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City Of Brandon - July Residential Home Stats

Brandon's July housing statistics were just released and they provide some interesting color on the market. The year to date numbers are especially interesting when you compare year on year. All stats are year to date through July 31: Number of sales  - This year 385, last year 374 Median Price - This year $244,750, last year $250,000 Average Price - This year $271,813, last year ...

Tips for Home Staging in the Summer

Summer is one of the best times to make your home look its best! Your garden is growing, flowers and trees are full, your lawn is green and on most days the sun is shinning, remember Dauphin is the 'City of Sunshine'. Home staging can be done on both the interior and exterior at this time of year to make it stand out above the rest of the market! Keep these few tips in mind to help with curb ...

Preparing for an OPEN HOUSE!

One of the many services a REALTOR provides when you are selling your home is an effective marketing plan.  An important part of that overall plan may be an "open house"  for prospective buyers.  Your REALTORS are already working with buyers who may be interested in your property.  These REALTORS will inspect your home with their buyers in mind, and will act quickly when they feel ...

Choose the right "HOME"

Selecting the right home to fit your current and future needs can be challenging. One of the first decisions you'll make is how you define "home." There are many options including a single family residence, duplex, multiplex, condominium, modular or mobile homes. Two of the most common choices are single family homes and condominiums. While this choice is based on personal preference, you should weigh ...

What you need to apply for a Mortgage

1. Letter of employment confirmatiion ( include your position, your pay and how many years you have been at that job). 2. List your assets ( your car, stocks, GIC 's etc.)  3. List your liabilities (car payments, student loans, credit card debt etc) 4. Social Insurance Number 5. Your chequing Account Number 6. Your Lawyers Contact Information 7. Information about the house you ...

Some tips to Maintain your home this summer

Easy Home Fixes in the Summer When it gets warm, it's tempting to ditch any housework for the beach or the golf course. Hard as it may be, consider suppressing that urge for a few weekends, because some fairly easy work can improve the state of your home, give it an appearance makeover, and even save you some money. Keep Your Cool With a Fan There's an easy trick to keeping cooler and saving ...

Natural Mosquito Repellants for you and your yard

Nothing disturbs the enjoyment of your backyard faster than a pesky mosquito buzzing around your head. You can always cover up with long sleeves and a hat or apply insect repellent, but there may be another way. Have you ever thought of adding some mosquito-repelling plants to your garden? Oils found in certain types of plants, especially herbs, are natural mosquito deterrents—lemon balm, peppermint, ...

Summer Holidays..

With the kids out of school and summer vacation in full swing the amount of buyers out there has decreased but the number of new listings has increased considerabely. With lots of new listings, the time is rite to buy your first house or to maybe move into something newer or bigger. 

The World's Most Expensive Hotels - $3,900 a Night For One In British Columbia

What would you pay for a relaxing night at a top tier hotel? I bet it isn't $3,900!   But some people pay that, and some people pay even more. Check out the most expensive hotels in the world: http://www.theprovince.com/technology/night+Tofino+glamping+tent+resort+world+most+expensive+hotels/10021906/story.html

And the most expensive place to live in Canada is..........

House prices have increased in Westman, but we still have it pretty good relative to other cities. Market analytics firm Mercer released its annual cost of living survey this week and the most expensive places to live in Canada (in descending order) are: - Vancouver - Toronto - Montreal  - Calgary  - Ottawa And the most expensive place to live in the world?  That would ...