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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Thinking about selling your home? Take a look at the top 9 tips to prepare your house to sell.

1) Let it Go


Letting go of your home can be very hard, especially if you’ve lived there a long time. The house may hold many fond memories for you and your family, and it may be hard to just let it go to someone else.


In order to be objective, and ensure your house is in the best position to sell, you will need to detach from it emotionally. To do this, you need to remember that without you in it, the house is just a shell and that you will take your memories with you into your new house. Start making plans to personalize your next home, and get excited about creating new memories in your new space.


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2) Depersonalize Your Home


When listing your home, you want it to appeal to as many buyers as possible. Buyers want to be able to walk into your home and easily envision themselves, and their stuff in the space. This means that you will need to depersonalize your home as much as possible.


Pack...

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Thinking of buying or selling your house? Then its probably time to start the decluttering process. When a buyer views your home, you don’t want them to be distracted by all of your clutter and miss the special features of your home. 


Check out our decluttering tips for each room in the house:


Foyer


The Front Entrance
Buyers will make an opinion of your home within 15 seconds of entering it, so what they experience in your front entrance is VERY IMPORTANT. Your entrance needs to be clean, de-cluttered and inviting. Remember, you won’t be needing all of your shoes and coats while your house is on the market, so only leave the bare minimum and pack away the rest. If you don’t happen to have a hall closet, don’t leave your items out in the open on a coat or shoe rack. The buyer will end up being drawn to the fact that you’re lacking a closet.


Kitchen


The Kitchen
You’ve probably heard the saying before that kitchens sell houses. Well, it's true. This is why you need...

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HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR SUMP PUMP RECENTLY?

It may not be a sexy topic, but regular sump pump maintenance can save you from lots of problems and unexpected costs down the road.

Check out the video ⬆️ where Ross Tait, from Tait Real Estate in Saskatoon, SK will explain why it’s so important to regularly check your sump pump and how you should do it.

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.
www.taitrealestate.ca

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

Ross Tait 306-230-2336 rtait@realtyexecutives.com
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Jamie Tait from Tait Real Estate in Saskatoon explains how you should clean your HRV System.

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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The Complete Guide to House Hunting in Saskatoon

Searching for the perfect home

The most fun part of the home buying experience is definitely the house hunt! The process of hunting for your dream house or condo in Saskatoon can be divided into four steps. 

  1. Refining your wishlist

  2. Assembling your support system

  3. Searching online

  4. Searching in person

Check out each of the steps below in our complete guide to house hunting in Saskatoon:


Wishlist


Step 1 – Refine your Wishlist

Have you taken the time to think about what you want in your ideal home? Taking the time to identify what your needs and wants are is a critical step in the house hunting process. Distinguishing between what is must-have, and what is a nice-to-have will help you narrow down your search and help you to determine which is the right house to put an offer on. 


We suggest that you take the time to consider the list of questions below:

  • What is the budget you are able to work within for your new home? (If you haven’t yet been pre-approved for financing, we suggest...

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The Ultimate Guide to Home Financing


So you’re ready to buy a new home? Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you’re looking to upgrade or downsize, the first step in the home buying process is financing. In Canada home buyers need to have a minimum of a 5% down payment but there’s a lot more to know when it comes to financing your home. In this guide, we will cover the main three steps in the home financing process:


  1. Choosing a mortgage lender
  2. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage
  3. Making important home financing decisions


No Fees when you Buy


Step 1 – Choose the right mortgage lender for you

There are a lot of options out there when you are choosing a mortgage lender. We recommend that you talk to a couple of different mortgage lenders to see what they offer and to make sure that their communication style works for you. There are three main categories of mortgage lenders.


  1. Banks
  2. Credit Unions
  3. Mortgage Brokers


We compiled the pro’s and con’s of each type below:

Bank

Canadian Banks 


The major banks in Canada...

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Ross Tait from Tait Real Estate in Saskatoon explains how you should maintain your fence.

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 for a free market evaluation of your home.

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

Ross Tait
306-230-2336
rtait@realtyexecutives.com
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Ross and Jamie from Tait Real Estate in Saskatoon, SK give a June Update on the market and what they've been up to for the last couple of months.

We know summer may not officially be here until June 20th, however in Saskatchewan, summer unofficially begins when the last of the ice leaves the numerous lakes across the province. We are definitely enjoying taking advantage of the warmer weather, and getting to be outside after a few months of being cooped up. 


One of the most common questions we've been asked over the past few months is “how’s the real estate market been during COVID-19”. Well the answer we would have given in March and early April is very different from the answer we would give you now. In the first month after the shutdown was announced, our phones were basically silent and the emails were trickling in. However since mid April, interest from buyers looking for homes has picked up dramatically. Conversely, the number of listings are down by about...

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What do the best real estate agents in Saskatoon do to help sell your home?

The best real estate agents in Saskatoon have to be jack of all trades. By using their experience as full time, real estate professionals, they are able to guide you to make the best real estate decisions. They will help you confidently prepare your home for sale, set a price, create a marketing strategy and negotiate with buyers. 


Saskatoon Home
 

Here are the top 6 things the best real estate agents in Saskatoon will do to help sell your home:

  1. Knowledge, Insights & Guidance
  2. Expertise on Saskatoon & area market pricing
  3. Creative marketing plans
  4. Excellent communication skills
  5. Negotiating the best deal
  6. Making the whole process comfortable and easy

Free Market Evaluation

1) Knowledge, Insights & Guidance

When you’re selling your home in Saskatoon, the first step will be to meet with your real estate agent to discuss your property. During this meeting, your agent will tour your home to understand the special features that will...

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