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Get prequalified before house hunting!

Acquiring a mortgage preapproval prior to house shopping does a great deal to reduce your stress. Instead of wondering how much you can afford, with preapproval you will understand your budgetary restrictions perfectly. Furthermore, preapproval is simple to obtain. At no cost, your lending institution can provide you with a written preapproval. This preapproval will come with no obligation and can ...

Brandon Single Detached Home Sales Step Back In May

    Brandon single detached home sales step back in May Sales of single detached homes in the City of Brandon recorded through the MLS® System of the Brandon Real Estate Board were down on a year-over-year basis in May 2014. Single detached home sales in the City of Brandon numbered 79 units in May, a decline of 11 per cent from May 2013. That said, the past decade ...

Continuing #5 Arranging a Mortgage

How big of a downpayment? You want as small of a mortgage as possible right? This then means, the biggest down payment as possible. Keeping in mind, to set aside money for all of the fees associated with buying a home. We can't forget about moving, repairs, renovations and possibly furniture. The Home Buyer's Plan If your a first time homebuyer with money in an RRSP, you can withdraw up to  $25,000 ...

Waverly Heights, a desirabe neighbourhood in Brandon Manitoba

  Built in 1990s, Waverly features many new builds, mid to upper priced houses and executive homes. A mix of quiet residential streets and bays, Waverly is a great neighbourhood for growing families or older professionals. Close to the major waling trails in Brandon makes for lots of opportunity to experience the outdoors. Waverly School (K-8) is nearby, and the neighbourhood ...

Kids in University. Buy or Rent?

It has been said that 'opinions are like noses...we all have one'. Ask ten different people, who have sent their children to university, whether it is wiser to buy a property for them or strictly rent,and you will get aan equal number of different opinions. This is rather understandable as each situation IS different! So! Here are a few questions to answer that may help you to make a slightly ...

Market is Hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With the low interest rates, now is a great time to buy your first home or maybe time to get something different.. The rental market in and around Neepawa rite now is extremely hard to find and expensive.. I try to help people get out of renting and purchase a home so atleast down the road what they pay in a mortgage payment they pay build up some equity..  

Your Home is SOLD......now what?

Ok, so you have sold your home and you are now ready to plan your move!  This is an exciting and yes, overwhelming time as there is alot to do to prepare.  You want the move to your new place to be smooth and painless!  If you take some time to plan it out properly, it should, in theory, be just that.....SMOOTH AND PAINLESS! Things to think about...... When is your moving date?  ...

Brandon Home Prices Today Versus Ten Years Ago

It never fails to amaze me how time flies.  While the past ten years have gone by fast, those years have also generated a lot of change. Change over that period is certainly true for the Brandon housing market. I thought I'd have a look at some statistics that compare the Brandon housing market for 2014 through the end of April with the year 2004 over the same period. In 2004 the selling ...

RiverHeights Neighbourhood in Brandon Manitoba

  Riverheights is a nice, established neighbourhood in Brandon Manitoba. A mix of older and new homes, this neighbourhood in Brandon’s west end is comprised of mid-range to executive homes. With quiet residential streets and bays, Riverheights is perfect for a growing family or settling in after the kids have left the nest. My favourite part of RiverHeights are the animal bays. ...

Seven Month High For Canadian Housing Starts In May

It was a good month for housing starts on average across Canada with the number of starts hitting a seven month high.  This is a big rebound from the five year low monthly housing start low that we saw back in March. A closer look at the numbers does reveal that this increase was inconsistent across the country.  Of particular interest for us in Westman is that housing starts in the Prairie ...