I have sold a property at 27 Royal York Drive
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Rare Lindenwoods bungalow. Unique and spacious well-maintainedcustom-built 1806 SF 3 bed 3.5 bath bungalow with finished basement located on quiet street. Attention to detail abounds in this warm and inviting home. Features include, 2 full ensuite baths, custom blinds, hardwood and luxury vinyl flooring, main floor laundry and spacious inviting front entry with central stair. The well-situated third bedroom provides a myriad of options from private home office, nursery, fitness area or extend your master bedroom by designing a dream custom space all your own. Curl up with a good book in front of the wood-burning fireplace in the tastefully accented family room with built-in cabinets and rustic wood-beamed ceilings. The formal living-dining space has the added detail of custom oak pocket doors allowing desirable privacy options. The main floor boasts seamless spaces for entertaining with open-kitchen concept and patio doors opening onto the oversized solidly crafted, deck built on piles. In addition to the well-appointed and expansive main floor the fully-finished basement offers 2 additional private rooms, full bath, multiple common spaces including an abundantly oversized main room as well as large storage and utility rooms. 3600+ SF of total living space in this incredible home! Lovingly cared for and move in ready! A great home in a great neighbourhood.
There's certainly no end to the options when it comes to home renovation projects. Which project should you tackle this year? Well, the federal government announcement may help in your decision. Could you use financial help to make your home more energy effecient? Perhaps new windows, doors or even solar panels installation is something you've been considering to keep you warmer this winter while reducing energy bills and contributing to a greener planet. The response to this incentive program has been overwhelming so expect delays when contacting the government department with questions. The program will be around for awhile so perhaps delaying this renovation may be the option for you? There is a cost for an energy evaluation prior to moving forward and some specific guidelines that have to be followed in terms of details of the covered expenses. So depending on the home upgrades you have in mind you may wish to see if you qualify for the federal rebates.
I wish I had this information when I had purchased past properties or when I was refinancing my mortgage. There will be a wealth of helpful resources shared in these 2 sessions.
Only 1 more day to register for March 17th 7 p.m. FREE Mortgage Information Session on Eventbrite. What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day by picking up a few golden nuggets of treasured information to add to your pot of gold. Great event for anyone interested in refinancing a mortgage or considering a home purchase.
There will also be an information session on March 24th led by a Winnipeg Real Estate Attorney. This session will be a great resource for both buyers and sellers. You can register for both events by clicking on the following Eventbrite link.
I am pleased to host this FREE 2 part information session for home buyers and sellers or anyone who is interested in gathering information for a future real estate transaction. Thank you to Jeff Sparrow - Managing Broker at Castle Mortgage and Michele Madick real estate attorney from Michele Madick Law Corps. We look forward to gaining valuable insights and tips for a smooth and successful future home purchase or sale. These 1 hr. sessions will be presentation format with Q & A to follow. Please join us Wednesdays at 7 pm March 17th and 24th
To register please click on the following Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/144684967633
With numerous personal moves, a couple of major home renovations and preparing homes for sale, I have gained invaluable skills in planning, organizing, packing, moving and relocation just to name a few. One area in which I have particular interest and success is in the staging of a home. My spouse is an architect with specific focus on art and design. As a former teacher, I have always had an interest in art and although not professionally trained, was referred to as the unofficial "resident art instructor" at the elementary schools where I taught. My husband and I had to unexpectedly relocate from Chicago, Illinois to Winnipeg, MB. We had been living in our home for only 11 months and therefore, had not done any renovations or upgrades. We still had some college furnishings and the master bedroom did not even have furniture. My husband and I were sleeping on a mattress on the floor while we hopefully tried to save some money for new furniture in the near future. Being fairly recent college graduates and sinking our funds into our dream home we did not have a lot left over for extras. So on a shoestring budget of $500 we went to work to decorate and stage our home. A little paint, a few key items and a whole lot of creativity resulted in an appealing, tasteful and universally desirable looking home. The first potential purchasers through the home loved it and it sold in under a week! Subsequent renovations and home staging experiences resulted in the same results. We are now putting our knowledge and expertise to work for others. We provide guidance and advice to home sellers who are following the direction and/or having us personally prepare their homes for sale by assisting in the staging resulting in their homes selling with mulitple offers in under a week! A recent home sold with an offer of 40k over list price! I LOVE helping people and seeing the look on the homeowner's face when they see the final results. The risk is to do the job so well that the home seller falls in love with their "new staged home" and thinks twice about selling.
It's always good to keep up with information that benefits my buyers. Today I thought I would post the self-service process changes that the City of Winnipeg made back in 2018. A reminder to new homeowners that being informed can save you $$$.
Re: Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC) Self-Declaration Form
The City of Winnipeg has recently changed their administration process with respect to the provincial Education Property Tax Credit. In previous years, this credit was automatically “transferred” to the new purchaser(s) of the property as long as their mailing address was the same as the property address. Basically, the City of Winnipeg assumed that it was the purchaser(s) principal residence and automatically applied the credit on the tax bill for the future tax years.
As of December 27, 2018, we have noted that the City of Winnipeg has posted on its website that its administration process has changed requiring all purchasers to complete and return a Self-Declaration form to the City of Winnipeg in order to have the credit added to the property tax statement. In order to apply to have the credit added to your property tax bill, you need to complete and return the form to the City of Winnipeg, Assessment and Taxation Department by March 15th.
In order to qualify for the Education Property Tax Credit Advance on your property tax bill:
- The property must be your principal residence.
- The property must be assessed as a single residential dwelling.
- The homeowner cannot be receiving the credit on another home elsewhere in the Province.
If you do not receive the Education Property Tax Credit on your property tax bill and you are eligible for the credit, you can claim the tax credit on your income tax return.
If you have any questions with respect to the Education Property Tax Credit, please contact the City of Winnipeg Assessment and Taxation Department by telephone at 311 or email at email@example.com.