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Holy Condos Batman!

May 21st, 2013
Our Remax office just sold a 1 bedroom requiring full renovation at the Ashdown for $276,000.00 which is amazing for this 1 bedroom suite in this building. What is happening ( which I predicted would happen) is buyers are looking at new projects with smaller suites, with no parking for $300 plus dollars per square foot. When you come back to a building like the Ashdown it now seems like treme ...

Here Come The Big Boys

May 9th, 2013

Winnipeg Condo Market 2013

March 25th, 2013
2013 Condo sales Downtown Winnipeg

So far 2013 has shown a strong showing with any/all good resale listings selling quickly. In fact there has been a real shortage of good product, particularly lofts in warehouse conversions have all but been missing in action.
Part of that can be attributed to people staying longer which is a very healthy change. The Ashdown Warehouse for example now boasts 6 ...

Is it too soon for groceries Downtown?

March 23rd, 2013
Much discussion in Winnipeg Free Press regarding Zellers leaving and the lack of groceries downtown. Much of that discussions always comes back to the density of full time downtown residents. And that discussion talks about the "glacier" pacing of that development.
But, you don't have to be an urban planner, or engineer, or developer, or civil servant to understand that produce goes bad quickl ...

Brand New HGTV Series Casting Families

June 1st, 2011
A production company has approched us asked us to help in the production of a new show that explores downtown living.  They are looking are looking for a real couple who are currently looking to buy in Winnipeg and deciding between urban areas and suburban areas. 

The will consider families - young couples, gay or lesbian couples, couples with dogs and no children, people with kids or kids o ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CCCP's Soaking up Donations‏

May 14th, 2011
Lyndsay Ladobruk and Liz Garlicki will be performing a little somethin somethin for the flood relief.  They plan to be there all day. Unless the RCMP tells them to leave the edge and the water flow, and danger danger etc. They are saying that this project is safe and will not endanger anyone, nor damage any property. and they hope that it will be a full day for the performance. but if you don ...

Big City Broker Comes to Winnipeg

May 11th, 2011

Brad Lamb, Richard Cloutier and Bill Thiessen

Brad Lamb, of HGTV fame, made a luncheon appearance May 10th, 2011 in Winnipeg, to a crowd of about 300 at the Delta Hotel. His appearance marks the first time he stepped foot into Winnipeg and he wasn't shy about his lack of knowledge of the local market. But, he provided colour and some true (or should I say blue, as in the f-bomb, as a big part of his communication) big city condo stories. ...

I INFORM DEVELOPERS WHICH WAY THE WIND IS BLOWING.

April 7th, 2011

I INFORM DEVELOPERS WHICH WAY THE WIND IS BLOWING.

I HAVE BEEN MARKETING REAL ESTATE FOR 31 YEARS NOW AND FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS  DEVELOPERS HAVE ALLOWED ME TO EDUCATE MYSELF IN THEIR BOARDROOM.

I LEVERAGED A SINGLE FAMILY REALTOR CAREER INTO ADVISING THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY ON CONSUMER TOLERANCES, MARKET EXPECTATIONS AND THE RISK MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL ENGINEERING OF CONDOMINIUMS.

BILL ...

Christian Worthington and Keith Wood will be presenting their latest Abstract works

April 7th, 2011

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Internationally exhibited artists Christian Worthington and Keith Wood will be presenting their latest Abstract works to launch Winnipeg’s newest commercial art gallery, Zephaniah Gallery.
The gallery will officially open April 14 in artist William Eakin’s former studio space on Donald Street, with its inaugural ...

Downtown Condos Gaining Steam

April 2nd, 2011

One condominium developer is in the starting gate and another is pacing on the sidelines as the downtown revitalization effort picks up steam.

James Avenue Holdings Ltd. will begin work next month on the first phase of a two-part redevelopment project on James Avenue that will add up to 70 new condos to the East Exchange District over the next four years.

 

And another local developer -- E ...

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