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  • What Home Inspectors See that You Can't

    When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, ...
    Posted to Kim Hardie (Weblog) by 764636 on January 21, 2016
  • Here are some simple ways to reduce the cost of phone, heat and hydro to save a bundle:

    Simple Ways to Reduce Your Monthly Utility Costs   Many homeowners think there’s not much they can do about telephone, heating, water and other utility expenses. Sure, you may grumble about a high heating bill one month, but what can you do about it?   Turns out, you can do plenty. There are several ways to reduce ...
    Posted to Kim Hardie (Weblog) by 764636 on December 29, 2015
  • Thinking of listing your home for a high price, hoping for a windfall? You better read this first:

    Should You “High Ball” Your Listing Price? One of the most important decisions you make when selling your home is setting the listing price. That can be tricky. After all, if you price your property too low, you leave money on the table — perhaps thousands of dollars. On the other hand, if you price your home too high, many ...
    Posted to Kim Hardie (Weblog) by 764636 on December 16, 2015
  • Concerned about Condensation on Windows?

    If you see a haze of condensation on your window, should you be concerned? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on a number of factors.   First of all, an occasional build-up of condensation is normal and often the result of fluctuating humidity in the home. Usually, it’s nothing to worry about. If you’re using a humidifier, ...
    Posted to Kim Hardie (Weblog) by 764636 on September 8, 2015
  • How to Deal with a Low-Ball Offer

    If you take care to price your home correctly — that is, at a price that is in line with what similar properties in the area have sold for recently — then you have a good chance of selling it at or near your asking price.   That doesn’t mean you won’t get a low-ball offer. You might. So what do you do when ...
    Posted to Kim Hardie (Weblog) by 764636 on September 1, 2015
  • Discovering that a home you like has “issues”

    Say you’re viewing a home and are impressed with how it looks. The walls are freshly painted. Everything seems bright and new. You’re considering making an offer.   Then, while standing on a mat in the kitchen, you hear a squeak below your feet. You lift the mat and see that some tiles are broken. Obviously the mat was ...
    Posted to Kim Hardie (Weblog) by 764636 on August 28, 2015
  • Open House in Stonebridge on Saturday

    [calendar:2015-06-06 2015-06-06] Stonebridge, Saskatoon  -  We invite everyone to visit our open house at #212 - 410 Hunter Road on June 6 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Property information
    Posted to Kim Hardie (Weblog) by 764636 on June 4, 2015
  • Need help with your downpayment?

    I have just been informed that Affinity Credit Union has a great program out there for home buyers.  They have teamed up with the goverment to allow the ability for a loan at a low interest rate to cover the downpayment.  The buyer has to have a credit score above 650 and combined annual income has to be below a certain amount to ...
    Posted to Kim Hardie (Weblog) by 764636 on February 11, 2011
  • Changes to Mortgage Rules

     Changes to Mortgage Rules:The government today announced three loan financing changes designed to address concerns about increasing levels of household debt. First, the government will reduce the maximum mortgage amortization period from 35 to 30 years. Second, the maximum amount of the value of a home that can be re-financed will drop ...
    Posted to Kim Hardie (Weblog) by 764636 on January 19, 2011