Barrie’s real estate market red hot

Home sales in Barrie were up 29% in April of 2012 over April of 2011.  Some interesting details on what is driving demand in this article:

About jefflehman
Jeff Lehman is the 46th Mayor of the City of Barrie. The Ward 2 Councillor for the City of Barrie from 2006 to 2010, he was the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Council, chaired the City’s Growth Management Working Group, and created the Historic Neighbourhoods project, a new initiative to protect and revitalize Barrie’s oldest neighbourhoods. Jeff has lived in Barrie for most of his life, having grown up in Allandale and attended Barrie Central Collegiate. Jeff holds a B.A. from Queen’s University, and a Master’s Degree with first class honours from the UK’s prestigious London School of Economics. He was hired to teach at the LSE following his graduation, and lived and worked in London for two years as an academic. Since that time, as an economist, he has worked with cities across Canada to manage redevelopment and invest in their urban infrastructure. In 2005, he established the Growing By Degrees Task Force to assist in expanding university education opportunities in Barrie, and has volunteered his time with many organizations in the City. Jeff lives near Downtown Barrie with his wife, Jennifer, a part-time professor of political science, and their young daughter Cassie, who is already smarter than her father.


2 Responses to “Barrie’s real estate market red hot”
  1. Neli Trevisan says:

    I enjoyed reading the blog and am excited to live in such a growing city. I would like to see more work done on revitalizing downtown and prevention of loitering in the downtown area, as was done when Mayor Rob Hamilton was in office. My children feel threatened at times when passing by persons or even large groups of people displaying inappropriate behaviour in public. Thank you for keeping us updated on developments around Barrie.

  2. Kris says:

    Great blog. Keep up the good work!


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