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Regina Real Estate Soft in November

Regina Real Estate Soft in November

With 11/12 months of the year finished, I think it’s safe to say December is going to be a slow month for sales as well. Regina real estate has dipped below averages many times in 2018, average days on market has increased overall and prices are down. November showed below averages for sales both…

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The Millennials: The Challenged Generation of Homeowners

The Millennials: The Challenged Generation of Homeowners

Young and well-educated millennials earn more than the typical Canadian employee but have considerably lower homeownership rates when compared to their parents at the same age. So why is this generation of young professionals struggling to get a foothold on the property market?   Besides the…

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When Is The Best Time To Buy Or Sell Real Estate In Regina?

When Is The Best Time To Buy Or Sell Real Estate In Regina?

Real estate in Regina is similar to many other marketplaces in the sense that there are always more home purchase and sales in the spring & summer months than any other time throughout the year. Traditionally, there are more buyers on the hunt during the warmer months and so sellers follow suit and…

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Real Estate in Regina Unchanged In October

Real Estate in Regina Unchanged In October

Usually, by October we can start to see how the rest of the year is going to unfold, whether or not November and December will be strong months for real estate in Regina or if buyers and sellers will be caught up in the chaos of the cold and holidays. While we are finally able to see how the entire…

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Questions and Answers on MLS Homes

Questions and Answers on MLS Homes

Buying a home is a length process with many factors involved. It doesn’t matter if your buying for the first time or the third, buying MLS Homes can be complicated. Sometimes it’s nice to have all the basic information in one place, especially when it only applies to your city. I have put…

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The Ultimate Guide to Winterize your Regina Home!

The Ultimate Guide to Winterize your Regina Home!

For some, the first snowfall is the beginning of wonderful winter activities. For others, the first snowflake is a sure sign that it’s time to go into hibernation. Regina winters can be harsh. They wreak havoc on your skin, on your vehicle and sometimes on your home. I have researched some key…

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Selling A Home In Regina? Consider A Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Selling A Home In Regina? Consider A Pre-Listing Home Inspection

If you are thinking about selling a home in Regina, then you may want to consider a pre-listing home inspection before you hit the market. A buyer will most likely include a home inspection as part of the terms and conditions of their offer, so you should cover the bases and find out what they’re…

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8 FAQs About New Condos In Regina

8 FAQs About New Condos In Regina

New condos in Regina have been springing up like grass for the last few years. The slow, oversaturated condo market has created concern for owners and consumers all over Saskatchewan.   Yet, people are still buying them and builders are having no problems selling them. This must mean that there is…

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Regina Real Estate Review for September 2018

Regina Real Estate Review for September 2018

Not much has changed going into the 4th quarter of the year. A Regina real estate review in September confirms that our market has been affected by the mortgage changes and that we are in a buyer’s market. Sales are down, inventory is up and days on market has increased since last…

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The ULTIMATE To Do List For Selling A Home In Regina

The ULTIMATE To Do List For Selling A Home In Regina

You’ve decided the time is right, your ready to sell the family home. There are plenty of resources out there to help you prepare, some sources will suggest painting the whole house and some will suggest just pricing it right. Within the article, you will not find anything suggesting pricing the…

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10 Tasks To Do After You Move Into Your Regina Property!

10 Tasks To Do After You Move Into Your Regina Property!

Congratulations! You bought an incredible Regina property and have successfully moved into it! It’s an exciting time, often stressful and full of planning. But at the end of the day, when everything is unpacked and you get settled in your new home, its worth it. You probably had a home…

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Hospitals of Regina Home Lottery Give Away!

Hospitals of Regina Home Lottery Give Away!

The Hospitals of Regina foundation has been operating since 1987, donating millions of dollars to equipment and those in need of medical care. The three executive directors of Regina’s hospitals — Royce Gill, Regina General Hospital (RGH), Harvey Fox, Pasqua Hospital/Plains Health Centre and…

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Interview questions for a Regina Realtor when SELLING a home

Interview questions for a Regina Realtor when SELLING a home

Let’s step away from the typical ‘why should I chose you,’ ‘what makes you better,’ ‘are you qualified to sell my home,’ type questions. I want to give you questions that will actually help you better understand what kind of Regina Realtor you are currently dealing with and if they…

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New Developments in Regina

New Developments in Regina

Currently, there are new developments happening at every end of the city. The north, south, east and west sides of Regina are all expanding and growing. New developments in Regina are becoming smarter, greener and more community focused. The developers are starting to increase community activity…

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Regina First Time Home Buyers Seminar

Regina First Time Home Buyers Seminar

Looking to buy a home one day? Know someone looking to buy a home one day? Attend this Regina First Time Home Buyers Seminar! The structure of the event provides an opportunity to learn about the home buying process in a non-pressure environment. We break down the home buying process so that you…

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Regina Housing Market Slow in August 2018

Regina Housing Market Slow in August 2018

What goes up, must come down, right? In July, it looked like sales and prices were improving but it appears that is not the case. The Association of Regina Realtors and other industry related people are saying that the slow sales are a result of the mortgage changes we saw earlier this year. I do…

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Interview Questions For A Regina Realtor When BUYING A Home

Interview Questions For A Regina Realtor When BUYING A Home

Buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions a person will ever make, right? So, having a good working relationship with the Regina Realtor you chose to represent you in this purchase will have a large impact on the overall experience. There are plenty of Regina realtors that are…

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What you need to know about Stigmatized Real Estate in Regina

What you need to know about Stigmatized Real Estate in Regina

For real estate in Regina and places all over the world, the principle “caveat emptor” means “let the buyer beware. ” Unless buying a new home, most properties come with no warranty and means that the buyer must be extra cautious when making the purchase. Today, the buyer is still required…

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6 Tips That Will Step-Up Your Regina Real Estate Investment Game

6 Tips That Will Step-Up Your Regina Real Estate Investment Game

Many billionaires and millionaires around the world owe their financial success and independence to smart real estate investments. The good news is that you can join that elite club yourself. Real estate investing has been the number 1 source of passive income for decades, all multi-millionaires…

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Regina Real Estate | July 2018

Regina Real Estate | July 2018

While the data for Regina real estate during the month of July doesn’t show massive improvements, it is headed in the right direction! Sales for July 2018 were just slightly up from sales in 2017. Several factors are still playing into our slower market; the economy, mortgage changes, government…

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Regina Home Builders And New Home Warranty

Regina Home Builders And New Home Warranty

Most newly built homes come with some form of New Home Warranty. You should always check with the builder and never assume that the home is covered. Regina home builders must qualify for the warranty programs, not the home. The New Home Warranty program is a wonderful guarantee on a home that has…

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Real Estate in Regina Heading Towards Stability in June

Real Estate in Regina Heading Towards Stability in June

Real estate in Regina has demonstrated a weak housing market in 2018. Though residential sales for June of 2018 don’t match June 2017’s number, it was a stronger month for home sales. Dozens of factors are currently playing into the downturn of our housing market here in Regina. The government,…

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Buying A House VS Buying A Condo For Sale In Regina

Buying A House VS Buying A Condo For Sale In Regina

At some point in your life, you might have pondered if the ease of condo living is for you. The lack of maintenance, simple living and affordability may be calling your name. But, what about the growth limit, increasing condo fees and noisy neighbors? The decision to buy a house or a condo for sale…

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How Do Regina Real Estate Agents Assist Home Buyers?

How Do Regina Real Estate Agents Assist Home Buyers?

Home buyers require a different service than a home seller does. The needs of the buyers are entirely different from those of a seller and Regina real estate agents must be very good at catering to the specific needs of a home buyer. Buyer’s who have never purchased a home before have a lot of…

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What Affects A Home Appraisal Negatively?

What Affects A Home Appraisal Negatively?

A Home Appraisal is an unbiased professional opinion of a home's value. Appraisals are used in purchase and sale transactions and often used when refinancing a mortgage. In a purchase and sale transaction, an appraisal is used to determine whether the home's contract price is appropriate…

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Can You Obtain A Regina Mortgage With Bad Credit?

Can You Obtain A Regina Mortgage With Bad Credit?

Mortgage Brokers in Regina are faced with the disappointing task of telling someone they will not qualify for a mortgage. In most cases, to obtain a Regina Mortgage you must have a credit score of more than 620. There can be circumstantial exceptions and there is alot more to a mortgage approval…

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3 Ways Rising Interest Rates Will Affect a Mortgage in Regina

3 Ways Rising Interest Rates Will Affect a Mortgage in Regina

For many years, the Bank of Canada has left interest rates at a record low. In the last year we have seen 4 increases, each increasing by . 25%. The Bank of Canadas prime rate has now gone from . 5% to 1. 50% in a year. Experts are saying we can expect more rate increases as Canada’s economy slowly…

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How Is Overbuilding Affecting Homes For Sale In Regina?

How Is Overbuilding Affecting Homes For Sale In Regina?

Overbuilding in Regina has been a problem for a few years, a problem the residents of Regina have been aware of since 2014. The city has built more units than we have the population to buy. The ripple effects of the overbuilding have certainly affected the current homes for sale in…

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How Are The Natural Gas Changes Effecting Regina Beach Real Estate?

How Are The Natural Gas Changes Effecting Regina Beach Real Estate?

In the summer of 2017, SaskEnergy announced that it would be removing natural gas service for about 250 residents in the Last Mountain Lake area. This affected homes in the Craven, Regina Beach, Saskatchewan Beach, Buena Vista, Shore Acres and Sundale areas. It wasn’t only Regina Beach Real…

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10 Frequently Asked Questions about Real Estate Companies in Regina

10 Frequently Asked Questions about Real Estate Companies in Regina

There are numerous real estate companies in Regina. Our city holds approximately 520 Realtors®, including Moosejaw members, which are eligible to serve all areas of Saskatchewan. As of 2015, all newly licensed real estate agents must be licensed in Residential, Commercial and Farm real estate. Any…

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May Numbers for Regina Housing Market

May Numbers for Regina Housing Market

The Regina housing market has been on a decline for the last few months. Sales are down, average days on market is up and inventory levels are breaking records. For the May year-to-date there have been 1,210 sales recorded in all areas, a decrease of 6. 3% from 1,292 in 2017. Which realistically is…

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Tips For Competing With Regina MLS Listings In A Buyers Market

Tips For Competing With Regina MLS Listings In A Buyers Market

Spring Market is upon us here in Regina. While houses are moving faster than they were a few months ago, this over-saturated buyers market hasn’t picked up like it should for this time of year. A lot of great homes are spending 60-70 days on the market before they sell.   As I’m writing…

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5 Things To Think About When Looking At New Homes For Sale In Regina

5 Things To Think About When Looking At New Homes For Sale In Regina

Looking at new homes for sale in Regina can be a long process. There are over 50 builders to choose from and tons of homes on the market. There are MLS Listings, show homes, custom homes and spec homes. At any time, buying a home is a special event and being armed with everything you need to know…

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No Down Payment Options On Townhouses For Sale In Regina

No Down Payment Options On Townhouses For Sale In Regina

Saving for a down payment is the most difficult part of buying a home. Saving money is hard! I get it and so do the banks. So, they have come up with some options for people who want to buy a home but don’t have a down payment. There are certain townhouses for sale in Regina that qualify for no…

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Upcoming Home Buyer Seminars

Upcoming Home Buyer Seminars

Are you a Regina resident looking for a new home? When you're armed with the right information, the home buying process can be a breeze! Join us for regular seminars to learn more about financing; home selection; writing offers; tax saving & planning, and more. Past guest speakers have included…

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What is a Home Appraisal?

What is a Home Appraisal?

By definition, an appraisal is ‘an expert estimate of the value of something. ’ A Home Appraisal can be used when purchasing, selling or refinancing a home. It’s common for people to order an appraisal simply because they want to know the value of their home. To be an appraiser, you must be…

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Regina Housing Market Doesn't Pick Up In April

Regina Housing Market Doesn't Pick Up In April

The Regina housing market in April was similar to March. It was slower than usual! I was really hopeful that the extra snow dump we got in March was the reason behind the lack of sale’s but I have to be honest, seems like the market just isn’t doing very well right now. Which isn’t great…

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Regina Home Builder Show Homes

Regina Home Builder Show Homes

Show homes are like chocolate covered ice cream for those who love interior design and modern fun. They are playful, creative and super contemporary examples home builders use to show case their product. There is no shortage of Regina home builder show homes here in Regina. Here is the quick…

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Join Us For Our Regina First Time Home Buyers Seminar!

Join Us For Our Regina First Time Home Buyers Seminar!

Looking To Buy A Home In Regina? Join us for a jam-packed, full of information event for First Time Home Buyers. We strive to provide quality information about the home buying process so that future homeowners have everything they need to make positive and informed home buying decisions! We…

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Does A Pre-Approval Damage Your Credit Score?

Does A Pre-Approval Damage Your Credit Score?

I often meet with home buyers who are in the ‘getting ready’ stage of the home buying process. At this time, they may have met with a mortgage specialist to determine if they are on the right track financially. They meet with me because they need more information about the ‘looking at homes…

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Condos in Regina Are Still Ideal Homes For Buyers, Heres Why!

Condos in Regina Are Still Ideal Homes For Buyers, Heres Why!

The condo market in Regina is questionable, at best. Since 2013, Condos in Regina have been overbuilt. By overbuilt, I mean the local home builders have built more inventory than there was demand. Sure, the current multi-family unit building has slowed down but if you take a drive through any one…

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Regina Housing Market Disappointing in Month of March

Regina Housing Market Disappointing in Month of March

Along with a lack of warm weather, the Regina housing market didn’t heat up like we expected it to. Maybe the abnormally cold weather for this time of year has contributed to the lack of home sales. Let’s look at what happened in March: “The number of residential sales reported through…

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Selling Distressed Real Estate in Regina

Selling Distressed Real Estate in Regina

To make a market, there must be many different types of property for sale. Million dollar homes, vacant lots, first time buyer homes, investment homes, move in ready homes and distressed homes. Being on the low end of the home value spectrum is okay, the market wouldn’t exist without those homes. …

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ComFree VS MLS Regina

ComFree VS MLS Regina

Talk about controversy- selling with ComFree or selling via MLS Regina. On either side of the fence your opinions about selling property, real estate agents and paying commission can be easily justified. I don’t disagree with people who sell privately. In fact, I have very close friends who have…

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How Buyers Can Conquer a Spring Market!

How Buyers Can Conquer a Spring Market!

For years and years, instead of buying or selling when it’s convenient year round, people wait until spring. In the spring, multiple markets are flooded with an influx of housing inventory and buyers come out of hibernation. Real estate agents, mortgage brokers, home inspectors, roofing companies…

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Regina Real Estate Fees for Buyers & Sellers

Regina Real Estate Fees for Buyers & Sellers

Whether buying or selling a home, you will have to budget for Regina Real Estate Fees. These fees range from mortgage penalties to home inspections, taxes, and title disbursement fees. Fees vary depending on the situation of the buyer or seller and they also vary depending on which vendor is being…

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Looking at MLS Homes? How to get your offer ACCEPTED!

Looking at MLS Homes? How to get your offer ACCEPTED!

Whether you’re actively searching or just browsing MLS Homes, getting to the point where you have to write an offer and actually buy your dream home can be nerve wracking! Somewhere during your home buying journey, you will have to ask “how can we get the offer accepted? ” and it will be up to…

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Regina Real Estate Acting Odd In February

Regina Real Estate Acting Odd In February

What appears to be a declining market is the result of high inventory and low firm sales. This puts pressure on Regina real estate and causes the overall market to lean towards a buyer’s market, providing buyers plenty of choices and drives home prices downwards.   Regina Real Estate home…

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Houses In Regina For Sale Off To A Good Start In January!

Houses In Regina For Sale Off To A Good Start In January!

Houses in Regina for sale are off to a solid start when compared to 2017 and 2016 numbers’, said the Association of Regina REALTORS® Inc. There were 143 sales reported in the city for the entire month of January, an increase of 2. 8% from 2017 when 139 sales occurred. The number of sales in…

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3 Home Buying Fears -Tips To Ease Anxiety

3 Home Buying Fears -Tips To Ease Anxiety

Buying a home is a huge decision. It comes with home buying fears and a bundle of nerves because who wouldn’t be nervous about the making the biggest investment of your life? As a Real Estate Agent, I have come to understand that there are usually 3 fears when home buying: 1. Maintenance…

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Selling Your House to a Millennial - What Do Young Home Buyers Want?

Selling Your House to a Millennial - What Do Young Home Buyers Want?

In today’s real estate market, a huge percentage of buyers are millennials. Millennials being that group of young adults born between 1981-1996. Millenials have their own struggles trying to buy into the housing market. The mortgage qualifications in 2016, 2017 & 2018 have forced a large 18% of…

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Regina Homes For Sale With BAD Locations And Tips To Get Them SOLD!

Regina Homes For Sale With BAD Locations And Tips To Get Them SOLD!

Not all homes are created equally- an unfortunate truth that affects everyday seller’s and their pocketbooks. Some homes have defects that are incurable- or very costly. Some have been smoked in, neglected and not maintained. Some are just overpriced! But what about those Regina homes for sale…

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Can I Get An Online Mortgage Pre-Approval? Heck Yes You Can!

Can I Get An Online Mortgage Pre-Approval? Heck Yes You Can!

You might wonder if you can submit an online mortgage pre-approval form or if you have to go to the bank and talk to someone face to face. You can get an online mortgage pre-approval, tons of mortgage specialists are offering online applications. They understand that people are busy and don’t…

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The Home Buying Process: What You Can Expect

The Home Buying Process: What You Can Expect

So, you’ve decided to buy a home. Great! May it be your first home, your in-between homes home or your last home, the home buying process remains the same. As a Realtor in Regina, Saskatchewan, representing many buyers, I know that no home purchase is identical. The home buying process…

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Attend Our First Time Home Buyer Seminar!

Attend Our First Time Home Buyer Seminar!

This is a free event held for anyone who may be interested in one day owning a home. The structure of the event provides an opportunity to learn about the process in a non-pressure environment. The First Time Home Buyer Seminar is an information only event. We break down the home buying process so…

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