Did you know that divorce ranks as life’s second most stressful event?  


Decisions over what to do with the family home and who is going where, create some of the most challenging conversations between couples who are parting ways.

Beyond the emotional ties to a family home, shared real estate comes with its own legal issues that need to be sorted out before the dust can settle, and you can both move on. It’s certainly more complicated than simply dividing up the furniture, TV’s and wall art.


However, with 38% of all Canadian marriages ending in divorce, you’re not alone in this and there are industry experts, who have been there too and understand the emotions & the difficult decisions to be made.  

We are here to help you navigate the process and answer all of the questions you may have, and while it will likely never be easy, we believe that working with a team who has experience will make it less challenging for you. Or ideally, that’s our goal for you! 


We have years of experience working with clients going through this super stressful time in their lives and our job as REALTORS® is to be a neutral 3rd  party with the clear & simple goal in mind, of helping you move on with your lives.


 



Through our video series, W2 Talks: Divorce & Real Estate, we’re tackling some of the questions you may have, with help from professionals in the field, including a mortgage broker & family law attorney. 


No matter who you contact first in the process, ultimately the financial details of your separation will dictate how you move forward, so a formal separation agreement will be paramount.  To discuss the legal aspect of Separation/Divorce and how that impacts your decisions regarding your family home & what options you have, we were joined by

Foster Weisgerber, McDougall Gauley LLP,  who shares his thoughts on where you should start. 


 



When it comes to deciding what your next move is, there will be lots of questions….can I purchase another property right away, what can I afford….where do I even start with financing a new home?  It’s usually the case that one or both spouses want to keep the house, but the real question is if either one of them can afford to do so on their own.


Of course, there are lots of good reasons to keep the family home if possible:

  1. You have children and want to maintain the stability of the home.
  2. The house is in an ideal location and near your work, family, and friends.
  3. The market conditions aren’t ideal to sell.
  4. You bought the house recently and haven’t had time to build equity.

The financial feasibility of that decision will come down to your specific situation and that’s where your lawyer & mortgage broker will help to guide you.


When the time comes, the sale of your home or the purchase of a new home requires teamwork between your REALTOR® and your mortgage expert/lender. To help answer those questions and more, we were joined by Candice Carr from TMG: The Mortgage Group.

 



Whether we, as REALTORS®, are your first point of contact or somewhere later in your process, we will be here with you through every step to help find you a new space to call home …and we will help to ensure you have access to all of the information & guidance you need as you move onto a new chapter in your life! 


If you have any questions, general or specific to your situation, and would like to reach out for more information regarding your options, you can confidentially contact any of us with the details below, and your information will remain private.


If you would like to reach out to Foster for more information:

Email: fweisgerber@mcdougallgauley.com


To reach  Candice, you can call or email her at:

Phone: (306) 531-6880

Email:  Candice@CandiceCarr.ca



We hope this information is helpful to you! 



Best, 


Karin & Jen 


Email: info@W2RealtyTeam.com


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We were recently discussing pricing with a client and heard the words we have heard many times before……

” I would like to list my home at this amount and we need this amount out of it".

If only it were that simple, we would make it happen exactly that way! Unfortunately our job is to be objective and to provide the best advice we can to help put you in the best position to sell your home, not just to tell you what you want to hear.


It's so important to work with a REALTOR® that you trust has your best interests in mind and then to work together as a team to get the best result for you! 



The process of determining a list price for a property requires consideration of a number of factors including:

1. Recent comparables (Active listings but more importantly recent Sales)

2. Market conditions 

3. Specific Location (Neighbourhood, Large lot, Backing Greenspace, Proximity to Schools & Services, etc)

4. Condition and Features of the property


While we are always mindful of what a client needs or wants to see from the sale of their home, that can’t be the primary factor in pricing, but rather the deciding factor as to whether or not you want to sell at any given time. And keep in mind that your agent wants you to get the highest number possible for your home as well!


This is where it’s helpful to understand the process and trust the guidance your agent is giving you in regards to pricing. 


Market Value is, simply put, what someone is willing to pay for a property on any given day, but overpricing can result in potential buyers overlooking the property completely because it falls outside their range. So rather than presenting an offer and finding some middle ground, they may eliminate it from their list of possibilities altogether.



So when is the best time to buy or sell…..whenever you need to or decide it’s time for a change! You never know who might be looking for a house or condo exactly like yours today and people move at all times of the year.

Of course, if you are a buyer today, there are lots of options for you!


If you need help determining the value of your home or if you would like to see what is in the market that might be of interest to you as a buyer, we’re here to help!  

For any questions feel free to email us at info@w2realtyteam.com



Karin & Jen

Your Proven #YQR Real Estate Team

 

                                          JC REALTY REGINA ||   2241 Albert Street  || Regina, SK

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