Home Buyer Tips Real Estate Service Agreements in Manitoba As of January 1, 2022, a change has been made to the Real Estate Services Act (RESA) that requires you to sign a service agreement with a REALTOR® up front, before any services are rendered. If you’re buying, selling or renting a commercial or residential property in Manitoba, you’ll need to sign a service agreement. […]
seller tips Virtual Staging in Winnipeg This one bedroom condo unit in St. Boniface was 100% vacant when the owner was ready to sell. Given its small size, I knew it would benefit greatly from virtual staging to give buyers an idea of how how it could function as a work from home space with a desk in the primary bedroom […]
Home Buyer Tips Well Water Testing in Manitoba When you buy a home that has community supplied water like we have in the City of Winnipeg, you don’t usually give a second thought to the quality of the water. We have a great treatment facility that purifies our tap water and makes it safe to drink, cook and bathe with. But when you […]
seller tips Staging Homes in Winnipeg This is proof that staging a home works! This home sold way above asking price with 16 competing offers. Check out the before and after photos of 159 Eagleview Road in Bridgwater Lakes. The home was vacant so I had the home staged. Staging helps buyers envision themselves in the home by giving them ideas […]
News Winnipeg Building Permit Amnesty Program Effective June 1, 2021, the Permit Amnesty Program encourages Winnipeg homeowners who have done renovations or upgrades to their primary residence without permits, to apply for their permits, and have their work inspected and approved as compliant with applicable Codes, By-laws, and safety standards. Post-construction permit fee(s), normally applied to permits where work has been […]
Home Buyer Tips Deposits and Down Payments Aside from a mortgage, a deposit and down payment are two of the most important things that you need to have in place to purchase a house or condo. Find out much how much you need to save to make home ownership in Winnipeg a reality. Justin Pokrant Winnipeg Realtor Century 21 Bachman & Associates […]
Market Stats April 2021 – Winnipeg Market Stats For the first time in the history of monthly MLS® sales, the Winnipeg Regional Real Estate Board’s April sales tipped over the 2,000 threshold. The 2,055 sales in April edged out last month’s sales of 1,975 and are up 53% over the 5-year average for this month. Dollar volume set a new record monthly high […]
Home Buyer Tips Unconditional Offers in Winnipeg The market is very competitive for buyers in the Winnipeg real estate market. Low inventory and low interest rates are leading to a market where unconditional offers are becoming the norm if you want to be successful in a bidding war. Before you consider writing an offer with no conditions, watch the video to make […]
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News 50% Manitoba Education Property Tax Rebate You will soon have more money in your pocket. The 2021 Manitoba Budget marks a victory in the decades-long advocacy effort to have the Manitoba government implement a more equitable education funding model that removes provincial taxes from property. Manitoba is the only province to impose locally determined education property taxes.  The phasing out of […]
Market Stats March 2021 – Winnipeg Market Stats The Winnipeg real estate market is on fire and once again breaking records for new all-time monthly record for MLS® sales and dollar volume. Check out some of these statistics: Average sale price is up 16% to $370,000 for detached homes year-to-date compared to last year and up to $384,000 for the month of March. Active […]
Facts Where is the “E” in Bridgwater? What happened to the “E” in Bridgwater? If you drive through the Waverley West development in South Winnipeg you will notice that the “E” is missing in the spelling of Bridgwater Lakes, Bridgwater Forest, Bridgwater Trails and Bridgwater Centre. Was it a spelling mistake? I thought so! Did you? But as it turns out, they […]
Home Buyer Tips Home Buyer Tip – Doors There are so many things you can check and look for when viewing homes, and one very quick and easy thing to start with is to inspect the exterior and interior doors. They will tell you a lot about the structure of the home. Do they open and close easily? Do they bind? Do they […]
Trees Purple and Orange Dots on Winnipeg Trees Have you seen a purple or orange dot on a tree in your neighbourhood or in your own yard and wondered what it means? If there is a purple dot , it will be an ash tree that is marked for removal by the City of Winnipeg due to being diseased from the emerald ash […]
COVID Buying or selling a home during Covid-19 Do you have reservations about buying or selling a home in Winnipeg during the COVID-19 pandemic? No need to worry! Real estate is deemed an essential service so we are still operating with strict safety measures in place. Of course you still need to see properties in person when you are buying, or have people […]
Awards Award Winning 2020 Thanks to all my clients, friends and family for another award winning year in 2020! Your support and referrals mean the world to me! If you are looking to buy or sell in 2021, drop me a line. I would love to help with all your real estate goals. – Justin