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.


New property listed in Prud'homme

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

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!


New property listed in Nutana, Saskatoon

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

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.


I have sold a property at 238 1st AVE N in Warman

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

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!


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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