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We have just listed this great property at 4160 Castle RD in Regina.
4160 Castle Road is located a few minutes walk to the University of Regina and is a great spot for students or investors. This home has three bedrooms and the main bathroom upstairs and a half bathroom on the main level. The large living room, dining area and kitchen complete the main level. These rooms are spacious and the living room features a south-west facing window providing plenty of natural light. The basement is also a good size and is open for future development.
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We have just listed this great property at 365 Keats ST in Southey.
Welcome to 365 Keats St. in the bustling community of Southey Sk. Southey is located a short scenic drive from Regina, and features a K-12 school, health services, sports arena, curling rink, and much more. This is a great town where you can enjoy the benefits of both small town and big city life. The property is located on a quiet street, and boasts a large 6000 Sq Ft. lot. Two story home features a large living room, open concept kitchen and spacious dining area, convenient family room, and a four piece bath. The upstairs contains two good sized bedrooms. The basement is used for storage, laundry and the utilities. Outside you'll find a large fenced yard with a deck and patio, plenty of parking, shed, and a oversized "mechanic's dream" garage. Plenty of updates and upgrades to this home over the years, including some plumbing, electrical, siding, garage and much more. Don't miss it!
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We have just listed this great property at 3721 Caen AVE in Regina.
Welcome to 3721 Caen Ave. This excellent home is in a prime location, steps away from Kiwanis waterfall park, Lakeview park, Wascana park, Lakeview Elementary school, and so much more! The house is a cool three bedroom wartime build, with a open living room, dining area, kitchen and 4 piece bath all on the mail floor. The second floor contains two large bedrooms, and storage. The basement is fully finished, with a large family room, another bedroom, and the utility/laundry area. The yard is fully fenced, with a deck, lawn front and back, and plenty of parking. Numerous upgrades have been done to the home, including trenchless sewer line replacement, main plumbing stack, high efficiency furnace, sump pump, backflow valve and much more. Don't miss this fantastic home in a spectacular location. Come see it today!
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We have just listed this great property at 51 Trudelle CRES in Regina.
Welcome to 51 Trudelle Cr. This 1973 built 850 square foot 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow is in Regina's Normanview West neighborhood. The main floor of this home has 3 good sized bedrooms, a refinished 4 piece bathroom, the living room and the kitchen with included appliances and updated PVC windows. The basement is recently renovated and has a large rec room, a 3 piece bathroom, a den as well as the laundry/storage room with included front load washer and dryer. This home also has a single detached garage and a good sized deck inside the fully fenced back yard.
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We have just listed this great property at 905 RAE ST in Regina.
Welcome to 905 Rae Street. This 1946 built, 660 square foot, 2 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom bungalow sits on a 3,122 square foot lot in Regina’s Washington Park subdivision close to bus routes and shopping amenities. You enter this home into the spacious living room with loads of natural light. The main floor has 2 good sized bedrooms and 3 piece bathroom. You continue to the kitchen with included fridge and stove, and then finally to the laundry room. The yard of this home is partially fenced and has 2 parking spaces.
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We have just listed this great property at 2216 Harvey ST in Regina.
**Basement photos and virtual tour will come by Sunday May 9th at the latest** Welcome to 2216 Harvey St. This EXTENSIVELY RENOVATED 1952 built, 774 square foot bungalow and 16'x22' single detached garage sit on a 50'x125' lot in Broders Annex. The exterior of this home has recently received new vinyl siding as well as shingles and most windows have been replaced. The back yard is fully fenced and includes a garden shed. You enter this house into the bright open concept living room/ dining room / kitchen that all share vinyl plank with the rest of the main floor. The kitchen features new cabinets and tile back splash, quartz counter top and included fridge stove and dishwasher. The other side of the house features 2 bedrooms as well as the main 4 piece bathroom that has beautiful tile and a deep soaker tub. The basement has been completely renovated and has a large rec room, another bedroom, a 4 piece bathroom and the laundry-in-utility room. The original block basement of this home has been recently completely reinforced with bracing and pony walls and has an engineers report. The utilities of this home have also been updated with a high-efficiency furnace, water heater and 100amp electrical service.
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We have just listed this great property at 4102 Fieldstone WAY in Regina.
This luxury Ripplinger homes bungalow is built on piles and is located in The Creeks, in one of Regina’s most desirable neighbourhoods. This former lottery show home is bright and open with high ceilings and quality finishings throughout. Upon entry you will find a spacious foyer with access to a sizable home office, attached double garage and mudroom/closet area. This home has a modern great room style with upscale finishes. The Chef’s kitchen features an oversized island with quartz counters, and beautiful custom cabinets with kitchenaid stainless steel appliances including double built in ovens, double door fridge, microwave and hood fan. The butlers pantry includes an additional sink, microwave and counter space. The open dining room area has plenty of space for a large family and opens to the covered deck on the back of the home. On the rest of the main floor are the luxurious master suite and second bedroom, two four piece bathrooms and laundry. The Ensuite is spacious with a separate custom shower, soaker tub and double sinks and opens to the walk in closet with an abundance of storage space. Next to the walk in closet is the laundry room with double access from the closet and hallway. The basement in this home is completely finished with a large open recreation room perfect for hosting family and friends. Some of the features downstairs include the electric fireplace, walk-in wine room, wet bar, exercise room, two piece bathroom as well as in-floor heat. There is also a jack and Jill style four piece bathroom off of the two additional bedrooms downstairs. The garage measures 26 feet wide with one 23 foot deep bay and the second bay at 32 feet. It is completely finished with insulation and drywall complete with a floor drain and a gas furnace. This investment is protected with a 10 year structural defects Saskatchewan New Home Warranty.
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Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? 


For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical. A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, would feel stifling. For empty nesters, a large home with several unused bedrooms can become impractical to heat and clean. It’s no surprise that life transitions often trigger a home purchase. 


While your home-buying journey may not look like your neighbour’s or friend’s, broad trends can help you understand what to keep in mind as you house hunt. No one wants to regret their home purchase, and taking the time now to think about exactly what you need can save a lot of heartache later.


The Newly Married or Partnered Couple

The financial and legal commitment of both traditional and common-law marriage has provided a springboard to homeownership for centuries. And while the average age of first marriage in Canada is around 30, the average age of first home purchase has shifted even later to 36.1,2 No matter your age, there are some key factors that you should consider when you are ready to enter into your first home purchase together.

Affordability is Key

There’s no doubt about it—with home prices that just keep climbing, many first-time buyers feel that the deck is stacked against them when it comes to homeownership. But stepping onto the property ladder can be more doable than many realize, especially in today’s low mortgage rate environment. 


While many buyers are holding out for their dream home, embracing the concept of a starter home can open a lot of doors. In fact, that’s a popular approach for first-time homebuyers to take. Fifty percent of first-time Canadian buyers report that they plan to eventually upgrade to a larger home.3  


Chosen carefully, a starter home can be a great investment as well as a launchpad for your life together. If you focus on buying a home you can afford now with strong potential for appreciation, you can build equity alongside your savings, positioning you to trade up in the future if your needs change.3

Taking Advantage of Low Mortgage Rates

Canadian mortgage rates hit record lows in summer 2020, and while they are gradually creeping back up, now is still an ideal time to purchase your first home together.4 A lower interest rate can save you a bundle over the life of your loan, which can significantly increase the quality of home you can get for your money. 


But what if both halves of a couple don’t have good credit? You still have options. First, boosting a credit score can be easier than you think—simply paying your credit cards down below 35% of your limit can go a long way.5 But if that’s not enough to raise your score, you might consider taking out the mortgage in only the better-scoring partner’s name. The downside is that applying for a mortgage with only one income will reduce your qualification amount. And if you take that route, make sure you understand the legal and financial implications for both parties should the relationship end.

Commute and Lifestyle Considerations

Whether you’ve lived in a rental together for years or are sharing a home for the first time, you know that living together involves some compromises. But there are certain home features that can make life easier in the future if you identify them now. The number of bathrooms, availability of closet space, and even things like kitchen layout can make a big difference in your day-to-day life and relationship. 


Your home’s location will also have a significant impact on your quality of life, so consider it carefully. What will commuting look like for each of you? And if you have different interests or hobbies—say, museums vs. hiking—you’ll need to find a community that meets both your needs. Need some help identifying the ideal location that fits within your budget? We can match you with some great neighbourhoods that offer the perfect mix of amenities and affordability. 


The Growing Family 

Having kids changes things—fast. With a couple of rowdy preteens and maybe some pets in the mix, that 1,600 square foot home that felt palatial to two adults suddenly becomes a lot more cramped. Whether you’ve just had your first child or are getting to the point where your kids can’t comfortably share a bedroom any longer, there’s plenty to consider when you’re ready to size up to a home that will fit your growing family. 

The Importance of School Districts

For many parents, the desire to give their kids the best education—especially once they are in middle and high school— surpasses even their desire for more breathing room. In fact, homebuyers report that school district is one of their top concerns.6 Of course, homes in the best-rated districts tend to be more expensive and harder to nab. But when push comes to shove, many buyers with kids prefer to sacrifice a bit of space to find a home in their desired location.


But when you’re moving to a new community, it can be tough to figure out what the local schools are actually like—and online ratings don't tell the whole story. That’s why talking to a local real estate agent can be a gamechanger. We don’t just work in this community; we know it inside and out.

Lifestyle Considerations

For many families, living space is a key priority. Once you have teenagers who want space to hang out with their friends, a finished basement or a rec room can be a huge bonus (and can help you protect some quieter living space for yourself). 


A good layout can also make family life a lot easier. For example, an open plan is invaluable if you want to cook dinner while keeping an eye on your young kids playing in the living room. And if you think that you might expand your family further in the future, be sure that the home you purchase has enough bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate that comfortably. 

Functionality

Try to think about how each room will fit into your day-to-day. Are you anticipating keeping the house stocked to feed hungry teenagers? A pantry might rise to the top of the list. Dreading the loads of laundry that come with both infants and older kids (especially if they play sports)? The task can be much more bearable in a well-designed laundry room. Imagine a typical day or week of chores in the house to identify which features will have the biggest impact.


Chances are, you won’t find every nice-to-have in one home, which is why identifying the must-haves can be such a boon to the decision-making process. We can help you assess your options and give you a sense of what is realistic within your budget.


The Empty Nesters 

When we talk about empty nesters, we usually think about downsizing. With kids out of the house, extra bedrooms and living space can quickly become more trouble than they’re worth. While the average buyer with young kids is most likely to trade up to a larger home, older buyers often sell the family home and move into a smaller, less expensive home. In fact, more than half of Canadian Baby Boomers consider the area where they live too expensive for retirement.7

Maintenance and Livability

What factors are driving your decision to move? Identifying those early in the process can help you narrow down your search. For example, do you want to have space for a garden, or would you prefer to avoid dealing with lawn care altogether? What about home maintenance? In many cases, a newer home will require less maintenance than an older one and a smaller one will take less time to clean. It’s not surprising that condos are among the most popular types of homes for Baby Boomers given they require less upkeep than single-family homes.7

Lifestyle Considerations

Many empty nesters have retired or are nearing retirement age. This could be your chance to finally pursue hobbies and passions that were just too hard to squeeze into a 9-5. If you’re ready to move, consider how you’d like to spend your days and seek out a home that will help make that dream a reality. For some, that might mean living near a golf course or a beach. For others, being able to walk downtown for a nice dinner out is the priority. And with more time to spend as you wish, proximity to a supportive community of friends and family is priceless. 

Ability to Age in Place

Let’s face it—we can’t escape ageing. If you’re looking for a home to retire in, accessibility should be top-of-mind. This may mean a single-story home or simply having adequate spaces on the first floor to rearrange as needed. While buying a home that you plan to renovate from the start is a viable option, being forced into renovations (because of the realities of ageing) a few years down the road could seriously dig into your nest egg. Location matters, too—if your family will be providing support, are they close by? Can you easily reach necessities like grocery stores and healthcare? While it’s tempting to put it out of our minds, a few careful considerations now can make staying in your home long-term much more feasible.


Finding the Right Home for Right Now

One thing is for sure—life never stands still. And your housing needs won’t, either. In fact, the average Canadian homeowner will own 4.5 to 5.5 houses over their lifetime.8 At each milestone, a careful assessment of your housing options will ensure that you are well-positioned to embrace all the changes to come.


Whatever stage you’re embarking on next, we’re here to help. Our insight into local neighbourhoods, prices, and housing stock will help you hone in on exactly where you want to live and what kind of home is right for you. We’ve worked with home buyers in every stage of life, so we know exactly what questions you need to ask. Buying a home—whether it’s your first or your fifth—is a big decision, but we’re here to support you every step of the way.


We support the Fair Housing Act and equal opportunity housing.


Sources:

  1. The Canadian Encyclopedia -
    https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/marriage-and-divorce
  2. Mortgage Broker News -
    https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/sorry-gen-z-the-average-firsttime-buyer-in-canada-is-36-years-old-335685.aspx
  3. Savvy New Canadians -
    https://www.savvynewcanadians.com/starter-home-vs-permanent-home/
  4. Mortgage Broker News -
    https://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/are-the-days-of-low-interest-rates-coming-to-an-end-for-canadian-homebuyers-338140.aspx 
  5. Government of Canada -
    https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/credit-reports-score/improve-credit-score.htm
  6. Housing Sentiments and Trends Report 2017 -
    https://marketing.zoocasa.com/zoocasa-housing-trends-report-2017.pdf
  7. Royal LePage -
    https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/more-than-14-million-boomers-across-canada-expect-to-buy-a-home-in-the-next-five-years-690334391.html
  8. Zolo -
    https://www.zolo.ca/blog/how-many-homes-will-you-buy
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We have just listed this great property at 2065 Montreal ST in Regina.
Welcome to 2065 Montreal St. This awesome bungalow is conveniently located across from a playground and Thomson Elementary school, a short drive to all east Regina amenities or a quick walk to downtown. The bright main floor welcomes you in with a convenient foyer, good sized living room, convenient dining area, bright kitchen, two good sized bedrooms, and a four piece bath. The basement features the laundry, utility area, and could be developed for extra living space. The exterior walls are framed, poly'd and drywalled. The yard is fenced, contains a deck, single detached garage and parking pad. The house has seen numerous updates over the years, including attic insulation, shingles, soffits and facia, upgraded electrical, some updated plumbing, high efficiency furnace, deck front and back, paint and flooring throughout, full kitchen and bathroom reno, new front door, and much more. This is a perfect starter or excellent low maintenance investment property. Don't miss it, come check it out today!
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