Home Decor

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Well, Saskatoon, it looks like we’ll be spending another summer close to home. With the real estate market as hot as it is right now, it’s evident that some people are taking the opportunity to upgrade their living situations. Imagine finding a home with a great outdoor space—kids' playset included. Or what if it has a pool? How amazing will your summer be with access to your very own backyard oasis?

If it's possible to change your primary residence to suit your desired lifestyle better, that is a great option. If you are unable to find your family’s perfect home, what can you do to improve your outdoor space? The good news is, there's plenty you can do to enhance the outdoor area you do have while you are waiting to move!

Furnishings: Need a

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When you have a potential buyer request a viewing of your home, you have passed the first test. Your home meets some or most of their search criteria and the listing looks appealing enough for them to want to see more! One of the most important things you can do now to ensure your home makes a great first impression for buyers, both online and in person, is to stage your home.

Why Stage a Home For Sale?

Home staging has been growing in popularity for many years in the real estate industry. It’s important to understand that staging goes much further than placing furniture in a home that is going on the market for sale. The prime reasons staging has become commonplace is due to consumer demand and the increase of online home shopping.

Most, if

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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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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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Seeking that perfect display home isn’t as overwhelming as it sounds.  Some hire professional home stagers to improve their homes appearance and sale price.  These professionals often have large storehouses of furniture and accessories or rental agreements with various stores.  After evaluating your home, they may decide to swap your sofa for on that may better suit the room. Once the home is sold, the loaner sofa goes back to where it came from. The same goes for any accessories or add-ons they provided.  If hiring a professional is not in your cards, there are a few steps you can take to achieve a similar outcome.

Painting is inexpensive and can make a dramatic impact on your home.  Colour and light are usually the first things people become

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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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More and more first time home buyers, as well as certain types of investors, are showing interest in homes featuring basement suites.

With the promise of a single rental suite bringing in $800.00 to $1,400.00 per month (the average range for one to two-bedroom suites in Saskatoon and certain surrounding areas), it could make good economic sense for a first time home buyer to invest in such real estate property, especially if the aim is to self-finance a few home improvement projects or pay down a mortgage faster.

Surprise! Your Basement Suite MUST be Removed!

However before committing to a home that offers a “mortgage helper” basement suite, please be sure that you, as a first time home buyer, understand the differences between legal and illegal suites as defined by the city of Saskatoon

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Possession day refers to the day the buyer and seller mutually agree to the transfer of funds, title and keys. This can be a stressful time for both parties based on the fact it may be the largest sale or purchase of their lifetime. There are a few essential preparations to make the transaction flow smoothly.

Buyer Preparations

The buyer must review and double-check all closing statements and calculations.  Buyers should also review the exact legal description of the property and any liens, encumbrances or other items that may concern the property.

Prior to possession, an arranged re-inspection of the property should take place. This can avoid any unpleasant surprises on moving day. On or after possession day, the buyer may overlook what

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