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Make a Clean Sweep: How to Get Your New Home Move-In Ready

The stack of papers has been signed, the checks exchanged for a set of keys, and there’s a short festival of congratulations and handshakes. A day or so later, you open the door to an empty house that’s now yours. There’s probably a thin layer of grime on the...

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August MLS® sales down 1%

WINNIPEG - August sales of 1,274 are down 1% from August 2017 and up 1% over the 5-year average. Dollar volume of $375 million in August was down less than 1% from August 2017. Inventory of 5,163 MLS® listings at the end of August is up 7% over 2017. Year-to-date...

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Local market remains very stable and resilient

WINNIPEG - July sales activity decreased 4% from July 2017 and was off only 2% from the 5-year average for this month. If you remove the exceptional record-setting month of July 2014 which was close to 1,500 sales, the 1,376 sales transacted this July are less than 1%...

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June shows signs of improvement in comparison to 2017

WINNIPEG - June sales activity outperformed May this year and usually it is the other way around. This helps explain adjustments that are going on within the local market to account for more stringent mortgage qualifications based on higher interest rates and the...

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Moving In: How To Quickly Get Settled In A New Home

Photo via Pixabay by PhotoMIX-Company Moving into a new home can take some time, especially if you have a family or work long hours. It’s hard to complete the physical move and then jump right into unpacking, decorating, and designing the rooms the way you want them...

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May sales decrease 11% from best month ever in May 2017

WINNIPEG – May sales were down from the best May and month on record in 2017 when close to 1,700 transactions were processed on WinnipegREALTORS® MLS®. The 1,510 sales recorded in May 2018 decreased 11% from the same month last year and are down 4% from May’s 5-year...

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Which Home Improvement Projects Add Value To Your Home?

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...

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What to Expect When Listing Your Home For Sale

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...

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A slow start to the first quarter

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%...

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