Archive for October, 2010

New Listings + Exciting Low Interest Rates

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I have the perfect combo for a first time buyer in Saskatoon or investor! My newest Saskatoon real estate listing, a condo for sale in Saskatoon in Eastview, is vacant and ready for immediate occupancy. That, combined with a quick close before November 30th with a rate of 3.49% from Centum Canada Mortage Direct Ltd in Saskatoon, equals a GREAT deal!

Mortgage brokers in Saskatoon tend have lower rates than most banks so now is the time to get qualified! Century 21 Saskatoon works hand in hand with these great mortgage brokers in Saskatoon so just ask me how to set up a  meeting to find out what you qualify for.

This condo for sale in Saskatoon is a 2nd floor corner unit with a maple kitchen, granite counters, newer flooring, trim, lights etc. The location is great and close to shopping, amenities, and bus service. Near Market Mall. Laundry is just down the hall but each unit has a large storage room so in suite laundry may be a possibility.

If you are interested in buying a condo for sale in Saskatoon or if you are interested in buying any sort of real estate in Saskatoon contact me. If you are looking to list your house for sale in Saskatoon let me talk to you about the advantages of using a Saskatoon real estate agent and why my services are beneficial to you.

Kari Calder
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd
Residential Real Estate Specialist

Come ON Star Phoenix, Why Print Garbage Like This?

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

You know we are lacking in newsworthy articles when the Star Phoenix chooses to print something as obscure and silly as this article, which is basically mortgage and real estate terms for dummies. I am sure they meant it to be fun but it is misleading and lacks professionalism.

As a Saskatoon real estate agent this article did put a bee in my bonnet…or burn my bunns…or whatever other choice phrase one may have for getting annoyed. There should have been a nice big disclaimer that this article was a joke. Example-portable mortgage-a mortgage for a motor home. Okay, that is sort of funny, I am not totally humorless, but I still think as a Saskatoon realtor (r) there needs to be follow up.

I did enjoy one of the comments made:

I guess an early morning Boomer is sitting tight, waiting for a house which was upgraded to his delight, and wants it for 1980’s price. Sure! wait for prices to drop to “historical” standards.
If anyone ever dealt with a real estate agent (in Saskatoon) or a mortgage broker, they know how much work is done by them, and if they are lucky after all the work is done, the client may choose to stay with the sucker who did ALL the work to help the client with their best possible result.
There should be a service fee charged like that charged by servicemen who just come to give you an estimate, refundable if you use their expertise.

This was an anonymous post but as a Saskatoon real estate agent I wanted to hug this person! I can’t tell you how many hours and days and months some times I have dealt with a potential Saskatoon home buyer or someone looking to put their Saskatoon house for sale only to get burned when they decide to use the price I worked out for them to list their house for sale in Saskatoon privately or with an agent who is willing to list it for less commission (but you do get what you pay for as some of those same Saskatoon real estate agents have openly told me before what their sellers would take as a low offer, so did saving $1000 cost the sellers a lot more, yep!).

I am an honest, ethical, hardworking Saskatoon real estate agent with Century 21 Saskatoon and I know that many people have had bad experiences with some of my colleagues. I know that my integrity and hard work will keep me successful in my Saskatoon real estate career but give me peace of mind. There are definitely some of my colleagues who I wonder how they sleep at night. They would answer “very well” but there are lots of us Saskatoon realtors who are doing a good and honest job who get judged by the bad ones.

Kari Calder
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd