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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...

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 ...

City of Brandon September 2014 Real Estate Stats

Year to date, 2014 really looks a lot like 2013.  Here are the September 2014 City of Brandon Residential Home Sale statistics from the Brandon Real Estate Board: I'll keep updating as time goes on so keep checking back for up to date data. Thanks

It Looks Like Interest Rates Are Going To Stay Low For Another Year

Good news for homeowners and prospective homeowners.  It looks like interest rates aren't going to go up any time soon. A Wall Street Journal survey of the leading economists at 12 primary Canadian Government debt dealers indicated that no rate increases are expected until mid-2015 at the earliest. The reasons for keeping rates low include a drop in oil prices (hurts Canadian economy), sluggish ...

Have some spare time and a bare wall?

Check out these couple unique wall art ideas... Triangle shapes are cut from an assortment of watercolor paintings, glued to a canvas then glazed with Mod Podge. ( What other supplies can you involve in your wall art creations? We bet you weren’t thinking “Styrofoam.” Luckily this next project had the perfect use for this art supply, which can be covered in fabric, ...