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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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With the average home in Saskatoon being around $350,000, saving for a down payment can seem like quite the mountain to climb! With a minimum of 5% required, that means you’ll need an average of at least $17,500 to get started—you could buy a brand new car for that! So, where do you begin?

If you’re thinking about buying a home, here are some simple strategies to help you save up for your down payment quicker:

Use Your Auto-Savings

If you’ve never used an auto-savings program before, saving for a down payment is the perfect time to start! Depending on your bank, there may be a couple different options for auto-saving, including:

Automatic Scheduled Transfers - These are scheduled fund transfers that you can put into place to automatically

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Saskatchewan, one of the first steps taken in the real estate industry was to eliminate open houses throughout the province. After all, the whole idea was to bring groups of potential buyers together into one space! And with the world moving to contactless options wherever possible, we knew that we had to do our part to re-evaluate what our open houses look like in order to keep both our home buyers and sellers as safe as possible.

Open Houses in Saskatchewan During COVID-19

The Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA) announced this week that the ban on open houses in the province was being lifted. This doesn’t mean that it’s back to business as usual, though. Just as we have changed the way we work to offer safe

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There are hundreds of Saskatoon REALTORS® to choose from, so when the time comes to buy or sell your house, it can be incredibly overwhelming to know where to start. We’ve all heard the horror stories of terrible real estate agents and when it comes to one of the largest transactions of your life, that’s one nightmare you don’t want to become your reality. So how do you decide? How do you figure out who will be the right fit for you?

Start With Referrals & Reviews

The best place to start your search for the best Saskatoon REALTOR® for you is to go straight to the source—past clients. If your friends and family own homes, there’s a pretty good chance that they had to work with a real estate agent to get there, which means they either have a

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Whether you are moving to the Saskatoon area for work or are simply looking for a change, you may find yourself searching for surrounding communities, rather than homes for sale in the city itself. While some prefer the shorter commute and extensive access to amenities and entertainment that city living can provide, others may prefer the quiet of a smaller town. Thankfully, there are a number of towns surrounding Saskatoon to choose from—and I’m not talking about just Warman or Martensville, which we already know and love. I'm talking about the many other amazing ones you may not have already heard of!

Here are just a few of the Saskatoon surrounding towns to consider when searching for your next home:

Dalmeny

Dalmeny is a thriving young

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With the Re-Open Saskatchewan initiative now officially underway and businesses and services beginning to reopen slowly over the coming weeks, many of you may be wondering whether it is safe to buy or sell your home. And couldn’t be happier to tell you that it certainly is...with the right precautions, of course. 

Real Estate During COVID-19

Here in Saskatoon, real estate services earned the designation as an essential service early on, and has continued to maintain that status throughout the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. The reality is, as long as people need a place to live, they will need the help of a REALTOR®. However, real estate as it stands today looks much different than it did before the coronavirus hit. 

In order to continue

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One of the best things about Saskatoon is its stunning collection of beautifully-preserved historic homes. Scattered throughout the city, you can find these communities of culture and character that tell the unique past of times before us that can be hard to find in many places nowadays. And with their distinct architectural features and design characteristics, it's not hard to see why you may find yourself searching for “historic homes for sale” as your next real estate venture!

From ornate fireplaces and crown mouldings to established, mature landscaping, there are many benefits to buying a historic house. However, there are also some disadvantages that you’ll definitely want to factor in when considering the purchase, as well. 

Expect

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Welcome too 1116 K Avenue N in the heart of Saskatoon's Hudson Bay Park neighbourhood. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home boasts many upgrades. Huge beautiful private backyard perfect for relaxing. The house has new windows, furnace, upgraded electrical, upgrade plumbing, central air conditioning. Check out the Youtube video slideshow and the 3D virtual Home tour. Link to the listing below. $219,900.

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