Sunday, August 16, 2015

Picking the Right Floor Plan

The most sought-after houses for sale in the Winnipeg area range from detached single-family residences to high quality townhome units—but that doesn’t mean your choices are limited to these. A look at a preferred house developer’s offerings may give you ideas about owning a custom-designed house. Going custom means having your way, but with this option can come a lot of daunting choices. So how do you know which design is the most appropriate for you?

Condo Buying: Know What Could Affect Prices

Living in a condo is ideal to keep up with big city life. If you’re planning to move to Winnipeg or any other major city across Canada, you’d do well to know the local housing market inside out. Many factors can affect the price tag of that condo unit you’ll be eyeing. Here are some few tips to help you prepare financially.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Life in Winnipeg: Recreation Choices

“All work and no play”…one already knows how that goes. The point is that having fun is essential in anyone’s life, whether one’s name is Jack or not. Living in Winnipeg, you have a lot of choices for recreation.

A Walk in the Park
A simple stroll taking in the beauty of nature can do wonders for relieving stress. Winnipeg has 937 sites totalling 10,000 acres. Thus, it would be easy to find a site near you. If you like cycling, you can go to trails and pathways. Got a dog? You can play with your pet on off-leash dog areas.

Loving the Nightlife
Unwinding after a week of work is easy in Winnipeg with its great urban contemporary scene. Into dancing? Groove to the beat of Canada’s best DJs. Just want to chill out? Visit one of the city’s many lounges. Winnipeg is also popular for its indie music scene and you can check out different artists on live venues and pubs.

Foodie Paradise
Satisfy your palate and tummy with the diverse dining experience of Winnipeg. With more than 1,100 delis, diners, and restaurants, you can treat your taste buds to a different experience every time you dine out – regional Canadian specials, international cuisines, and everything in between.

Monday, July 6, 2015

When a First Floor Bedroom Makes Sense

Nowadays, homebuyers in the market for two-storey properties are keen on getting homes with open plan living spaces on the first floor and bedrooms on the second storey. In their opinion, a bedroom on the first floor will just limit the open floor plan where the family can spend time together. Others also see no practical use for another bedroom.

Of course, you still cannot discount the potential advantages of having a first floor bedroom. When you look closely at the possible long-term uses of the room, you might be more inclined to look for condos for sale where a bedroom is situated in the first storey.

Safer for Seniors, Flexible Space

A first floor bedroom would definitely be helpful when your parents move in with you. Multigenerational living has emerged as a preference of (or even a necessity for) many families, where some simply want to have their older family members close by and others do it to save costs or to be hands-on in taking care of their elderly parents.

As you age, you may have more specific health and safety concerns, and a ground-floor master bedroom will certainly be safer when your joints or your eyesight get weaker. You won’t have to climb a flight of stairs just to reach your bedroom. In the meantime, the room can serve as a guest room, an office, a “man cave”, or a play area for your kids.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Winnipeg Condos: Top Choices over Houses for Sale

Condo living is increasingly becoming popular among many young Canadian professionals. It wasn’t too long ago when parents and grandparents alike discouraged high-rise living in favor of traditional homes. The quirks and exigencies of 21st century living, however, seem to favor the maintenance-free lifestyle of living in a townhome condo. Convenience is the primary condition for the preference, but even especially so among young professionals, is the proximity of their home to their workplace. Other amenities, like a swimming pool, gym, and even a spa-sauna, are added perks for those who are willing to pay a little more for the benefits.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Don't Buy a New House: Buy a New Home!

Winnipeg offers the best of both worlds, being a modern and vibrant city boasting all the mod-cons of modern urban life, a mere ten minutes away from a natural lake setting, tranquil and beautiful and bursting with wonderful samples of wildlife. The air in Winnipeg is beautiful and clear thanks to this proximity to nature and you are sure to enjoy all the fabulous outdoor attractions which include Falcon Lake, Grand Beach and Bird's Hill Park, to name just a few.

For those who prefer their entertainment within the confines of the city, there are pro-sports and sidewalk cafes, perfect venues to see, be seen and have a great time with friends, family or simply by yourself.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Winnipeg Houses for Sale Offer Real Taste of Home

Winnipeg is a great little city to call home. With lots of natural areas and a robust economy, the place is home to art galleries, shopping areas, museums and more. The Corydon Avenue area is home to top-notch cuisine and outdoor summer dining opportunities. Here you can also buy shoes, jewelry and even Winnipeg houses for sale if you want to live near the action. Corydon also boasts a sculpture garden that offers a park-like setting where anyone can relax at the end of a stressful day

Fairfield Park is another historic neighbourhood in the city. In 1912, the area was a part of the Rural Municipality of Fort Garry. As such, there are lots of beautiful historic homes among the newer enterprises. When Winnipeg became a city in 1972, Fairfield became a suburb. This led to many people and families taking up residence in the area; a trend that continues to this day.