Looking at homes? Don’t bypass the basement!

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Stephanie Tsicos and Kim Ewchuck on CTV News Winnipeg

With soaring summer temperatures, a cool basement can be a breath of fresh air – that’s why it deserves your attention when you’re hunting for a new home.

In a recent CTV segment, Kim Ewchuk, Licensed Sales Representative and General Manager at ComFree Commonsense Network in Manitoba, offers viewers some smart tips on how to buy with basements in mind.

Kim points out the basement offers a lot of important living space, so pay attention to the condition it’s in and the features it offers. Evaluate and ask questions about any renovations that have been completed, and give some thought to whether it has enough space, privacy, or potential for your future plans.

Unsure whether you should buy a home with a finished or unfinished basement? According to Kim, it all depends on your budget and end goal: if a finished basement is what you want but the new house doesn’t have one, you’ll need to balance the cost of finishing it with your offer amount. Our Home Buying Service agents will be more than happy to help you with this, and to ensure that the home of your dreams has a basement worth bragging about!

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