By: Stuart Clelland

3 Errors Often Made By First Time Buyers

Tags: barrie home sales, first time buyers, buying a home

  A recent survey talks about the mistakes people have made when buying their first home. Here are the three mistakes that were mentioned most often. 1. Not obtaining mortgage pre-authorization For nearly one in five people who filled out the survey, the fact that they did not obtain a mortgage pre-authorization was an issue when completing their transaction. Remember that pre-...Read More

By: Stuart Clelland

Current Market Statistics April 2019 BDAR


In the month of April 2019, residential property sales recorded through the Matrix™ System for the BDAR region shows that the year over year average price of units sold and the number of sales were up from March. Barrie and Simcoe County excluding Barrie both contributed almost equally to the growth in the total region. Simcoe County 495 units were sold in Simcoe County in April 2019. Th...Read More

By: Stuart Clelland

Top Curb Appeal Tips For Selling Your Home

Tags: Selling Your Home, Curb Appeal, Home Selling Tips,

What do you think of your home as you drive by and take a look?  Does your home just blend in with your neighbours?   Or do you do a double take because of your stunning front door? Maybe you admire the front flower beds and shrubs of your nicely landscaped walkway leading to your entrance? This is what is called curb appeal, and if you’re preparing to sell, you need to tak...Read More

By: Stuart Clelland

BDAR Current Market Statistics March 2019

Tags: House Prices, Homes in Barrie, Homes in Simcoe County

The March 2019 sales information is in, and residential property sales recorded through the Matrix™ System for the Barrie and District Association of REALTORS® Inc. (BDAR) region showed that residential property sales were up from March of last year. This growth was in both the Barrie and Simcoe Excluding Barrie regions. Additionally, average price was also up, with Simcoe Excluding Barr...Read More