Renovating to Sell

By: Linda Kingston

Renovating to Sell

Tags: Barrie homes, renovating, flip, fixer upper, staging

  I met with some clients today thinking of selling in this crazy hot market, and after watching many 'Love It or List It' type real estate shows, they wanted to basically renovate top to bottom and then list to cash in on our lucrative seller's market. I think there are many homeowners out there contemplating the same kind of project. What it comes down to are a few questio...Read More

February 2016 Monthly Stats

By: Linda Kingston & BREB

February 2016 Monthly Stats

Tags: home sales, barrie real estate, buying a home, selling a home

Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 350 units in February 2016, an increase of 4.5 per cent from February 2015; this was the second best February on record after 2012.   Within the City of Barrie, sales activity rose 11.2 per cent on a year-over-year basis. The City of Barrie saw 228 residentia...Read More

Tips For Getting Your House Ready to SELL

By: Linda Kingston

Tips For Getting Your House Ready to SELL

Tags: homestaging, curb appeal, selling fast and for top dollar

Buyers pay a premium for a home that is in top-notch, move-in condition, so once you decided to sell, make sure the home is ready to be sold. First, you have to figure out what needs to be done to your home. A thorough property inspection up front will help to identify problem areas. Having the property inspection done and all the corrections taken care of before you get offers also show...Read More

By: Linda Kingston/ Barrie Real Estate Board

January 2016 Monthly Stats

Tags: market watch, housing costs, Barrie Real Estate, Innisfil, Springwater, Essa, Oro

City of Barrie Within the City of Barrie, detached residential properties posted an average selling price for the month of January 2016 of $396,908, an increase of 9% over January 2015. Residential Townhouse, Link and Semi-Detached homes in the City of Barrie posted an average selling price of $288,200 in January 2016, an increase of 14% over January 2015 activity. Condominium sales average for...Read More

Top 10 Habits of Successful Real Estate Investors

By: Linda Kingston

Top 10 Habits of Successful Real Estate Investors

Tags: Wholesaling, Current trends in real estate, niche investing, multi-unit buildings, Investing tips

Real estate has long been regarded as a sound investment. Wholesaling and property management of commercial and residential property are just a few of the ways investors can profit from real estate, but it takes a little savvy to become successful in this competitive arena. While there are courses and programs that specifically benefit real estate investors, a degree is not necessarily a...Read More

By: Linda Kingston

Barrie & Area 2015 Real Estate Stats over 2014

Tags: home prices in Barrie

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