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“First, we kill all the lawyers.” – William Shakespeare My client didn’t say it, but it’s a sentiment my client might have identified with after a lawyer’s oversight nearly cost him… He’d offered on a beautiful country property. There was ju…

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There are agents that are ‘good enough’ (I guess), and then there are the pros. Often times it’s the difference between the duty of ‘good enough’ and the diligence of a passionate professional. The difference will cost you. A lot. And I’m not ta…

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Every year – every single year these past 26 years – I get a call from two to three clients, each of them about to burst into tears. In every case, they’ve just bought a house and are about to close. All they have to do is acquire house insurance. Th…

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At some point during the process of buying a condominium, you will face off with a 1-2 inch stack of papers, all of which are legally required and binding. And no, I’m not exaggerating the thickness of the stack. This is real, folks. It’s also rea…

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We wear many hats, as real estate agents… contract-reader, negotiator, appraiser of value, inspector of properties, counsellor extraordinaire, and professional photographer. And we’re expected to be proficient at all of them. We’ve talked here abou…

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This is FrankenStern – the only cat like him in the world, we’re pretty sure. With his unique third ear (he even has 3 ear canals), a 3rd eye socket, an adorable crooked jaw and angled teeth, and exaggerated John Wayne swagger, we loved him at first …

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Most people don’t know the difference between banks and credit unions in Manitoba. Even fewer people know how that difference could be hurting their finances and futures.

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Category: Selling A Home

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Whether you’re privately selling your home or you’re a seasoned agent who’s been around the block and then some, you need to know something: DIYing your property photos is killing your listing. I know it can be tempting to save a few dollars where…

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Sixteen years ago, the couple was relocating to Winnipeg, MB from the U.S. We worked together to find the perfect-for-them home. They planned to stay no longer than 5-8 years before relocating. They’d sell and move. That was the plan. They ended up …

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When we talk about flipping houses, most of us think of being the one to flip the house. But what if we’re the ones buying the already-flipped house? It makes us wonder (or should, at least)… did they do a quality job, or will their quick ren…

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