Real Estate Market Update

Navigating through the ever-changing real estate market can be tricky, but we’re here to help! Read on to find out what’s happening in real estate this month.  Contrary to popular opinion, having your home listed at this time of year gives it one of the best chances at selling faster... [Read More]

One of the best ways to warm your heart and soul during these cold winter months is by enjoying sip after sip of silky and savory hot chocolate. As the steamy scent wraps all around us, the bitter cold begins to thaw and, once again, we feel more like ourselves!... [Read More]

Simple Ways To Pay it Forward

Simple Ways to Pay It Forward As we welcome in a new year and think about all of the ways we would like to better ourselves for 2017, let’s also think about all of the ways we can better the lives of our family, friends, our community and the world.... [Read More]

“It is a melancholy Object to those who walk thro’ this great Town, or travel in the Country, when they see the Streets, the Roads, and the Cabbin Doors crowded with…” impatience and indifference where all concern is kept within the extent of one’s own nose. Come Christmas time, however,... [Read More]

The holidays are quickly approaching and so are the Black Friday deals on everything from smart home accessories to TVs to appliances to video game consoles. If you’re a serious shopper like we are and looking for a great bargain, now is the time to start planning your purchases. Since virtually... [Read More]

Real Estate Investing for Beginners Real Estate Investing is lucrative, and the market is appreciating at a quick rate. Those who are looking to enter the world of real estate investing have to understand its intricacies before losing a lot of cash. The reason people hesitate when it comes to... [Read More]

RED Day 2016 at Youth Haven

RED Day 2016 Supporting Youth Haven Barrie On the second Thursday in May, there is a spotlight shone on three of the nine guiding principles of the Keller Williams belief system: Integrity: do the right thing Teamwork: together everyone achieves more       Success: results through people This day,... [Read More]

home based april fools pranks

Home Based April Fools Pranks  Practical jokers rejoice – April 1st aka. April Fools arrives tomorrow!! The one day every year where pranks are celebrated and shared with friends and family is fast approaching. Is your practical joke game up to the challenge? Never fear, we are here to help!... [Read More]

It’s simple. Be good to people. We often write with a simple and clear objective to remind our readers that LOVE COMES FIRST. This Wednesday, February 24th is Pink T-Shirt Day and we ask you to help us remind the world that respect, caring and love is what should always... [Read More]

why list now

To list or not to list? That is the question. In fact, it’s a question that many Simcoe County, Georgian Bay and Greater Toronto area residents are asking themselves. Should they list their homes for sale now or wait until the ‘Spring Market’? Well, the short answer is this: If... [Read More]

Wayhome has released the 2016 festival lineup and we could. not. be. anymore. excited. Actually, excited is an understatement. There are a bunch of HUGE names set to perform this year… Nathaniel Rateliff, Half Moon Run, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Tory Lanez, Future & Borns are just a few of... [Read More]

On Monday, February 15th, you are officially invited to get out and explore! This Family Day, rediscover adventure, get lost in nature and let the curiosity of your younger self guide you. Did you know that Family Day coincides with Ontario Heritage Week? If you’d rather spend the day indoors... [Read More]

Alright, already…this needs to stop.  Valentine’s Day is coming up and it seems that our social media feeds (or mine, at least) have been inundated with jokes and memes poking fun at people who will be alone on Valentine’s Day…which is why what we are about to tell you is... [Read More]

Let’s talk. 15% of Canada’s burden of disease is mental illness. This is huge. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, in any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem. Of those suffering, young people aged 15 to 24 are most affected... [Read More]

Blue Monday - The saddest day of the year

Blue Monday – The Saddest Day of the Year It’s coming. It’ll be here before you know it. It’s closing in and ready to consume. Blue Monday, the third Monday in January and the saddest day of the year, is only a few days away (Monday January 18th). If you... [Read More]

A new year is right around the corner. Let’s enter it with a focus on genuine love, kindness, generosity and compassion. Take a moment to hold the door open, offer a compliment, buy someone a coffee, practice patience, give back – and do it with a complete and genuine care... [Read More]

Christmas is our favourite time of year for many reasons. The happy vibes, time spent with loved ones, the beautiful lights, the smell of gingerbread baking in the oven, the mistletoe (especially the mistletoe 😉 ), the gifts, the silence a fresh snowfall brings… what’s not to love?! To celebrate... [Read More]

Christmas is a wonderful, beautiful, splendid and CRAZY season! With all the event planning, meal planning, shopping, decorating and more, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush. In no time, you and your family may feel overwhelmed, uneasy and imbalanced. Take control this holiday season by harnessing the... [Read More]

Get ready! Christmas is right around the corner! Soon, the snow will be falling, the familiar sounds of carols will be singing through the air and you’ll be thinking about what to surprise those you love with on Christmas morning. If you’re thinking of trying something new this year, consider... [Read More]

Should I Rent of Should I Buy?

Should I rent, or should I buy? Should I rent, or should I buy? With the average price of homes in Barrie going up and up, people are naturally worried about affordability. The high price of real estate in the GTA has been pushing more and more people into the... [Read More]

Mortgage Changes

New Mortgage Application Rules On March 30th some changes to the mortgage application process that may affect you came into play. The change regards the placeholder amount for heating costs on your mortgage application and will affect how lenders calculate your debt servicing ratios – i.e. how much money you... [Read More]

      So, you’re out for a drive, and you notice a home with a for sale sign.  After you have done more research and viewed the property, you find out that the home has gone Power of Sale, and that a bank is selling the property.  What exactly... [Read More]

Stay Healthy

We have all been guilty of attempting to make major life changes  to our diet, our exercise regime or by joining a new gym or club, just to see your efforts go to waste. But experts say that the best way to make positive changes in your life is to... [Read More]

We have all heard the old adage a cluttered space, a cluttered mind, and the truth is that clutter in your everyday work space can make you stressed out and prevent you from focusing on the task at hand. So if your office has a small or large mountain of... [Read More]

how to hang Christmas Lights

One of the things that we look forward to in the holiday season is the beauty of homeowner’s holiday lights as you drive through the streets and subdivisions of Barrie and the surrounding areas! They add that little extra bit of sparkle that really makes the holidays feel magical! Hanging... [Read More]