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Home Of The Week: 69 Elizabeth Street

Home Of The Week: 69 Elizabeth Street

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This week we take a moment to appreciate the simpler things when buying a home. Specifically, the simple pleasures of having a home that is functional, family oriented and affordable.

In the same fashion, 69 Elizabeth street fits the bill for all three. Moreover, it’s in a desirable part of Barrie and within a stone’s throw of parks and walking trails.

In the first place, this property offers a driveway and garage, meeting the need for multi vehicle ownership. As you enter the home, you’ll immediately recognize the spacious, open concept feel of the living room and front hallways. Furthermore, the house is pristine in appearance, owing to the recent full renovation.

Onto the kitchen, where you’ll find all the prerequisite appliances to compose a family meal. Coupled with the hardwood floors, pot lights and pre-mentioned space, this is one part of the home where you can congregate and celebrate without crowding. Attached to an inviting dining room for more formal settings and social nights.

Home Of The Week: 69 Elizabeth Street

Yet it wouldn’t be a fully functional home without a backyard, and outdoor amenities. Again, this home comes up big. A homey porch overlooks a huge backyard, rendering clear views of the adjacent park. Making for an ideal spot to enjoy a summer afternoon and a barbecued dinner.

Interested in more? How about a brand new basement renovation, highlighted by a huge fourth bedroom, easily convertible to an office or media centre? Uniquely suited for professional use or as an Income suite apartment.

Overall, this is a functional and family oriented home that is ready for move in and ready to impress.

If you’re a real estate professional in the Barrie area and are interested in having your newly listed property featured on Barrie Uncovered, contact us for more information.

STEPHANIE McRAE

"MAKE YOUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER PURCHASE" WITH STEPHANIE McRAE

Are you thinking about selling your home and downsizing?  It’s sure the right time to do that now in Barrie!  At this moment the interest rates are at a historical low and the Bank of Canada has locked in their rates until 2022.

This alone is a real reason for people to consider their options.  People thinking of downsizing have numerous condo options in the City, but very few single family homes to choose from.  If you are a first time home buyer, it might be a little more difficult as there is such a shortage in the market.  It can make this a very stressful time for both Buyers and Real Estate agents.  However, there is help available!

INTRODUCING STEPHANIE McRAE

On that note, let me introduce Stephanie McRae of  Revel Realty.  Stephanie grew up with a passion for the home industry.  Each of the homes that Stephanie lived in as a child were built by her dad. In 2009, while working as wait staff in a well-known Barrie restaurant, Stephanie was tempted away by a local builder who recognized her strong work ethic, customer connections and drive.  Starting on one of the Mason Homes sales sites, Stephanie was captivated by the industry, soon wanting to work at more than new home sales.

Stephanie joins Revel Realty

Working with various builders and one other brokerage firm led Stephanie to join Revel Realty in May of this year.  She’s happy to be part of such a young and upcoming brokerage.  In fact, Revel Realty has been noted as the fastest growing independant  brokerage firm, so getting in on the ground floor is Great!

CHANGING TIMES IN REAL ESTATE

When asked if the Pandemic has changed the market much, Stephanie painted a very interesting scenario.  First, our local Realtors are protecting clients as much as possible when showing homes.  Everyone must be masked, use hand sanitizer and not touch things when viewing, with only two people allowed in at once.  

Now here’s where it gets interesting…condo dwellers in the heart of Toronto are looking for not only better value for their dollar, but being able to enjoy their community once more.  As the City is again under a strict Phase Two Pandemic ruling the entertainment sector has virtually closed down.  Many of their condo amenities aren’t open for use either.  At least here, in Barrie, there is some enjoyment left, and their dollars go further when purchasing.  Not to mention what a beautiful area we live in!

Stephanie finds that because of the housing shortage she is most carefully educating her clients right now.  Offers to purchase have become very tricky puzzles with many pieces to consider until complete.  The Pandemic has also caused havoc in the Rental industry as well.  There is a shortage of inventory for starters with Landlords facing serious new guidelines imposed due to the COVID crisis.  This in turn makes it nearly impossible for the renters – having to provide an insane amount of documentation to prove ability to pay.  This issue has seen rental costs skyrocket!!

Stephanie doesn’t see prices fluctuating much in the near future, and with over 1,000 agents in our City alone, she offers great value for her clients.  Setting up free home evaluations, cleaning services, a staging consultation, and a strong referral network of trades people allow Stephanie to assist you greatly in getting your property ready for the market.  She even has a 6′ x 10′ trailer to help you with your move if necessary!

GIVING BACK

Stephanie so loves her City and her clients that she is honored to be able to give back and does…with assistance to the Women and Children’s Crisis Center.

Remember, if selling your home has been on your mind…the time is now!  It’s a seller’s market for sure, and as Stephanie says, “It’s so much nicer making your Happily Ever After Purchases than those you begrudge!”

Take a moment and give Stephanie a call at (705) 718-8676

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: 14 KINGSRIDGE ROAD, BARRIE

This beautifully restored 1915 century home sits in the heart of Barrie, just steps from Lovers Creek on a half-acre property. Amazing detail and character can be seen from the exterior, down to the smallest of details throughout the home. Wonderful character combined with modern comforts and quality.

14 Kingsridge Road garage doorsCurb appeal makes a strong first impression with an immaculate driveway and expansive front lawn, farmhouse lighting, shakes, board & batten, and brick. These many elements come together to create a charming warm century home. A look that is bound to wow visitors and anyone passing by.

14 Kingsridge Road front door

This wonderful front entryway invites you into a spacious front foyer with soaring 10-foot ceilings overhead and all new hardwood floors underfoot.

14 Kingsridge Road kitchen island

The large open kitchen is fully modernized but has retained its classic farmhouse feel. An oversized kitchen island and floor to ceiling subway tile makes this space feel open and airy. All new quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances add a modern design that pairs well with the creamy shaker cabinetry. Step out the back door to an outdoor patio space where you can relax, bbq or access to the yard.

14 Kingsridge Road dining room

The main floor has lovely classic millwork, panel moldings, stained glass transom windows, unique lighting and solid built-in’s. A sitting room is made cozy with the addition of a stone fireplace, perfect for cold winter nights.

14 Kingsridge Road washroom

The second story has 5 bedrooms and two baths. The master ensuite features antique vanities, a modern glass shower, and a beautiful clawfoot tub. Another example of the charming combination of classic and modern.

14 Kingsridge Road covered porch

When the day is over sit outside on the fully screened and covered back porch that looks out over the large fenced backyard.


If you’re a real estate professional in the Barrie area and are interested in having your newly listed property featured on Barrie Uncovered, contact us for more information.

MORTGAGES BY MATT

Turning First Time Home Buyers into Expert Home Owners

Matt Pique

Pay your Landlord! Pay your car loan! Pay your insurance! Pay! Pay! Pay!
What do you have to show for it? Nothing except something to drive that is losing value daily!

In an exciting way, a passionate mortgage broker can turn some of your dreams into reality. I’d like to introduce you to Matt Pique of Mortgages by Matt, powered by Anthem Mortgage Group.

Matt is one of those guys! He’s been chosen as one of the top three Mortgage Agents by Barrie Advance Readers Choice Awards.

Matt and his team guide you through the process with the passion of putting you in your forever home. He knows that buying a home is likely the single largest asset purchase you’ll ever make, and the bottom line is that Matt wants you to feel really good with your decision.

Like many of Matt’s clients, he is a young family man, who also has the drive to succeed in creating a happy clientele that will come back to him time and time again.

While Matt educates you on purchasing a mortgage that will suit your very personal needs, he’ll also make sure that you know of any programs that might be available to you as well.

Matt and his team are always continuing their own education as well. They tell me that it is vital to keep up with anything that may change the bottom line for their clients. When you’re discussing a mortgage with Matt he wants you to feel totally secure that everyone is always working in your best interest…that as a client your needs come before the lender’s needs.

Matt takes pride in educating you through every step. Imagine the comfort of being so wonderfully guided through one of life’s largest purchases.
Everyone is working so diligently to create the transition to a homeowner as smooth as possible.

Even if you’ve never really thought about homeownership, but just hate the cost of rent, a discussion with Matt could show you how owning a home will create personal wealth!

Call Mortgages by Matt; Powered by Anthem
705 717 5519

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BARRIE REAL ESTATE PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: 288 CODRINGTON STREET, BARRIE

If you are looking for an executive bungalow take a look at this beauty.  The home is located in the north of the city not far from Johnson’s Beach.  As you know we like to find homes with some unusual features, well keep reading.

Spacious living area to have guests around and entertain.  This is a very well maintained home with a lot of extras.

A large kitchen to prepare gourmet meals with all stainless appliances.

Now I love movies so I would love to have this cinema in my house, mind the kids would still commandeer it for their PlayStation, but this is not the hidden secret.

It has a beautiful inground swimming pool with a covered area to get out of the sun if you need to.

Or if you need to have a hot sauna to ease out the aches and pains of the day, the house has it.

This what we thought was really neat, if you are like me and have teenagers they would love this.

After all that you will definitely need to relax at the end of the day and have a nice glass of wine, or as we heat up maybe an ice-cold beer.

More Details:

  • Address: 288 CODRINGTON STREET, BARRIE
  • Price: $1,100,000
  • 3 + 1 Bed / 4 Bath
  • Listing: PEGGY HILL Broker of Record
  • MLS® Number: 30804786
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