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Fall Parade of Homes drawing large crowds

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The comfortable weather of the past two weeks has brought thousands of visiotrs to the Fall Parade of Homes. On the second weekend, sales agents reported that individuals were lined up outside the door in anticipation of visiting their home. The absolutely fantastic weather throughout the rest of the week ensured attendance stayed strong. It looks like this year's Parade will be one of the largest ever.

Sales representatives showing the 131 new homes have been bombarded with a flurry of questions in the first two weeks.

Financial items are front and centre. Interested buyers are particularly enamored with the low mortgage rates that remain available. Recent announcements of continued low rates throughout Manitoba, Canada and North America perpetuate assurance that now is an ideal time to buy a new home. Some show homes display samples of mortgage calculations; some promote banks and credit unions that are able to assist buyers and all have a calculator handy.

 

Manitobans are more energy conscious than people in other provinces. This is particularly true of those considering moving from their older home to a new home. Technology improves every year and, although Manitoba new homes have been the most energy efficient in Canada for a number of years, they still continue to get better. Many prospective buyers come fully equipped with their existing heating bills, water-usage numbers, furnace efficiency rating and even some R values for their discussions. A quick comparison showing considerable savings in a new home contributes to the economic viability of buying new.

Just a reminder: If you don't know, don't be afraid to ask. Show home representatives have a wealth of information and, if they don't immediately know the answer, they can find out and get back to you.

 

Remember, the 2013 Fall Parade of Homes continues through Sunday, October 6. Show homes are open Monday through Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 28, 2013 F6

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