Winters in Saskatchewan can be harsh. It may be stating the obvious, but even
with a relatively mild winter, the cold, snow, and ice can cause plenty of
changes to the exterior of your home. This is what you need to help you make
your way into Summer:
 Inspect and clean your eavestrough: When it comes to your gutters, clean is best. Even if
you tidied things up last fall before the snow came it is important to check these again.
Leaves, twigs, and debris will continue to gather on your roof through the late fall and
winter. When the snow melts everything gets washed into your eavestrough, threatening to
clog your downspouts.
 Check outside taps for drips: The climate in the winter can cause the seals and gaskets in
our outside taps to become dry and brittle causing them to leak. The seals and gaskets are
inexpensive to replace. If you notice any leaks to your taps, ask one of your friendly sales
associates at a local hardware store for advice and you’ll be on your way to saving on your
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Saskatoon April 3, 2018.

In the first quarter of 2018 there were 648 residential home sales in Saskatoon, this represented an 11% decline year over year from 2017. The year over year decrease in home sales for the month of March was 24% with just 234 residential transactions last month. The number of new listings introduced on the MLS® for Saskatoon is also down for the quarter with 2,183 in 2017 compared to 1,807 so far this year. 

 Active residential listings in Saskatoon at the end of March totaled 1,670 for both single and multi-family homes, consistent with the five year average of 1,695. This current level of inventory would take just over seven months to liquidate at the current rate of sales. 

The reduction in active listings is not only the result of fewer homes being listed on the market. “Some sellers may have decided not to relist their home just yet, opting to wait for the more active spring market to try their luck.” according to Jason Yochim,...
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