Christine Lelond Your Home Expert

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I have listed a new property at 630 Carter WAY in Saskatoon.
Charming 2-storey home ideally located on a desirable, quiet, mature crescent. This inviting 1344/2 sqft, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home is fully developed for maximized enjoyment of living space. Boasting an open main floor layout with spacious entranceway, naturally bright oversized living room with easy to clean laminate flooring and beautiful bay window, white heritage kitchen with plenty of counter space, walk-in corner pantry & large island and is accented by a stainless steel fridge, slide-in stove, otr microwave, b/i dishwasher and quality tile backsplash & flooring leading into the dining area. The Upper level features a huge master bedroom with bay window, 3-pc en-suite and walk-in closet, 2 ample sized additional bedrooms and modernized 4-pc bathroom with beautiful tile tub surround and flooring. Basement has a cozy family room that’s wired for surround sound and has an additional 4th bedroom, bonus den/storage room, 3-pc bathroom, under stair storage and laundry room. Eye catching street appeal, relaxing East facing front Veranda, off street front drive parking, fully fenced, landscaped with brick flowerbeds, storage shed and large deck. This home includes Samsung washer/ dryer as well as central air conditioning to combat the hot summer days that are sure to come and has alley access in back for future option of garage. Listed 10,000+ below 10/18 appraised value & city fair value. Close to the new development areas of Blairmore & Kensington shopping & amenities. This is the house you’ve been waiting for; book your private viewing now.
$289,900MLS. Confederation Park, Saskatoon
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Moving around the corner or even across town is relatively simple because you are likely familiar with the various neighbourhoods and you can access them anytime. If there's a listed home you want to view, you can simply go see it.


Relocating to a different town or city, however, is much more challenging. It may not be possible for you to make multiple visits to see homes for sale. You may also be unfamiliar with the various neighbourhoods.


So what do you do if you want to move out-of-town or need to relocate due to work?


Your first step is to get the information you need. You'll want up-to-date data on the neighbourhoods so you can pinpoint the ones that are the best fit for your needs and lifestyle. You'll also want to get a sense of the types of homes for sale in those neighbourhoods — style, size, features, listing price, etc.


Your next step is to schedule a day to view homes. This visit must be carefully planned so you only see those properties that are likely to be of interest. You don’t want to travel all that way only to end up seeing properties you wouldn't likely buy. What a waste of time!


So, if you’re relocating, you’ll need help. Give me a call. I can help make the relocation go smoothly for you.

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If you're thinking ahead to your next dream home, the road you need to take to get there may seem confusing. Do you search for listings online? Drop by Open Houses on the weekends? Call the number on For Sale signs?


Let's break it all down! Here are the specific steps you need to take to ensure you find a home that fits your wants, needs and budget.  


1. Find out how much your current property will likely sell for on today’s market.  


2. Arrange for financing, so you know what you can afford.


3. Select neighbourhoods you'd love to live in. (That may involve some fun exploring!)  


4. Decide on the type of home you want to buy. (For example: detached, three-bedroom, etc.)


5. Prioritize the property features you want most, so you can be flexible if a feature is missing from a home listed on the market that is otherwise ideal.


6. View properties on the market that closely fit your criteria, particularly new listings that may not yet be posted online. (Tip: Arrange to be immediately notified of new listings that are a good fit for you.)


7. When you find a home you want, make an offer designed to get the property — without overpaying.


8. Negotiate until you secure the deal. This may involve counter-offers.


9. If the negotiation is skillfully done and all goes well, the home is yours. As you can see, there isn't a lot of mystery in finding your next dream home. You just need to take the steps and get the professional help you need along the way.


Looking for a real estate agent that can get you to the finish line? Call today!

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Year over year average sale price was down 12% in January at $302,412. By comparison, the average price in January of 2017 and 2018 was $$341,260 and $344,720 respectively. The challenge with averages is that the numbers can be skewed in a given period and are therefore not a reliable reflection of pricing. For this reason, the Canadian Real Estate Association created the MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) for major cities to give a more accurate reflection of pricing trends. The HPI establishes attributes for a handful of typical housing styles; Single Family, One Storey, Two Storey, Townhouse, Apartment and a composite of all five. It then establishes a base value to each with the starting point of 2005. From that starting point, changes in value are recorded over time to get a better sense of what is happening to pricing and where prices may be trending. For example, the MLS® HPI value for a typical Single-Family home in January of 2005 was $140,400. This value reached its peak in May of 2015 at $329,500. At the end of January 2019, this value is at $304,300, down from $307,300 in last January. This indicates a less drastic decline in year over year values. By comparison, five years ago this benchmark price was $320,800 and ten years ago $268,200. For more information on HPI go to contact a member of the SRAR or visit saskatoonrealtors.ca .

The total MLS® dollar volume for sales in the Saskatoon Region for January was $84M down 6% from a year ago and comparable to 2017. In spite of this dollar volume decline, January residential home sales on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in Saskatoon totaled declined by only 1% in January with 199 transactions. The region surrounding Saskatoon had 60 MLS® sales in January, only five less than last January and 18% more than January 2017. 

Residential MLS® listing totals for January was the lowest in the past six years with 555 new listings introduced to the market, 10% lower than last January. For the market surrounding Saskatoon, the number of new MLS® listings was unchanged from a year ago with 216 units listed on the market. “New listings to the market are not always houses being introduced for the first time to the market.” comments Jason Yochim, CEO of the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR). “Often new listings are homes that did not sell in the initial listing attempt and are relisted, often at a revised price.” The total number of active listings as at the end of last month was 1,450 compared with 1,529 last year. “It’s positive to see the overall number of active listings decline to prepare the way for prices to recover.” adds Yochim “some price ranges with still have a good supply to choose from while others will not. It’s important to remember that REALTORS® have the greatest access to available property” he adds. 

Source: February 2019 SRAR 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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