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Old Jun 22nd 2015, 12:48 am
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Hi Kellie,
Where is hubby working?
then look on Realtor Website
for house in and around that area. No point on commuting 30 minutes if you don't have too.

I live in the 10-12 area and the iffy party of town doesn't stretch this far out.

What are you looking for in your new home?

2 storeys/ bungalow/ detached / side by side or townhouse ( terrace)
3 bedrooms, most houses here have basements for guest rooms
New / established.
New means brand spanking new never been lived in ( loads going up all round the city ). Problem is they are building sites for several years.

Established is older than 10 years trees have grown, gardens, fence and people know each other.

In town - on the edge - way out with you're own postcode?

Plan in your head where you want to be in 12 months - not on landing - Who gets to pick a good house / area from 7,000 miles away.

If you're renting first - don't panic and cry like my wife did when we arrived. We rented in a co-op as it only had a 1 month notice requirement, allowing us to save for the deposit.
Roughed it ( camping indoors style ) with four kids. air beds / sofa beds / tv and computer games. 4-11

Took us 6 months to move out, because the kids loved it, loved their school loved the kids in the area and loved the activities in the neighbourhood. Looked at over 132 houses before we settled here.

Your hubby must have a good idea where his work colleagues are living now and what type of people they and that will help you decided where to live.

Good luck, and don't believe all the horror stories, because they don't happen everyday or to everyone.

Hope you have fun and stay connected with people on here until you have your own circle of friends.
Hi Grah

At the moment in looking from at home and sending lists on for himself to check out, Im looking at a house in charlswood and one in southview cresent, the one is Southview is a building site, I lived on a building site for over 4 years and don't wanna try that again, thanks for feedback and sorry for late reply 😀
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Old Jun 22nd 2015, 5:07 pm
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Default Re: moving to Winnipeg from ireland

Originally Posted by irishkellie87 View Post
Hi Grah

At the moment in looking from at home and sending lists on for himself to check out, Im looking at a house in charlswood and one in southview cresent, the one is Southview is a building site, I lived on a building site for over 4 years and don't wanna try that again, thanks for feedback and sorry for late reply 😀
Charleswood is a nice area you should be OK there. A little pricey but you don't want to be a in a cheap area lol
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Old Jun 23rd 2015, 7:36 pm
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Hello,
Not quite Winnipeg, but Manitoba still...does anyone know what Portage la Prairie is like to live for a family?
Nice areas, affordable etc etc..
Thanks
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Old Jun 23rd 2015, 8:02 pm
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Hello,
Not quite Winnipeg, but Manitoba still...does anyone know what Portage la Prairie is like to live for a family?
Nice areas, affordable etc etc..
Thanks
You're really best off starting your own thread - firstly, so that people in the Portage La Prairie area see it (they may not look at a thread about Winnipeg), and secondly, so that you don't hijack the OP's thread.

HTH.
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Old Jun 25th 2015, 5:28 pm
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Hi Kellie,
Sorry been forgetful about checking the site.

So is Hubby working in the East or South part of the city?

Southview is a fairly new area, not sure where the school is in that part of town is ( see School district for both areas, You'll also most certainly need 2 cars as the bus route is a fair distance and only runs during rush hours to and from down town.
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