Blog!

I thought I would change things up on my website, including posting some of my new listings in a blog format as well as market news and updates, check back often for more posts!

April 18th, 2017

HOW TO REPAIR A SAGGING FENCE GATE

Follow these steps and a sagging fence gate can be restored to its former swing and snap.




April 16th, 2017

READ THIS BEFORE YOU PAINT YOUR FRONT DOOR

So, you’re ready to paint your front door. Whether it’s just a touchup with a favourite hue or an entirely new shade that will grace your entrance, take note of these helpful hints before you pick up your brush.




April 15th, 2017

32 EASY KITCHEN UPGRADES

This collection of step-by-step guides will help transform your kitchen into tip-top shape.




April 13th, 2017

THE MAGIC OF DECORATIVE MOULDING

Decorative moulding is one of the most eye-catching ways to upgrade a room. You’re probably accustomed to seeing standard baseboard moulding installed where your floor meets the wall. But, there are many other types...





April 11th, 2017

WHY VARIABLE-RATE MORTGAGES ARE BECOMING MORE ATTRACTIVE TO CANADIANS

Thinking of taking on or renewing your mortgage? You might want to take a close look at variable-rate mortgages, brokers are advising. Some perceptive homebuyers are already on it.

More Information.




April 10th, 2017

WHAT'S YOUR MORTGAGE REALLY COSTING YOU?

When you get a mortgage, you know you’re going to have to pay the principal and interest, but there’s more to the picture than it would appear.





April 7th, 2017

SURPRISE SPRING CLEANERS

Vinegar and baking soda aren't the only pantry items you can use in your fight against household dirt. Cleaning with Ketchup? Who would have thought of that?




April 5th, 2017

IS TORONTO'S HOUSING MARKET IN A BUBBLE? NOT QUITE, ANALYST SAYS

The Ontario government is weighing solutions to cool Toronto's red-hot housing market. Despite a recent declaration by Bank of Montreal Chief Economist Douglas Porter that Toronto’s red-hot housing market is indeed in a “bubble,” other economists have been hesitant to use the controversial label to describe the city’s current real estate boom.

Full Story Here



April 3rd, 2017


SOLAR PANELS: PROS AND CONS


The cost of installing solar panels on a home has dropped dramatically over the past decade. Is it time for your home to run on sunshine? Here are some pros and cons to consider.




February 21st, 2017
HGTV

Granite Vs. Quartz: Is One Really Better Than The Other?

There are few design elements that spark heated debate and divide homeowners as much as granite and quartz. Don’t believe me?  But is one really better than the other or is it merely a matter of aesthetics?





February 13th, 2017
HGTV

15 Quick Fixes for Common Home Problems

Have stinky sinks, scratched hardwood floors or temperamental toilets got you at your wits’ end? Get ready to tackle 15 deceptively simple common home improvement problems.





February 9th, 2017
650 CKOM News

Sask. Movers, Realtors Keeping Busy Despite Slower Economy

Saskatchewan’s commodity industries have had a rough ride in recent years. Low prices for oil, potash and uranium have impacted major employers like PotashCorp and Cameco. But even amid the difficulties, the latest census data from Statistics Canada  shows many Canadians are still choosing to make their homes in the province.

See Full Article. 



January 31st, 2017
RE/MAX Blog

SELLING YOUR HOME? 4 SIGNS IT’S TIME TO CALL AN AGENT

Thinking of selling your home on your own? Online listing sites may lure you into thinking that the process is simple.  Take a few photos, buy a "For Sale" sign and wait for buyers, right? But the process is much more complicated than that.  If you're considering selling your home on your own, here are a few sure signs you should call a professional real estate agent. 





January 25th, 2017
Leaderpost.com

City hopes to make changes to 13th Avenue

If all goes well at the Feb. 13 budget meeting, residents could see some changes happen to 13th Avenue toward Lewvan Avenue. Several improvements are planned, including adding eastbound and westbound left turn lanes at Lewvan, and the addition of bike lanes.




January 23rd, 2017
cmhc-schl.gc.ca

CMHC to Increase Mortgage Insurance Premiums

OTTAWA, January 17, 2017 - CHMC is increasing its homeowner mortgage loan insurance premiums effective March 17, 2017.  For the average CMHC-insured homebuyer, the higher premium will result in an increase of approximately $5 to their monthly mortgage.   




January 20th, 2017 
Domain.com

THE INTERIOR TRENDS YOU’LL BE LOVING IN 2017

Just splurged on some marble and copper homewares? You may want to stop reading.

While it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the new year, trend forecasters and designers are already thinking well into 2017 ­– and there’s a big shake up of interior trends predicted.

Check out the full list here!




January 12th, 2017
CBC News Saskatchewan
 
Saskatchewan today: coldest place in Canada?

As another day of deep freeze began, Saskatchewan was just about the coldest place in the country.  In a rare move, Environment Canada issued extreme cold weather warnings for the entire province.  Stony Rapids, in the province's far north, had the lowest temperature in Canada at 7 a.m. CST: –42.9 C. Click here for full article.




June 8th, 2016 
Rochester Real Estate Blog 
What is a “Flipped” home?  A flipped home is one that has been purchased, has been renovated and/or remodeled, and now is listed for sale for a much higher price than what it was purchased for.  In many cases flipped homes are purchased by investors who are looking to purchase a home well below market value, fix it up, and sell it quickly for a nice profit. Learn More Here





June 8th, 2016 
LEADER-POST

Regina Home Sales Rebound  in May to Highest level in 2016 

Home sales in the Regina area were up 16 per cent to 384 in May from 330 in May 2015, representing the highest monthly sales so far in 2016, said the Association of Regina Realtors.

However, the number of homes and condos sold last month was below both the five-year average of 405 and 10-year average of 398.  see more here



July 30th, 2015

New Listing! - #301-2237 McIntyre Street $239,900

Great Centre Square location in downtown Regina, top floor, very quiet corner unit with no adjacent units, perfect for a working professional or anyone who enjoys being central, close to everything downtown Regina has to offer. .
All photos and information here!
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July 15th, 2015
REDUCED!- 1919 Montreal Street Now $159,000
Charming character home close to downtown Regina.  This 2 storey home features original hardwood floors, french doors to a nice sitting/sun room and crystal door knobs.   All Photos here!
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April 23, 2015
For Sale By Owner Article

I came across an article written by Wes Hoover regarding For Sale by Owner Companies.  I thought is was well written.  Those types of companies that have been slanderous to the Real Estate Industry are not necessarily "free" or effective. 

Check it out here!


April 22 - Save the date!

You're Invited!

to be a supporter of the 10th Annual RE/MAX Children's Miracle Network Golf Tournament in support of the Children's Miracle Network and Hospitals Foundation of Saskatchewan.  More info here!


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April 17, 2015

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Have a look to see how Regina's spring market compares to other major cites in Canada Click here!




March 31, 2015
New Listing - 679 Garnet Street

Great Investment Opportunity or First time Buyer $150,000
Everything has been redone, this is a fantastic home for the price!

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All photos and more information here!



March 29, 2015
Just SOLD2417 Jameson Crescent!

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March 1st, 2015

RE/MAX Crown Real Estate - 40th Anniversary Celebration, stay tuned for upcoming event prizes - Story Here!
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January 30, 2015

Great New Listing - 2417 Jameson Crescent
Beautiful Varsity Homes built 1869 sqft 2 storey. 
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