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Are you thinking of selling your home? If so, you may be wondering if an open house is the right choice for you. Many sellers (and real estate professionals) insist that hosting open houses is important to the sale of your home. An open house is a way to get potential buyers interested in your home, but there are also some disadvantages to consider.

Pro: No pressure on buyers

Open houses can be a great way to let potential buyers view your home without feeling pressured. Buyers can take their time looking at the property, and they don't have to worry about being interrupted by the Realtor or seller. This can be especially helpful for buyers who like to take their time analyzing a home without pressure or a time restriction. 

Pro: Great for

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Selling your home can be a stressful process. There are so many things to think about and keep track of, and it's easy to make a mistake.  The last thing you want is a misstep that can cost you time, money or even the sale of your home. Here are five of the most common pitfalls associated with selling a home and how you can avoid them!

Pitfall #1: Not Preparing Your Home for Showings

One of the most common mistakes sellers make is not preparing their homes for showings. Remember, first impressions matter! You want potential buyers to walk into your home and see a clean, well-maintained property that they can picture themselves living in. Before each showing, take some time to tidy up your home and put away any personal items (family photos,

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Buying a home is a huge investment, and there's no shortage of pitfalls that can trip you up along the way. From overspending on your dream home to failing to budget for closing costs, it's easy to let emotions get the best of you and make a costly mistake. Here are the five most common home-buying pitfalls and how you can avoid them. 

1. Not Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

One of the biggest mistakes home buyers make is not getting pre-approved for a mortgage before shopping for homes. There's nothing worse than finding your dream home only to realize that you can't afford it because you haven't been pre-approved for a loan. To avoid this mistake, be sure to get pre-approved for a loan before starting your home search. This will give you

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As the weather cools and the leaves begin to change colour, it's time to start thinking about your home maintenance routine for the fall season. While it's easy to let things slide during the warmer months, there are a few essential tasks that should be completed every year to make sure your home is in tip-top shape. Here are six yearly fall home maintenance tasks that you should add to your to-do list.

1. Clean out your gutters and downspouts.


One of the most important—and often neglected—tasks on the list of yearly fall home maintenance tasks is cleaning out your gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters can cause a host of problems, including water damage to your foundation, as well as Ice dams during the winter months. To avoid these

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If you're in the market for a new home, you may be considering a new construction home in one of Saskatoon's newest neighbourhoods. While there are definitely some perks to buying a new construction home, there are also some things you should be aware of before making your purchase. Buying a home is major purchase, here are a few things to keep in mind. 

Advantages of Buying a New Construction Home

One of the advantages of buying a new construction home is that you have the opportunity to customize your home to your specific needs and wants. When you work with a builder to construct your home, you'll be able to choose things like the layout, finishes, fixtures, and appliances. This means that you can create a space that is truly tailored to

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There are pros and cons to purchasing a bank owned property in Saskatchewan. It can be hard to decide if this is the right option for you. On the one hand, buying a bank owned property can be a great way to get a good deal on a home. However, there are some risks involved that you need to be aware of. Let's take a closer look at both sides of the issue!

Pro: Lenders are eager to recuperate their loss and will want to sell the property quickly

The properties are often vacant and can accommodate a quicker possession date.

Con: There is often little or no negotiating room

When it comes to the purchase price of foreclosed properties, the lender will want to sell the property for as much as possible in order to recoup their losses. Especially

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You've found your dream home! If you're like most people, your pets are an important part of your family. And when you move to a new home, you want to make sure that they are as comfortable and safe as possible. We'll discuss everything from preparing for the move to setting up your new home. So whether you're moving across town or across the country, read on for advice that will help make the transition smoother for both you and your furry friends!

Have your pet's records in a safe place.

One of the first things you'll need to do is get your pet's records in order. Make sure you have copies of their vaccinations, as well as any other pertinent medical information and store it in a safe place that it won't easily get lost in the move. You'll

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The Saskatchewan real estate market offers a diverse selection of property offerings, including residential, commercial, and agricultural. Whether you are looking for property in a Saskatchewan city or one of the province’s many small towns, the options are endless for finding exactly what you’ve been looking for. And as one of Canada’s most affordable provinces, it is certainly well worth the investment, as you can get more for less.

 

Residential Real Estate in Saskatchewan

Searching for vacant land to build your dream home? Perhaps you are hoping to find a single family house for sale? No matter your residential real estate needs, you can be sure to find your perfect fit with the help of an experienced Saskatchewan REALTOR®. 

For those

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With beautiful prairie landscapes and tons of space to stretch and grow, the buying interest for Saskatchewan acreages is certainly very healthy. This could mean great news for those who may be looking to sell an acreage in Saskatchewan. But it’s still important to note the distinct differences between selling rural property and selling a home in the city. 

 

Selling an Acreage vs. Selling a Home

No matter whether you’re selling an acreage or selling a home in the city, the results you can expect to see will be influenced by the same factors as with all residential real estate. This includes the current state of the real estate market, home characteristics, and price. All of these factors contribute to the success of a residential real

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For some, the perfect dream home is a single-family suburban 2-storey with all the city amenities just blocks from their front door. For others, that same dream looks a little more like the quiet serenity of an acreage settled in the country away from the city landscape.

Buying an Acreage in Saskatchewan

A picturesque prairie setting, Saskatchewan is the perfect place to find the acreage property you and your family have been wishing for. If you are considering buying an acreage in Saskatchewan, though, there are some distinctive differences in the process from finding a home in the city of Saskatoon. Of course, the best way to navigate these differences is to work with a trusted local REALTOR​​® with experience in acreage real estate. But

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