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02 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Choosing where to live in Winnipeg

Various surveys during the last decade have ranked Winnipeg among the top 20 most liveable cities in Canada. Despite its bitter winters, the capital of Manitoba made it to number 10 on MoneySense magazine’s 2011 list of the best places to live in the country. Winnipeg scores highly because of low pollution, good public transport […]

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14 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Choosing where to live and rent in Winnipeg

Various surveys during the last decade have ranked Winnipeg among the top 20 most liveable cities in Canada. Despite its bitter winters, the capital of Manitoba made it to number 10 on MoneySense magazine’s 2011 list of the best places to live in the country. Winnipeg scores highly because of low pollution, good public transport […]

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12 October 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Which Winnipeg Rental is Right for You?

Just like people, Winnipeg rentals come in all shapes and sizes. How do you decide which one is best for you? Are you looking for family accommodation, a bachelor pad, or a place to share with friends? Will you be searching for a duplex, a condo, a shared apartment, a single bed apartment or a […]

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01 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Apartments Winnipeg: 7 Neighbourly Etiquette Tips

The other day I went out to relax on my 2nd floor balcony and was immediately confronted with the only thing wrong with my apartment in Winnipeg – my downstairs neighbours. The instant I walk out there to catch some fresh air, the husband yells up to me, “Excuse me, have you seen my tent?” […]

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01 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Apartments Winnipeg: Is West Broadway the next big thing?

“I would say that within five years it will probably be comparable to Osborne or Corydon. And I think it’s young professionals and students that are going to take the area over.” That’s what developer Stefan Aarnio is saying about Winnipeg’s West Broadway Area. Aarnio, a 25-year-old residential developer is betting hundreds of thousands of […]

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22 August 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Apartments for rent in Winnipeg that allow pets: On the rise?

Finding apartments for rent in Winnipeg can be a nightmare if you have a pet, especially a dog. Most landlords and rental agencies have strict policies that deny renters the love and affection of a furry little friend. Even worse, many of the ones who do allow pets are “cat only”. But thankfully with the […]

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17 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Winnipeg rental benefits: The NDP’s new tenant protection package

If you’re someone looking for a Winnipeg rental, the latest announcements from the NDP are making life for you just a little bit sweeter. So what exactly are the NDP dishing out to us this time? If you already live in an apartment or rental home anywhere in Manitoba, you probably received a pamphlet in […]

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12 August 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Apartments Winnipeg: is downtown the new hotspot?

Everyone in Winnipeg is buzzing with excitement from the recent NHL announcement. The Jets are coming back! And just in time for what seems like a new era for downtown. Downtown Winnipeg apartment rentals are now shaking their once notorious reputation with all kinds of renovations, new construction, and complete make-overs of historic buildings. On […]

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29 May 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Winnipeg’s low rental vacancy rate solutions

Realtors in Winnipeg are saying rent controls are choking off new construction and contributing to an acute shortage of Winnipeg rentals and rental units in Winnipeg, and they’re calling for less controls, new subsidies and tax credits to address the problem. “Manitoba needs to move away from the current rent control regime if it wants […]

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19 December 2010 ~ 3 Comments

How much rent can I afford?

When you are looking for a place to rent in Canada, you don’t want to pay more than 30% of your gross income on rent and other shelter expenses.  This is backed by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, they suggest that “as a general rule your monthly shelter expenses – including rent, electricity, heat, water […]

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