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Are you ready to tackle a renovation project? Whether or not you're thinking of selling your home anytime soon, it’s important to consider the return on your investment before you begin. That way, when it does come time to sell, you will see that your hard work paid off and increased the value of your home. Join me as I explore the best renovations with the highest return on investment:

Paint

Painting is the most under-appreciated home improvement. Nothing provides a higher ROI than quality, professionally-done painting. It doesn’t seem like the most glamorous of renovations, or promise the most dramatic before-and-after, but it instills freshness and can flatter your home in ways you’ve never imagined. 

Return on Investment: A fresh coat of

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Selling your home is a large undertaking. Not only is it time consuming, but it can also be emotionally challenging, especially if you’ve never done it before. You will not only need to get your home ready for listing, but you will also need to deal with the sale itself—from deciding on the asking price to completing the contract. These details require a great amount of knowledge and should not be taken lightly.    

This is where the help of an experienced local REALTOR® can really help! They will provide you with profit-producing tips and tricks to ensure you get the most value for your home.  They will guide you every step of the way, from recommending the right asking price to ensuring all the contract paperwork is in order. It is their job to

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If you’re at all interested in economics, supply and demand, or market behaviours, the past 9 months will likely have intrigued you. It was almost like the boomer effect, only this time it would be more aptly named the “pandemic effect”—a storm of supply shortages, making it hard to find a wide variety of things, ranging from toilet paper to RV’s.

Many who were lucky enough to make the transition to working from home in March were buying up all the computers and laptops, while others were hoping to find a new gaming system to use while they were stuck at home with nothing to do. There were so many home renovation projects happening this spring that the price of lumber was the highest it’s been, ever. And the warmer weather created a wave of people

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There are many reasons why you may be in the market for a home security system right now. Maybe it’s a new family member or a new home in a new neighborhood. Maybe your existing system isn’t as secure as you would like it to be or you’ve just been thinking about getting one. Whatever the reason, there are a lot of options to choose from and with numerous advancements in the home security field, you may be wondering where to start. I’ll break down some key points to consider while making this important decision:

Where to Start When Considering a Home Security System

There are thousands of home security options, from big national brands with multiple monitoring centers to DIY systems you can watch from your smart device. Professional service

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We all love Saskatoon, but let’s face it, not everyone feels at home living in the city. While some people thrive off of the hustle and bustle of steady movement and easy access to amenities right outside their doorstep, many others feel much more at home in the quiet of the country. That’s why surrounding towns continue to be a popular choice for those looking at homes for sale!

Here in the Saskatoon region, we are incredibly fortunate to have a wide variety of nearby communities for buyers to choose from—5 of which I’ve highlighted previously here on the blog. However, I would be remiss to simply stop there! All of our surrounding towns have a little something different to offer, and I believe that showcasing those unique qualities is essential

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Whether you’re planning on buying a home or selling your property, staying up to date on your local real estate market is essential in any housing transaction. And I’m not just talking about watching for other new listings and recent sales in the neighbourhood. While those are important market indicators to watch, more pertinent data that can give you a clearer picture of current trends can actually be found in market statistics released in reports every month.

Reading these statistics, however, can feel a bit like reading an astrophysics equation if you’re not sure what they mean. It may seem like a jumble of words and numbers that you know are supposed to make sense...but they don’t. Luckily, you don’t need to understand them all. And the few

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If you’re talking about farmland in Canada, Saskatchewan is without a doubt one of the first places that comes to mind. With vast prairies spanning hundreds of thousands of acres, it’s the perfect province to find a farm for sale and start your agricultural journey. No matter if you’re hoping to farm crops or cattle, in north or south Saskatchewan, you can find a plot of agricultural land right here to get you going! When searching for the perfect farm, though, you’ll want to keep the following in mind to ensure you get the right fit for you:

Can You Afford to Buy a Farm?

Buying a farm may seem as simple as buying any other real estate, but unlike buying a home, it’s not as simple as paying the down payment, securing the mortgage, and setting

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Emma Lake is my happy place. It’s home to my cabin and some of my fondest memories and when the weather warms, there’s nothing I look forward to more than taking off and heading up to my little oasis in the woods, just 5 kilometres from the village of Christopher Lake. It's the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city—I couldn’t love it more! So I know you will too. And here are just some of the reasons why:

1) Fewer People, More Peace & Quiet

With just 200 people in the area year-round, and 900 in the summer, Emma Lake boasts a very small population—making it an ideal oasis to get away from the busyness of city life. And the same can be said for the village of Christopher Lake, with just 289 people calling it home in the

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Often having the most appealing listing prices, foreclosed homes for sale are some of the most popular properties on the market. Whether you’re a young couple interested in flipping or an experienced investor looking for new property to add to your portfolio, foreclosures are a great place to get started. But, while the price tags may be drool-worthy, there are some things to know before buying foreclosed homes that may have you reconsidering your appetite. 

What Are Foreclosures?

First and foremost, the most important step to buying foreclosed property is understanding exactly what it is and how the listing price makes any sense at all.

Foreclosures are properties that the mortgage lender has taken possession of after the lender has fallen

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There are many factors to consider when selling a home, from marketing to offer negotiations, but the most important of all is, without a doubt, the price. The price is the first impression that buyers get of a home, before they even look at the photos or the listing details, because it is the limitations of their budget that narrows their search. That’s why ensuring that your home is priced accurately and fairly from the start is key in guaranteeing a smooth and timely sale. So, in order to do so, you’ll want to avoid these common home pricing mistakes:

Pricing With No Research

If selling a house was as simple as pricing from the heart, the world of real estate would be a much simpler place. But, as we all know, this is not the case. When it

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