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Brandon Area Golf Courses

Brandon has a number of beautiful golf courses in the surrounding area. a few of those are Shilo Golf and Country Club, Oak Island Golf Course, Pelican Lake Golf Course, Poplar Ridge Golf Course and of course my favorite Clear Lake Golf Course. Each course is unique in it's own way, some harder then others and some easier. All of the courses listed offer tremendous views and landscapes. The rates ...

Bank of Canada Cut Rates!

  The Bank of Canada announced on July 15th, 2015 that it was lowering its trend-setting target overnight lending rate from 0.75 per cent to 0.50 per cent. The move follows another cut of the same size in January. The Bank indicated that it expects the Canadian economy shrank modestly in the first half of the year but has begun to rebound and will gain steam. While its decision to lower interest ...

June MLS Sales

MLS® property type breakdown shows condominium sales in June were only down 6 per cent in comparison to last June. This is a vast improvement over some earlier months such as February and April when they were well off last year’s sales activity. “We surveyed our real estate brokers recently and the majority of them felt the introduction of the new Condominium Act on February 1, 2015 ...

Softening Market???

The Market to a lot of people think it's starting to soften, but it is actually just correcting itself, It is a buyers market right now...

Residential, Commercial and Investment Properties!

The Sun has come out, the temps start to rise, and so has Brandon's Real Estate Market! With a number of good quality Homes for sale, we have everything from a Great Starter with a pool and Hot Tub for under $200,000 to a Number of High Traffic area lease Spaces and lots in between!

Brandon Single Detached Home Sales Down in May

  Sales of single detached homes in the City of Brandon recorded through the MLS® System of the Brandon Area REALTORS® were down on a year-over-year basis in May 2015. Single detached home sales in the City of Brandon numbered 65 units in May, falling 17.7 per cent from May 2014. The median sale price for single detached homes was $270,000 in May 2015. This was down 3.2 per cent from ...

15 inexpensive staging tips

In many city centers across Canada, housing prices are at an all-time high and still climbing. According to home staging experts, if you want your house to look like it's worth every penny of the (substantial) sum you're asking, putting your home's best foot forward -- and then some -- is a must. Here are some tried-and-true home staging tips: 1. Depersonalize. A potential homebuyer ...

Is Now A Good Time To Lock In Your Mortgage Rate?

For the past 30 plus years mortgage rates have gone in one direction.......down! Borrowers would have been making a mistake to lock in their mortgage at virtually ever point in time over those three decades. But is today different?  Should we be locking in our mortgages now? Of course, nobody knows for sure.  One thing we do know is that mortgage rates have never been lower than there ...

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 ...