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55-plus Condos in Winnipeg

55-plus condos: Perfect for you?

It’s an often-reported fact that Winnipeg‘s population is aging, and as such, 55-plus condos were becoming quite popular.  In fact, there are numerous advantages to owning a condoHowever, the recent changes to the Condominium Act have made bylaws, which restrict ownership based on age, obsolete.

These were units with bylaws which state that the owner/occupant of the unit must be at least 55 years of age.  (Some 55-plus condos have dropped this age requirement down to 50 yrs, in an effort to attract more buyers).  Even though they are no longer technically allowed to discriminate based on age, there are still a number of condos where ownership is mostly the mature, even elderly persons.  See the list at the bottom of this post.

For the right person, there are a number of advantages to these (formerly called) 55-plus condos.  Here are a few:

1) Security

Many of these 55-plus condos are built with security in mind, sometimes with security cameras but almost always with good secure locks on well-lit entry ways.

2) Handicap accessible

Many buildings feature wider-than-normal hallways, doors and bathrooms, to allow access via wheelchair or walker.

3) “Community Spirit”

Quite often, the residents organize weekly pot-luck dinners, shopping trips, card-games and other outings.

4) “Birds of a Feather”

Since everyone in the building is 55 yrs or older, and most often retired, residents tend to have a lot in common, and friendships are made easily….  if you WANT to do so.

5) Conveniences

Local grocery stores often arrange weekly bus-trip to their shops.  Some condos arrange for a local nurse to attend monthly, or bi-monthly for a general visit.

Amenities in 55-plus condos
Amenities in 55-plus condos often include common rooms

6) Amenities

55-plus condominiums often feature amenities not found in regular condos.  Things such as a library, a meeting room, a lounge with kitchen, a fitness room and more.

 

List of former 55-plus condos in Winnipeg

Although not officially able to maintain a 55-plus restriction, these condo communities should have a majority of elderly owners.

  • Bell Cove (Headingley South)
  • Country Villas Blvd.  (E.St Paul)
  • 3420 Grant Ave.
  • 4314 Grant Ave.
  • 380 John Forsyth Rd.
  • 1460 Portage Ave
  • 1976 Portage Ave.
  • 3200 Portage Ave.
  • Rockmaple Rd.  (E. St. Paul)
  • 4025 Roblin Blvd.
  • 679, 681,685, 687, 697, 785, 795, 805, 815  St. Anne’s Rd.
  • 500 Tache Ave.
  • 208, 212 Watson St.
  • 687 Warde Ave.
  • 20 Wynstone Cir.  (E. St. Paul)
  • 403 Regent Ave W.  (Madeline Estates)

 

 

https://blog.winnipeghomefinder.com/55-plus-condos-in-winnipeg-right-choice-for-you/ Are 55+ condos the right option for you? Here are the details of what age restricted condos are all about

Home-owners who are thinking of selling their houses for a variety of reasons (want to travel, no more yardwork, security issues), but don’t feel they are ready for a retirement community, might well consider checking out a 55-plus Condominium.  There are a growing number of such communities in Winnipeg.  For a sample list of addresses which feature “age-restricted’ condos, click on 55 plus condominiums.

Bo Kauffmann at Remax Performance Realty  204-333-2202.  If you’re thinking of selling your current home, or thinking about 55 plus condominiums and wish to discuss your options, please call me anytime.

 

 



55-plus Condos in Winnipeg floodingAbout the Publisher

Bo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals.  Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market.  He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.   Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages.   He can be reached easily   By E-Mail or call/text him   Call/Text Here

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Copperstone Estates - Island Shore Blvd - Winnipeg Condo Community flooding

Copperstone Estates – Island Shore Blvd – Winnipeg Condo Community

Spotlight on: Copperstone Estates Located in popular Island Lakes in the south end of Winnipeg, Copperstone Estates Condos offer the best of condo-living. It should be noted that with these types of units, owners are generally NOT permitted to store their boats, RV’s or snowmobile trailers on their front drives.

Featured Condo: Lake Park Estates on Royal Mint Dr. in Winnipeg flooding

Featured Condo: Lake Park Estates on Royal Mint Dr. in Winnipeg

Lake Park Estates Condos on Royal Mint Dr.

Located on Royal Mint Dr. in Southland Park, you can find the Lake Park Estates Condominiums.  A set of 16 condos in 8 buildings, built by Randall Homes, these are 2-storey side-by-side units.

 

Year Built:  ca. 2004

Total Condos:

Built by Randall Homes in 2004, the condo project is comprised of 8 buildings, each containing 2 condos (side-by-side).  Each unit is 1753 sq feet (top 2 levels), plus the basement.  Units feature 3 BR’s, 2.5 baths (plus any additionals bedrooms or baths added in the basement).  Units feature double attached garages, large front drives and east-facing decks, looking towards the man-made lake.

Condo Restrictions:

Just the usual condo-restrictions, such as “No Laundry to be hung from the balcony” etc.  Pets are allowed, so long as they don’t pose a nuisance to other owners.  As is common with these types of condos, the building of fences and outbuildings, such as tool sheds, is NOT permitted.

Property Taxes

Gross Property Taxes are currently at $4,700 per year.   Of course, as an owner who actually lives in their unit, you would qualify for the Provincial Home Owners Assistance Rebate, similar to when you own a house.>

Condo Fees

Condo fees are currently at $275.00 per month.  This includes professional management, snow clearing, grass cutting and contribution to a common reserve fund.

Laundry and Parking

All units have their own insuite laundry room, and attached double garages.  Added parking is on the driveways.

Amenities

There is no common elements room, fitness room or anything of the type.  This project backs onto a park, and has view of a lake beyond that.

Location

Located near Fermor Ave and Lagimodiere Blvd, across from the Royal Canadian Mint, this condo is located in Southland Park; Limited (rush hour) bus service is provided.

Prices

During the 2 yr period of 2018-2019, condos at Lake Park Estates have sold for bet. $365,000 and $410,000 approximately   (MLS® stats)

 

If you are looking for a condo in Winnipeg, whether an apartment, townhouse or stand-alone units, call Bo Kauffmann at 204-333-2202

 

 



Featured Condo: Lake Park Estates on Royal Mint Dr. in Winnipeg floodingAbout the Publisher

Bo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals.  Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market.  He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.   Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages.   He can be reached easily   By E-Mail or call/text him   Call/Text Here

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Sky Waterfront Condos in Winnipeg Exchange flooding

Sky Waterfront Condos in Winnipeg Exchange

Spotlight on: Sky Waterfront Condos

Located along scenic Waterfront Dr. in Winnipeg, we find the this very special condo project. The Sky Waterfront Condos.  This modern, all concrete building offers many amenities along with its central location.  Close to the baseball park, the new Human Rights Museum and theatres, in the East Exchange District.

Year Built:  ca. 2009

Sky Waterfront Condos
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Total Condos:

Sky Waterfront Condos are made up of 112 condos in 1 building.  There are 2 sections to this building, one being 5 storeys tall, the other 7 storeys.  Totally connected, each section also has its own elevator.  Units range in size from 809 sq feet for a 1 BR plus den, to larger units of 1600 sq feet.  There is even a 2,000 sq ft unit as well.  Note, the 1 BR plus den could actually be called a 2-BR unit: even though the ‘den’ does not have a window, it is equipped with a sprinkler system.

Condo Restrictions:

Just the usual condo-restrictions, such as “No Laundry to be hung from the balcony” etc.  Pets are allowed, so long as they don’t pose a nuisance to other owners.  Owners are allowed to rent out their suites, however must put up a $1,000 leasing levy to assure that their tenants abide by all rules.

Property Taxes

Gross Property Taxes range between approx. $2900.00 per unit to $6000, depending on size.  Of course, as an owner who actually lives in their unit, you would qualify for the Provincial Home Owners Assistance Rebate, similar to when you own a house.

Condo Fees

Condo fees range between $250 and $500 per month, which includes snow removal, property maintenance, water and management fees.  Owners pay for their own hydro, telephone, and cablevision.

sky waterfront condos
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Laundry and Parking

All units have their own insuite laundry, and most have an underground parking spot, although a few include an outdoor spot.

Amenities of Sky Waterfront Condos

Sky Waterfront Condos in Winnipeg Exchange flooding

This building has some very nice amenities, including a spacious fitness room, a residents lounge with TV, kitchen and pool table, and a nice rooftop patio with gorgeous views of the river and downtown. Suites include central air and furnace.

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Location of Sky Waterfront

Very central location, right on Waterfront Dr, this condo is close to the theatre district, the ballpark, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and much more.  You’ll find restaurants close by, in the Exchange District of Winnipeg.

Sky Waterfront Condos in Winnipeg Exchange flooding

Prices

During the 2 yr period of 2016-17, condos at Chimney Ridge have sold for between $237,000 (for an 800 ft 1-BR) and $412,000 (for the 1555 multi-level unit) (MLS® stats)

If you’re in the market to buy a condo, whether at Sky I Waterfront Condos or anywhere else, please contact me anytime….   “Bo Knows Condos

If you’re thinking of selling your condo, anywhere in the city, please contact me anytime.

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Sky Waterfront Condos in Winnipeg Exchange floodingAbout the Publisher

Bo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals.  Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market.  He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.   Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages.   He can be reached easily   By E-Mail or call/text him   Call/Text Here

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Lindenholm Place: The best 55+ Building in Winnipeg? flooding

Lindenholm Place: The best 55+ Building in Winnipeg?

Lindenholm Place at 885 Wilkes: Possibly the best 55+ community in Winnipeg?

With populations getting older, demand for so-called “55+ communities” is on the rise.  There are a few of these types of buildings, which restrict occupancy to only those of a certain age (either 50+ or 55+).  Here is a look at one of the best of these, Lindenholm Place at 885 Wilkes Ave.

Lindenholm Place
Lindenholm Place

Leasehold

The units in this building are actually “Leasehold”  which is different than condo-ownership.  Buyers purchase the right to lease the unit, and do not receive the usual ‘Title of Ownership”, as they would with a condo or a house.  As such, the sale is governed by the rules of the Land Lease Act, which grants purchasers the right to re-consider their purchase for 7 days, which is now the same time period as granted to condo buyers.   One of the benefits is that there are no property taxes for the individual owners to pay, as is the case with condominiums.

The down-side is that a buyer can not get a traditional mortgage for this purchase.  The buyer must have the funds to make the purchase outright.

Restrictions

Just as any condo might have restrictions, Lindenholm Place is a strict 55+ building.  Additional restrictions include ‘No Pets Allowed”, as well as “No Smoking” anywhere in the building, including inside the suites.

Amenities at Lindenholm Place

Lindenholm Place: The best 55+ Building in Winnipeg? flooding

Here is there this community shines:  The building, which is all concrete, and built in 1989, features an indoor pool and solarium area.  There is a hot tub and sauna room and beautiful sitting area, facing south.  There is a large ‘party-room’ with kitchen, library, fireplace and television.  This is where residents get together for card games, pot luck dinners and other social events.

Suites, which range in size from about 750 sq feet up to over 1200 sq feet,  feature insuite laundry, central air conditioning and large balconies.  South-facing suites are nice and bright, and north-facing suites offer an exceptional view of the lake and grounds.  There is a garden area which residents can tend, greenery for walking, or relaxing.

Shuttle Service and Parking

There is a free shuttle to local grocery stores a couple of times a week for those who dont drive.  For residents who still drive their own vehicle, there is plenty of parking.  Many units include an underground parking spot, and the remainder come with an outdoor spot with plugin.

Security

This is a very secure building, with on-site caretaker, security door with intercom and other features.

Monthly Fees:

Monthly fees (which are normally referred to as condo-fees) range from around $500-750, depending on the unit size.  As mentioned above, there are no property taxes on top of that, which is a bonus.  The fees DO include cablevision (both MTS and SHAW are in the building), as well as water, management fees, parking and amenities.  Residents do pay for their own Hydro (lights and heat), which may range in the $40 to $60 per month, depending on location and temperature setting.




Lindenholm Place: The best 55+ Building in Winnipeg? floodingAbout the Publisher

Bo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals.  Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market.  He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.
 
Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages.
 
He can be reached easily   By E-Mail or call/text him   Call/Text Here



 

 

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