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Have you taken the time to browse through the listings in Saskatoon?  If you have, you may have noticed a lack of options available, especially homes ranging in price between $300,000 and $500,000. It’s all thanks to the seller’s market that we are currently experiencing!  

Seller’s Market vs Buyer’s Market vs Balanced Market

Understanding the difference between a seller’s market, a buyer’s market, and a balanced market is important no matter if you’re buying a home, selling a home, or trying to do both at the same time. 

A seller’s market signals that there is more demand for homes than there is supply.  A buyer’s market, on the other hand, happens when there’s ample supply but less demand. In a buyer’s market, not only is there more

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If you’re at all interested in economics, supply and demand, or market behaviours, the past 9 months will likely have intrigued you. It was almost like the boomer effect, only this time it would be more aptly named the “pandemic effect”—a storm of supply shortages, making it hard to find a wide variety of things, ranging from toilet paper to RV’s.

Many who were lucky enough to make the transition to working from home in March were buying up all the computers and laptops, while others were hoping to find a new gaming system to use while they were stuck at home with nothing to do. There were so many home renovation projects happening this spring that the price of lumber was the highest it’s been, ever. And the warmer weather created a wave of people

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Wide open spaces. Views as far as the eye can see. Fresh air. Peace and Quiet. These may be some of the main reasons why owning a rural property appeals to you, and it’s an amazing dream, though it’s not without its pros and cons. But if after weighing the odds, it’s finally time to start hunting for that perfect piece of land, here are some tips to consider along the way:

Avoid Buying Land Without a REALTOR®

You’re more likely to find suitable land when you work with a qualified real estate agent who has experience with buying and selling lots, acreages, and farmland. An agent who keeps their finger on the pulse of land in your area will let you know the moment something new hits the market, and their experience will be invaluable when

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Born and raised in Saskatoon, Andrew spent 30 years travelling the world with food & beverage industry. Now, though, he works hard each and every day helping Saskatchewan families find their dream home as a trusted, knowledgeable Saskatoon REALTOR®. Though you'll usually find him busy helping his clients and staying up to date with the latest real estate market trends, he took a few minutes to share a bit about himself with us:

What’s your favourite part about being a REALTOR®?

It’s something new every day, it’s a challenge and I learn so much. It’s never the same thing and as technology has moved up, there’s something else to learn in the real estate market.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I was born and raised in Saskatoon. I have

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There are many reasons why you may be in the market for a home security system right now. Maybe it’s a new family member or a new home in a new neighborhood. Maybe your existing system isn’t as secure as you would like it to be or you’ve just been thinking about getting one. Whatever the reason, there are a lot of options to choose from and with numerous advancements in the home security field, you may be wondering where to start. I’ll break down some key points to consider while making this important decision:

Where to Start When Considering a Home Security System

There are thousands of home security options, from big national brands with multiple monitoring centers to DIY systems you can watch from your smart device. Professional service

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Living in a city is great. Out of milk? The solution is simple with a quick run to the grocery store. Want to spend a night out and not worry about a ride home? A cab is just a phone call away! Many young people are drawn to city life for the convenience that it offers and so their journey into adulthood usually, but not always, begins in a city setting.

But perhaps as you grow older, and as the city of Saskatoon and its surrounding suburban communities continue to grow, you find yourself wishing for some peace and quiet, and the freedom that comes with not having to worry about the neighbors. It’s the pull of simplicity and the dream of having space to do what you want, when you want.

Those idealistic wishes may have you, like many others,

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There’s more to house-hunting than just going to a few open houses, although getting to know the market in advance is not a bad idea. Before you become a serious “House Hunter,” there are some important things to consider. Whether this is your first house or you have just sold an existing home and now need to find your next home, this will be a helpful guide to ensure you’re ready. The following tips will make house hunting a smooth process. Well...as smooth as possible.

Team Building: Finding Your Real Estate Help

Now’s the time to start assembling your real estate team. These are the professionals whose expert knowledge will help focus your house hunt, seal the deal, and get you the keys to your first home.  

It’s important to find the

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If I told you that radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, would you be shocked? Would you be shocked if I told you that Saskatchewan is a radon “hot spot”? What if I said that radon could be affecting you in your own home? While you may have some prior knowledge about what radon is and how it can affect you, many people are lacking even basic information about this potentially threatening gas! Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones:

What is Radon?  

As I previously stated, radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas. So how is it formed and why is Saskatchewan a “hot spot”?

Radon is formed naturally when the Uranium in soil and rocks

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We all love Saskatoon, but let’s face it, not everyone feels at home living in the city. While some people thrive off of the hustle and bustle of steady movement and easy access to amenities right outside their doorstep, many others feel much more at home in the quiet of the country. That’s why surrounding towns continue to be a popular choice for those looking at homes for sale!

Here in the Saskatoon region, we are incredibly fortunate to have a wide variety of nearby communities for buyers to choose from—5 of which I’ve highlighted previously here on the blog. However, I would be remiss to simply stop there! All of our surrounding towns have a little something different to offer, and I believe that showcasing those unique qualities is essential

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10) Timing:

Spring is typically the best time of year to sell a house. Looking at the chart below, you can see that May has the most sales in Saskatoon, except for 2020, of course. (And we all know what is happening this year!)

Depending on your situation, though, you might not have the luxury of selling in May. But here in Saskatchewan, it is the time of year makes the most sense. This gives you the opportunity to have an end-of-June possession for both the house you're selling and the one you're buying. It also means you won't disrupt the school year and, if you time it right, you also won't lose out on too much of your summer vacation time either!

Now, this isn't to say your house won't sell at any other time of the year, but the

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