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Awesome Trails to Explore in Simcoe County

June 8th, 2018

1. Grants Woods Trail
- Located just outside of Orillia on Division Rd West, this awesome trail has a total length of 1.9km. There are tons of great points of interest along the trail, with creeks flowing throughout the woods. The trail has a difficulty level of easy and parking is free.


2. Scout Valley Trail - This trail features three loop trails that are located on the Scout Valley property ...

5 Fun Events Happening This Long Weekend

May 18th, 2018

We have put together a list of fun events happening in Simcoe County to get out and enjoy this long weekend. Be sure to comment below and let us know which events you will be heading to!

1. Plant, Rummage & Bake Sale - When: Saturday May 19

The Christ Anglican Church in Waubaushene will be holding their annual spring sale of plants, gently used treasures and home baking. The event is free a ...

5 Fun Things to Do For Mother's Day in Simcoe County

May 11th, 2018

We have put together some events to take Mom to this coming weekend, in Simcoe County. Head out for some local fun, and enjoy the sunshine!

1. Collingwood Mothers Day Market - Sunday May 13

Head over to Collingwood for a fun afternoon at Side Launch Brewing Company. They will be holding a event for mothers, featuring food sampling, live outdoor music, giveaways and last but not least craft beer ...

6 Must See Kitchen Trends For 2018

April 13th, 2018

Who doesn’t love to look at beautiful kitchens? We definitely do and we can’t get enough! Check out our favourite, must see kitchen design trends for 2018:

Bold Colours

One of our favourite trends this year has been bold colours! Whether it is through cabinets, charis or small design features, we have been loving the pop of colour. This can be a super easy to do by adding small pops of co ...

Fun Things To Do In Simcoe County For This Easter Weekend!

March 29th, 2018

This coming weekend is Easter weekend and if you’re busy (like most people) it can be hard to plan things to do for you and your family. We have put together a list of fun things that you and your family can get out and enjoy this weekend!

1. Chappell Farms Spring Festival - Enjoy a fun day out with the family at Chappell Farms! There will be a candy hunt, baby animals, free face painting and ...

Give Your Home The “WOW” Factor With This Removable Wallpaper

March 27th, 2018

Now that it is officially Spring, it's a great time to get started on any DIY projects you may have! Or start thinking about project ideas that you want to tackle this summer. One great way you can add some colour to your home or spruce up your space is removable wallpaper! 

Chasing Paper offers beautiful wallpaper designs that are affordable! The wallpaper is completely removable so you can ...

Market Update: January 2018

February 23rd, 2018

Here is what happened in the Barrie & surronding area Real Estate Market for January 2018:

Residential property sales recorded through the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. (BDAR) region numbered 210 units in January 2018, down 18.9% from a very strong month of January in 2017.

Within the City of Barrie, sales activity was down 17.7% on a year-over-year basis in January 2018. T ...

5 Things To Do In Simcoe County This Weekend

February 2nd, 2018

This winter there is so much going on in Simcoe County, it can be hard to decide what to! We have put together a list of 5 different activities for you to get out and enjoy this weekend.

1. Barrielicious Festival
- This festival runs from Jan 19 to Feb 4, so this weekend is your last chance to get out and enjoy some amazing food! The goal of this festival is to allow people to try a diversity o ...

Barrie Real Estate Market Update - Stats From September 2017

October 16th, 2017
Regional Snapshot – Price & Sales, September 2017

City of Barrie ‐ 

Within the City of Barrie, detached residential properties posted an average selling price for the month of September 2017 of $515,522 an increase of 8% over September 2016. The number of  residential units sold in September 2017 dropped 43% compared to September 2016. 

Residential townhouse, link, and semi‐detached homes i ...

Welcome Domenic Gagliardi - Sales Representative - Royal LePage First Contact, Barrie

September 1st, 2016


Domenic will be working with The Johnston Team at Royal LePage First Contact Realty in Barrie.  Domenic specializes in Residential Sales & Investing/Property Management services.

Thinking of buying or selling in the Barrie area?  Contact Domenic today 249-877-7785 or

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