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Why having fun is the best thing you can do for your health.

Why do we put our happiness second? Why is it accepted in society that only after due suffering and hard work can we finally deserve joy? This misconception is completely untrue and unfair. Although life has its many struggles, joy should not be put on the bottom of your priority list. Many experts even claim that this misconception is a major reason why many people struggle to feel fulfilled in their lives. Because in the end, our life is so fleeting, your main goal really should be to live inSEE DETAILS

5 money saving tips in 2020.

I think at some point we have all questioned our money-handling abilities, whether it be the Starbucks runs or the $300 dress that we definitely didn’t need, money is a precious resource that so many of us don’t know how to handle well (me included). Obviously when you work hard at your job you want to spoil yourself a little, and you deserve it! But sometimes it can go a little beyond that into buyers’ remorse. So, with this in mind, I have five tips for you to feel betterSEE DETAILS

How to have a more sustainable home in 2020.

As the effects of climate change wreak havoc in every aspect of our lives and can no longer be ignored, we have to find ways to combat this epidemic. Thankfully, this starts in your home! As much as you can argue that one household making an effort to be more environmentally friendly won’t make a difference, it will! And often these small lifestyle changes produce a domino affect among your community. Here are 5 ways to contribute to mission “there is no planet b,” and produce less of a carbonSEE DETAILS

6 ways to make your small space feel bigger.

We have all at some time or another been faced with the struggles of living in a small space; whether it be storage, room to froclick, or the sense of claustrophobia that seems to perpetually linger. With this in mind, here are 6 tips for you to combat your tiny-home-syndrome, and create a space that is comfortable for you and your family. 1- Look into the light! More specifically, make use of the natural light in your home to create the effect of a more open space. This means pullingSEE DETAILS

Childproofing Your Home.

Years ago, you would most likely be laughed at if you asked for a toilet lock at the hardware store, or if you wanted to hire a professional babyproofer for your home. These days there is every contraption available that you can think of to help keep your toddler safe. Of course we still need to watch them with our super human hawk-eye abilities, but to make our lives a bit easier, and to keep our precious bundles safe, there are few easy and inexpensive ways to make this happenSEE DETAILS

75 Sybil Circle duplexes, officially ALL SOLD!

We are happy to announce that all duplexes at 75 Sybil Circle are now sold!  That’s right – 25 units purchased in just 9 months! We are proud to have worked with SPK Home Construction on this beautiful development, and 25 families are now excited to call Taakut’Laa Circle home.  Call today for information about upcoming projects coming available late 2020!

Christmas has arrived in the Yukon!

 All of the lights are brighter, the songs are sweeter, and Yukoners are ready to spread some holiday cheer.Holiday craft fairs like the Spruce Bog Christmas Boutique and the 12 Days of Christmas Fireweed Community Market are up and running, Garbage Truck Santa will be out and about starting December 15th, and Shipyards and Rotary Parks are glimmering and shimmering – great news, since the sun is setting just before 4pm these days.It’s a wonderful time of year to be in the North. As you celebrate the end of 2019SEE DETAILS

Customer Appreciation Night 2019

We'd like to thank everyone for coming to our Customer Appreciation Night! You voted to watch "Moana" for the family movie and "Yesterday" won the adult viewing.

2019 Riverdale Garage Sale

We had an amazing and successful time at our Garage Sale on May 8, 2018.

Housing Affordability

House affordability in Yukon is a significant concern says the author of the 2019 Yukon Living Wage ReportThe Yukon Anit-poverty coalition has calculated the 2019 living wage in Whitehorse at $19.07 per hour, and says that substantial action is necessary to improve affordability for low and modest income households. Whitehorse has one of the highest living wage rates in the country, which is calculated as the hourly rate of pay required to meet a household’s basic needs, after accounting for government transfers and deductions from income. Yukon’s hourly minimum wage is justSEE DETAILS

Yukoner Appreciation Day

Friday November 1st is once again Yukoner Appreciation Day presented by the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, and from 9am to 9pm Yukoners can take advantage of entertainment, food and beverage, and great sales put on by the 56 businesses participating. 3rd Ave at Main street will be closed for events and activities, and the City of Whitehorse has allowed free parking all day! The Passport contest is back, where you can pick up a blank passport at the main tent and then win prizes by getting stamps at participating businesses. PrizesSEE DETAILS

Calling all Yukon artists!

It was announced last week that the City of Whitehorse will spend up to $400,000 on public art in 2020, with artist’s submissions being accepted from now until February 28th of the upcoming year. Under the City’s public art policy, 1% of the capital construction cost for any city-owned public building or facility must be allocated to public artwork. Most of the art will be displayed at the City’s new operations building – where funding for this project came from, but after a vote in 2016 relating to the display ofSEE DETAILS

Riverdale Traffic Congestion.

When I first meet with someone looking to purchase a home, I always ask the same 3 questions: 1. What areas of town do you NOT want to live in, 2. What features are important in your home, 3. What is your budget. Whenever they tell me that they are not interested in the community of Riverdale, the reason is always the same – the morning rush hour. The TRAFFIC, oh goodness the TRAFFIC. Well, the City of Whitehorse seems to have heard the cries of the people, because starting onSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales rise again in May 2019

Ottawa, ON, June 14, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales climbed further in May 2019. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.9% month-over-month (m-o-m) in May. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 6.7% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed homes edged back by 1.2% m-o-m. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) fell 0.2% m-o-m in May, the fifth straight decline. The actual (not seasonally adjusted) MLS® HPI stood 0.6% below May 2018. The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average saleSEE DETAILS

Quarterly Forecasts

CREA Updates Resale Housing Market Forecast Ottawa, ON, June 14, 2019 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate boards and associations in 2019 and 2020. Many of the economic fundamentals that support housing activity remain strong outside of the Prairies as well as Newfoundland and Labrador. Following the release of CREA’s previous forecast in March, population and employment growth has remained strong and the unemployment rate has fallen further. Additionally, theSEE DETAILS

5 tips on how to sell real estate in Whitehorse faster

Selling real estate can be stressful, but it doesn’t always need to be. Of course your real estate agents Whitehorse will take care of most things, but there are actually some things you can do as well. Here are 5 tips on how to sell real estate in Whitehorse faster.Snacks during the open houseAs open house is the best way for potential buyers to view your home, and you’ll want to make sure you keep them there as long as possible. Keep them comfortable and satisfied by serving some snacksSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales rise in April 2019

Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales climbed in April 2019. Highlights: National home sales improved by 3.6% month-over-month (m-o-m) in April. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 4.2% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed homes climbed 2.7% m-o-m. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) eased by 0.3% y-o-y in April. The national average sale price edged up 0.3% y-o-y. Home sales recorded via Canadian MLS® Systems rose by 3.6% m-o-m in April 2019. AfterSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales edge higher in March 2019

Ottawa, ON, April 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged higher in March 2019 after having declined sharply the previous month. Highlights: National home sales edged up 0.9% month-over-month (m-o-m) in March. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 4.6% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed homes rose 2.1% m-o-m. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) eased by 0.5% y-o-y in March. The national average sale price fell 1.8% y-o-y. Home sales via Canadian MLS® Systems edged up 0.9%SEE DETAILS

Tips for first time home buyers

Buying a home can be tricky and confusing, whether you’re buying your first home or your third. Between finances, the market, and other many things you need to do, it can be come very overwhelming. So if you’re looking to buy real estate in Whitehorse, here is a list to make the process a little easier.Credit CheckChecking your credit is one of the first things you should do when thinking about buying a home. If your credit score is low, then you’ll want to start taking the necessary tips toSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales drop sharply in February 2019

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales dropped sharply from January to February 2019. Highlights: National home sales plummeted 9.1% month-over-month (m-o-m) in February. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 4.4% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed homes fell 3.2% m-o-m. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was virtually unchanged (-0.1% y-o-y). The national average sale price fell by 5.2% y-o-y. Home sales via Canadian MLS® Systems plunged 9.1% m-o-m in February 2019 to the lowestSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales improve in January 2019

Ottawa, ON, February 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales in January 2019 were up from the previous month but remained below levels recorded one year ago. Highlights: National home sales rose 3.6% between December 2018 and January 2019. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 4% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes edged up 1% month-over-month in January. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) rose 0.8% year-over-year (y-o-y) in January. The national average sale priceSEE DETAILS

What both buyers and sellers need to know about home inspections

When it comes to buying and selling real estate home inspections are one of the most important things. Just hiring an inspector isn’t enough, so here is a great article on what buyers and sellers need to know about home inspections and real estate in Whitehorse.BuyersWhen buying Yukon houses for sale here is what buyers need to know.Hiring the right home inspectorWhen it comes to getting your home inspected you want to make sure it is done by the right inspector. Here are some things you’ll need to know whenSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales fall further in December

Ottawa, ON, January 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted a fourth-straight monthly decline in December 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.5% from November to December. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 19% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes was little changed from November to December. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 1.6% year-over-year (y-o-y) in December. The national average sale price fell by 4.9% y-o-y in December. Home sales viaSEE DETAILS

Why you need to hire real estate agents in Whitehorse

With the internet it is easy to find info on real estate listings, as well as buying and selling a home. So many people feel they don’t need a real estate agent anymore. In this article we are going to cover some of the reasons you need to hire real estate agents whitehorse.Knowledge and ExpertiseBuying and selling whitehorse real estate listings is not as easy as some people think. There are a lot of things within the industry that most people don’t see or hear about, and this alone isSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales activity softens further in November

Ottawa, ON, December 17, 2018 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted another monthly decline in November 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.3% from October to November. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 12.6% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes declined by 3.3% from October to November. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 2% year-over-year (y-o-y) in November. The national average sale price retreated by 2.9% y-o-y in November. Home sales viaSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales activity eases in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales declined between September and October 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 1.6% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 3.7% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes eased 1.1% from September to October. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 2.3% year-over-year (y-o-y) in October. The national average sale price slipped by 1.5% y-o-y in October. Home sales via Canadian MLS®SEE DETAILS

Takhini Hot Springs and Real Estate in Whitehorse

Are you looking to purchase real estate in Whitehorse and want to know which area to buy in and what attractions are around, then look no further than Takhini and the Takhini hot springs. Takhini Hot Springs is a locally owned natural hot springs just outside the Whitehorse border. They have 2 hot pools that range in temperature and also have 80 camp sites on the grounds. The pools are set at a very comfortable 36 and 42 degrees celsius, with the water entering the pool at 47 degrees.The waterSEE DETAILS

CREA unveils redesigned REALTOR.ca website

Ottawa, ON October 18th, 2018 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) recently launched an improved REALTOR.ca website design that features a simpler and more powerful search function, enhanced homebuyer calculators and access to highly anticipated school catchment areas.There are a host of smaller but impactful enhancements to the site navigation, REALTOR® profiles and listing details pages, all with the goal to make it easier for homebuyers to find their dream home and drive more meaningful connections with REALTORS®. The redesign, which targets desktop users, is the second phase ofSEE DETAILS

First-ever REALTOR.ca Hackathon yields innovative new solutions for Canadian homebuyers

Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2018 – 77 developers and programmers signed up for the Canadian Real Estate Association’s (CREA) first ever REALTOR.ca hackathon over the weekend at Ottawa’s Bayview Yards. This is one of the many initiatives CREA is undertaking to ensure the continuous improvement of Canada’s #1 real estate website, REALTOR.ca . CREA is dedicated to finding new ways to help more Canadians achieve their dreams of home ownership. “Amazing things can happen when talented and passionate people come together with a common goal” said Barb Sukkau, president ofSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales activity edges lower in September

Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged down slightly between August and September 2018. Highlights: National home sales edged back 0.4% from August to September. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 8.9% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes rose by 3% from August to September. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 2.3% year-over-year (y-o-y) in September. The national average sale price edged up a slight 0.2% y-o-y inSEE DETAILS

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