Submit Your Essay for The Quest for Excellence® Scholarship Program from RE/MAX!

By: John Barry Team

Submit Your Essay for The Quest for Excellence® Scholarship Program from RE/MAX!

Tags: Quinte West, Brighton, Belleville, Trenton, Prince Edward County, Picton, Scholarships, RE/MAX Scholarship

Submissions close March 13, 2023! Have you heard about the RE/MAX 2023 Quest for Excellence? RE/MAX Canada through the Quest for Excellence scholarship program is offering forty $1,000 scholarships to Grade 12 students in Canada.   The John Barry Team would love to encourage the Grade 12 students in our community to participate in this wonderful scholarship opportunity to help jumpstart the...Read More

Tips for Keeping Your Home + Family Warm During a Cold Snap

By: John Barry Team

Tips for Keeping Your Home + Family Warm During a Cold Snap

Tags: Quinte West, Brighton, Belleville, Trenton, Prince Edward County, Picton, Cold Weather

With the cold snap hitting overnight, we wanted to share some basic ways to prepare your home for the extreme temperatures expected tonight and tomorrow. There are many things you should think about prior to winter to keep your home comfortable for the season. Unfortunately, extreme and unexpected weather conditions can happen and even the most prepared homeowners may need to do a little extra pre...Read More

Why Moving to Trenton is the Perfect Opportunity to Start the Small Business of Your Dreams!

By: John Barry Team

Why Moving to Trenton is the Perfect Opportunity to Start the Small Business of Your Dreams!

Tags: Quinte West, Brighton, Belleville, Trenton, Prince Edward County, Picton, Small Business

Trenton is a community that supports its local businesses. While many may think they need a bustling city to achieve their dreams of running a successful business, it is easy for your name to get lost in the shuffle of a busy street. Smaller communities have a great sense of self-preservation, turning to their fellow community members for goods and services in order to keep their small towns small...Read More

Summing Up Canada’s Tax-Free First Home Savings Account

By: John Barry Team

Summing Up Canada’s Tax-Free First Home Savings Account

Tags: Quinte West, Real Estate, Home Ownership

Last year the government proposed the Tax-Free First Home Savings Account (FHSA). As of April 1, 2023 Canadians under 40 who have never owned a home will be able to open an FHSA account. This account allows young Canadians to save up to $40,000, which equates to approximately 5% of the average Canadian home price ($763,000). With most savings accounts you typically have to pay income tax on any i...Read More

Winter Activities Around Quinte West

By: John Barry Team

Winter Activities Around Quinte West

Tags: Quinte West, Brighton, Belleville, Trenton, Winter Activities

Winter in Quinte West is filled with beautiful winter scenery and a list of activities for lovers of the outdoors as well as those who would rather cuddle up in some blankets and watch the snow fall out the window.   Whether you have lived here all your life or are new to the area, the following list is a winter bucket list you will want to fulfil!   1. Ice Fishing with Quinte Fishing ...Read More

Living in the Hillside Meadows Subdivision by Klemencic Homes

By: John Barry Team

Living in the Hillside Meadows Subdivision by Klemencic Homes

Tags: Quinte West, Real Estate, Home Ownership, Trenton Real Estate, New Build Homes

If you are looking for an affordable new home in the Quinte West area then look no further than the Hillside Meadows subdivision built by award winning family-owned builder Klemencic Homes.    Located in the West end of Trenton, this development can be found just off 2nd Dug Hill Road in a quiet area, near enough to amenities to make a short trip to run your errands and yet out of the w...Read More

The Catherine’s Kitchen Christmas Hamper Program is Looking for Volunteers!

By: John Barry Team

The Catherine’s Kitchen Christmas Hamper Program is Looking for Volunteers!

Tags: Quinte West, Trenton, Volunteer, Christmas Hamper Program

When? Catherine’s Kitchen is looking for volunteers to help out at their Donation Stations from December 1st to 21st. Times of operation will be 2-8 PM Monday through Friday and 10am-6pm Saturdays.   Where? Donation Stations will be located at Walmart, FreschCo, Canadian Tire and Smylie’s Independent around Trenton.   How? Training will be provided to individuals and gro...Read More

Why You Should Create a Homeowner Journal (and How to Do It!)

By: John Barry

Why You Should Create a Homeowner Journal (and How to Do It!)

Tags: Quinte West, Real Estate, Home Ownership

What is a Homeowner Journal? Whether you have lived in your home for years or are getting ready to move into your recently purchased home, you will want to consider starting a Homeowner Journal.    A homeowner journal is a great way to get your home information lall in one place and will be extremely helpful to future buyers if you plan on selling your home down the line. Your homeowne...Read More

Exciting Events Around Quinte West This November

By: John Barry Team

Exciting Events Around Quinte West This November

Tags: Quinte West, Brighton, Belleville, Trenton, Prince Edward County, Activities, Events

Saturday, November 5 - Belleville Senators vs. Toronto Marlies at the CAA Arena in Belleville Local hockey fans won’t want to miss this exciting match between the Belleville Senators and one of their top rivals the Toronto Marlies!   Enjoy a night out with friends and family, some great hockey and food with seat prices starting as low as $25.50 each. The game starts at 7 PM and there ...Read More

Housing Market Update for September 2022 in Hastings County and Quinte West

By: John Barry Team

Housing Market Update for September 2022 in Hastings County and Quinte West

Tags: Quinte West, Hastings County, Trenton, Market Update

After a whirlwind real estate market through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are wondering if the market will return to what it was before we saw those crazy bidding wars and outlandish prices. While many are concerned about the possibility of the housing market crashing, a close look at the statistics for Quinte West, Hastings County and Ontario as a whole show that rather than crashing...Read More