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Confused about Title Insurance? You're not alone

Not too long ago, a surveyor's certificate was required in a Real Estate transaction. If you were selling your home, you were required to provide one to the Buyer's and if you didn't have one, you would have to have the land surveyed so you could provide the document to the Buyer. The Survey or now called the Real Property Report protects the Buyer from discovering problems after the sale has been ...

Taking in Summer Festivals and Fairs

This year we have had some great weather for many of our festivals and fairs. Living fairly close to Broadway and downtown this gives an excellent opportunity to check out everything that Saskatoon has to offer without starting up the car. One thing I've really enjoyed in the last few years at these major events is that a good amount now have a large, secure area to lock up your bikes. Taste of Saskatchewan ...

Tips and Tricks to cool down during the Dog Days of Summer (pant, pant...)

So, even though summer arrived over a month ago, we are just starting to get that hot hot weather. Combine that heat with humidty, and it is almost impossible to find comfort, especially at night. The obvious choice for blissful sleeps in this weather is air conditioning. But, if your home doesn't have A/C, then here a few tips for "chilling" Bedding should be made out of cotton, a breathable fabric, ...

Saskatoon Neighbourhood Profile: Willowgrove

Why Willowgrove?     There are plenty of places in the city you can find single family homes, townhouses and Saskatoon condos for sale, but none as vibrant and on-the-grow as Willowgrove. Situated in the northeast area of Saskatoon, Willowgrove is a beautiful neighborhood that harkens back to more community-focused trends in urban development.  It’s a ‘best of both ...

What it means to me to be a CENTURY 21 agent

The CENTURY 21 name is a worldwide respected name in the real estate industry. I wanted to align myself with a company that has always been known for the integrity of their organization and the dedication to their people. The training I received when I was a new agent, along with the approach of fellow CENTURY 21 agents believing in team work and the "pay it forward" assistance to new agents gave ...
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Nutana - The Neighbourhood with Character

First established in 1883, the Nutana area was the original settlement of what now makes up the city of Saskatoon. The Temperance Colonization Society, a group of Toronto Methodists, established the first permanent settlement after choosing it as a suitable colony site. Given the history of the area, the neighbourhood is very mature, housing several historical buildings, as well as beautiful over-hanging ...

How to Reduce Your Income Tax When Self-Employed

Many of us become self-employed because we are either looking for financial freedom, or looking to earn extra cash so that we can save a down payment for our home. The safest way to start earning self-employed income is start it on the side while keeping your current full-time job. This brings us to the important question; what deductions am I allowed so that I reduce my income tax as a result of these ...

Supporting a local charity in a big way!

This truck, affectionally named Snakebit, was recently auctioned off at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Built, created, and donated by a team of experts from Saskatoon they were able to raise over $450,000! The truck, a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck that was merged with a Shelby Mustang and a 5.4-litre V8 engine, was auctioned off with the help of Saskatoon native ...

Need Something to do with the Kids this Weekend?

Saskatoon's Premier Winter Festival starts this weekend!! PotashCorp WinterShines runs from January 25 to February 2 down at the River Landing Farmer's Market. There are several great events to entertain the whole family; World-Class Ice Carving Winter Camp in the City Warm the Heart Soup Cookoff Ice Park Petting Zoo Ice Rink Sleigh Rides Pony Rides and much more! Take a look at their ...

Asbestos is not the Bestos

As most people know, if you are purchasing a home with less than a 20% down payment you are required to have your mortgage insured by CMHC or Genworth. These insurers have their own set of conditions that your home must pass in order for them to allow your mortgage to be funded.   Did you know that if the insurer discovers that there is Vermiculite insulation in the attic of your potential ...
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