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I have listed a new property at 55 Government RD in Prud'homme.
Classic, Perfect & Adorable Country Town Home; complete with white picket fenced veranda. This cozy character 1½ storey with eye catching curb appeal features extensive recent & ongoing upgrades. A naturally bright main floor has upgraded textured hardwood throughout the spacious living room & formal dining area with stylish accent lighting & floating shelves. Newly refinished white country style kitchen with laminate flooring, dual sink, stainless steel appliances & accent move-able island is an ideal cooking space. Pamper yourself in the luxurious bathroom with timeless lighting, a Carrara marble island, tile shower/bath with built in shelf & tile ‘ in floor’ electric heat that's conveniently located across from the large master bedroom with built in desk & shelving. The 2nd level has been structurally re-enforced & reconfigured from original build for more spacious & functional living includes 2 additional bedrooms with 12mm vinyl plank flooring & bathroom with tile shower, marble vanity & industrial tile flooring. There’s a convenient foyer off kitchen with outside access and a laundry/mudroom with direct entry to the attached garage with access to a back yard area ideal for a future deck/patio. Sitting on a 6500sqft private landscaped lot with oversized garden, mature trees including cherry, plum & newly planted cedars, multiple bushes including raspberry, blueberry, purple lilac & yellow rose also juniper plants, a strawberry patch & lily of the valley perennials. For storage needs; a functional dry crawl style basement and attached & detached sheds. Additional upgrades; Suspended HI furnace(reducing insurance costs) & water heater, upgraded sewer & plumbing that included plex water lines, electrical update including plugs & switches, tin roof sections, side siding, windows & doors (interior/exterior with front keyless entry). Direct Bus service to Vonda École Providence (10min) & Aberdeen Composite School (20min). 35 minutes NE of Saskatoon & NW of Humboldt.
$99,900MLS. Prud'homme
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When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best. You want buyers who view it to say, “Wow, I love this place!” However, what if you have a stubborn stain in the carpet, or a cracked floor tile? An unsightly issue like that can be distracting in your otherwise beautiful property.


You have a few options.


First, try to get the issue fixed. There are specialty cleaners on the market designed to lift even the most stubborn carpet stains.


The same goes for hardwood and tile. A flooring contractor might be able to find a matching piece and then replace the damaged section. Contractors also know other tricks-of-the-trade to repair damaged flooring or, at least, minimize the damage. For example, there are fillers and stains available that can make a crack or chip in a hardwood plank look almost invisible.


Home staging can also make damaged flooring less of a focal point in the room. An effective arrangement of furniture, area rugs, and other items puts more of the focus on the overall decor and less on that carpet stain.


In addition, making other more affordable improvements, such as painting, can have a compensatory effect. A buyer may notice the chipped hardwood, but will also notice the walls, which look like new.

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Congratulations to my newest VIPs’ Tyler and Vance on purchasing your 1st home!!! 


It was a bit of a slower beginning, your decision to enter the world of home ownership, but once made you guys took no time at all in finding the ideal starter and future investment home that fit your individual needs perfectly!     The stage was set for the perfect deal to unfold….but as soon as we started tough choices had to be made and made very quickly, of which continued all throughout the deal with the final and toughest choice having to be made, with time against you and the clock ticking down before this property would have been lost to another buyer. ⏲    I knew this house was meant to be yours and I just happen to have a never give up fighting attitude so despite the odds and the hour when all was lost the needed miracle was found!!!  With a mere 24 minutes to spare until midnight, your contract expiration deadline, I was un-breakably able to ABR® SOLD secure this property into your hands.    


Thanks so much for trusting me to guide you through this.  It was great working with you both and my pleasure to represent you as your #ABR® #RENE #Realtor® on your very first home purchasing experience.  Super glad it all worked out and beyond excited for you to begin your home ownership experience!!!  Always know I’m here to help you, your friends and family whenever you need for years to come.


LOUD Shout out to the BOMB Chelsey Limay, Pro-Link Mortgages who ROCKED IT! ; Working late & Fighting hard, along side, for this result - who without, this would not have been possible and BIG THANKS to my VIP Joey for boasting my services and referring me….as promised so delivered. and additional Thanks to the awesome Samuel Bergerman, Bergerman Smith LLP for making it legal!  ✋  

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Although the August real estate market appears to be slowing down compared with June and July, we still see signs of strength. Across the province, year-over-year sales were up over 46% from August of last year (and up over 14% year-to-date), new listings were up nearly 5% year-over-year (but down just over 9% year-to-date), and the median sale price was up over 7% (up 0.2% year-to-date). Inventories were also down in 18 of the 19 markets that the SRA tracks. This suggests that people are still quite eager to buy and are continuing to find value in real estate.


“While there have been some COVID outbreaks across the province, the number of cases has been pretty small” said SRA CEO Jason Yochim, “and this doesn’t seem to have turned people off from buying and selling real estate.” The fact that we had two months of slow activity and that “we’ve almost made up all of that lost ground is simply amazing,” said Yochim.


Median sales prices were up in 14 of the 19 markets that the SRA tracks (with Yorkton and the broader region seeing the strongest declines), while the number of sales in all markets jumped anywhere from just under 4% to close to 226% (except for in Melfort, which saw sales fall 10%). Again, this strong performance suggests that the sector has recovered from the devastation of the pandemic and that real estate is quite resilient.


June’s and July’s strong performance suggested that August would also be a strong month. As children start returning to school in September and the weather starts to get colder, however, we expect activity to slow down and fall off into Q4.


“August tends to be when things start to slow down a little,” said Yochim, “but we’re still hearing reports of multiple offers and of houses being sold almost as soon as they’re listed.”

Although things are starting to “slow down” compared with earlier in the year, the market is in line with historical trends—and we still see generally strong performance.

 

Sales in Saskatoon were up 41.8%, going from 325 in August 2019 to 461 in August 2020, and up 47.7% in the overall region, going from 449 to 663. In Saskatoon, sales were 26.8% above the 5-year average (and 25.1% above the 10-year average), while in the larger region, sales were 29.8% above the 5-year average (and 27.3% above the 10-year average). Year-to-Date (YTD) sales in Saskatoon rose 8.9% over last year, increasing from 2,557 to 2,785, while YTD sales in the larger region rose 13.4%, going from 3,424 to 3,882.


Sales volume was up 55.5% in the city, going from $105.0M to $163.3M in 2020 (31.4% above the 5-year average, and 28.3% above the 10-year average). YTD sales volume in the city was $957.2M, an increase of 13.3% from last year. In the region, sales volume was up 18.0%, going from $1,076.9M to $1,271.2M (35.9% above the 5-year average and 35.5% above the 10-year average). YTD sales volume increased 18.0% in the region, rising from $1,076.9M in 2019 to $1,271.2M in 2020.


In Saskatoon, the number of new listings in August 2020 rose 7.7%, going from 724 to 780 (0.3% above the 5-year average and 4.0% above the 10-year average), while in the region, new listings rose 6.9% from 1,029 last year to 1,100 this year (2.6% below the 5-year average and 0.5% above the 10-year average). YTD new listings in the city fell 6.4%, going from 5,676 to 5,310, while in the larger region, the number of new listings to date fell 8.1%, going from 8,388 to 7,709. Active listings fell 19.5% in Saskatoon (down from 1,911 to 1,538) and fell 20.3% in the region (down from 3,473 to 2,768).


Inventory in Saskatoon stood at 3.3 months (which is 43.3% below the level last year and 39.9% below the 5-year average), while the sales to listing ratio was 59.1%, suggesting balanced market conditions. Inventory in the larger region stood at 4.2 months (which is 46.0% below the level last year and 40.5% below the 5-year average), while the sales to listing ratio was 60.3%, suggesting that market conditions favour sellers.


Homes in Saskatoon stayed on the market an average of 42 days in August—down 25.0% from 56 days last year (but below the 5-year average of 51 days and below the 10-year average of 46 days). Homes in the region stayed on the market longer than homes in the city at 50 days on average in 2020, but also down from an average of 68 days last year (and 16.1% below the 5-year average).


Median home prices in Saskatoon went from $309,000 to $336,000 (an increase of 8.7%) and were approximately 3.3% above the 5-year and 2.7% above the 10-year average median price. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI)—a more accurate measure of house price trends—is up 1.4% from $314,900 to $319,400. Year-to-date, the median home price in Saskatoon was $329,456 which is 2.9% above the $320,075 price from the same time last year.


Median home prices in the region went from $293,000 to $327,900 (an increase of 11.9%) and were approximately 5.7% above the 5-year and 6.3% above the 10-year average median price. Year-to-date, the median home price in the region was $311,803 which is 3.8% above the $300,450 price from the same time last year.


~September 2020 SRA News Release


Looking for sound market advice?  As REALTOR® and Nationally Accredited Buyer Representative - ABR®, Seller Representative Specialist - SRS® and Real Estate Negotiation Expert - RENE, I can provide you with this advice. Call today.

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I have just sold a property at 142 Parkview COVE in Osler.
Quality 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1587sqft 2-storey family home built by reputable Ehrenburg homes. This is the dream home you've been waiting for; attractively priced, in a prime family friendly neighborhood cul-du-sac location at the southernmost edge of Osler, facing Parkview Park, backing green space with no neighbors and easy access to Highway 11. This beautiful home is sure to impress once you enter the grand foyer. Featuring a bright, naturally lightened desirable open floor plan. The spacious living room & dining room with patio door overlooks the fully fenced, landscaped back yard. For the cuisine enthusiast, a sparkling white modern kitchen with corner pantry, 4 Whirlpool stainless steel appliances and a peninsula bar seating style counter. Additional value on this floor is found with a quaint 2 piece bathroom & coat closet conveniently located adjacent to the double attached garage access door to enhance cleanliness. A widened staircase with decorative banister leads to the 2nd floor showcasing a rare, sought after build feature that's among one of the best aspects of the home; a vaulted ceiling bonus room! Ideal as a family room or playroom, it overlooks the convenient child friendly park & playground. Additionally there are 2 ample sized bedrooms, one with a raised reading or entertainment nook, the other a walk-in closet. The large Master bedroom overlooking the backyard boasts a 4 piece en-suite and walk-in closet. A central 4 piece bathroom & conveniently placed enclosed laundry room completes this floor. The full sized basement is ready for personal development of choice with the perimeter walls framed, insulated & polyed. This fantastic home was built to last with many upgraded items such as keyless entry, triple glaze windows, fiberglass shingles, vinyl siding & stone accent exterior, Lennox high efficiency heating, VanEE, Weiser & Kohler products. Being this home is only 5 years old there is still remaining Sask New Home Warranty included.
$309,900. Osler
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Congratulations to my repeat VIP’s Ben & Ashley on your #SRSSOLD!!!!


When first contacting me, you were unsure and needing advisement on when and whether to list your property with currently renting tenants or wait until vacancy. With insight into the market, I strongly suggested to put your home up on the market as soon as possible, in which you took my advice and within 2 weeks on the market you had a pending offer.


HOWEVER….this seemingly slam dunk, smooth sailing, quick transfer deal turned into a closing delay nightmare with extension after extension after extension…….….AFTER EXTENSION . While working hard on the last chance & hope to make this sale happen, everyone involved held their breath and hung in there and despite the uphill battle a SOLD was reached….with new owner title transfer possession to occur only a few weeks after you were even planning on listing. I can honestly say this is the longest taking closing of a pending sale I have been involved in...in all my 18+ years as a Realtor. Thanks for trusting me & hanging in there that all would work out.


Thank you for choosing me again to assist you in your real estate needs. It was a pleasure helping you purchase this home years ago and it was incredibly satisfying selling it for you! I truly appreciate your continual trust, support and friendship. Now you can fully move forward in your life plans and officially say farewell to your Saskatchewan ties!!! ✌️


Shout out to...Samuel Bergerman, Bergerman Smith LLP who once again is helping these clients with his legal expertise! AND as well to the Superstar Realtor & coolest Australian in Victoria, BC, my friend, Kieren Rasura, EXP Realty, . Thanks for taking a referral chance on me years ago and choosing me to help Ben & Ashley purchase this property. It was a total pleasure to help them again and continue being a trusted source of real estate insight for your referrals. ✌️

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How do you find the home of your dreams within a price range you can afford?


Most buyers start by making a “wish list”. But, it’s easy to get frustrated when you have a long wish list and expect you’ll be able to find a home with every one of those features. You might, for example, have “mature backyard tree” as number 23 on your list, and become disappointed when an otherwise ideal property doesn’t have one.


But when you really think about it, your ideal home probably comes down to just three or four core characteristics. For example:


1. Nice, safe, family-oriented neighbourhood.  


2. Good-sized backyard.


3. Four bedrooms and two baths.


Sure, there might be other features you were hoping for, such as “move in ready”, or that big tree, but your “big three” are the ones you really can’t do without.


So, when you’re shopping for a new home, yes, definitely make a long list of features and characteristics you desire. After all, there might be properties available on the market that check off most, if not all, of those boxes.


But also circle those three or four characteristics that are at the core of what you want. That will help make your property search much more focused and you’ll be more likely to find your next dream home.


Another advantage of coming up with your big three (or four) is that you’ll be able to quickly discover how much homes with those characteristics are selling for on today’s market. Once you know that price range, you’ll be able to talk with a mortgage advisor to pre-arrange financing. That will make your offer on that dream home even stronger.


Whatever you choose for your “big three”, I can help you find and buy that home. Call me.

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I have just sold a property at 21 St Clara AVE in Prud'homme.
WOW! Prime location for this ideal 3+1 bedroom, 3 bathroom 1650 sqft luxury built family home on two separate titles lots. Privacy is abundant being tucked away in the farthest Northeast corner cul–du-sac of family/community oriented Prud’homme that’s surrounded by greenery & farmland fields with no neighbors. One of the best locations in town not to mention eye catching curb appeal. As soon as you enter the expansive foyer you’ll feel the grandness this home exudes. Featuring an over-sized family room with five span bay window, formal dining room with included china cabinet. Decorative tiled kitchen with an abundance of solid oak cabinetry, in kitchen & side pantry locations & quaint eating breakfast nook. Step down to the sunken family room with built in entertainment wall & gas fireplace and garden doors for easy access to the 23’2 x 21’1 wood deck. Enjoy the expansive master bedroom overlooking the backyard with private 3 piece en-suite and the large size of the 2 other bedrooms and 4 piece upgraded main bathroom with tile counter and basin sink. The almost fully completed basement with only minor finishing’s left to complete offers more living space with a games area and family room, additional bedroom, separate 2 piece bathroom, laundry room and 3 private storage & cold storage area’s. A great feature of this home is the insulated, dry walled & heated 19’2 x 28’3 double attached garage that lends direct access both from the main floor & basement for ability to be suited if desired. Spread out and enjoy the expansiveness of the 2 lots and make full use of the 3 sheds already built; a workshop shed with b/i cabinetry is 20’2x20’2 & additional storage sheds 12x2x10’2 & 16’2x12’1. With so much space you can easy live on one lot, then build or expand on the other. Includes Central air, ride on lawn mower, rototiller & 6 appliances. You’ll have total ownership pride owing the best real estate in town with this home. An absolute must see/must buy.
$199,900. Prud'homme
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Congratulations to my repeat VIPs Rita & Quentin on your SRS® SOLD!!!!


Based on a multi decade long stemming friendship that began well before I even became a Realtor, you called me up years ago and said “Come sell my house in Prud’homme!’  My response, ”Prud’homme WHERE!!!????  And that was how it all started --- Because of you, I have had the pleasure of helping many of clients purchase & sell homes within the family friendly community of Prud’homme for well over a decade.  Not only am I directly responsible for implementing an overall increase in property value in Prud’homme but I managed to become a leading expert in the Prud’homme real estate offering assistance to other Realtors when trading within the town…all while keeping intact my 100% list to sell personal record!


So when you needed my help again, I was there for you even though I was heavily pregnant and actually gave birth the day after listing your house! It was my pleasure to help you again and provide a quick SRSSOLD in less than 3 weeks; which is exactly what you wanted so that you could begin your NEW LIFE chapter!


Thank you so very much for your life-long friendship and for choosing me once again to assist you in your real estate needs.  Your continual trust, support and on-going referrals have made a huge impact on my career and I am eternally grateful. 


I wish you all the best moving forward and may life provide all the joy, benefits & happiness you so deserve.

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I have just sold a property at 314 25TH ST W in Saskatoon.
Character meets artistic charm! Excellent value for this 3 bedroom & den, 2 bath, 1370sqft 1½ storey starter home located in the heart of Caswell Hill. Upon entry you’ll immediately fall in love one of the most artistic features of this home; the original decorative wooden carved Inspirational Book staircase leading to the 2nd floor with 3 ample sized bedrooms and upgraded bathroom with tile encased bathtub & accent vanity. The open plan main floor features a bright sun room with unique ‘paper bag’ flooring, an inviting dual entrance living room with original hardwood and over-sized accent crown molding. The spacious updated kitchen's sure to please featuring an abundance of refinished wood cabinets with included cabinet pantry, an updated back splash, modern dual sink with high raise faucet, newer stainless steel fridge & stove, bonus b/i dishwasher and completed by the charming 'eat at' island. There's additional dine-in room for entertaining within the off kitchen dining room with window that adds to natural brightness & character of the home. Completing this floor is a den/office room and 3 piece bath/laundry combo with corner shower and glass bowl sink vanity with included newer washer & dryer that's conveniently located off the large mudroom that promotes home cleanliness & lends easy access to & from the fully fenced backyard landscaped with garden beds and a patio & encased in trees & shrubs maximizing privacy with direct alley/lane access and room for future garage. A clean basement with an enclosed cold storage room offers more than enough room to store personal items, use as a personal gym space or work shop. Additional features are central air & central vacuum with numerous renovations/updates throughout over the years such as PVC windows, electrical wiring & panel, high efficiency furnace, hot water heater, vinyl siding, doors, paint, flooring & more. Walking distance to the core of downtown& across from the city projected future park development.
$214,900. Caswell Hill, Saskatoon
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Congratulations to my Newest VIP Tammy on your SRSSOLD!!!!


It’s hard to believe our friendship began a mere month ago when you decided to sell your Character Home and asked for Realtor recommendations on Facebook, upon which you were quickly provided with many great Realtor options.  We did not know each other but we shared a mutual friend, Brittany, who took the time to recommend me. Though you conducted in person interview consultations with many of the other recommended realtors, when my turn came, our personalities just hit it off and you decided to hire me on the spot! You have the best choice of character!!! (Pun intended  ) ….you just knew I was the perfect match for what you were looking for…and since I’m now Blogging about your SRSSOLD mere weeks later, I did not disappoint! 


With sarcasm flying all around and throughout , I put you to the test by giving you a “to do” list for best selling presentation and revved the gas pedal as I knew the current market had a gap that your property was perfect to fill …and you did great!  The market responded favorably to all your hard work and then the gas pedal went from revving to through the floor!  With me by your side helping you through when the market was pushing you to your max an offer was secured; all within a mere week of list!


Thank you so much for taking a chance on me and choosing me above all others to be your SRS® Realtor; for your trust, hard work, sacrifices and most of all for your wonderful friendship.  I wish you all the best.


NOW DEEEEEP Breath, take it all in and fully embrace your new life --- ENJOY! ✌

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If you want to reduce your home energy costs, the easiest way is to turn the thermostat up or down. In fact, you probably won't notice a difference of 2 degrees either way — and the savings can be substantial.


However, if you want to lower your bill even further each month, here are some additional tips that are relatively easy to implement.


• Plug or fix the drafts. Even in newer homes, air filtration can occur at windows and doors. So, check around your home for drafts. Windy or cold days are the best days to check. Then, get any drafts you find repaired or, at least, temporarily plugged.


• Check the attic. Heat rises and can escape through the attic. So, once a year, check the attic insulation for thin or bare spots. The insulation should be even across the space.


• Get smart with your thermostat. Most thermostats these days are programmable. Program yours to reduce the heat at night and when you're away in the winter. In the summer, be easy on the A/C during the day and save the cooling for nighttime.


• Unused rooms? Close the vents to reduce heat or A/C. You might be surprised by how much that will lower your energy bill. (Think about rooms, such as a rec room, that you only use on weekends.)


• Harness the sun. It's free energy! Whenever possible, keep curtains open during cooler seasons to take advantage of this heat source, even on cloudy days. Do the opposite during hot summer days.


Try some of these ideas over the next couple of months. Then, look at the impact they’ve had on your energy costs.

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I have listed a new property at 501 O AVE N in Saskatoon.
ATTENTION INVESTORS – UNIQUELY SUITED REVENUE PROPERTY IN PRIME MOUNT ROYAL LOCATION, across from park on over-sized 70 x 110 corner lot encased in trees. This 1886 sqft Raised Bungalow with 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 laundry rooms and 2 kitchens plus 2 kitchenettes features 4 separately contained rented basement suites and a 24’6 x 28’6 double detached garage that generates a monthly revenue income historically up to $3350 per month! The main floor features an open spacious floor plan with a tiled entrance, over-sized dining room with decorative center chandelier and living room with crown molding & large corner windows, large sizes for all 3 bedrooms, upgraded laminate flooring throughout as well as recessed pot lighting and modern fixtures & trim. The upgraded kitchen with maple shaker style cabinets & granite counter top is accented with open display cabinets, a tile back splash, dual sink and included black appliances complete with built in dishwasher and over the range microwave. Convenient enclosed closet laundry with included steam fast washer & dryer; The bathroom boasts a beautiful over-sized maple shaker style cabinet vanity with granite counter top, porcelain sink and in floor heated tile with matching tile shower surround. A fully separate from the main level back entrance is where entrance to the 4 separately rented basement suites are located on this unique revenue property. All four suites share a common laundry area and kitchen space, though suite #4 has an in-suite personal kitchenette. Suites #1 & #4 share a 4 piece bathroom but suites #2 & #3 have their own private quarters of a living room, bedroom and private 4 piece bathroom each to their own. All basement suites have upgraded laminate flooring and fixtures throughout. If you are looking for a high generating income revenue investment OR looking to live in style on the main floor and just rent the basement suites this just the unique property for you!
$379,900MLS. Mount Royal SA, Saskatoon
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Building off the strong performance seen in June, the real estate sector continues to show signs of resilience. Across the province, year-over-year sales were up over 56% from July of last year (and up over 9% year-to-date), new listings were up over 9% year-over-year (but down 11% year-to-date), and the median sale price was up 2.7% (down 0.9% year-to-date). Inventories were also down in all markets that the SRA tracks, suggesting that people are still eager to buy and take advantage of the opportunities that exist.


While there has been an uptick in the number of COVID cases across the province, the precautions put in place earlier this year seem to have reduced people’s anxiety about home buying. “When the pandemic hit, we put measures in place to make sure that our members and their clients would be safe while buying homes,” said SRA CEO Jason Yochim. “And we’re seeing how effective those measures have been. People feel safe and they’re buying,” suggesting that while COVID is still a concern, people and the economy are adapting.

Although prices are down in some markets (reflecting the local nature of real estate), the number of sales were up in all markets that the SRA tracks, and the number of new listings were up in all but one. Again, this suggests that the sector is doing quite well despite the impact the pandemic has had on the province, and that the sector has recovered in two to three months.


The strong performance seen in June and July (supported by increasing confidence in the real estate sector) is promising for August as well. “Members are still receiving multiple offers and some properties continue to be sold almost as soon as they’re listed,” says Yochim, suggesting that there is still pent-up demand. As a result, would-be sellers may be encouraged to list and help ease the declining inventory burden. And with children scheduled to return to school in September, August could see another strong push before life gets back to “normal” and Saskatchewan real estate activity begins its cyclical slow down.


Sales in Saskatoon were up 41.0%, going from 390 in July 2019 to 550 in July 2020, and up 54.5% in the overall region, going from 495 to 765. In Saskatoon, sales were 36.7% above the 5-year average (and 33.1% above the 10-year average), while in the larger region, sales were 37.9% above the 5-year average (and 33.2% above the 10-year average). Year-to-Date (YTD) sales in Saskatoon rose 4.1% over last year, increasing from 2,232 to 2,324, while YTD sales in the larger region rose 8.2%, going from 2,975 to 3,219.


Sales volume was up 49.0% in the city, going from $129.4M to $192.8M in 2020 (38.0% above the 5-year average, and 33.4% above the 10-year average). YTD sales volume in the city was $793.9M, an increase of 7.3% from last year. In the region, sales volume was up 11.4%, going from $938.7M to $1,045.3M (42.9% above the 5-year average and 38.8% above the 10-year average). YTD sales volume increased 11.4% in the region, rising from $938.7M in 2019 to $1,045.3M in 2020.


In Saskatoon, the number of new listings in July 2020 rose 9.1%, going from 748 to 816 (6.0% above the 5-year average and 3.7% above the 10-year average), while in the region, new listings rose 9.7% from 1,097 last year to 1,203 this year (5.7% below the 5-year average and 5.1% above the 10-year average). YTD new listings in the city fell 8.5%, going from 4,952 to 4,530, while in the larger region, the number of new listings to date fell 10.2%, going from 7,359 to 6,609. Active listings fell 20.3% in Saskatoon (down from 1,950 to 1,555) and fell 20.9% in the region (down from 3,575 to 2,827).


Inventory in Saskatoon stood at 3 (which is 43.5% below the level last year and 45.5% below the 5-year average), while the sales to listing ratio was 67.4%, suggesting that market conditions favour sellers. Inventory in the larger region stood at 4 (which is 48.8% below the level last year and 43.8% below the 5-year average), while the sales to listing ratio was 63.6%, suggesting that market conditions favour sellers.


Homes in Saskatoon stayed on the market an average of 43 days in July—down 17.3% from 52 days last year (but below the 5-year average of 48 days and above the 10-year average of 43 days). Homes in the region stayed on the market longer than homes in the city at 55 days on average in 2020, but also down from an average of 64 days last year (and 3.8% below the 5-year average).


Median home prices in Saskatoon went from $316,000 to $338,500 (an increase of 7.1%) and were approximately 3.0% above the 5-year and 3.2% above the 10-year average median price. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI)—a more accurate measure of house price trends—is up 1.8% from $309,400 to $314,900. Year-to-date, the median home price in Saskatoon was $328,521 which is 2.1% above the $321,657 price from the same time last year.


Median home prices in the region went from $300,000 to $320,000 (an increase of 6.7%) and were approximately 2.3% above the 5-year and 2.5% above the 10-year average median price. Year-to-date, the median home price in the region was $309,504 which is 2.6% above the $301,514 price from the same time last year.  ~ August 2020 SRA News Release


Looking for sound market advice?  As REALTOR® and Nationally Accredited Buyer Representative - ABR®, Seller Representative Specialist - SRS® and Real Estate Negotiation Expert - RENE, I can provide you with this advice. Call today.

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There are many reasons why you might suddenly need to sell your home. It could be an unexpected work relocation, a change in family circumstances, or simply a desire to move.


Whatever the reason, selling quickly requires some fast action on your part. But that doesn't mean you need to get into panic mode. You can list and sell your property, quickly while still enjoying the process!


The first thing you need to do is figure out how to make your home show its best. In addition to cleaning and decluttering, that might include getting any needed repairs done, sprucing up the place by painting and perhaps even doing some minor improvements.


How much you need to "stage" your property depends on many factors, including what conditions are like in the local real estate market. For example, you may not need to make each room look like a page from a decorating magazine if you’re in a seller’s market.


So, before you start any work, talk to me about what needs to be done to make your home ready to be seen by buyers.


The next thing you’ll need to consider is the list price. Your list price is especially important if you want to sell soon. No, you don't need to low-ball your listing to attract interested buyers — in fact, doing that might actually have the opposite effect. But you do need to price your property competitively.


In addition, it's smart to line up the resources you'll need, especially if you're also buying a new home. For example: get recommendations for a real estate lawyer, contractor, mortgage advisor, cleaning service, pet daycare, etc.


I’m well-connected in the local home industry, so I can recommend you to reputable professionals I know and trust.


A final tip: If you want to sell quickly, you need to start the process now. Give me a call to get the ball rolling.

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I have listed a new property at 314 25TH ST W in Saskatoon.
Character meets artistic charm! Excellent value for this 3 bedroom & den, 2 bath, 1370sqft 1½ storey starter home located in the heart of Caswell Hill. Upon entry you’ll immediately fall in love one of the most artistic features of this home; the original decorative wooden carved Inspirational Book staircase leading to the 2nd floor with 3 ample sized bedrooms and upgraded bathroom with tile encased bathtub & accent vanity. The open plan main floor features a bright sun room with unique ‘paper bag’ flooring, an inviting dual entrance living room with original hardwood and over-sized accent crown molding. The spacious updated kitchen's sure to please featuring an abundance of refinished wood cabinets with included cabinet pantry, an updated back splash, modern dual sink with high raise faucet, newer stainless steel fridge & stove, bonus b/i dishwasher and completed by the charming 'eat at' island. There's additional dine-in room for entertaining within the off kitchen dining room with window that adds to natural brightness & character of the home. Completing this floor is a den/office room and 3 piece bath/laundry combo with corner shower and glass bowl sink vanity with included newer washer & dryer that's conveniently located off the large mudroom that promotes home cleanliness & lends easy access to & from the fully fenced backyard landscaped with garden beds and a patio & encased in trees & shrubs maximizing privacy with direct alley/lane access and room for future garage. A clean basement with an enclosed cold storage room offers more than enough room to store personal items, use as a personal gym space or work shop. Additional features are central air & central vacuum with numerous renovations/updates throughout over the years such as PVC windows, electrical wiring & panel, high efficiency furnace, hot water heater, vinyl siding, doors, paint, flooring & more. Walking distance to the core of downtown& across from the city projected future park development.
$214,900MLS. Caswell Hill, Saskatoon
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I have listed a new property at 21 St Clara AVE in Prud'homme.
WOW! Prime location for this ideal 3+1 bedroom, 3 bathroom 1650 sqft luxury built family home on two separate titles lots. Privacy is abundant being tucked away in the farthest Northeast corner cul–du-sac of family/community oriented Prud’homme that’s surrounded by greenery & farmland fields with no neighbors. One of the best locations in town not to mention eye catching curb appeal. As soon as you enter the expansive foyer you’ll feel the grandness this home exudes. Featuring an over-sized family room with five span bay window, formal dining room with included china cabinet. Decorative tiled kitchen with an abundance of solid oak cabinetry, in kitchen & side pantry locations & quaint eating breakfast nook. Step down to the sunken family room with built in entertainment wall & gas fireplace and garden doors for easy access to the 23’2 x 21’1 wood deck. Enjoy the expansive master bedroom overlooking the backyard with private 3 piece en-suite and the large size of the 2 other bedrooms and 4 piece upgraded main bathroom with tile counter and basin sink. The almost fully completed basement with only minor finishing’s left to complete offers more living space with a games area and family room, additional bedroom, separate 2 piece bathroom, laundry room and 3 private storage & cold storage area’s. A great feature of this home is the insulated, dry walled & heated 19’2 x 28’3 double attached garage that lends direct access both from the main floor & basement for ability to be suited if desired. Spread out and enjoy the expansiveness of the 2 lots and make full use of the 3 sheds already built; a workshop shed with b/i cabinetry is 20’2x20’2 & additional storage sheds 12x2x10’2 & 16’2x12’1. With so much space you can easy live on one lot, then build or expand on the other. Includes Central air, ride on lawn mower, rototiller & 6 appliances. You’ll have total ownership pride owing the best real estate in town with this home. An absolute must see/must buy.
$219,900MLS. Prud'homme
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Chances are, you know that you should change the batteries in your smoke detectors at least once a year — even if you suspect the batteries are still good.


But that isn't the only fire safety check you should do annually. Here are some other recommended tips to help keep you and your family safe.


• Clean your stove burners and oven regularly. Hard grease build-up can become combustible.


• Check your cupboard for cleaning products, paints and other liquids that are flammable. Read each label carefully. Use and store each product only as recommended.


• If you keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen — and you should — confirm that it is still good. Extinguishers are like food. They have expiry dates!


• Go over your fire escape plan with your family. Make sure everyone knows exactly what to do if a smoke detector goes off or if there's a fire. (Don't have a fire escape plan? Make one!)


• Check that all windows open easily, especially upper floor windows.


• Check appliances you use often, such as hair dryers, for worn or frayed cords.


• Regularly clear away lint build-up in the clothes dryer. Check the outside dryer vent annually to make sure it's clear and working correctly.


• If you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove, get it cleaned and inspected by a licensed technician once a year.


Many local fire departments offer homeowners free tips and even in-home advice and inspections at no cost. Contact your fire department and ask about programs available to you.

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I have listed a new property at 142 Parkview COVE in Osler.
Quality 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1587sqft 2-storey family home built by reputable Ehrenburg homes. This is the dream home you've been waiting for; attractively priced, in a prime family friendly neighborhood cul-du-sac location at the southernmost edge of Osler, facing Parkview Park, backing green space with no neighbors and easy access to Highway 11. This beautiful home is sure to impress once you enter the grand foyer. Featuring a bright, naturally lightened desirable open floor plan. The spacious living room & dining room with patio door overlooks the fully fenced, landscaped back yard. For the cuisine enthusiast, a sparkling white modern kitchen with corner pantry, 4 Whirlpool stainless steel appliances and a peninsula bar seating style counter. Additional value on this floor is found with a quaint 2 piece bathroom & coat closet conveniently located adjacent to the double attached garage access door to enhance cleanliness. A widened staircase with decorative banister leads to the 2nd floor showcasing a rare, sought after build feature that's among one of the best aspects of the home; a vaulted ceiling bonus room! Ideal as a family room or playroom, it overlooks the convenient child friendly park & playground. Additionally there are 2 ample sized bedrooms, one with a raised reading or entertainment nook, the other a walk-in closet. The large Master bedroom overlooking the backyard boasts a 4 piece en-suite and walk-in closet. A central 4 piece bathroom & conveniently placed enclosed laundry room completes this floor. The full sized basement is ready for personal development of choice with the perimeter walls framed, insulated & polyed. This fantastic home was built to last with many upgraded items such as keyless entry, triple glaze windows, fiberglass shingles, vinyl siding & stone accent exterior, Lennox high efficiency heating, VanEE, Weiser & Kohler products. Being this home is only 5 years old there is still remaining Sask New Home Warranty included.
$309,900MLS. Osler
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I have listed a new property at 41 Laurier CRES in Sarilia Country Estates.
UNIQUE PRIME RIVERFRONT building lot located in desirable Sarilia Country Estates. This piece of paradise offers a stunning breathtaking panoramic views of the North Saskatchewan River to the north east and to the south west. Uniquely shaped & above average in lot size. Across from a nature trail and environmental reserve that provides additional solitude and shelter. Offered significantly below developer pricing. Build your dream house without breaking your budget. Services (power, natural gas, phone & internet) at property edge and ready to tie into your new home. Community organized water and sewer are hauled. At Sarilia, neighbors are friends, children play freely and year-round family recreation is right on your doorstep such as canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming & beach fun, hiking the trails, snowshoeing, river skating, biking, or simply walking the dog; you'll find plenty of outdoor activities to pursue. Residents enjoy a community garden & pastureland, abundant wildlife, lush green spaces and wildflowers & gorgeous prairie sunsets. The town of Langham (6kms away) offers direct busing to elementary and high schools. Saskatoon only 20 minute drive on double lane Highway.
$49,900MLS. Sarilia Country Estates
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