Condo living is a great place for first time homeowners, down-sizers and those that are looking for homes with limited maintenance. Unlike many cities in Canada Winnipeg has a large inventory of Condos to choose from. Many condo buildings have been built in the last number of years in many different parts of the city. With the large inventory it is very important that you understand location, resale potential , among other things.

Take a look at these 5 things to consider when purchasing a condo in Winnipeg:

  1. Location: When buying a condo in Winnipeg, it's important to consider the location. Look for a condo that is located in a safe and convenient neighborhood, with easy access to public transportation, shopping centers, and other…

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NEW Tax-Free First Home Savings Account (TFSA) 

Good news for first time home buyers in Canada!

The Canadian government recently introduced a new savings account that is specifically designed to help first-time homebuyers save for their down payment. The Tax-Free First Home Savings Account (TFSA) is an innovative tool that can help Canadians achieve their homeownership goals faster and with less financial stress.

What is the Tax-Free First Home Savings Account?

The Tax-Free First Home Savings Account is a new savings account that is designed to help Canadians save for their first home. The account is similar to a regular Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), but it has some additional features that make it particularly beneficial for first-time…

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POSSESSION DAY WALK-THOUGH

Possession day has finally arrived! It’s time to settle in and make this house your own. Of
course, there will be many decisions to make – what color will you paint the walls? Do the cups
go in the cupboard beside the sink or closer to the dining table? Where is the perfect place for
that beautiful dresser passed down from Grandma? Will you allow that deer head on your wall?
With all the excitement and busyness of moving into your new home, there are a few important
things you won’t want to forget.

There is a law in Manitoba stating that a home must be in the same condition when you move
in as it was during your showing, or you can request it to be fixed. It is VERY important that
you do a thorough inspection of the property…

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5 AMAZING WINNIPEG FESTIVALS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a vibrant city that is home to a diverse range of cultures and traditions. One of the best ways to experience the city's rich cultural heritage is by attending some of its many festivals. From music and dance to food and art, there is something for everyone in Winnipeg. Here are five festivals you won't want to miss.

  1. Folklorama is one of the largest and most popular festivals in Winnipeg. It takes place over two weeks in August and features cultural displays, live music, dance performances, and authentic cuisine from around the world. Each night, a different pavilion is open, showcasing a different culture, and attendees can travel the world without leaving the city.

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5 Reasons You Need to Move to Southeast Manitoba


Likely one of the most underestimated places in Canada. Southeast Manitoba is a fantastic place to start a business, raise a family and build a community. With our average home sale being almost 50% the national average this is an incredible place to not just own a home but build a life. Here are 5 reasons you should move here.

  1. Natural beauty: Southeast Manitoba is known for its beautiful landscapes, stunning horizons, forests, rivers, and lakes. With the 3 provincial parks, including Birds Hill, St. Malo and The Whiteshell Provincial Park within 1 hour away, there are recreational opportunities available, including hiking, camping, fishing, and boating.

  2. Strong communities: The region…

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12 Tips to Save for a Home

So you have been renting for a while, every month your watching someone else’s mortgage being paid off rather than yours. But every time you open your bank account you question whether that is going to even be possible. You deserve more. Take a look at these 12 Tips to Save Money for a Home

  1. Talk to a lender sooner then you think. Even before you start saving talk to your lender. Based on your income find our how much you can afford. Have them run a few scenarios based on different sized down payments. This will help define a clear goal of what you are saving for.

  2. You don’t need 20% down. Talk to your lender about mortgage options that allow 5% down payments!

  3. Cut unnecessary expenses. Take a hard…

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Rising Interest Rates: Here’s why now is the time to buy.

You or someone you know may have been thinking of buying a house but are a little hesitant because you have been hearing a lot about rising interest rates.

At our local Credit Union, the 5-year fixed rate has increased 3.9% in the last 22 months. Many buyers are saying “I want to buy, but I want to wait to buy a house until interest rates go down”, which I totally understand! If I wasn’t daily analyzing the market, I might agree with you.

The thing is, do you know what else has changed? There are no competing offers when buying a house and you can often negotiate a better deal and get below asking price.

We have a very stable real estate market in Manitoba, not to mention our…

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6 Steps to Buying a Home

 

Looking for a new home is an exciting journey! You have been thinking about this for months and have decided to begin the search. The most common path to purchasing a home can feel a little chaotic - looking at home after home but never finding the right one. There is a better way! Putting together a strategic plan before the search can potentially save you thousands of dollars and give you a fighting chance when putting an offer on a home.

 

This clear 6 step plan will put you on track to discovering and purchasing your dream home!!


Having a clear defined buyer's plan is key to finding you the right home, at the right price with peace of mind. Understanding the overarching plan is just the start. If you…

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Gaining an Edge When Offering on a Home

You have a great down payment! You have started looking at homes in your price range but keep hearing of properties that are selling for thousands over asking. You begin to wonder if you should even try to buy a home in this market.

 

 

Did you know there is more to an offer to purchase than the price? By being strategic, you can increase the chances of your offer being accepted. Here is an inside scoop of the strategies agents encourage to help you gain an edge in this market:

 Get Pre-Approved

Looking for a new home is an exciting time! Imagine though, after finding your dream home, you discover that you are unable to get financing. This can be avoided by meeting with your lender before you…

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Have you assembled your team?


Have you ever watched a superhero movie where the hero defeats the evil villain alone? We all know that without the help of the Avengers, Spiderman would be long gone!

If you want to succeed in the purchase of your home, you need a Superhero team behind you! Who do you need in this team? Take a look at these key players:

 

Real Estate Consultant
  • Think of a realtor as a guide or consultant. A good realtor will walk you through the process step by step so you can achieve your real estate goals while enjoying yourself! When you look for a real estate consultant, make sure they are someone who will explain each step and ensure you have the right strategy and plan in place to achieve your goals.

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