March 30, 2020

Not Business-As-Usual: Winnipeg Real Estate Market Update, Wendy-style

Winnipeg’s real estate market kicked into high gear a couple-few weeks ago as it seemed increasingly inevitable that the CO-VID 19 virus was on its way. Every seller who was even close to being ready to bring their home to market, did, and many buyers who felt they had the financial strength to make a large purchase amid the economic uncertainty doubled down on their search so that they could take advantage of falling interest ra...

January 13, 2020

Short version:

I had an experience with a car salesman in the summer that strongly reminded me that the bottom line of sales is measured in units sold, not the good of the customer and it brought into sharp focus some things that have been bothering me about the way real estate is practiced in our culture.

I have come to believe that the first set of hands that a house passes through on its way to market should not be those of a salesman and have begun to entertain a radical proposition – removing...

On Sunday afternoon, Sandra and Leah, kitchen designers and project managers from MASI DESIGN & RENOVATION, gave those of us in attendance an education in kitchen design and renovation. 

Here are 10 surprising takeways from their presentation:

1. Want to install a kitchen that will look as modern and desirable in 10, 20, 30, 40, even 50 years from now as it does today? Think white on white - white cabinetry with white subway tile never goes out of style. Kitchen designers call this kitch...

The May 30th session is SOLD OUT but there are 3 spots left in the May 29th session!

April 23, 2019

Everyone stared at me blankly. “What slope?” my colleague asked. “The slope that begins at top of the foyer stairs and runs all the way through the kitchen to the back of the house,” I replied.

February 15, 2019

The invisible social contract embedded in organized real estate transactions creates confusion. misunderstandings and sometimes even resentment.

February 15, 2019

There's no downside to hiring your own Realtor - it's free and it ensures that you make informed choices that protect you and save you time, energy and money.

January 22, 2019

Market value is not what you might think it is. It's not assessment value, appraisal or replacement value. It's not what you have put into your home or what you need to get out. So what is it then?

December 21, 2018

Knowledge is power and there's a very real cost both financially and emotionally to not knowing what market value is and isn't. Here's one homeowner's story.

December 3, 2018

When Buying clients of mine were able to qualify for a mortgage but not for mortgage insurance, I was really taken aback and at a loss to make sense of how that could be.

I don’t likenot understanding how things work because I don’t like being blindsided, so I asked a colleague of mine, mortgage broker Laurie Kotak, to help me. Specifically, I asked if she would be willing to “run my credit” and then use my report to teach me to see myself as a lender would see me.

I felt vaguely uneasy going into the...

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Wendy Peters, REALTOR 

Royal LePage Top Producers Real Estate
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