All Blog Entries by Roberta Peakman

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Have you always dreamed of living in the high demand Lakeview area of Regina? Do you love the idea of a large old style, tree-filled lot but also have a vision for a brand new, modern feel? Intrigued but not quite sold? We have the PERFECT OPPORTUNITY to make your DREAMS a REALITY.

This executive style home at 3484 Albert Street has been loved & cared for by it’s original owners for many years & is now ready for a new family to move in & create memories of their own. There are plenty of reno options available to make this home EXACTLY what you are looking for and we have just the guy to make those changes happen! While you dream of everything your forever home can be, Encora Developments dreams of making it a reality!

 

Here are some

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Spring has sprung and the snow will be completely gone soon which means it’s time to refresh your landscape. Follow these popular trends to create an outdoor space you can enjoy for a lifetime!

1)    Livable Outdoor Spaces – Many homeowners are treating their patios and backyards like another room of the house by adding outdoor kitchens with pizza ovens and using decorative planters and garden art to put their unique stamp on the space. How can you make your space more livable? 

-       Add a deck or a patio! Great for entertaining or relaxing in your free time, a deck or patio is a must have feature. 

-       Enhance your lighting! Set the mood and enjoy your patio in the evening with the right lighting. LED and solar are becoming

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Whether it’s to create more space, or to upgrade features and increase value, these tips will help ensure your next renovation is successful. 

1)    Start with a list of what you want to change. Collect inspiration online or from magazines to select trendy ideas to complete your space. Then get a price estimate on your supplies from your local hardware store. Prioritize your list and rank each item in order of what needs to be accomplished. Refer to your list throughout the project to ensure you remain on track.

2)    Always consider your time, budget and energy. These factors play an important role in how fast a project will be completed. Always set reasonable expectations for deadlines.

3)    Plan your budget and set aside about 20% more

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You might be thinking there’s still snow on the ground… why am I preparing my home for a spring sale? The truth is, spring will be here sooner than you think!

Here's how to get your home ready in 5 steps so you can maximize your time in the market.

1. Assess The Condition Of Your Home

The first step is to do a thorough walk-thru with an objective eye. Does it have “move-in ready appeal” that will impress young, savvy buyers? Is there chipped paint anywhere? The moldings, trim & the walls should be looking their best. Could the front entry carpet benefit from being replaced? Look at your property through the eyes of your buyer and determine what needs the most attention so that potential buyers with families can immediately connect and

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Although winter is cold and full of snow, it can still be a great time to be active in the real estate market.

Here are 4 benefits of selling a home in the winter:

1)    Less competition. There are usually fewer homes on the market at this time of year. Many people will wait to list their homes until the spring. Use this to your advantage, fewer homes for sale means that your home will stand out. 

2)    Buyers are more motivated to close. While there may be fewer buyers in the winter, the ones who are in the market want to close quickly. These are the folks who want to buy a home, and they want to buy it now.  

3)    You home may show better. The cozy ambiance that defines winter can help potential buyers imagine living

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Regardless of the time of year, there are always buyers on the hunt for a home of their own. Take advantage of the decrease in temperature to improve your home’s marketability by enhancing its warm and cozy ambiance. Here are some ideas to make sure to set the stage to sell your home this winter.

Maintain your walkways! Shovel and sand/salt your walkway and driveway to prevent potential buyers from slipping on their way to view your home.

Add festive lights to the exterior of your home or build a snowman to greet prospective buyers as they pull up. A good first impression is always hard to forget.  

Clean the clutter! Move boots, shoes, coats and any other unnecessary items from the entryway and into a closet. Place paper booties near the

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Are you thinking of renovating your home? It’s a great time to make improvements, whether you’re remodelling to maintain your home or to increase its value before you put it on the market.

What are the 3 renovations with the biggest returns?

1)    Painting has a return on investment of 300%.

2)    Kitchens boast a return ranging from 68% to 120% depending on the extent of the work completed.

3)    A bathroom addition offers a return of 80% to 130%, while a bathroom remodel can recoup anywhere from 65% to 120% of your investment.

 Renovating on a budget!

Whether you’re planning a small update to a room in your home or a complete overhaul, here are some tips to help you stick to your budget.

1)    What’s your intention for

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If you’re thinking of selling your home, it’s important to be prepared. Follow these tips to help you during one of the biggest financial transaction of your life!

 1)    Clear the clutter! Before you put your home on the market, clear the clutter that’s accumulated over the years. Tackle one room at a time and divide your items into three piles: keep, donate and toss.

2)    Get packing! You might not want to pack up all your belongings, but it helps to start boxing up the items that you want to keep but won’t need to use for a while. Out of season clothing or sporting equipment are some examples to help you get started. Packing up and clearing out your things will help potential buyers picture themselves living in your home and prevent your

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Are you thinking of buying a home in Regina SK & surrounding areas? Use these helpful tips to get ready to make one of the biggest financial purchases of your life!

1)    Get pre-approved for a mortgage! Before you begin your search, get your credit in shape! If you plan to finance your home purchase, meet with a mortgage lender and check your credit history, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. That way, you can correct any errors and take measures to boost your credit score. The mortgage lender will take a look at your credit history, your savings and investment statements and your current financial situation to give you a better picture of what you can afford and the financing options available.

2)    Establish your budget!

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