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Spring Cleaning and decorating

Spring Stock up on spring flowers—lots of 'em. Fill a windowsill with tulip, crocus or daffodil bulbs in plastic pots from the local grocery or convenience or even Dollar store. They're also great to stick, pots and all, into urns or planters on your front step. Colourful bright throw cushions can transform your sofa and room decor instantly.Yes, a good old-fashioned spring cleaning really ...

Will New CMHC Premiums Raise Your Mortgage?

The CMHC just announced that as of June 1 it will be increasing the premium rate on low down-payment mortgages. The Globe and Mail has a video (link below) discussing how this might impact home buyers: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/mortgages/drawing-conclusions/article23804251/

Day 1 Moving Survival Kit !

Your essentials boxes will contain the basic things you need to make your new place livable while you unpack in a systematic and organized fashion. These boxes should be specially marked and come off the truck first (which means they go on the truck last—no problem, since they are the things you need most and will probably be packed last). They should be put in a pre-determined place in each ...

Home renovations....the good...and the bad....

You've just finished renovating your home from top to bottom. That means attic, basement, and every square inch of living space in between. Okay, so your place now looks like the Palace of Versailles - but you also had about as much work done to it as the Queen did Buckingham Palace (and that little project nearly bankrupt her!). Sure, some of those expenses may well pay for themselves come ...

Quiet February for Brandon single detached home sales

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 February 2015. Single detached home sales in the City of Brandon numbered 29 units in February, down 17.1 per cent from February 2014. The median sale price for single detached homes was $266,000 in February 2015. This was up 18.2 per cent from ...

Quiet February for Single Detached Home Sales

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 February 2015. Single detached home sales in the City of Brandon numbered 29 units in February, down 17.1 per cent from February 2014. The median sale price for single detached homes was $266,000 in February 2015. This was up 18.2 per cent ...

Delegate! Donate! Destroy!

Aaaahhhh!! The smells, the sounds of Spring! Robins sing! Tulips bloom! Spring is here!! Yay!! But...look! What is that??? Oh! Yes!! The box of 'things-too-good-to-throw-out'! Tent (Really we might use it this year!) The closet with the clothes that 'almost fit'. So many treasures! So much stuff!! So little room for the things you really do use! What to do!! Start with a PLAN! 1) Grab a big notebook. ...

How to protect your property from melting snow

Melting snow can cause damage to foundations and personal property (both indoor and outdoor) if it’s ignored. If this sounds like something you’re not overly eager to experience, throw on your warmest winter gear and head outside to give your property some attention. Not sure what to do? Here are some suggestions for how to protect your home from melting snow. 1. Check your property for obstructions ...

Canada's 50 Best Real Estate Blogs

Interested in following some of Canada's best real estate blogs?   I came across a list of 50 of the best. Some of them are specific to the local market of the blogger, but many of them have some interesting general real estate content. Here is the link to the article: http://jamiesarner.com/toronto-real-estate/2014/01/top-real-estate-blogs-in-canada-2013/

What the Winnipeg Jets and Real estate market have in common!!!

With hint of spring in the air last week, the market is heating up fast just like the Winnipeg Jets.