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What is Property Easement?

Property easement is defined as the right to facilitate a fraction of a property for a specified purpose. A survey will help decipher the property boundaries that will prevent any issues from determining land ownership. An easement can allow another person to encroach on your property and even though the lines are declared within the survey, these boundaries may be crossed without the owner’s express permission.  An easement can be included in the title or deed to the property. A prime example of an express easement would be if the power company wanted to run power lines onto a property or a neighbour might even want to enter an agreement to share common parts of the property that extend into both boundaries.  

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Both buyers and sellers should make a detailed list of items included in the sale of a property and reach an agreement on disputed items before closing. Most buyers take very little time to look at the “extras” in a home before they make an offer. Consequently, they may discover that beautiful antique mirror in the bathroom they thought came with the house has been loaded onto the moving van and heading to a new home.

Everyone has a slightly different concept of what should or should not be included in the home. Reaching an agreement on the definition of property can be the most difficult part of a sale. Many items can fall into dispute especially if they were special ordered, custom-made, expensive or have some personal significance.

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Book Your Move

Whether you decide to hire a moving company or do the move yourself, you will need to make the appropriate arrangements.

When using a moving company you will need to decide what, if anything, you want them to pack up for you and what you want to be responsible for yourself. It is never too soon to begin planning for a move, so make sure to pick your moving day and book your moving company as soon as possible.

If you have chosen to do the move yourself, remember that you may need to rent a truck, pick up your packing supplies and reserve a few friends to help you with your move. Remember, the more organized you are, the easier your moving day will be.

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Check out this new listing in Warman for $429,900. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom main floor. Double Attache Garage. Legal 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom basement suite. For more information click the link below to see the full listing.

 

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Check out this new listing in Riversdale for only $229,900. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom.  New Double detached Garage with studio space. Solar panels. Private Yard For more information click the link below to see the full listing.

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When buying a home a certain portion of the purchase will be from savings – this is what is referred to as the down payment. The rest will be financed and in most cases will be via a mortgage. However there will be additional expenses incurred as various inspections are conducted, the mortgage is registered and the title is transferred. These expenses are known as closing costs and must be paid before the home can be considered sold. Therefore, saving on ‘closing costs’ while buying a home is often questioned.

So can you cut closing costs and save money when buying a home?

 Is It Possible to Save Money when Buying a Home?

First, a bit more detail on what these costs entail. In Saskatchewan, most of the costs consist of two parts. The first is a non-negotiable fee charged by the province when

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Saskatoon — Hot weather and summer holidays brought a slight cooling to Saskatoon and region’s housing market, as sales and total dollar volume fell by 9.8 and 9.4 per cent respectively from last July.

Multiple Listing Service®(MLS) sales totaled 481, down from 533, while listings rose a marginal 0.4 per cent to 1,140. Dollar volume fell to $154.7 million from last year’s $170.7 million, reported the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS®(SRAR).

“Typically people think summer will always be busy, but spring is the busiest market,” said SRAR CEO Jason Yochim. “It tapers off a bit in summer. Winter weather can be brutal, and people take advantage of summer when it’s here.”

Still, year-to-date numbers remain up over 2018. Sales rose 4.4 per cent

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Saskatoon — Hot weather and summer holidays brought a slight cooling to Saskatoon and region’s housing market, as sales and total dollar volume fell by 9.8 and 9.4 per cent respectively from last July.

Multiple Listing Service®(MLS) sales totaled 481, down from 533, while listings rose a marginal 0.4 per cent to 1,140. Dollar volume fell to $154.7 million from last year’s $170.7 million, reported the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS®(SRAR).

“Typically people think summer will always be busy, but spring is the busiest market,” said SRAR CEO Jason Yochim. “It tapers off a bit in summer. Winter weather can be brutal, and people take advantage of summer when it’s here.”

Still, year-to-date numbers remain up over 2018. Sales rose 4.4 per cent

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Wondering what you can do to sell your home quickly without spending a lot of money on home renovations? All you need is some practical advice on how to display your home to attract potential buyers. 

The idea behind home staging is to prepare your home to appeal to a wide range of viewers. You want to encourage buyers to visualize living there. If your home is cluttered, out-dated, or is not selling, you may want to hire a professional home stager who can make your home more attractive to buyers. If you want to know the basics of home staging so you can make changes yourself, here are some useful tips.

  •   Think of your home as a commodity. Remember, it is not going to be your home anymore and should be marketed as a product. Decide on a
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Unsure what a mortgage broker can do for you? This article discusses some of the many benefits and services provided by mortgage brokers in Canada. 

What is a mortgage broker?

A mortgage broker is an agent for lenders in much the same way an insurance broker is an agent for insurance companies. Mortgage brokers act as agents for banks, trust companies, credit unions, mortgage corporations, mortgage investment corporations, finance companies and individual private investors. Some mortgage brokers are exclusively lenders of their own money and provide a direct source of mortgage funds. These brokers are trained professionals that have to meet a satisfactory educational requirement before they may become registered. This requirement ensures you

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