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Even if you’re not planning to sell your home right away, updating and maintaining your home shows you take pride in owning it.

Clean the exterior. Dirt, grime, and cobwebs can accumulate on your home’s exterior. Use a pressure washer to remove the buildup and give your home a fresh look.  Wash the windows inside and out, clean gutters and doors – including your garage door.

Paint. Painting is a great way to boost your homes curb appeal.  Update your home with a coat or two of the same colour or choose a new shade.  If you choose to pant the same color you can scrape a small swatch of paint to take to the paint store to have it matched.  Also paint your doors and trim in a complimentary shade. Don’t forget to prep the surface area before you start

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The total cost of buying a house goes beyond just its price.  Your Real Estate Agent or Lawyer will be able to tell you exactly how much you’ll have to pay.

LAND TRANSFER TAX | .5-2% of value
When a home changes hands, many provinces and a few municipalities, charge a property transfer tax, or title transfer fee.  It can add thousands to your purchase price. (First time home buyers qualify for rebates or exemptions in some provinces)

APPRAISAL FEE | around $500
Your lender may ask you to have a home appraised to confirm its market value.  Fees vary depending on a property’s value and complexity.

LEGAL FEES | $500-$800
A lawyer or notary will help protect your interest by reviewing your purchase agreement, searching the property titles, and

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There are many reasons why you should consider owning a home, here are ten reasons to seriously consider if homeownership is for you:

To quit renting – This is probably one of the biggest reasons people consider.  Why contribute to someone else’s mortgage when you could be paying off your own? With the current market increase in rent, it could even be cheaper to own.

Security – You don’t have to worry about your house being sold from under you, where rent can substantially increase without notice; forcing you into debt or even out of your home.

Investment – The price of real estate continues to increase.  Purchasing real estate is one of the safest long term investments a person can make.  A house appreciates in value over the years. Once

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Exterior of 203B - 415 Hunter Road

Check out this great opportunity in Stonebridge.  2 bedroom, 1 bath 903 square foot apartment style condo in the Trillium building.  Very well kept home perfect for a first time home buyer or someone looking to down size.  Click the link below to go to the full listing of this property or to see what other properties are for sale.

 

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If your looking for an affordable home close to Saskatoon, look no further than 824 7th Street in Perdue.  This gorgeous home is the perfect starter home for a single person to a young family.  Perdue is a nice quiet community 25 minutes west of Saskatoon.  This house has tons of upgrades.  Its move in ready needing no work done.  It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.  Newer Kitchen cabinets, light fixtures, furnace, siding, windows, shingles, electrical, plumbing, and much much more.   The large yard is perfect for entertaining with tons of room to add a garage.  Listed for $99,900. Click here for more pictures and information.

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Wow! Check out this very well cared for KW Homes stunner in Stonebridge! This professionally decorated two storey has loads of upgrades and shows 10/10! Main floor has 9ft ceilings, open concept living, kitchen and dining area with espresso hardwood floors, granite counter tops with raised eating bar, upgraded cabinetry, light and plumbing fixtures. 2nd level boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Master ensuite has double closets and a 4pc ensuite bath with separate shower and jacuzzi tub. One of the kids rooms has a walk in closet. All bedrooms have built in closet organizers. The basement is fully developed with a family area, huge bedroom, 3pc bath and storage/utility room that could double as a little workshop. Modern colours through out! Extra's

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Check out this Like New 2100sqft two storey split in Arbor Creek! This fine home has had over $60K in renovations in the past year! Main floor features a vaulted ceiling, spacious entry way, new high end laminate and tile flooring and gorgeous custom nufab kitchen with white cabinetry floform quartz counter tops. It has two living room areas, formal dining, breakfast nook that has a garden door to a new custom composite deck with aluminum railings with built in hot tub! The family area has a remodelled gas fire place for those cold winter nights, another den, mudroom/ laundry and 2 pc bath finish off the main floor nicely. On the second level you will find 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 baths. The master bedroom has a large walk in closet and 4pc bath

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welcome to 210 Cruise Street in Saskatoon.  This 3 bedroom Character home in the Sutherland neighborhood is in a great location.  The yard is your own personal get away surrounded by trees, shrubs, plants, and flowers.  Its the perfect yard for entertaining friends and family or just to relax on a nice sunny day.  

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