Welcome to 1142 Graham Road! This cozy Bi-level home offers over 1700 sq ft of living space up and down combined and is in immaculate condition! Located in Glencairn Village, the home was built in 1981 and is situated on one of the quaintest backyards you're ever going to find on the market. If you're looking for a backyard that offers peace and serenity, this one has it in spades along with a sun room that makes you feel like you've escaped the city for the countryside. Upon entry, the main floor showcases an open concept living room and cozy kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space. That serenity inducing sun room is just off the kitchen and dining room to maximize outdoor time in spring, summer and fall. Down the hall on the main floor, you will find two good sized bedrooms and a nicely done full 4pc bath.. The basement offers a family room with dry bar area perfect for entertaining, 2 more bedrooms, a large 4 pc bath with soaker tub and a large laundry room and mud room for extra storage. The yard must be seen to be fully appreciated and is fully fenced, currently has a large patio, newer shed, sun room with under deck storage. All appliances are included. Location is SUPER! This home is close to all east-end amenities, elementary and a high school, parks, shopping, restaurants, and more! Please contact the sales professional with any questions you may have.
Owning a house is like ‘being in a long-term relationship’, so it can be hard to break up!
I believe that relationships are more important than transactions. I started a career in real estate in 2006 with REMAX Crown Real Estate In Regina, and since that time, I have built a Regina real estate business around that philosophy. My goal is a personalized one-on-one service to fully understand you and your real estate goals and to be 100% accountable to you. In my latest blog post, I acknowledge that selling a home you love is NOT easy.
Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do!
So goes the famous Neil Sedaka song... and sometimes that is the truth!
You grew up in that home, or you raised your own family inside those four walls, so when it’s time to move on, downsize or sell for a multitude of reasons, it can very hard emotionally to let go!
Another reason why a breakup with your home is hard to go through can be explained by the Endowment Effect. This economic theory finds that people overvalue what they already own. They are comfortable with the status quo and feel threatened by change and the unfamiliar, which makes losing or parting from what they have particularly difficult. Now, they believe that their loss is more than it actually is.
Sure, this house was perfect, but the home selling and buying process isn’t finding “the one” that sticks around forever. It’s more about finding the home that fits your needs best based on your current situation. That gets easier if you can feel good about your next decision and give yourself closure over the past—so let’s dive into 5 tips to help you work through it.
Tip #1: Make sure you’re ready to ' FOLD It' from a financial perspective
When you mix money and love, things get complicated. Just ask the 1 in 5 partners who choose to keep their finances separate. Applying this division of church and state to selling the house can suck some of the emotion out of the process.
Above how you feel about the selling situation, you need to figure out the hard financials and timing of this sale. Can you afford to sell this home and buy another, and is now the time to do it?
You can start by getting a ballpark figure for what your home would go for in the current market. Then, factor in your expenses like home prep, repairs, and agent commissions. Make sure that after you sell the house, you’ll have enough money to pay off the mortgage and then some, ideally enough for a sizable down payment on the next house.
Then, find out if it’s the best time to sell your home in your market. Depending on where you live, seasonality makes a big impact—in fact, data shows that selling at an opportune moment can help you increase your profits significantly.
Similar to a relationship break-up, selling a home shouldn’t be a rash, spur of the moment decision.
Tip#2: Reframe your mindset to focus on your ‘Why’
The first question I ask my seller clients is, “Why Are you Selling?”
Maybe you crave the carefree lifestyle that apartment/ condo living can provide, perhaps you want to move to be closer to the grandkids, or maybe you have to buy somewhere bigger to give your family more breathing room.
Focusing on the logic of your reason and your why, makes it easier to harness your attention to the future. Reframe your home sale as change (good change!) rather than loss. Then, selling your house becomes an opportunity for you to move on to a different chapter of your life.
Tip #3: Keep living your best life BUT keep on keeping up with the Jones's
The last thing you want to do after you decide to sell your house is to wallow in regrets and neglect home selling responsibilities.
Oftentimes, home sellers are also buyers, so their home purchase is contingent on their home sale. You must make sure that your home looks it's best. Then, take steps to detach from what you used to call your home. Trust your real estate agent and start the staging process. See how furniture works in different arrangements, change up the decor, and paint the walls neutral colors to begin depersonalizing the house without giving yourself whiplash. - you can find some helpful tips on curating curb appeal in the Regina real estate article I wrote about Selling A Home in A Slow Market
Once you have put effort into making the property look it's very best, you can channel your emotions and efforts toward figuring out what your future will look like, in terms of the house and your new neighborhood. That way, your next home becomes a productive distraction that will help you get over the initial home sale.
Be sure to keep up with maintenance and to work with your realtor to get the best price for both your existing property AND the new one!
Tip #4: Do the Emotional work
So, when you sell your house, don’t be afraid to:
Walk-through your home and revisit old memories.
Reflect on how the house has served its purpose for however long you lived there.
Talk about how you loved living here with your spouse, children, and family members.
This type of processing helps you to accept your emotions throughout the home sale. If you want to keep a snapshot of the home, take photos and use those as emotional anchors for you to look back on in the future.
It is healthy to mourn a loss!
Tip #5: Get proper closure
When selling a house, you don’t want to walk away with unfinished business or bitterness. You might not be emotionally prepared for the change, but don’t demand buyers to overpay for your home or leave the home in a sloppy state. Be respectful to the next set of homeowners, and take the time to get everything in shipshape for the final walkthrough.
A proper goodbye can also include a “house-cooling party” that lets you invite friends and family to your home for one last time before handing over the keys. Those who are important to you also have a chance to say goodbye to you and the home. Just don't go crazy, as the last thing you want is wine stains on those newly cleaned carpets!
Ready to sell the house you love? Partner up with me, I’m a top Regina RE/MAX Agent, and as an experienced Regina REALTOR® I can support you by inserting a degree of professional separation.
Welcome to 6230 Ehrle Cr located in the desirable and family friendly neighborhood of Lakewood. Visiting this home, it is immediately apparent that this home has been cared for and upgraded for nearly 3 decades from its previous owner. If you're looking for a large family home in a mature desirable neighborhood with all the right professionally completed upgrades, this is the one! Recent improvements include an updated high efficient furnace, newer stainless steel fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher. Newer Kenmore elite washer and dryer; all newer updated triple pane windows on main and second floor (master ensuite with pvc double pane), updated lighting including pot-lights on dimmers through kitchen and nook, all new designer kitchen featuring modern oak cabinets, soft close drawers and doors, pull out spice racks, extra deep pot drawers, under cabinet lighting, quartz countertop, newer undermount sink and faucets, subway tiled backsplash and eat up breakfast bar. Outside you can see that the shingles have been recently updated and the garage has a newer garage door and motor in addition to the concrete driveway and walkway which now features a rubberized surface to prolong its life and minimize slips! This home has a great layout and plenty of natural light throughout. The 2nd floor offers 3 full bedrooms including a master with 3 pc ensuite and main hallway 4 pc bath. Other features include a fully finished basement, double attached garage in great shape, newer deck off the kitchen nook. Looking for a private mature yard that feels like your own private oasis, this one has it. The backyard faces West and is perfect for enjoying the evenings with family and friends offering a large deck and patio area. This home is ready for you to move in, un-pack and start making memories. Call the listing agent today to book your own private viewing.
Welcome to 819 Bluebird Crescent. This 1,560 Sq ft home is located in the quiet neighborhood of Parkridge, and is close to parks, schools bus routes, and all East end amenities. This 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is move-in ready, and perfect for a growing family! Upon entering you will be greeted into the open concept floor plan, that features a spacious living room, with an abundance of natural light, hardwood floors and gas fireplace. The kitchen offers plenty of cupboard and counter space, corner pantry along with an eat-up island. The dining room flows directly off the kitchen, with patio access to the large fenced backyard. The main floor is completed with a convenient 2-piece bathroom. Heading up to the 2nd floor, you will find 3 spacious bedrooms with the primary bedroom offering a walk-in closet, and 3-piece ensuite. There is also an additional 4-piece bathroom down the hallway. The finished basement offers a ton of extra space, with a large family room , dedicated laundry room, 3 pc bathroom, den currently used as a bedroom and large utlity room. Outside you will find a large insulated double attached garage. This house would be a perfect fit for anyone looking to live in a mature & quiet neighborhood. Contact the listing agent for more information today!
I am pleased to be able to share my 2022 August Regina Real Estate Market Report!
August 2022 Monthly Housing Market Trends Report
September 7, 2022
How Does This Compare to National Data?
As a consequence of the Bank of Canada’s rate hikes, the Canadian housing market is on the verge of a cliff, as rapidly rising mortgage rates threaten the stability of Canadian home values. The average home price in Canada was $629,971 in July 2022, a decrease of 5% from the previous year and 5% from the previous month. This is a stunning turnaround from the extraordinary price rises seen earlier in the year when a new record was reached in February of 2022. Canada’s average home price has decreased for the sixth consecutive month. Compared to the peak of $816,720 in February 2022, the average sales price in Canada has decreased by 23%. In the previous five months, the average Canadian home price has plummeted by 23%, or around $190,000. However, the MLS Benchmark Price continues to increase annually. In July 2022, the national average home price in Canada increased by 7% year-over-year to $782,300 but fell by 3% month-over-month.
Regarding annual home price growth, the Prairie Provinces lagged behind the rest of the country. In July 2022, the average home price in Alberta was $437,028, a 3% year-over-year increase. Calgary’s housing prices have climbed by just 1% yearly, whereas Edmonton’s have increased by 2%. In July 2022, the benchmark price in Saskatchewan climbed by 5% annually, reaching $335,000. Meanwhile, the yearly average home price in Manitoba grew 5.5% to $353,309. That is a substantial monthly decline of 6% for Manitoba home values.
British Columbia is the most expensive province in Canada to buy a home. In July 2022, the average price of a home in British Columbia was $915,841, an increase of 3% year-over-year but a decrease of 3% month-over-month. According to the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), the average home price in British Columbia in July 2022 was $923,449, a 4% year-over-year rise. This is still more than the average Ontario home price of $831,473. The average property price in Powell River has climbed by 35% annually, whereas the average home price on Vancouver Island has increased by 17% annually.
I believe in personalized one-on-one service to fully understand you, and your real estate goals and I commit to being 100% accountable to you. I want to bring value before, during and after the sale of your home! If you are looking for a real estate agent who works tirelessly on your behalf and always offers honest and candid advice, please contact me today!
I believe that relationships are more important than transactions I started a career in real estate in 2006 with REMAX Crown Real Estate In Regina, and since that time I have built a Regina real estate business around that philosophy. My goal is a personalized one-on-one service to fully understand you, and your real estate goals and to be 100% accountable to you. In my latest blog post, I share Your home is one of the biggest investments of your life. When you’re ready to buy or sell, choose wisely—choose me, James Wruth REMAX Crown Regina Real Estate Agent. In my latest Regina real estate tip I share 7 tips on how to sell your home in a slower market.
7 Helpful Tips To Help Sell Your Home in a Slow Market
TD’s latest Provincial Housing Market Outlook, released at the end of June 2022 , projected that home prices in Canada are set for a further fall in the current rising-rates environment, with a 19% peak-to-trough decline anticipated between the first quarter of this year and Q1 2023. That report indicated little prospect of an overall housing market meltdown, a pointed to more of a slowing down. Since as a seller, you can’t wave a magic wand to change the state of the economy or suddenly increase the pace of home sales, you’ll need to channel your competitive side and think of this as your next challenge. Even in sluggish markets, houses still sell. Make yours one that does with the right game plan that swerves to avoid these common mistakes.
Mistake #1: Minimal Property Preparation
You need to clean, declutter and stage your home or your dooming your sale from the start. No matter which type of market you’re facing, you’ll need to deep clean and declutter to meet the bare minimum buyer expectations. However, In a buyer’s market, don’t be surprised if you have to go beyond that to tackle a handful of repairs and upgrades to make your home’s desirability rise above the competition. As far as the final presentation goes, top agents will share that a staged home sells faster than an unstaged home, and good staging can increase your sales price.
Mistake #2: Maintenance neglect
You don’t need to break the bank on improvements that’ll cost more than they add in value, like a full kitchen or bathroom renovation. But in a slow market, you should deal with any deferred maintenance you’ve put off over the course of ownership, whether it be leaky plumbing, a wobbly ceiling fan, or mold issue in the basement. Look over your home very objectively. In a slow market, you’ll reduce hassles and increase your chances of securing an offer if you take care of outstanding maintenance yourself. But if you don’t have the upfront funds to take care of necessary repairs, you’ll have to disclose any known material defects and then compensate for the issue with an appropriate pricing strategy.
Overpricing can hamper your sale in any market condition, but when you’re selling in a buyer’s market it can completely kill your chances of selling at all.
So don’t make the mistake of simply listing at the same price (or higher) than recent comparative properties have sold for. Listen to your Regina real estate agent and TRUST the data to find the right list price to help your home sell fast even in a competitive market.
Mistake #5: Mediocre marketing
Great photos and the right price can only go so far to get your house sold—if no one knows about your listing.
Selling in a slow market isn’t easy, so putting your property in front of as many buyers as possible is key, The responsibility of selling your home does not come lightly to me. I understand the effort and challenges that surround the decision to sell your current property, and I will provide the real estate expertise, resources and strategies to guide you through it seamlessly. I have a broad marketing mix and I work hard to get the property in front of as many of the RIGHT prospects as possible!
Mistake #6: Restricting buyers’ access to your home
No one likes to be told to get out of their own home, but that’s what you’ll need to put up with while your home is on the market.
Develop a showings strategy that includes quick and easy cleaning wipes, portable bathroom caddies, and lidded storage bins, so that you can quickly clean and hide away your toiletries and personal items on just an hour’s notice. Don’t refuse to have a lock box on your house, or demand outlandish access restrictions, like requiring half a day’s notice before showings. The more foot traffic, the better.
Mistake #7: Stubborn negotiations
Even once you’ve received and accepted a decent offer in a competitive buyer’s market, you’ll need to get through the buyer’s home inspection and the back-and-forth on repair requests. In a slow market, buyers are picky, and finicky, and not as committed to the home sale as the seller. They’ll walk away over the smallest things because they know there are plenty of other properties out there.
Selling in a slow market: Have an expert at your side
If life were a fairytale, you sell your house whenever you want and at the price you want. In real life, sellers are at the mercy of the market.
Plus, every house is different. What it takes to sell your house in a slow market could be different than your neighbour’s situation. When in doubt, work with a top Regina real estate agent with experience in your area and property type to navigate tough decisions.
A rare gem in one of Regina's most sought after neighborhoods of Windsor Park! This is a stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, finished basement , move in ready home in immaculate condition offering a triple attached garage. This prime location puts you within walking distance to schools, parks, shops, restaurants and all East end amenities. As you walk in to this home your greeted with a large foyer with stairwell leading to the the main living space which features an open concept kitchen, dining room and great room area. The main level with it 9 ft ceiling and large windows allows for ample natural light to flood this space. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, corner pantry, over sized island with bar stools, tiled backsplash and under cabinet lighting. Ample sized dining room can accommodate a large table for family and guests. The great room with its custom entertainment wall, high ceilings and gas fireplace is warm and inviting and great place to relax or entertain. On the main level you also find two good sized bedrooms, a 4 piece bathroom and a dedicated laundry room. The upper level offers a beautiful master bedroom large enough to accommodate a king sized bed and furniture, a beautiful en-suite bathroom with jetted corner tub and shower, along with a walk-in closet. The lower level offers a completely professionally finished family room, an additional bedroom, large storage/utility room and 3 pc bath. The triple attached garage is a rare find in any mature neighborhood and comes insulated, boarded, heated,warm water tap and painted.Extra features in the garage include man door to yard, HRV air and humidity control, separate electrical panel offering 15 amp, 20 amp and 220v 50 amp outlets to accommodate hobbies and tools. The yard offers a composite maintenance free deck with natural gas line for bbq, large lower patio area, fully PVC fenced yard. This property won't last long so call the listing agent now to book your own private viewing.
I believe that relationships are more important than transactions I started a career in real estate in 2006 with REMAX Crown Real Estate In Regina, and since that time I have built a Regina real estate business around that philosophy. My goal is a personalized one-on-one service to fully understand you, and your real estate goals and to be 100% accountable to you. In my latest blog post, I share 6 ways you can ensure your home stands out to buyers this fall in Regina!
The summer selling-season frenzy is over, but fall has just as much (if not more) sales-inducing mojo to offer. The crisp autumn weather gives home hunters new incentive to find that perfect house to snuggle into before the snow comes. Here are some surefire season-sensitive tips to make sure it’s yours that they choose.
Clean Up The Yard
Get out that rake and move those newly fallen leaves off the lawn tout suite. Making sure potential buyers can see the potential of a summer garden is a big selling point. Cut back bushes and dead flowers, make sure vegetation isn’t blocking any windows or paths. Also, check for any trees that have grown up with the warm weather and are now blocking views or sunlight.
Fall Flowers / Displays
Boosting autumn-time curb appeal starts with few strategically-placed planters filled with flowering fall favourites such as chrysanthemums, marigolds and mini sunflowers. They come in yellows, oranges, reds and browns and instantly brighten up walkways, steps, window boxes and doorways. A grouping of seasonal gourds by the front steps wouldn’t go amiss either. Autumn ushers in memories of a bountiful harvest, children dressed in colorful costumes and thankful families sharing a meal. As you spruce up your porch, the realization that fall is finally here brings the excitement of the season to your home.
Wash Those Windows
After a Saskatchewan summer filled with hot, dusty days and warm breezes, windows can start to look filmy and streaked, while window screens are plugged with dirt and unlucky insects. You may not notice the buildup since it happened over a few months but buyers will. Dig out that power washer or hire a window-washing company to tackle the job and get those windows sparking clean. It is well worth the investment.
Top Notch HVAC
The furnace probably hasn’t been used all summer so now’s the time to have it looked at by a specialist and prepped for winter use. A potential buyer will have an inspector look at it anyways so it’s better to fix any potential problems prior to the house going on the market. Before anyone steps foot through the door, you’ll want the air flowing through the home smelling fresh and the heating system doing its job.
Squeaky Clean Fireplace
A wood-burning fireplace is on a lot of buyers’ must-have list – but they want one they can light up the day they get the keys. Get the chimney professionally cleaned and scrub down the stove and brickwork. As soon as you list the house, hold off on lighting it and instead set up a display of attractive logs, large pinecones or pillar candles.
Open House Details
Fall is a favourite time for many people so when you do open your doors, make sure they get a season’s greeting. Before they arrive, simmer hot apple cider on the stove to fill the house with a welcoming scent, then fill up a thermos and put out paper cups so visitors can sip on cider while they tour your tastefully staged rooms. Fill a bowl with fresh apples and set out a tray of ginger cookies for potential buyers to take home as a sweet reminder of how much they love fall – and would love to buy your home.
Welcome to 4802 Anthony place, an absolutely stunning former Deveraux showhome model with all the top of the line upgrades and options. If you're looking for high quality and wow factor, this immaculate home is for you and comes outfitted with countless upgrades throughout. The new owner will enjoy 9 ft ceilings on main with pot lights on dimmers, beautiful hand-scaped engineered hardwood floors, a chef's kitchen with quartz tops and under mount sink, kitchen cabinets to ceiling, built in above and below cabinet lighting, tiled backsplash, built in oven and microwave, gas range with upgraded hood fan, soft close drawers and cabinets, xlrg island with eating bar and corner pantry. Designer lighting package throughout, built in zone 4 audio system app enabled, upgraded great room entertainment wall with remote controlled gas fireplace, custom blind package made to fit in every room. This property has an abundance of curb appeal with its custom stonework, modern stucco colour, xtra wide drive, no maintenance composite deck with gas line and east privacy wall and west side pullout privacy screen, full PVC fence enclosed and patio area. Plenty of room for vehicles and toys with an oversized double attached garage with 9ft doors and access door to the yard. The basement is partially complete with the exterior walls framed, insulated, poly'd and wired with roughed in plumbing provided for a future bathroom. Additional features of the home include a stunning ensuite bathroom off the master with his and her sinks and custom tiled walk in shower. A second floor dedicated laundry room is centrally located. Main floor sitting nook off the foyer/ entry can be used as is or easily outfitted for a future storage bench /locker for additional storage. Not so noticeable but required high end touches include 'on piles' construction, triple pane windows, multi zone heating and cooling system with built in humidifier and more! Call the listing agent today to book a viewing!
Welcome to 1259 Flexman Crescent N located in the desirable and family friendly neighborhood of Lakewood. Visiting this home, it is immediately apparent that this home has been cared for and well maintained for decades from its current owners. Upon entering you feel completely at home and move in ready with its colours, floor plan and custom finishes. Offering a great main floor layout with the formal living and dining room at the front of the home, a larger kitchen with updated countertops, backsplash and stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, with eat-in nook area; there is more than enough room for a large family and gatherings. Down just a few steps from the nook is the cozy family room featuring hardwood floors, custom entertainment shelving and wood burning fireplace. The main floor also features a 2 pc guest bathroom, a home office (can be used as a bedroom), optional laundry location just off the entrance to the attached garage. Upstairs is a large master bedroom, with room for a king-sized bed and larger bedroom furniture. The 3-piece ensuite and walk in closet complete the master suite. There are 2 more bedrooms and a 4-piece bath to round out the top floor. The basement is finished as well offering 2 more extra large bedrooms with custom built in shelving and extra high ceiling height...a room any child would love to have for themselves! Down the hall is a 3-piece bath, workshop and utility room. Looking for a private mature yard? This is it. The backyard faces South and is perfect for enjoying the evenings with family and friends offering a large deck, patio area and newer over-sized shed. More recent updates include newer high efficient furnace, all newer windows on the 2nd floor, shingles, some bathroom fixtures, lighting, paint and more. This home is ready for you to move in, un-pack and start making memories. Call the listing agent today to book your own private viewing.
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