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Tracking house prices in Canada's hottest housing markets Staff Published Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:46PM EDT

Last Updated Tuesday, April 18, 2017 2:36PM EDT

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Monthly Residential Statistics – For the Month of March 2017 Barrie & District Association of REALTORS®

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City of Barrie  Within the City of Barrie, detached residential properties 

posted an average selling price for the month of March 2017 of $604,227, an increase of 42% over March 2016. 


Canadian housing starts trend upwards in March

Canadian housing starts trend upwards in March

OTTAWA, April 10, 2017 — Housing starts are trending higher at 211,342 units in March 2017, compared to 205,521 units in February 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.

Monthly Residential Statistics – For the Month of February 2017

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Barrie and District home sales smash February record

Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 458 units in February 2017, an increase of 30.9% from February 2016.


On a year-to-date basis home sales totaled 715 units over the first two months of the year, rising 24.6% from the same period in 2016.


Hot housing market Cheryl Browne By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:15:33 EST PM

There’s every indication the housing market in Barrie may be too hot to handle.

After months of watching housing prices rise, realtor Vicki Howe of Exit Realty First North, watched with dismay as a house sold for almost $100,000 more than the asking price in just under four days.

Howe, who was representing one of 30 prospective buyers on what she described as a well-maintained, clean link home (connected by garages) in Barrie’s south-end, said the pressure was intense.

Five ways the wealthy become wealthier with real estate


Special to The Globe and Mail



For the wealthy, and those who aspire to be, investing in real estate can reduce risk and volatility in a portfolio.

Those with the money have myriad ways to play real estate. Some are easy, some are challenging. Here are a few, and their possible risks.

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Royal LePage sees surge of interest in Canadian real estate from Americans

Inquiries about buying homes in Canada have skyrocketed since U.S. election in November, real estate firm says

By Pete Evans, CBC News Posted: Jan 20, 2017 4:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 20, 2017 4:00 AM ET

One of Canada's biggest sellers of real estate says it is witnessing a surge of interest from Americans who are considering moving north as a result of the U.S. presidential election.

Housing market will see fewer wild swings in 2017, Royal LePage says

Hot zones like Toronto and Vancouver may cool, with prices going up in Alberta and Quebec

CBC News Posted: Jan 12, 2017 8:51 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017 9:36 AM ET

Royal LePage says the extreme regional disparities that characterized Canada's real estate markets last year will narrow in 2017 as overheated areas cool and slower markets begin to gather steam.

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