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New property listed in St Laurent

I have listed a new property at 5 Laurentia Beach Road South in St Laurent. See details here

R19//St Laurent/Lakefront retreat located on beautiful Laurentia Beach South. This solid three bedroom Cottage has been lovingly maintained by the same owner. Many upgrades have been done throughout the years to make this a maintenance free getaway. The cottage could be winterized with not too much cost. The sunroom overlooks the lake and those magnificent sunsets & the beach is conveniently situated a few steps away. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking right off the beach area. There s also an insulated garage that is currently used as a workshop & laundry area. The 2nd add l building is perfect for storage. No gravel roads! You re going to be impressed with all the benefits this affordable getaway provides. (id:2493)

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New property listed in Stonewall

I have listed a new property at 521 7th Avenue in Stonewall. See details here

R12//Stonewall/Offers as received. Well maintained 924 sqft 2 BR MH in the heart of Stonewall. "Stonewall Haven Trailer Court" Enviable location as it's an E-Z 20 minutes to city. Lot lease is $510 a month includes taxes; parking space for 2 vehicles; lots of upgrades & improvements include flooring, newer Fridge & Stove, newer skirting, PVC Windows & more. Three season Sunroom gives access to Private back yard. Beautiful Grassed Common Area for residents. (id:2493)

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New property listed in Teulon

I have listed a new property at 5078 91 Road North in Teulon. See details here

R19//Teulon/Located just a few minutes South-West of Teulon, and only 30 min North of Winnipeg. Exquisite Farm Property with all the Bells & Whistles! Situated on 160 Acres of Productive Farm Land, 1185 Sqft, 3 Bedroom, 2 Full & 2 Half Bathroom, Bungalow Style Home with Fully Finished Basement & Attached Single Car Garage. Private back deck & concrete patio. Large Vegetable Garden. Spacious 32' x 54' Heated & Insulated Shop with Large Overhead Door & 17' x 54' Lean to Storage Area. Massive 40' x 110' Machine Shed with Gravel Pad & Hydro. 24' x 42' Barn/Chicken Coop. 28' x 65' Animal Shelter. Farm Land was partially worked last year, wheat was planted. Remainder was seeded to Hay 5 years ago. (appx. 90 acres of workable land, remainder pasture with opportunity to cultivate more). Land is Fully Fenced. This property would make a great location for any mechanic, welder, fabricator, who would like to work from home or anyone wanting to just escape & live off the land! Only 3.5 miles West off Hwy 7 on road 91N (id:2493)

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New property listed in Teulon

I have listed a new property at 100063 13 Road East in Teulon. See details here

R19//Teulon/HARD TO FIND! Rare Opportunity to Own this Extravagant Property, Formerly known as Plum Ridge Farms. Custom Built Timber Frame Home with just over 2000 Sqft of Living Space. Open Concept Kitchen & Living/Dining Room featuring 27' Vaulted Ceiling and Certified Wood Burning Stove. Spacious 2nd Floor Master Bedroom with 3 pc. Ensuite. Main Floor 3pc. Bath & Laundry. ** Note** Spacious Main Floor Family Room can be Converted to 2nd Bedroom if Desired.** Hand Carved Wooden Posts throughout the Home. This Remarkable One of a Kind Home is situated on a Beautiful 40 Acres, 34 of which has been used as an Orchard bearing Apple Trees, Cherry Trees, Variety of Berries, Asparagus & More! (Previously used a a U-Pick Business in resent years) Great Business Opportunity! 40'x38' Metal Clad Workshop with Concrete Floor. 14'x32' Storage Shed/Barn with 2nd Floor Living Quarters for Summer Help. Other Outbuildings include 12'x14' Log Cabin/Storage & 16'x10' Storage Shed/Grainery. Land is zoned Zone E, Class 2 & 3 Soils. (id:2493)

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New property listed in Inwood

I have listed a new property at 1131 107 Road Northwest in Inwood. See details here

R19//Inwood/Great Hunting Cabin/Summer Retreat! Located just a few minutes North of Inwood (Sandridge). Older Cottage/Cabin situated on over 5 Acres and only about 1/2 mile off Hwy 17. Many other older outbuildings. Hydro/Well/Septic on property (well/septic hasn't been used in a few years). Sandridge Wildlife Management starts right across the road! GREAT HUNTING AREA! Bonus!, only a few minutes to Inwood Golf Course! (id:2493)

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New property listed in Winnipeg

I have listed a new property at 488 London Street in Winnipeg. See details here

3B//Winnipeg/S/S May 6th, O/H May 11th, Offers Reviewed May 13th evening. This charming property boasts a range of desirable features, including an updated full bathroom upstairs and a spacious, brightly lit living and dining area with beautiful oak hardwood flooring. The finished basement, complete with a wet bar, adds both functionality and entertainment value, complemented by a convenient half bathroom downstairs. Privacy is ensured by the fenced yard with mature trees, while the two-car garage offers ample storage space.Noteworthy updates include newer shingles, an energy-efficient furnace, water heater, and central air system, as well as upgraded windows upstairs. Additionally, the property offers a sizable laundry room, enhancing its practical appeal. Great location close to all amenities, such as Concordia Hospital, Kildonan Place Mall, Elementary and high schools in the area. Don't miss out on this great opportunity, book your showing today! (id:2493)

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New property listed in Teulon

I have listed a new property at 91157 Road 3 Road East in Teulon. See details here

R19//Teulon/It'll KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF - Self-sustained RETREAT-5000+ sf OF AMAZING Living area - SPECTACULAR CUSTOM BUILT 1.5 story FULL LOG HOME w/9 Brs, 3 Baths on 79 AC w/4.5 K of trails/40x40 QUONSET. POND & wooded NATURE TRAILS throughout add to the ambiance of this very PRIVATE RETREAT located 40 min N of perimeter. Impressive LOG SOARING CEILINGS & the abundance of wdws bring the outdoors in. Geothermal Heat & Cooling w/supplemental wood stove also adds to the all around efficiency of this stellar home. Flooring: HWFs, Sierra Stone & Commercial Grade Vinyl. Kit hosts floor to ceiling Hickory Cabinetry w/GORGEOUS Pearl Blue Granite countertop-even a baking center - Dble Garden Drs lead to Massive 4300sf SLATE PATIO overlooking the pond (swim in or skate on). Lower level is fully developed hosts more BRs, walk-in Pantry! DOG RUN -2 dog houses on railway ties, 4x larger than fenced in garden. Raspberry picking on the ridge. IDEAL FOR MULTI-FAMILY PRIVATE RETREAT, COUNTRY LIVING RESORT - ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES! (id:2493)

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New property listed in Oak Point

I have listed a new property at 41 Leighton Avenue in Oak Point. See details here

R19//Oak Point/Beautifully Kept, 756 Sqft, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Modular Home (built in 2009) Located in Oak Point MB! Only Minutes to the Shores of Lake Manitoba! Open Concept Kit/Liv/Dining Room. Spacious 3 Seasons Sunroom with Tons of Windows Overlooking the Large 1.56 Acre Yard. 24' x 24' Double Detached Garage with Concrete Floor & 16' x 12' Workshop. Oakpoint is a Very Quiet Community Located just off Hwy 6, apex. 50 Min North of Winnipeg! (id:2493)

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New property listed in Coldwell Rm

I have listed a new property at 199 Sugar Point Trail in Coldwell Rm. See details here

R19//Coldwell Rm/Stellar 4 Season Cottage or Forever Home that's JUST LIKE NEW! Built in 2018, and Boasting an Impressive 1708 Sqft, this 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, LAKE FRONT Property could be just what you're waiting for! Located West of Lundar at Sugar Point (appx. 75 min N of Winnipeg). Tastefully Designed with Open Concept Kitchen/Dining/Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling. Large Patio Doors Leading out to the Spaciously Sized West Facing Front Deck! Main Floor Primary Bedroom with Walk in Closet. Main Floor Laundry/Mud Room and 3pc. Bath. Second Level Boast 2 Large Bedrooms, 3pc. Bathroom and Loft/Sitting Area with Large Windows Overlooking the Shores of Lake Manitoba. Outside you will find the Beautifully Treed Fire Pit Area with 12' x 16' Gazebo with Power. Perfect for Hosting Family & Friends. Lake Manitoba is known for its Bright Blue Waters & Excellent Fishing. Property is Perfect for any Family or Retirement. Truly a MUST SEE! 3D Virtual Tour is Available! (id:2493)

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5 Ways a REALTOR® can help now that the key interest rate is stuck at 5%

5 ways a REALTOR® can help now that the key interest rate is stuck at 5%

Hey, at least interest rates aren’t rising again! Following the Bank of Canada’s recent decision to keep the overnight policy rate at 5%, many Canadian homeowners, buyers and sellers may be left wondering: well, now what?

With inflation settling down, many Canadians have been under the impression that interest rates will be decreasing soon, too. A report from Royal LePage shows 51% of Canadians who had put their home buying plans on hold over the last two years will return to the market when the first rate cut comes.

That cohort of Canadians will have to wait it out a bit longer as the Bank of Canada will want to see inflation decrease some more before they cut their overnight policy rate.

But, what if you’re in a position where you have to move, like, now? If you previously put your buying plans on hold, chances are your patience is running thin for the Bank of Canada to cut rates. In the meantime, prices could rise, markets could heat up, and then you might get left behind.

This is why finding the right REALTOR® for you is such a crucial step in the homebuying process. Navigating the current real estate landscape is tricky in times of uncertainty, but luckily for you, your REALTOR® can help calm your concerns. Here’s how.

Market insights

Even without a cut in interest rates, it’s important to know you have plenty of options. Your REALTOR® has access to data pertaining to your local housing market and can advise you on how things may shake out in the near future. Is it best to go with a variable rate or a fixed rate? In a competitive market, what conditions should you consider or not? What types of homes are most popular and have had their value rise in your area — detached, townhomes or condos?

For sellers, your REALTOR® can get information on comparable homes and see what they sold for and when, access the exclusive MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) — an advanced, highly accurate way to gauge prices and trends in specific areas — and know what buyers are looking for in your region.

For buyers, your REALTOR® is there to work for you and get the best home for you. They can advise you on what to expect in your local market, from commute times and proximity to amenities, to noise levels and municipal regulations you may have never heard about.

All real estate markets are local — what’s happening with national numbers may not be relevant for you. For example, buying a condo in Toronto is going to be a completely different experience than buying a colonial in Coquitlam or a high-ranch in Halifax. Your REALTOR® will help you make sense of it all.

Negotiation skills

It doesn’t matter if interest rates are at 5%, 10%, or 1% — at the end of the day, your REALTOR®’s top priority should be looking out for you and making sure you’re comfortable with whatever price you land on.

Of course, a buyer’s agent should know what their client is pre-approved for, and interest rates often affect how much home one can afford. Make sure you communicate your wants, needs and budget so your REALTOR® can properly advocate on your behalf. You can look for REALTORS® with a Certified Negotiation Expert designation or a Master Certified Negotiation Expert for those who have received extra training.

Financial guidance

Did you know your REALTOR® can help you before you’re pre-approved? That’s right! While you’re waiting to see what interest rates do, consider reaching out to your REALTOR® to get a handle on how your local market is reacting to the latest news from the Bank of Canada.

Your REALTOR® can also provide you with a list of lenders they’ve worked with, not to mention offer some tips and tricks to help you solidify a better rate (like, make sure you shop around before signing!).

Before doing anything, check out the Calculator Hub under “About Mortgages” at www.winnipegregionalrealestatenews.com — a tool to help provide you with an early look at your financial situation.

 Professionalism and sense of security

One of the biggest worries for Canadians on the move is the uncertainty of conducting a real estate transaction. There are so many variables (not just talking about interest rates here!) to think about. From land transfer taxes and lawyer fees, to dealing with complete strangers while trying to complete one of the largest financial transactions of your life — you have a lot on your plate if you’re buying or selling.

Also, the right REALTOR® for you will just get it. They won’t push you into something you’re uncertain about and can even help with market timing strategies should you want to try and make the current interest rate situation work better for you.

Home buying and selling MVP

We’ll say it again: your REALTOR® is your personal real estate MVP. While you’re figuring out financing, they can already get to work behind the scenes. If you’re buying, this means setting up searches for you, attending open houses on your behalf, and asking around to their connections about what might be coming available — hey, if you’re in no hurry and want to wait for interest rates to drop, maybe this is a strategy for you!

If you’re selling, your REALTOR® can get to work marketing your property, getting it ready for staging and compiling documentation, all without disrupting your routines too much.

By now you know interest rates impact the Canadian real estate landscape and that likely isn’t about to change any time soon. Making the right decision at the right moment seems like a lot of pressure when you don’t know where interest rates will be on a month-to-month basis. Thankfully, REALTORS® monitor market trends and housing data to make sure, whether you’re buying or selling, your best interests are being kept top of mind. Don’t put it off any longer! Visit www. winnipegregionalrealestatenews.com or scan the QR code below and find your REALTOR® today!

— REALTOR.ca

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New property listed in St Laurent

I have listed a new property at 100017 12 Road West in St Laurent. See details here

R19//St Laurent/Located 1 hr. North of Winnipeg & just 15 min South-East of St. Laurent along PR 518 (Ideal Rd). Very Peaceful 8.93 Acres, with 1216 Sqft Mobile home built in 2003. Featuring 3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms. Open Concept Kitchen/Living/Dining Room. This Home has been VERY well Kept! Featuring a Beautiful Yard with Large Garden, Pond, Flower Beds, & More! Very Well Sheltered by Mature Trees. Outbuildings Include: 11 x 20' Shed w/loft and 22 x 14' garage . This Location makes this a Fantastic & Quiet Place to Retire or Perfect Place for the Kids to just Run Wild Without Worry! (id:2493)

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