The Most Expensive Home: Manitoba

Alyssa Furtado
by Alyssa Furtado July 12, 2011 / 2 Comments

The most expensive home: Manitoba

The Canadian prairie province of Manitoba has a population of just over a million people. They are particularly known for their lakes (over 100,000), their harsh wind, and pesky summer mosquitos. One feature that most people don’t normally associate with Manitoba is ‘mansions’. But rest assured, you can find giant luxurious properties across the province and here on our on-going Ratehub.ca series, we’ll detail each of the most expensive homes by province and breakdown the affordability. Check out our last report, The Most Expensive Home: Alberta, which happened to have Canada’s most expensive listing . As for Manitoba, we found their most expensive home in the provincal capital, Winnipeg.

Let’s examine the property:

The most expensive home: Manitoba MLS®: 1109840

$7,450,000

Features:  5 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms

Breakdown

We’ll determine what a typical monthly mortgage payment will look like by selecting from Manitoba mortgage rates and using the best 5-year fixed rate of 3.44%. We’ll also use an amortization period of 25 years and a down payment of 20 per cent to avoid CMHC insurance.

The monthly mortgage payment – $29,569

The Manitoba Land Transfer Tax $145,650

The interest paid over the life of the mortgage amounts to $2,910,423

Summary

Standing outside the house and looking at the terracotta roof and multiple terraces, you’d assume you are in California. But this 13,200 square foot mansion can actually be found in Winnipeg’s affluent Tuxedo neighbourhood. The Manitoba Land Transfer Tax on the home is enough to make up more than half of the average house price in Winnipeg1. The features include gold-painted cabinets, high-tech 24-hour/360 degree surveillance, limestone floors and soaring 24 foot ceilings. This price of this house is more than double the previous record home price sold in Winnipeg2. With the NHL heading back to the prairie province, maybe the new home owner will be a Winnipeg Jet? The team’s highest paid player, Dustin Byfuglien is set to earn $5.2 million next year – this home is practically a bargain for him. And did we mention that this home is equipped with a million dollars worth of electronics? Tech geeks in their mom’s basement celebrate everywhere.

You can see a video of the property by CBC here -> Winnipeg`s Most Expensive Home

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The most expensive home: Manitoba

The most expensive home: Manitoba

The most expensive home: Manitoba

 Sources:

1 http://www.moneysense.ca/2011/05/18/best-deals-in-real-estate-3/winnipeg-2/

2http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2010/05/05/mb-multi-million-home-sale-winnipeg.html

http://www.myvisuallistings.com/dhfn/43148


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  • Anthony says:

    It just makes me sick to the point of puking when I look at these luxury homes when there are alot of people out there who don’t even have the funds to at least fix up their homes with. People with alot of money who have homes like this are selfish pigs who don’t give a care except for the money in their pockets.

    • Just Browsing says:

      Hate goes hand-in-hand with jealousy. “rich people” depending on how they made their money have just as much right as anyone to purchase what they can afford. How you spend it and how you treat your assets says a lot about you. Comparing one extreme to another is easy. Poor people in countries are unfortunate and hopefully get all the help they need. It’s just as rude to call people selfish pigs just because they can afford something. Some people go from rags-to-riches and are praised for their hard work.

      Just admire and aspire to be as happy as you want to be. Pointing out other people’s flaws effectively points out your own.

      This is a beautiful and luxurious home. That’s the plain truth. Reading too much into it without knowing details about the whole home would be ignorant.