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Thoughtful & Meaningful Gift Ideas

There’s nothing like the satisfaction of settling on the perfect gift – something that shows how well you know the recipient and how much you care about your relationship with them. And contrary to what advertisers will tell you, you don’t have to drop loads of cash to find the right present. In fact, the most meaningful gifts are often the ones that cost  less money, but take a little more ...

Here Are Examples Of Houses That $300,000 Will Get You Across Canada

Have you ever wondered what kind of house you could get for the same dollar amount in different cities across Canada? In Winnipeg it can get you a two-storey house, while in Victoria it gets you a 752 foot one-bedroom apartment unit. The link below compares a few other markets across the country as well: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/11/30/affordable-houses-in-canada_n_6232530.html?utm_hp_ref=real-estate-canada

Selling your home in the WINTER!!

Some say winter is the worst time to sell a home. Given the cold and stormy weather we have been experiencing, there are definitely challenges, but don't be discouraged. First impressions and lasting impressions are key to progress potential buyers into active buyers. Be very wary as the slightest discomfort or issue can sour this experience and turn a buyer away from your home, but by addressing ...

Westman and Area Traditional Christmas Dinner

2014 is the 30th year for the Westman Traditional Christmas Dinner This tradition was started in 1985 by Rocky Addison, his family, and a few close friends. The first dinner was attended by 30 people and was held in a small church on the corner of 8th Street and Victoria Avenue in Brandon, Manitoba which Rocky owned. It outgrew the capacity of the church and was moved to the Prairie Oasis Senior Centre. ...

City Of Brandon - October Home Sale Statistics

From BREB:

What is a ICF (insulated concrete form) basement?

An ICF basement is a system of styrofoam blocks that re reinforced and filled with concrete that stays in place as a permanent insulated structure.  The forms are an interlocking structure that are stacked dry(with only rebar inside the blocks) than filled with concrete.  The blocks are locked together similar to lego bricks and create a solid form for the structural walls and floors to be ...

Winter is Coming !!!!!!!!!!

With the first signs of old man winter upon us, the real estate market in and around the Neepawa area remained very hot in the month October. Lots of people getting out of renting and looking to purchase house before the snow flies. Hopefully  we will have a short and mild winter this year. 

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow  Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.   We are the Dead. short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders Fields.   Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; ...

Busy November

Check out some of these happenings around Dauphin this November... http://www.tourismdauphin.ca/blog/dauphin-spotlight-November

Why own Real Estate?

Did you know that two out of three Canadian families own a house? That is one of the highest rates of home ownership in the world. And for good reason . Real estate is a great investment. And with increasing housing prices, it's all the more important for first-time buyers to get a foot on the first rung of the property ladder. If you want to make it big, about 80 per cent of millionaires made their ...