Winnipeg Real Estate Blog
Bo Kauffmann on 10/22/2019

Winnipeg Housing Market Report – Real Estate Market

Is Winnipeg now a Buyers Market? Or Sellers Market? Good time to buy or to sell in Winnipeg ??? Current real estate market report updated every month. Welcome to our custom Winnipeg Housing Market Report. Each month we look at the numbers of available listings, sales and expired listings st

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Bo Kauffmann on 10/20/2019

City Assessed Value vs. Market Value

A very common question home buyers are asking. The city-assessed value (which is clearly an estimate) is posted publicly for everyone to see. More often than not, the city-estimated value is quite different than the ‘listing price’ or the eventual sold-price.Is there any correlation between the t

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Bo Kauffmann on 10/12/2019

7 simple spruce-up tricks

Give your home a quick spruce-up. Here are 7 quick tips to cleaning up, decluttering, staging your home, either for a sale or for your own enjoyment.If you have grown tired of your abode and you’d like to change things around and create a space you’ll once more fall in love with, there are virtuall

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Bo Kauffmann on 10/09/2019

Winnipeg REALTORS Monthly Market Report

📆𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗹𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗽𝗲𝗴 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗦® Looking at last months' sales, listings and average price for Winnipeg houses 🏡 and condos 🏢.Market Update for Winnipeg in September 2019Here is a short video summation of Winnipeg’s real estate market this monthTranscript:[00:00:00] September caps of

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Bo Kauffmann on 10/07/2019

Increasing Your Down Payment with RRSP Money

Unless you’ve lived a very sheltered life, you (the first time home buyer) are probably well aware of the fact that you can use your RRSP money to help you buy your first home. But did you realize that you could actually use your RRSP to INCREASE your down payment savings?In this short 6 minute int

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Bo Kauffmann on 10/01/2019

Tips for Investors

Thinking of starting your real estate portfolio? Buying your first rental property? Here is a 14 minute interview with Property Manager Garret Wong of Upper Edge Property Management.Full Transcript Bo Kauffmann: So you’re thinking of buying rental property. Well, you’re gonna want to hear this.Annou

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Bo Kauffmann on 09/28/2019

Buying Rental Properties – Investing and Profiting in Winnipeg Real Estate

There are a number of ways to profit in Winnipeg’s ‘slow and steady’ real estate market. One is to buy and flip houses, and another is buying rental properties. In a slower market, this second method works well for those who are willing to take a longer position in their portfolio. Not quick money

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Bo Kauffmann on 09/24/2019

Home Buyers Timetable

One of the most common questions we receive is “What is a good time to buy a home?” While the answer is “Anytime OTHER THAN the spring time”, the reality remains that home buyers come out into the real estate market during the months of March – June. So if you’re thinking of buying a home in 2020,

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Bo Kauffmann on 09/20/2019

Open House Red Flags

Going to open houses is a necessary part of buying a home, but it can also be overwhelming if you’re new to the process or aren’t quite sure about what you should be looking for during the walkthrough. An open house gives you a chance to learn more about a house and see if it would be a fit for what

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Bo Kauffmann on 09/17/2019

Paint Your Home Before Selling?

Should You Paint Your Home Before Selling?There are a lot of different reasons to sell your property. You could be downsizing or upsizing, you could be moving to a new city or a new neighbourhood; you might decide to sell your property because doing so will be profitable and you’re looking for the b

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Bo Kauffmann on 09/10/2019

6 Steps to prepare for selling your house

Selling your house is a big decision and one that requires some effort from your part. While it can be a great thing for your wallet, selling a house is hard unless you take care of a few things first. Here’s what to pay attention before putting your property on the market. Collect your paperworkThi

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Bo Kauffmann on 09/10/2019

How To Read Real Estate Listings

KeystoneMatrix MLS listings: How to read themIf you are a buyer looking to purchase a house in Winnipeg, and are working with a real estate agent, you are probably receiving new MLS listings from your REALTOR® via KeystoneMatrix®. That is the real estate search program being used by your real estate

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Bo Kauffmann on 09/09/2019

CommentLuv for real estate

Creating a real estate blogging community with CommentLuvI love blogging, and what it can do to help my efforts to promote my business, my clients homes and condos, and my image. Let’s be honest, though: getting people to ‘like’ or comment on a real estate blog is tough. It helps if you reward th

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Bo Kauffmann on 09/03/2019

Condo Fees vs. House Expenses

Thinking of buying a condo in Winnipeg? Condo fees get a bad rap. We need to realize that some of the items which are included in a condo fee would cost more money in a stand alone house. Follow my blog with BloglovinProspective home owners sometimes use the subject of condo fees to justify their

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Bo Kauffmann on 08/21/2019

Land Titles Transfer Tax for Winnipeg Home Buyers

Manitoba's Land titles transfer tax is a heavy burden for buyers, especially first time buyers. Check this video and post to see just how much the government is raking in with this tax. I wrote about Winnipeg Land Titles office, and the reason why there is usually a 3 to 4 week delay between the da

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Bo Kauffmann on 08/18/2019

Winnipeg Land Titles: Not fast, but it IS secure

.I get letters and e-mails from people, asking about real estate issues. Here is one I received in the past. The names and dates have been changed to protect the innocent 🙂“I am writing this letter in regards to the sale of my mother’s house, which the new owners have moved in (2 weeks ago). Ther

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Bo Kauffmann on 08/09/2019

Creating that classic vibe

Some easy and great tips to help you create a classic vibe in your home. Are you planning to sell your property soon? Or are you just boosting comfort for your own enjoyment? You need to up your game and give your home a classy vibe that will wow everyone who enters your space. Luckily, upgrading yo

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Bo Kauffmann on 08/03/2019

Real Estate Apps for buyers and sellers

2 helpful new apps for Winnipeg home buyers, sellers and owners. Both are FREE, with no ads, and easily downloaded and installed on any phone. Over the past week, I’ve developed a couple of real estate apps for home buyers, sellers and owners. These tools are totally FREE, and contain no ads. Bes

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Bo Kauffmann on 07/29/2019

Open House – What To Ask The Listing Agent

Open Houses are a great way to start your search. Here is a list of questions to ask the Open House (Listing Agent).For home buyers, going to an Open House is great way to START your search. They will give you a general idea of value, price ranges and what is available on the current market. You ca

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Bo Kauffmann on 07/28/2019

Top Mistakes Made By First Time Buyers

Advice for first time home buyers. Here are 7 mistakes to be avoided in your search for your first home. Avoiding these will save you money. Not making these mistakes will also save you headaches. This is for anyone looking to buy a house or condo, not only first time buyers. Upsizing, downsizing

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Bo Kauffmann on 07/26/2019

Did your house or condo listing expire? Let’s fix that!

Is Your House or Condo an Expired Listing? Try to sell privately? Listing Agent didn't perform as promised? Listing Expired? What is the next step to get your home SOLD? Here are some solid tips and steps a home seller should take to get their house or condo sold. Did your house or condo fail to se

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Bo Kauffmann on 07/22/2019

Custom Winnipeg Luxury Homes Report – July 2019

Winnipeg Luxury Homes Market Report. Shows sales, listings and expired listing stats on luxury homes in Winnipeg. Updated Monthly, about homes and condos over the half million dollar mark. #realestate #Winnipeg #housingmarket #luxuryhomesWelcome to our Winnipeg Luxury Homes Market Report. This r

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Bo Kauffmann on 07/20/2019

CMHC & Stress Test

Home buyers want to know: What is CMHC and what is a stress test? A mortgage expert answers those questions for us. Home buyers (and not only first time buyers) are wondering: “What is C.M.H.C. and what is the Stress Test”? So lets ask a mortgage expert.In this audio interview, I’m speaking with

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Bo Kauffmann on 07/18/2019

Home Buyers: Why You Should Have Your Own Real Estate Agent

Home buyers should have their own real estate buyer agent when buying a house or condo. Here are 7 reasons why buyers should have their own agent. As a real estate buyer agent, I receive many requests to “Send Me Some Listings”. Many of my competitors are putting out ads that say “Call me for the la

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