Oct 02, 2019 / StreetSide Projects

Fall Seasonal Maintenance for your Condo!

The weather is starting to cool off in the ‘Peg, and as the leaves begin to turn and the days cool, it’s getting easier to come to terms with the fact that another Manitoba winter is right around the corner.

Living in a condo or townhome sure has its perks during the cold winter months – such as no shoveling and even underground heated parking – but it’s still important to go over a short list of seasonal check points as we move into the minus 40C temperatures.

Apr 26, 2019 / Amber Grove

Meet StreetSide's realtor team!

When purchasing a condo with StreetSide, there are a few things a buyer can count on — a strong customer commitment, the strength and expertise that comes from over 65 years of building quality homes and an expert team of professionals to walk you through the entire process from start to finish.

Mar 21, 2019 / Amber Grove

Budget 2019: Great news for first-time home buyers!

Exciting news for those in the market for their first home or condo! The federal 2019 budget was recently announced, which will make homeownership more affordable for those looking to attain their first mortgage. This “new, targeted support for first-time buyers” takes a look at both housing supply and affordability measures, and introduces a First-Time Home Buyer Incentive that is sure to help more buyers get their foot in the door.

Feb 12, 2019 / Amber Grove

Mortgage Tips for First Time Home Buyers!

Getting your first mortgage can be an intimidating process! We caught up with Chad Wilson, Mortgage Broker and owner of Ideal Mortgage Solutions to get his tips for hopeful buyers who may be apprehensive about starting their home buying journey. Check out Chad’s tips to get you one step closer to being a home owner.

Jan 11, 2019 / Condo Ownership

Top 5 reasons winter is more enjoyable in a StreetSide condo

Winter is about half way through, and while spring is on the horizon, there are a group of people who are notably happier (and warmer) during the winter months. These lucky ones get to enjoy winter for picturesque backdrops and quintessential Winnipeg winter activities, like skating the river trail, without complaining about the nuisances that winter weather provides. If you see someone perpetually grinning this season, chances are they live in a new condo and get to enjoy the perks below. Here are five reasons you could also be smiling during a snowstorm:
 
Nov 23, 2018 / StreetSide Style

Your Guide to Getting Your Condo Prepped for the Holidays

December is fast approaching, which means many of us are getting ready to decorate our homes and plan out our holiday get-togethers. Ensuring your condo is in tip-top shape for the holidays not only gives you a sparkling place to live in and share with your friends & family, but also helps you protect your investment for the future. Read on for tips on how to prepare your condo for the holidays:
 
Oct 12, 2018 / Amber Grove

Top 7 Downsizing Tips when moving from a House to a Condo!

The time has come. Mowing your massive lawn brings you dread, climbing up and down the stairs is a hassle, and shoveling your way through another Winnipeg winter is already giving you the chills. You are ready to “right size” your lifestyle and trade in your house for a condo.

Once you’ve made the leap and secured your new condominium (hopefully a StreetSide condo), it’s time to plan your downsizing strategy.  Managing a lifetime of things can be very overwhelming – especially with all of the emotional attachment we place on them.  We’ve come up with a list of ways to help you downsize for the big move:

Jul 20, 2018 / StreetSide Style

Five local Manitoba curators for your home décor

When decorating your home or condo, adding something personal and curated locally can give it that extra touch of magic. There’s something to be said about knowing exactly who made your décor pieces and which materials were sourced to create these masterpieces. Manitoba has so many talented local artists … Here is a short list of some local curators to source out for your home:

May 11, 2018 / Buyer Resources

Pet friendly condos – Know the rules before you buy

When looking to purchase a new place to call home, there is a laundry list of things to consider. But while your mind may be pulled in a million directions, don’t forget about Muffin -- your furry little friend. While pet-friendly condos are becoming more commonplace, consider that some buildings are still sticklers on their no-pet policies.

Feb 02, 2018 / Buyer Resources

Your essential condo cleaning guide

Condo living provides many perks, one of the most appreciated being the fact that condos are low maintenance compared to houses, and their efficient use of space usually means less cleaning is required. That said, keeping your condo in tip top shape not only gives you a sparkling space to live in, but also helps protect your investment, helping you get top dollar for whenever you decide to sell. Read on for a list of cleaning tasks that are important to remember when maintaining your condo.
 
Jan 17, 2018 / 325 Park East

Top 5 reasons to consider a townhome condo

People are very familiar with the idea of an apartment-style condo. Townhomes? Much less so. What is a townhome, and what makes it a suitable choice for a homeowner?
Jan 01, 2018 / Buyer Resources

How to buy a StreetSide Condo

If one of your plans for 2018 is to become a homeowner (or to purchase a new condo if you’ve owned before), then you’re on your way to making one of the biggest and most rewarding purchases in your lifetime. Historically, owning a home and building your equity is a sound financial choice, but more than that, owning a place of your own brings a sense a pride and let’s you settle in and personalize your home unlike renting.

Dec 15, 2017 / 325 Park East

Top tips to custom design your condo on a budget

It's not unusual for buyers to become overwhelmed with the selection (and the expense) that goes along with customizing your condo interior, but according to StreetSide's design consultant, it doesn’t need to break the bank. Read on for our top tips to stretch your budget further when finalizing your selections.

 
    Aug 31, 2017 / Buyer Resources

    5 signs you’re ready to buy your first condo

    You've been working a side hustle, cutting back everywhere you can, and you’ve found the perfect condominium just begging you to call it home. How do you know if you're ready or if it's the right time? Read on for our checklist to help determine your condo-buying readiness! 

     
    Aug 16, 2017 / Buyer Resources

    How to choose a condo builder

    When it comes to buying a new condo, location, amenities and the layout are usually at the top of a homebuyer’s list. But there’s one factor that can really shape your experience above all else: who the developer is.

     
    Jul 12, 2017 / Buyer Resources

    5 reasons to consider co-buying a property

    As housing prices increase, the thought of saving a down payment for a home can be daunting, especially for younger generations just entering the job market.

    A new solution is popping up all over the country and gaining in popularity: co-buying a condo with a partner. Read on to learn more about co-buying and why it's worth consideration.

    Jul 07, 2017 / Buyer Resources

    Creative ways to save for your down payment

    Articles on saving for a down payment are certainly not hard to come across. They are full of practical advice like "Cut out your morning latte to save an extra $2000 a year!"

    But what if you're already all about the home brew and bagged lunch, and you're still stuck on how to make your savings grow? Well, we've put together 5 more ideas we hope will provide some new and unique ways (involving minimal effort) to help you save for the biggest purchase of your life.
     
    Jun 28, 2017 / Buyer Resources

    5 things to consider when custom designing your new condo

    One of the biggest perks to buying early on in the pre-sales phase from StreetSide is getting the opportunity to custom select your interior finishes. Our in-house design consultant lists her top five things she thinks are worth considering before you make your design appointment.

     
    Jun 08, 2017 / Buyer Resources

    6 Reasons to buy a new apartment-style condo

    Ever wondered just what makes condo living so great? We've rounded up the top 6 reasons people buy new apartment-style condos (and why you should too!).
    Feb 16, 2017 / Buyer Resources

    Pre-Sales 101

    Buying a condo in pre-sales, either before or during the construction process, can seem intimidating at first (see tips for buying from a floorplan drawing here), but it offers some incredible perks as a buyer. We'll help get you up to speed so you feel confident getting in early, and reaping all the rewards.

    Feb 08, 2017 / Buyer Resources

    Tips for reading a builder's floorplan

    Even though we’re a builder, we get it: buying a new condo can be nerve-racking, especially for those unfamiliar with the process or buying for the first time. When you’re buying in pre-sales, before or during the construction period, sometimes all you get to see of your new home before purchasing is the builder’s floor plan (buying pre-sale has a huge set of advantages that come with it that we will cover in an upcoming post).

     

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    As housing prices increase, the thought of saving a down payment for a home can be daunting, especially for younger generations just entering the job market.

    A new solution is popping up all over the country and gaining in popularity: co-buying a condo with a partner. Read on to learn more about co-buying and why it's worth consideration.

    Articles on saving for a down payment are certainly not hard to come across. They are full of practical advice like "Cut out your morning latte to save an extra $2000 a year!"

    But what if you're already all about the home brew and bagged lunch, and you're still stuck on how to make your savings grow? Well, we've put together 5 more ideas we hope will provide some new and unique ways (involving minimal effort) to help you save for the biggest purchase of your life.
     

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