Jan 26, 2018 / StreetSide Style

Brick walls provide instant character at District Condos

Not much rivals the brick wall when it comes to an injection of character in a home or condo. There’s something about exposed brick that is just so … charming. Perhaps it’s the history it holds — a story of another time that serves as a constant reminder of the past. It’s also a welcome departure from basic drywall — a wall that has enough personality on its own that you don’t even need to paint it.

 
Dec 15, 2017 / Buyer Resources

Top tips to custom design your condo on a budget

It's not unusual for buyers to become overwhelmed with the selection (and the expense) that goes along with customizing your condo interior, but according to StreetSide's design consultant, it doesn’t need to break the bank. Read on for our top tips to stretch your budget further when finalizing your selections.

 
    Sep 20, 2017 / StreetSide Style

    Hello Fall! Our top picks for transitioning your decor for the season

    The new season has made its official appearance and wardrobes everywhere are trading shorts and flip flops for scarves and cardigans. While you're changing over your closet and maybe even picking up some of this season's must-have pieces, here are some home decor items and trends to consider reflecting the change in season inside your home, and the best ways to incorporate them. 

     
      Aug 24, 2017 / StreetSide Style

      Five steps to a beautifully organized pantry

      Whether your kitchen boasts a spacious walk-in pantry or compact cupboards, chances are your storage space quickly becomes disorganized, and topples full with half-eaten bags of tortilla chips (it's not just us, right?).

      Like redecorating or spring cleaning, organizing your pantry is invigorating and injects new life into your home. Ready to transform your condo’s pantry? It’s just 5 easy steps away. 

      Jul 21, 2017 / StreetSide Style

      6 things your condo needs to make life easier and better

      Most people would agree that they are on a never-ending quest to get more out of life, and their living space. From figuring out a better way to organize, to implementing a meal plan schedule, living life with these little “hacks” or discoveries make life that much more enjoyable. Read on to see our team's picks for must-have home items to help in your journey.

      Jun 28, 2017 / Buyer Resources

      5 things to consider when custom designing your new condo

      One of the biggest perks to buying early on in the pre-sales phase from StreetSide is getting the opportunity to custom select your interior finishes. Our in-house design consultant lists her top five things she thinks are worth considering before you make your design appointment.

       
      Jun 19, 2017 / StreetSide Style

      8 places to splurge on good furniture in Winnipeg

      While we love a good deal (we are Winnipeggers after all), when it comes to furnishing your condo, we believe in the save/splurge mentality. With access to so many great discount and second-hand retailers, buying furniture and decor has never been more accessible or affordable. But where do you go if you want to invest in one or a few good statement pieces? We've listed our top picks here.

       
      May 18, 2017 / StreetSide Style

      Where to shop for furniture on a budget

      Whether you’re moving into your first place, or downsizing from a large home, decorating and furnishing a new condo can be daunting – and cost some major dough. If you’re working on filling up your space on a budget, here are our top home shopping picks for budget-friendly décor.

       
      Jan 04, 2017 / StreetSide Style

      Four design trends you'll see in 2017

      The new year is upon us, and while many of us focus on giving up fast food and getting into a gym routine, it’s also a great time to reorganize and refresh your home. While we’d never suggest abiding to all the trends, it doesn’t hurt to know what is of the moment so you can keep these ideas in mind when you’re redecorating or adding some fresh accents to your space in 2017.

      Dec 08, 2016 / StreetSide Style

      Our 2016 Exchange District Gift Guide for the Home

      Christmas is just around the corner – so if you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, we’ve got your back. Give your Amazon account a break, and get some extra cred for buying local wares from these incredibly talented Winnipeg artisans, shops and designers. Best of all – you can find these products in and around the Exchange District, within walking distance from our character-filled conversion lofts at District Condos (which would also be a really great gift – who doesn’t want a new condo for Christmas?). 

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      Not much rivals the brick wall when it comes to an injection of character in a home or condo. There’s something about exposed brick that is just so … charming. Perhaps it’s the history it holds — a story of another time that serves as a constant reminder of the past. It’s also a welcome departure from basic drywall — a wall that has enough personality on its own that you don’t even need to paint it.

       
      People are very familiar with the idea of an apartment-style condo. Townhomes? Much less so. What is a townhome, and what makes it a suitable choice for a homeowner?

      Love it or hate it, snow in Winnipeg is a heavy part of the winter experience.

      If one of your plans for 2018 is to become a homeowner (or to purchase a new condo if you’ve owned before), then you’re on your way to making one of the biggest and most rewarding purchases in your lifetime. Historically, owning a home and building your equity is a sound financial choice, but more than that, owning a place of your own brings a sense a pride and let’s you settle in and personalize your home unlike renting.

      When it comes to buying a new condo, location, amenities and the layout are usually at the top of a homebuyer’s list. But there’s one factor that can really shape your experience above all else: who the developer is.

       

      As housing prices increase, the thought of saving a down payment for a home can be daunting, especially for younger generations just entering the job market.

      A new solution is popping up all over the country and gaining in popularity: co-buying a condo with a partner. Read on to learn more about co-buying and why it's worth consideration.

      Articles on saving for a down payment are certainly not hard to come across. They are full of practical advice like "Cut out your morning latte to save an extra $2000 a year!"

      But what if you're already all about the home brew and bagged lunch, and you're still stuck on how to make your savings grow? Well, we've put together 5 more ideas we hope will provide some new and unique ways (involving minimal effort) to help you save for the biggest purchase of your life.
       

      When developing the brand concept for District Condos’ 139 Market, we decided we wanted to tap into the artistic community that the Exchange is known for.

      To capture the feeling we get when roaming through the streets of the Exchange and visiting our favourite local hangouts, we thought we would incorporate a local artist’s work inspired by the area, rooting our branding in the community we know and love.

      We've been busy over at Parkline Townhomes in South Osborne - so much so  that we haven't had the chance to share photos from our display suites until now! The Panorama display is a first-of-its kind for us, featuring a separate, contained income suite in the basement as a mortgage helper.
      If you haven't had the chance to get out during the Parade of Homes yet, you're in luck! Here's a little peek into one of our four entries, the beautiful display suite at Hudson Condominiums’ two-storey townhomes. 

      Located in the heart of the East Exchange District, District 139 Market is the final building for sale in this development – offering a limited opportunity to land a coveted address in the trendy neighbourhood.

       
       

      New home buyers love the layout, design and affordability of Hudson Condominium's two-storey townhomes now selling in Devonshire Village, but for months we've been getting inquiries for more information on our apartment-style condos. Whether you're a first-time buyer wanting to get in to the market, or a downsizer looking for easy, effortless living with a lock and leave lifestyle, apartment-style condos are the perfect fit for many buyers, and it's why we are happy to announce our Hudson apartment-style condominiums launch for pre-sale this weekend!

       
      Feb 16, 2017

      Pre-Sales 101

      Feb 16, 2017

      Pre-Sales 101

      Buying a condo in pre-sales, either before or during the construction process, can seem intimidating at first (see tips for buying from a floorplan drawing here), but it offers some incredible perks as a buyer. We'll help get you up to speed so you feel confident getting in early, and reaping all the rewards.

      We are now releasing our most affordable floorplan at Hudson, the Champlain, a two-bedroom, two-storey townhome starting as low as $241,900 including GST. These thoughtfully laid-out townhomes maximize space with a large master, second bedroom or office, one-and-a-half baths, and multi-functional living space for lounging and dining.

      That winter cold is upon us, which beyond the implication of parkas and driving away with your car still plugged in, also means increased energy bills to keep your home a cozy haven from the frigid temps.

      While new condos such as ours are already very energy efficient, who doesn’t want to save even more money (and reduce their energy output) if they can? Here are some simple ways you can save on your heating bill this winter: