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Plenty of choices available for buyers

While there was still a large influx of new listings coming onto the market in May, it was the first time in two years that a decrease in listings was recorded over the same month when compared to the previous year.

In terms of listings for the months previous to May this year, monthly increases have been significant — for example, a 33 per cent spike in March this year over March 2014.

Peter Squire, the market analyst for WinnipegREALTORS®, said  there was a four-month supply of MLS® listing inventory in May.

He said the Altus Group, a leading national housing consulting firm, which each month tracks local markets in Canada, indicated that any location with a five months’ supply of existing houses for sale is considered to be a “normal” market.

“With four months supply,” said Squire, “we’re more favourably placed than most markets in Canada, where the supply can be as high as 12 months and above.”

In Quebec, the listing inventory in April (the most recent available statistics), as reported by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), was above 12 months, as it was in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and P.E.I.

The only province that had a lower listing inventory than Manitoba was Ontario at 3.3 months.

“And that only exception is because of Toronto’s housing market, which is red hot,” added Squire.

To the west of Manitoba, Saskatchewan’s inventory in April was 7.9 months, Alberta’s was 4.8 months and B.C.’s was 4.7 months in April.

“Overall, our local market is balanced and offers plenty of choice for discerning buyers to find their preferred property,” said WinnipegREALTORS® president David MacKenzie.

“On the other hand, sellers need to be realistic in their pricing as there is plenty of competition in the market.”

Year-to-date MLS® inventory at the end of May was at a healthy 5,751 listings, reported WinnipegREALTORS®.

In May, 2,726 new listings came on the market, which was a one per cent drop from May 2014.

The association reported that year-to-date MLS® sales were slightly ahead of last year, although the 1,455 sales recorded in May were seven per cent off the pace set in May last year.

Year-to-date residential-detached, single-family sales to the end of last month were up seven per cent, despite a five per cent setback in May.

Squire said condominium sales for the year are off 20 per cent when compared to the same period in 2014.

In May, the decrease was just 10 per cent, he added.

After five months of housing transactions this year, one-in-five single-family homes sold above list price.

In the case of condominiums, the pace of selling above list price is one-in-10, with 15 per cent selling at list price.

May dollar volume was $410 million and was only one of five months in the 112-year history of the association to top the $400-million level.

Year-to-date dollar volume at the end of last month was $1.37 billion, which was up two per cent over the same period last year and the highest total ever record for the first five months of any other year.

MacKenzie said he was pleased by the MLS® statistics showing another sold year of performance for the local market.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” he added, “and it’s correct to say ideal conditions now exist in our local market for buyers to take advantage of favourable mortgage rates.”

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reported on May 29 that there was an average credit score of 746 for transactional homeowner loans and an average gross debt service (GDS) ratio of 26 per cent for the three-month period ended March 31, which demonstrates a strong ability among home buyers with CMHC-insured mortgages to manage their debts. The average insured loan amount for transactional homeowner mortgages in the quarter was $238,630.
In Winnipeg, the average days on the market for a listing was 25, which was the same as May last year.Condominiums averaged 41 days on the market, compare to 30 in May 2014.
The highest residential-detached sale in May was 1.405 million and the lowest was $35,000. The highest price paid for a condo was $950,000, while $60,000 was the lowest price.


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St Vital Area home with two Bedrooms at 42 Hollyhock Road , Winnipeg MB

Fantastic/beautiful home. Open bright spaces. Tons of daylight streams through newer PVC windows throughout. Everything updated.

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Gorgeous kitchen with granite counter tops etc. Maple HRWD flooring. DR has beautiful built-in maple china cabinet. Main floor bathroom (2014). Garden doors leading from Master bedroom to 2 tiered deck with hot tub in back yard.

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Beautifully manicured backyard grass with newly painted vegetable garden. Location, location! Within walking distance to mall and all other shopping/ transportation/ schools etc.

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Open House May 31, from 2 to 4 pm at 81 Woodington Bay

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Open House May 31, from 2 to 4 pm

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This Home is located in the Lindenwood Area

Looking to upgrade, this home has Four Bedrooms with Three bathrooms

This bright and updated family home is a must see!! Eat in kitchen over looking sunken family room with wood beamed ceiling. Patio doors off family room onto newer large deck and private backyard. Brick wood burning fire place flanked by built in shelves. Gorgeous, gleaming newer hardwood floors throughout living room and dining room

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April resale activity healthy with year-to-date statistics positive across the board

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The real estate market is either very, very good or really, really suspect, depending on which headlines you choose to read.
It’s difficult to decide what’s really happening from the sound bites, but the numbers on the resale market for the first four months of the year paint a fairly rosy picture, according to market reports provided by WinnipegREALTORS®.
Statistics for the first third of the year are up from comparable numbers last year, and last year recorded the fourth best resale numbers in the past 20 years and the best dollar volume ever through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
“Our numbers continue to support our forecast breakfast predictions,” said WinnipegREALTORS® president David MacKenzie. “In January we predicted that sales would be up from zero to two per cent year-over-year and home prices would increase by the same amount.
“And the January through April activity bears that out and then some.”
“The April MLS® listing inventory, the number of properties available for sale in Winnipeg, rose almost 36 per cent,” said Geoff McCullough, the executive director of WinnipegREALTORS®. “So buyers had more properties to choose from than last April (5,232), which indicates more balance in the marketplace.”
Listings entered into the MLS® system were also up 23 per cent over last April, with the addition of 2,837 properties this year.
Sales followed suit. The number of sales processed in the month was up close to four per cent from last April, with 1,273 sales recorded.
And dollar volume was up 8.8 per cent at $362.3 million.
The April numbers helped maintain positive year-to-date market statistics. There have been 8,336 listings entered on the MLS® system since January 1, which is up 25 per cent from last year.
And 3,538 sales have been recorded, which is up four per cent from the same period in 2014.
The January through April dollar volume is up 6.5 per cent at $962.4 million.
President David MacKenzie said market activity was positive in the first four months of this year.
“We often say that real estate is local with national averages and trends meaning very little,” he said. “Our market is our market.
“And even within our own market activity is local,” added MacKenzie. “What’s trending in Island Lakes will not necessarily be mirrored in the North End. I know of some MLS® areas where offers are few and far between while in other pockets of the City, multiple offers are still happening.”
He went on to say that in April, 22 per cent of residential-detached homes sold for more than list price, 8.5 per cent sold at list, while 69 per cent sold below list.
For condominiums, almost 11 per cent sold above list, 18 per cent sold at list and 71 per cent sold below list.
The most active price range in April for residential detached homes was between $250,000 and $299,999 with 22 per cent of total sales. It was followed by the $200,000 to $249,999 price range with 16 per cent of all sales.
The average number of days for a listing on the market was 27 compared to 26 last April. The highest priced residential-detached sale fetched $1.59 million and the least expensive sale was $8,000.
The most active price range for condos in April was between $150,000 and $199,999, representing 25 per cent of all sales.This price range was closely followed by the $200,000 to $249,999 range with 22 per cent of total sales.
The average number of days on market for condos was 49 compared to 38 last year. The highest-priced condo in April went for $630,000 and the lowest priced sale was at $244,579.
MacKenzie said Winnipeg is the second cheapest place in Canada to buy a home ($281,269 average price), due to plentiful inventory and has a healthy housing market, despite a recent Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) report that rated the local market as “high risk.”
“In Winnipeg, the risk is overvaluation and overbuilding,” according to the CMHC report, which also rated Regina as “high risk.”
On other hand, CMHC indicated Vancouver and Toronto, where the average bungalow costs over $1 million, were both judged as “low risk.”
Source: Winnipeg Real Estate News

Sunday February 15, 2015, We have a Open House at 39 Chimo Place from 2 to 4 pm

Sunday February 15, 2015, Realtor Rosalie Drysdale has a               Open House at 39 Chimo Place from 2 to 4 pm

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RARE STYLISH 5 BDR FAMILY HOME. 1900 sq ft spacious bi-level on 5 acres treed land. 5 min drive from Perimeter and Birds Hill Park on quiet street off Hwy 59. Renovated throughout including newly remodeled kitchen with granite counter-tops & new LG fridge (2015)

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Tons of natural light throughout. Architecturally innovative with soaring vaulted ceilings and added interior design details. 3 decks off front and back. 3 full bathrooms including ensuite off master bedroom. Horizontal blinds throughout. Wood-burning fireplace. Tons of storage.

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Open House – a Unique Marketing Tool

Open House – a Unique Marketing Tool

If you have ever bought or sold a home, you are probably familiar with open houses and the role they can play in the sale or purchase of a home. Open houses are a marketing tool which can help give a home exposure, allowing several potential purchasers to view properties over the course of a day or two – usually on a weekend.

In addition to holding open houses for the public, real estate practitioners also conduct open houses for other real estate professionals. This gives them a chance to promote their listings with other salespeople and brokers who may have suitable buyers who would be interested in these particular properties.

Hints for Sellers

First of all, your property should be in top-notch condition to create a favourable and lasting first impression with potential buyers. Keep your lawn trimmed and tidy. Also make sure that all trees, hedges and shrubs look neat, not unruly. Trim branches that block the view of your home or hide some of its best assets.

Repair any unsightly cracks or holes in your walkway or steps that could prove to be a safety hazard. Don’t leave tools and toys strewn around the front or back yards; these detract from your home, making it look like an obstacle course. They could also prove to be hazardous if someone tripped over them.
If your trim or siding looks dirty, wash it using an appropriate cleaning solution (your hardware store can probably give you tips on what’s best to use). And if your paintwork is peeling or blistering, it’s time for some cosmetic surgery. A little paint can go a long way to enhance the marketability and curb appeal of your home. If you are unable to tackle the job yourself, hire a professional for best results.


Indoors, open up curtains and blinds to let in as much natural light as possible. This helps show your home to its best advantage. And be sure to move any clutter out of sight and rearrange furniture that might impede traffic flow.
Rooms should also be thoroughly aired and as fresh as possible – particularly if you have pets or someone in your family is a smoker.

Vacate the Premises for the Day

Your REALTOR® will recommend that you leave during the open house to help make prospective buyers feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. If you are in
the house, purchasers are likely to be more intimidated and reluctant to give your home the thorough viewing it deserves.
If you have pets, make sure you take them with you – others may not appreciate them as you do.

Secure Valuables

Before you leave, put all personal property like jewelry, medications and fragile items well out of harm’s way in a safe, secure storage place. Don’t leave money lying around. To make sure everything is secure and ready to receive visitors, quickly inspect your home with your REALTOR® just before you leave.
If you have any particular concerns about the open house, talk to your REALTOR® to see what suggestions he or she might have for you.

Tips for Buyers

On the flip side of the coin, if you are a buyer attending open houses, keep in mind that viewing an open house is a privilege.
Also keep in mind that the REALTOR® on duty is acting as host of the open house on the seller’s behalf; the salesperson should be treated with the same respect you would give the seller.

When asked to identify yourself at an open house, you should sign the guest register. The seller has the right to request that you sign the register, providing your name, address and telephone number.

It is also important to refrain from wandering through the house without the salesperson present; if the REALTOR® is busy, wait until he or she is able to show you around. The salesperson will be able to point out the features of the home you may miss if you look around on your own, and can also answer any questions you may have.

When attending open houses, it is also important to clarify up front who if you have been viewing homes with another REALTOR®. Keep in mind that the REALTOR® you are working with has gone to a lot of effort on your behalf and won’t get paid a commission if you switch to another REALTOR®.

Open houses can be of benefit to both sellers and purchasers if they are properly planned, so be sure to talk to your REALTOR® about them.

REALTOR® is a registered trademark of the Canadian Real Estate Association and identifies a real estate practitioner who is a member of the Association.

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Which REALTOR® is for You ?

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, you have probably asked yourself,

“Do I really need a REALTOR®?” The answer is yes!

Selling or buying property is one of the biggest business transactions most of us will ever make. REALTORS® have the qualifications and experience to help make a successful purchase or sale.
When selecting a REALTOR®, it pays to shop around and sharpen those interviewing skills. The REALTOR® you select should be someone who knows the neighbourhood you want to live in; who can provide you with sound, effective advice; and who has broad and current knowledge of today’s real estate market.
To select the REALTOR® who is right for you, begin by identifying several and interviewing at least two or three before making the final decision. If you were pleased with the services provided by the REALTOR® who helped you make a previous sale or purchase, he or she may be your best choice.
Otherwise, start compiling a list of potential REALTORS® by noting their names from real estate ads and other publications. Jot down the names and telephone number printed on “For Sale” signs you notice while driving through your neighbourhood or in another area you like. It is also a good idea to ask friends, family and business associates for the names of a REALTOR® they would recommend.
Before setting up individual interviews with those on your list of potential REALTORS®, check out their office location. Does it matter if it is not in your current neighbourhood or desired search area? Also, note the REALTOR®’s primary business. Some REALTORS® specialize in selling commercial property, while other focus on residential real estate.
The price range of homes the REALTOR® generally handles is another important consideration. If you are looking at a price range of $90,000, you will feel more comfortable with a REALTOR® whose office deals in homes of that price range, rather than $300,000 properties.
Finally, do a little digging to see how other people feel about the REALTOR® you are considering. REALTORS® who have a strong reputation for excellent service and professionalism are usually highly praised. The REALTOR® you select should be someone who makes you feel comfortable, listens to you, shows genuine interest, knows the current real estate market and has a good track record in the sale and purchase of properties you are interested in. Here are some points to consider during your interview with each REALTOR® on your list:


  • do they have a track record of success helping clients buy or sell your type of home in your kind of community? How many homes have they sold in the last six months? How close were the sale prices to the asking price?
  • do they provide multiple listing of your property via the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®)? This service provides access to a much broader base of potential buyers.
  • what commitments are they prepared to make, particularly related to marketing your property? Does the marketing plan include an open house for other REALTORS® and regular open houses for prospective buyers? Does it include advertising and flyers?
  • how did they establish the suggested selling price for your home? You may be tempted to choose the REALTOR® who suggests the highest price, and sometimes that’s appropriate. But it is still important to know how the price was calculated. Was the home compared to those sold recently in the neighbourhood and to those currently on sale? Does the suggested price match your selling objective?
  • is the REALTOR® offering you tips and hints on how to make your home show better, or what to look for when buying a property?
  • what will using the REALTOR®’s service cost you? Commissions or fees are set by each individual brokerage. In most circumstances, if your home does not sell you will not owe any commission to your REALTOR®. Buyers, meanwhile, don’t normally pay for a REALTOR®’s services.
  • does the REALTOR® look enthusiastic about selling your home? Does he or she appear confident in their ability to help you sell or purchase a home?
  • is the REALTOR® prepared to provide you with a resume and references?

Did you get all that? Don’t worry if it seems like a lot – here’s a condensed version to keep handy while you interview REALTORS®:

  • Are they licensed in Manitoba and do they belong to a real estate board?
  • Are they a full-time real estate professional?
  • What are their credentials and background?
  • Do they have a commitment to continuing education?
  • How long have they been active in the community?
  • What recent sales have they had in the neighborhood?
  • Can you contact recent clients?
  • What are the prices of other homes listed locally?
  • How did they calculate the selling price?
  • How will they market your home?

Source:   Working With A REALTOR ® Articles
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Winnipeg : New MLS® Listings Up 15%; Active Inventory Rises 23%

BALANCED MARKET CONDITIONS CONTINUE IN MARCH – New MLS® Listings Up 15%; Active Inventory Rises 23%



April 9, 2014
For Immediate Release

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New MLS® Listings Up 15%; Active Inventory Rises 23%

Winnipeg – 2014 is showing continued improvement in MLS® listings and overall inventory. Both new listings in March and active listings or overall inventory at the end of the month were well up over last year.  Buyers have far more to choose from when you look at all residential property types. Going into April last year there were over 2,000 residential listings whereas now there are in excess of 2,500.  Condominiums show the largest increase with 562 available for sale this year compared to 346 in 2013. The only residential property types down from last year are duplexes and resort properties.


MLS® sales for March rebounded from a poor March 2013 with year-to-date sales slightly ahead of last year for the first three months.  If you compare them to the 10-year average sales performance they are off 3 and 7% respectively. However we must keep in mind Winnipeg endured it coldest winter since 1898.


March MLS® unit sales were up 9% (919/844) while dollar volume increased 11% ($249.1 million/$224.7 million) in comparison to the same month last year.  Year-to-date MLS® unit sales are up less than 1% ( 2,164/2,156) while dollar volume has risen 4% ($570.9 million/$550.4 million) in comparison to the same period in 2013.

A sign of home buyers seeking more affordable options in March was readily apparent from single –attached unit sales rising 45% and condominiums up 17%. Residential-detached or single family home sales increased 10%.
While WinnipegREALTORS® MLS® market is becoming more balanced than in previous years March still saw over one in three homes sell for above list price. Less than one in five condominiums sold for above list price with nearly 25% getting full list price.
Speaking of prices, March saw average home sale prices nudge up to just under $300,000 for both above and at list price sales while those selling for under list price still achieved $295,000. As for areas of Winnipeg, the southwest quadrant had an average home sale price of $390,000 while southeast Winnipeg was second highest at $325,000. The lowest average home sale price in the city was the northwest quadrant at $235,000. The average rural home sale price was $290,000.
“We are in a real favourable position going into April to take advantage of better weather,  low unemployment, very competitive mortgage rates, and the best inventory we have seen in many years,” said David Powell, president of WinnipegREALTORS®.   “One of the benefits increased condominium supply brings is it will encourage a growing empty nester demographic to look at selling their existing single family home and as a result create more choice for families seeking a desirable home.”
The most active residential-detached price range was the $250,000 to $299,999 price range with 23% of total sales. Next busiest was the $300,000 to $349,999 price range at 15%. Close behind was the $200,000 to $249,999 price range at 14%. The highest home sale price was $1,035,000 while the lowest went for just $18,000. For condominiums, the most active price range was from $150,000 to $199,999 at 28%. There were another 21% of sales from $200,000 to $249,999 and 15% more sales from $250,000 to $299,999.
The average days on market for residential-detached property sales  in March was 28 days, 4 days faster than last month and the same pace as March 2013. Average days on market for condominium sales was 32 days, 12 days quicker than last month and 5 days off the pace set in March 2013.
Established in 1903, WinnipegREALTORS® is a professional association representing over 1,800 real estate brokers, salespeople, appraisers, and financial members active in the Greater Winnipeg Area real estate market.  Its REALTOR® members adhere to a strict code of ethics and share a state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) designed exclusively for REALTORS®. WinnipegREALTORS® serves its members by promoting the benefits of an organized real estate profession.  REALTOR®, MLS® and Multiple Listing Service® are trademarks owned and controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association and are used under license.

Source: Winnipeg Realtors.ca


Two Storey Three Bedroom Home at 331 Harbison Ave , Wpg

Showing Start Wednesday April 9

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Talk about value for the price!! Not kidding! Must see. New Kitchen 2010. New bathroom 2013. High eff. furnace 2007. New HWT 2013. Spray foam insulation entire attic and entire bsmt 2008. MB closet 2014. New Mn floor HRWD 2008. New 2nd floor lam. hrwd 2013. New light fixtures btwn 2008-2014. Entire interior paint (except MB) 2013.

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Offers Monday evening April 14.

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Three Bedroom Home for Sale at 229 Douglas Avenue , Wpg

This Cape Cod style home has it all ! Location, location, location.


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Tons of upgrades to the house

Windows (December 2013), Furnace, A/C, and built in humidifier (2012), BSMT Rec Rm (2012), 200 amp Electrical Panel (2012), Landscaping, (2012), Garage Door opener (2 remotes – 2014), appliances all newer (2013), Kitchen appliances all stainless steel. Interior paint throughout (2014), Basement carpet (2013), Deck (2012)

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