CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty Ltd., Brokerage*
- 355 Bayfield Street
Barrie, ON L4M 3C3
Working With Rob
As a member of the Century 21 BJ Roth Realty Ltd, Brokerage* team of professionals, I am dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible. Being raised and growing up in Orillia and area has helped strengthen my personal knowledge of the local Real Estate market.
Let me assist you in finding your dream home, in a neighborhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Or if you are interested in selling a property, I also have the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price.
I look forward to the opportunity of working for you!
Rob Carson - Sales Representative
Orillia and area Housing Market 2017
The real estate market in Orillia and all of Simcoe County has been extremely busy since mid 2016. Low supply and high demand has created high prices in our market. Some of this has to do with with extremely high prices in Toronto and people migrating from their in all directions. Our proximity to the Greater Toronto Area straight down the 400, Barrie and Orillia and our surrounding areas are competing with housing markets in the GTA.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) latest Housing Market Insight report on the relationship between GTA home prices and those of neighbouring markets. Increasing home prices in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are having a spillover effect in surrounding centres, particularly those within commuting distance.
Historically, house price spillovers from the GTA were prevalent in Hamilton, Barrie, and Guelph. More recently, house price spillovers have been occurring a bit farther out, including Orillia an area.
If you have questions about today’s market in our area, or are thinking about selling or buying, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Making It Personal
I feel very lucky to have grown up in Orillia - what an amazing area we live in. We are so lucky to have beautiful fresh water lakes surrounding the city for fun in the sun in the summer (swimming, boating, walks along the boardwalk) along with activities to get people outside in the winter (ice fishing, snowmobiling, skating, and hockey), we truly are very lucky. Local ski resorts, walking trails, conservation area, festivals, the list goes on. There is something for everyone. Please feel free to ask me more about Orillia and the area around us, what to do, and how to get involved.
Orillia Is A Great Place To Work, Live And Play
People who live in Orillia experience the best of both worlds. Orillia is less than 90 minutes from the Greater Toronto Area. Even though growth and progress have been strong in recent years, the Sunshine City has worked hard to retain the small-town charm that has captivated generations.
In fact, Orillia has learned to look to the future while celebrating its past. Quality of life is unbeatable in this city surrounded by two lakes, where outdoor pursuits are available in all seasons and are enjoyed by both visitors and residents.
Residents have access to an excellent hospital as well as a range of other public services, including a new state-of-the-art recreation complex, and a brand new public library, which complement a community that also boasts a thriving, historic downtown.
Orillia is also home to Ontario's newest university. Lakehead University operates a growing presence in Orillia with a main campus in West Orillia.
Opportunity abounds in Orillia where major employers include the Ontario Provincial Police Headquarters and Casino Rama.
Orillia is an enchanting place to visit, a great place to work, an ideal place to do business, and a wonderful place to live.
New Downpayment Rules
The most conspicuous change is doubling the minimum down payment for insured mortgages to 10 per cent from 5 per cent for the portion of a home’s value from $500,000 to $1-million.
Ottawa had already restricted mortgage insurance to homes valued at less than $1-million, and the new rules leave the minimum down payment for more expensive homes unchanged at 20 per cent.
Information On Schools In Orillia
When you are looking to buy or sell Real Estate finding out about the local schools in the area can be a deciding factor for many families. Below I have listed the names of the schools in Orillia as well as the contact information for each school. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our local schools.
Simcoe County District School Board Elementary Schools
Couchiching Heights Public School 705 325-9311
Harriett Todd Public School 705 325-9388
Hillcrest Public School 705 325-5031
Marchmont Public School 705 326-7652
Orchard Park Public School 705 325-7772
Regent Park Public School 705 326-7481
Uptergrove Public School 705 326-4332
Simcoe County District School Board Secondary Schools
Orillia Secondary School 705 326-7394
Twin Lakes Secondary 705 325-1318
Simcoe County Catholic School Board Elementary Schools
Monsignor Lee 705 326-3601
Notre Dame 705 326-0979
Simcoe County Catholic School Board Secondary Schools
Patrick Fogarty 705 325-9372
Great News On Land Transfer Tax
On December 1, 2015, the Government of Ontario announced that it would not be extending Municipal Land Transfer Tax powers to municipalities. In doing so, the province has protected the Canadian Dream of homeownership for future generations. This was due in large part to the thousands of Ontarians like you who made their voices heard by sending emails, letters and sharing their opposition on social channels.