Christine Lelond Your Home Expert

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Congratulations to my newest VIPs’ Ronald & Neslie Ann and Family on the purchase of your 1st home!!! 


I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for you.  Not only was it your first time ever in the world of real estate but you also had to brave the COVID-19 global pandemic fears…..WHICH YOU TRIUMPHED!!!  Coming out way ahead on every possible aspect.  Not only did we find your perfect house quickly & safely, my realtor RENE senses sprung into action and using my skills, research and the situation at hand, I was able to negotiate an incredible savings of over 10% of original asking price and get you moving into this home in under 2 weeks from start to finish. Not even a global pandemic can stop me from achieving a great deal for my clients. 


Thanks so much for trusting me to guide you through this.  You were fantastic to work with and it was a total pleasure to represent you as your ABR® RENE Realtor® on your very first home purchasing experience.  Super happy and excited for you!!!


Wishing you all the glorious comforts of home ownership as you build wonderful lasting memories.  Thank you for your trust, bravery, hard work and friendship.  Always here to help you, your friends and family whenever you need for years to come.

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There's a reason why there are "kitchen and bath" stores, and even design magazines devoted to these rooms. A well-staged kitchen and bathroom can make the entire home look better. So, it's no surprise that professional home stagers pay particular attention to these spaces.


What do these pros have to say about bathrooms?


Professional stagers advise that you start by taking a picture of the room. Looking at that picture will give you a better sense of how others see your bathroom and reveal what needs to be changed.


Then, de-personalize it. When you’re showing your home to buyers, you want the bathroom to resemble a guest bathroom. So, no shaving kits, toothbrushes, sticky notes to self on the mirror, etc.


Stagers also recommend that anything worn be replaced. This will likely include the shower curtain and mats, which tend to wear and stain quickly.


Hang fresh new towels on the rack. (If you’re buying new towels for this purpose, choose white.) Put an unused bar of soap or hand cleaner next to the sink. Make it look like a freshly stocked hotel bathroom.


If required, paint the walls. Off-white colours, including beiges and light greys, work well.


As you can see, it doesn't take much to stage your bathroom and make it look its best for buyers.


Looking for more staging tips? Call today.

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If you're thinking of listing your property, one thing that might be holding you back is concern about preparing your home for sale. You may be wondering how much work there will be. Is it going to take a couple of months? A couple of weeks? A few days?


That, of course, depends on the state of your property.


However, regardless of how close your home is to “show time” ready, there is plenty you can do to reduce how long that preparation takes. Consider these ideas:


• Sell stuff online. The less cluttered your home seems to buyers, the better it will show. So, make a list of items you want to sell, and then list them on one of the many local online market websites. Price items fairly and, chances are, you'll get rid of everything in a day or two.


• Have a repair day. Go through your home and make a list of everything that needs to be fixed. Then, schedule repair people to all come on the same day. Voila! In one day, all needed repairs (or, at least, most of them) are done.


• Get staging advice. Instead of guessing at what changes you need to make around your home to make it look its best, get expert staging advice. You’ll find out exactly what the experts suggest you do, and you'll save a lot of time and money. (By the way, I can provide you with that advice too.)


• Ask before making big improvements. Are you planning to convert a wood burning fireplace into a gas unit to help sell your home? Before doing any big improvements or renovations like that, talk to me. You don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on an unnecessary project.


• Hire help. You don't have to do everything on your own. Get the help you need. For example, hire a painter, a cleaner, and/or a junk removal service. Those will significantly shorten the time it takes to prepare your home for sale and save you a lot of work. Also, the costs of those professionals may be off-set by the increase in the sale price of your home.


Bottomline: Preparing your home doesn't need to be overwhelming and time consuming. Contact me for more ideas to help get your home ready for sale, quickly.

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It’s an honor to make this achievement.  To be there for my clients who needed me during these challenging & uncertain COVID19 times.  BIG THANKS to my BRAVE clients and to all who worked hard with me to make this happen. 

As an essential service and REALTOR® ABR® SRS® RENE, I will continue to help those who are in need of my help and adapt to the changes necessary to ensure the safety of all.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you need my help.  


TOGETHER we can get through this.

 

STAY STRONG, STAY SAFE, STAF HEALTHY EVERYONE. ✊

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Sales in Saskatoon were up 6.2%, going from 258 in March 2019 to 274 in March 2020, and up 7.2% in the overall region, going from 346 to 371. In both Saskatoon and the region, sales were less than 2.0% under the 5-year average while they were more than 10% below the 10-year average. Year-to-Date (YTD) sales in Saskatoon rose 8.2% over last year, increasing from 668 to 723, while YTD sales in the larger region also increased 8.8%, going from 891 to 969.


Sales volume was up 16.9% in the city, going from $81.4M to $95.1M in 2020 (1.3% above the 5-year average). YTD sales volume in the city was $240.2M, an increase of 12.6% from last year. In the region, sales volume was up 16.2%, going from $105.9M to $123.1M (1.2% above the 5-year average). YTD sales volume also increased 11.3% in the region, rising from $274.6M in 2019 to $305.7M in 2020.


Although total sales and sales volume were up, the number of new listings in March 2020 fell significantly from the number last year. In Saskatoon, new listings fell 14.2%, going from 702 to 602 (over 17.0% below the 5- and 10-year averages), while in the region the situation was even worse, with new listings falling 19.5% from 1,037 last year to 835 this year. Active listings also fell 9.9% in Saskatoon (down from 1,611 to 1,452) and 7.8% in the region (down from 2,864 to 2,641).


The sales to listing ratio was 45.5% in Saskatoon and 44.4% in the region suggesting somewhat balanced market conditions in the area.


Homes in Saskatoon stayed on the market an average of 55 days in March—down a modest 3.5% from 57 days last year (but still slightly above the 5-year average of 54 days). Homes in the region stayed on the market somewhat longer than homes in the city at 66 days on average in 2020, but also down from an average of 68 days last year.


Average home prices in Saskatoon went from $316,737 to $347,189 (an increase of 9.6%) and were approximately 3.0% above the 5- and 10-year average price. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI)—a more accurate measure of house price trends—is down 0.3% from $303,200 to $302,200. Average home prices in the region also increased 8.4%, going from $306,161 to $331,793, which is also approximately 3.0% above historical averages.  ~ April 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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Congratulations to my repeat VIP Joey and the Kiddo’s on the purchase of your new home!!!


While looking for that perfect home to start anew, we put in quite a few miles traveling Saskatchewan.  Though road tripping with you was more than fun, neither of us knew that your home-to-be was waiting for you the whole time in good old Saskatoon.  Upon viewing this adorable home, you knew instantly it was The One. Figuring it was just another day at the RENE negotiation table, a strategic offering strategy was discussed and implemented only to be blown apart when circumstances revealed that your perfect new beginning home was already in negotiations and almost about to be sold to another. Well…Not on my watch!  Knowing all too well this was your perfect home, the one you wanted.  I kicked into lightening speed and though you had to make some fast decisions and had a bit of a tense waiting period, in the end I was successful at stealing away this house and securing it firmly into your hands.  Timing is everything in Real Estate and your wish was my command.  In the end you bought a wonderful house and gained a story to tell for years to come. 


It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you again and sparing our sarcastic humor.  I wish you all the best moving forward as you build wonderful memories within these walls.  Thank you for your loyalty, trust, ongoing support and friendship.

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I have listed a new property at 48 50 Government RD in Prud'homme.
WOW! Incredible value for this absolutely stunning, extensively renovated true character two-storey! This must see 1420sqft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath family home is only 35 minutes NE of Saskatoon and worth commuting. This spacious, freshly repainted home features chocolate hardwood impression laminate flooring, reproduction hurricane lighting, original carved window/light casings & crown moulding throughout. The open concept main floor boasts a bright naturally lighted living room with large picture window and quaint reading nook. The Distressed style kitchen showcases a custom island with new butchers block top and accented by a marble back splash, dual sink with raised faucet, under cabinet lighting, new counter top, built in dishwasher & range hood, chained shelf unit, pantry and cozy dining nook with triple bay windows. Bonus main floor laundry (Red Whirlpool Washer & Dryer included) and updated bathroom with raised shower, granite vanity & shelved linen closet are conveniently located off back entrance for ease of cleanliness control from outside work & play. Refinished original wood curved stairwell leads to the upper level featuring 3 generous sized bedrooms accented by vintage curtain rods and a dual room bathroom with tiled vanity & soaker tub. This beautiful home is situated on 2 separate titled 50' lots fenced together as one giant 100x130 parcel, has eye catching curb appeal, an inviting yet private veranda while the backyard features a 18x16 deck with boardwalk leading to double garage/hobby shop (insulated/wired but requires standard garage door). Additional garden shed, ample garden area with 4 raised planter boxes, 11x16 rock garden and landscape accents of black wrought iron fencing, red & brown mulch, numerous trees, bushes, plants, perennials and fruit & berry trees/shrubs. Bus service to Vonda École Providence (10min) & Aberdeen Composite School (20min). This solid quality home is quiet country village living at its finest at an unbeatable price!
$154,900MLS. Prud'homme
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No matter what you think of snakes, you must agree that they have a unique way of dealing with worn-out skin. When the time comes, they simply shed it — like an old jacket — revealing a fresh new skin underneath.


Your home's roof doesn't have that advantage! So, when the shingles wear out or become damaged, you need to have them replaced.


Unfortunately, it's not always easy to determine whether your shingles need replacement right away, or whether you can hold off for another year. Assuming your home has the most common type of shingles — asphalt — here's what to look for:


• Corners upturned on some shingles.

• Missing shingles. • Shingles lifting during high winds and not settling back into place (flat) within a day or two.

• Heavy accumulation of shingle debris (particles) in the gutters.

• Shingle bits and pieces found on the ground around your home.

• Spots on your roof that still look wet a day or two after a rainfall. (This could be a sign of water infiltration into the felt or even the roof deck.)


If you have any of these signs, be sure to have a roofing contractor take a closer look.


Before investing in a new roof, be sure to check with the retailer or contractor who supplied the original materials. Your shingles might still be under warranty.


Bottomline: Don't delay. You don't want to wait until you hear drip drip drip before taking action!

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I have listed a new property at 905 TEMPERANCE ST in Saskatoon.
INVESTORS CHECK OUT THIS DEAL!!! PRIME LOCATION. Rare and unique 3 suite revenue property in beautiful NUTANA; situated on one of the most desirable streets in Saskatoon. Fully rented this property was generating $3200/month and is PRICED $50,000 below Oct. 2017 Appraisal. 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 a spacious porch/mudroom. Main floor, newly painted, 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, 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 bathroom with skylight and 2 large bedrooms with newer carpet. The basement suite, newly painted, features, a trendy open style kitchen and dining area , large living room with nook and 2 large bedrooms and over sized bathroom with built in linen shelving. Shared laundry in common area basement and each suite has its own separate entrance. The attached over sized 21 x 17.9 garage had previously been used by owner as 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 functional 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. Walking distance to University and Rotary Park. Close downtown and Broadway.
$474,900MLS. Nutana, Saskatoon
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Saskatoon and region continued to show growth in the residential real estate market. Sales of 230 in the city were up 9% from 211 in February 2019, and the region saw sales grow 11% from 283 last February to 314. Sales were above the 5-year average of 295, but still below the 10-year average of 338. Year to date (YTD), sales were up over last year; 9% in the city, from 412 to 449, and 8.6% in the full region from 556 to 604.


Sales dollar volume was also up. In the city there was a 3.2% increase of $73.7M over last February, and in the region, last month’s $93.5M sales were up 7.4% over 2019’s $87.1M. YTD sales dollar volume was up 10% in the city to $145.1M and up 7.6% in the region to $183.7M.


The number of new listings decreased in both the city, down 2.7% from 481 to 468, and in the region, down 3.2% from 709 to 686. The 2,588 active listings in the region were down from 2,699 in 2019 and the 5-year average of 2,781, however still above the 10-year average of 2,494.


The sales to listing ratio in Saskatoon is 49%, and 46% in the region. Balanced market conditions exist in the 40-60% range, while below 40% is considered to favour buyer’s, and over 60% suggests a seller’s market.

Homes were on the market an average of 82.9 days in the region, up from 69.4 days at the same time last year, and 73.7 days in the city, up from 58.5.


The average home price in the city was $320,249, down 5.3% from $338,268 at this time in 2019. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI), a more accurate measure of housing price trends, however, is up 1.1% from $282,500 last year to $285,600. In the region, the average home price was down 3.2% to $297,724.


“We see the trend of increased sales and decreased listings continue in Saskatoon and region,” says Jason Yochim, CEO of the Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA). “If this continues, we anticipate seeing prices increase. Upcoming changes to the mortgage stress test rules this April will likely start to positively affect our residential markets, as well, and we should see more potential home buyers qualifying for mortgages and subsequently entering the market.”  ~ March 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 238 1st AVE N in Warman.
PRICED TO SELL! EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY FAMILY HOME PRICED $15,000 BELOW APPRAISAL!!! Uniquely designed, West facing, fully developed 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom modified bi-level features everything you’d want and more in a home. It's absolutely ideal for any growing family. From street appeal to first entry you’ll be impressed with features such as vaulted ceilings, 1126sqft spacious floor plan, tremendous amounts of natural lighting, earth tone colors and new stylish high quality hardwood impression flooring. This home is the definition of all the comforts of home. Main floor offers a showcase living room with gleaming hardwood, stunning 2-story picturesque bay window and luxury pocket display shelf & corner floating shelves. Quality solid oak kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, breakfast bar with 6 piece seating included, walk-in pantry and oversized skylight. The off kitchen dining room with surround picture windows adds more natural lighting with bonus garden door conveniently offering access to raised wooden deck allowing to easily enjoy BBQ’d or smoked meals while comfortably entertaining with family & friends. East facing master bedroom with desirable 4 piece en-suite & walk-in closet, 2 additional ample sized bedrooms and main bathroom with upgraded flooring. Downstairs offers a desirable open concept development with a huge family room area providing additional natural sunlight, 4th bedroom with a chalk board wall, large 3 piece bathroom with corner shower, laundry room and ample storage areas. Bonus of central air, underground sprinklers, direct entry from double insulated garage & new shingles in 2018. Backyard features enclosed under deck storage, build-in sand box, swing set, luxury hot tub and padded side area perfect to be converted to a dog run. Fully fenced and easy conversion to have RV parking from back alley access. Close proximity to RJ Gidluck park & Warman elementary School. This truly is the perfect Family Home. Don’t miss this incredible deal.
$309,900. Warman
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Congratulations to my repeat VIPs’ Joey and Erin on your SRSSOLD! 


Being your personal Realtor for years, I had the privilege of helping you purchase this property. A wonderful family home that’s served your Family well and since the time came for you to move on, it’s been my pleasure to, once again, help you accomplish that.  I am very appreciative of the continuous hard work you put in to achieve this sale. Your efforts never went un-noticed.  You’re always so wonderful to work with.  It is such an honor to be your trusted Family Realtor, from the beginnings of your real estate entering years ago to now and forever future onward.  You know you can always count on me to help make life changes happen.


Thank you for including me as one of your family.  Your never wavering ongoing loyalty & trust means so much to me and your support has been a solid part of my continuous career.  As your SRS®, RENE Realtor® but most of all Friend,


I wish you all the best moving forward!

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Let's face it. Planning events, even exciting ones like an overseas vacation, can be stressful. So, it's not surprising that some homeowners — even those thrilled about moving — can slip into "worry mode" when putting their property up for sale.


Unfortunately, this anxiety can make the process of selling an unpleasant experience. Who wants that? So here are some things you can do to reduce selling stress and enjoy the adventure.


• Understand the selling process. The more you know about the steps involved in selling your home, the less mysterious — and, therefore, less stressful — it will be.


• Give yourself the time you need. Feeling rushed and stressed comes from trying to do too much in too little time. Even if you're selling quickly, it's important to block off sufficient time in your calendar for the things you need to do. 


• Take care of yourself. As television psychologist Dr. Phil often points out, you can't give what you don't have. When it comes to selling your home, that means you need to eat well and stay healthy, so you have the energy you need throughout the process.


• Make your home attractive to buyers. That not only means tidying up and doing a little home staging, it also means setting the right listing price. Nothing eliminates the stress of selling more than having flocks of qualified buyers interested in your home.


• Get the help you need. You don't have to do everything on your own. That's why working with me is so advantageous. I take care of the many details for my clients so that they can enjoy the journey.


Sure, there are going to be a few stressful moments. However, the process of listing and selling your property, while looking for your next dream home, can be an exciting experience. Let me help you. Call today.

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Two of the biggest stressors for DIYers are projects that cost too much or take too long. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to guarantee that one or the other (or both) won’t happen. But there is a lot you can do to minimize the probability.


When budgeting, a big mistake DIYers make is not considering the little things. For example, you might budget for drywall panels but neglect to include the cost of nails, tape and plaster. It's easy to overlook these small items thinking they won't add up to much of an expense. But often they do. In fact, for many renovation projects, the little things account for up to 20% of the cost.


Another expense that is often overlooked is taxes. When you find a bathtub you like for $399, be sure to budget for what you'll actually pay out-of-pocket. Also, don't forget possible delivery expenses.


A budgeting tip many experts recommend is to price everything you need and then add 10%. That gives you a buffer.


Regarding scheduling, consider whether or not you've done this type of project before. If you're laying hardwood floors for the first time, there's a learning curve. You'll likely take two or three times longer than you would if you were more experienced.


Even if you have experience with the type of project you’re undertaking, it's human nature to underestimate how long it will take. So, if you feel confident you can install that sink in an hour, give yourself two.


A lot of this, of course, is common sense. But if you take a common sense — rather than an optimistic — approach to budgeting and scheduling, you'll stand a much better chance of your DIY project going smoothly.

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I have listed a new property at 238 1st AVE N in Warman.
PRICED TO SELL! EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY FAMILY HOME PRICED $15,000 BELOW APPRAISAL!!! Uniquely designed, West facing, fully developed 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom modified bi-level features everything you’d want and more in a home. It's absolutely ideal for any growing family. From street appeal to first entry you’ll be impressed with features such as vaulted ceilings, 1126sqft spacious floor plan, tremendous amounts of natural lighting, earth tone colors and new stylish high quality hardwood impression flooring. This home is the definition of all the comforts of home. Main floor offers a showcase living room with gleaming hardwood, stunning 2-story picturesque bay window and luxury pocket display shelf & corner floating shelves. Quality solid oak kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, breakfast bar with 6 piece seating included, walk-in pantry and oversized skylight. The off kitchen dining room with surround picture windows adds more natural lighting with bonus garden door conveniently offering access to raised wooden deck allowing to easily enjoy BBQ’d or smoked meals while comfortably entertaining with family & friends. East facing master bedroom with desirable 4 piece en-suite & walk-in closet, 2 additional ample sized bedrooms and main bathroom with upgraded flooring. Downstairs offers a desirable open concept development with a huge family room area providing additional natural sunlight, 4th bedroom with a chalk board wall, large 3 piece bathroom with corner shower, laundry room and ample storage areas. Bonus of central air, underground sprinklers, direct entry from double insulated garage & new shingles in 2018. Backyard features enclosed under deck storage, build-in sand box, swing set, luxury hot tub and padded side area perfect to be converted to a dog run. Fully fenced and easy conversion to have RV parking from back alley access. Close proximity to RJ Gidluck park & Warman elementary School. This truly is the perfect Family Home. Don’t miss this incredible deal.
$309,900MLS. Warman
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I have listed a new property at 204 355 Kingsmere BLVD in Saskatoon.
 
Desirable Lakeview location & situated in one of the best spots within the LakePointe complex, as the building backs residential. This appealing 2nd floor corner unit showcases a modern open floor plan accented by a classic 'eat in' European kitchen with picturesque pass through window. The spacious living room has a decorative only fireplace with an abundance of natural light coming from the patio doors that lead to the oversized wooden balcony containing an enclosed personal storage area with views overlooking the courtyard & park playground as well from the oversized window in the formal dining room. Both bedrooms provide northern views while the master bedroom has a his & her walk through closet that provides direct (cheater) access to the full bath. Price Includes all furniture within unit, four appliances, exclusive use of one paved electric parking stall located in view to the left of units balcony, with additional stalls available on a rental basis. The unit itself features a storage room ideal for the addition of in-suite laundry and the unit itself is located beside the common laundry room for easy access. The complex itself is pet friendly with plenty of visitor parking. This premium Lakeview location is on bus route for easy access to shopping and U of S. as well as walking distance to schools, neighborhood conveniences and recreational amenities including a serene pond and parks. Condo fees include common area maintenance, common Insurance & reserve fund, heat, water & sewer, lawn care & snow removal and use of central park area with playground and a recreation center with meeting areas, games & a gym.
$119,900MLS. Lakeview SA, Saskatoon
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Imagine you're looking for a new home. You have a list of all the features you want, just like you would have a grocery shopping list. However, when you explore the homes currently on the market, none meets all your criteria.


What do you do? You have a few good options.


First, you can take a second look at your list. Does your new home need every single feature on it? Are there one or two features you can do without? For example, can you settle for a smaller kitchen assuming the property has everything else you want?


Often, buying a home that's close to perfect is perfect enough.


Second, consider what features you might be able to add to a home later, by way of a renovation or other improvement. If a property doesn't have a finished basement, for example, you might be able to get that done down the road. Indeed, there are probably many features you can add later to an otherwise desirable property.


Finally, consider the current level of activity in the local real estate market. Is it likely that a lot of new homes will be coming on the market soon? If so, your perfect home may come up on the market within the next few weeks.


Maybe even tomorrow!


In that situation, make sure you arrange to get immediate alerts for newly listed homes that meet your criteria. You'll want to jump on each new opportunity before other buyers learn of the listing.


The good news is, in most cases you should be able to find and buy a great home, with most — if not all — of the features you want.

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As you can probably guess, when you're preparing to move, you'll need boxes and tape — and, perhaps some bubble-wrap or old newspapers to use as protective wrapping for delicate items.


But that may not be all you need. Take a look at this list and see if you'll want any of these on hand while you’re packing or on moving day.


 • Color markers for labeling boxes. (Tip: Color coding boxes by room will make unpacking much easier.)

• Stretch wrap to protect larger items that can't fit into a box. 


• Small plastic bags to store dis-assembled parts, such as sofa legs, cabinet hardware, etc. (You don't want to lose them!)

• Moving blankets to protect floors.

• A dolly or hand truck to move heavy items. (You can rent these.)


• Mattress moving bag. This helps prevent stains and tears during your move. You can also buy specialty bags for sofas and tables.

• Reusable foam furniture sliders, to protect floors when furniture needs to be pushed into place.

• Foam corner protectors. This prevents furniture with sharp corners from banging and damaging other items during a move.


Planning ahead and having the right packing materials on hand will make your move less stressful and, hopefully, damage-free!

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The Saskatoon residential housing market finished off on a positive note with yet another strong month of sales in December.


In the city of Saskatoon, there were 203 sales in 2019, up 24.5 percent from 2018 where 163 sales were recorded. Sales volume also increased by 8.3 percent from $55.2 million in 2018 to $67.8 million despite a slight decrease in the average home price of 1.4 percent from $338,471 to $333,857.


The region also saw increases over last year with 49 sales up from 43 – an increase of 14 percent. Sales volume rose 10.4 percent over last year from $13.6 million to $15 million, while the average price fell 3.2 percent to $295,743 from $307,764.


While sales increased, the number of listings in the city decreased 2.9 percent from 311 last December to 302 in 2019, bringing the sale to listings ratio to 67 – an indicator of a market slightly favouring sellers. Active listings have also been steadily declining year over year with 1,713 active listings at the end of December, down 5.5 percent from 1,813 listings a year ago and 4.6 percent fewer than the five year average.


The area surrounding Saskatoon, which includes Warman, Martensville and Dalmeny, saw a significant increase in listings, up 37.4 percent with 136 last month over the 99 at the same time in 2018. The region is seeing an opposite effect from the city in the sale to listings ratio, which at 36, tends to suggest a trend towards a buyers’ market.


“It’s great to end the year with strong sales in all regions,” says Jason Yochim, CEO of the Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA). “We are still well below 5 – and 10 – year averages in sales, listings and dollar volume, but things are looking positive and we hope to see trends continue in that direction.”


As the year comes to a close, the numbers seen in December reflect the overall trend for 2019. Saskatoon listings in 2019 totaled 7,745, down 2.64 percent from 7,955 in 2018, while the region saw very little change from 2,945 last year to 2939 at December 31, 2019.


Sales were up in the city in 2019 from 3,325 to 3,604 – an increase of 8.3 percent. The region saw a slight decrease of 3.75 percent from 986 to 949.


Total sales volume for 2019 in the city saw a 7.8 percent increase from $1.1 billion in 2018 to $1.2 billion. The region outside of Saskatoon, however, saw 2019’s $280 million down 7.5 percent from $303 million in 2018.  ~ January 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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Congratulations to my newest VIPs’ Chris & Nancy and Family on your New Saskatoon home!!!


Relocating to a new province within a very short time frame is extremely time consuming, overwhelming and stressful.  So it was with much pleasure to help take some of the pressure off by being your trusted ABR® RENE Realtor® guide to finding the perfect new home for you and your growing family.  After going through my in-depth consultation, I had a pretty good idea of what your Dream Home was and found this beauty day 1 in our 5 day house hunting quest.  But just to make sure it really was THE ONE an extension of property was done, ultimately creating many amazing options for your choosing. (with an eagle eye on this one for safe keeping) Ultimately your heart knew this was the perfect choice and I was more than happy to RENE negotiations achieving your ultimate preferred purchase price and possession date.  What a great way to start this new year!!! 


Thanks so much for your trust and friendship.  It was an absolute pleasure helping you.  I know you will love living in your beautiful new home and in Saskatoon, the City of Bridges.   All the best!

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