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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - June 27, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE G18 G 18 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015 HOMES winnipegfreepress. com Advertising and cancellation deadline Wednesday, 12: 00 Noon Phone: ( 204) 697- 7100 | Email: repics@ freepress. mb. ca P LUS 55 • Independent Living with Services • 55+ Apartments Two different Lifestyles to choose from: Meals, Housekeeping and Recreation. In suite washer & dryer Utilities included, Underground parking, In suite washer & dryer Because there is more to life Call today to book your tour 204- 487- 8500 85 & 95 Paget Street Just off Sterling Lyon Parkway Tours Mon- Fri 10 am - 4 pm R URAL Gorgeous New 2929 SF Home $ 799,900 Exceptional style and high quality finishes throughout this home. Built in 2014 in a growing Lockport neighbourhood, features include a relaxing LR w/ double sided fireplace to the DR, rich HWFs, Sunroom & a spacious quartz Kit w/ stainless steel appliances, built- in coffee machine & wine fridge. 9ft clgs, main flr office & laundry with heated floor. 4 BRs incl MBR w/ gas fireplace, private balcony, walk- in closet & spa- like ensuite w/ steam shower, soaker tub & heated floor. Finished bsmt w/ lookout windows. 1.8 acres. The Greg Michie Team 204- 336- 2800 www. gregmichie. com Luxurious Custom Bungalow $ 799,900 Solid & built to exacting standards this 2451 SF home is constructed entirely of concrete from grade beam to soffits. Inviting layout w/ 10ft clgs & total infloor heat ( main flr, lower lev & gar). Maple & granite eat- in Kit w/ high- end S/ S appls. 3+ BRs including private MBR w/ His & Hers walk- in closets & 5 pc ensuite w/ air- jet tub, oversized tile & glass shower. Main flr office & laundry. Fabulous lower lev w/ lrg recrm, gas fireplace, lookout wndws, media rm, 2 additional BRs & bath. Tiered Trex deck. O/ S AT3 gar. On 1.5 acres just 10 mins to the perimeter in St Clements. The Greg Michie Team 204- 336- 2800 www. gregmichie. com 1110 River Road, St Andrews Riverfront property located just south of Selkirk on River Road. Bright open floor bungalow with lots of natural light. 2 Bedrooms up ( could be 3). Oversized double det. garage. Screened and glazed porch. $ 349,900 Royal LePage Dynamic - Claude Davis 204- 228- 2814 R URAL O PEN H OUSES 1 VISTA COVE - UNIQUE CONDO VISTAS OF FIFTH AVENUE NIVERVILLE $ 342,000 OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2- 3: 30 Beautiful stand - alone 1660 sq ft custom bungalow condo overlooking a lushly landscaped deep pie shaped lot. Fully finished from top to bottom with all the luxuries. Gourmet kitchen, king size master, gleaming wood floors, sunroom, large dble garage. The fin’d lower level adds another 1385 sq ft of living area. This gorgeous home is turn- key. Beautiful grounds... no yard work! CLAIRE HOFFER RE/ MAX professionals 204 477 0500 R URAL O PEN H OUSES Sunday 2 – 4: 00 PM 48 Edelweiss Cres. Niverville, MB Need a summer possession? Then check out on this great raised bungalow, built in 2008, with a spacious open floor plan, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, lots of maple cabinets in the eat- in kitchen, vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, main floor laundry , a 14' x 26' deck, on a huge lot... for only $ 319,900. Leona G. 204- 792- 0557 RE/ MAX executives realty JUST LISTED! 2 + Acres 5 Min to Deacon’s corner CUSTOM BUILT HOME THAT DEFINES COUNTRY LIVING! 3 OPTIONS TO VIEW Sat 1- 3, Sun12- 2, Mon 6- 7: 30 40 DANELLE DRIVE Before the town of Lorette 4 BEDRMS - 4 BATHS - 4 SEASON SUNROOM DREAM KITCHEN 24’ - A HOME FOR ENTERTAINING GRANNY SUITE AND MORE - MANY UPGRADES!! CALL KAREN EPP CELL 204- 293- 5537 ROYAL LEPAGE PRIME REAL ESTATE 52 Danelle Drive Monday 6 - 7: 30pm This kind of property doesn't come along very often. 1655 sq ft bungalow on 1.48 acres just minutes from Winnipeg. Geothermal heat, upgraded polar tripane windows, remodeled kitchen with a huge breakfast island & updated shingles. Oversized double garage + single garage! $ 299,900 Pat Stecy RE/ MAX professionals 204- 477- 0500 SATURDAY 2 - 4 PM 6 PELICAN DRIVE VALHALLA BEACH, ARNES Country residence on 1/ 2 acre lake front lot. Very private- well treed. 3 bdrm, 2 bathrooms. 1950 sf. 4 season sun room. Dble. det. garage. Flexible possession. $ 339,000 John Bucklaschuk 1- 877- 642- 8576 Royal LePage JMB & Associates 462 RIVER RD., ST ANDREWS, MB SUNDAY JUNE 28 1- 3 PM Amazing property with river views & beautifully maintained gardens overlooking River Rd. Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom bungalow, traditional floor plan, fully finished with many upgrades. Call Diane Graumann 204 479 2619 Coldwell Banker Preferred L OTS BLACK STURGEON LAKE 10 water front lots to choose from with road, hydro and telephone at the lot line. West exposure, low profile and ready to build on! Prices start at $ 199,000 www. westcokerestates. com Bill Scribilo - Broker of Record 807- 466- 8000 Century 21 Reynard Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage L OTS A COMMUNITY BY For information please contact PrairieViewLakes. com info@ venturadevelopments. ca Fully serviced lots - 60 and 70 ft. wide by 150 ft. deep • Ventura Custom Homes • Gino’ s Homes • Discovery Homes • Artista Homes Phase 3 starting at $ 81,475 204.942.7744 SHOW HOMES OPEN! 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FOR DETAILS ON THIS EXCITING, NEW AND FLOOD- PROOF SUBDIVISION Call owners at 204.761.6165 or Email oldtownharbour@ xplornet. com C OTTAGES whiteshellcottages. com Falcon Lakefront Spectacular four season property boasts quality throughout, great privacy, fabulous sunsets! view details on website Paul Duncan 204- 941- 9959 Sigmar MacKenzie R. E. whiteshellcottages. com West Hawk Lakefront - $ 399,000 Easy hike to town on the trail, 4 bedroom solid cottage, quick possession. view details on website Paul Duncan 204- 941- 9959 Sigmar MacKenzie R. E. $ 135,000 Lakefront Cottage and Lot BRAND NEW includes furniture, appliances, sewer, water, 200 A electric, landscaping and more. Save up to $ 10,000 on the last of our 2014 cottages. ( 204) 898 - 1841 OakpointResort. ca W E’RE heading full force into summer, and for many of us, our idea of a great summer starts with a great backyard. But more than just a place to have some drinks, enjoy time with the kids and friends, it’s important that your backyard works for you — by that I mean it helps protect your home and save you money. What’s the first thing we look at when checking out a backyard? Grading — that’s the slope of the property surrounding the house that helps direct water away from the foundation, not toward it. This helps protect against basement leaks. For every 30 centimetres away from the foundation wall, the ground should drop at least one centimetre. So over a two metre span you should have at least a 7- cm drop. If you ever want to test it you can do a hose test. Get your garden hose and point it horizontal to your foundation wall, about 12 cm away. Turn the hose on and as the water’s running, check to see the direction the water flows. It’s a quick way to make sure water is moving away from your home. That’s also why I don’t like plants and shrubs right up against the foundation wall. Every time you water them you are driving water directly to your foundation. Any tiny cracks will allow water to penetrate through, and if your basement is finished this can be an expensive fix. Shrubs against your foundation wall and exterior can also trap moisture against your home’s exterior when they get bigger, which could lead to mould, termites or other insects. You’re better off moving those garden beds and shrubs away from your house. What about trees? I love them, and they can help block the heat and sunlight from entering your home if planted in the right spots. But again, don’t plant them too close to your home. The extra foliage will direct water and precipitation to your home’s exterior and roof. This can increase the chance of a leak; it will wear down your exterior siding faster, and when the leaves drop in the fall they could end up in your gutters, potentially clogging them. Ideally, you also want to keep trees away from any sanitary lines, too. A tree’s roots can grow to be two to three times wider than its canopy, and the roots can wreak havoc on your plumbing and weeping tile, especially if your home still has clay pipes. If there’s a tiny crack in the plumbing underground, the leaking water will attract tree roots to it ( because roots seek out water), and then they can grow into the pipe itself, causing a blockage and potentially a sewer back up in the basement. It’s one thing to protect your home, but it’s also important to make it work efficiently. One way is by helping block out heat so you don’t have to crank up the air conditioning as often ( which saves you money), and there are a couple of backyard projects that can help do that. As I mentioned before, you can strategically plant trees around your home to block out the heat ( not too close) but you can also install awnings on your windows. Awnings are an old- school solution that can reduce heat gain by about 55 to 77 per cent. In some areas, awnings can save homeowners as much as 25 per cent on their energy bills. You could also hire a pro to build a pergola on the sunny side of your house. Pergolas are those wooden exterior structures, usually in the backyard against the house, that have vertical posts supporting large crossbeams and joists. If the pergola is free- standing it usually has four support posts. If it’s built off the side of a house it will have two. Pergolas are great because they can help block out the heat and cut cooling costs, and they look good too. Your backyard should be your sanctuary; the place where you can kick back and relax. But to do it right you have to plan it right, because what you do on the outside of your home will always have an impact indoors. Watch Mike Holmes on Holmes Makes It Right on HGTV Make your backyard work for you this summer By Mike Holmes Pergolas, awnings and small roof structures built on the sunny side of the house can help block out heat and cut cooling costs. ALEX SCHULDTZ / THE HOLMES GROUP G_ 18_ Jun- 27- 15_ FH_ 01. indd G18 6/ 25/ 15 6: 12: 25 PM

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