Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 0 0000 AVE in WINNIPEG.
Investment opportunity for those looking to buy raw land in desirable Southwest Winnipeg. Lot 29 is approx 81x437ft (Please see attached site plan). No immediate plans for development in area. Investors asked to contact city planner for information regarding future development in the area. GST may be applicable to purchaser. We have 2 lots for sale (29 + 30). Lots located in corridor south of Whyte Ridge and north of Waverley West/Bridgewater. No road access or services to lots directly.
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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 15 Ritchie ST in WINNIPEG.
Showing start Monday Feb.1st This 3 bedroom 680 sq/ft bi-level is perfectly located in the Mandalay area of the Maples. The living/dining/kitchen open floor plan with vaulted ceilings is perfect for entertaining and is what makes these bi-levels so desirable. You will also find 2 bedrooms and full bath also located on the main floor. The lower level has a 3rd bedroom, nice sized family/rec-room, 3 pce bath and a laundry/storage room.
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While it may be acceptable to snap up a pair of shoes on an impulse, the choice to buy a home requires thoughtful planning and decision making. Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a home is a financial and emotional decision that requires the experience and support of a team of reliable professionals including a REALTOR®, a lender, a lawyer and a range of other individuals.

 

Why do you want to buy a home?

The emotional part of the decision comes into play when you think about why you want to move. If you’re a first-time buyer, you need stability in your career and the desire to commit to living in the same community for five to seven years. You should want to establish roots in a neighborhood and look forward to decorating as you please without requiring a landlord’s permission. Purchasing a home is a lifestyle choice that requires you to think about how you like to spend your time and the type of community where you want to live—such as a rural area without nearby neighbors, a high-rise building in a city or a home within a planned community with recreational amenities. The more you understand your priorities for a home, the easier it will be for you to narrow your real estate decisions. Homeownership can also be a powerful way to increase your personal wealth for you and your family, since you’ll be building equity in your home as you pay off your mortgage.

Are your finances ready for homeownership?

While your dream home may not be within your reach right away, you can take steps to become a homeowner the moment you earn your first paycheck.

 

In order to qualify for a mortgage to buy a home, you’ll need good credit, a pattern of paying your bills on time while still saving money and a maximum debt-to-income ratio—your gross monthly income compared to the minimum payments on all recurring debts—of 43% or less. Some lenders have stricter guidelines, so the lower your debt-to-income ratio, the better your chances of a loan approval. While loan programs are available with low down payments of 3.5% to 5%—and a few programs offer no down payment at all—you’ll still need some savings to pay for closing costs, moving expenses and an earnest money deposit on a home. It also is very wise to have cash reserves on hand after you buy. Saving money and preserving or improving your credit history are essential elements to homeownership.

What can you afford to buy?

Housing prices and rents vary from one location to another, but you can use realtor.com®’s Rent vs. Buy calculator to estimate the difference between your current rent and buying a home. In some markets, buying a home can cost the same or even less than renting.

 

Remember, when you’re a homeowner, you also need to include homeowners insurance, property taxes and homeowners association dues in your housing costs. You should use realtor.com®’s home affordability calculator to help you estimate what you can pay for a home. In addition, you should think about your plans for the future and how you spend your money—along with your comfort level with a mortgage payment. A lender will tell you how much you can borrow, but that lender won’t know how much you spend on travel or golf or your plans for potentially reducing your work hours when you have a family. Once you’ve thought through the emotional and financial aspects of becoming a homeowner, your next steps should be to find a reliable, experienced REALTOR® to become your partner in the home-buying process and to meet with a reputable lender who can discuss your options for financing your purchase.

 

To read more please visit     http://www.realtor.com/advice/are-you-ready-to-buy-a-home/

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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 46 Faraway LANE in WINNIPEG.
SS Jan. 22/16, OH Jan. 24/16 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Almost 2000 sq. ft. on a large pie-shaped lot w. Roman paving stone patio. Features include spacious maple kit. and large DR. Great Room with 18' high ceiling, 9' main floor ceiling. Custom upgrades incl. piled foundation, mega steel beam in bsmt. to create large open area, tripane windows, OS gar., granite counter tops, Maple HWF on main floor, ceramic tile floors in bathrooms and mudroom, large whirlpool tub and shower in ensuite, Blt-in vacuum, central AC, pullout drawers in kit., walk through pantry,
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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 107 Princewood RD in WINNIPEG.
SS Jan 23/16, Open House Jan 24/16, 3:15-5:00 PM. A bright and open Great Room plan featuring 4 bedrooms, 3-car insulated gar., fully developed basement, 3 full baths. Spacious rooms throughout, Large pie-shaped lot on quiet cul-de-sac, soaring vaulted ceilings, a large 2-tiered maintenance free deck, fenced yard, central AC, all appliances included, lots of extra parking, close to shopping and much more. Possession date could be soon.
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Please visit our Open House at 46 Faraway LANE in WINNIPEG.
RIVER PARK SOUTH - MANY UPGRADES on Sunday, January 24, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM $439,900. 1974 sq. ft. on a large pie-shaped lot w. Roman paving stone patio. Features include spacious maple kit. and large DR. Great Room with 18' high ceiling, 9' main floor ceiling. Custom upgrades incl. piled foundation,
SS Jan. 22/16, OH Jan. 24/16 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Almost 2000 sq. ft. on a large pie-shaped lot w. Roman paving stone patio. Features include spacious maple kit. and large DR. Great Room with 18' high ceiling, 9' main floor ceiling. Custom upgrades incl. piled foundation, mega steel beam in bsmt. to create large open area, tripane windows, OS gar., granite counter tops, Maple HWF on main floor, ceramic tile floors in bathrooms and mudroom, large whirlpool tub and shower in ensuite, Blt-in vacuum, central AC, pullout drawers in kit., walk through pantry,
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Please visit our Open House at 107 Princewood RD in WINNIPEG.
Lindenwoods- 4 BR - 3-car gar on Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM SS Jan 23/16, Open House Jan 24/16, 3:15-5:00 PM. A bright and open Great Room plan featuring 4 bedrooms, 3-car insulated gar., fully developed basement, 3 full baths. Spacious rooms, Large pie-shaped lot on quiet cul-de-sac,
SS Jan 23/16, Open House Jan 24/16, 3:15-5:00 PM. A bright and open Great Room plan featuring 4 bedrooms, 3-car insulated gar., fully developed basement, 3 full baths. Spacious rooms throughout, Large pie-shaped lot on quiet cul-de-sac, soaring vaulted ceilings, a large 2-tiered maintenance free deck, fenced yard, central AC, all appliances included, lots of extra parking, close to shopping and much more. Possession date could be soon.
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Living Real Estate has sold a property at 31 Hirt CRES in WINNIPEG.
S/S January 12th. Open House Thursday evening 6-8PM and Sunday January 17 2-4. Offers presented as received. Immaculate 3 bedroom in River Park South. Open floor plan kitchen/dining/living room! Kitchen was recently remodeled with new cabinets, granite counter tops and an island with extra seating. All newer S/S appliances are included. Main floor features master with en suite, bath and 2 additional BR's. Lower level has nice sized family/rec room, laundry/storage room and large spare room/den/office (08). Washer and Dryer included!! Good-sized yard with patio and play structure. Home is in pristine, like-new condition. Improvements and upgrades include Kitchen(11), Main bath (15) Flooring (15) Furnace (15) Roof (15) Hwt (15) driveway resurfacing(15) and much more. Nothing to do here except move in and enjoy! Steps away from H.S. Paul School. (K-8) Amenities close by include Paul Park School, Ecole Saint-Germain,College Jeanne Sauve, Jonathan Toews Community Centre, St.Vital Mall.
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If you are planning to put your house on the market this summer, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price. Set the stage for success with these 21 tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results — fast.

 

1. Boost curb appeal. This is something you always hear, and with very good reason. Many people thinking of touring your home will do a quick drive-by first, often deciding on the spot if it is even worth a look inside. Make sure your home is ready to lure in onlookers with these tips:

  • Power wash siding and walkways
  • Hang easy-to-read house numbers
  • Plant blooming flowers and fresh greenery
  • Mow lawn, and reseed or add fresh sod as needed
  • Wash front windows
  • Repaint or stain the porch floor as needed

2. Welcome visitors with an inviting porch. Even if you have only a tiny stoop, make it say "welcome home" with a clean doormat, potted plants in bloom and — if you have room — one or two pieces of neat porch furniture. Keep your porch lights on in the evenings, in case potential buyers drive by. Illuminating the front walk with solar lights is a nice extra touch, especially if you will be showing the house during the evening.

 

3. Get your house sparkling clean. From shining floors and gleaming windows to clean counters and scrubbed grout, every surface should sparkle. This is the easiest (well, maybe not easiest, but certainly the cheapest) way to help your home put its best foot forward. You may want to hire pros to do some of the really tough stuff, especially if you have a large house. Don't skimp — this step is key!

 

 
5. Strike a balance between clean and lived-in. Yes, I know I just said to get rid of all your clutter (and you deserve a big pat on the back if you did it), but now it's time to judiciously bring back a few elements that will really make your home appealing. Think vases of cut flowers, a basket of fresh farmer's market produce on the kitchen counter or a bowl of lemons beside the sink.
 
6. Style your dining room table. The dining room is often a blind spot in decorating the home. Between dinners, a large dining table can look bare and uninviting, so styling it up with visitors in mind can increase the appeal. An oversize arrangement can look too stiff and formal, so try lining up a series of smaller vessels down the center of the table instead.
 
7. Take a good look at your floors. At the bare minimum, give all floors a thorough cleaning (and steam clean carpets), but consider having wood floors refinished if they are in poor shape. If you don't want to invest in refinishing floors, the strategic placement of area rugs can go a long way.
 
8. Rearrange your furniture. In the living room, symmetrical arrangements usually work well. Pull your furniture off the walls and use pairs (of sofas, chairs, lamps) to create an inviting conversation area.
 
9. Choose sophisticated neutral colors. Now is not the time to experiment with that "fun"-looking lime green. But that doesn't mean you need to go all white, either. Rich midtone neutrals like mocha and "greige" create a sophisticated backdrop that makes everything look more pulled together.
 
10. Create a gender-neutral master bedroom. Appeal to everyone with a clean, tailored master bedroom, free of personal items and clutter. You can't go wrong with clean, crisp linens, tasteful artwork and a blanket folded at the foot of the bed.
 
 
To read some more great staging tips please visit: 
 
http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/2661221/list/sell-your-home-fast-21-staging-tips
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Please visit our Open House at 5413 Rannock AVE in WINNIPEG.
DYNASTY SHOW HOME FOR SALE on Sunday, January 17, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Another finely crafted DYNASTY SHOW HOME. Open Great Room layout with many unique finishing touches. 1602 sq. ft. 3 BR, piled foundation, vaulted ceiling, central AC, Large deck, several natural barnwood features, mesh railing.
Another finely crafted DYNASTY SHOW HOME. Open Great Room layout with many unique finishing touches. 1602 sq. ft. 3 BR, piled foundation, vaulted ceiling, central AC, Large deck, several natural barnwood features, built-ins around Bio Fuel FP, front entry and mudroom, steel mesh railing, Loads of kit. cpds. w. quartz counters, beautiful ensuite with large glass shower and free standing tub, Recroom, extra BR and 4pce. bath in bsmt. with large windows and much more. NOW PRE-SELLING IN SCOTSWOOD MEADOWS.
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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 31 Hirt CRES in WINNIPEG.
S/S January 12th. Open House Thursday evening 6-8PM and Sunday January 17 2-4. Offers presented as received. Immaculate 3 bedroom in River Park South. Open floor plan kitchen/dining/living room! Kitchen was recently remodeled with new cabinets, granite counter tops and an island with extra seating. All newer S/S appliances are included. Main floor features master with en suite, bath and 2 additional BR's. Lower level has nice sized family/rec room, laundry/storage room and large spare room/den/office (08). Washer and Dryer included!! Good-sized yard with patio and play structure. Home is in pristine, like-new condition. Improvements and upgrades include Kitchen(15), Main bath (15) Flooring (15) Furnace (15) Roof (15) Hwt (15) driveway resurfacing(15) and much more. Nothing to do here except move in and enjoy! Steps away from H.S. Paul School. (K-8) Amenities close by include Paul Park School, Ecole Saint-Germain,College Jeanne Sauve, Jonathan Toews Community Centre, St.Vital Mall.
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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 250 Thomas Berry ST in WINNIPEG.
GREAT LONG TERM REVENUE OPPORTUNITY. New 4-plex in a great rental area near St. Boniface Hosp. 2 - 3 BR suites 1100 sq. ft. w. 2 full baths and 2 - 2 BR suites 1135 sq. ft. w. 2 full baths. Structural wood floors in bsmt. Good quality finishing including appliances. Central AC, In suite laundry, separate utilities.
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Please visit our Open House at 33 Eager CRES in WINNIPEG.
Westdale, 5 Bedrooms, $305,000 on Sunday, January 10, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Quiet Crescent close to all amenities. Att. gar. and MBR above gar. w. vaulted ceiling and patio doors to a large balcony. Bright LR, large kit. and eating area. Large 60' lot. Fully fin. bsmt. w large RR, large BR and 3-pce bath.
5 Bedroom Family home on quiet Crescent close to all amenities. Formerly a 3 bedroom home with an attached garage and MBR above gar. w. vaulted ceiling and patio doors to a large upper balcony. Bright LR, large kitchen and eating area. Large yard with patio, fire pit and ground level trampoline. Fully finished bsmt with large recroom, large bedroom and 3-pce bath.
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Please visit our Open House at 19 Bell COVE in HEADINGLEY.
HEADINGLEY CONDO - 55 PLUS on Sunday, January 10, 2016 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Monterey Park. A well managed and cared for 55 plus community. Large 70' x 111' fully landscaped lots w. underground sprinklers. Vaulted ceilings, Tri-pane wdws., High eff. furnace, central AC, maple kit. w. quality appliances.
Monterey Park. A very well managed and cared for 55 plus community. Large 70' x 111' fully landscaped lots w. underground sprinklers. Features include tri-pane wdws., 2 phase high eff. furnace, central AC, maple kitchen w. high quality appliances, oak hardwood floors, raised ceilings, a bright 3-season sunroom. Bsmt. framed and wired, ready for finishing.
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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 466 Kenaston BLVD in WINNIPEG.
Best location in the complex. Great south facing main floor unit with a large deck overlooking the duck pond. Two bedroom 1.5 bathroom with a great layout, in suite laundry and lots of storage. Includes all appliances, window air conditioning and parking stall with plug. Complex has a great pool, tennis courts and a recreation room for large groups. Easy to show. Call for a private viewing.
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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 209 Leila AVE in WINNIPEG.
Beautiful West Kildonan one in a half story with many upgrades and ready for you to move into. Enjoy this well cared for home with a great layout and many upgrades. This home has a new shaker style kitchen with a glass backsplash, built in dishwasher, stainless steel fridge & stove, new flooring and a large window over the sink. The main floor 4 piece bathroom has a large soaker tub, ceramic tile tub surround, new vanity, flooring and has an opening window. There are hardwood floors in the living room with new lighting. The upper level has a large bedroom, double closet and a 2 piece bathroom. The lower level has the laundry area with great storage. Recent upgrades include mostly new windows 13', roof 12', furnace, kitchen 15', bathroom 10', some light fixtures, soffits, facia, freshly painted throughout. Call for a private viewing.
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When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, for thousands of dollars.

 

That being said, you might question whether you really need to invest the few hundred dollars it costs for a professional home inspection. “The home we want to buy looks like it’s in very good shape,” you might be thinking. “I can’t see anything wrong with it.”

 

However, a professional home inspector can see things you can’t. When you view a property that’s on the market, you might be able to notice obvious issues, like a crack in the foundation or a dripping faucet. If you’re experienced with home maintenance, you might even notice roofing tiles that look like they’re overdue for replacement.

 

But you won’t pick up all the issues a home inspector can.

 

A home inspector will, for example, use a special device to check for moisture build-up in the washrooms – which can be an indication of mould. He or she will also inspect wiring to make sure everything is safe and compliant with the building code.

 

That’s not all.

 

Like a determined detective, a home inspector will investigate the property’s structure, electrical and plumbing systems, insulation, and other components — and then report the findings to you.

 

In the end, a professional home inspection gives you peace-of-mind and protects your investment. So getting one is highly recommended — even for recently built homes.

 

A good REALTOR® can recommend a trusted home inspector for you.

 

Looking for more ideas on making smart decisions when buying a home? Call today! 204-691-7711

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Living Real Estate has listed a new property at 5413 Rannock AVE in WINNIPEG.
Another finely crafted DYNASTY SHOW HOME. Open Great Room layout with many unique finishing touches. 1602 sq. ft. 3 BR, piled foundation, vaulted ceiling, central AC, Large deck, several natural barnwood features, built-ins around Bio Fuel FP, front entry and mudroom, steel mesh railing, Loads of kit. cpds. w. quartz counters, beautiful ensuite with large glass shower and free standing tub, Recroom, extra BR and 4pce. bath in bsmt. with large windows and much more. NOW PRE-SELLING IN SCOTSWOOD MEADOWS.
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