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June 19, 2020

Hi everyone, we hope you are all doing well. If you are in Manitoba, we look forward to seeing you soon now that the travel restrictions are to be lifted as of June 21st. If you are in the U.S. we hope to see you starting on July 21st. If you are here in Sioux Narrows, stop by and say hi. Really looking forward to seeing everyone later this summer, Jake and Bruce

May 19, 2020 – Canada/U.S. border update

Looks like the international border will continue to be closed until June 21st. We are looking forward to welcoming back our neigbours and friends later this summer, once it is safe to do so.

May 10, 2020 – Moving forward

As we move into the middle of May, many questions remain about when will the Canada/U.S. Border will reopen, and when will the travel restriction between Manitoba and Ontario be eased. These questions are at the top of our minds, and we will provide an update as soon as we know more. In the meantime, don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an email if you have any questions or would just like to talk about the outlook for the real estate market this summer.

April 26, 2020 – Getting closer to open water

Here are a few photos looking northwest across Whitefish Bay and Fire Island. The current weather forecast is for warm weather all week, so perhaps the ice will be gone in the first week of May.

April 15, 2020 – Facebook and Instagram

I often post photos and local event information on our Facebook and Instagram pages, so don't forget to follow us there! Northwoods Realty on Facebook - Click here Northwoods Realty on Instagram - Click here

April 1, 2020 – Precautions due to Covid-19

Northwoods Realty Ltd. will be taking the following precautions when it comes to showing prospective buyers our listed properties. We will ensure that buyers sign documents that state the following: -I have not traveled anywhere outside of Canada, or been in contact with anyone who has traveled outside of Canada, in the last 14 days. -I have not experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 14 days: fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing. -I have not knowingly come into contact with anyone experiencing any of the following symptoms in the last 14 days: fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing. -I have not knowingly come into contact with anyone with a presumptive or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the last 14 days. Any buyer that does not sign this document will not be allowed access to any property. In addition, we will be suggesting to all buyers that do sign this document and come to look at properties that they sho

March 24, 2020 – Spring

Spring is coming at just the right time, providing a boost of energy as we are all dealing with the pandemic.  Bruce and I are operating from home for a while, but business continues as usual.  We expect that once the distancing restrictions are lifted that properties in areas such as our will be in demand, as people will want to get away from the city and spend time outdoors with family and friends. As always, feel free to reach out by phone or email to get an update on the market, ice conditions, happenings in our area or just to chat. The photo is from Sunday, March 22, showing the ice in Whitefish Bay at just under two feet thick. Stay safe and be well, Bruce and Jake

December 10, 2019 – Final Freeze up

I put together a quick video showing one of the last places to freeze up on Lake of the Woods. This is Whitefish Bay, the deepest part of the lake (over 200ft.) just west of Sioux Narrows. It was -20C at the time and completely froze over last night, December 9th. There are some additional photos below the video.

July 13, 2019 – Craig and Sheri

We have used Northwoods Realty for real estate transactions in the past. Our experience has been excellent which makes us very happy to use their services again. Jake produced excellent photos and video via drone to prepare our property for sale. When we had questions or needed input regarding preparing our property for the market, we got good answers. We had serious interest from one buyer late in 2018 and we were kept informed of their position. Even though financing did not work out, Jake and Bruce were still very positive about our prospects for a sale in 2019. When the second offer came in, we handled the paperwork online which was extremely beneficial since we live quite a distance from Sioux Narrows. We had plenty of conversations regarding the sale process which made us at ease, especially since the first offer fell through. We would recommend using Jake, Bruce and Northwoods Realty to others for their real estate needs - Craig and Sheri Olsen

June 19, 2019 – Kathleen

Bruce was great to work with. We did a long distance sale of our property and he was able to bring it all together and have the closing go smoothly. I would definitely recommend Northwoods Realty - KS