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Home Buyers Agenda - part 3

 3)   Research the Market and Neighborhoods Since you already have a Pre-Approved Mortgage, you can supply your Realtor with all the necessary details to set up an automatic email (Auto-email).   Your Realtor will need your price range, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, as wells as all your other list of needs (must haves) and wants (would likes).  If you ...

MARCH BRANDON SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED HOMES SALES!

  Brandon single detached home sales hold steady in March Sales of single detached homes in the City of Brandon recorded through the MLS® System of the Brandon Real Estate Board were unchanged on a year-over-year basis in March 2014. Single detached home sales in the City of Brandon numbered 40 units in March. On a year-to-date basis single detached home sales were running 12 ...

It's a Shame.

My post this month is going to veer away from my normal market reports in and around the Neepawa area of real estate. Is it me or are the Canadian NHL teams just not that good anymore? Is the NHL becomeing a watered down extension of what used to be? With only one Canadian team vying for Lord Stanley is this a sign of the times, that are National game is slowing becoming someone else's game??? Even ...

Brandon Real Estate Board Residential Home Sale Statistics

I noticed an interesting bit of data in the March Brandon Real Estate Board statistics. http://www.breb.mb.ca/index.php/stats The average City of Brandon residential home sale price through the first three months of 2014 is $246,711 which is actually down compared to the average price for all of 2013 which was $265,202. Those numbers involve 111 sales so far in 2014 and 568 sales in 2013.  I'll ...

Arrange a Mortgage # 5

 Money makes the world go round, and a mortgage gives you the power to buy your home. This is a vital step in purchasing your home. Who do you talk to? There are hundreds of banks, credit unions and other lenders out there who would love your monthly mortgage payments. Talk to everyone, and don't be money-shy! Talk to your banker, other banks, and people you know. REALTORS® can be very ...

Benefits and Drawbacks Of An Open House

  With Spring and Summer now here, Open House season has arrived. All agents offer the services of an open house when doing their listing presentation. Sellers feel open houses are a great way to market their home and attract potential buyer. Are Open Houses effective? What are the benefits and drawbacks of an open house? Lets start with the drawback. An open house can unnecessarily get ...

After A Slow Winter Canadian Real Estate Market Warms Up With the Weather

Hardly a day went past this winter without me wondering why my family and I returned from Bermuda to this ice box of a prairie. The "polar vortex" had a big impact on the housing market with January and February being unusually slow across the country. The market has bounced back though as buyers have finally been able to leave their homes without fear of frostbite and look for new ones: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/warmer-weather-sparks-real-estate-pickup-1.2602082

Revive your lawn after a hard winter.

      For many parts of the country, the winter was bitterly cold with several feet fallen snow. While the temperatures are slowly creeping up and Jack Frost has finally decided to leave, your lawn is soon going to be a flooded mess of mud and massive puddles. What do you expect? The ground is frozen with about 2 feet of snow piled on top of it. It’s going ...

Helpful list of 'Dont's' before you buy

Once you have made the decision to move and have found the 'One'... it is tough not to go out and prepare for your new home. If you have some extra equity left over that you didn't need for a down payment... i'ts even tougher not to go out and buy that dream car to go with your new home. Here is a list of Highly recommended DONT'S before you are settled into your new home: Don't: 1. Go ...

What is a Home Inspection?

    A very common clause in an offer to purchase is for a potential buyer to receive a home inspection. What is a home inspection? Jeff Dalik of Crocus Home Inspections stops by and tells us exactelly what you can expect and what a home inspection is. A home inspection will take an in-depth look at the house, looking specifically at a few major items. The home inspector will look ...