May 2019

Found 13 blog entries for May 2019.

Renovating and remodelling your home can go a long way in giving it the appeal it needs to boost its value to buyers. In today’s market, the majority of buyers are looking for homes that require minimal work. As a seller, it’s important to look at the return on investment for your renovation efforts, not all upgrades are worthwhile. Most often the best places to spend your renovation budget is in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Mid-Range Major Kitchen Remodel
Cost: $66,196
Value: $41,133
Cost vs. Value: 62.1%
Update 200 sqft kitchen with a functional layout of 30 linear feet of semi-custom wood cabinets including a 3x5ft island, laminate countertops, and a standard double stainless steel sink with standard single lever faucet. Includes energy-efficient range

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The last thing you want to end up with after purchasing your home is unanticipated costly renovations. That’s why home inspections are such an important part of the home buying process. Choosing an experienced home inspector can be tricky, so it’s important to consult with others to help you find a reliable inspector with good references.

Contact several local home inspectors and interview them in advance to determine their qualifications.

Questions to Ask

  1. How long has the inspector been in business with a home inspection firm?
  2. Is the inspector specifically experienced in Residential Construction?
  3. What does the inspection include? Inspections should include visual inspections covering exterior, structure, garage, plumbing, heating,
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It's Mother's Day weekend and there's no shortage of special events happening in Saskatoon to celebrate our moms! 

Mother's Day Concert

Join the SSO to celebrate mothers on their special day!  They're putting together a concert of charming chamber music, including a string quartet rumoured to have been written by Mozart while his wife, Constanza, was giving birth! More details.

Mother's Day Crepe Partea

An elegant mid-morning gathering in honour of Mother's Day.  Enjoy an assortment of sweet and savoury crepes made by Crossing Cultures Catering.  Coffee and a variety of tea will be included as well as a complimentary mimosa.  More details.

Mother's Day Brunch

Take Mom to the German Cultural Centre for their annual Mother's Day Brunch!

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Buying a home is typically a very exciting time for most people, whether you’re a first time homebuyer or this is the fourteenth time.

Many people think of the basic costs like legal fees, GST (in some cases), property tax adjustments, the cost of movers, set-up fees for utilities, new window coverings, etc.  If you’re a first-time homeowner you should also consider home maintenance costs like purchasing tools, a lawnmower, etc. You may also have to consider some major costs like replacing flooring, windows, or roofs.

On the opposite side, some buyers may gain a cost-benefit from purchasing a new home.  You could purchase in a development that has a fitness center or swimming pool - so no more gym membership or transportation fees.  

Next, you’ll

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Interested in buying a home that is for sale in Warman but you are not sure if it will be a wise purchase? Need some guidance as to what really counts when choosing from real estate listings in Warman and surrounding areas?

You’re not alone – every homebuyer goes through the same process when buying a home. Such a momentous decision can create uncertainty. The aim is to make a good choice and pick a great home from those for sale in Warman, but the unknown can bog one down.

Fortunately, by asking a few key questions, you will learn much of what you need to know when buying a home. Here are three questions to definitely ask when browsing through real estate listings in Warman and surrounding areas.

Three Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Home

What is the Condition of the Home?


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You want to buy a home – perhaps you want a condo or maybe a traditional single-family home – You have been searching through seemingly endless websites full of properties for sale and at times have felt overwhelmed. So how do you sort through all the options and find the perfect home for you?

Finding a home or condo amidst the hundreds of real estate listings in Saskatoon and surrounding areas can seem daunting, but selecting from the best properties for sale is easier than you may think – especially when you follow these tips as you prepare to buy a home.

How to Easily Find the Best Real Estate Listings in Saskatoon and Surrounding Areas

Know Your Price

Without a doubt, searching by price is an important component to searching properties for sale. You can find a home or condo faster with a price search than with any other

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