How to Find the Best Real Estate Lawyer

When buying a home, you will need a lawyer to help guide you through the legal side of acquiring your new home. They will also assist you in navigating the legal requirements that are involved in purchasing a property. They are the ones who will develop the property papers and handle the closing of the sale.

Finding a real estate lawyer can be challenging as not all lawyers are equal. Below are some tips to keep in mind to make it easier to find the right real estate lawyer for you.

1. Talk to Friends and Family Members

The first thing you should do is talk to your friends and family members. They may be able help you get in touch with a reliable attorney based on their own experience. They are the ones who will give you an honest review of the real estate lawyer they used. It will help put your mind at ease if someone you know has given their personal recommendation.


2. Search Online

The internet is a huge resource that you can use to help you find the answers. Simply, Google for...


Home Appraisal VS Current Market Assessment

With the widespread availability of the internet, people are looking online for virtually everything these days. This fact extends to the real estate market in Saskatoon, SK, as an overwhelming majority of potential home buyers are turning to the Internet when they embark on their search for the perfect property. The same goes for hopeful sellers attempting to determine the value of their homes by cross-referencing local listings of comparable properties with similar features. This allows sellers to discover the interests of buyers in the area and the amount they are typically willing to spend.

While the Internet can be a useful tool, like doing MLS searches, for both parties in the early stages, buyers are often unsure whether or not sellers are asking a fair price for their homes as the process moves along. To avoid any mistrust on either side, unbiased home appraisals are conducted by experienced and knowledgeable professionals in order to produce an objective property value that should...


Title Insurance—A need or a want?

Often homebuyers are presented with the option of purchasing title insurance. Other times, the purchaser is required to buy title insurance by the mortgage lender. Either way, title insurance protects you, the purchaser, and the mortgage lender. But first, what is title insurance? Why do you need it? Do you really need it?

Buying a property is an amazing process and there is a lot that goes into being able to make this purchase. However, how do you protect such a huge investment from any hidden surprises? By purchasing title insurance.

Minimize Your Risk

Title insurance is the safety net to protect you and your investment. It protects properties, whether commercial or residential, from losses that may be related to that specific property’s ownership or title. The word Title refers to the legal term that one has legal ownership and a property.

Some people are choosing to purchase a title insurance instead of conducting a land survey as it is generally cheaper to do so. Purchasing title...


Things To Watch For When House Hunting

Looking for a new home can be an exhilarating experience, however, knowing what to watch for can make the process a little easier. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are looking for a home in Saskatoon.

1. Location, Location, Location

A basic tenet of real estate is that location matters. Not only should you consider where the property is in proximity to workplaces, schools and parks, but make note of the condition of the neighbourhood, any safety concerns and noise from nearby pets, airports or busy streets. The best way to gather information about the location is to talk to your potential new neighbours and gauge their attitudes and reactions to your questions.

2. Curb Appeal

Aesthetics can be just as important as functionality. The exterior of your new home should reflect your personality and lifestyle, both now and in the future. An extravagant home that stands out may be appropriate for some people, whereas, others may tend to lean towards something simpler and less formal...


How To Prepare Your Home For Summer

Summer is the hottest of the seasons and it is probably the most loved one. It is such a great season, that many people wait until it is summer to enjoy their holidays. The warmness of the sun, the tropical drinks and the amazing activities, such as swimming, barbequing, biking and sunbathing, are some of the favourite summer activities people typically enjoy. However, you will only enjoy this season wholly if your house is completely ready for it. Here are some steps you can follow to prepare your home for summer. If you are thinking of preparing your home to sell this summer, there are a few other thinks you should consider as well, click here for more.

Clean the walkway and give your garden a checkup

Replace damaged bricks, fix any damaged pavers and clean the area of any dirt. Make sure to look for any damaged gardening tools, replace the gas in the lawn mower with fresh fuel to prevent issues running for the first time. Remember the grass needs special attention, ensure to fill in any...


Things To Keep In Mind When Shopping For A Home

Although it is an exciting time, looking for a new home can be one of the busiest and most stressful experiences of your life. Amid the chaos, it is easy to forget the little things, especially if this is your first time going through the process. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when you take then next step past searching for homes on the Saskatoon MLS. To help you remember, here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a home.

Do Not Go Alone

You would not attempt to fix your car’s engine without the aid of a trained mechanic, so why would you visit a home for sale without your licensed real estate agent? Not only is it unsafe, but the seller may believe that they have a leg up in negotiations if you appear to be unrepresented. If you notice a home you like, contact your agent with the address and phone number and let them look into the asking price and other details to determine if the property fits your predetermined criteria. (To see information for first time...

The Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA) IDX Reciprocity listings are displayed in accordance with SRA's MLS® Data Access Agreement and are copyright of the Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA).
The above information is from sources deemed reliable but should not be relied upon without independent verification. The information presented here is for general interest only, no guarantees apply.
Trademarks are owned and controlled by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Used under license.
MLS® System data of the Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA) displayed on this site is refreshed every 2 hours.