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This Is Where Housing Prices Are Rising And Falling Across Canada

Some markets are hot, some markets are not.  Manitoba (Winnipeg) seems to be right in the middle. Here is a link to the article discussing these year on year changes across the country: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/02/17/house-prices-home-sales-canada_n_6700296.html

As promised....#9. in more Depth, Finding a Home Inspector

When you are buying a home, you will want to scrutinize the last details of the Home. Home Inspectors can save you from many unpleasant surprises. - Make a conditional offer based upon a satisfactory home inspection. This is becoming a standard condition. If the Seller doesn't want you closely examining the home before you take possession, this makes you wonder why. -Go with a Qualified Professional. ...

Buying A Home is a good Investment

Buying A Home is a good Investment:As one of the most expensive purchases most people ever make, a home's investment potential should be an important consideration for prospective home buyers.  Mortgage rates have never been lower and house prices have leveled  out. There are big tax advantages for owning rather than renting.Buying today should prove to be a rewarding long-term investment.The ...

9 tips for prepping your home for showing

You don’t have to break the bank to have your house looking as though it was professionally staged. These tips and tricks will have your house sell-ready and gorgeous before you can say “why hasn’t it always looked this way?!” 1) De-Clutter The first step in getting ready to sell is de-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter so potential buyers aren’t overwhelmed by your stuff, but rather impressed by ...

Feature Listing... 24 Parkway Street

AFFORDABLE & CONVENIENT! 896 sq ft, 2 bedroom mobile home featuring a 3 season sunroom with skylight, free-standing gas fireplace and attached carport with shed. Conveniently located close to mall, restaurants and hospital. Updates include: 2014-flooring (carpeting, vinyl, and some sub flooring), interior paint; 2010-triple pane windows; 2008-shingles. Make an appointment for your own personal viewing ...

Check Your Power Line

As we are in our winter season, potential power outages may be a concern. In Canada a loss of power can be serious in freezing temperatures. The heavy overhead power lines coming into our homes carry enough power to run and heat the building with all of its appliances and equipment. That is a dangerous amount of power if there is a malfunction. Make the time to walk around the outside of your ...

Is Paying Down Your Mortgage Delaying Your Retirement?

The article linked below written by Rob Carrick of the Globe and Mail looks at whether homeowners are better off paying down their home mortgage or using that cash to invest. According to the article the key determinant is whether the rate of return on your investments exceeds the interest rate on your mortgage.   Here it the article: Saving for retirement beats paying down your mortgage. There ...

Jets Trade!!!!!

The Winnipeg Jets may have just punched their ticket to the playoffs with a block buster trade last week. They were a couple of pieces short and I believe they may have closed the gap from being a pretender to a playoff contender. Only time will tell but for now they seem to be playing playoff hockey already...

With Spring coming , Here are 6 tips to get your house ready!

Spring is in the air or is it? Good old Manitoba. With the sun and warmer weather comes the realization that Old Man Winter has been torturing the outside of your house for the last six months. Before you break out the patio furniture and start planting your gardens, you might want to follow these six tips to get your home ready for a headache-free season. 1. Check your gutters and ...

TOP 10 COMMON REPAIRS COSTS~~~~~~~

   In the life of every home, repairs happen. Here are the top 10 most common repairs that, sooner or later, your house will require. Congratulations on buying your first house. Now, you have to learn how to keep it in good repair. To be safe, you should set aside money every year — 1% to 3% of your home’s purchase price — for repairs and maintenance. The good news is that most ...