Posted by: karicalder | August 11, 2008

Brand New Townhouse For Sale In Warman

5 - 515 Centennial Blvd

5 - 515 Centennial Blvd

You are not going to find a better deal for a brand new townhouse in the fastest growing community in Saskatchewan.  Whether you are looking to buy or invest in the Saskatoon and surrounding area real estate market, this place is for you!  Located in beautiful Warman, Saskatchewan, this is a brand new 1136sqft townhouse with single attached garage.  It has 3 bedrooms on the second floor and 1.5 baths.  The first floor consists of laminate and solid maple cabinets.  There are beautiful finishings with an upgraded lighting package.  The basement is currently open for development.  All of this for only $274,999.

You will not find a better location to live in Warman.  This complex is located within walking distance to the new Legends Golf Course, future community recreation centre and across a field from the elementary school.  Just imagine the peace of mind you would have watching your children walk to school right from your own deck.

This townhouse is available for immediate possession and is priced to sell.  The third phase of this brand new development is currently being sold starting at $299,000.  Be sure to act quick and check out additional pictures and information on my Saskatoon Real Estate listings page.  For additional information on this or any other properties in Saskatoon or the surrounding area be sure to contact me!

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Saskatoon

Posted by: karicalder | June 9, 2008

U of S Students Expect Tution Hike in 2009

In a recent article by the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, students should expect to see a potential tution hike in 2009.  The University of Saskatchewan is currently in budget discussions with the Saskatchewan Party.  The prior NDP government had put in place tution freezes back in 2005 and 2006 to help stablize the rising costs for students.  There are pros and cons to a tution freeze and in the current Saskatoon real estate market, these are even bigger.

As all of you know, the Saskatoon real estate market has boomed ove the last 2 years.  With that we have seen a huge decline in affordable rental properties for students.  The vacancy rate in Saskatoon is at an all time low and with rising housing costs this will only continue.  Many parents for future University of Saskatchewan students are already thinking ahead and buying condos around the city while they are still affordable.  This will ensure that their children will not have one more challenge to overcome when they head off to University.  As real estate prices continue to rise in Saskatoon and now the possibility of tution going up, it will be a bigger challenge for those students just making it now.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Saskatoon real estate market early and investing in a condo or another property be sure to contact me anytime.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Saskatoon

Posted by: karicalder | May 8, 2008

Mexico Real Estate Investment Seminar In Saskatoon

Serena Marina & GolfI want to invite anyone interested in real estate investing to attend a seminar that will be happening on Thursday, May 15th at 7pm. Ed Machart and I will be putting on this great event with a focus on a new luxury Mexico real estate investment project we are currently working on. The project is called the Serena Marina & Golf Residencesand is located in beautiful Mazatlan, Mexico. This is one of the most prestigous developments in Mexico and has the unique feature of being located on a brand new world golf course designed by a world famous designer as well right on its own exclusive marina. If you are an avid fisherman or golfer this high end luxury property is definitely something you will want to check out. We have had the opportunity to visit the project in person and meet the developer and were extremely impressed. When attending this event you will also have the unique opportunity to meet the sales manager from Mazatlan yourself. To find out more information about the Serena Marina & Golf Residence project be sure to visit the Mexico Investment Real Estate section of my website.

Date: May 15, 2008
Time: 7:00pm (doors and sign in will commence at 6:30)
Location: Heritage Inn, Saskatoon (See Map)

E-mail kari@hotspotinvestments.ca to register for this event or for additional details. We look forward to seeing you there!

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

Posted by: karicalder | April 28, 2008

Mexico Investment Real Estate

 

Serena Marina & GolfIn Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, if you want to live on the golf course (which you can only enjoy a few months out of the year) you pay BIG bucks. Even to buy a condo, you are looking at about half a million. I am excited to announce that I am representing a condo development on a golf course and a marina in Mazatlan! With the strong real estate market Saskatoon and Saskatchewan real estate in general, this would be the most opportune time to buy a luxury condo in Mexico to later retire in and to rent out while you are not there. These units are incredible, and much different than how we do construction in Saskatchewan! The finishings are very high end and the views of the golf course and marina are amazing. You are not right on the ocean, but you are a short drive away and the development also has shuttles to take you there and to the beach club. Of course, there is a swimming pool for the residence owners and their own clubhouse for the golf course.

If you would like to find out more information on the Serena Golf & Marina Residences project in Mazatlan, Mexico, be sure to visit my Saskatoon real estate website for additional information under the investors section.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

Posted by: karicalder | April 23, 2008

Earth Day 2008 In Saskatoon

Today, April 22nd is Earth Day around the world.  Earth Day is a day set aside for people to evaluate and think about how they live their lives and how they can be more environmentally friendly.  The city of Saskatoon is celebrating Earth Day 2008 and providing activities related to the day.  It is a chance for Saskatoon home owners to make personal choices and take a bit of extra effort and do something for the environment.  There are many things that us as Saskatoon residentscan do that will make a big difference in the impact we have on the environment.  Recycling is one of the easiest things to do which most people overlook.  Saskatoon offers many recycling depot locations around the city as well Sarcan is widely accessible to all residents.  One benefit of recycling cans and bottles at Sarcan is that you also get a bit of spending money while doing it.  Within Saskatoon you can also sign up for the Curb Side Recycling program which will come directly to your home and pick up paper and plastics.  As a resident of Saskatoon be sure to do your part and make a difference in the environment.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

Posted by: karicalder | April 19, 2008

Saskatoon Spring Not Quite Here

The city of Saskatoon will be hit by a big spring storm this upcoming weekend.  Environment Canada has released a statement indicating that residents of Saskatoon could see up to 50cm of snow starting Saturday evening until around Tuesday.  It is recommended that people limit their travel as road conditions will be affected.  If you currently house hunting or involved in the Saskatoon real estate market the weather may have an impact on it this weekend.  Be sure to take care of any necessary things tomorrow and be prepared to stay at home over the next few days if at all possible.  If you are interested in the Saskatoon real estate market and are looking for something to do, be sure to check out my website.  I have provided in depth information for both buyers and sellers for the Saskatoon and surrounding area real estate market.  If you are interested in getting involved be sure to contact me and I can line things up for you as soon as the storm passes.  Be sure to be safe over the weekend!

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

 

Posted by: karicalder | April 5, 2008

Saskatoon Home Owners Face Big Property Tax Increase

The city of Saskatoon released it’s initial budget for 2008 which indicates that Saskatoon real estate owners could be facing an 8.6 per cent property tax increase.  This increase would be the largest property tax increase Saskatoon home owners have faced in 26 years.  The property tax increase is directly related to the increase of demand in the Saskatoon real estate market.  The city is indicating that the property tax increase will help assist in the cost of providing utilities to the new Saskatoon neighborhoods development currently underway.  The city has developed several new neighborhoods including Willowgrove and Stonebridge but other neighorhoods are planned such as Rosewood and Blarimore.  As the city of Saskatoon continues to grow and expand homeowners will need to float the bill for the development.  Be sure to visit my Saskatoon real estate website for up to date information on the current Saskatoon market.

To read more about this visit the Star Phoenix.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

Posted by: karicalder | March 26, 2008

Earth Hour 2008 – Saskatoon

If you are unfamiliar with the event called Earth Hour, here is your chance to learn about it and get involved.  Earth Hour is an event organized by the World Wildlife Federation and brings awareness to the issue of global warming.  People around the world are encouraged on March 29th between 8pm and 9pm to turn off their lights, televisions, computers and other electronic devices.  Major cities such as Sydney, Australia have taken part of this shutting down major areas of the city and having millions of people gather with candles to show their support.  I believe this is a great opportunity for people that own real estate in Saskatoon to show their support and turn off all of their lights.  No matter if you own Saskatoon residential real estate or commercial real estate turn off your lights, computers, televisions and anything else you can during this time.  Companies like C95 in Saskatoon will be participating so why don’t you?  Be sure to check out the video below to learn more about this amazing event!

Earth Hour You Tube Video

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

Posted by: karicalder | March 23, 2008

Why Use A Saskatoon Real Estate Agent?

Buying a home is most often the largest purchase and investment you will make in your life.  For this very reason you will want to be sure that you’re given every advantage when making the decision to buy your home.  By working with a Realtor when buying a home you are giving yourself this advantage.  The Saskatoon real estate market is fastest growing real estate market in Canada which makes it even more important as a buyer to work with a professional and reliable Saskatoon real estate agent.  In our current real estate market houses are selling extremely fast and in many cases we are seeing presentation of offers.  What this means is that people that are interested are purchasing a home will have an opportunity to view a home and then submit a formal offer along with everyone else on a specified date.  The benefit of this to the seller is that people that are extremely motivated to purchase their property will often offer over asking price.  This year alone we have seen many homes go for over $60,000 over the asking price already.  When you get into situations like this it is extremely important to work with someone that understands the entire process.  Saskatoon Realtors have the ability to view new MLS listing before the general public and if you are working with a proactive agent they should be able to make this available to you as well.  This approach gives you as the buyer a competitive edge for listings that are first come first serve.  Real estate laws are put in place to ensure that all deals are dealt with fairly and appropriately.  Saskatoon Realtors are trained in depth in the laws and rules of Saskatchewan real estate and are able to provide you the best approach and provide answers to any questions you have.  If you are interested in buying real estate in the Saskatoon or surrounding area be sure to contact me and I will work my hardest for you to get the home that you want.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

Posted by: karicalder | February 5, 2008

Saskatoon Real Estate Market Not Slowing Down!

In most real estate markets there are times when it will be very busy and times when it will be quite slow.  In all of 2007 the Saskatoon real estate market didn’t experience any down time.  The Saskatoon real estate market was the fastest growing market in the entire country.  By the end of 2007 the average selling price of a Saskatoon home was $232,362.  In January 2007 average price was $190,037 and it ended in December 2007 with $255,271.

Over the holiday season we experienced a short slow down which most anticipated would carry until late February or early March.  This however is not the case as we have already seen in January, 2008.  The Saskatoon real estate market is back at it again as we have already started seeing bidding wars on homes as early as the beginning of January.  In many instances Saskatoon homes are being sold within a day or two after being listed on MLS.  If you are looking at buying real estate in Saskatoon and wanted to wait until spring you may want to reconsider and look at buying something sooner.  With the way the market has started this year we will continue to see prices increase.

Please feel free to contact me with any real estate needs or for further information about the Saskatoon real estate market.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.
www.karicalder.com

 Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Saskatoon real estate market I am your Realtor!

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