It’s officially Autumn and the leaves are falling and the temperatures are dropping. You’re probably wondering what this change in season means for the Real Estate Market in Saskatoon? Is it still a good time to buy or sell your home?


We’re going to share what we think you need to know about the market going into the fall and winter season of 2020.


First, we will quickly review the stats that just came out for the month of September. As we predicted, they continue to trend upwards.


Strong Fall Market


There were 430 sales last month, which is a high number for this time of year. That’s actually 40.7% more sales compared to September of 2019, and 12.2% more sales for the year compared to this time last year. Although you should note, that it’s still less sales than August, where we saw 461 sales. This shows that even though we are seeing a slight decrease in sales due to the fall season, which is typical, we are seeing a much stronger fall market than we did in 2019.


This is also...

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Why it is important to get preapproved? Is preapproval the same as a ratehold?


Preapproval and ratehold are used interchangeably quite often but they can mean two very different things. It is dependent on how your mortgage broker manages them.
A true preapproval is complete when your income and down payment documents have been reviewed and your credit reviewed.


A ratehold is completed when the application is submitted to the lender. Sometimes, with rateholds, the income and down payment documents have not been reviewed.


Preapprovals with income and down payment documentation, have a much better chance of turning into an approval with the lender. It takes out the majority of the surprises in the deal. Part of our responsibilities as mortgage brokers is to review documents and look for any issues that might arise and to give advice on what is required in the documentation. There are even a few lenders that will actually underwrite the preapprovals which means they will review income and down...

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Thinking of selling? In today’s complex market, selling your home requires knowledge of the local market, experience to know what works, and lots of creativity and enthusiasm. Here’s a look at what you can expect from Tait Real Estate when you list with us.


At Tait Real Estate, we have a 10-step real estate listing marketing plan.


  1. Professional Photography
  2. MLS Listing & Realty Executives Exposure
  3. Open Houses
  4. Social Media Paid ads
  5. Website Featured Listing
  6. Blog
  7. Video Marketing
  8. Email Marketing
  9. Professional print materials
  10. Kijiji Ads and point2 syndication

Photography

1) Professional Photography


If we know one thing, it's that professional photography is incredibly important! That's why we always include listing photography by a professional real estate photographer to highlight all of the wonderful features of your home. Professional photos will get your home sold faster and for a better price, every time.


2) MLS Listing & Realty Executives International


The MLS is the most comprehensive...

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Do you want your hot water heater to live a long and well functioning life? If so, you need to know how to maintain it on a regular basis.


Check out the video ⬆️ where Ross Tait, from Tait Real Estate in Saskatoon, SK explains why it’s so important to regularly maintain your hot water heater.


Tait Real Estate is a family-run real estate team based in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. They are top real estate agents in Saskatoon. They both have extensive construction and renovation knowledge which allows them to guide their clients through the most important purchase of their life with confidence.


Contact Tait Real Estate if you are looking to buy or sell in Saskatoon.


Jamie Tait
306-203-0004
jtait@realtyexecutives.com


Ross Tait
306-230-2336
rtait@realtyexecutives.com

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✨Just Listed✨ 663 Secord Bend, Brighton, Saskatoon
This bright and open home has over 1400+ sq ft of living space with 3 ️, 3 . The main floor features a great open concept layout and a modern kitchen with an oversized island, quartz counter tops and durable luxury vinyl plank flooring. The second floor features a spacious master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, a walk in closet and second floor laundry. This home is located on a quiet Brighton street across from a park and walking distance to many local amenities.
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Contact Jamie Tait for more information.
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www.taitrealestate.ca
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Tait Real Estate is a family-run real estate team based in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. They are both top real estate agents in Saskatoon. They have extensive construction and renovation knowledge which allows them to guide their clients through the most important purchase of their life with confidence.

Contact Tait Real Estate if you are looking to buy or sell.


Jamie Tait
306-203-0004
jtait@realtyexecutives.com...

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Does your hot water run out faster than it should? If so, you may need to replace the dip tube in your hot water heater. 


Check out the video ⬆️ where Ross Tait, from Tait Real Estate in Saskatoon, SK explains why it’s so important to regularly maintain your hot water heater and how to replace your dip tube.


Tait Real Estate is a family-run real estate team based in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. They are top real estate agents in Saskatoon. They both have extensive construction and renovation knowledge which allows them to guide their clients through the most important purchase of their life with confidence.

Contact Tait Real Estate if you are looking to buy or sell in Saskatoon.


Jamie Tait
306-203-0004
jtait@realtyexecutives.com


Ross Tait
306-230-2336
rtait@realtyexecutives.com

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✨Just Listed✨ 346 Lynd Lane, Stonebridge, Saskatoon
This charming, 1546 sq. ft. 4 ️ + 4 family home has been meticulously kept with new paint throughout and fully developed with over 2300 sq. ft. of living space. Features lots of natural light, new vinyl plank flooring and carpeting, plenty of kitchen cabinet space, fenced backyard with underground sprinklers, and fully developed basement. Also includes central air-conditioning, and a 20' x 20' insulated garage. Excellent Stonebridge location close to schools, shopping and amenities with easy access to Circle Drive.
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Contact Ross Tait for more information. Book your showing today!⁠⠀
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Tait Real Estate is a family-run real estate team based in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. They are both top real estate agents in Saskatoon. They have extensive construction and renovation knowledge which allows them to guide their clients through the most important purchase of their life with confidence.


Contact Tait Real Estate if you are looking to buy or sell....

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✨JUST LISTED✨ 1 Weir Crescent⁠⠀


Stunning mid-century modern in sought after Greystone Heights. 1276 sq ft, 4 ️, 3 . Features an updated kitchen, tall vaulted ceilings, large triple pane windows, master bedroom with walk in closet, and a luxurious 5 pc ensuite bathroom with a soaker tub and a spacious steam shower.


You won't want to miss seeing this one in person as it won't be around long!

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September Saskatoon Real Estate Market Update


After three months of an extremely HOT real estate market in Saskatoon, we are cautiously optimistic that this upward trend may now be here to stay for a while. We want to share why we think this means it's the perfect time to sell your home in Saskatoon, and what you need to know about the real estate market right now as a buyer.


Saskatoon Hot Real Estate Market Update


As the summer began, after the first initial shock of COVID-19, we started to see the real estate market heat up. At that time, we both thought that the increase may have been just an initial reaction to the pandemic, and that these conditions might not last very long.


However it looks like it might not be as short term as we initially thought. Sales volumes and average sales prices have steadily increased and home inventories have continued to stay low.


Home sales and prices have increased


In June, home sales were up +37%, and then in July they were up +41% and now once again in August they are up +41.9% for the month and +8.84% for the year. This past...

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The Saskatoon Real Estate Market is HOT!


We recently received the housing statistics for the month of July and we want to share our thoughts on the current market with you.


Check out the top 3 things we think you need to know about the Saskatoon Real Estate Market right now:


Sales Volumes are Up



The number of home sales are up +41% for the month of July (this is comparing sales volumes against July 2019). This is a staggering increase in sales and it confirms that Saskatoon is an extremely HOT market right now.


Sales volumes are up 4.1% year to date (YTD) (this is comparing sales volumes for the entire year as of the end of July 2019). This is an impressive statistic considering sales in June 2020 were down -3.6% YTD. Within the span of a month, we've caught up to sales volumes from 2019. This is quite surprising considering we are dealing with a pandemic right now, and you would expect our market to have slowed down because of it.


58 of the 550 sales in July were $500K and above. This shows great confidence...

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