I have listed a new property at #A 1318 Molson ST in Winnipeg.
Totally immaculate! Long time owners have lovingly maintained this home over the years. Fantastic affordable 3 bedroom family home is close to many amenities. Bright & sunny living room is sure to be the heart of your home with plush carpeting. Spacious eat-in kitchen offers plenty of cabinet and counter space including pantry, with a large window overlooking the backyard. Kitchen appliances are all included too! Three generous bedrooms upstairs with laminate flooring all offer great closet space. There is a well maintained 4pc bath upstairs, as well as a 2pc powder room on the main floor, both withe newer toilets and faucets. Fully finished basement with open recroom, dry bar, and tons of storage space too! Fenced backyard boasts a deck with retractable awning as well as a patio & raised garden beds. Lots of updates here, including tri-pane windows & newer exterior doors, shingles 2010, hi-eff furnace 2013, HWT 2012, and additional attic insulation. A wonderful family home!
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 1.  Unfiltered apple cider vinegar

Remove the cap from the bottle, you can pour out half into a container to save/reuse as you do not need a full bottle for this method! Cover the opening in plastic wrap and secure with a rubber band. Then, poke a hole for the fruit flies to enter (does not have to be a big hole by any means). They can't resist the scent of vinegar, and they won't be able to exit once they're inside.

2. Vinegar and dish soap

If you find your fruit flies are impervious to the plastic wrap, you can try adding three drops of dish soap to a bowl of vinegar, (any size bowl will be just fine) and leave it uncovered. The soap cuts the surface tension of the vinegar so the flies will sink and drown.

3. A paper cone and a piece of fruit

Place a little vinegar and a chunk of very ripe fruit in a jar. Then, roll a piece of paper into a cone and stick it into the jar, placing the narrow opening down. The fruit flies will be drawn in, but won't be able to get out.

4. Red wine

Like vinegar, fruit flies love the smell of wine (kind of like most of us who love the taste of it!). Try leaving out an open bottle with a little liquid — the skinny neck will keep the flies trapped. Or instead of using fruit in the paper cone idea you could also pour a little red wine into the bottom of the jar instead.

5. Milk, sugar and pepper

For this method you will want to make sure everyone in the household knows that this milk isn’t for dipping your cookies in! Follow these steps; Combine a pint of milk, 4 ounces of raw sugar and 2 ounces ground pepper in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Then, pour into a shallow dish. The flies will be drawn to the mixture and quickly drown.


Now hopefully everyone out there who loves the taste and smells of the seasonal produce can actually enjoy it without having to swat those like bugs away! 

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I have listed a new property at 1028 Chancellor DR in Winnipeg.
Offers Tuesday Sept 6 6PM. Close to the university! Opportunity knocks for someone looking for a project. Bring your creativity, a blank slate to make it your own! This 3 bedroom home provides a great space for a family, or makes an ideal revenue project for an investor. Open living room/dining room/kitchen combo, with hardwood floors in dining space. Oak cabinets, with fridge and stove staying. Three good sized bedrooms, with the master offering a walk-in closet and patio doors to the deck. Fenced in backyard with parking pad for two vehicles. Finished basement is blank canvas for a great recroom, including a two piece bath and tons of storage space. Great transit access, in a quiet family neighbourhood. Tons of amenities nearby, including shopping restaurants, parks and more! Great opportunity to roll up your sleeves and build some equity!
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#1.  Use cotton drop cloths rather than plastic, here’s why. The thick canvas stays in place, so you don’t need to tape it, and you can use it to cover any surface. Plastic drop cloths are slippery to walk on or set a ladder on and don’t stay in place. Even worse, paint spills on plastic stay wet, and they can end up on your shoes and get tracked through the house. 

#2. Mix several cans of paint in a large bucket for a consistent color throughout the room. If you have to open a new can in the middle of a wall, the difference may be noticeable. Mixing the paints together eliminates the problem and gives you a more even look.

#3. Always clean the dirty surfaces on the wall first so the paint can form a strong bond. If you paint over dirty, oily surfaces, the paint will easily chip or peel off! Clean areas using a deglosser or heavy-duty cleaner intended for prepaint cleaning.

#4. Paint the trim first, then the ceiling and walls. This is because it’s easier (and faster) to tape off the trim than to tape off the walls, and you definitely wouldn’t want to have to tape them both off!  You want to let the trim dry for at least 24 hours before taping it off to do the walls, this will avoid the tape peeling off the paint from the trim.

#5. ROLL paint along the edges for consistent texture. Corners and areas next to trim that are painted only with a brush have a notice-ably different texture than the surrounding paint. Brush on the paint, then immediately roll it out before the paint dries. This will give it a smoother more matching look with to rest of the walls.

I hope this helps everyone out there who like to “Do it yourself” Happy Painting and remember always be creative! 

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Please visit our Open House at 2 Timmerman PL in Winnipeg.
OPEN HOUSE: AUGUST 28TH 12-2PM
** OPEN HOUSE AUG 28 12-2PM ** Welcome to the neighbourhood! Lovely 2+2 bedroom family home on a quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac, just down the street from the park! Freshly painted (2015) in warm designer tones, the main floor also features newer laminate floors (2014) throughout, even the bedrooms! Bright & sunny eat-in kitchen offers plenty of solid oak cabinets. Spacious living/dining room combo, with garden doors to a 3-season sun room! Fenced backyard boasts a 3-tiered deck, cozy hammock nook, mature trees including an apple tree, and a garden. Generous bedrooms on both levels, with the master offering a wall-to-wall closet. Fully finished lower level boasts a large open recroom with dry bar and hot tub, 9" ceilings and large bright windows; plus 2 bedrooms, a second full bath, laundry, and ample storage! Attached over-sized garage with double interlock driveway. Shingles (2011), sump pump (2015), furnace recently serviced, some water windows. Alarm, central vac...great value! Don't wait!
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Please visit our Open House at 47 John Mann PL in Winnipeg.
OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY AUGUST 28 12-2PM
** OPEN HOUSE AUG 28 12-2PM ** Location, location! Fantastic family home, backing onto the park with lake views too! Sit on the deck and watch the kids run to the park. Big backyard? Check. Open layout with fireplace? Check. Hardwood floors? Check. Finished basement - you got it. The perfect combo of modern finishes with a warm, homey feel. The natural light in this home is amazing! Gorgeous hardwoods thruout much of the main floor, with built-in entertainment unit & surround sound, & large bright windows overlooking the park & lake. Open to the cheery eat-in kitchen, w/island & walk-in pantry, feat garden door to the deck for summer BBQ's. Formal front dining room, powder room & laundry/mudroom complete the main floor. Three spacious bedrooms upstairs, with the master offering a walk-in closet & deluxe ensuite bath, with soaker tub & shower. Open loft space is a great space for the kids to hang out, or could easily become a 4th bedroom. Fully finished recroom with plush carpet & pot lights, 4th bedroom, 4th bath, & ample storage. Wow!
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 #1. Paint is the classic makeover option. Instead of repainting a whole room, try focusing on one wall in a focal/bright color or paint a contrasting rectangle over a sofa to use as a “gallery” space. You can also paint the insides of bookshelves in an unexpected color or paint your ceiling a lighter version of the wall color. You can also use sponges or stencils to give a plain wall a little bit more of an eye catching look.


#2. You can try something as simple as replacing your bathroom shower curtain and curtain hooks, for an instant fresher look for even the most dingy bathrooms. Try picking a style or color that was completely different from the one you had previously, just to keep you surprised and your guests guessing on what your next look will be!


#3. Here’s a trick made famous by Woody Allen in Annie Hall: Change the lightbulb in your bedroom lamp with a pink one for a rosy, romantic glow. Or you can replace the entire lampshade in any color you desire, which can produce somewhat of the same affect!


#4. Spruce up your entrance by painting your front door a cheerful color. Pair it with a new lighting fixture, a season coordinating wreath, mailbox and house numbers - all available at stores like IKEA, WAL-MART & RONA.


#5. Take a stroll in the park, woods or venture down to the beach and pick up interesting (and free) seasonal accents for your home. A tray filled with pinecones, a tall vase of dried pampas grass stalks, a bowl of colorful pebbles (which you can also paint to match any existing home décor you may have already), beach glass or shells also make eye-catching home decor accessories.


#6. Replace overhead lighting with thrift-store (or box store) chandeliers. (Note: it’s recommended to hire a professional electrician to install them.) A dated-looking chandelier can be painted white. You can also add extra crystal drops, available at lighting stores. This idea may be a little more costly but still less expensive then purchasing brand new.


#7.  Peruse Craigslist, eBay or Kijiji regularly for finds. It’s amazing what shows up at a bargain or even free – but like any good second hand shopper, be sure to check regularly, as good things go fast! One plus of buying second hand is that if you want to change/add/repaint/sand/stain or recover with fabric, you don’t feel as bad to make those changes, then buying something brand new and end up not liking it later on.

 

#8. A great area rug is another eye catching decorating idea. Carpet stores often have remnants of high-end carpet at rock-bottom prices that make a great area rug. The store may bind the edges for you, or you can do it yourself with carpet binding tape and some tidy hand-sewing.


#9. Purchase an inexpensive but attractive frame, or rescue an old one from an antique store or your parents’ attic. You can paint it a flat white or again any color you want and attach small rings to the upper corners. Place hooks on the wall to correspond and hang. Hang a couple of vintage plates or smaller framed pictures artfully inside, or leave the framed space as-is, for an artful and simple focal point. The great thing about this idea is you can literally hang/attach anything you want to make it your own master piece!


#10. Sometimes it’s the small details that can make all the difference: Beautiful coasters, interesting desk frames, a small but exquisite crystal vase filled with fresh flowers, fake fruit in a wooden bowl on a coffee table or sofa table. Little things that make the room pop!


Let your imagination run wild & enjoy recreating your home with these simple & cost effective ideas!

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

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I have sold a property at 23 Laurel BAY in Winnipeg.
Lovely family home in the heart of Garden City! Well maintained 3+1 bedroom bungalow on a quiet bay. Gorgeous hardwoods throughout most of the main floor, w/fantastic natural light & warm neutral decor. Spacious open living room offers a great entertaining space. Large eat-in kitchen boast plenty of solid oak cabinets & granite counters, w/generous dining space w/built-ins too. Generous BR's feature hardwood floors as well, w/good closet space. Spa-like main bath boasts a jetted soaker tub & walk-in shower w/over-sized vanity. Fully finished basement features a large open recroom w/gas fireplace & wet bar, plenty of the room for the whole family! Spacious 4th BR offers 2 closets including a walk-in. Second full bath w/shower, tons of storage, & finished laundry/workshop space too. Fully fenced backyard w/patio & mature trees, & single attached garage. Tremendous value, don't wait!
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Do you have smelly kitchen sink odor? If so here are some simple inexpensive steps/tips on how to kick that smell to the curb!



#1. Put a stopper or plug in your sink, turn your tap on and fill with HOT water several inches full. Measure out a teaspoon of dish soap (any brand is fine) pour in. If you have a disposal turn that on and unplug your sink and let water flush through! If you don’t have a disposal use exact same steps but fill sink full of HOT water and use 1 tablespoon full of dish soap.

#2. If you still have that smelly odor coming through you need to make sure that your disposal blades are clean. Try freezing in an ice cube tray lemon peels and water! First throw some kosher salt down your disposal then take a couple of your lemon cubes and run those through. This should do the trick. If you want an even fresher smell you can run some FRESH lemon peels through your disposal as well.

#3. You can also try 1cup baking soda then pour on top 2 cups vinegar. Let stand for a few minutes or you see it start to bubble. Turn on your HOT water let run for about a minute then pour your mixture slowly down your drain. Or you can pour down 1 cup baking soda into your drain let sit for 15 minutes. Then pour 1/2 cup of vinegar down disposal and let sit for another 15 minutes (you can hear it fizz and see it bubble). Once you have waited your 15 minutes after the vinegar step boil a large pot full of water and pour that down! This should keep it nice and smelly free for at least 6 weeks (repeat when necessary).

#4. Still dealing with that terrible smell and all you want is to smell something really great, then why not pour a few drops of your favorite essential oils down the drain? You can dump in about a half-cup of baking soda, then dribble in a few drops of those essential oils (eucalyptus, tea tree, and mint are some suggestions I would try). Let it sit an hour or so, or overnight for best results, then rinse down with boiling hot water.

#5. Like vinegar, lemon juice also creates a bubbling reaction when it comes in contact with baking soda. It's not as economical in this case as vinegar (being without a garbage disposal, you'd have to actually juice a lemon since you can't grind up an already-juiced-and-zested wedge), but it does smell much nicer! The baking soda thing is legit. Whether you use lemon juice (which smells pretty yummy) or vinegar (not nearly as yummy a smell, but just as effective) it’s really up to you! Just add both ingredients and down the hatch it goes! 

 

Hope these 5 easy tips help you with that smelly sink issue! 

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I have sold a property at 212 Woodydell AVE in Winnipeg.
Perfect 2 bedroom home in great Meadowood location close to all levels of schools, bus & shopping. Freshly painted exterior & interior. Nice sized living room & dining room with new laminate flooring & light fixtures. Bright eat-in kitchen overlooking the backyard with the fridge and stove remaining. Spacious bedrooms with hardwood floors and double closets. Full 4pce main bathroom. Fully finished basement with older rec room with paneled walls and dry bar. Large laundry room with washer/dryer remaining plus 2pce bathroom and den with closet. Hi-efficient furnace installed 2011 with electronic air cleaner, Hot water tank 2015. Monitored alarm system and central air conditioner. Nice big back yard with large deck, wood shed and spacious 24x22 garage with work bench and tons of cabinetry for storage plus extra parking pad. Possession end of September or October.
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I have listed a new property at 2 367 Charles ST in Winnipeg.
Nicely remodeled 2 bedroom condominium on the second floor with front and rear doors. New laminate floors throughout living room & dining room and freshly painted. Remodeled kitchen with maple style cabinets and ceramic tiled floor with the fridge and stove remaining. Located across the street from elementary school and playground, close to many bus routes. Only $3500 down and $695/month include mortgage, taxes and condo fees, makes for a very affordable place to live and own your own property. The complex consists of a 10 unit apartment and 2 triplexes, all run under one condo corporation. Very well managed complex with long term residents and onsite caretaker. The entire complex was mostly renovated in 2008 and 2009 with new windows, roof and interior finishes. Parking is available onsite at $25/month. Currently rented for $800/month, tenants would like to stay, but could be made vacant.
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I have listed a new property at 1 367 Charles ST in Winnipeg.
This unit was purchased for $90,000 4 years ago. This 2 bedroom condo is located on the corner of Charles & Mountain right across the street from school and close to Main Street. The complex consists of a 10 suite apartment and 2 tri-plexes, all run under one condo corporation. Currently rented for $800/month + hydro (electric baseboard heat). Condo fees are $332.80/month and include water. Very well run complex with local caretaker and property manager. The entire complex was mostly remodeled in 2008/2009 and has newer vinyl windows & newer shingles. This unit has a newer maple kitchen with ceramic tiled floor and some updating done in the bathroom. Would make for an extremely affordable place to live with all expenses working out to less than $700/month including mortgage, taxes & condo fees, just pay for your hydro. Home has a front and back door. Parking stall can be rented for $25/month. Let's make a deal!
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I have listed a new property at 109 376 Osborne ST in Winnipeg.
Fantastic 2 bedrm condo w/ great access to amenities! Main floor end unit, ready for quick possession. Freshly painted throughout (2016). Open living/dining room space features newer laminate flooring (2014). Large bright patio doors to the HUGE patio w/ newer fence. Lots of space to BBQ & entertain! European kitchen offers ample well maintained cabinets & good counter space, w/ newer fridge, stove & dishwasher (2014) & new flooring (2016). Spacious master bedroom w/ double closet, plus second bedroom/den w/ good closet space. Insuite laundry w/ washer/dryer included & good storage space. Additional storage lockers available for rental. This is a great building, w/ concrete construction, & nicely updated main lobby with library. Further building amenities include a well-appointed fitness facility & multi-purpose room overlooking the river. Gorgeous private riverfront patio space with lush gardens too! Fantastic location, close to bus, shopping, restaurants & more, & just a quick walk to Osborne Village!
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 #1. Cooking! Do you ever start making dinner for your family or friends but then something happens or you get distracted and have to leave it unattended for a minute or even longer? Here try doing this before you have to run; turning the heat off first before leaving, then there is no chance for anything to over boil or catch fire! Or you can try something as simple as setting a timer to remind yourself there is something still on the stove!


#2. Smoking! If you or someone in the household tends to smoke indoors maybe it’s time we take it outside or someone institutes a no smoking in the house policy. There is so much in the household that can catch on fire very quickly for example upholstered furniture or carpeting. It may be cold in the winter months to have to go outside, but this way everyone stays much safer and healthier!


#3. Electrical Cords! Faulty or deteriorating cords are another cause of house fires! They often and easily can become frayed, damaged or cracked! Be sure to check everything on a regular basis and make sure it’s all in good safe working condition! If you notice anything that can become an issue or fire hazard replace it right away! In addition try not to overload your circuits “Rule of thumb, one plug per receptacle”


#4. Heating! When using portable or electric space heaters here are some tips for to ensure you are using them safely! Make sure the heater is far away from any objects such as “drapes, furniture, bedspreads, people and pets” at least 3 feet! If you have a log burning fire place you should get it professionally cleaned out every year to make sure there is nothing inside that can be potentially dangerous or lead to an unexpected fire!


#5. Candles! Who doesn’t love to burn candles? The smell, the light it gives off, the overall warm soothing feeling you get when sitting next to it! Unfortunately it is one of the leading causes of house fires! Solution; consider switching to a battery operated one instead, it may not be as fulfilling but definitely much safer! If you choose to use the traditional fire burning candle then always make sure to extinguish it before leaving the room!

 

Stay safe out there everyone and try to avoid those fire causing habits! 

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I have listed a new property at 23 Laurel BAY in Winnipeg.
**Open House Sunday Aug 14 12-2PM** Lovely family home in the heart of Garden City! Well maintained 3+1 bedroom bungalow on a quiet bay. Gorgeous hardwoods throughout most of the main floor, w/fantastic natural light & warm neutral decor. Spacious open living room offers a great entertaining space. Large eat-in kitchen boast plenty of solid oak cabinets & granite counters, w/generous dining space w/built-ins too. Generous BR's feature hardwood floors as well, w/good closet space. Spa-like main bath boasts a jetted soaker tub & walk-in shower w/over-sized vanity. Fully finished basement features a large open recroom w/gas fireplace & wet bar, plenty of the room for the whole family! Spacious 4th BR offers 2 closets including a walk-in. Second full bath w/shower, tons of storage, & finished laundry/workshop space too. Fully fenced backyard w/patio & mature trees, & single attached garage. Tremendous value, don't wait!
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Please visit our Open House at 23 Laurel BAY in Winnipeg.
OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY AUGUST 14 12-2PM
**Open House Sunday Aug 14 12-2PM** Lovely family home in the heart of Garden City! Well maintained 3+1 bedroom bungalow on a quiet bay. Gorgeous hardwoods throughout most of the main floor, w/fantastic natural light & warm neutral decor. Spacious open living room offers a great entertaining space. Large eat-in kitchen boast plenty of solid oak cabinets & granite counters, w/generous dining space w/built-ins too. Generous BR's feature hardwood floors as well, w/good closet space. Spa-like main bath boasts a jetted soaker tub & walk-in shower w/over-sized vanity. Fully finished basement features a large open recroom w/gas fireplace & wet bar, plenty of the room for the whole family! Spacious 4th BR offers 2 closets including a walk-in. Second full bath w/shower, tons of storage, & finished laundry/workshop space too. Fully fenced backyard w/patio & mature trees, & single attached garage. Tremendous value, don't wait!
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Please visit our Open House at 47 John Mann PL in Winnipeg.
OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY AUGUST 14 12-2PM
** OPEN HOUSE AUG 14 12-2PM ** Location, location! Fantastic family home, backing onto the park with lake views too! Sit on the deck and watch the kids run to the park. Big backyard? Check. Open layout with fireplace? Check. Hardwood floors? Check. Finished basement - you got it. The perfect combo of modern finishes with a warm, homey feel. The natural light in this home is amazing! Gorgeous hardwoods thruout much of the main floor, with built-in entertainment unit & surround sound, & large bright windows overlooking the park & lake. Open to the cheery eat-in kitchen, w/island & walk-in pantry, feat garden door to the deck for summer BBQ's. Formal front dining room, powder room & laundry/mudroom complete the main floor. Three spacious bedrooms upstairs, with the master offering a walk-in closet & deluxe ensuite bath, with soaker tub & shower. Open loft space is a great space for the kids to hang out, or could easily become a 4th bedroom. Fully finished recroom with plush carpet & pot lights, 4th bedroom, 4th bath, & ample storage. Wow!
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Please visit our Open House at 264 Reg Wyatt WAY in Winnipeg.
OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY AUGUST 14 12-2PM
** OPEN HOUSE AUG 14 12-2PM ** Wow, be prepared to be impressed with this gorgeous home located in awesome Harbour View South family friendly neighbourhood! The second you pull up you will find a manicured lawn with tons of perennials in the front leading to the large fenced yard with gorgeous landscaping, massive 22x18 deck, patio with fire pit & still tons of room for the kids to run around. Inside you will find the large entry way with a main floor den or formal dining room. From there you will enter into the impressive great room with soaring 18' ceilings, gas fireplace w/built in entertainment centre. The open concept kitchen & eating area features cinnamon stained cabinets & SS appliances + glass door leading to walk through pantry leading to the spacious laundry room & 2pce. Upstairs you will find 3 BRs with the master having a 3pce ensuite & walk-in closet. The basement has recently been finished & features a large open rec room, 3pce bath & spacious BR w/closet. CN/AIR,CN/VAC, Alarm. Quailty laminate floors throughout.
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Please visit our Open House at 70079 Poplar RD in Springfield.
OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY AUGUST 13 12-2PM
** OPEN HOUSE AUG 13 12-2PM ** Country living at it's best on 35+ acres with 17 acres fenced for pasture and the remainder is farmed for grain and is rented out by local farmer. Located in very sought after area in Cooks Creek close to Birds Hill Park. Newer 1536 Sqft RTM bungalow built in 2008 with 4 bedrooms with the master bedroom having a walk-in closet and 5 pce ensuite with corner jetted tub and large shower. Plus 4pce main bath with one piece shower/bath. The large great room features vaulted ceilings with ceiling fan and Kozi pellet stove. The awesome oak kitchen has tons of cabinets and large island plus Whirlpool Gold stainless steel appliances with water/ice in the fridge, plus dishwasher, OTR microwave & stove only 1 year old. Spacious front entrance with walk-in closet. Maintenance free exterior with newer shingles 2010. Excellent yard site with driveway and garden shed. Main floor laundry in back mud room. 200 amp service. Septic field & well. Great investment for future. Possession can be anytime.
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Please visit our Open House at 3 455 Pandora AVE W in Winnipeg.
OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY AUGUST 13 12-2PM

** OPEN HOUSE AUG 13 12-2PM ** Absolutely gorgeous! Anything but typical, this unit has been completely upgraded! Perfect for entertaining - fantastic open floor plan on the main floor boasts gorgeous maple java hardwood floors, pot lights in the living room & designer fireplace. Totally upgraded kitchen offers tons of espresso oak cabinets including a large island & pantry, granite countertops, under-cabinet lighting, & upgraded faucet & appliances. Fantastic separation of space when it comes to upstairs: 2 generous bedrooms on the second floor, one offering a walk-in closet, with their own full bath + laundry space, then for the master: your own penthouse suite! Complete with walk-in closet, ensuite bath w/walk-in shower, open loft space for relaxing or home office, & private balcony to sit & sip & watch the world go by! There is also a main floor covered patio perfect for the BBQ! Indoor garage space, central air, alarm too. Right in a fantastic neighbourhood, close to shops, restaurants, nightlife & schools. Perfect!

Condo fees $210/monthly

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I have listed a new property at 717 Government AVE in Winnipeg.
Beautiful 50x100 lot cleared and ready to be built on. Property consists of 2 titles but on street address.
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#1. Try not to use fabric softener or dryer sheets when cleaning your cloths or cleaning rags! This minimizes its ability to hold or attract dust and absorb liquids!

#2. Instead of using a regular house hold rag to clean/dust with try using a microfiber cloth instead! These types of cloths are made of tiny wedge shaped fibers (100 times smaller than human hair) that grab and hold dirt way stronger, making this a much easier way to clean and reduce dust build up!

#3. If you haven’t done that spring cleaning your always trying to tackle but seem to have quite a dusty living area then there is no better time than to toss/donate dust collecting items that you no longer have use for. Especially in rooms where you spend a lot of time like your living room or bedroom!

#4. Consider changing out your drapes or fabric curtains for something a lot easier to clean and maintain. Such as Wood, Metal or even plastic blinds! These types of blinds don’t trap and hold in that dust like your drapes or curtains do! But if you do want to keep your drapes dust or vacuum your rods or valances first, then clean the fabric length wise with your vacuum brush on lower suction.

#5. Try using air purifiers in your most used rooms! This helps suck up the dust before it settles and keeps your air fresh and clean!

#6. Instead of using cheap furnace/air conditioner filters, choose pleated filters with a high MERV rating (mean efficiency reporting value) instead. Ask your furnace technician for suggestions as well so you don’t go over your furnaces abilities!

#7. If you have an allergy to dust and wake up with a stuff/runny nose, consider encasing your mattress and pillows in a zippered allergen-reducing cover. You can also wash your sheets and blankets in Hot Water twice a year to help get rid of those pesky dust mites!

#8. Which is better a dry mop or damp mop? The answer is a wet mop! Although water can be harmful to some surfaces such a wood, you can switch to a microfiber mop which comes in both dry and damp varieties!

 

Here are just some simple tips and tools for reducing that annoying amount of dust that just doesn’t ever seem to go away!

 

Happy Dusting Everyone! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have sold a property at 972 Charleswood RD in Winnipeg.
Awesome value in this 1700 square foot family home w/fully finished basement! Fenced yard with inground pool with deck & hot tub plus functional 16x12 3 season sun room. Pool has new filter in 2014 & new pump 2015. Excellent location next to Harte trail. You will love all of the space with open concept main floor w/spacious great room with gas ofp. Kitchen features a ton of cabinetry, large island, corner pantry & built in appliances remaining. Formal dining room plus dinette. The master features a jetted tub plus shower & walk-in c/c. The 2nd & 3rd Brs are a nice size plus full bath. The main floor laundry room/mud room is off the garage with washer/dryer staying plus laundry tub. Awesome basement built for entertaining with open rec room space with pool table (negotiable) with tons of natural light. Basement also features 2 more good sized Brs, 3pce bath, office & tons of storage. The oversized (26x22) garage is insulated with tons of storage. Other features are cn/air, cn/vac & alarm. Dont miss it!
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I have listed a new property at 212 Woodydell AVE in Winnipeg.
Showings start on Monday August 8th, Offers Presented 1pm Friday August 12th. Perfect 2 bedroom home in great Meadowood location close to all levels of schools, bus & shopping. Freshly painted exterior & interior. Nice sized living room & dining room with new laminate flooring & light fixtures. Bright eat-in kitchen overlooking the backyard with the fridge and stove remaining. Spacious bedrooms with hardwood floors and double closets. Full 4pce main bathroom. Fully finished basement with older rec room with paneled walls and dry bar. Large laundry room with washer/dryer remaining plus 2pce bathroom and den with closet. Hi-efficient furnace installed 2011 with electronic air cleaner, Hot water tank 2015. Monitored alarm system and central air conditioner. Nice big back yard with large deck, wood shed and spacious 24x22 garage with work bench and tons of cabinetry for storage plus extra parking pad. Possession end of September or October.
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I have sold a property at 1 277 Atlantic AVE in Winnipeg.
Was rented for $750/month but is now vacant ready for immediate possession! Freshly painted and ready to go, and would be an awesome & cheap way to live with condo fees only $200/month. Nice sized 2 bedroom that was renovated in 2008 with new maple style kitchen with ceramic tiled floor with fridge & stove remaining. nice sized living room & dining room with hardwood floors. 4 piece bathroom was renovated in 2008 as well with proper shower & tub, with new tub surround in 2015. Also new electrical throughout entire building with all units having their own baseboard electric heat. All units were renovated at the same time, so the entire building is all comparable to one another. All newer vinyl low E windows. Onsite laundry & caretaker. Currently set up where the owners manage the properties together with the help of the caretaker. Well run and quiet building. Call your Realtor to view this unit today! Could make a great rental!
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I have sold a property at 34 Brittany DR in Winnipeg.
Wow, be prepared to be impressed with this gorgeous 2200 sqft executive style family home! You will fall in love with the fenced backyard with the 2 tiered deck with covered hot tub with TV. The home is absolutely gorgeous that has been professionally painted in warm, neutral tones. The main floor features a nice mix of hardwood floors and ceramic tiles with soaring ceilings in the large entry & spacious great room with gas ofp & tonnes of natural light with large windows. The spacious eat-in kitchen has an abundance of maple cabinetry with large island & granite counters & tile backsplash w/gourmet gas stove. Main floor laundry room w/laundry sink & 2pc powder room. Front room can act as a den or formal dining room. The upstairs features a deluxe master bedroom w/double doors with walk-in closet & ensuite with corner tub + separate shower. The other 2 BRs are a nice size as well as the full 4pce bathroom. The AT/2 is insulated & boarded w/tons of light & extra storage plus hot/cold water + extra wide drive
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I have sold a property at 438 Barker BLVD in Winnipeg.
Location, location! Amazing value with this spacious 1360 sqft 4BR bungalow. The livingroom/dinning room feature gorgeous hardwood floors & tons of natural light. Spacious eat-in kitchen with plenty of cupboards including a pantry, and the fridge/stove/dishwasher/garburator remaining.Rare find with FOUR spacious bedrooms all on one level, with the master bedroom featuring a walk-in closet and new 3pce edsuite bathroom. The basement is mostly finished with wall to wall carpeting, all doors, baseboards and trim, just needing a ceiling to complete.There are 2 more nice sized bedrooms downstairs with closets plus a roughed in bathroom that is ready to be finished with all materials remaining. Separate laundry & storage and utility rooms. Front drive to large back yard which is mostly fenced with a large shed & patio. Roof shingles replaced in 2013. Compare the value! Flexible possession anytime after August 15th.
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I have sold a property at 50 Lands End COVE in Winnipeg.
Absolutely immaculate! This lovely family home has been beautifully maintained! Fantastic maple kitchen offers tons of cabinet and counter space, and stainless steel appliances. Generous eat-in space, with patio doors to the backyard, plus formal dining room for large family dinners featuring hardwood floors. But the heart of your new home will undoubtedly be the amazing loft great room, open, warm & inviting with great natural light. The perfect space to gather the family around the fireplace! Generous sized bedrooms, the master offering an ensuite bath & walk-in closet. Downstairs you'll find a fantastic rec room with plush carpeting, pot lights, dry bar & built-in wine rack. Tons of storage too! Fantastic fenced backyard, with interlock patio & built-in firepit. Wonderful family neighbourhood, quiet cul-de-sac location, close to schools & parks, with shopping nearby too! You're going to love living here!
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Please visit our Open House at 2 Timmerman PL in Winnipeg.
OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY AUGUST 6TH 2:30-4:30PM
** OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AUGUST 6TH 2:30-4:30PM ** Welcome to the neighbourhood! Lovely 2+2 bedroom family home on a quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac, just down the street from the park! Freshly painted (2015) in warm designer tones, the main floor also features newer laminate floors (2014) throughout, even the bedrooms! Bright & sunny eat-in kitchen offers plenty of solid oak cabinets. Spacious living/dining room combo, with garden doors to a 3-season sun room! Fenced backyard boasts a 3-tiered deck, cozy hammock nook, mature trees including an apple tree, and a garden. Generous bedrooms on both levels, with the master offering a wall-to-wall closet. Fully finished lower level boasts a large open recroom with dry bar and hot tub, 9" ceilings and large bright windows; plus 2 bedrooms, a second full bath, laundry, and ample storage! Attached over-sized garage with double interlock driveway. Shingles (2011), sump pump (2015), furnace recently serviced, some water windows. Alarm, central vac...great value! Don't wait!
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Please visit our Open House at 307 80 Rougeau Garden DR in Winnipeg.
OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY AUGUST 6TH 12-2PM
** OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AUGUST 6TH 12-2PM ** Absolutely immaculate condo with upgrades galore offers you the best of everything - affordable luxury in a quiet location backing onto a park, yet steps away from every amenity you could ask for! Painted in warm designer tones throughout, with upgraded lighting too. Fantastic open concept makes a great entertaining space. Gorgeous walnut-finish beveled cabinetry in the kitchen, with glass tile backsplash & stainless steel appliances. Living room opens up onto a semi-private deck, overlooking Elysian Field park. Spacious master suite offers a walk in closet & 4pc ensuite bath, with the same sweeping views of the park. Good sized second bedroom, plus another full 4pc bath upstairs. Large foyer entrance with generous closet space & 2pc powder room for guests. Full unspoiled basement is ready for your finishing ideas, with space for a third bedroom, recroom or media room, & a 4th bath. Great end unit location, very quiet condo complex. Like moving into a show suite!
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