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GVS Home Appraisals specializes in rural appraisals including small towns, cottages and farm homes. In addition to these areas we also have extensive experience in providing a value for property in the City of Winnipeg.

Posted on: December 4th, 2023 @ 12:00:00 PM CST

In the realm of real estate, wholesale property purchasers often target uninformed homeowners, exploiting their lack of knowledge about the true value of their homes. These buyers, emphasizing swift all-cash transactions and quick closings, create a vulnerable environment for sellers. The antidote to potential exploitation lies in the power of professional property appraisals. These assessments, conducted by unbiased experts, not only determine the accurate market value of a property but also offer insights into demand and strategic selling approaches. Armed with this knowledge, sellers can confidently navigate negotiations, thwart pressure tactics, and ensure they receive fair compensation for their homes. Appraisals stand as a crucial shield, protecting sellers from falling victim to the pitfalls of wholesale real estate transactions.

Posted on: November 27th, 2023 @ 4:00:00 PM CST

At a critical crossroads in urban development, the City of Winnipeg grapples with a nuanced challenge: balancing growth aspirations with stringent building practices for citizen safety. Recent regulatory shifts, while commendable in their commitment to robust regulations, have unintentionally hindered small-scale investors, particularly those focused on expanding mid and low-income housing. The oversight is starkly evident in the disproportionate impact on investors constructing on infill lots in developed areas, notably impeding efforts to meet housing demands in revitalization-needing zones. The well-intentioned introduction of red tape, beneficial in new developments, paradoxically becomes a stumbling block for infill lot investors, creating a conundrum that conflicts with the city's overarching goal of addressing housing needs. This discussion delves into the intricate challenges of infill lot development, advocating for a balanced approach that considers the specific needs of investors and fosters fair and equitable growth throughout Winnipeg.

Posted on: November 23rd, 2023 @ 7:30:00 AM CST

Dive into the impact of rising interest rates on Manitoba's real estate market. Uncover the swift rise in monthly payments, the uncertainty haunting buyers, and the potential long-term effects on property values. Discover why obtaining a property appraisal now is a strategic move in a market undergoing significant economic shifts.

Posted on: November 21st, 2023 @ 12:00:00 AM CST

Check out a summary of the current market conditions the Winnipeg Regional Real Estate Board has seen in the past month.

Posted on: April 1st, 2021 @ 11:30:00 AM CST

Rental expense and vacancy rates are rising in Winnipeg. One simple explanation? High supply and low demand.

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