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We have just listed this great property at 375 Keats ST in Southey.
Great affordability in this spacious home located in the bustling town of Southey. Sk. The floor plan is very functional and offers a large living room, kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, four piece bath with adjacent laundry, and two large bedrooms. There is a convenient enclosed front porch, as well as a partial basement, good for storage and with an updated high efficiency furnace. The home is located on a large yard at the end of a nice wide street. Don't miss this fantastic property!
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We have just listed this great property at 2339 Garnet ST in Regina.
Welcome to this excellent character home in the heart of Regina's desirable Cathedral neighbourhood. Featuring a spacious main floor with high ceilings, the home boasts a large living room with numerous large windows, formal dining area, a fully renovated kitchen with granite counters, new cabinets, dark stainless steel appliances, and massive island. Two good sized bedrooms are conveniently located to suit any growing family, and the main level is completed with a fully updated four piece bath. The basement has been renovated with a large living room, bedroom, kitchenette, and another three piece bath. The yard is fully fenced with decks front and back, single detached garage, patio, and trees and shrubs. This home has seen so many updates, you won't believe it when you see it. You must check it out today!
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We have just listed this great property at 208 3rd AVE in Gray.
Welcome to 208 3rd Avenue in the town of Gray Saskatchewan, a short 25 minute commute to Regina’s south end all on a paved highway! This 1036 square foot, 4 bedroom 2 bathroom bi level home was built in 1980 and sits on a generous 75’x125’ lot. This home has an insulated single attached garage and a double concrete driveway in the front along with trees and shrubs.The fenced backyard has a large 2 tier deck that is perfect for BBQing and entertaining in the summer. It also has a garden shed and faces the beautiful Saskatchewan prairie. When you enter the bi-level you go up the stairs to the bright south west facing living room with a large window and brick wood burning fireplace. Next you go into the kitchen and dining area with patio doors that lead to the deck. There is plenty of cabinet and countertop space perfect for making home cooked meals. The fridge, stove, oven, dishwasher and above the range microwave are all included. Down the hall you have the main 4 piece bathroom, the large primary bedroom with two large closets and another good sized bedroom complete the main floor. Downstairs you have a fully finished basement with 2 more good sized bedrooms, a 3 piece bathroom, a large rec room with another wood burning stove that can be used to supplement heat, and finally the laundry in the utility room and a storage room. The washer, dryer and central vac are all included.
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We have just listed this great property at 5118 Anthony WAY in Regina.
Welcome to 5118 Anthony way! This 2012 built 1413 square foot, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom 2 storey house with a 20’x20’ double attached garage is located in Regina’s Lakeridge addition which is close to many beautiful parks and north end amenities. You enter this home into the bright living room with modern laminate flooring and a large north facing window. You continue to the dining room and kitchen with included fridge, stove, microwave hood fan and dishwasher. By the entrance to the garage there is the laundry area with included front load washer and dryer and a 2 piece bathroom. The second floor has a spacious primary bedroom with a walk-in closet and a 4 piece ensuite bathroom as well as 2 other bedrooms and another 4 piece bathroom. Downstairs in the fully finished basement was completed in 2021 and you have a rec room, a bedroom, a 3 piece bathroom and the utility room with the owned and included furnace, a/c unit, water heater and water softener! This house also features a fully fenced spacious backyard with a 2 tier deck and garden shed. It backs an open field perfect for watching beautiful Saskatchewan sunsets every night. 3D virtual tour on the virtual tour link AND video walk through on youtube!
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We have just listed this great property at 109 2600 Arens RD E in Regina.
Welcome to 109 - 2600 Arens Road in the River Grande condo complex in east Regina’s River Bend neighbourhood. This 2001 built, 1058 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment style condo is on the main level of the building. The unit is north facing giving you a wonderful view of the beautiful man made lake and park right from your balcony. Along with backing a park it’s also close to shopping, grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and more. You enter the suite into the spacious dining room and continue past the kitchen with white cabinets, a white tile backsplash and included fridge, stove, hood fan, garburator, dishwasher and microwave. You then continue into the bright living room that faces the lake. Beside the large living room window there's a door to your private balcony that's perfect for relaxing and gazing at the water. The secondary bedroom is comfortable but can also be used as an office if you choose. The large primary bedroom is also facing the water and has a walk in closet and 3 piece ensuite bathroom. The unit also features a 4 piece main bathroom, laundry and utility room that includes the washer, dryer and deep freeze. You have access to one personal underground parking spot as well as visitor parking. The building has an amenities room for you to use for family gatherings or parties as well as a craft room owners can use for small projects. The condo fees are $440 a month and include insurance, sewer, common area maintenance, snow removal, exterior building maintenance, lawn care, heat, water, garbage and reserve fund.
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Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies


A break and enter occurs every 90 seconds in Canada.1 Fortunately, there are some proven tactics you can use to decrease your likelihood of a home invasion.


Most burglars won’t go to extreme lengths to enter your home. They are looking for easy access with minimal risk. A monitored security system can be an effective deterrent—homes without one are 300% more likely to be burglarized—but it isn’t the only way to protect your property.2 The strategies below can help to maximize your home’s security and minimize your chances of being targeted by intruders.


Thinking about listing your home? We have some additional recommendations for you. Contact us to find out the procedures we use to keep our clients and their property safe and secure during the buying and selling process.


1. Check Your Doors and Windows


According to insurance company SGI Canada, the most common entry point for a burglar is through a basement or ground floor door or window.1 So securing these points of entry is essential.


  • Evaluate the condition of your doors and locks. 


A steel door is generally considered the strongest, but many homeowners prefer the look of wood. Whatever material you choose, make sure it has a solid core and pair it with a sturdy deadbolt lock that is a minimum of 2.5 cm long when thrown.3


  • Add window locks and security film.


Aftermarket window locks are an easy and inexpensive upgrade that can provide an additional layer of protection for your home. Choose a lock that is compatible with your window frame material and a style that is appropriate for the window type. And consider using a specialty film on windows that are adjacent to a door. Security film holds shattered glass in place, making the windows more difficult to penetrate.4


2. Landscape for Security


When it comes to outdoor landscaping, many of us think about maintenance and curb appeal. But the choices we make can impact our home’s security, as well. Thieves target homes that they can enter and exit without being detected. Here are a few tweaks that can make your property less appealing to potential intruders.


  • Increase visibility from the street.


A privacy hedge may keep out nosy neighbours, but it can also welcome thieves—so trim overgrown trees and shrubs that obstruct the view of your property. According to police officers, they offer an ideal environment for criminals to hide.5


  • Place thorny bushes and noisy gravel below windows.


Don’t eliminate shrubbery altogether, though. Certain hedges can actually offer a deterrent to robbers. Plant thorny rose bushes or sharp-leaved holly beneath your first-story windows for both beauty and protection. Add some loose gravel that crunches when disturbed.


3. Light Your Exterior


When it’s dark outside, criminals don’t need to rely on overgrown shrubbery to hide. Luckily, a well-designed outdoor lighting system can make your home both safer and more attractive.


  • Install landscape lighting.


Eliminate pockets of darkness around your yard and home’s perimeter with strategically placed outdoor lights. Use a combination of flood, spot, well, and pathway lights to add interest and highlight natural and architectural details. 


  • Use motion-activated security lights to startle intruders.


The soft glow of landscape lighting isn’t always enough to dissuade a determined intruder. But a motion-activated security light may stop him in his tracks. And if you choose a Wi-Fi connected smart version, you can receive notifications on your phone when there’s movement on your property.


4. Make It Look Like You’re Home


Motion-activated lights aren’t the only way to make an intruder think you’re at home. New technology has made it increasingly possible to monitor your home while you’re away. This is especially important since most burglaries take place between 10 am and 3 pm, when many of us are at work or school.


  • Turn on your TV and leave a car in the driveway.


A survey of convicted burglars revealed that the majority avoid breaking into homes if they can hear a television or if there’s a vehicle parked in the driveway.7 If you’re away from home, try connecting your TV to a timer or smart plug. And when you travel, leave your car out or ask a neighbour to park theirs in your driveway.


  • Install a video doorbell.


In that same survey, every respondent said they would knock or ring the doorbell before breaking into a home. A video doorbell not only alerts you to the presence of a visitor, it also enables you to see, hear, and talk with them remotely from your smartphone—so they’ll never know you’re gone.


5. Keep Valuables Out of Sight


Few home invasions are conducted by criminal masterminds. In fact, a survey of convicted offenders found that only 12% planned their robberies in advance, while the majority acted spontaneously.8 That’s one of the reasons security experts caution against placing valuables where they are visible from the outside.9


  • Check sightlines from your doors and windows.


Don’t tempt robbers with a clear view of the most commonly stolen items, which are cash (think purses and wallets), jewelry, electronics, firearms, and drugs (both illegal and prescription).5 Take a walk around your property to make sure none of these items are easily visible.


  • Secure valuables in a safe.


Consider the possessions that are on display inside your home, as well. It’s always a good idea to lock up firearms, sensitive documents, and expensive or irreplaceable items when you have housekeepers or other service providers on your property.


6. Highlight Your Security Measures


While it’s prudent to hide your valuables, it’s equally important to advertise your home’s security features. In surveys, convicted burglars admit to avoiding homes with obvious protective measures in place.7,8


  • Install outdoor cameras.


Security cameras are the most common home protection device and for good reason.10 Not only do they help prevent crime (burglars are known to avoid them11), they can offer peace of mind for homeowners who want to sneak a peek at their property while away. And if you do experience a break and enter, security camera footage can help police identify your intruder.


  • Post warning signs.


Security system placards and beware-of-dog signs are also shown to be effective deterrents.8 Of course, you should back up your threats with a noisy alarm and loud barking dog for maximum impact.


7. Limit What You Share on Social Media


Social media platforms can be a great way to stay connected with friends and family, but it’s easy to reveal more than you’ve intended. Be thoughtful about what you’re posting—and who has access.


  • Delay posting photos or travel updates.


It can be tempting to upload a concert selfie or pictures from your beach vacation. But these types of photos scream: “My house is unoccupied!” Try to wait until you’ve returned home to share the photos on social media. 


  • Set privacy restrictions on your accounts.


Think twice about connecting with strangers or casual acquaintances on social media. If you enjoy sharing family updates and personal photos, it’s safer to limit your followers to those you truly know and trust.



YOUR HOME IS SAFE WITH US


We take home security seriously. That’s why we have screening procedures in place to keep our clients and their homes safe when they are for sale. We also remind our buyers to change the locks before they move into their new homes and provide referrals to locksmiths and home security companies that can help. To learn more about our procedures and how you can stay safe during the buying and selling process, contact us to schedule a free consultation!




Sources:

  1. SGI Canada -
    https://www.sgicanada.ca/news?title=preventing-break-ins
  2. Bankrate -
    https://www.bankrate.com/insurance/homeowners-insurance/house-burglary-statistics/
  3. Square One -
    https://www.squareone.ca/resource-centres/home-personal-safety/preventing-break-ins
  4. SafeWise -
    https://www.safewise.com/blog/10-simple-ways-to-secure-your-new-home/
  5. Toronto Police Department -
    https://www.torontopolice.on.ca/crimeprevention/environmental.pdf
  6. Canadian Security Professionals -
    https://www.cspalarms.ca/blog/safety/home-robberies-by-the-numbers-when-you-should-be-the-most-alert/
  7. KGW News -
    https://www.kgw.com/article/news/investigations/86-burglars-say-how-they-break-into-homes/283-344213396
  8. Science Daily -
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130516160916.htm 
  9. Security.org -
    https://www.security.org/home-security-systems/home-invasion-protection/
  10. SafeWise -
    https://www.safewise.com/resources/security-stats-facts/
  11. The Guardian -
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/aug/18/former-burglars-barking-dogs-cctv-best-deterrent
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We have just listed this great property at 136 Birchwood CRES in Regina.
Located in the heart of Regina's desirable Whitmore Park neighbourhood, 136 Birchwood crescent is perfect for a growing family! Boasting a unique and functional floor plan, the large home welcomes you in with a spacious front entry, leading into a large kitchen with centre island, convenient eating area and a bright and open living room. Further down the hallway you will find three good sized bedrooms a four piece bath and a convenient foyer leading into the back yard. The basement is fully developed and contains a large family room with wood burning fireplace, another bedroom, a three piece bath, and the utility/laundry room. The yard is beautifully landscaped, and features a deck off the front of the home, nice patio area off the back, and a large double detached garage. The home has seen numerous big ticket updates, including furnace, windows, shingles, deck, and much more! Don't miss this fantastic property!
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