Getting Ready for Winter

Getting Ready for Winter

Winter is on the way. I met with Tom Van Leeuwen from Pillar to Post Home inspections to talk about some of the much needed things EVERY home owner should do before the snow falls...

Guaranteed Sold?

Guaranteed Sold?

You've probably seen this a lot. Clients ask me about the "guaranteed sold" claims made by other agents all the time. I thought I would address this quickly...

Buying? Do Your Homework.

Buying? Do Your Homework.

Let me start this article by saying that the real estate industry, especially the resale market, operates on the same principle as any used goods market: the principle...

The Real Cost of Selling Your House on Your Own

The Real Cost of Selling Your House on Your Own

As real estate agents, we are seeing a lot of sellers taking the job of selling their houses on themselves, in the hopes of savings thousands and thousands in commissions...

Things to Know Before Buying a New Home

Things to Know Before Buying a New Home

A new home for the purpose of this article is defined as any home that a buyer is buying from a builder, so it could include an infill (new construction in established...

10 Things Buyers Don’t Understand About Real Estate

10 Things Buyers Don’t Understand About Real Estate

I have worked with quite a few buyers and it is coming to my attention that there is really a lack of knowledge on public’s part as to how real estate works...

Competing Offers

Competing Offers

REALTORS® must abide by strict rules when it comes to presenting competing offers to the seller. These rules are meant to protect all the buyers and to ensure that...

Know This Before Buying A Condo

Know This Before Buying A Condo

before you decide to buy a condo, ensure that you are familiar with the following concepts relevant to condos only...

Water Management Around Your Home

Water Management Around Your Home

Water management around the house is one of the most important steps in home ownership. Learning the basics of water management can help avoid...

The Principal Residence Exemption

The Principal Residence Exemption

Selling your home is a big decision, and the tax impacts of such a large transaction should not be overlooked. Typically, when an asset is sold, the owner must pay tax on the increased value of the asset over the time they owned it, also known as a “capital gain”. In Canada, only half of...

Cibinel Boathouse

Cibinel Boathouse

Winnipeg's own Cibinel Architecture, formed by George Cibinel recently had one of their incredible works featured on the HGTV site. This project is far too stunning to not help bring some extra attention...

Canadian Home Buyer’s Credit

Canadian Home Buyer’s Credit

The Home Buyers credit is 15% of $5,000, which amounts to $750. It is a non-refundable tax credit. A non-refundable tax credit reduces the amount of taxes payable and therefore could potentially result in a refund if taxes paid were more than the taxes payable...

Two Years < Two Weeks

Two Years < Two Weeks

Two full years on the market and not a single offer... Then they call me. I'm a gentleman, so I wont point fingers or name names, but here's the story:

Old House Revival

Old House Revival

The Old House Revival Company, a veritable treasure trove of trinkets, bobbles, house wares and building materials of years past...

Falafel Place

Falafel Place

The Falafel Place, Ami Hassan. One and the same. One does not survive without the other, a symbiosis. If you look even for a minute, you can see it...

New Year. New Market.

New Year. New Market.

New year, new you? Maybe. New year, new home? Whether you've been looking around and slowly getting your current home ready for market, or you are a first time buye...

Public General Store

Public General Store

A general store, in the classic sense of the term, but with far from classic wares...

It's Here. Are You Ready?

It's Here. Are You Ready?

Give your home a once-over and tend to winter preparation tasks and repairs before the year’s first frost.

Coal and Canary

Coal and Canary

Small batch. Hand poured. Local. Quality. Coal and Canary...

How Real Estate Commissions Work

How Real Estate Commissions Work

Maybe a taboo subject here. But it's important and sellers need to know it.