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Sometimes I wonder if I’m turning into my grandparents. Maybe even my great grandparents. I become more certain of it every time a client calls, leaving me a message to text them. I’m not supposed to call back, I’m supposed to text them. It’s a…

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Category: Senior Issues

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Aging happens to us all, and at some point, our house no longer suits our needs and we start to look at downsizing options. (Or, let’s call it what it really is; right-sizing, because the right size for us isn’t necessarily smaller.) The process c…

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Category: Real Estate Issues

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My clients were selling their house and had received an offer. Right away, I knew something was fishy. The offer itself was fine. It had the typical conditions that most offers have, including the condition that they would buy if financi…

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Call me old fashioned, but I think we don’t do enough face to face conversation And it’s making us into a weird generation that huddles in corners and hunched over screens and feels instant anxiety when our phone rings or someone wants to talk in …

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When a vacant Winnipeg home became part of an estate sale, I was the real estate agent the lawyer recommended to list it with. “Bring a flashlight,” the banker said, “not all levels of the house have power, and it’s been boarded up to prevent vand…

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Category: Buying a Home

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When buying a house in Winnipeg, Manitoba (or Canada for that matter), if your down payment funds are coming from an external source, meaning your RRSP or a gift from Grandma instead of from your own pocket, CMHC requires that money be in your accoun…

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Category: Buying a Home

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If you’ve bought or sold a house in Manitoba you will have likely come across a document called the Property Disclosure Statement, essentially a required confession by the home seller about all they know regarding their lroperty. The form covers the …

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As of January 1st, the Government of Canada imposed new banking rules that will impact homeowners’ ability to sell their homes. The major change comes as an attempt to cool the overly hot housing markets of places like Toronto and Vancouver, whe…

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Category: Customer Service

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You might not guess it to look at me, I’m kind of a hippie at heart. I love cats, avoid eating meat, zealously advocate for higher industry standards, and I also love love. (But who doesn’t?) I also care about the environment – and I don’t me…

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As a real estate agent here in middle-of-nowhere Winnipeg, a guy sees some crazy stuff. Scary stuff you’d only expect to see in movies. I’ve walked through homes with plastic baggies on my feet to avoid all the feces. I was on a walk-through to…

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