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Bank of Canada will cut interest rates again on Sept. 9, National Bank predicts

The Bank of Canada will cut interest rates at its Sept. 9 meeting, National Bank Financial says, becoming the first major bank to call for a cut amid signs market turmoil threatens an economic recovery. Speaking by phone from Montreal on Wednesday, economist Paul-Andre Pinsonnault predicted Governor Stephen Poloz will cut the policy rate by a quarter point to 0.25 percent next month, matching ...

Featured Heritage Home...........................54 14th Street North

I had the pleasure of Selling this home not once but twice in the last couple year's!  Thought I would share a little bit of its history.   54 14th Street North Built in 1906, this 1 ½ storey workers cottage was one of many that were constructed on the north side of the C.P.R. tracks to accommodate those working in Brandon’s industrial district. Simple in ...

Market Correction!!!!!

Over the last 3-6 months the market pricing has begun to correct itself in and around our area. With interest rates at an all time low it has turned into a buyers market, so there is no time better to start looking for your first home or maybe an upgrade... 

Year To Date Brandon Residential Home Sale Stats - Through June 30, 2015

Year to date the volume of sales is down, but the average and median prices are both actually up. July was a strong month volume wise, so it will be interesting to see how the numbers look at July 31. Note that the data excludes condo and mobile home sales.  

How Curb Appeal Can Help Sell Your Home

Clean and Repair the Outside of Your House There’s nothing that says “buy me” more than a clean and appealing house. A prospective buyer’s first glimpse of a house is outside—at the curb. Whether you’re preparing to sell your house, or you’ve already got a “For Sale” sign stuck in the yard, you can always boost the appeal of your home’s exterior. ...

What does a home inspector do? See this excerpt from the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors

What is a home inspection? A home inspection is a comprehensive visual examination of the home’s overall structure, major systems and components. A trained and qualified CAHPI(BC) home inspector will review your house as a system, looking at how one component of the house might affect the operability or lifespan of another. Components that are not performing properly should be identified, ...

You have an accepted offer on your Home....Now ... What needs to Be done before you Move in

As your Realtor I am here to help you every step of the way but here is a check sheet of the items that are important to have completed before you get the keys for your new home.  After all the conditions have been removed on your new home I will send all documents to bank and lawyers  You will need to obtain Home Owners Insurance I can help refer some great Companies You should also ...

Affordable Summer Home Improvement Projects... Deck

If that warm summer breeze has you eager to enjoy the outdoors, why not build a deck that gives you plenty of space to play? Online resources report an average cost of $10,000 for a 16x20 foot deck. That might seem a little pricey, but keep in mind that a deck not only enhances your enjoyment of your home, it can also add significant resale value. A modest wood deck addition can recoup up to 80% ...

Garage Door Maintenance

A good rule of thumb is to inspect and maintain your garage doors once a year. Look for signs of wear or broken parts. If you notice broken parts, consider hiring a qualified contractor to repair. Check that the optical sensors are operating correctly. There are also many moving parts that will require occasional lubrication. Always refer to the manufacturer's directions regarding adjustments.

Featured Brandon Heritage Home of the Week!

113 Princess Ave East Constructed in 1888, the Sir Clifford Sifton House is one of few examples of the Second Empire style in Brandon. It features the style’s most distinguishable characteristic: a mansard roof. The roof is trimmed with molding detail and interrupted by subtle dormers. The exterior details include a canopy, two canted bay windows, decorative voussoirs, and beautiful ...