June 2020

Found 14 blog entries for June 2020.

One of the best things about Saskatoon is its stunning collection of beautifully-preserved historic homes. Scattered throughout the city, you can find these communities of culture and character that tell the unique past of times before us that can be hard to find in many places nowadays. And with their distinct architectural features and design characteristics, it's not hard to see why you may find yourself searching for “historic homes for sale” as your next real estate venture!

From ornate fireplaces and crown mouldings to established, mature landscaping, there are many benefits to buying a historic house. However, there are also some disadvantages that you’ll definitely want to factor in when considering the purchase, as well. 

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SASKATOON REAL ESTATE REPORT

WEEKLY UPDATE

DURING COVID-19

In this report I will update the weekly stats for Saskatoon as well as the running stats during covid.

If you want to know where our housing market was before covid-19 click here.

This will eventually turn into live report!

Sales Level Off!

Week of June 16th - June 23rd 

We had 4 LESS sales last week than the week before! New listings are down 10%, 171 this week compared to 192 the previous week.

  New Listings Solds Conditional Sold Price Decrease Off Market
Single Detached 117 89  4 35 37
Semi Detached 2 4 0 1 4
Townhouse 25 12 2 5 3
Apartment Condo 27 15 0
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There are many factors to consider when selling a home, from marketing to offer negotiations, but the most important of all is, without a doubt, the price. The price is the first impression that buyers get of a home, before they even look at the photos or the listing details, because it is the limitations of their budget that narrows their search. That’s why ensuring that your home is priced accurately and fairly from the start is key in guaranteeing a smooth and timely sale. So, in order to do so, you’ll want to avoid these common home pricing mistakes:

Read the full article at https://www.kentbraaten.com/blog/how-not-to-price-a-home.html

Full article written by Kent Braaten, local Real Estate Expert in Saskatoon with CENTURY 21 Fusion.

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Whether you are moving to the Saskatoon area for work or are simply looking for a change, you may find yourself searching for surrounding communities, rather than homes for sale in the city itself. While some prefer the shorter commute and extensive access to amenities and entertainment that city living can provide, others may prefer the quiet of a smaller town. Thankfully, there are a number of towns surrounding Saskatoon to choose from—and I’m not talking about just Warman or Martensville, which we already know and love. I'm talking about the many other amazing ones you may not have already heard of! Here are just a few of the Saskatoon surrounding towns to consider when searching for your next home:

 

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Curb appeal is one of the most important selling factors for a home. It’s the very first impression potential buyers ever have, and it can even be the make-or-break factor that decides whether they even step inside the door at all. That’s why, if you’re planning on selling your home, it should be one of the first places you focus your home-staging efforts to ensure a quick and seamless sale!

Give It a Good Clean

Dirt and grime on the exterior of a home very rarely accumulate in just one day, so it’s easy not to notice the subtle build-up over time. To us, it may not necessarily feel unclean because we saw it just yesterday and it looked just the same! But to a potential buyer, that slightly “off” tinge can stick out like a sore thumb. 

Take a

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With the average home in Saskatoon being around $350,000, saving for a down payment can seem like quite the mountain to climb! With a minimum of 5% required, that means you’ll need an average of at least $17,500 to get started—you could buy a brand new car for that! So, where do you begin?

If you’re thinking about buying a home, here are some simple strategies to help you save up for your down payment quicker: https://www.kentbraaten.com/blog/5-strategies-to-save-for-a-down-payment-quicker.html

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SASKATOON REAL ESTATE REPORT

WEEKLY UPDATE

DURING COVID-19

In this report I will update the weekly stats for Saskatoon as well as the running stats during covid.

If you want to know where our housing market was before covid-19 click here.

This will eventually turn into live report!

 I missed last week as I took my kids camping!

Sales Still Increasing!

Week of June 9th - June 15th 

Last week 124 properties sold in Saskatoon, 15 more than the 2 weeks ago, up 14%! Apartment style Condos were up 70%, are buyers worried about the new mortgage rules?

New listings were up 15%! Does this mean sellers are becoming more comfortable with people entering their homes or are they worried the new mortgage rules will cause their

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One of the best things about buying a home is no longer waiting on a landlord to fix any issues that may come up in your living space. On the other hand, one of the worst things about owning a home is that any issues that do arise on your property are entirely your responsibility. That’s why, when you become a homeowner, one of the most important things you need to do is familiarize yourself with the most common tasks you may need to complete should an issue ever arise. Here are some of the top contenders:

1) How to Shut Off Your Water

Water damage can be one of the most costly repairs you may encounter as a homeowner. And knowing how to stop it before it gets out of hand may just be the difference between a few minutes with the mop and a

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