Buying a Condo in Winnipeg
Winnipeg never falls flat on attractions or heart. –Joanna Fultz, Canadian Geographic Travel
Winnipeg, the Cultural Capital of Canada, would be the best place to buy a condo in Manitoba. There are hundreds of options to choose from Winnipeg condominiums.
And being Manitoba’s capital and largest city, the benefits of being a resident there would be diverse.
Here are nine pieces of information regarding buying a condo in Winnipeg that will help you decide in going through with the purchase.
1. More Value for your Money
You will see in this infographic that it’s more economical for you to buy a condo in Winnipeg than the other 10 capital cities in Canada.
Canada’s real estate markets are famously varied, ranging from the intergalactically expensive to the almost unreasonably affordable, but the infographic below really brings this home.
2. Home Inspectors
There are skilled home inspectors in Winnipeg that you can contact to help you check out the condo that you’re going to buy. Here’s the tip from a Wedding Magazine from Winnipeg:
Get a home inspection.
When you’re in the heat of the moment and you finally find the house of your dreams, the last thing you’re thinking about is getting a home inspection. However, doing so can save you a world of heartache! House inspectors have seen it all: they’re the only ones that can save you from buying a house with a cracked foundation, faulty electrical system, leaky roof, insects, rodents, and more. Buyer agreements can be made contingent upon a successful home inspection, and it’s definitely worth it.
Here’s the link of that online magazine: https://weddingsinwinnipeg.ca/articles.php?articleId=513
3. Lakefront Condos Available
You know what they say about buying condos, it really does boil down to location, location, location! And one advantage in buying condos in Winnipeg is that there are lakefront units there! If your dream house is somewhere with a view of a pool of water, here’s your chance.
High on Style! The only limitation is your imagination! This is a rare opportunity to custom build your carefree luxury lakefront condominium by A&S Homes in Bridgwater Center. Over 2200 sqft (including walk out lower level) custom built townhouse with magnificent private lake views. A floor plan that works! The main floor has a gracious front foyer with double high vaulted ceilings, it possess a modern great room style with open kitchen and 9 foot ceilings throughout the main level, powder room off the main entrance and inside door to garage. The Second floor, with optional design of two master bedroom suites each with private living area; or three/four bedroom floor plan with two full bathrooms upper level, laundry room with linen closet. The option to finish walk out lower level has endless possibilities to add economical interesting living space. Professional interior designer is available to help to choose your personalized decor of flooring, cabinetry, paint and other finishing combinations.
4. Condo Search Engine
For those of you who are not that tech savvy, there is a website that can help you find the perfect condo for you in Winnipeg. Here’s the link: https://www.remax.ca/mb/winnipeg-real-estate/#queryText=Winnipeg
You can input your price range, the number of bedrooms that you want, the number of bathrooms, even your maintenance fee price range and it will show you in a map where you can find it! How convenient is that?
5. Shop During the Winter
Another advantage of buying a condo in Winnipeg is that it has an underground mall! You can use the underground passageways and skyways so that you can go to the mall from your condo even during winter season. How great is that?
Downtown Winnipeg’s two kilometres of indoor walkways
get you from The Bay to Portage & Main and beyond without
stepping foot outside!
A favourite for mall-walkers, the year-round climate-controlled walkway
system connects you to over 200 shops and amenities. Stay warm and dry
as you visit the YMCA-YWCA, IMAX Theatre, the MTS Centre, Millennium
Library, the Winnipeg Convention Centre, three shopping centres and over 80
restaurants. Access is easy from 3,733 parking stalls, numerous buildings or
nearby bus stops. You can also park for the day and travel to other downtown
destinations aboard the free Downtown Spirit shuttle bus.
For further reading: https://downtownwinnipegbiz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/downtown_winnipeg_indoor_walkway_map_2013.pdf
6. More People are Buying Condos in Winnipeg
Just over a year ago, a report was made by CBC News regarding the increase in condo sales in the capital of Manitoba. Apparently, more and more people are realizing how great a place Winnipeg is. Here is an excerpt of that report:
Winnipeg condo sales surge; first-time buyers eyed
City developers are hoping to capitalize on that growth, as condo developments continue to pop up across the city.
Two major structures are under development on Sherbrook Street and another on Assiniboine Avenue.
Not far away on Waterfront Drive, a 300-condo building is under development.
And Karampaul Sandhu, the president of Sandhu Developments, says more are on the way.
The company is currently selling units at its D Condo development on Assiniboine and has plans for more buildings in the city.
“We’re 30 per cent sold since our launch event in November, so a pretty good rate of sales throughout the winter,” said Sandhu.
The building holds 91 units over 24 floors and is the company’s fourth project in the city.
Sandhu said they hope to expand their development to create six more buildings over the next 10 years.
He said demand for condos has been high in the city.
“People are busier. They don’t want to deal with certain maintenance issues,” said Sandhu.
News source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-condo-sales-surge-first-time-buyers-eyed-1.1328133
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7. Real Sense of Security
In this tweet by a security company in Winnipeg, we will see how we can feel more secured while living in a condo.
— A-Plus Lock Service (@apluslock) September 4, 2015
Here’s an excerpt of that article featured in that tweet:
The best part about closer quarters is that condo communities often become like extended families, where the members look out and care for one another. This can give residents a real sense of security and many seek this kind of environment when purchasing a new condo.
This is not to say that the facility itself cannot offer privacy. You are particularly able to maintain a higher level of privacy if your unit has amenities that allow you to avoid common areas. For example, terraces mean that you do not have to visit rooftop or courtyard gardens for exposure to the outdoors.
Of course there is a flip side to this coin; many people want social interaction and an active community life within the convenience of their building, especially as temperatures drop. Itís lovely to chat with 16B while waiting for the elevator or find out how 10Cís children are doing at college while collecting your mail. The upshot is that you can be as involved in your building community as you would like.
Whether or not you have close friends living in your building, you can achieve a high level of security. Consider developing a neighbourhood watch-type program, where friends check on each otherís units when someone is out of town.
If you would rather leave your security to building design and security staff, this is another option. Here are some things to consider to ensure your building offers maximum security.
Hold the door
Even in a building with a concierge and entry codes, part of the security rests with residents. I enter many condos each week where people hold the door open for me, often with a smile and never asking, “Who are you?”
Though the door openers are being friendly and helpful, they really need to ask the important question. In large developments, it’s highly unlikely you will get to know every neighbour so it behooves you to find out if they live in the building before admitting them.
It really is up to condo residents and their guests to make sure the entrance opens only for authorized visitors. Some people may feel awkward about not holding a door open, but this one thing is an extremely important issue that all condo buildings should discuss at length. Everyone must do his or her part as a team to make the building secure.
To know more, go to this site:
8. Near the Forks
Buying a condo in Winnipeg will give you easier access to one of the loveliest public spaces in Canada: The Forks.
We’ve been a meeting place for over 6,000 years. Early Aboriginal peoples traded at The Forks, followed by European fur traders, Metis buffalo hunters, Scottish settlers, riverboat workers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants.
Today, framed by the banks of the two rivers, The Forks is Winnipegs’ number one tourist destination with more than four million visitors annually.
Winter, spring, summer or fall, The Forks is a must for a stunning array of dining experiences, incomparable shopping, a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events, and many unique attractions that encompass the site is natural, historic and man-made features.
See their website: https://www.theforks.com/about/the-forks
9. Good Deal
Finally, the 9th thing you must know about buying a condo in Winnipeg is that it’s a good deal. For Winnipeg is not only a beautiful city but it also has good people in it. Like what Joanna Fultz of the Canadian Geographic Travel has said, “Winnipeg never falls flat on attractions ñ or heart.” You will not regret living there.
From rave reviews to gushing praise, see what people are saying about Winnipeg.
I was in Winnipeg this past October and had a great time. The people were very hospitable, we in the Maritimes, pride ourselves on being friendly but we have nothing on you folks. I also wanted to mention that the Spirit bus was just great, I used it often. One of the very best vacations I have had. Thanks Winnipeggers
– Irene, Maritimes
Lovely place. Charming, accessible. The people are very friendly and social. Lots of good places to get a drink, listen to music. Very surprised to find this very vibrant art community there.
– Timothy Olyphant, actor. Toronto Star
The prairies may bore the pants off drivers, but Winnipeg never falls flat on attractions ñ or heart.
– Joanna Fultz, Canadian Geographic Travel
Touching down in the largest city in Manitoba, Winnipeg, I quickly realized that this city had a very rich past that people were very proud of.
– Frances Kiradjian, Travel Mole
Recognized as a hotbed of artistic talent, Winnipeg has a reputation for cold, sunny winters and warm, welcoming folks ñ a Prairie trademark.
– Chris Johns, CTC Media Centre Stories
Trading our wilderness wardrobe for strappy shoes and urban wear, we returned to Manitobaís capital and were surprised by the multicultural explosion that is Winnipeg.
– Los Angeles Times
Saunter east across the stunning cabled Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge and enter a Winnipeg neighbourhood where bistros, boutiques and bilingual conversations spill from Provencher Boulevard, the grand tree-lined street that runs through the heart of the cityís Quartier Francais.
– Barbara Edie, up! Magazine
On Winnipegís Corydon Avenue, hungry visitors can find everything from pasta to perogies, gelato to gyoza. This walkable, European-style neighbourhood is known as Manitobaís largest outdoor shopping centre for its many boutiques and cafes. But we love it best for its abundance of perfect, people-watching patios.
– Joanne Sasvari, Wine Access
Square Peg? No way. Winnipegs summer sizzle includes excellent festivals, sun that shines with astonishing brightness and some of the best white silica sand beaches right outside [its] doorstep.
– Karen Burshtein, National Post
To read the other testimonials, go to this page: https://www.tourismwinnipeg.com/visitors/testimonials
And how about a quick virtual tour? This YouTube video was just made very recently (Aug 14).
So what are you waiting for? Come to Winnipeg and see what you are missing.
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