When a buyer opens a cabinet door in your kitchen, it’s not an invasion of privacy. The buyer simply wants to get a sense of the available space. So, you can expect some buyers to explore cabinet space, especially in your kitchen and bathrooms.

That’s why making sure cabinet space looks clean, organized and spacious is so important. Consider these tips:

  • If you store a lot of items inside a cabinet, make liberal use of storage bins, baskets, and small plastic containers. Clutter doesn’t look like clutter when it’s organized!
  • Go through each cabinet and get rid of as many items as possible. Pay particular attention to expired products. If you haven’t used an item for a while, question whether you need to keep it anymore.
  • Consider storing some items somewhere else in your home. For example, pack up less used items and store them in a larger closet or other storage space.
  • Thoroughly clean cabinets that are prone to odours, such as the ones under the kitchen sink or used for storing food.

Buyers will only give a cabinet space a quick glance, yet they’ll form a lasting impression. Make sure it’s a good one!


New property listed in Stonebridge, Saskatoon

I have listed a new property at 102 Snell CRES in Saskatoon.
Rare fully developed 5 bedroom raised bungalow in prime sought after Stonebridge location; Steps to multiple parks/schools/walking paths/Marshall H. pond & Lake Luczkad. Ideal home for the large/growing family. Showcasing a natural light open floor plan w/LED recessed & suspension lighting, laminate flooring, white heritage doors/trim, black hardware & vaulted ceiling. This home features a private front office; Bayed dining room; Central kitchen w/alder cabinets designed w/pot drawers/pull out pantry shelving, electrified eating bar island w/dual sil-granite sink, b/i buffet hutch & 4 Samsung SS appliances; The living room w/triple panel patio door leads to a 2 tiered Trek deck w/privacy wall, pergola, b/i storage & garden boxes and gazebo - overlooking the west facing park like backyard w/garden area, white rock path & brick/stone accents. Completing the main level is a 13x13 master bedroom w/walk-in closet and 3 piece en-suite w/5ft shower; An additional bedroom w/pocket door to the 4 piece bathroom and bonus main floor laundry room w/storage & included shelving, washer/dryer. Entering the basement you’ll see an impressive family/theater room w/recessed pot lighting and included projection TV & b/i sound system w/dvd player & electric fireplace. This level also features 3 large-to-oversized bedrooms - one with a deep dual closet, the others w/included armoires of which one having a frosted pocket door leading to the 3 piece bathroom w/large seated shower. This home also provides an abundance of storage space within the utility & designated storage rooms. Stunning street appeal w/stucco & rock on a well thought out beautifully landscaped corner lot w/abundance of perennials edged by concrete/stone/brick/mulch that’s entirely directionally sloped so water runoff goes to street or paved alley; Curved dual access keyless entrance; 20x24 insulated attached barn door style garage w/raised concrete & direct access to home/back yard and triple driveway/RV parking.
$554,900MLS. Stonebridge, Saskatoon

Shopping for a new home in a distant town, city or neighbourhood can be a challenge. It’s especially difficult if getting there requires a very long drive or flight. So, if you’re thinking of moving out-of-town, here are some home shopping tips to consider:

  • Schedule a longer than normal viewing appointment. Make sure the seller is aware that you’ll need more time to see and evaluate the home, so they don’t book another appointment too soon after yours.
  • Spend extra time in the neighbourhood and surrounding area. Drive the streets. Go for a walk. If possible, chat with neighbours you run into.
  • Get all the facts you can about the home and surrounding area. You’ll want to take a close look at crime statistics, property turnover, demographics, etc.
  • Don’t rush your travel plans when going to see a listed home. Try to arrive for the viewing relaxed and energized (rather than stressed and fatigued), so you can see the property in an unhurried manner.

Following these simple tips can bring you a lot closer to finding your faraway dream home.


There were 1,691 sales reported across the province in June, a year-over-year decline of six per cent. While year-over-year sales were down, Saskatchewan again reported sales levels well above long-term, 10-year historical averages.

As seen in prior months, inventory levels remain a significant challenge in certain regions of the province. Despite a slight increase from last month, inventory levels were nine per cent below levels seen in the previous year and over 30 per cent below the 10-year average. Inventory challenges continue to impact the more affordable segment of the market, with homes priced below $300,000 reporting a 17 per cent decline in inventory in June.

“While higher lending rates are impacting sales activity, continued employment growth and Saskatchewan’s relative affordability advantage are preventing a significant pullback in sales,” said Association CEO, Chris Guérette. “Our province continues to report strong sales despite persistent inventory challenges, specifically in the more affordable segment of our housing continuum.”

The slight monthly inventory increase did support a modest gain in the months of supply. However, with just under four months of supply, conditions remain lower than levels traditionally seen in June. Tighter conditions again resulted in month-over-month price gains, as Saskatchewan’s benchmark price reached $331,500 in June, up from $329,600 in May.

“Our market continues to demonstrate resilience amid interest rate hikes, ongoing inflationary pressures, and concerns over a national recession,” said Guérette. “We continue to keep a close eye on inventory levels and how tighter market conditions may impact prices moving forward.”


Regional Highlights
Sales activity has eased across many regions in the province throughout the first half of the year. However, the Swift Current- Moose Jaw Region was the only region to see activity fall below long-term trends.

While adjustments in inventory levels did vary across the province, all regions continue to report inventory below long-term, 10-year trends. Year-over-year inventory levels have improved in the Swift Current-Moose Jaw and Yorkton-Melville regions, while the Saskatoon-Biggar region is currently reporting the tightest conditions in the province

Price Trends
The benchmark price varied across Saskatchewan communities in June. As most cities report year-over-year and monthly price growth, the cities of Swift Current, North Battleford, and Yorkton experienced monthly and yearly price decreases. Additionally, the Humboldt region reported its highest benchmark price on record in June

City of Regina

The City of Regina reported 367 sales in June, a year-over-year decline of nearly 10 per cent. While year-over-year sales levels eased, they remain over 11 per cent above long-term, 10-year trends.

A pullback in sales and new listings resulted in inventory similar to levels reported last month. Inventory levels in Regina remain nearly 30 per cent below long-term trends, the lowest levels reported in June since 2014.

With only 2.8 months of supply in the Queen City, current conditions are the tightest they’ve been in June over the past decade. Tighter conditions are contributing to monthly price gains as the benchmark price in Regina reached $318,700 in June, up from $316,100 in May.

City of Saskatoon

The City of Saskatoon reported 541 sales in June, up nearly two per cent year-over-year and 17 per cent above long-term trends.

Despite a slight month-over-month improvement in new listings in June, inventory levels remain over 40 per cent below the 10-year average.

Tight market conditions persisted in June, with under two months of supply supporting further price growth in the Bridge City. The benchmark price reached $381,400 in June, up from $380,100 in May.

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