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May 2019 Statistics as Reported by the BDAR

Wednesday Jun 12th, 2019

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The May 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 in Simcoe County, the number of units sold remained balanced from last month, with an increase in average price. Simcoe County 508 residential units were sold in Simcoe County last month. This was 2.6% greater than the month before (April 2019). During the same time last year (April 2018 to... [read more]

Why Summer Can Be a Great Time To List Your Home

Thursday Jun 06th, 2019

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Spring tends to be the real estate “busy season” but that doesn’t mean that you are too late to list your home now that we are coming into summer. Summer can be a wonderful time to list, specifically in the Barrie area. Buyers purchase homes year round and there are many advantages to listing your home in the summer season. Here are 6 reasons why summer is the best time to sell your home:   1.Active Buyers are More Serious. Although there may not be as... [read more]

Barrie and District Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year in April

Thursday May 30th, 2019

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Residential property sales recorded through the Matrix System in the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. (BDAR) region numbered 470 units in April 2019. This was an increase of 21.1% from April 2018. On a year-to-date basis, home sales totalled 1,347 units over the first four months of the year, up 10.8% from the same period in 2018. Within the City of Barrie, residential sales activity numbered 215 units in April 2019, rising 20.1% on a year-over-year basis. A... [read more]

APRIL 2019 SALES STATISTICS BARRIE AND DISTRICT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (BDAR)

Thursday May 16th, 2019

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The month of April 2019, saw residential property sales recorded through the Matrix™ System for the BDAR region, the year over year average price of units sold and the number of sales were up from the previous month of March. Barrie and Simcoe County, excluding Barrie both contributed almost equally to the growth in the total region. City of Barrie 223 units were sold within the City of Barrie during last month of April 2019. This was a 14.4% growth from March, the month prior. The... [read more]

2019 Market Forecast for Simcoe Region from BDAR Members

Wednesday May 01st, 2019

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2018 saw many changes in the housing market. New mortgage rules came into play, applying a stronger stress test to people applying for a mortgage. It was a year where the crazy market of 2016 and 2017 started to level off and return to normal trends. So where does this leave us for 2019? Residential Market Past-President of BDAR Board of Directors Geoff Halford, feels that the 2019 housing market will look similar to last year with relative stability across all metrics. The... [read more]

Barrie Real Estate Sales: Year-to-date vs Same Time Year Ago

Friday May 18th, 2018

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Year-to-date vs Same Time Year Ago On a year-to-date basis (January 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018), residential home sales amounted to 1243 units, which is a 39.6% decline from the same time in 2017. In the first four months of 2018, the average price for sold residential units was $498,459. This figure is 10.1% less than the average price for sold units in the first four months of 2017. Within the City of Barrie, residential sales figures declined by 44.2% from 2017 and came in at 610... [read more]

Barrie & District Home Sales Continue to Decrease

Friday May 18th, 2018

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Barrie & District Home Sales Continue to Decrease from Year Ago, but Decline is Less Severe than March May 15, 2018 – April 2018 sales information is in, and while sales are still less than in April 2017, the decline is not as severe as it was during March. Through the month of April, residential property sales recorded through the Matrix™ System in the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. (BDAR) region were 404 units. This is down 33.1% from year ago. The... [read more]

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