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I have listed a new property at 356 Willow Creek RD in Winnipeg.
Welcome to Huntington Homes’ latest show home! As you explore this 5 bedroom walk-out bungalow, you will feel the tranquility inspired by the use of natural materials, from the exterior fir beams to the natural wood flooring and pebble tiled steam/spa, this home is a sanctuary for relaxed living. With a 14’ high great room ceiling and 4 -season sun room, the large windows provide an abundance of natural light. And there’s more to love, with the expansive deck and patio overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard and lake view. All that you have come to expect from Huntington Homes and more.
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I have listed a new property at 661 Bridge Lake DR in Winnipeg.
Welcome to another striking Huntington Homes’ masterpiece. This design is the perfect balance between space, style, and function. Huntington’s commitment to quality continues to stand out as you explore this beautiful four-bedroom walk-out bungalow. Entertaining is easy with this chef-inspired gourmet kitchen that is open to the dining area and large great room. You’ll enjoy the views of the lake from the main floor deck, lower level bar and spacious rec-room. With the thoughtfully landscaped back yard, this is the perfect family home!
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I have listed a new property at 45 Valley Brook RD in Winnipeg.
This stunning 5 bedroom bungalow features open concept living spaces and modern living. The plan boasts large windows that take advantage of the back yard views and draw light into the home. The large island overlooking the great room and makes an ideal entertaining space. The Master bedroom with ensuite is an oasis of its own with many spa-like qualities. The Huntington Homes quality is evident throughout, with wood structural floors, steel beam construction, and high efficient zoned heating & cooling system. This home is where style and function come together to create the perfect home. Call today for more details.
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I have listed a new property at 2 740 John Bruce RD E in Winnipeg.
Artfully designed 2102 SF bungalow by Huntington Homes is built to suit your lifestyle needs, with the luxuries of condo living and the privacy and security of a gated community. The main floor boasts an open great room style with a large island kitchen, master bedroom with spa like ensuite and walk-in closet and two more bedrooms. The walk out lower level is an expansive space including a recreation room, a flex area and two additional bedrooms. Nestled along the Seine River lays Winnipeg’s most coveted new development. Call or email for more details on this exclusive development in Royal Wood. Where style and function come together to make the perfect family home.
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I have listed a new property at 491 Sly DR in Winnipeg.
Open House March 1 from 1 to 3pm, Offers being considered anytime Amazing and well maintained mid-century modern bungalow in Margaret Park. With 4-bedroom, 1614 SF, a back yard facing family room with free standing fireplace, formal living/dining room and a fully finished basement with bar. The back yard boasts multiple flower beds established trees, shrubs, stone patio, fenced and double detached garage. The warm and inviting home is perfect for your growing family, only 2 blocks away from Margaret Park Elementary School. Call today to set up your private showing!
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I have listed a new property at 101 Springwater RD in Winnipeg.
Built by Huntington Homes, this 2479 SF, two storey home is built with every attention to detail. Starting with quality materials and great design, for a spectacular home from foundation to finish. The main floor boasts an open great room design with a large island kitchen facing the dining room, an office and powder room off the foyer. The upper floor has a large master suite with walk-in closet and ensuite, two additional bedrooms and a laundry room. The lower level has a 4th bedroom, recreation room and flex space, wood structural floors, steel beam construction, and high efficient zoned heating & cooling system. All of this located on a lakefront walk out lot in Bridgwater Lakes. Where style and function come together to create the perfect family home. Call today for more details.
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I have listed a new property at 5 740 John Bruce RD E in Winnipeg.
Nestled along the Seine River lays Winnipeg’s most coveted new development, comprised of 6 walkout basement River Lots. Build a custom designed Bungalow home by Huntington Homes to suit your lifestyle needs, with the luxuries of condo living and the privacy and security of a gated community. Call or email for more details exclusive development in Royal Wood.
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I have listed a new property at 3 1660 St Mary's RD in Winnipeg.
Rarely available 1 bedroom main floor unit with private covered entrance and patio. Beautiful green grounds with paths, lots of trees, tennis courts, outdoor pool, and convenient proximity to transportation, shopping and parks. Warm and spacious unit with lots of storage, updated kitchen and hardwood and ceramic floors, Insuite laundry and all the appliances included. Imagine the possibilities... Don’t miss this one! *Note: No dogs allowed. 1 Indoor Cat is allowed. Call for your private showing today.
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Please visit our Open House at 491 Sly DR in Winnipeg.
Open House on Sunday, March 1, 2020 1:00PM - 3:00PM Well maintained mid-century modern bungalow in Mar Warm and inviting home is perfect for your growing family. Close to Margaret Park School. 4-bedrooms, 1614 SF, family room, formal living/dining room, finished basement. Trees, shrubs, stone patio, fenced and double garage.
Open House March 1 from 1 to 3pm, Offers being considered anytime Amazing and well maintained mid-century modern bungalow in Margaret Park. With 4-bedroom, 1614 SF, a back yard facing family room with free standing fireplace, formal living/dining room and a fully finished basement with bar. The back yard boasts multiple flower beds established trees, shrubs, stone patio, fenced and double detached garage. The warm and inviting home is perfect for your growing family, only 2 blocks away from Margaret Park Elementary School. Call today to set up your private showing!
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I have listed a new property at 154 Brentford RD in Winnipeg.
This 1076 SF bungalow in St Vital is in a prime location, backing onto the green space of Brentford Park. The well maintained 3-bedroom, 2 bath home features gleaming hardwood floors in the living room/dining room and bedrooms, recently renovated kitchen with Cambria quartz counters and new cabinets, new electric fireplace and a large master bedroom. The basement is finished with a large recreation room, bedroom and a three-piece bath. All main floor windows have been replaced and the shingles on both the house and garage have been replaced with in recent years. New furnace in November 2018. The yard is fully fenced and has gazebo and patio. This home is ideally located in the heart of St Vital, close to schools, shopping, transportation and all amenities.
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Here is a few tips from Cottage Life to get you on the right track. 

It’s time to open the cottage, making May Two-Four one of the most chore-filled weekends of the year up here. But there’s no reason it has to be all busywork and no beach.

Sure, there are things that absolutely need to be looked after, but not everything is urgent. So to make sure you have time this weekend to relax on the deck, Corona in hand, we’ve compiled a simple checklist of tasks you absolutely need to do so you can make the most of your long weekend.

 

Before you go



There’s nothing worse than arriving at the cottage to realize you’ve forgotten something. Sure, you’ll always need to make one more trip to the hardware store, but the better prepared you are, the more quickly you’ll be able to kick back and relax.

  • Make sure your electricity is turned on. And be sure to phone whatever other services you’ll need before heading up. Its always best to do this before the weekend to be sure someone can help you.
  • Be sure that everything is insured and you know where the documents are. This includes boat, trailer, and cottage insurance. And if you’re pulling a trailer, be sure to test all the lights and connections before your family is loaded into the car.
  • Try to remember all and any keys you’ll need. Track them down and make sure you bring them with you.
  • Put a tool kit together. You will need tools this weekend. Figure out which ones you’re going to need and pack them. And don’t forget the duct tape!
  • Gather some cleaning supplies. You’re definitely going to need to do a little bit of cleaning this weekend. Even if all you do is wipe off the deck chair, you’ll need to have the right equipment to do it!
  • If you’re going to need filters or batteries, then charge them and pack them. And obviously you’ll need clothes, water and food.

On arrival



After this year’s dramatic spring, there’s no telling what could be waiting for you when you arrive at your cottage property, especially if you haven’t been there all winter. The first thing you’ll want to do is look around for any outdoor or indoor issues that need to be fixed.

  • Check for any damage to power lines, phone lines, the chimney, the deck, the dock, windows, screens, and under the cottage at the posts, pads, and beams.
  • After surveying your property, head inside and check cupboards and counter tops for signs of mice or other animals, and look for any water damage that may have occurred over the winter.


Tuning up


Before the relaxation begins, start the cottage season off right with a few minor chores that will make sure everyone is safe and sound for the summer.

  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Make sure your fire extinguishers are charged.
  • Replace batteries in any flashlights.
  • Clean the eaves troughs.
  • Clear any large branches off the building and trim any that may have become too close to your cottage over the winter.
  • Replace any filters that may need to be changed.


Turning on the taps

Perhaps the most involved part of opening the cottage is getting your water system going. If you have a pump that draws directly from the lake, here are the steps to get it up and running.

  • Inspect all lines for signs of damage.
  • Replace the pump’s filter.
  • Prime the pump.
  • Open a cold-water tap in your cottage, and be sure the cold-water valve to your hot water tanks is closed.
  • Switch on the water pump at the panel box.
  • Open all valves between the pump and your cottage.
  • Open all cold water taps to remove air from the system.
  • Close all the taps and look for leaks and hissing.

Turning on the hot water


Once your water’s running, you need to fill your hot water tank with water before turning it on. It’s pretty simple, really, but there are a number of steps you should follow to ensure you do it right.

  • Be sure the hot water tank is off and all your taps are closed.
  • Connect a hose to the drainage valve and run it outside. Open that tap.
  • Open a hot-water tap.
  • Close the drainage valve.
  • Turn on the cold water intake to fill the tank.
  • Watch the open hot-water tap. Once water is flowing through it, the tanks is full.
  • Turn on the hot water tank, and watch for leaks.  

That’s it! You’ve got water, hot water, a shelter, and electricity. What else do you need? You remembered cold beer, right?
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I have listed a new property at 5 OLD ORCHARD RD in Winnipeg.
This rare find in East St Paul, a Pritchard Farm custom built executive home with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths and an impressive 3138 sq.ft of main living space. This traditional meets contemporary home boasts a formal living room and dining room, a spacious family room with soaring ceilings, an eat-in kitchen compete with a butlers panty, office and a large recreation room. The exterior of the home also features a stamped concrete drive and a triple car garage. In the backyard, established perennials, mature trees and shrubs, a patio and a trickling pond, are just some of the many highlights. Just steps away from walking trails and parks, perfect for walking the dog, or getting out and enjoying all that Pritchard Farm has to offer. With something to please everyone in your family; this is the perfect family home.
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I have listed a new property at 26 Landsbury LANE in Niverville.
City Living in the Country! Only 15 mins from Winnipeg. 1,315 sq.ft three bedroom, three bathroom two storey home is waiting for you. Features include Laminate flooring, Espresso kitchen with tile backsplash, island/bar, Large Double detached garage, Fenced yard and a fully finished basement. Dont not miss your opportunity to own this charming home. Call for your personal viewing today.
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OFF TO A GOOD START IN 2016 - First Quarter MLS® Sales Up 8%


First Quarter MLS® Sales Up 8%

WINNIPEG -   WinnipegREALTORS® MLS® market got off to a good start in 2016 with the first three months showing an 8% increase in sales over the same period a year ago. Helping make this result possible was a stellar March 2016 performance in which sales went up 5% over last March. There were 1,058 sales in March and 2,445 in the first quarter.

Owing to a new listings drop of nearly 9% in combination with strong sales, the active inventory at the end of March experienced a slight decrease from 2015. This is the exact opposite of what has been happening the last few years as the number of active listings has been spiking upward significantly. The overall MLS® market as a result is in balanced market conditions with 4 months of inventory.

When you breakdown the two main property types of residential-detached and condominiums a clear difference emerges. Based on March sales activity, the 2,259 residential-detached listings existing at the end of March would last 3 months if no other listings were to come onto the market while the 813 condo listings would be closer to 5 months.

“It is really important for buyers and sellers in any local market to understand one size does not fit all,” said Stewart Elston, president of WinnipegREALTORS®.

“You can have varying degrees of competitive market forces (e.g. supply and demand) at play between and within the many MLS® property types. In evaluating your property’s salability, some questions need to be asked. What price range does the property fall in? What city neighbourhood or rural municipality is it located? What attributes does it have in comparison to similar sized properties? Are they well maintained and upgraded if necessary?

“This is why we always strongly advise and even insist you consult a REALTOR® - a real estate expert – to give you the proper advice and counsel on how the current market applies to your own particular situation.”

Another good example of markets performing differently within the region it encompasses is with regard to residential-detached property inventory.  After three months of sales activity the results show neighbourhoods such as St. Boniface, Norwood, River Heights, East Fort Garry and Richmond West have either sold out or nearly sold all of the listings which have come onto the market this year. Close behind with some very high conversions of listings to sales are Crestview, Fort Rouge, Richmond West, Fort Richmond and Linden Woods.

With the entire market region averaging 51% of residential-detached listings being sold by the end of March the rest tend to be all over the map. This means many neighbourhoods still have a higher percentage of conversions of listings to sales but lots of them including rural municipalities fall under the market region average.

“Just like Vancouver is not the same as Calgary or Toronto, neither do our local neighbourhoods behave the same way,” said Elston.

There are two market developments worth noting as we head into the busiest quarter of our real estate market.

Condominium sales have rebounded from a poor first quarter last year. The 328 sales recorded so far are up 15% over the same period in 2015 and 8% over the 10-year average. March condo sales of 167 increased 25% over March 2015 and 20% over the 10-year monthly average.

The other one is the 19% increase in residential-detached sales over $300,000 this first quarter compared to the same period in 2015. As a result, the year-to-date average residential-detached sales price is $300,844, a 6% increase in comparison to first quarter 2015.

The most active price range for residential-detached sales in March was from $250,000 to $299,999 with 22% of total sales. Deadlocked in second place at 15% each were the $200,000 to $249,999 and the $300,000 to $349,999 price ranges. The $400,000 to $449,999 price range equaled the more active $200,000 to $249,999 price range for having the lowest number of days to sell on the market at only 21 days or 3 weeks.  The average number of days on market to sell a home in March was 31 days, 3 days slower than March 2015.

The most active price range for condominiums in March was from $150,000 to $199,999 at 34%. Second most active was from $200,000 to $249,999 at 20%. Another 14% sold from $100,000 to $149,999. The average days on market to sell a condominium in March was 46 days, 1 day slower than March 2015.

Established in 1903, WinnipegREALTORS® is a professional association representing over 1,875 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 licence.

 
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