Purchasing a house for a family is a fairly simple process, as you typically already know what the things you want in a house and its neighborhood.
You want to be close to schools so your kids do not have to walk far, you want to be close to bus lines so your family can go to the beach on the weekends, and you want to be in a quiet neighborhood. 2018 appears to be another great year and there are tons of Barrie homes for sale that fit all of these criteria.
Luckily, most of Barrie is like this, since it is a smaller city (when compared to Toronto and North York) where everything is connected. No matter where you live, you will never be more than a short distance from great schools, stores, or that quiet residential neighborhoods.
With prices in the GTA on the rise, the best time to look for Barrie homes for sale is now.
Price Range of Barrie Homes for Sale in Different Neighborhoods
Barrie neighborhoods differ in price. While the general asking price for a home in Barrie is around $500,000, this price will obviously vary depending on the size of the house, the size of the lot, the closeness of various amenities, and more.
A great tip is to not evaluate the entire neighborhood based on price, but only the individual houses you are looking at. Since the pricing for houses vary so much, this is the best option that will allow you to purchase the home you want, at the price you want.
How Old is Your Dream House?
Houses in Barrie not only vary in price, but in age as well. While a house can last in great condition for decades, some houses in Barrie are older than others. In this case, you may want to only look for newer house that were built in the past few decades. Doing this will allow you to not have to worry about housing repairs until the kids are old enough to go to college!
How Far from the Action Do You Want to Be?
Proximity is everything when you have a child. You want to be close to schools, close to stores, and close to parks. There are a lot of fun things to do in Barrie as a family. Being closer to these attractions and events is helpful as a family. However, you may need to pay a slightly higher price for your home if its location is important to you.
Luckily, nothing is that far away when you live in Barrie, unless of course, you are driving out of Barrie to visit Toronto or Montreal or some other place.
Many neighborhoods in Barrie, and many Barrie homes for sale, are open to you. Here is a list of them:
● Ardagh Bluffs
● Bear Creek Meadows
● East End
● Letitia Heights
● West Bayfield
● Wildwood Estates
Each neighborhood has a unique lifestyle experience. The hardest part of finding the perfect neighborhood is choosing just one to look at houses in. All these neighborhoods offer great options for families looking to move to Barrie.
If you are ready to purchase your dream home, give Mark Leader and his team a call today. We know Barrie and we are ready to help turn your dreams into a reality.