By: Brandon Schmidt

Mortgage Trends - Fall 2018

Tags: Real Estate Information, Brandon Schmidt, Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Springwater, Essa, Innisfil, Free Real Estate Information, Renting, Buying, Selling, Home for Sale, Realtor, Real Estate Agent

I was hosting an open house and had some time between visitors to reflect on the last few weeks in real estate.   The most noticeable trend has been how difficult it is for buyers to secure financing. Every one of my sales the last few weeks, whether I am on the seller or buyer side, have had the conditional period extended, and the buyers that had already been pre-approved.   What doe...Read More

Where should I Buy? Country vs City!?!?!

By: Brandon Schmidt

Where should I Buy? Country vs City!?!?!

Tags: Real Estate Information, Brandon Schmidt, Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Springwater, Essa, Innisfil, Free Real Estate Information, Renting, Buying, Selling, Home for Sale, Realtor, Real Estate Agent

Where should I Buy? Country vs City!?!?! I was out showing houses the other day, and the buyer and I had a very spirited conversation about the pros and cons of country and city property. We were looking at the entry level of both city and rural markets, and trying to decide if we should buy a small detached or townhouse in the city or a small lot and small house in the country. I felt that ...Read More

Home for Sale ~ Anten Mills ~ 3922 Horseshoe Valley Road West

By: Brandon Schmidt

Home for Sale ~ Anten Mills ~ 3922 Horseshoe Valley Road West

Tags: Real Estate Information, Brandon Schmidt, Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Springwater, Essa, Innisfil, Free Real Estate Information, Renting, Buying, Selling, Home for Sale, Realtor, Real Estate Agent

      Solid all brick bungalow backing onto the private heavily treed area in the Village of Anten Mills just minutes from Barrie. Approximately 2300 square feet finished with no carpet. Skylight in the entrance foyer. More open plan with walkout from kitchen/dining room to large deck and above ground pool. New stainless steel gas stove, fridge & dishwasher. Rich dark hardwoo...Read More

Considering a Reno!?!

By: Brandon Schmidt

Considering a Reno!?!

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Are you considering a renovation or are you looking for properties in your in that one location but the ones that come up all, need work?   Guess what; I can help!   Like many of you, my family and I searched for location first and worried about the condition of the home second… doing major work inside and out before we moved in and while we lived there.  Because of this, I...Read More

There is still time to find that AMAZING school for your kids!

By: Brandon Schmidt

There is still time to find that AMAZING school for your kids!

Tags: Real Estate Information, Brandon Schmidt, Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Springwater, Essa, Innisfil, Free Real Estate Information, Renting, Buying, Selling, Home for Sale, Realtor, Real Estate Agent

Hey Guys, I hope you are enjoying your summer so far! Have you been trying to get your kids into that really amazing school? Well… guess what... it is not too late to make the move! You still have time to buy before the school year begins next September. If there is a specific school you are trying to land in, I can set up a search for you that is specific just for that catchment area...Read More

WHEN can I do an inspection?

By: Brandon Schmidt

WHEN can I do an inspection?

Tags: Real Estate Information, Brandon Schmidt, Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Springwater, Essa, Innisfil, Free Real Estate Information, Renting, Buying, Selling, Home for Sale

  I recently had a conversation with a Buyer about doing a home inspection. They had just called a family friend that is a home inspector because they wanted to do an inspection before making their offer. The inspector told them to wait until they have an accepted offer. While the traditional approach is to negotiate with the seller and make an agreement on price and terms and then do your...Read More

We only needed to see one!

By: Brandon Schmidt

We only needed to see one!

Tags: Real Estate Information, Brandon Schmidt, Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Springwater, Essa, Innisfil, Free Real Estate Information, Renting, Buying, Selling, Home for Sale

Whats the sign of a Re/Max agent? There were hundreds of listings, but we only need to see one! It hit the mark before it hit the market! We had big dreams, we opened the door to even more!          ...Read More

What Mortgage can I afford?

By: Brandon Schmidt

What Mortgage can I afford?

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Are you considering a purchase or refinancing?  Have you considered all of your options?   Before getting wrapped up in interest rate, there is much more to consider than just the rate itself.   Are you getting fair Pre-Payment options? Is there an annual lump sum privilege? Can you increase your monthly payments as you wish? Are you able to change your payment frequencies, c...Read More

When we needed a bigger home!

By: Brandon Schmidt

When we needed a bigger home!

Tags: Real Estate Information, Brandon Schmidt, Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Springwater, Essa, Innisfil, Free Real Estate Information, Renting, Buying, Selling, Home for Sale

We needed a bigger home in the same neighborhood. So did everyone else! We needed a bigger yard, we got the whole park. That's the sign of a Re/Max Agent! ...Read More

Have you been offered something too good to be true?

By: Brandon Schmidt

Have you been offered something too good to be true?

Tags: Real Estate Information, Brandon Schmidt, Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Springwater, Essa, Innisfil, Free Real Estate Information, Renting, Buying, Selling, Home for Sale

Hey Guys, curious as to what are the most common real estate scams? This is one of my pet peeves: I’ll sell your home or buy it myself, the guaranteed sale program. This one bugs me to the most. Sounds too good to be true right, well that’s usually the story. This is a bait and switch marketing program to win appointments. Typically, the program comes wrapped in a bundle of condi...Read More