Selling a Rental Property

Selling a rental property can be stressful, add in a landlord or tenant who isn’t willing to cooperate, and the stress levels can soar. Let’s clarify the facts, rules and rights of both tenants and landlords in Ontario when selling a rental property: Landlords can sell their home at any... [Read More]

Common Painting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

With Spring Cleaning, comes Spring painting! Painting any room in your home is a great way to give it a fresh look. Not only is it cost-effective, it’s fairly easy and can be accomplished in a weekend. Although it can be easy, there are some common painting mistakes that do-it-yourselfer’s... [Read More]

Home Maintenance - PowerPoint

In much of the country, spring has sprung and it’s time to shake off the cold of winter and get working around the house with those spring home maintenance projects. With the first warm, dry spell comes the best time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the... [Read More]

Spring Cleaning

According to the calendar, spring is upon us. For many, it’s time to air out the house, get organized and give the house a thorough deep cleaning. Companies that sell cleaning products even ramp up advertising directed at this seasonal tradition. March 21 may be the official start of spring,... [Read More]

Bowl for Kids Sake

A good time was had by all at Barrie’s Bowlerama on Bayfield Street yesterday, as REALTORS® from all over Barrie crowded the bowling lanes in support of Bowl for Kids Sake. The Peggy Hill Team laced up for the cause, which is an annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters... [Read More]

Barrie Real Estste

As we approach the half-way point in March we are still seeing a Seller’s Market here in Barrie. But what exactly is a Seller’s Market? In a Seller’s Market, home sellers are seen as having an advantage in the real estate market because the number of buyers looking for a... [Read More]

mortgage insurance premiums

CMHC to Increase Mortgage Insurance Premiums Last Friday the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, (CMHC), announced that it will raise mortgage insurance premiums starting on May 1st of this year. The increase in premiums is expected to raise up to $175 million for the CMHC and help to mitigate risk... [Read More]

Heath Hall

3 of the most jaw-dropping houses for sale in London England London contains 19 of the top 20 most expensive streets in the UK. With properties exceeding the £100 million mark, they are saved for world’s richest businessmen, royals and celebrities. These three jaw-dropping houses are currently on the market... [Read More]

45 Graihawk Kitchen

Real estate is an industry that can vary widely from country to country, province to province and even city to city, but there are a few basic trends that carry over into most markets. Like those discovered in the National Association of REALTORS® 2013 survey on Home Features; the study... [Read More]

packz for the homeless in barrie

Packz for The Homeless We would like to use today’s Blog post to introduce you to a new local charity program that started up this winter, Packz For The Homeless. Founded by a group of caring and committed people in Barrie whose vision is to “make a significant difference in... [Read More]

barrie real estate

  Barrie Real Estate Market Summary – 2013 In ‘Housing Now’ a Barrie housing market summary of 2013 released today by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), we are able to see how the real estate market ended in 2013 and what the market may look like this year.... [Read More]

the peggy hill team

As you may have noticed over this past week, PeggyHill.com has gotten a facelift! But the updates to PeggyHill.com are more than just skin deep. “When looking for real estate information and listings online, there are many websites to choose from, but finding one with the right information, that is... [Read More]

how to clean quickly

Have you ever been relaxing on the weekend or after work and thought, “I really need to clean this place up?” At that very moment, the phone rings and it’s your friend/Mom/sister who wants to pop by for a moment to return that thing they borrowed/have coffee/talk about what’s happening.... [Read More]

barrie real estate

What’s going on in the real estate market this month? Watch the above video or read our summary below to find out: Canada’s Real Estate Market Housing market conditions from October into November remained similar in terms of inventory and sales, as did the average home price. Home Sales Activity... [Read More]

Resolutions

The end of the year is always a great time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new one. Many people signify this fresh start with a New Year’s resolution. If you’re a homeowner, here are a few New Years resolutions for homeowners, that you may... [Read More]

christmas traditions

The holiday season is such a great time to spend with family and friends. There are so many things about the holiday season that remind you of the true meaning of Christmas, and every family has their own holiday traditions, activities and events. We polled our team and came up... [Read More]

fireplace safety tips

Once the chilly winter sets in here in Barrie there are few things more enjoyable than warming up by the fireplace. Many households have a wood burning fireplace for warmth, entertainment and enjoyment. That being said they aren’t a maintenance free part of your home. We want you to enjoy... [Read More]

Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays

Traditionally the holiday season is a time when many sellers take their homes off the market. They don’t want to bother with showings at a time of year that revolves around family and holiday get togethers, but there are 5 excellent reasons why you should list your home during the... [Read More]

prepare your home for winter

With the Fall season coming to a close we are faced with the beginning of a hearty Canadian Winter, which is hard to ignore here in Barrie when you wake up to snow! November is traditionally the month where people switch to snow tires and start taking immune boosters to... [Read More]

800px-Pumpkin_craft_for_Halloween

If you’re going to give treats, it’s important to keep your home safe for the kids who will be visiting. Here are some tips to help the trick-or-treaters feel welcome and safe. Let there be light Make sure you’ve got the exterior well lit, including porch light and spotlight if... [Read More]

warning signs of a haunted house

As we get closer to Halloween next Thursday there has been a lot of talk about haunted houses: buying them, living in them and how to tell if you’re home, or potential home is haunted. A survey conducted by Realtor.com even discovered that 62% of respondents ‘would’ or ‘might’ consider... [Read More]

swimming pool

Homeowners who are ready to move sometimes think that they need to make some quick improvements to either add value to the home or increase the likelihood that it will sell quickly. Although it may add perceived value to the current homeowner, prospective buyers are not likely to be impressed... [Read More]

thanksgiving barrie

October, and Thanksgiving in general, is a great time of year to remind us all of what we are thankful for, and to give and spread thanks among friends, family and our community. Here at the Peggy Hill Team we’re not only thankful for the opportunity we have to help... [Read More]

why mortgage rates are going up

October Real Estate News & Numbers Home Sales Activity (September) – Canada: 40,500, Barrie & District sales were 384 units, an increase of 12% from last September  Average Home Price (September) - Canada: $378,000, up 8.1% from last year. down 1.1% from last month. The average price in the Barrie &... [Read More]

home inventory checklist

Homeowner’s insurance, though not always required, is one of the best ways to protect the investment you’ve made in your home. In the event of a disaster, most insurance companies will go out of their way to help you replace your possessions after a fire, flood, tornado or theft. You... [Read More]