Swimming Against the Tide: The Pros and Cons of Pool Ownership in Saskatchewan With the weather warming up, the idea of hosting summer pool parties, enjoying family time, and having the luxury of a private swim right in your backyard is undeniably appealing. However, before taking the plunge, it’s important to consider both the benefits and potential drawbacks of owning a pool in our city. Saskatchewan’s unique climate […]
Buying Navigating the Canadian Real Estate Market: Understanding Interest Rates Did you know that the interest rates can greatly impact the real estate market? When the interest rates are low, it makes it more affordable for buyers to finance their home purchases. However, if the interest rates rise, it could make borrowing more expensive and possibly reduce demand for real estate. Let’s delve into how […]
Buying Moving with Kids: Navigating the Journey to a New Home Moving to a new home can be an exciting yet challenging endeavour for anyone. But add kids into the mix? Now the process becomes a whole new ballgame. Whether it’s due to a job change, upgrading your living situation, or any other reason, moving with kids requires careful planning, open communication, and a touch of […]
Seasonal Interest Benefits of Buying a Home in Summer There are many decisions to make in the process of buying a home. You need to define your wants and needs, including location and size. You’ll also need to assess your finances to get an idea of how much you can afford. One thing that troubles many homebuyers, though, is deciding when is the best […]
Financial Budgeting 101: Saving for a New Home Homes aren’t cheap. And with a minimum 5% down payment needed to secure a mortgage, saving enough can feel impossible. Saving to buy a home requires discipline and careful budgeting. Here are some tips to help you get started:   1. Set a Goal Without a target in mind, saving can feel intangible. Setting a […]
My Top Tips for New Homeowners Congratulations—you bought a home! Whether you’ve just gotten the keys or are anxiously awaiting possession day, there are probably a million things running through your mind. Between unpacking, decorating, possibly renovating, and all the rest of it, it can be hard to know where to begin. That’s why I’ve gone ahead and put together my […]
Buying Buyers and Sellers Most Asked Questions: Answered     Home purchasing is probably the most significant financial and emotional investment you’ll make in your lifetime. Sure, it’s exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. But don’t worry, because asking the right real estate questions and getting answers from a trusted team of professionals can put your mind at ease.    Where Do […]
Buying What is the Best Time to Move? You’ve seen it. It’s everywhere! Inventory remains at an all-time low in Saskatoon, and with interest rates also staying attractively low, demand remains high. With eager buyers jumping at the opportunity to buy a home, prices are rising, piquing many homeowners’ interest in selling.  Whether you’re a first-time home buyer hoping to take advantage of […]
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Buying Top 5 Benefits of Owning a Home I’m not going to beat around the bush; a house is a big purchase and a huge life milestone. You want to make sure you are making the right choice. Have you been wondering if it is worth it to take the leap? Are you overwhelmed by all the information out there? While there are […]
Buying 4 Tips for Buying a House Buying a house isn’t like buying a kitchen appliance. You don’t have the luxury of researching, reading reviews, price matching, and using all of that to choose the absolute right fit before bringing it home. And if it doesn’t quite fit as well as you thought, you have the opportunity to return it for an […]
Buying How to Choose “The One”: Your Guide to Finding Your Family’s Perfect Home Some people may make the mistake of rushing into renting or buying a property, only to realize later on that there’s something that they dislike or is missing. I’m not talking about missing shingles or whether it is up to code or not—a proper home inspection can easily catch that. I am talking about those key […]
Buying The Official Guide to House Hunting You Didn’t Know You Needed There’s more to house-hunting than just going to a few open houses, although getting to know the market in advance is not a bad idea. Before you become a serious “House Hunter,” there are some important things to consider. Whether this is your first house or you have just sold an existing home and now […]
Buying Renting vs Buying: Which is Better for You? From the day that you move out of your family house, you dream of the day when you finally stop paying rent and buy your first home. But, as you may have discovered, buying a home is not quite as simple as it seems! There is a lot to consider when deciding whether or not […]
Buying Helpful Hints for Moving Book Your Move Whether you decide to hire a moving company or do the move yourself, you will need to make the appropriate arrangements. When using a moving company you will need to decide what, if anything, you want them to pack up for you and what you want to be responsible for yourself. It […]
Buying Costs and Considerations When Buying a Home Beginning a home search is exciting and many people just jump right in without considering all the elements that make a home truly right for them. It is a complicated and personal process. With an unsuitable choice, you could lose money, waste time and effort relocating, or even put your family’s health in danger. Choosing […]
Buying Planning Ahead for a New Home There are countless advantages to purchasing a new home. You are able to build equity, enjoy pride of ownership, and truly make a home your own. If you are planning to buy property in the near future, preparing now can help you save time and money. Being prepared may also give you an advantage over […]
Buying Costs and Value Benefits of Owning a Home Buying a home is typically a very exciting time for most people, whether you’re a first time homebuyer or this is the fourteenth time. Many people think of the basic costs like legal fees, GST (in some cases), property tax adjustments, the cost of movers, set-up fees for utilities, new window coverings, etc.  If you’re […]
Finding Your Home How to Find the Right Home For You You’ve gotten your finances sorted and you’ve now been pre-approved with a budget in mind, what should you do? Well, now comes the fun part. Searching for the house that’s right for you. Wants vs. Needs First I recommend to sit down and determine your wants vs. needs. […]
Financial Waiting to Move What To Do in the Meantime Now that you’ve purchased your new home—whether it’s your first home, one that you’ve downsized into, or one you’ve added to your investment portfolio, there are a few things to remember to do while you are waiting for your chosen possession date. Insured You will need to ensure that […]
Buying The Finances Mortgage Pre-Approval The pre-approval step is an important one. After all, it will dictate how much you can spend and will allow you to determine how much you want to spend. Those sometimes are two different numbers. By getting this step out of the way, you are able to make educated decisions based on your financial […]