Please visit our Open House at 208 276 Murray AVE in Winnipeg.
Open House on Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:00PM - 3:00PM SOUTH WEST FACING/2 INDOOR HEATED PARKING SPOTS South West facing corner unit,1225 SF feat:9 ft ceilings,wrap around deck,2 bdrms,2 bth,in-suite storage,in-suite laundry,2 indoor heated parking spots+so much more Built in 2015. A must see. Lydia Penner 204-918-0346
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 8. 2-4 pm. Offers will be reviewed as they are received. Units like this one seldom come available! Great South West facing corner unit of 1225 SF feat: open concept 9 ft ceilings,wrap around 195 SF deck, luxury vinyl plank flooring in living rm, kitchen + hallway, carpet floors in bedrooms, stainless steal sink in laundry room, kitchen with over the sink window and beautiful cupboards with soft closures, pan + pot drawers; 8 ft wide common area corridors, TWO INDOOR+HEATED PARKING STALLS and so much more! All this conveniently located close to many amenities. SF as per city...
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I have sold a property at 413 Oakview AVE in Winnipeg.
Showings start March 3. Offers reviewed as received as of March 3. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY + SUNDAY MARCH 7+8, 2-4 PM. Solid 3 bedroom bungalow family home features: beautiful coved ceiling in the 13x13 ft living room with hardwood floors under the carpet, all bedrooms with nice exposed hardwood floors, bright eat-in kitchen; insulated basement offers a good sized rec-room with cedar panels, dry bar + extra baseboard heat, 2 piece bath, utility/workroom, laundry room with a storage room off to the side. Upgrades incl: shingles, some windows, low flow toilets, water heater tank, dryer + washer. The nice fenced back yard also has a cranberry tree. Single garage 22x14 ft. A good place to call home. Within walking distance to schools.
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February continues upward climb with a 15% increase


WINNIPEG - MLS® sales activity in February replicated January’s 15% increase resulting in 837 sales. The extra day helped as the only other year to see sales rise above 800 in February was in the 2016 leap year. Dollar volume of $236 million was not as strong with a 10% increase over February 2019.


The over 1,700 new listings entered on MLS® is an indicator of early year enthusiasm as are up 18% over the same month last year. This keeps the local market well supplied with 4,266 active listings available for sale in March. The big difference from year to year is in residential-detached listings as they rose 22% over February 2019 while condominium listings entered were slightly down.


As a result, total MLS® inventory is sitting at just over 5 months based on current sales activity.


“It is important to keep in mind some of the spike in residential-detached listings this year is at...

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Is it Time to Re-Shingle Your Roof? No matter what you think of snakes, you must agree that they have a unique way of dealing with worn-out skin. When the time comes, they simply shed it — like an old jacket — revealing a fresh new skin underneath. Your home's roof doesn't have that advantage! So, when the shingles wear out or become damaged, you need to have them replaced. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to determine whether your shingles need replacement right away, or whether you can hold off for another year. Assuming your home has the most common type of shingles — asphalt — here's what to look for: • Corners upturned on some shingles. • Missing shingles. • Shingles lifting during high winds and not settling back into place (flat) within a day or two. • Heavy accumulation of shingle debris (particles) in the gutters. • Shingle bits and pieces found on the ground around your home. • Spots on your roof that still look wet a day...

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Dealing with Stress when Selling Your Home Let's face it.


Planning events, even exciting ones like an overseas vacation, can be stressful. So, it's not surprising that some homeowners — even those thrilled about moving — can slip into "worry mode" when putting their property up for sale. Unfortunately, this anxiety can make the process of selling an unpleasant experience. Who wants that? So here are some things you can do to reduce selling stress and enjoy the adventure. • Understand the selling process. The more you know about the steps involved in selling your home, the less mysterious — and, therefore, less stressful — it will be. • Give yourself the time you need. Feeling rushed and stressed comes from trying to do too much in too little time. Even if you're selling quickly, it's important to block off sufficient time in your calendar for the things you need to do. • Take care of yourself. As television psychologist Dr. Phil often points out, you...

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I have listed a new property at 413 Oakview AVE in Winnipeg.
Showings start March 3. Offers reviewed as received as of March 3. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY + SUNDAY MARCH 7+8, 2-4 PM. Solid 3 bedroom bungalow family home features: beautiful coved ceiling in the 13x13 ft living room with hardwood floors under the carpet, all bedrooms with nice exposed hardwood floors, bright eat-in kitchen; insulated basement offers a good sized rec-room with cedar panels, dry bar + extra baseboard heat, 2 piece bath, utility/workroom, laundry room with a storage room off to the side. Upgrades incl: shingles, some windows, low flow toilets, water heater tank, dryer + washer. The nice fenced back yard also has a cranberry tree. Single garage 22x14 ft. A good place to call home. Within walking distance to schools.
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The Government of Canada has announced that the Stress Test is being revised to make qualifying for a mortgage a reality for more Canadians. Today we have to qualify clients at the benchmark rate of 5.19%, regardless of the client’s contract rate.


The changes will mean that instead of using 5.19% to qualify clients, I will be able to use a weekly median rate plus 2.00%. So let’s say the weekly median rate was set at 2.85% today, we would use 4.85% as the qualifying rate which is 34 basis points less than the old qualifying rate (5.19%). 34 basis points is a massive difference that will make the debt servicing ratios much more reasonable. Every other week I see situations where clients can debt service the real contract rate on a mortgage amount, but don’t pass the stress test at that same mortgage amount. In these scenarios we reduce the purchase price they would be approved for.


I will fill you in as more details come out. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach...

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Please visit our Open House at 208 276 Murray AVE in Winnipeg.
Open House on Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM SOUTHWEST CORNER UNIT W/2 INDOOR PARKING SPOTS Meticulous+bright 1225 SF unit w/nice view feat:9 ft ceilings,wrap around deck,2 bdrms,2 bth w/walk in showers,lots of xtra insuite storage,insuite laundry,2 INDOOR+HEATED PARKING STALLS.Quick poss avail.Lydia Penner 204-918-0346
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY + SUNDAY February 22+23, 2-3 pm. Offers will be reviewed as they are received. Units like this one seldom come available! Great South West facing corner unit of 1225 SF feat: open concept 9 ft ceilings,wrap around 195 SF deck, luxury vinyl plank flooring in living rm, kitchen + hallway, carpet floors in bedrooms, stainless steal sink in laundry room, kitchen with over the sink window and beautiful cupboards with soft closures, pan + pot drawers; 8 ft wide common area corridors, TWO INDOOR+HEATED PARKING STALLS and so much more! All this conveniently located close...
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Please visit our Open House at 208 276 Murray AVE in Winnipeg.
Open House on Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM SOUTH WEST CORNER UNIT W/2 INDOOR HEATED PARKING Meticulous+bright 1225 SF unit w/nice view feat:9 ft ceilings,wrap around deck,2 bdrms,2 bth w/walk in showers,lots of xtra insuite storage,insuite laundry,2 INDOOR+HEATED PARKING STALLS.Quick poss avail.Lydia Penner 204-918-0346
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY + SUNDAY February 22+23, 2-3 pm. Offers will be reviewed as they are received. Units like this one seldom come available! Great South West facing corner unit of 1225 SF feat: open concept 9 ft ceilings,wrap around 195 SF deck, luxury vinyl plank flooring in living rm, kitchen + hallway, carpet floors in bedrooms, stainless steal sink in laundry room, kitchen with over the sink window and beautiful cupboards with soft closures, pan + pot drawers; 8 ft wide common area corridors, TWO INDOOR+HEATED PARKING STALLS and so much more! All this conveniently located close...
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EARLY TRANSFER OF LAND ON NEW BUILDS

We have a high land transfer tax in Manitoba. It is so high that people will sometimes go to some effort and expense to avoid at least some of it. One method used by buyers of “new builds” is to transfer the lot at an earlier time in the building process, so they only pay land transfer tax on the value of the lot, not on the entire value of the lot with a new house on it. The idea is simple enough, the lawyer transfers the lot to the buyer just after the contract is signed so the land transfer tax is only payable on the lot value, instead of waiting until the house is built and then doing the transfer on the value of the lot and the house together. The difference can be $2,000.00- $7000.00 in land transfer tax depending on the value of the house and lot. Some, but not all, new build contracts take this into account and have a standard clause that allows this. Often the vendor (builder), or whomever owns the lot, will take a caveat out or have...

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Getting a DIY Renovation Done On time and On Budget

Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won’t happen. But there is a lot you can do to minimize the probability. When budgeting, a big mistake DIYers make is not considering the little things. For example, you might budget for drywall panels but neglect to include the cost of nails, tape and plaster. It's easy to overlook these small items thinking they won't add up to much of an expense. But often they do. In fact, for many renovation projects, the little things account for up to 20% of the cost. Another expense that is often overlooked is taxes. When you find a bathtub you like for $399, be sure to budget for what you'll actually pay out-of-pocket. Also, don't forget possible delivery expenses. A budgeting tip many experts recommend is to price everything you need and then add 10%. That gives you...

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Please visit our Open House at 208 276 Murray AVE in Winnipeg.
Open House on Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM Unit with 2 indoor heated parking spots Great South West facing corner unit of 1225 SF feat:2 bdrms,2 bth,wrap around 195 SF deck,luxury vinyl plank flrs+carpet,kitchen w/over the sink window,wide common area corridors,close to amenities+more. Lydia Penner 204-918-0346
OPEN HOUSE Sat Feb.1 + Sun Feb 2, 2-3 pm. Offers will be reviewed as they are received. Units like this one seldom come available! Great South West facing corner unit of 1225 SF feat: open concept 9 ft ceilings,wrap around 195 SF deck, luxury vinyl plank flooring in living rm, kitchen + hallway, carpet floors in bedrooms, stainless steal sink in laundry room, kitchen with over the sink window and beautiful cupboards with soft closures, pan + pot drawers; 8 ft wide common area corridors, TWO INDOOR+HEATED PARKING STALLS and so much more! All this conveniently located close to many amenities....
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Please visit our Open House at 208 276 Murray AVE in Winnipeg.
Open House on Sunday, February 2, 2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM Unit with 2 indoor heated parking spots. Great South West facing corner unit of 1225 SF feat:2 bdrms,2 bth,wrap around 195 SF deck,luxury vinyl plank flrs+carpet,kitchen w/over the sink window,wide common area corridors,close to amenities+more. Lydia Penner 204-918-0346
OPEN HOUSE Sat Feb.1 + Sun Feb 2, 2-3 pm. Offers will be reviewed as they are received. Units like this one seldom come available! Great South West facing corner unit of 1225 SF feat: open concept 9 ft ceilings,wrap around 195 SF deck, luxury vinyl plank flooring in living rm, kitchen + hallway, carpet floors in bedrooms, stainless steal sink in laundry room, kitchen with over the sink window and beautiful cupboards with soft closures, pan + pot drawers; 8 ft wide common area corridors, TWO INDOOR+HEATED PARKING STALLS and so much more! All this conveniently located close to many amenities....
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Please visit our Open House at 143 James Carleton DR in Winnipeg.
Open House on Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:30PM - 2:30PM DOUBLE GARAGE+SECURE CARPORT W/OVERHEAD DOOR 3 bdrm house feat:hrdwd flrs,granite counter tops;ensuite bath,2 extra rms,3 bthrm,Upgr:HE furn,hot water tank, shingles,windows,A/C.Dble 21x23 ft insul garage+Single carport w/an overhead door+opener. Lydia Penner 204-918-0346
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JAN.19, 1:30-2:30 PM. This well maintained 3 bedroom house feat: formal dining rm + living rm, ELECTRIC fireplace, hardwood and ceramic floors, 11x12 ft eat-in kitchen w/granite counter tops; 2 piece ensuite bath in 12x12 ft mstr bedroom, well laid out mostly fin. basement feat rec/rm + play area, 2 rooms for office, 4 piece bathroom and lots of storage. Upgrades include HE furnace, hot water tank, shingles, windows, C/A, remodelled bathrooms. Double 21x23 ft detached insulated garage. There is a wood stove in this garage for a potential man cave. Single carport w/an...
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Please visit our Open House at 208 276 Murray AVE in Winnipeg.
Open House on Sunday, January 19, 2020 3:00PM - 4:00PM 2 BDRM UNIT W/2 INDOOR PARKING SPOTS South West facing corner unit of 1225 SF feat:2 bdrms,2 bths,open concept,9 ft ceilings,open balcony,2 indoor heated parking stalls,insuite laundry+lots of storage.Exercise rm.Close to many amenities. Lydia Penner 204-918-0346
OPEN HOUSE SUN, JAN 19, 3-4. Offers will be reviewed as they are received. Units like this one seldom come available! Great South West facing corner unit of 1225 SF feat: open concept 9 ft ceilings,wrap around 195 SF deck, luxury vinyl plank flooring in living rm, kitchen + hallway, carpet floors in bedrooms, stainless steal sink in laundry room, kitchen with over the sink window and beautiful cupboards with soft closures, pan + pot drawers; 8 ft wide common area corridors, TWO INDOOR+HEATED PARKING STALLS and so much more! All this conveniently located close to many amenities. SF as per city assessment....
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I have listed a new property at 208 276 Murray AVE in Winnipeg.
Showings start Jan 9. OPEN HOUSE Sat+SUN JAN 11+12, 2-4. Offers will be reviewed as they are received. Units like this one seldom come available! Great South West facing corner unit of 1225 SF feat: open concept 9 ft ceilings,wrap around 195 SF deck, luxury vinyl plank flooring in living rm, kitchen + hallway, carpet floors in bedrooms, stainless steal sink in laundry room, kitchen with over the sink window and beautiful cupboards with soft closures, pan + pot drawers; 8 ft wide common area corridors, TWO INDOOR+HEATED PARKING STALLS and so much more! All this conveniently located close to many amenities. SF as per city assessment. Parking underground.
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Please visit our Open House at 208 276 Murray AVE in Winnipeg.
Open House on Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:00PM - 4:00PM CEDAR GROVE CONDO W/2 INDOOR HEATED PARKING SPOTS South West facing corner unit w/nice view feat:1225 SF,open concept,9 ft ceilings,2 bdrms,2 bthrms w/walk-in shower,in-suite laundry,A/C,balcony,handi-access,exercise rm,visitor parking,quick poss avail. Lydia Penner 204-918-0346
Showings start Jan 9. OPEN HOUSE Sat+SUN JAN 11+12, 2-4. Offers will be reviewed as they are received. Units like this one seldom come available! Great South West facing corner unit of 1225 SF feat: open concept 9 ft ceilings,wrap around 195 SF deck, luxury vinyl plank flooring in living rm, kitchen + hallway, carpet floors in bedrooms, stainless steal sink in laundry room, kitchen with over the sink window and beautiful cupboards with soft closures, pan + pot drawers; 8 ft wide common area corridors, TWO INDOOR+HEATED PARKING STALLS and so much more! All this conveniently located...
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