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Beautifully Renovated Orillia Home!

403A Forest Ave Orillia

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403A Forest Ave Orillia. Tastefully Designed.
3 Bedroom. 3 Bath  $379,000

Newly renovated!
Brand new finishes inside and out.
***  In-law Potential $875/mo. ***

Michael J. Preston, Broker of Record. 705-309-1747

Investors! VTB and Quick Close

Interior hall Alberts St

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Tri-Plex with Steady Income. Quick close!
112 Albert St, Orillia 
$296,800
Commercial & Residential on large lot.

VTB possible to help with down-payment.
Present total net income is $ 2550.00 a month.

Michael J. Preston, Broker of Record. 705-309-1747

River Cottage – Fix-up or Rebuild

6527 Pioneer Village Ln

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$199,000  6527 Pioneer Village Ln Sebright
Lovely river front property – great fishing!
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath older modular home.
Fix it up or tear down and
Build a Family Retreat.

Michael J. Preston, Broker of Record. 705-309-1747

Starter Home in Orillia

Front of House

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REDUCED! $239,000  Central Orillia
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath bungalow on corner lot.

Ideal starter or retirement home.
New flooring, paint & windows. 

Double driveway. Ready to move in.

Michael J. Preston, Broker of Record. 705-309-1747

Lagoon City Condo

Lagoon City Condo

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Open concept living/dining room with fireplace.
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath | Private Mooring
Washer, Dishwasher, Stove, Dryer, Microwave, Refrigerator

Danielle Arsenault, Salesperson 705-826-3500

SOLD – Custom Home

Doe Lake Road Gravenhurst

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Michael J. Preston, Broker of Record. 705-309-1747

Imagine Your Own B&B or Retirement Village

1741 MONCK RD Ramara

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25 Acres * Fabulous & Huge Residence
2 Ponds * Open Fields & Treed Land
Main Home Has 4 Separate Family Units
1741 Monck Road in Ramara $1,288,800
Listed by May Young, Broker of Record CENTURY 21
South Breeze Realty Inc., Brokerage

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Lakeview Realty Inc. Brokerage. 705-309-1747

Building Lot Available in Coldwater
$107,000*

*Call for Details & Special “Early Bird” Discount

Michael Preston 705-309-1747
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Building Lot Available in Central Orillia
$80,000*

50 x 155 feet. *Cash Sale Only *Plus Development Fees

Michael Preston 705-309-1747
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For sale
$298,500
235 Harvey Street, orillia, Ontario

235 Harvey Street

Orillia, Ontario

Classic Brick 2.5 Storey/Family Rm Addition/Deck/Treed Yard/West Orillia/Shopping Close /1 Km to Hwy/Multi Car Park/Det Garage/Main Floor Bedrm has no closet/Gas Furnace/Extra Bonus Half Storey Loft 15 x 15 x 7 Ft Tall/Some pictures Feb 2018 others provided by owner/Act now only few homes under 300,000 in Orillia (id:23135)

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1150 sqft

Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc.

For sale
$300,000
120 DUNLOP Street, orillia, Ontario

120 Dunlop Street

Orillia, Ontario

This well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is the perfect starter or investment property. Move in ready and tastefully finished, featuring main floor laundry room, upper level den/office or extra bedroom, steel roof and an inviting front verandah. Conveniently close to Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital and the downtown core. (id:23135)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1169 sqft

Century 21 B.j. Roth Realty Ltd.

For sale Open House
$749,900
105 CREIGHTON Street, orillia, Ontario

105 Creighton Street

Orillia, Ontario

Location, Location, Location.... Unique Opportunity To Own West Facing Waterfront Property On Stunning Lake Simcoe. This 1930s Custom Built Home Boasts 4 Bedrooms, Separate 2 Car Garage With Loft, Grandfathered Wet Slip And 97 Feet Of Striking Shoreline. Enjoy Picturesque Sunsets From Your New Dock While Being Mere Minutes From Shopping, Marina, Boat Launch, Park & Beaches. This Property Is Being Sold As Is And Wont Last Long... Unlimited Potential With This Waterfront Property! Renovate Or Build Your Dream Home.... Summer Is Fast Approaching So Dont Delay. (id:23135)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1700 sqft

RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc.

For sale
$344,900
1004 MISSISSAGA Street W, orillia, Ontario

1004 Mississaga Street W

Orillia, Ontario

Welcome to executive townhouse living at it's finest! This stunning unit has it all. Featuring hardwood floors, spacious kitchen with a pass-through bar and a massive master suite with walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. Upstairs laundry and a second full bathroom make this home perfect for hosting guests or raising a family. This is a definite must-see! (id:23135)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1595 sqft

Century 21 B.j. Roth Realty Ltd.

For sale
$344,900
1004 MISSISSAGA ST W, orillia, Ontario

1004 Mississaga St W

Orillia, Ontario

Welcome to executive townhouse living at it's finest! This stunning unit has it all. Featuring hardwood floors, spacious kitchen with a pass-through bar and a massive master suite with walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. Upstairs laundry and a second full bathroom make this home perfect for hosting guests or raising a family. This is a definite must-see! (id:23135)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1595 sqft

Century 21 B.j. Roth Realty Ltd.

For sale
$324,900
146 Memorial Avenue, orillia, Ontario
Residential

146 Memorial Avenue

Orillia, Ontario

Fully rented, cash-flowing, Legal duplex in the city of Orillia featuring many updates: Roof 2017, windows 2017, furnace and on demand water heater in 2014. Located on Memorial Ave near McKinnell Square Park, conveniently serviced by shopping, dining, and public transit: all the amenities your tenants could ask for. Long term tenants who wish to stay. (id:23135)

1635 sqft

Keller Williams Experience Realty

For sale
$715,000
3500 BAYOU RD, orillia, Ontario

3500 Bayou Rd

Orillia, Ontario

Amazing 1.5 acre property with available 1 acre severance with services on property or retain your full parcel with this 2 storey raised bungalow style home with fresh paint. Lower floor with walkup could easily be inlaw suite. Newly constructed oversize garage with upper living quarters for you to complete to your layout or 2 Bdrm plans supplied to help you complete, power garage doors and extra wide stairs to upper floor. Lake Couchitching Beach, parks, boat launching and docking available, yearly membership fee or $25.00, all this recreational excitement without the costs of waterfront ownership for Bayou area residents. Beautiful homes adorn this neighborhood with easy access to highway, schools, shopping , entertainment and much more!!! Don't miss out on this opportunity, this does not come along often! (id:23135)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2200 sqft

Royal LePage Real Quest Realty

For sale
$289,900
71 SCOTT ST, orillia, Ontario

71 Scott St

Orillia, Ontario

Location, Location, Location! Turn key investment property, Two 1 BDRM apartments, steps to the waterfront and all the amenities. Separate entrances, parking for each, hardwood, steel roof, new high efficiency furnace( Dec '17) Two 100 amp electrical panels, two water heaters, 2 hydro meters, bus route around the corner, long term good tenants who would love to stay! one of your last chances to get an income property for under $300k! Start making money today!! (id:23135)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1205 sqft

Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc.

For sale
$459,900
406 -  354 ATHERLEY Road, orillia, Ontario

406 - 354 Atherley Road

Orillia, Ontario

Welcome to this picture-perfect unit in a highly-sought after Panoramic Point in Orillia with gorgeous and relaxing views of Lake Couchiching. Bright and open 2 bedroom 2 Bathroom Unit with bonus Den boasting 9 ceilings and quality finishes including easy-care Flooring. Master bedroom with walk in closet, 4 pc ensuite and walkout. Efficient Kitchen space. Underground parking spot and locker included with unit. Well maintained waterfront building features indoor pool, hot tub, workout facilities and outdoor patio. Short walk to Tudhope Park and the scenic Millennium trail. Entertain on the large balcony offering beautiful treetop and water views. (id:23135)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1042 sqft

RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc.

For sale
$649,000
106 COLLEGIATE Drive, orillia, Ontario

106 Collegiate Drive

Orillia, Ontario

Once In A Lifetime Opportunity For Contractors, Handymen, And Renovators! You Won't Want To Miss Out On This One, With Over 3000 Square Feet, An Unfinished Basement, A Built In Indoor Hot Tub, Featuring 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 2 Bedrooms Have Ensuites, The Master Has A Private Balcony Overlooking Large Fenced In Backyard, And An In Ground Pool. This Home Needs Work But When Fixed Up Has The Potential To Be A Show Stopper! (id:23135)

4 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 3400 sqft

RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc.

For sale
$629,995
124 DAVEY Drive, orillia, Ontario

124 Davey Drive

Orillia, Ontario

Year Round Bungalow On Lake Couchiching. (Pumpkin Bay) Approx 53.5 Feet Frontage. Dock, Break Wall. Combination Heat Including Gas Fireplace. Freshly Decorated, Move In Ready. Minutes From Downtown Orillia. 3rd Bedroom Currently Used Like A Den. Just Requires Door To Close Off. Great Opportunity To Own Waterfront as well as Waterlot. See Survey For Details. (id:23135)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1285 sqft

Royal LePage First Contact Realty

For sale
$325,000
9 MICHELLE Drive, orillia, Ontario

9 Michelle Drive

Orillia, Ontario

Close To The Lake! Terrific 2-Storey Townhome In Orillia Close To Parks, Amenities, Schools, Commuter Routes & Lake Simcoe. 3 Beds, 1.1 Baths, New Laminate Throughout, Freshly Painted, Family Room With Fireplace, Kitchen With Walkout To Yard. Unfinished Lower Level. Make Your Move Today! Visit Our Website For More Pictures & Information. Immediate Occupancy Available! (id:23135)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1294 sqft

Keller Williams Experience Realty

For sale
$399,000
63 Dunedin Street, orillia, Ontario

63 Dunedin Street

Orillia, Ontario

Great investment property in prime downtown Orillia location across from Dairy Queen and close to the hospital. This commercial/residential property consists of retail/office space on the main floor as well as an office/reception area and double bay garage. The second floor is self contained with a 3 bedroom apartment, large kitcehn and private deck. Loads of parking, great visibility! (id:23135)

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1600 sqft

Century 21 B.j. Roth Realty Ltd.

For sale
$2,500,000
92 BARRIE Road, orillia, Ontario

92 Barrie Road

Orillia, Ontario

A very rare opportunity to acquire a positive cash flowing investment property with a long history of providing income. The property consists of approx 1.38 acres of inner city land containing a large warehouse that has been converted into 207 storage units, 6 industrial units (with loading bays) a U-Haul business and external storage. The type of investment does not come around around very often. The business is turn-key and comes with qualified employees who would enable a mostly hands off type of investment. Recent improvements include upgraded fire coding (compliant and recently inspected), internal creation and optimization of further storage units. The occupancy rates for 2017 92-97%. LEGAL DESCRP CONT: BEING PT 2, PL 51R39547 CITY OF ORILLIA (id:23135)

Keller Williams Experience Realty

For sale
$400,000
337 MILLARD Street, orillia, Ontario
Residential

337 Millard Street

Orillia, Ontario

Investment opportunity in Orillia. 4 units. 2 bedrooms in each unit except for upper which has 3; Priced aggressively for consideration of work needed to be done. $100,000 per unit and priced to sell! Selling as is where is. Fully rented, no vacancy. Room for improvements. Require 48 hours notice minimum to prepare and serve required written notice to tenants please. On corner location of Millard and James Street. Close to variety store, St. Bernard's Catholic School, St. David's Anglican Church, Regent Park Public School, Orillia Christian School, Brian Orser Arena. Ease of access to highway 11, Waterfront, Box Stores like Giant Tiger and more. Each unit has own entry. INCOME: YEARLY: $51,108 EXPENSES: Property Taxes: $4380 Utilities: $8,120 Insurance: $1,618 **48 hours needed for showing requests*** (id:23135)

3800 sqft

RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc.

For sale
$499,900
3430 TIMBERLINE Avenue, orillia, Ontario

3430 Timberline Avenue

Orillia, Ontario

SOUTH SHORE HOMES WELCOMES YOU TO 3430 TIMBERLINE CRESCENT... TO BE BUILT THIS, 1430 SQFT BUNGALOW WITH ATTACHED DOUBLE CAR GARAGE, INCLUDING INSIDE ENTRY IS THE PERFECT HOME FOR YOU... CLOSE ACCESS TO LAKE COUCHICHING, CASINO RAMA, 5 MINUTES FROM ORILLIA. ON A NEWLY PAVED ROAD WITH MUNICIPAL WATER & SEWER, HYDRO, NATURAL GAS & ALL OFFERED INTERNET SERVICES AVAILABLE (ROGERS/BELL)...OPTIONS AVAILABLE, AS WELL AS 4 OTHER MODELS AT PRICING SUBJECT TO MODEL SIZE, OPTIONS AVAILABLE & FINISHINGS...CALL TODAY! WON'T LAST! CHECK IT OUT! (id:23135)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1430 sqft

Century 21 B.j. Roth Realty Ltd.

For sale
$274,900
143 CAMERON Street, orillia, Ontario

143 Cameron Street

Orillia, Ontario

Welcome to 143 Cameron Street, enjoy 1291 finished square feet of newly renovated living where all you have to do is move in! Almost everything has been redone to this home from top to bottom; board and baton repaired and replaced, new rood (shingles), new soffit & facia, new wrap around deck, all windows have been replaced, all new kitchen cabinets and counters, new flooring throughout, newly painted, main bathroom completely redone, new sod, new landscaping and more... You could be living in this incredible home all while enjoying many great amenities such as; restaurants, movie theatre, public transit, schools, gyms, parks, close to Costco and Walmart as well. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get in the market and start enjoying the pride that comes with home ownership! Call today for more information or to book your exclusive showing 705-896-5056. (id:23135)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 764 sqft

RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc.

For sale
$1,000,000
463 WEST Street N, orillia, Ontario
Service

463 West Street N

Orillia, Ontario

THIS WELL ESTABLISHED CITY OF ORILLIA BUSINESS COMES WITH 40 YEARS OF LOYAL CUSTOMER CLIENTELE. THE GAS STATION FEATURES TEN GAS PUMPS, AND TWO 25,000 & TWO 50,000 LITRES STORAGE TANKS. ALSO M.L.S # BD1700202 Internet Remarks: Ideally located and easily accessible on the corner of an extremely busy high traffic light intersection as you come off of Trans Canada Highway # 11 is this well established gas station with variety store, auto service garage, and car sales lot, this incredible high exposure property is located on a very busy commercial strip with an A.A.D.T (Average Annual Daily Traffic) count of 11,500 per day. This well established City of Orillia business comes with 40 years of loyal customer clientele. The gas station features ten gas pumps, and two 25,000 & two 50,000 litres storage tanks. Area SqFt: 4108.62, Finished AreaSqFt: 4108.62, Finished AreaSqM: 381.7, Property Size: -1/2A, Loading: At Grade,, Power: Single Phase, Warehouse Heat & Air: Furnace, NOTE: No Finacials, and No Gas Volume Sales are available. (id:23135)

4109 sqft

Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc.

For sale
$1,265,000
2 SKYLINE Drive, orillia, Ontario

2 Skyline Drive

Orillia, Ontario

A VARIETY STORE, AUTO SERVICE GARG, & CAR SALES LOT, ONCE AGAIN THIS INCRED HIGH EXPOS PROPERTY IS LOCATD ON A VERY BUSY COMM STRIP HAS AN AVG. ANNUAL DAILY TRAFFIC COUNT OF APPROX. 11,500 PER DAY. THIS WELL EST BUSINESS A ALSO COMES WITH 40 YEARS OF LOYAL CUSTOMER CLIENTELE. ALSO SEE THE AERIAL VIRTUAL TOUR ATTACHED Internet Remarks: The Asking Price for this spectacular curb appeal plus legal duplex also includes the adjoining property next door at 463 West Street North, City of Orillia (see M.L.S # 1700185). The adjoining property next door is an ideally located and easily accessible commercial corner on an extremely busy high traffic light intersection as you drive in off of the highway interchange of Trans Canada Highway # 11, the well established commercial gas station next door also features a variety store, auto service garage, and car sales lot, once again this incredible high exposure property that is located on a very busy commercial strip has an A.A.D.T (Average Annual Daily Traffic) count of approximately 11,500 per day. This well established business also comes with 40 years of loyal customer clientele. The gas station itself features ten gas pumps, and has two 25,000 & two 50,000 litre storage tanks. Also see the related aerial virtual tour link: https://vimeo.com//130941914, AreaSqFt: 1797.59, Finished AreaSqFt: 1797.59, Finished AreaSqM: 167, Property Size: -1/2A, (id:23135)

Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc.

For sale
$2,100,000
445 LACLIE Street, orillia, Ontario
Residential

445 Laclie Street

Orillia, Ontario

3.26 acre site located in north Orillia just west of Lake Couchiching, south of Hwy 11. Surrounded by other new residential development to the north, the City's Official Plan has this property slated for Mixed Use / Multi-Family, moderate income, high density intensification development. Located steps from retail stores, dining, lake and golf course. Borders Couchiching Heights Elementary School to the north, Stone Gate Inn and Foodland to the south. Ideal use would be stand alone multi-unit buildings, all forms of townhouses (including link, stack or back-to-back) and apartment buildings up to 8 storey's. Currently has a 14,665 sf industrial / service buildings on site currently used for repair / maintenance. Being sold As Is Where Is. (id:23135)

Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc.

For sale
$499,800
3035 EMPEROR Drive, orillia, Ontario

3035 Emperor Drive

Orillia, Ontario

Welcome To This Open Concept & Warm Feeling Of This Builder Model Home. Kitchen Upgraded W/Granite Counters, Stone Backsplash,Rich Mahogany Style Cabinetry. Easy Walk Out To Fenced Yard For Entertaining. Cozy Family Rm Has Gas Fireplace. Main Fl Laundry. Master Suite Has Ensuite W/Walk-In Shower & Soaker Tub Plus Walk-In Closet. Upscale Orillia Neighborhood Convenient To Shopping, Buses, Rec Centre, Costco & More. Insulated Garage. (id:23135)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2010 sqft

RE/MAX Crosstown Realty Inc.

For sale
$199,000
197 BARRIE RD, orillia, Ontario

197 Barrie Rd

Orillia, Ontario

Call for investors, great rental income! This little house is centrally located in Orillia, walking distance to all amenities. The house has everything for your basic need, one parking, deep backyard, a deck, a living room, 2 bedroom and one 3-piece baths. Lot is 30 ft. x 75 ft., zoned for R2, Collect rent for now, and build a duplex later. Currently tenant occupied, $1500/m plus utilities, lease signed until the end of Sep. 2018, new buyer must assume existing tenant. Many features updated in 2017, new floor, some drywall. ALL central air, washer/dryer, fridge, stove are new in 2017. Book showings through listing office, 48 hour notice is required. (id:23135)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 620 sqft

Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc.

For sale
$199,000
197 BARRIE Road, orillia, Ontario

197 Barrie Road

Orillia, Ontario

Call for investors, great rental income! This little house is centrally located in Orillia, walking distance to all amenities. The house has everything you need: one parking space, deep backyard, a deck, a living room, 2 bedroom and one 3-piece baths. Lot is 30 ft x 75 ft., zoned as R2. Collect rent for now, and build a duplex later. Currently tenant occupied, $1500 plus utilities. lease signed until the end of Sep. 2018, new buyer must assume existing tenant. Many feature updated in 2017, new floor, some drywall. Central air, washer/dryer, fridge, stove are new in 2017. Book showings through listing office, prefer afternoon showing due to tenant shift work, 48 hours is required. (id:23135)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 620 sqft

Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc.

For sale
$525,000
4 -  10 INVERMARA CT, orillia, Ontario

4 - 10 Invermara Ct

Orillia, Ontario

Exclusive gated Waterfront community. Interlocking two car parking and single garage with inside entry. Main floor Master with tiled 4pc semi ensuite. Large Kitchen with plenty of storage and upgraded 42" high upper cabinets. 6' Island with double sink and built in Bosch Dishwasher, other Quality kitchen appliances include Stainless Fridge/Stove/Over range Microwave. Open concept 25' Great room with gas Fireplace, and Vaulted ceiling easily accommodates both Living and dining spaces. There is also a walkout to the landscaped yard with deck and patio areas. The Upper level has a large open loft that looks down on the great room, a second 4pc tiled Bath and an aditional bedroom for guests or use the entire second level as your private Master suite. The basement has a finished Laundry area, rough in for a bath, and plenty of room for an aditional bedroom/Office and Family room. Enjoy the amazing Waterfront clubhouse, Outdoor pool, Games room, all part of the common elements. (id:23135)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1500 sqft

Royal LePage Real Quest Realty

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