Fri, 23 Feb
The Mission of the Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS® (ASR) Quality of Life Program is to demonstrate REALTOR® care and commitment to all communities in Saskatchewan.
The ASR Quality of Life Legacy Grant Program supports that mission by awarding $5,000 grants each year to one charitable organization in each of six regions in the province:
• Region 1: Saskatoon & area;
• Region 2: Regina & area;
• Region 3: Moose Jaw / Swift Current & area;
• Region 4: Estevan / Weyburn & South East area;
• Region 5: Lloydminster / North Battleford & North West area;
• Region 6: Prince Albert / Melfort & North / North East area.
Applications are currently being sought from registered charitable organizations that support the following activities that align with the ASR Quality of Life principles and priorities, as follows:
• support shelter-related services in our communities
• enhance environmental sustainability, protection and conservation of natural areas
• promote safer neighbourhoods and improved community services
• enhance and promote community development and better opportunities for “at risk” populations
• support populations and disadvantaged citizens
DEADLINE IS MARCH 18, 2018
Click here for all the info and application form.
Thu, 05 Oct
Did you recently get your renewal stickers and organ donation card in the mail?
You can sign up online to make any changes to your address, phone number, name, date of birth, marital status, death, birth, attending school out of province, extended vacation or absence from Sk of 7+ months.
2130 11th Ave, Regina, Sask.
Discuss organ donation with your loved ones so that they know of your wishes because they can say no, even if you signed this paper.
Every year, thousands of Canadians are added to organ wait lists. Although 1 donor can save up to 8 lives and benefit more than 75 people, hundreds of Canadians die each year waiting for an organ that never comes.
Spain has the highest organ donation rate in the world — 36 donors per million people in 2014. Today, Canada’s rate is half that — 18 donors per million people — and in the lower third of developed countries. Even the United States is doing better that us, at 26 donors per million. Why are our numbers so low?
Expand the pool of potential donors
Find better ways of transporting organs.
Train doctors to be donation specialists.
Have a national organ donation registry
Become an organ donor and make your wishes known to family. Check out the Canadian Transplant Society for info about your End of Life Directive form http://www.cantransplant.ca/home/.
In January of 2015 the Van de Vorst family of 4 was killed in a collision near Saskatoon. Their donated organs helped more than 50 people. Through all the sadness and grief their remaining family had to endure, they still saw fit to donate their organs. I think more of us need to sign up for organ donations. Let me know if at least one of you reading this does sign up. It’ll make my day. And yes I have signed up.
Fri, 20 May
Well that was inevitable. I have been saying for the last couple of years that we have too much new builds in Regina which is causing a buyers market.
Home construction expected to slow in Saskatchewan: CMHC
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:22AM CST
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says significant regional differences in home construction will be apparent over the coming years, with slower activity in most areas dragging down overall construction in 2016 and 2017.
The Ottawa-based agency is estimating that between 181,300 and 192,300 housing units will be started this year.
That’s expected to drop to 172,600 units and 183,000 units started in 2017.
Both ranges have been lowered from CMHC’s previous outlook released late last year.
CMHC says slower activity in oil-producing provinces such as Saskatchewan and Alberta will be partly offset by increased activity in British Columbia and Ontario.
The Crown corporation also says there will be a decline in the number of previously owned homes that are resold in 2017 from this year but the average price is expected to increase over the same period to as high as $501,100 in 2017.
Citing data from the private-sector Multiple Listing Service, CMHC says it expects 2017 existing home sales will drop to between 485,500 units and 508,400 units from between 501,700 and 525,400 units in 2016.
Wed, 18 May
Leader Post May 17, 2016
Our provincial association, ASR – the Association of Saskatchewan Realtors, is asking for a registry of former marijuana grow ops and meth labs so that agents and their buyers can be aware of these places.
There could be damage or the buyers could have other inspections done that would eliminate any or most of their concerns.
Moldy drywall and insulation because of moisture intensive growing practices are the most common problems from grow ops. Electrical systems that are rigged and chemical damage are other issues that could be there.
This information is currently held by the RCMP and the municipal police but not available to real estate agents or the general public. No exact number of former grow ops is known but estimates are at 200+.
For the complete article, click here.
Mon, 11 May
Hopefully other cities will do the same soon.
Click here for more info.