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OWNING A HOME 6 TIPS FOR CREATING THE PERFECT STUDY SPACE FOR YOUR KIDS

04/02/2020

Increase productivity while your kids navigate remote learning.
With schools closed for the time being, parents are swiftly searching for a way to mimic a classroom setting in the comfort of their own home. Here are a few suggestions for putting together an A+ study space.

1. Brighter room, brighter mind
Lighting is one of the most critical features of a productive study space. Add a desk or floor lamp if the room’s main light source isn’t bright enough.

2. A door that closes
Shut out loud noises – such as the sound of dinner being made or younger siblings watching TV – with a solid door that minimizes outside sound. If a closed off room is not possible, then foam earplugs, a white noise machine or soft background music can help fight encroaching buzz.

3. Banish distractions
Make the room a phone-free zone so games and social media aren’t within reach. If there’s a TV, take the remote during study time to reduce temptation.

4. Consider color
The color of the room can affect kids’ ability to concentrate. Elementary school age kids do best when surrounded by warmer colors, like yellow and peach, while older students focus best with cooler hues, like blues and greens, according to psychological color studies. If you’re looking to redecorate a space just for kids, consider these pallets before painting.

5. Clear clutter
Piles of toys, clothes or paper can distract kids from homework. Help them focus by keeping the space, especially the desk surface, clutter-free.
6. Talk to an expert – your kid

Perhaps the most important factor in creating a great study space is finding out your child’s unique preferences. You might love the expensive ergonomically correct chair, but your kid might find it easier to read for long periods of time from a beanbag chair on the floor.

Written by RE/MAX News

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Time to Winterize!

Even though we’ve had a reprieve from colder temperatures, winter is still on the way, and you still have time to winterize your home.

Here are 5 easy ways to winterize and protect your investment:

  1. Seal up leaks in doors and windows with weather-stripping and/or caulk.
  2. Don’t heat an empty house! Invest in a programmable thermostat.
  3. Have your insulation checked to see if any needs to be added.
  4. Schedule a furnace  and water heater tune-up. Remember to change furnace filters and consider insulating your water heater and exposed hot water pipes.
  5. Clean gutters and turn off the water to outside spigots. Drain the lines and check for pipes in unheated spaces to prevent frozen or broken pipes.

 

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Make Your Real Estate Dreams Come True!

REDEFINING SERVICE IN REAL ESTATE

Selling a home in today’s market can be challenging. I understand that. While the market can be challenging, hundreds of homes are sold each week in Winnipeg. What’s the difference between selling your home or failing to do so? The Details! Whether it’s my proven sales approach, effective marketing campaigns, or utilizing my extensive network, no detail is overlooked. I pride myself in the use of technology and innovation to maximize the exposure of your home.

When I say I am “redefining service in real estate,” I mean it! My clients come first. I will educate you on what needs to be done to have a successful sale of your home. There are many components to a successful real estate transaction, You can count on me to be there every step of the process and make sure no detail is overlooked. With a proven track record, the right skill set, and years of experience, I have the right tools to successfully sell your home. If you’re serious about selling your home, I am serious about getting the job done!

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September 2018 Market Update

Reused by permission of the Real Estate News

http://winnipegrealestatenews.com/Resources/PressRelease?fileID=500

September Sales Drop 12%

WINNIPEG – September sales of 1,046 were disappointing as they fell 12% in comparison to September 2017 and were off 9% from September’s 5-year average of 1,156 sales. On the other hand, new listings were up 6% and inventory of 5,134 listings grew by 11% over the same time last year.

Year-to-date sales activity shows sales of 10,264 are down 7% over the same period in 2017 while dollar volume has decreased 5% to $3.0 billion.  Listings entered on the MLS® at the end of September are 19,771, up less than 2% from 2017.

If you look back before 2016 and 2017, the best years ever on record where sales after nine months were right around 11,000, year-to-date sales are very much in line with 2015 and 2014 and much closer to 2013 in total sales.

“Winnipeg’s resilient market is being tested this year in light of newly tightened federal mortgage regulations and it is preventing a number of prospective buyers from entering our market,” said Chris Dudeck, president of WinnipegREALTORS®.  He added, “ The lack of new entrants to a housing market compounds matters further as the cascade effect of more sales occurring further up the real estate ladder is muted due to sellers unable to move on with their plans to buy a home if theirs does not sell.”

We also need to keep things in perspective how Winnipeg and the outlying metropolitan region  housing market is performing relative to many other housing markets across the country. At a Canadian Real Estate Association national conference held this month, delegates were told 50 local markets are down more than 10% and 75 out of 101 markets are experiencing declining sales activity in comparison to year-to-date sales in 2017.

“As always, both buyers and sellers need to consult with their REALTOR to develop a strategy to navigate our current market conditions,” said Dudeck.

In September there were 5 million dollar plus single family home sales with one selling for $2 million. The lowest sales price was $44,500. For condominiums, one unit sold for close to $1 million at $964, 950 while the lowest one went for $66,500.

The average days to sell a residential-detached or single family home was 32 days while for condominiums it was a week longer at 39 days.

A real positive for the Manitoba economy going into the last three months of the year is the recently signed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. It should bring more certainty and economic stability to what was concerning for many Manitoba businesses which rely on exporting their goods and products south of the border.

One of the most important components you need to take into account when selling a home is strategy”, said Marina R. James, CEO of WinnipegREALTORS®.  “Your REALTOR® knows strategy and will help you navigate through complex issues from start to finish.”

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Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! Clara Mitchell Enns is grateful for all of her clients past, present and future. When you have Real Estate needs, or know of someone else who does, Clara would be honored if you would give her the first chance to be of assistance.

 

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