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I don't think any of us are convinced that spring is ever going to show up! I really hope we get spoiled with some great weather during the summer months. All that being said, lets get out and enjoy this weather for what it is and take in some of these great activities going on in and around the Barrie area: Off Road Only Expo 2014 Event Start Date:05/10/2014 9:00 AM Event ...

Springtime at Last!

Happy Spring everyone! We had a chance to do a bit of yard work this past weekend and if this rain stops, it will be time to cut the lawn this weekend! If you are not receiving my newsletter in your mailbox, here is a sample of some spring tidy tips - enjoy! Your Summer Oasis is Within Reach Creating an outdoor space can be a great extension to your home. Whether you’re dealing ...

Casino supports Ride for Dad

Through its Casino Rama Cares program, Casino Rama recently presented a cheque for $5,000 to the Huronia Motorcycle Ride for Dad, which will roar into the area May 24. Jenna Hunter, left, the casino’s director of public relations, and Natasha Ilic, public relations co-ordinator, far right, present the cheque to Ride for Dad officials, from left, Bill Hobson, Colin Wackett and Luc Bouillon. ...

Great website detailing how Realtors® do the homework for you

The Ontario Real Estate Association has created a promotional website which answers a few good questions for the public such as; Why use a Realtor®? Things to consider when Buying or Selling. Who are Realtors® and more... Visit for more details.

Why I Don't Like Renting

Why I don’t like renting Personally, I think a paid-for principal residence is “the foundation of financial independence,” a line I use more than once in my own financial novel, Findependence Day. By that, I mean that to achieve Findependence, one needs to be free of all debts, including mortgage debt. Now it’s true that renters are not technically in debt but I view the continued ...

House on the Market in Barrie

Starting to see a small rise in inventory.  Currently today we are sitting with 468 houses on the market.  I expect that number to rise with the nice weather on its way!

Open House Season

The sun is shining and busy Buyers are coming out to Open Houses this weekend. I am sitting in Stayner today, a bustling little town located in Clearview Township, very close to Wasaga Bch and Collingwood. Great location for people working at Base Borden. I drove from Barrie today in about 1/2 an hour. Nice Town, lots to do, grreat coffee shop. Enjoy the Spring like day. :)

Relocating...Business Wise

I am so happy to be part of the Century 21 BJ Roth Realty Ltd. team!  After being with my other Century 21 family for almost 10 years, I realized that I needed a change...but I did not want to leave the Century 21 Canada firm.  The brand holds so much prestige in the world of real estate - it was very important to me to continue to be a part of it.  So when I made the decision to move ...

Preparing your home for Sale

Click HERE to access a checklist that will help you in preparing your home for showings and sale.


The snow has finally melted away - ski hills have closed, and golf courses are opening. Spring Market is in full swing in Barrie and Simcoe County....if you have been considering selling - now is a great time to get top dollar and a quick sale of your home.