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Competing in a Correcting Market

That promotion you have been working towards has just come to fruition!! It means a move but you and the family have discussed this and they are behind you!! Life is good! Call your Realtor and get your house on the market! It is time to go house hunting in your soon to be new centre!! But wait!! Local news has reported that your city is going through a real estate correction. How will ...

Selling your home.....continued

Clean Everything Cleaning is the single most cost effective way to make your home more attractive to Buyers. Floors, windows, walls, doors baseboards.....everything! Give extra care and attention to Bathrooms and the Kitchen. When it has been cleaned, make sure to keep it clean. You never know when your ideal Buyer will visit.   Repair as much as u can With in reason. Some repairs are ...

What Goes Into Your Credit Score??

What Goes Into Your Credit Score? ­Credit score is important when applying for a mortgage. Do you know all that goes into your credit score­­ ­Below is a list of the major components that make up Canadian’s credit score.­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­1. Payment History­ Payment history is one of the most important aspects of an individual’s credit score. ...

Why is summer a good time to sell your house?

1. You can show off your property and landscaping. When trying to lure in a buyer, the appearance of the house is crucial. When trees are without leaves and a huge pile of snow accumulates around the house, even the most beautiful property loses its appeal. If you are selling in ​​the summer, include a short tour of the property when the buyer comes to visit. Attractive landscaping, an inviting patio, ...

Hockey Is Over!!!!

With the Stanley Cup over and the NBA championship over it's time to get outside and get some fresh air.... Maybe time to look for a different house? There are  a lot of properties for sale in the Neepawa area rite now, And the market is slowly starting to correct itself. It's definately a buyers market...

Popular outdoor Upgrades that can increase the value of your Home!

When redecorating your home, it’s important to remember the outside as well as the inside. Upgrading your outdoor space can make your home a more enjoyable space for both you and potential buyers—especially during summer months. Fire pits, and patios are always popular upgrades and additions, especially in summer, Not only do these upgrades make your home pretty, but beautifying ...

What to do with the equity in your revenue property.

Naomi Hamm with Centum Mortgage Corp. has written a blog on revenue equity.  Quite often we don't realize that we can use the equity that has grown in one revenue property to help purchase another.  Say that again.. Purchase a second revenue property (another stream of income) without taking one penny out of our savings?  Take a look here. Or phone Naomi or myself ...

Brandon Single Detached Home Sales up year over year in April

  Sales of single detached homes in the City of Brandon recorded through the MLS® System of the Brandon Area REALTORS® were up on a year-over-year basis in April 2015. Single detached home sales in the City of Brandon numbered 69 units in April, rising 6.2 per cent from April 2014. This was right in line with the five-year average for the month. The median sale price for single detached ...

Six reno projects best left to the pros!

  When it comes to home improvements, it’s difficult to know when to do it yourself and when to hire a professional. We have the low down on when to draw the line – it usually involves things like plumbing, electricity, expensive materials and renovations that are downright dangerous. So before you try to get handy with a hammer, consult this list to see what you should never attempt ...

Is Buying a Home Now a Good Idea?

If you are thinking,  “Should I buy my own home now or keep renting?”,  here are 5 things you can consider: Mortgage interest rates are currently at a record low, which makes your mortgage payment that much more affordable. In fact, you would be surprised at how it can make a difference. Depending on the amount of the mortgage it can actually be the same or less than rent. There ...