February 2019

Found 9 blog entries for February 2019.

Selling a house is like any other service you might wish to contract out. There are those who are good and those who are not. There are those who are expensive and those who are cheap. What’s important is to establish priorities at the beginning. Do you want to sell quickly? Do you need to sell for a particular dollar value? Do you want to buy something else prior to selling what you have? The most important question is “Why do you want to sell the house?” Everything to do with the sale and any following transaction is derived from this understanding element.

Usually, salespeople fall quickly into two categories: sellers and discounters. The former rarely discount and the latter rarely sell.

A good salesperson develops an understanding of the

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Deciding what price tag to put on your home is never easy. Price is often the determining factor for potential buyers. Location, layout and amenities are important but ultimately, most of us have to look at the end result. Many sellers like to think that they can start with the price they originally paid, add a healthy mark-up and wait for the offers to roll in. Unfortunately, many of these sellers will have to adjust their price once their home is on the market.


Try to put aside your subjectivity

The cherished memories you may hold of your home are unimportant to buyers. They’re more interested in creating their own memories. An unsentimental look at the market value of your home can save time and disappointment.


The new carpet, paint, or deck

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It's February and the long weekend Family Day Weekend! So time to get out and enjoy some Saskatoon "Sun Day, Fun Day, Brrrr Day"!

It will be COOL in more ways than one! Temperatures are going to be in the -20 to -30 range so make sure that everyone is bundled up for all the fun activities Saskatoon has to offer. This is a favourite weekend as it's been a while since getting together with family and friends during the Christmas season. Prairie people love to get together to socialize and enjoy winter activities as we "Eat Again!" Yes - we do love to feed everyone who gets anywhere near our homes!

Out comes everything from sausage, cheese, crackers to perogies, cabbage rolls and, of course, desserts.

The City of Saskatoon has a Guide to Family Day

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As an award-winning Century 21 Fusion SASKATOON Real Estate Agent I know Saskatoon, Warman and the surrounding area extremely well. I take action to sell my client’s homes. I strive to find them the perfect new place to live while negotiating the best terms and price possible.  I pride myself on educating clients about all aspects of real estate transactions.

When searching for homes, countless buyers will ask how long a home has been on the market.  They are typically thinking one of two things - something is wrong with the home or the price is too high. Let me clarify these thoughts.

Buyers need to know if the price reflects what is being offered.  They need to know exactly what is “wrong” with the home, every home will have its

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In case you might be thinking about the reliability of your furnace during this cold snap, I thought it would be worth sharing a recent winter disaster, avoided,

It was a -29 Deg. C on a February evening, about 11PM, just two days before we left for a week vacation in Mexico and the furnace quit working. I called Efficiency heating and Cooling and they were fantastic. They had the furnace up and running within a couple of hours. The service technician told me that the reason the furnace failed was that I was using one of those expensive washable microbial filters that after years of use and several washings become too restrictive to the air flow. He recommended that I use a pleated filter with an MERV 8 rating. MERV ratings go from one to 16 with 16

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Year over year average sale price was down 12% in January at $302,412. By comparison, the average price in January of 2017 and 2018 was $$341,260 and $344,720 respectively. The challenge with averages is that the numbers can be skewed in a given period and are therefore not a reliable reflection of pricing. For this reason, the Canadian Real Estate Association created the MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) for major cities to give a more accurate reflection of pricing trends. The HPI establishes attributes for a handful of typical housing styles; Single Family, One Storey, Two Storey, Townhouse, Apartment and a composite of all five. It then establishes a base value to each with the starting point of 2005. From that starting point, changes in value are recorded

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Year over year average sale price was down 12% in January at $302,412. By comparison, the average price in January of 2017 and 2018 was $$341,260 and $344,720 respectively. The challenge with averages is that the numbers can be skewed in a given period and are therefore not a reliable reflection of pricing. For this reason, the Canadian Real Estate Association created the MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) for major cities to give a more accurate reflection of pricing trends. The HPI establishes attributes for a handful of typical housing styles; Single Family, One Storey, Two Storey, Townhouse, Apartment and a composite of all five. It then establishes a base value to each with the starting point of 2005. From that starting point, changes in value are recorded

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