We have just listed this great property at 30 Plainsview DR in Regina.
Welcome to 30 Plainsview Drive, a beautiful 1,910 square foot home located in the desirable neighbourhood of Albert Park. This is a perfect home for a growing family with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the second level. The main floor offers a family room which is excellent for movie night with the family or watching your favourite show, a eating nook adjacent to the kitchen, a half bath, and a formal dining room next to the beautiful living room which is perfect for entertaining guests! This wonderful home also offers a fully developed basement with a living room, den, 3 piece bathroom, storage room and utility room. The backyard is a great place for kids to play and for a perfect summer time BBQ with friends and family. The double attached garage has direct entry. For more information or a personal showing, Call or Text S/P.
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We have just listed this great property at 305 2300 BROAD ST in Regina.
Enjoy year-round sunshine is this fantastic and bright south facing luxury downtown condo. Very open floor plan with a large kitchen boasting quartz coutertops, soft close cabinets, tile backsplash, a large living room with high-quality laminate flooring, spacious dining area, convenient den, large second bedroom, and huge balcony! The master suite features a 4pc bathroom, walk-in closet, and an abundance of windows! The building contains a awesome rooftop running track, gym, amenities room, and heated underground parking. Excellent location, close to downtown, coffee shops, restaurants, cornwall centre and much more! Don't miss it!
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We have just listed this great property at Longlaketon Rm No. 219.
Lot 24 slopes a bit on one side and it does have a pretty good view of Longlake, but not as good as the other 2 that are listed. It is a fully serviced acreage lot and is only 30 min from Regina. Excellent opportunity to build your dream home on this 4.87 acre lot. Power and gas have been ran to the front of the lot. You must see the view to appreciate. DRONE video footage of the lot in the virtual tour or at: https://vimeo.com/216619843
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We have just listed this great property at Longlaketon Rm No. 219.
Lot 11 has a hill with a bluff of trees on the right side of it for the front of the lot, but a large bungalow or walkout house would be possible at the top of the hill, where an uninterrupted view as far as the eye can see in BOTH directions down Long lake is possible. This 4.98 acre fully serviced lot is only 30 min from Regina. Power and gas have been ran to the front of the lot. You must see the view to appreciate. DRONE video footage of the lot in the virtual tour or at: https://vimeo.com/216619838 and https://vimeo.com/216619843
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We have just listed this great property at 41 EDEN AVE in Regina.
This is an Excellent family home in Normanview, located on a quiet street, close to the normanview mall, and galaxy cinemas. This solid bi-level has many great features, including a spacious main floor, with a large living room and balcony, kitchen with dining area, two good sized bedrooms and a 4pc bath. The basement has a huge family room with wood burning fireplace, 3pc bathroom, another bedroom, and laundry/storage. Located on a good sized lot, the property is fenced, landscaped, and contains a large double driveway. Several recent upgrades include: laminate flooring on main level in 2016, new doors on main level in 2016, repaired patio slab. This is a good family home, in a nice neighbourhood. Don't miss it!
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We have just listed this great property at 710 Rae ST in Regina.
Welcome to 710 Rae Street. This is a clean and open home featuring 1000 square feet over 2 storeys. The main floor has a bright living room with large bay window, galley kitchen, and dining area. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, and a 4 piece bath. The concrete basement appears to be in solid condition, open for your development. Windows are updated. The backyard is fenced, perfect for pets and young children.
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We have just listed this great property at 12 6575 Rochdale BLVD in Regina.
This is a fantastic condo in a perfect location. Excellent floor plan, with an open kitchen, dining area and living room, large bedroom, 4 pc bath, in-suite laundry, storage, and good sized balcony. This awesome place has seen an abundance of updates in the last few years, including paint, hardwood floors, tile in the kitchen and front entry way, fully renovated bathroom with new flooring, paint, tub surround, and vanity, to name a few. Conveniently located on Rochdale Blvd. walking distance to all the amenities that you could possibly need, this is a great starter home, or a turn-key investment. Don't miss it!
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We have just listed this great property at 2321 Reynolds ST in Regina.
Excellent starter home located conveniently near Wascana park, St Augustine school, and Miller high school. Good functional floor plan, with bright living room, dining room, kitchen with plenty of cabinets, 4 piece bathroom, and two good sized bedrooms. Basement is partially finished and features a large den and laundry/ storage. Many updates over the last few years, including flooring, paint, some windows, bathroom tub surround, new deck, fence, lawn, and much more. Come see it today!
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We have just listed this great property at 404 2300 Broad ST in Regina.
Photos are of show suite, identical unit. Rising above the Regina cityscape is the magnificent Centre Square condominium complex. With a walk score of 90, this place is perfectly located near downtown, the Regina Art Gallery, numerous restaurants, the General Hospital, and so much more! The building is impossible to miss with its unique sleek modern glass, and concrete facade, and features amenities such as underground parking, rooftop patio, running track, gym, common amenities room, and more. In unit 404 you will find ample sunlight from the South and East facing windows, and views overlooking Wascana Park. It boasts an spacious open floor plan, with a large living room, and dining room, a kitchen with plenty of cabinets and quartz countertops, a huge master suite with a walk-in closet, and 4pc. ensuite bath. Another guest bedroom, in unit laundry, and a convenient office/den. Words don't do it justice, so you must see this unit for yourself. Call for your private viewing today!
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We have just listed this great property at 8042 Woods BAY in Regina.
Welcome home! 8042 Woods Bay is a 1,512 square foot bungalow built in 2006. This beautiful 5 bedroom 3 bathroom bungalow features an inviting living room, with hardwood floors and a natural gas fireplace. The kitchen has granite counters, a garburator and a built in dishwasher. The master bedroom has a walk in closet and a 3 piece bathroom. the garage is direct entry into the mudroom/laundry. The basement is developed with two bedrooms, a den, living room, utility room and a kitchenette for entertaining. The basement bathroom has an unfinished sauna ready to be completed. The backyard has a large two tiered deck with composite decking, pear, apple and plum trees and a garden area. Call or Text the listing agent for more information.
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We have just listed this great property at 1224 Wallace ST in Regina.
Welcome to 1224 Wallace st. this is a solid bungalow, featuring three spacious bedrooms, large living room, open kitchen, and 4pc bathroom. The basement looks solid and is open for development. Good sized yard is fenced both front and back, and has room for two cars out back. Excellent starter home, in a good neighbourhood. Don't miss it!
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Have you ever considered renting out a room to a student or renovating your basement into a self-contained rental apartment?

 

It’s a big decision. There are many pros and cons to consider.

 

On the pro side, renting can provide you with additional income. An extra few hundred dollars a month can go a long way towards paying down your mortgage or splurging on an exotic summer vacation.

 

Creating rentable living space in your home — for example, an “in-law suite” featuring a kitchenette and bathroom — may also increase your property’s market value.

 

On the con side, you’ll have more costs and responsibilities as a landlord. For example, you might need to purchase extra insurance because basic home insurance policies typically do not cover rental units, even if you’re just renting out a room. You’ll also be responsible for dealing with repairs sometimes in the middle of the night.

 

Also, if you’re not careful about the renter you choose, you might end up with a “problem tenant”. For example, you could have a tenant who is consistently late on rent payments or simply stops paying. That can be stressful.

 

If you’re deciding whether or not to rent, be sure to check local laws and regulations. Many jurisdictions have very strict rules regarding renting out space in a residential property, and those rules change frequently. Make sure you get the latest information.

 

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Find out which features make a difference in the bottom line.

A Nice Entryway

Impress buyers right off the bat with a beautiful entrance. "I always tell sellers to put a fresh coat of paint on the front door," says real estate agent Theresa Evans of Charleston, S.C.

And if you don't have an entrance at all, make one. "A lot of my buyers have mentioned that they don't like to just go through the front door into the living room," says Los Angeles-based Realtor Rhonda Kohn. 

This problem, more common in condos and apartments, is solved by cleverly placing furniture to create more of an entryway. "A console table or demilune chest of drawers with something over it creates a welcoming vignette," says designer Sue Adams of Andover, Mass. 
 

Hardwood Floors

Realtors agree that most buyers are hunting for hardwood. You can bet that of all types of flooring, hardwood floors will "have the most longevity and will never go out of style," according to designer Linda Applewhite of Sausalito, Calif. 

A synthetic wood floor, like Pergo, "is always a good option for those who can't afford hardwood," furthers real estate agent Rhonda Kohn. But know that a laminate floor "won't fool everyone - it has a hollow thud when you walk on it and it doesn't look the same," adds designer Sue Adams.
 
 

Fab Fixtures

"Fixtures," says designer Linda Applewhite, "are the jewelry of the house." Only the extremely detail-oriented among us will stop to inspect doorknobs, faucets and cabinet knobs, but designers and real estate agents argue that we'll prefer the look of a place that has coordinated fixtures that are a cut above standard developer grade. 

"Newer construction is so chintzy with fixtures and fittings," observes Miami-based interior designer Simon Temprell. Replacing knobs and drawer pulls "is the quickest way to make over a bathroom or kitchen," he says. And when it comes to faucets, he adds, "for $60 or $70 dollars you can buy something infinitely better" than what you likely already have.
 
 

Beautiful Baths

According to real estate agents, marble counters, whirlpool baths and steam showers up the attractiveness of any bathroom. But if you don't have these luxury items, it may be more practical to address theunattractive aspects of your existing bath. 

"Rip out that big sheet mirror and those globe lights that look like you're in a theater dressing room," suggests designer Simon Temprell. 

Replace them with an elegant framed mirror (don't be afraid to look outside the bathroom section, he says) and sconce lighting on either side. 

This lighting scheme is also more flattering to the face, observes designer Sue Adams, and making buyers feel pretty will pay off!
 
 

Countertop Considerations

You've probably heard that granite is the secret to a contemporary kitchen, but that's not necessarily what buyers are after. "It's really about the slab," says designer Linda Applewhite. Buyers don't want to see grout lines on their counters, she explains.

So when it comes to slab countertops, granite is the top pick because it's hard, nonporous and easy to care for. But then again, so is Corian, so are composite stone surfaces such as Silestone and, she notes, with the help of today's sophisticated sealants, so are concrete, limestone, soapstone and marble. 

Even butcher-block, which is much less expensive than stone, can be a more appealing alternative to tile or laminate countertops. "When it gets funky, you can sand it and oil it and it looks good again," she says. 

Already have granite? Make it cutting edge. "A lot of people are honing their granite now," adds Applewhite. "What that does is knock it down and make it more matte, so it looks warmer and more inviting. Shiny surfaces can look very cold."
 
 

Steel This Idea

Why do buyers go bananas for stainless-steel appliances? It's the power of suggestion. "A kitchen with stainless appliances looks like a commercial kitchen. It makes people think that they're great cooks," observes designer Sue Adams, "but because the finish shows fingerprints, it's not for everyone." 

As far as other alternatives go, the designers agree that in general, black fixtures can look dated, while white is okay for a country kitchen. And some people are making appliances blend in beautifully by ordering front panels to match their cabinetry.
 
 

Pre-Organized Closets

Just as stainless appliances convince buyers that they are better cooks, closet organizers make buyers believe that they are better homemakers. If your closets are unadorned, don't underestimate the importance of this easy addition. 

"They make you feel secure and calm and people need that," notes designer Sue Adams. And while you don't need to use high-end organizers, make sure that the materials are up-to-date. "Twenty years ago, closet organizers meant wire shelves. You can't slide anything over a wire shelf. You can't even put a hanger in some of them," she says. Today's ideal would be "melamine shelves, in bone or white, with some drawers and metal rods to maximize storage," she says. 

This organization shouldn't stop in the closet - make sure your kitchen cabinets are orderly, too. "If they open up a door and see a big pantry, but it's not organized properly, it won't be as exciting as something already organized with a place for everything," says real estate agent Theresa Evans.
 
 

Light Up

Floor lamps just don't cut it these days," says real estate agent Rhonda Kohn. If your home doesn't get a lot of natural light, consider installing recessed lighting or new sconces, or both, so the buyer won't struggle to figure out how to brighten up the space. 

"Lighting is probably the most overlooked, yet the most important aspect of interior decoration," designer Simon Temprell says, adding, "In newer construction, you don't have sufficient lighting. The reality is that everyone needs three types - task, ambient and decorative lighting - which allow you to change the mood of the room."

When it comes to recessed lighting, know that the smaller the fixture, the more updated it is. "We used to have six-inch apertures, now we have four-inch openings. And using halogen bulbs gives a cleaner, more modern look," says designer Sue Adams.
 
 

Built-In Bonus

Interior Designer Linda Applewhite observes that many buyers view built-ins as "free furniture." Well-crafted bookshelves, china cabinets and entertainment units can "make a home stand out as quality," adds designer Sue Adams. 

On the other hand, says designer Simon Temprell, "It can be a catch-22 because some people would rather organize their own furniture. Sometimes it's better to have freestanding pieces that look like built-ins, that you can give the buyer the option to purchase.
 
 

Grass Is Greener

Are the homebuyers in your area families with young children? If so, they'll be drawn to spaces with a flat, open lawn. 

Were you thinking of putting in a concrete patio or rock garden? Don't bother if you're putting your home on the market. "A flat yard is a real plus. Spend some money and put in the grass. It's a good seller," says real estate agent Rhonda Kohn.
 
 

Furnish That House

Think you're ready for the open house? Consider this: "Architecturally interesting homes in immaculate shape can be shown empty," notes designer Applewhite.

But in general, "people look for a homey kind of a feel," adds real estate agent Kohn. And that's homey, not homely. If the bulk of your furniture isn't attractive, don't hesitate to have it staged (propped with attractive rental furniture). "We're even seeing that done in the inexpensive condo market," she says.
 
 
 
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