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Do you have an Emergency Plan Barrie?

If you lived in Barrie in 1985 you most certainly remember what happened on May 31st.  An F4 tornado ripped through our region and into Barrie causing extensive damage and casualties.  Barrie was declared a state of emergency and no one was prepared for it. Since then we are urged to have an Emergency Plan.  Do you have one? The Government of Canada has provided an online ...

Consumer Alerts for Barrie home buyers

Each year thousands of products are recalled due to malfunctions and potential hazards.  For home owners it's important to ensure that you are aware of the products and appliances you own and use on a daily basis. What's the risk?  Well, potential bodily injuries, harm to infants and children, fire, and damage to your home.  What can you do to minimize your ...

Summer Water Safety in Barrie

Enjoy the summer safely... Courtesy of the Canadian Red Cross, here are some simple and common sense guidelines to stay safe all summer long. Take a Red Cross swimming program.  This also includes life saving emergency skills.   Know First Aid & CPR   Always supervise your children.  Turning your head for a few seconds is often all it takes for a small child ...

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal...we all know when we are selling  a home this is a top priority.  Purchasers will pull up and make a instant judgment like "Do I like the look and can I see myself living here?" " Is this house worth what they are asking for it?"   Taking the time to create great curb appeal will be worth it to you. I have a  few ways to dress ...

Barrie Chamber of Commerce Featured Speaker at the month's Lunch and Learn

Proud to be the featured speaker this month at the Barrie Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn held May 27th at Georgian Downs.  The topic, "THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION: Should you Purchase or Lease?" Pre-register at the chamber website:

Barrie Sales Statistics

During the month of April 2015, home sales in Barrie were hot!  A total of 316 homes sold at an average of 98% of list. The average sale price was $338,612 and these homes were on the market for an average of 27 days. That's less than a month on the market!! If you are a buyer, be sure you are on a "Preferred Client List" to get automatic emails of new ...

April Sales Statistics for Barrie

In the month of April 316 homes sold at an average of 98% of list price.  Average Days on market was 27 and the average sale price was $338,612.  Homes are not even lasting a month.  What a great time to get your home on the market.  If you are a buyer be sure that you are on a preferred client list to get automatic emails so you don't miss out.

Record Setting April for the Barrie and Surrounding Area Real Estate Market

­ Barrie and District home sales set new record April Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 580 units in April 2015. This was an increase of 23.1 per cent from April 2014, and a record for the month of April. Within the City of Barrie, sales activity rose 11.9 per cent on a year-over-year basis. ...

Real Estate Market in Barrie - year to date

In April the real estate market in Barrie rose 11.9% on a year over year basis.  The first four months this year the home sales are up 17.7% over last year(2014)! Now is the time to sell! The beautiful weather is here, people are thinking about relocating, Barrie is a very desirable place to live. We have an excellent school system, a beautiful waterfront with lots of fun festivals all ...

Moving to Barrie? What you need to know.

If you're moving to Barrie, or know someone who is - congratulations!  Barrie is a phenomenal city!  Here are some things to know.   Barrie is a fast growing city which is family friendly, safe, clean, and has many opportunities for business and development. Our current population is approximately 143,000 which is up 6% from 2011. Considering our growth Barrie is one ...