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Spring Market Report – 2018

All statistics are based on Residential and Condominium listings only. Stats are provided by the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).   In the first quarter of the year we are experiencing a balanced market in both Winkler and Morden. Last year at this time Winkler experienced a more aggressive climb at the start of the year, CONTINUE READING

What is a Condominium?

The following post is guest written by realtor Nic Friesen: Condominiums are becoming increasingly popular in the area but can be a complicated topic. There are lots of misconceptions about what a condo is, costs that are involved, and what benefits condo living can have. The following answers to frequently asked questions will hopefully help CONTINUE READING

3 Things to Know before Buying A Home

    1.      The importance of a mortgage pre-approval.   Did you know that you can get Pre-Approval for a mortgage BEFORE you begin looking for homes? This is a step that is highly recommended by Realtors for a number of reasons: You can know your budget before you start looking. Knowing your CONTINUE READING

Spreading Christmas Cheer

The Christmas season is revolved around giving. For the Winkler & District Christmas Cheer board, it started with the giving of their time, their groceries and their gifts. This organization has grown into a large community building experience, where volunteers and generous donations come together to bring cheer during the holidays. Each year the number CONTINUE READING


2017 has been a strong real estate market and we expect the strength to continue. The market strength can be attributed to a steady job market, good population growth and confidence in our local economy. Below you’ll find various statistics for Winkler, Morden, the RM of Stanley, and Southern Manitoba compiled from residential and condominium CONTINUE READING

Spring Market Update – 2017

The spring market is upon us! Spring is a time of transition in many ways including in the real estate market. After being cooped up all winter, its seems as though when spring hits people are ready for a change and that leads to a spike in listings and sales. For reasons unexplained, Winkler typically CONTINUE READING

Winkler’s Growth Provides Business Opportunities

  Winkler received some exciting news this week with the release of the 2016 government census. The data showed Winkler is the fastest growing city in all of Manitoba, and 11th fastest in all of Canada! Of course an influx of new residents is great news for the residential real estate market, but the effect CONTINUE READING

New Years Resolution 2017: Become a Homeowner

Is buying a home on your 2017 to do list? Here’s a couple of tips to help make your aspirations for homeownership a reality. It’s never too early to start saving! The downpayment is easily the biggest obstacle homeowners need to overcome when looking to make a real estate purchase. CMHC allows buyers to have CONTINUE READING

Fall Market Update – 2016

Another summer coming to an end means more fall statistics for you to enjoy! We have the privilege of having a strong real estate market in the Winkler/Morden area in past years with no exception in 2016. The market strength can be attributed to steady economic and population growth, and a stable development plan being implemented by municipal CONTINUE READING

Commission, Competition, and the My Listings Tool

We might make it look easy, but the real estate industry is very complex! This post will hopefully shed some light on some common misconceptions regarding how listing and selling commissions work, and how Choice Realty and our competitors can work together to sell listings. Also, you’ll find information on a new tool we’ve introduced CONTINUE READING