Stress Test Complication
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The Canadian Real Estate Association(CREA) estimates a home buyer in Saskatoon with a 20 per cent down payment would have to come up with an additional $48,000 to qualify for a single-family home with a benchmark price of $306,900 due to … Read More

The Dreaded Stress Test
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Stress tests implemented by lenders has made it harder for people to purchase homes. It’s really hard to qualify for a home. Some people are getting half of what they were qualified at 1 year ago.     What’s Changing … Read More

April Real Estate Market Review
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Saskatoon’s Real Estate market see’s some positive signs for spring. April Housing Market: In April, we saw an increase in unit sales by 14% compared to last year and year to date are up 7%. As always weather plays a … Read More

Can You Afford To Move Right Now?
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The most recent mortgage qualification changes the mortgage “stress test” implemented at the beginning of last year, continue to impact the type of home Canadians are eligible to purchase. Although interest rates will not be increasing in the near future… … Read More

The Dreaded Pricing Woe’s
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Perception is Everything. How much you think your house is worth and what it’s actually worth in the eyes of potential buyers doesn’t always align. Sometimes the number is close and a compromise is simple. Sometimes, the number is so … Read More

Open Concept Kitchens
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There are several magazine photos of beautifully styled open kitchens with open shelving and matching knickknacks organized just so. The kitchen doors have all been removed. The counter items can look chic enough to trigger a serious case of kitchen … Read More

March 2019 Real Estate Review
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Spring is here and Saskatoon’s Real Estate Market is starting to see some slight improvements. Unit sales increased 11% over last March and year to date we are up 4%. We have definitely have seen an increase in activity which … Read More

Paint – It’s A Home’s Best Friend…. Did you know you can paint…
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Something as simple as paint is usually overlooked by homeowners. However, it can take a home from old and tired to new and fresh in a day. If you’re planning to move later this year and need to freshen up … Read More

Right Sizing Your Home – Have You Thought About This?
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One size does not fit all, especially when it comes to your living space. One size does not fit even two sometimes. And one size doesn’t even fit one person throughout his or her lifetime because things inevitably change. Maybe … Read More

February 2019 Month In Review
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Saskatoon Real estate market see’s some signs of improvement in February 2019.   The Real Estate Market The amount of new listing continue to decline by 9% over last year at this time. We will see an increase of new … Read More

Keep The Value Of Your Home
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It’s imperative to make periodic updates to help maintain your property’s overall value. There isn’t a need to invest thousands of dollars in updates in order to benefit from an increase in your home’s value. A little bit here and … Read More

Bathroom Remodelling This Spring
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Remodeling a home, especially a bathroom, can be as fun as it is stressful. There are several missteps you will want to avoid.   Here are our top five things to consider when remodelling or renovating your bathroom. 1) Not … Read More

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