WinnipegREALTORS® has highest third quarter sales on record

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

  WINNIPEG – September sales of close to 1,200 processed through WinnipegREALTORS® MLS® System closed off the third quarter with a record total of 3,916 sales, just ahead of the previous best third quarter in 2016. September sales of 1,193 were down less than 2% from September 2016, the highest level of sales for the month of September in WinnipegREALTORS® 114-year history. The impressive third quarter sales activity moves total MLS® sales to just 11 sales shy of 11,000, the new benchmark sales level established in 2016 for...

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Growing annuals in the shade

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Growing annuals in shade can be a tricky business. There just are not that many varieties to choose from, especially if you love flowers. Not only that, but not all shade is equal. Shade under trees, often called dappled shade, lets in a gentle light allowing plants filtered sunlight which many annuals will tolerate. Impatiens, coleus, begonia are typical “shade” plants that require some sunlight but prefer it to be filtered. Shade cast by buildings and fences is another matter, because the shade is very dense. Unless there is a period of...

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Avoid dumb do-it-yourselfer mistakes

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

by Bill and Kevin Burnett Kevin had a doctor’s appointment last week. He’s been a patient of Rodde Cox since 2005, so they know each other pretty well. Usually, the medical stuff is dispatched fairly quickly, and then the discussion gets into some friendly banter. The appointment is usually the last one of the day, so after the medical treatment, the time is spent “swatting flies and telling lies.” This time, Dr. Cox asked if we’re still writing our Sweat Equity column. When Kevin said “yes,” the conversation veered off into...

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Nine ways REALTORS® produce results

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

  Local REALTORS® have been busy in 2017 helping buyers and sellers succeed in attaining their real estate goals. Here are the Top-9 reasons why you need to be engaging a Realtor to produce results for you: 1. Realtors are a step above  — Realtors are licensed and regulated by the Manitoba government through the Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC).  Your Realtor has extensive training provided by the Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA), ensuring compliance with the increasingly complicated regulations. They must complete...

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The important role of real estate appraisals

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

  Real estate appraisals play an important role in any real estate market, but even more so when prices are rising or new developments are popping up in your neighbourhood like never before. But how exactly does an appraiser determine value in such a crazy market and what factors do they examine? “One of the key methods in valuing a residential property involves comparing properties that have recently sold within the neighbouring area that offer similar characteristics to the property being valued,” explained Deana Halladay, CRA,...

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Reverse Angled Parking to Debut in Winnipeg Monday

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

  WINNIPEG, MB. – In attempting to keep with the times, the City of Winnipeg will experiment with reverse angled parking beginning this coming Monday, July 24th. For approximately eight months, angled parking spots will be available on one block of Bannatyne Avenue – creating ten new parking spots in the process. There is a catch, however. Those wanting to park in these new style, angled spots will need to back into position. Unlike the popular tourist town of Kenora, Ontario, this strip of parking spots in Winnipeg’s Exchange...

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June ushers in another stand out month of sales activity

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

WINNIPEG – An exceptional month of June sales activity puts WinnipegREALTORS® commensurate to last year’s record-setting pace for the first half of the year. 2017 marks only the second time that sales have surpassed 7,000 by the end of June; 2016 being the first instance. For the first time, dollar volume has gone over $2 billion at the half-way mark of the year. June sales of 1,636 were two sales behind last year’s highest activity on record for the month, while dollar volume of $488 million increased 3% over the same month last...

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Who wins and who loses in the event of a rate hike from the central bank?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The Canadian Press Published Friday, June 30, 2017 10:25AM CST   TORONTO — Another month of solid growth for the Canadian economy in April and upbeat survey results from the Bank of Canada have strengthened expectations that the central bank will soon begin increasing interest rates for the first time in seven years. Higher borrowing costs would have far-reaching implications for average Canadians, rate-sensitive industries and the broader economy. Below is a breakdown of some potential winners and losers. THE BANKS With the...

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New crop of real estate ad bloopers

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Jun 16, 2017 by Peggy Blair In spring, along with spring showers, comes a new crop of bloopers! Perhaps my favourite one this month was: “INDROUND POOL.” I hope it’s not a Freudian slip. Although a Freudian slip is about all you could store in this listing’s master bedroom: “Master bedroom has double cloths closet.” A double cloth-sized closet seems well suited for the tenant in this new listing: “Long term stable tenant hat is willing to stay.” The rest of the tenant’s unstable wardrobe, I guess, is out looking for new...

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May Delivers Best Month Ever

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

WINNIPEG – While May is not a make or break month for the year, it has proven to be the busiest month of real estate activity for WinnipegREALTORS® and one the 114 year-old association counts on to contribute measurably to the year–end total. 2017 did not disappoint. May 2017 ushered in an all-time record sales and dollar volume month with MLS® sales just shy of 1,700 and dollar volume flirting with the one-half billion or $500 million mark. May sales of 1,696 were up 4% while dollar volume of $499.4 million increased 8% in...

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