Archive for May, 2011

Saskatoon’s Very Own Princess Shop

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

I just read an article that made me smile and I wanted to pass it along. With all of the negativity, greed, selfishness, rudeness, etc that we endure in a day this article reminded me of my own youth and high school grad. Feels like a lifetime ago because it essentially is!

The Princess Shop, located here in Saskatoon, was featured in the Star Phoenix today. The purpose of this Saskatoon store is to let every girl feel like a princess at grad and not let the dollar amounts that are normally daunting to someone who is not mid to upper class take away from the experience every teen deserves.

Some of the girls are single moms, some of them are totally on their own but still want to succeed and take part and this program gives these girls something they otherwise would not be able to attain. Started in 2007, 2 local Saskatoon women held their first fundraising event in 2008 and that helped give them the momentum to support 39 graduates and it has escalted from there. They got the idea from a program on Oprah.

They are inspiring! As a Saskatoon real estate agent there are many opportunities to volunteer in Saskatoon and I have been volunteering on a financial basis for Easter Seals which is a great program, but I have been looking to find the right opportunity for me to volunteer some of my time as well and this looks like a great place to start! Realtors in Saskatoon often have hectic and crazy schedules that are completely unpredictable but there are other times when we can give more of our time to great causes and I think this one is fantastic!

As a female real estate agent in Saskatoon I recognize the need for mentorship and I really think what this program is about is wonderful. Congrats to the girls who had the vision to start this program and to the girls who have benefited from it!

New Listing in Arbor Creek

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Just listed on Friday a great family home for sale in Saskatoon. Popular Arbor Creek location this large home backs the berm for optimal privacy and there are no neighbours to the front. Close to the sports, water, and playpark in Arbor Creek this location is ideal.

This Saskatoon home for sale features new wood and porcelain tile flooring on the main, glass tile backsplash in the bright and open kitchen, slate/wood gas fireplace, main floor laundry, 3 large bedrooms up and fresh paint throughout. Garage is finished and ready for a gas heater, gas line for bbq, hot water tap outside is perfect for washing dog/kids, RV parking, and nicely landscaped.

Original owner homes and pride of ownership is evident. Oversized garage, exposed aggregrate driveway and stamped concrete patio with gazebo included.

Come see this great home for sale in Saskatoon before it is gone! I have had an offer already and have 4 more showings booked within the next 24 hours so I am sure this Saskatoon home for sale won’t last long.

If you are looking for a Saskatoon realtor contact me to help you get the advantage of our auto emails and a leg up on the other consumers looking to buy a house for sale in Saskatoon. If you are looking to put your house for sale in Saskatoon give me a call as it all comes down to pricing it right to get action and top dollar. If you overprice your house for sale in Saskatoon you often end up with market damage so end up with less and more hassle.

Kari Calder
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd
Saskatoon, Sk
653-8222

Iconic Stone House Demolished

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Make way for more condos for sale in Saskatoon’s east side as the iconic stone house on the corner of Clarence and College was demolished this week.

The owner is considering a lawsuit against the city. The City, along with the new owner of the property Remai Ventures Inc, made the decision to demolish the house this past week. Claiming the ground had softened and causing the house to lean it was considered a liability and there was no indication as to when it would be moved so the decision was made. A moving company lifted the home six weeks prior but due to the house not conforming with the neighbourhood in which it was intended to be moved to, the city denied the move. The second location chosen by the owner was impossible for now due to low lying power lines and washed out roads.

Two adjacent properties were pillaged by Habitat for Humanity for reusable items before the demolition. The owner is very discouraged and claims that the home was renovated in 2006 and is upset about the environmental impact and felt it could have been given to help with the homeless people or people in need.

As a Saskatoon real estate agent I drive the city everyday and drive by this home many times a week and I, for one, felt this structure was an eyesore and I am happy to see it gone. It was a unique home in Saskatoon for sure but not an attractive one!

Now there will be new condos for sale in Saskatoon once these east side units are built. Currently there are other condos for sale near the U of S and the prices reflect their high end nature so I am very curious to see what these ones will be like. Location location location!

If you are looking for a condo for sale in Saskatoon contact me as I help many people buy condos for sale in Saskatoon every year and am very familiar with the Saskatoon real estate market.

Kari Calder
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd
Saskatoon, Sk
653-8222