong, and even with the new mortgage rules for uninsured buyers that started January 1st 2018, it really hasn’t impacted Barrie&r...Read More

Barrie and District home sales 
continue to improve  in December

By: Your Barrie Team

Barrie and District home sales 
continue to improve  in December

Tags: Barrie Housing Stats, House Prices

Residential property sales recorded through the Matrix® system in the Barrie & District  Association of REALTORS® Inc. (BDAR) region numbered 229 units in December 2017, up 3.2%  from December in 2016.  On an annual b...Read More

By: Your Barrie Team

Bank of Canada Raised Interest Rate

Tags: Interest Rate Hike,

January 17, 2018 - The central bank pointed to unexpectedly solid economic numbers as key drivers behind its decision Wednesday to hike the trend-setting rate to 1.25 per cent, up from one per cent. It was the bank's third increase since last summer, following hikes in July and September. ...Read More