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Found 4 blog entries for November 2020.

Last week, on the morning of November 19, 2020, the Saskatchewan Realtors Association (SRA) made the decision to temporarily put a stop to all open houses under its Realtors until the end of the year.

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What Does This Mean?

This open house pause means that, at least until the end of the year, any home on the market can only be viewed by appointment. This decision has been made so that we, as Realtors, are doing our part to respect public health. Keeping our clients - both buyers and sellers - safe from the risk of community transmission during this time is important to us.

In addition to making an appointment with your Realtor to see a home, you will still have access to see all of the full listings online. Virtual tours are another…

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Covid-19 has changed the way we live, work and play. It's changed the way we shop at businesses, and changed the way we conduct business ourselves. This change has negatively impacted the world's housing market. Buyers have become more unsure than ever about starting the process, and sellers are hesitant to even put their homes up for sale. With precautions and orders in place to slow the spread of the virus, being physically present for any part of the home buying or selling process is difficult, sometimes impossible, to do. Experts in Canada, as well as worldwide, are making ominous predictions about the housing market's future based on the results they are seeing right now.

 

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But is that truly the case? Should we really be worried and…

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It's been 102 years since the armistice was signed, ending the first world war. 102 years. Think about that. Think about the history your family has made in that time frame. Think about all the moves in each generation: each loss, each gain, each joy and each pain. Really and truly reflect on all of it. What do you feel?

 

What does Remembrance Day mean?

For most of us, Remembrance day is a day off of work. We maybe go to a community church service, or we maybe just wear a red poppy on our chest while we go on with our lives. For most of us, it's just a day.  We sit stiffly for an hour to respect those who are old enough to actually remember the horrors of war...but we can never truly grasp the concept of this day. 

 

And…

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Selecting the perfect flooring can be challenging, since it's a significant part of the overall design. On top of that, there are innumerable options available. Choosing flooring is not just about a selection, it's also about combining materials to complement your style, and balancing your budget. The right flooring can make all the difference, enhancing the look of any space and adding value to your home. A sizable investment, flooring renovations are the third most costly renos within the home - kitchen and washroom are the first two.

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Products are spectacularly well-made now, which means that in theory, flooring can last approximately 25 years. Your body will completely regenerate its cells, three to four times in this time; how will the 2045 you…

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