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...

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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...

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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...

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For many first-time home buyers and young families, purchasing a traditional detached house is not an investment they are prepared to make. In this case, both townhouses and duplexes are ideal alternatives because they offer more reasonable price tags than detached homes and larger living areas than apartments. While the differences between a townhouse and a detached home are fairly obvious, closer examination is required to determine the differences between a townhouse and a duplex. So if you are hunting for a townhouse or a duplex in Saskatoon hopefully the information below will be helpful.


Townhouse


In general, townhouses can be described as a series of individual residences attached side by side in a row, with each home sharing at least one wall with its immediate neighbours. There are two types of townhouses – freehold, in which you own the townhouse and the land it sits upon, and condominium, in which you lay claim only to the interior living space while sharing ownership of...

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Whether you’re in the market for your first home or looking to downsize, townhouses and condominiums may be on your radar. Both are viable options for those who don’t want to invest their money into a traditional house, and each has its positives and negatives. Deciding which one to choose will depend on a variety of factors. So, if you are looking for townhouses in Saskatoon or a condo it is important to understand the differences between a townhouse and a condominium.


Townhouse


If you are looking for something that is similar to a conventional home and yet doesn’t want all the stress of having the responsibility of a house, a townhouse may be right up your alley. Unlike detached houses, townhouses are lined up side by side and each residence shares a wall or two with their adjacent neighbours. Despite the shared walls, each unit Is recognized as a separate home with its own individual outdoor property. This gives people the ability to individualize their homes more freely....

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Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, Saskatoon is the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan and ranks among the fastest-growing cities in Canada. Saskatonians, as residents of the city are known, also comprise the youngest population in the nation. Unemployment rates in Saskatchewan are consistently low, making it a good community to put down roots.

1. Natural Beauty

Known as the City of Bridges, Saskatoon sits on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River and offers an ideal place to live for active people who enjoy walking, running, and riding bicycles. The city boasts an endless array of jogging and biking trails around the river, as well as many beautiful natural wonders in and around Saskatoon that can easily be reached by car. The province of Saskatchewan is affectionately called the Land of the Living Skies, and it lives up to its billing with gorgeous sunsets and stunning cloud formations. The Northern Lights are visible from Saskatoon occasionally throughout the...

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