Christine Lelond Your Home Expert

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Congratulations to my repeat VIPs’ Spencer and Jenna on your BRAND NEW home!!! 


When you decided this was “The One”,  I knew it was going to be a good day on the negotiation table; being strongly a #buyersmarket - more so than ever within the new home build sector.  Knowing incredible savings could be had, my #RENE skills took over resulting in a savings to you of over 8% off original list price plus thousands more in bonus extra’s! 


It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you again and helping you upgrade to a home much more suitable and accommodating to your family’s needs.   I wish you all the best moving forward as you build lasting memories within the walls of your new beautiful home.   Thank you for your loyalty, trust, ongoing support and friendship.

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I have just sold a property at 905 TEMPERANCE ST in Saskatoon.
Investors! Location! Rare and unique 3 suite; 2 bedrooms each suite, revenue property situated on one of the most desirable streets in Saskatoon in prestigious beautiful Nutana; This income generating property has a South Easterly exposure, charming street appeal and many character touches. Live in or rent the Main floor which is accessed by an inviting front veranda that leads to spacious porch/mudroom. Main floor features a spacious living room accented by beautiful original hardwood and gas fireplace with surrounding frosted glass wooden cabinetry, a large formal dining room & galley kitchen with newer Vinyl flooring, 4 piece European bathroom and two ample sized bedrooms. The currently rented second level features a bright, open concept loft living style consisting of a living room, dining area, breakfast/sitting nook and upgraded kitchen with newer laminate flooring, quaint 3 piece bathroom with skylight and 2 large bedrooms with newer carpet. Currently rented basement suite features, a trendy open style kitchen and dining area , large living room with nook, 2 large bedrooms and large 4 piece bathroom with built in linen shelving. Shared laundry in basement, each suite has its own separate entrance. The attached over sized 21 x 17.9 garage has been developed into a separate living space. Though currently not functional as a garage or heated, it’s easily converted back or could be further developed to make a possible 4th suite. Fully fenced, large mature lot with shed & triple asphalt parking in back. Well maintained with upgrades being: boiler (2014), Hot water tank (2018), electrical panel (2007), shingles (2010). Includes 10 appliances and sauna. Fully rented this property was generating $3200/month. PRICED $25,000 below Oct. 2017 Appraisal. Walking distance to University, the River and Rotary Park, Downtown and Broadway.
$499,900. Nutana, Saskatoon
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I have just sold a property at 418 Costigan RD in Saskatoon.
Value & location on ideal family bungalow in desirable Lakeview. Fully developed and well maintained this 4 bedroom home features updated flooring & trim, paint inside & out and newer windows & doors. There’s a gorgeous, rough-rock, wood burning fireplace in living room. Master bedroom has an en-suite. The classic oak kitchen showcases black & stainless steel appliances and garden doors off the dining room give convenient access to the 16x16 wooden deck and very private backyard encased in mature trees. The open-concept basement has a spacious family room, a unique curved bathroom accented with wood cedar ceiling, large 4th bedroom and additional office/den as well as ample storage. Additional features is the charming front landscaping, side entrance to kitchen & basement and extended concrete drive which leads to a 20x24 finished double garage. Includes; central air, central vaccum, underground sprinklers and 5 appliances. Close to amenities, English/French emersion and Catholic schools and the serene Lakeview park & pond. A wonderful home & neighborhood to raise a family in.
$359,900. Lakeview SA, Saskatoon
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I have just sold a property at 201 3120 Louise ST in Saskatoon.
Priced to sell! Desirable South facing corner unit in sought after Brantwood Estates. Excellently maintained and available for immediate possession. Features a spacious floor plan with large room sizes, sunshine ceiling oak kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite, private rod iron balcony off living room and ample laundry & storage room. The building itself is well managed & maintained, has secured personal underground parking with storage. The recently updated lobby is quite inviting, is wheelchair accessible in addition to the elevator. Condo fees include common use of the oversized activities/ meeting/ exercise room & resident workshop with option of a Shaw cable package upgrade. Close to parks and many popular amenities such as Nutana Curling Club, Royal Canadian Legion, Eastview Bowl and Market Mall. Ideal for downsizing & retirement.
$194,900. Saskatoon
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Congratulations to my Newest VIP Larry!


As a long time customer turned friend, I was beyond thrilled when you asked my help in selling this property for you.  It was a shotgun start with some unexpected events but having been advised and educated in the real estate market for years by, yours truly, you were knowledgeable & prepared which made the placing of this #SRSSOLD, sign a mere month into listing, happen.  It feels great to achieve this sale for you when many competitive property struggle finding qualified buyers.


I cannot express how thank-full I am for your trust and assistance in the achievement of this sale; I couldn’t have done it without you.  Thank-you so much for choosing me to be your Seller Representative Specialist, it has been an absolute pleasure representing you; Your ongoing trust, loyalty, respect and friendship means at lot to me.  Wishing you all the best life has to offer.

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You've probably heard the expression, "The early-bird gets the worm." It refers, of course, to those who get in early and reap the rewards. For example, if you arrive early to a retail store for a big blowout sale, you're likely to get the deals before the inventory runs out. The stragglers who come later miss out.


Well, this same wisdom can be applied to selling your home. Starting the process early — even if that means simply doing some initial planning — gives you the edge in several ways. 


First of all, you get extra time for preparation. That means you can get your home cleaned, uncluttered and staged without feeling rushed. You also get more time to find out how much your property will likely sell for on today's market. That's important information, especially if you're also looking to finance a new home.


Secondly, there's less stress. You'll have more time to make the right decisions. The last thing you want is to be scrambling around, last minute, trying to get your home ready for sale.


Finally, with your initial preparations done, you'll be able to put your home on the market at a moment's notice. That's a huge advantage that's likely to lead to selling your property more quickly and for the best price. In fact, by getting an early start on the process, you might even find that right now is the best time to list -- and you'll be able to do so, with confidence.


Want help getting an early start on selling your home? Call me.

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Imagine you’ve dreamed of living in a particular neighbourhood, perhaps for years, and then, when you're finally ready to make a move, finding out that the area is competitive and buying there is definitely a challenge.


A disappointment? Not necessarily.


There is a lot you can do to buy into a popular neighbourhood, even in competitive offer situations.


Your first step is to start targeting that area now. Find out about property types, prices and trends. In particular, you’ll need to know what price range you should be thinking about, and making sure that it’s going to fit your budget. To do that, you might need to get a determination of the Fair Market Value of your current home. 


Next, begin making preparations so you can get a jump on opportunities in that neighbourhood quickly. You don't want to see a great property come on the market and not be ready to make a move. So, get your current home in order so it’s ready for a quick listing.


If possible, make arrangements to get alerted to new listings as soon as they come on the market. Keep in mind that a new listing may not appear online for several days. By getting advance notice, you can be among the first buyers to see the home and have an early advantage over other buyers.


If it's likely there's going to be competing offers for the home you want, there are many strategies that can increase your chances of winning. These involve going in at the right price, minimizing conditions to the offer, presenting the offer appropriately, and negotiating effectively.


Is there a neighbourhood you want to get into? I can help make it happen. Call today.

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After a fairly strong February, the city of Saskatoon’s March housing market had spring in its step as both new listings and sales rose over last year, by five and 11 per cent respectively.

The Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) reported 702 listings were posted to the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), up from 668 last March, but significantly down from 850 in 2017.

Sales jumped 11 per cent to 258, up from 233 last year but down from 308 in March 2017. At the same time, the average selling price dropped four 
per cent to $316,445, down from just over $328,000 a year earlier, partly due to a higher proportion of entry-level home sales below $400,000. There was also a significant decrease in the number of sales recorded between $400,000 and $450,000.  Even so, the dollar volume of homes sold increased seven per cent to just over $81.6 million, up from $76.5 million a year earlier.

“We’re coming into the spring market, and the degradation of prices over the last three year has made it a little more attractive out there. People do get a little bit more optimistic in the spring,” said Jason Yochim, CEO of SRAR.

“Some of that optimism may have sprung from the federal government’s recent policy announcement regarding changes to home buyers’ plan, which provides five per cent interest-free loan on existing homes, and 10 per cent on new homes, to first-time buyers. Our industry has been lobbying for changes such as this for a long time.”
 
The Saskatoon Region, which includes smaller communities in the Census Metropolitan Area, saw a five per cent increase in listings, to 1,084 (up from 1,034 in 2017) and a four per cent increase in monthly sales, to 359 (up from 345). Listings generally begin to trend upward as March, and spring, approach.
 
Excluding Saskatoon, regional listings were flat with last March and sales fell nine per cent to 77, down from 85. The selling price dropped 12 per cent to $275,000. In 2019 so far, Saskatoon and region listings, taken together, are down two per cent to 2,675, 1,736 of those in the city proper. Sales are up two per cent to 929, up from 909 in 2018, and dollar volume has fallen one per cent to $213 million, down from $215.5 million. Active listings sat at 3,184 at the end of March, down one per cent, with 1,611 of those in Saskatoon, down four per cent.

While the 2019 market has been kinder to home sellers than in the last three years, it remains important to price properties appropriately to present conditions, said Yochim. The sales to listings ratio was 37 per cent in March, which still signifies a buyers’ market.
 
“Home sellers, not to mention buyers, can benefit from the knowledge a REALTOR® brings to a housing transaction. REALTORS® know how to help a seller arrive at a realistic price, and they are also professionals who subscribe to a strict code of ethics. They can guide sellers, and buyers, through the process, and help them make the best decisions.”

Source: April 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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