SUBMIT: REMAX_2017SpringMarketTrendsReport_15_Barrie.jpg Activity in Barrie’s housing market was brisk to start the year, driven primarily by local move-up buyers and buyers from the GTA looking for good value, particularly in the upper-end of the market. The average number of days on the market is 14 and is expected to remain consistent throughout the year due to continued high demand. Thousands of acres of farm land are scheduled for new development projects in 2018, which is expected to lead to further increases in demand from investors, foreign buyers and move-over buyers from the GTA. Demand for condos is expected to be stable year-over-year compared to 2016, while a number of new developments provide good opportunities for potential buyers.