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Which Home Improvement Projects Add Value To Your Home?

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

http://homeownerbliss.info/ If you’re considering some improvement projects throughout the year, it’s important to consider which ones will give you a strong return on your investment, and which ones may be more for your comfort and enjoyment and less about recouping your money. For example, replacing a dingy 25-year-old roof is a no-brainer. If you are leaning toward building a $10,000 movie room, you might might not add the value you’re dreaming of. It’s important to remember, though, that most buyers won’t get beyond a peeling...

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What to Expect When Listing Your Home For Sale

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Signing the listing agreement, photos, measurements and notes about the house are generally scheduled on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Preferably on a nice sunny day. You may want to fill out a property disclosure statement (PDS) at this point. This form is a document that asks the owner 18 questions about the house from water in the basement to if the appliances are in working order. It is a voluntary form but most buyers request it at the time of an offer if it already hasn’t been filled out. Best to do it before hand. I’ll help you. A...

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A slow start to the first quarter

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

WINNIPEG – Sales in March resulted in a slower first quarter especially in comparison to the two best years on record in 2016 and 2017. Sales of 2,228 are down over 8% from the first 3 months in 2017, and 4% over the 10-year average. March sales of 974 decreased 12% from March 2017, and 5% over the 10-year average. March new listings at just under 2,100 were down to a lesser extent at 5%. Current inventory of MLS® listings going into the second quarter is almost identical to last year. It sits around 3,900 listings with a modest...

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Man challenges Winnipeg’s impact fee, will get half back

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Man challenges Winnipeg’s impact fee, will get half back

Joyanne Pursaga Originally Published: April 9, 2018 Updated: April 9, 2018 8:01 PM CDT Councillor Jeff Browaty.Chris Procaylo / Chris Procaylo/Winnipeg Sun/QMI A Winnipeg man has won a partial reimbursement of impact fees he paid to the city, largely due to the unique location of his property. Vitaliy Yatsevych was ordered to pay a $4,708 impact fee to add a 473-square-foot addition to his property at 250 Gilmore Ave., as well as a 388-sq.-ft. secondary suite. He appealed the matter, arguing the construction at his North Kildonan property...

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Uncover the history behind Osborne Village

Posted by on Apr 7, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Uncover the history behind Osborne Village

Once an exclusive suburb of Winnipeg, the area we now call Osborne Village faced demolition in the 1960s to make way for a freeway to the south end of the city. Its eclectic mix of residents and business owners rallied to save the neighbourhood and for the past fifty years has been one of the most popular urban spaces in the city. River Manor Apartments (1912, 1951) 424 River Avenue Dr. Thomas Beath was born and educated in Ontario. He came to Manitoba in the 1890s to practice medicine at Ninga and Boissevain before settling in Winnipeg. In...

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February sales down 11%

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

WINNIPEG – It was an off month for WinnipegREALTORS® as February sales of 683 declined 11% from the same month last year and 10% over the 10-year average for February.  Year-to-date sales of 1,250 are 5% off the pace set in 2017 when there were 1,327 sales. Year-to-date dollar volume worth $352 million in real estate transactions is also down 5% from the same period last year. When comparing MLS® listings to last year, overall supply is not the issue as the inventory at the end of February of just under 3,400 is equivalent to...

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A Trying Time: Tips for Couples on Navigating the Home-Buying Process

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

A Trying Time: Tips for Couples on Navigating the Home-Buying Process

There’s probably no more stressful experience for couples than buying a new home. It’s a life-changing financial commitment that can make even the most confident and well-prepared people feel insecure. And it’s a real test for couples, especially for newlyweds and others who haven’t been together that long. There are lots of details to be worked out, and both parties have to be on board with whatever decisions are made. You have to work out location, budget, price range, square footage, down payment, and mortgage payments, each of...

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HOW SELLING A HOUSE WORKS

Posted by on Feb 26, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Selling a house is a complicated process, no matter how good the real estate market is. Whether you’re a first-time home seller or not, you’ll probably have a bunch of questions. Do I need a real estate agent? What’s “closing”? How much paperwork am I going to have to fill out? How can I get the best price for my house? How can I sell my house and buy a new one at the same time? In this article, you’ll learn the answers to all of these questions and more as we explain what “curb appeal” is and why an open house isn’t all...

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January sales of 571 mirror last January’s total sales activity

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

WINNIPEG – It is often said that Winnipeg’s real estate market is steady and stable. January exemplified this description by delivering a repeat performance from January 2017. It was uncannily similar in total MLS® sales, active and current listings, and dollar volume. MLS® sales of 571 and dollar volume of $156 million are both up less than 2% over January 2017. The inventory of 3,096 listings is almost identical to 2017 and current listings entered onto MLS® in January were just under 1,500 in comparison to 1,502 last...

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Get a jump on housing market to find a hidden gem

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

  It’s a saying most everyone is familiar with: strike while the iron’s hot. Now is the time to strike if you’re looking for a new home, said 2018 WinnipegREALTORS® president Chris Dudeck. “With over 3,000 MLS® listings (3,037, to be exact), there’s definitely an opportunity for home buyers,” he said. “There’s a real opportunity to get a jump on the market and find a hidden gem.” But that window of opportunity is a relatively short one, the asssociation president added. “The spring real estate market usually starts...

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