2012 was a record breaking year for Winnipeg realtors: 13,000 residential sales worth with $3.2 billion, topped off by a Winnipeg sales milestone…

What is the Buildings Conservation List?

What is the purpose of the City of Winnipeg’s Buildings Conservation List? Greg Petzold (Assessor, City of Winnipeg) reviews how buildings on the list are graded.

312 sqft: The Little House That Could

We had a few inquiries about the smallest house in Winnipeg. No, Frodo Baggins does not live here. Due to privacy restrictions, the address of this Elmwood home cannot be revealed. However, we can tell you it dates to the mid-1930s with only a surface foundation. With no garage and only a 20 foot lot, […]

Where’s the Cake?

100th Birthday for 457 Main -Winnipeg Assessment & Taxation Office Building 457 Main today and in a circa 1914 postcard complete with windows that opened 2012 marks the 100th birthday of the current home of the City of Winnipeg Assessment & Taxation Department. The Confederation Life Building at 457 Main was completed in 1912 at […]

We remember

Minnedosa: November 11, 1918 Official celebration of the Armistice.   Winnipeg: November 11, 1918 The formal surrender ending WWI signed in Compiegne, France. People danced at Portage and Main.   Winnipeg: November 11, 1919 Peace decorations on the T. Eaton Co. building on Portage Avenue.   Winnipeg: Pine Street In 1925, a street in Winnipeg’s West […]

On the Edge

Part 1: In the Land of Extreme Data Extremes challenge valuation models. We have to be conscious of data extremes in the property inventory: They may deserve review. They may deserve exclusion from sales modeling. They may even deserve attention in model variable design or coefficients.   Have you ever wondered what local data extremes […]

Doors Open Winnipeg: 2012

  2012 marks the 9th annual Doors Open Winnipeg, a free event put on by heritage Winnipeg that opens up buildings of historical and architectural interest to the public.  Volunteers offer a variety of tours.  Many of the buildings remain “working” buildings rather than museums.  Visitors in the past have rung the bell of historic Holy […]

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