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MAWA's Over The Top

March 17th, 2011

over the top
Don’t miss the art event of the year! MAWA’s Over the Top Art Auction and Cupcake Party returns for its seventh year on Sunday March 20 2011, from 2- 5 pm. This year they are coining the event The Day of 1000 Cupcakes!

Join the party! Bid on artwork, buy gift-basket raffle tickets and eat cupcakes to your heart’s content! Last year Over the Top brought in over 400 visitors to MAWA, and over ...

Waterfront Condos get approved

March 7th, 2011

I am happy to announce that council's downtown development committee approved a plan to close part of Henry Avenue to make way for a proposed condo development on Waterfront Drive. This will be a project that I am really excited about marketing.

No one was opposed to the closure of Henry Avenue at Argyle Street at a public hearing this morning. Jeff Palmer, CentreVenture's senior development ...

Penthouse Lifestyle Sells Well

February 8th, 2011


Residents could be moving into the former Penthouse Furniture building in downtown Winnipeg as early as this fall, officials say.

Penthouse construction

The $10.5-million conversion of the six-storey warehouse/retail building into a 60-unit condominium complex is in full swing. A spokesman for the developer, Alberta-based Taurean Global Properties, said the company hopes to complete work by August or September.

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MLS stats in a nutshell

February 3rd, 2011
Some interesting MLS stats for last year in the downtown. Highs and lows for movement would have folks at 181 Bannatyne & 110 Princess moving the most, and folks at 167 Bannatyne moving the least.
What does this mean?
Not really anything sinister for buildings with more movement, but it might reflect the demographic (younger people move more) and age of a project (seems to be lots of movement a ...

Bill Thiessen’s Fortune Cookie Reads: Chinatown is in Crisis!

December 6th, 2010

Having read the Wpg Free Press article about the Chinatown Development Corporation (Dec 6th, 2010) wishing to knock down the Shanghai Restaurant in hopes of one day receiving enough public funds to construct a new development. I have come to the conclusion that it is now official that Winnipeg's Chinatown has fallen off the table on every public and private level that matters.

That an iconic l ...

CentreVenture and the Downtown Developers

November 25th, 2010
I was invited to attended a Mix & Mingle for the Downtown development crowd and had a blast. Many of the current crop of developers, architects and designers along with CV board and staff traded downtown stories. It was really fun reminiscing about the growth of downtown over the past 10 years.  And here we were, gathered, talking about hundreds of new developments and a different downtown. W ...

Activity Update

November 22nd, 2010
I just reviewed condo sales for all of 2010 and noticed these statistics.
  • I had highest sale price paid for units in 2010 at several buildings including 167 Bannatyne and 283 Bannatyne
  • 75% of all sales at 181 Bannatyne were my listings, most listings at 181 Bannatyne sell for $400,000 and over making it the highest priced loft style project in Winnipeg
  • I had the most combined listings ...

Vasa Lund Place offers high-end life-lease condo living

November 15th, 2010

vasa lundVasa Lund Place offers high-end life-lease condo living

By: Todd Lewys

Updated: November 13, 2010

 

 

Bill Thiessen remembers the day he got the call about Vasa Lund's newest 55-plus project, Vasa Lund Place. "It was about one-and-a-half years ago," he recalls. "They'd already built Vasa Lund Estates, and thepublic reaction to it (a 55-plus complex for active seniors) had been tremendous ...

2010 so far

November 15th, 2010
I just reviewed condo sales for all of 2010 and noticed these statistics.
  • I had highest sale price paid for units in 2010 at several buildings including 167 Bannatyne and 283 Bannatyne
  • 75% of all sales at 181 Bannatyne were my listings, most listings at 181 Bannatyne sell for $400,000 and over making it the highest priced loft style project in Winnipeg
  • I had the most combined listings ...

Solid and Affordable

September 19th, 2010

In this day and age of inflated home prices, first-time buyers and seniors often find it difficult to find a solid, affordable place to live.

That can especially be the case in the northeast sector of the city, where housing and condominium developments aren't going up at the same rate as in the city's south end.

Thankfully, one developer -- M2 Engineering & Consulting -- noticed the lack o ...

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