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Eco-Friendly Floors

Choosing new or replacement eco-friendly flooring is one of the emerging trends among house and condo owners. Eco-friendly flooring is made from, or with, more sustainable resources, such as materials that don’t deplete or permanently damage the environment (such as toxic laminates), or reusable or recyclable materials. Here are some examples:

  • Renewable and Sustainable - Bamboo, cork, hardwood, natural stone, linoleum, and wool carpet are just a few of the options out there. Before you buy natural flooring products, ask if the harvesting methods are verified through an accredited authority.

  • Repurposed and Reclaimed - Flooring made from old building structures (e.g., posts, beams, walls, and planks) is a viable alternative to grown and harvested resources. Likewise, recycled glass, plastic, and rubber provide ample raw materials for creative flooring effects. Using them also reduces landfill waste. These products can be found through decorative flooring dealers.

When purchasing any flooring, be it natural or synthetic, it is important to know how the product is manufactured, and that it can easily be recycled when it is beyond its usefulness, as opposed to ending up in a landfill.


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I know we just met, but Trust me.

Congratulations to my newest VIP Tyler on your ABR® purchase of a TOP FLOOR CONDO OVERLOOKING A GOLF COURSE!!! ⛳️

I was so excited to finally get to work with you when you reached out for my help based on both your sisters’ highly recommending my service. Upon first consultation, you were already way ahead in the preparation stages and just needed my help as an ABR® Realtor® to make buying a condo, a reality.  Though our market was low on supply and property was selling at the speed of light! I quickly was able to provide you with potential condo options and after discussions we viewed your top choice asap. It was a great option, however in my heart I felt that the unit that just came on the market that day, could be an even better match, so I checked in with the listing agent to book a viewing, only to find out that we had less than 25 minutes to get to the condo and view it before another viewing was occurring.  So even in my high heels, we booted it to the condo by foot (as it was faster to walk than drive) and sure enough, it was “THE ONE”. I knew it!!! You were starting to really see the speed of the market but this was just the beginning for you; 3 hours later, this condo was locked down and conditionally sold to you. Competition flushed out and under asking price secured after being mere hours on market. You did amazing! FOR THE WIN! WHEW!!! ✊ #victorious #ABR® #RENE

Thank you for trusting in my advice after only first meeting me and going with my presented negotiation strategy designed specifically to secure this condo for you at the best value possible. Your willingness to trust in my abilities, take the potential risks and play the market odds with me is beyond appreciated; And I didn’t let you down. It was an absolute pleasure working with your sisters throughout their real estate needs and you were no exception.  I love being your family Realtor!!! Please know I will always be here to help you, your friends and family whenever needed for years to come. Wishing you great times and golf pro status enjoyment as you settle into your new home.

BIG Thanks to my VIPs’ Brett & Nicole, for your referring kind words of recommendation of my service, loyalty and continual support.  Heartfelt gratitude & appreciation.  Thanks for liking how I sell real estate. ❤️

Shared Shout out thanks to Erica Bratzer, Affinity Credit Union for providing speedy quality work to secure final financing days ahead of deadline – Cheers to working with you again for all our mutual Affinity clients and to Samual Bergerman, Bergerman Smith LLP for once again providing excellent legal expertise.

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PRICE GROWTH CONTINUES AS NUMEROUS COMMUNITIES REPORT RECORD BENCHMARK PRICES IN JUNE

Saskatchewan reported 1,675 sales in June, a one percent year-over-year decrease but nearly 10 percent above long-term, 10-year averages. Sales levels improved in properties priced above $400,000, which nearly offset the pullback in homes priced below $300,000, as inventory challenges continue to prevent even stronger monthly sales.

New listings dipped by 14 per cent year-over-year and 21 per cent compared to 10-year trends, preventing any significant inventory relief, as inventory levels decreased by 19 per cent year-over-year and over 40 per cent versus long-term trends. Despite these persistent inventory challenges, Saskatchewan reported above-average sales for the twelfth consecutive month in June.

“While the recent Bank of Canada rate decision was welcome news, higher lending rates and rising home prices continue to spur demand for more affordable housing options,” said Association CEO, Chris Guérette. “This demand, when paired with falling supply in lower price ranges, limits options for prospective buyers and prevents even stronger monthly sales figures. There simply isn’t enough inventory to service this segment of our market right now.”

Saskatchewan reported a residential benchmark price of $343,300 in June, up from $340,400 in May and nearly five per cent higher than June 2023. Meanwhile, the communities of Humboldt ($272,500), Martensville ($398,800), Melfort ($250,100), Prince Albert ($251,700), Saskatoon ($403,500), and Warman ($463,500) reported record benchmark prices in June, with Saskatoon eclipsing the $400,000 mark for the first time.

“Housing demand remains strong in Saskatchewan, despite ongoing supply challenges placing significant stress on the more affordable segment of our market, especially in our two largest centres,” said Guérette. “While real estate is local and market conditions vary by region, it can be incredibly challenging for prospective buyers right now.”

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Regional Highlights
Regina-Moose Mountain and Prince Albert were the only regions to report year-over-year sales gains, while year-to-date sales remained above average in all regions outside of the Northern Region.

Saskatchewan’s two largest regions continue to report the tightest market conditions in the province, with 3.09 months of supply in the Regina-Moose Mountain region and 2.09 months in the Saskatoon-Biggar region.

Price Trends
Home prices trended up across many regions of the province in June, with the largest monthly gains occurring in the Saskatoon-Biggar (seven per cent year-over-year) and Swift Current-Moose Jaw (five per cent) regions.

With prices over 12 percent higher than last year, the City of Melfort reported the highest year-over-year price gain for the second consecutive month. Meanwhile, Saskatoon, Regina, Estevan, Weyburn, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Humboldt, Meadow Lake, North Battleford, and Prince Albert reported year-over-year price gains in June.

City of Regina
The City of Regina reported 380 sales in June, up four per cent year-over-year and 14 per cent above long-term, 10-year trends.

While conditions remain tight in the Queen City, month-over-month inventory levels improved slightly, resulting in 2.06 months of supply, up from 1.69 in May. Despite some relief, inventory levels were down 30 per cent year-over-year and remain nearly 50 per cent below long-term trends.

The City of Regina reported a benchmark price of $318,100 in June, down from $320,000 in May, and 0.5 percent above June 2023.

City of Saskatoon
The City of Saskatoon reported 540 sales in June, which were on par with June 2023 and 15 percent above long-term, 10-year trends.

Limited supply options are likely preventing even stronger sales in Saskatoon, as inventory levels reached their lowest point since June 2007. The Bridge City reported a 26 percent year-over-year decrease in inventory, which remains over 53 percent below the 10-year average.

The City of Saskatoon reported a record benchmark price of $403,500 in June, up from 397,200 in May and over seven per cent above June 2023.


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