The holidays are an exciting time of year for most - for others the added emphasis of family celebrations and elaborate meals is a huge financial struggle. This year My Better Mortgage has committed to assisting those in need.
Our office is super excited to have joined "Barrie Mom's and Dad's Pay It Forward Christmas Food Drive." We encourage you to drop off toys and non-perishable food items to our office... Or if it's easier for you, the founders of this great cause have agreed to pick up your donations right from your door step.
Ontario home buyers and sellers could use better tools and resources to help pick the right real estate agent. A recent survey release today from Zoocasa and Survey Sampling International (SSI) revealed most (86%) Ontario home buyers and sellers used a real estate agent on their last transaction, but only half (50%) reported being confident that they picked the right one.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and our agents have been working overtime to help raise awareness. On October 5th we joined the CIBC run for the cure in downtown Barrie. This run raised 10.7 million dollars across Ontario. With the funds raised at this event, the Foundation is able to invest in innovative research that includes explorations of the genetic causes of breast cancer that could lead to improved risk assessment of women, as well as tailored prevention and treatment options.
At My Better Mortgage we believe in giving back to the community. On June 4th 2014 our office is assisting Huronia Road (Barrie) Tim Horton's in sending a kid to camp. This is the one day each year that Tim Horton's restaurant owners donate 100% of the proceeds from coffee sales to the Tim Horton's Childrens Foundation. In an effort to raise awareness, My Better Mortgage has donated a tablet... stop in to Tim Horton's at 405 Huronia Rd, Barrie for your chance to win!
Canadian Housing Market remains solid as ecomomy continues to improve says Genworth Canada...
While housing starts have slowed since their burst from 2010 to 2012, there is still room for future growth and the Canadian residential market remains solid, according to the Conference Board of Canada Autumn Metropolitan Housing Outlook commissioned by Genworth Canada (the report).
Hundreds of people turned out to Heritage Park on Sunday for the fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in support of the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie.
While the event is a fundraiser for the shelter, it is also a community show of support for women trying to leave abusive relationships.
There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence.
Two local Barrie children, Ashleigh, 8, and her brother Andrew, 6, are putting on their annual fundraiser. With a goal of $2,000, the children will be donating all proceeds of the event to SickKids. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with University of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country.
Coaches and competitors all across Ontario are taking note every time local athlete Mya Jones hits the water. Since earning a spot on the Barrie Trojan's Swimming Club competitive team in 2011, Mya's continued dedication and drive is earning the bubbly 11 year old a lot of respect in the Ontario swimming community.