5 Points VIP Event - Secure Your Spot TODAY!!

By: Ashley Lamb - Barrie Condominium Expert

5 Points VIP Event - Secure Your Spot TODAY!!

Tags: Five Points Condos, 5 Points Condominiums, Luxury Condos in Barrie, Kempenfelt Bay, Water Views, Dunlop Street, Bayfield Street, By Joseph Santos

  Interested in owning a unit at the Residence of Five Points in Barrie - First condominium built with unobstructed water views of Kempenfelt Bay in a decade. Luxury living at its finest, you won't want to this opportunity!   Barrie Condo Corner is hosting the first VIP event for Five Points Condos with the LOWEST PRICES BEING OFFERED!!! Are you interested in getting FIRST PICK of...Read More

Sleek, Modern Building for Five Points Barrie

By: Ashley Lamb

Sleek, Modern Building for Five Points Barrie

Tags: 5 points, five points, dunlop street, bayfield street, kempenfelt bay, high-rise condo, downtown barrie, new build, pre-construction, barrie condominiums

  The Residence at Five Points is going to be the first condominium built overlooking Barrie’s Kempenfelt Bay since the Nautica Condos complex on Ellen Street was built a decade ago.   Location, location, location is what people say when it comes to real estate, and the Five Points intersection definitely has it! Residents will have so much at their figure tips including; the Five...Read More

Smoke-Free and Condo Value

By: The Hocking Homes Team

Smoke-Free and Condo Value

Tags: Smoke-free, condominiums, Barrie condos, common elements, smoking cigarettes, cannabis, marijuana smoke, condo values, by Ashley Lamb

 Smoke gets into everything!! A coat of paint and replacement of carpets won’t get rid of the smell of smoke, especially cigarette smoke. Not only does it stain the walls and ceiling but it sticks to kitchen cabinets, hardwood flooring, tiling, doors and filters through HVAC systems.   Did you know that properties that smell like smoke are 85% harder to sell? Not only do buyers see...Read More

Learn more about condos and condo ownership - 2 hr course being offered in Barrie

By: Ashley Lamb

Learn more about condos and condo ownership - 2 hr course being offered in Barrie

Tags: condos, CCI, Canadian condominium institution, barrie, courses offered, barrie condos, condos in barrie

  An introductory 2 hour course for condo directors and owners. Participants will be provided with an introduction to and basic knowledge of condo terminology, the Condominium Act, 1998, various condo documents, property management and the role and responsibilities of condo directors. An excellent opportunity to find out what you need to know to be an effective condo owner or director. Det...Read More

North Barrie Crossing - Well Underway

By: Ashley Lamb

North Barrie Crossing - Well Underway

Tags: The Junction Barrie Condos, north barrie Crossing, Cundles Road, Duckworth Street, RVH, Georgian College, Pratt Homes, Mady Developments, MarketTown

The city of Barrie has experienced incredible growth in 2016, in both its residential housing market and commercial market. The 45-acre empty lot in Barrie’s north end where Cuddles meets Duckworth, is well underway and now the home of North Barrie Crossing.   The site is primarily zoned for commercial use and some retail tenants have already opened for business over the last month; Ze...Read More

What's the difference between owned and exclusive use?

By: Ashley Lamb

What's the difference between owned and exclusive use?

Tags: owned vs. exclusive use, common elements, parking, lockers, balconies, balcony, terraces

  It can be very confusing for a buyer when purchasing a condo. Are you purchasing a condo with a parking space, or a unit and a parking space? What are you actually buying with your condo and what rights do you have? The different rights that correspond to ownership and exclusive use of space are occur when looking at parking spaces, lockers and terraces within a building. Majority of te...Read More

Pros & Cons of Owning a Condo vs. a House

By: Ashley Lamb

Pros & Cons of Owning a Condo vs. a House

Tags: condos, houses, ownership, pros, cons, maintenance fees, common elements, condo lifestyle

When purchasing a property, buyers normally choose between a traditional house or a condominium where most buyers tend to base their decision on their lifestyle at the time of purchase. Many people would prefer to buy a house so that they own the dwelling as well as the land underneath, whereas with condo ownership you simply own the space inside of the condo unit and a portion of the common eleme...Read More

Why an investor should consider a condo as an investment?

By: Ashley Lamb

Why an investor should consider a condo as an investment?

Tags: Condos in Barrie, Investing in a Condo, Condo Investors, Buying Condos

      Condos are a fantastic investment especially if you are a first time investor. Here are four reasons why I say this;   1. Condos are cheaper than houses. It will be easier to get approved for a mortgage and you won’t have to break the bank. Condos are a more affordable option and you will be able to focus on your role as a landlord without being overwhelmed. &nbs...Read More

Walnut Grove Condos - 131 Clapperton Street & 166 Owen Street, Barrie Ontario

By: Ashley Lamb

Walnut Grove Condos - 131 Clapperton Street & 166 Owen Street, Barrie Ontario

Tags: Condos in Barrie, Walnut Grove Condos, Condo Buildings, Condo Living

There are many condos in Barrie that are hidden gems, and Walnut Grove Condos is one of them! This condo building is one of Barrie’s most centrally located condos; close to the Bayfield strip and downtown but tucked away in a quiet residential setting surrounded by mature trees. The residents have the best of everything.   The units in this 3-storey, low-rise, building are extremely sp...Read More

By: Ashley Lamb

Condo Insurance & Building Insurance

Tags: condo insurance, building insurance, exclusive use, common elements, condo ownership

Every condo building is required to have their own master insurance policy in place.  This building insurance is included in the maintenance fees of most buildings, and covers the physical building and all common areas. What many are not aware of is they the master instance policy does not cover their own personal contents and liability.  Every unit owner is required to do their own res...Read More