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Winter Activities In Saskatchewan

Another winter season will soon be upon us and with the current state of affairs, many people may be wondering what activities are still available. The good news is that there are still many options available, let’s check them out!

Mission Ridge Winter Park

Located northeast of Balgonie, you’ll find skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Mission Ridge Winter Park. With 14 trails, two terrain parks, and three lifts you’ll have lots to explore. After your adventure on the hills, enjoy some hearty fare at Bubba’s @ Mission. The tubing park is open now and ski season opens on December 4th.

Special Covid-19 Precautions

To ensure the safety of all staff and guests, face coverings required in the rental shop, snow school, lift lines, and while…

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With Spring comes renewed optimism in virtually everything we do. We are going to lose weight, get in shape, travel more or get started on that project around the house that we've been putting off since... well, forever. Its also a time when a lot of us make the decision to buy or sell a home. 

Over the past couple years we have seen prices slide in the Real Estate market and more than a few people were starting to wonder when that slide might end. It appears we may be there now. The Mortgage Brokers are busy, this is a good sign. It means buyers are starting to poke their heads out from a 2 year hibernation and are starting to gain confidence that the homes they are wanting are not going to drop in value the second they remove conditions. 

It…

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We finally did it! We found someone on the Team that knows how to do a Podcast and I couldn't be more pumped! Mickayla is going to take on the duties of publishing our Podcast and she has some great ideas. Now before you roll your eyes and think " oh man, another Real Estate Podcast". Think again. There will obviously be some great and informative information about Real Estate but it will be oh so much more. We will be out and about talking with business owners in the City. We'll talk to some people on the street and we'll be taking in live events around town and letting everyone know what a great place Regina is to live. 

And just when you think, wow what a great idea! There is more. We will be adding a video component to the Podcast so not only will…

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Well we made it through 2018 and enter 2019 with renewed excitement! No matter how 2018 treated you and your family we wish 2019 will be even better!

I thought I'd take this opportunity to introduce you to the Team. Unfortunately Jeff Hutton was not available for the shooting of the video, but he did manage a cameo or two!

Check out the video link and if you or someone you know are looking to make a change in Real Estate in 2019 give one of our amazing agents a call, you'll be happy you did!

Happy New Year!!!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MptTxi5EEbe-L0mbv1r3obFGRO443CBa/view

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Its Christmas and is the season for "giving!" Its easy to get caught up in all the hype and constant advertising showing us how we can put smiles on the faces of all those around us... just buy them something.

This is where you are thinking "oh, oh, here we go.This guy is going to lecture us that Christmas is about family and memories and not about buying presents." Nope, not here.  Knock yourself out, spend as much as you want its your choice and no ones business but yours!

This Blog entry is about what else you can do besides spend your money. One thing that we do each year is get in the car and go on the Sparkle tour. Load up your kids, go pick up Grandma (she'll love it), take an elderly neighbour or just go by yourself it doesn't matter.

You…

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Its mid November and that means we are getting close to the end of our 2018 contest to win a Resort Vacation Certificate. Starting this past January anyone that bought, sold or referred someone to us that bought or sold a property had their name entered into the draw for each transaction, example: You sell your house and refer 2 friends to us that buy or sell, your name goes in the draw 3 times!

We will be making the draw mid December, so there is still time. Give one of our agents a call. Even if you don't win you won't be disappointed!

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Now that Cannabis is legal in Canada there has been a lot of talk out ranging from impaired driving to where can you smoke it? How many stores are open? What does it cost per gram from Province to Province? How many plants can you grow in your home legally? It is 4 plants per house by the way.

One thing that seems to have been passed over in all this "discussion" is the impact that growing Cannabis in your home might have when it comes to selling your house. There seems to be a little bit of confusion right now in the Banking industry. Even though it is legal to grow 4 plants per house hold it is unclear as to whether a prospective buyer's lender will approve a mortgage on what is still technically a "grow op" in the eyes of CMHC and other insurers. 

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There has been a significant change in the housing market. Anyone that has paid even the slightest attention to real estate in the past 18 months or so is well aware that we are in what is called a "buyers market". Simply put, this means that there are more sellers than buyers and the resulting imbalance has put pressure on the sellers to lower their prices. This has been a great time to be a home buyer, lots of homes for sale, prices have come down and the interest rates have remained low... for now.

Here is where it is going to get tricky. Interest rates are on the rise and by all indications this is a trend that is likely to continue. In fact I had a conversation with a very well connected and long time Mortgage Broker about that. She was telling me…

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As farms have gotten bigger and the distance between farm yards has grown, a lot has been said about the loss of community. There is no doubt that more land is being farmed by fewer farmers but this does not mean that the "Old Saskatchewan Spirit" has been lost. This was on full display in Milestone Sk. this August when tragedy struck a local farm family. It only took a couple of phone calls by a family friend to rekindle that sense of community. 

This is ONE reason why we love this Province and are always proud to say where we are from when travelling.

Click on the link to read the whole story!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/volunteers-help-harvest-after-sask-death-1.4792123

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Well the June numbers for Regina Real Estate are in and they are, well, um... lets just say they are a mixed up lot. Check out the details here:

 http://www.reginarealtors.com/WEB/Documents/ARR/RG%20MARKET%20RELEASE/Regina%20June%20Market%20Release.pdf

 

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