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Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Marla Janzen Wins Real Estate Award


Marla Janzen is an award winning SASKATOON REAL Estate Agent. She takes action to sell her client's homes and find them the perfect new place to live whilst negotiating the best terms and price possible. She loves what she does and takes great pride in providing excellence in customer service to all of her clients.

Marla Janzen Awarded Century 21Fusion CENTURION for excellence in Saskatoon real estate

Marla Janzen is a multi award winning TRUSTED SASKATOON REAL ESTATE EXPERT listed on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY Of Excellence

"Working for Century 21 Fusion , I have the opportunity to achieve a variety of different awards based on customer feedback and performance. “  Marla Janzen, Saskatoon  REALTOR® 

The Centurion® award is one of the most prestigious awards you can receive as a realtor. It is an annual award that is presented to the top Century 21 REALTORS®. Marla Janzen has won this award three times in her career including in 2016. 


Demand on Saskatoon and area real estate will continue to grow over the next few years sites Global News. Saskatoon will need six new neighbourhoods and 26,000 new dwelling units by 2035 to keep up with a growing population.The city’s planning and development division said based on the current annual growth rate of 2.0 per cent, Saskatoon’s population will grow to just over 380,000 by 2035. Read more through this link.

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Find Marla Online at www.marlajanzen.com  she is a Century 21 Fusion Realtor Saskatoon, Marla Janzen is TRUSTED SASKATOON REAL ESTATE EXPERT.

Cheetham's Pharmacy your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy- Shares How to Support Someone With Depression

Since 1994, Cheetham's Pharmacy has served their customers in Saskatoon and area, offering professional advice and exceptional service. They have the education, knowledge, experience and skills to offer a wide variety of health care services with a focus on offering exceptional service that goes above and beyond when it comes to their customer’s health and needs.

They are located directly across from City Hospital, centrally located for fast delivery to all parts of the city.

Cheetham’s Pharmacy your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy

20% Of Canadians Suffer From Depression

Chances are you know someone who is struggling with a mental illness because or you will personally experience a mental illness in your lifetime. Around 8% of adults will experience a major depression at some time in their lives. You want to help your loved one as best you can but it's hard when you can't see where they are hurt. Here are some things you can say and do to support someone with depression.


Validate Their Condition

 When their pain and symptoms are mostly invisible people tend not to believe them. We still don't know exactly why people get depression, we know that there are imbalances with transmitters in the brain but this doesn't explain why some medications work for some people and why they don't help the next person at all. We know that their pain is real and they didn't choose it.


Do Not Tell Them To Think Positively 

They have tried that already! It is like telling someone with diabetes to think positively to make their blood sugars go down. Often someone living with depression lose friends when they can't think positively. Do not shame them for being negative as this will only make them feel even more guilt; depression makes it easier to experience anger, frustration and guilt. When they experience gratitude and positivity it feels like pretending to them. You may try deflecting the conversation to nicer things in their day, if that doesn’t work focus on what you want out of the conversation, instead of making it about them. Encourage them to talk to you about their diagnosis and what they are feeling when they are ready.


Do Help Them To Adhere To Their Medications When You Can

It’s important to remind them that it takes 4-6 weeks to see any changes IF the right medication was selected. It’s a game of trial and error and they need to be reminded to take it even when it feels like it’s doing anything. Close to half of patients stop taking their antidepressants within four months without discussion with their doctor. For many medications, it’s important to taper off slowly or you can get withdrawal symptoms (even if there wasn’t a noticeable change).

Encourage Them To Keep A Journal Of Their Journey With Mental Illness

Tell them to write down how they feel, any changes in mood, when they start and stop taking medications. This can be important later as the person will most likely have to try a few different medications before they find one that works.



There are many reasons why people stop taking antidepressants and the first step is to find out why. If it’s because of side effects encourage them to see our pharmacist, many of these side effects are transient and go away once their body gets used to the medication. Also let Cheetham's Pharmacy know if they are struggling with adherence. We can work with your loved one to educate more on their condition and how the medication works, to make the pills up into blister packs to help keep them on track and work with scheduling around other medications, work or school. If cost is an issue let our pharmacist know and we can do our best to find the lowest cost of the drug.

Cheetham’s Pharmacy
514 Queen St, Saskatoon, S7K 0M5
306-653-5111, 1-800-695-4788, 306-653-1661 Fax
pharmacy@shaw.ca

Visit us online at www.cheethamspharmacy.ca , your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy. 

 

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Caliber Air Repair Trusted Saskatoon furnace and duct cleaners share another reason to call them!

Caliber - Furnace, Duct cleaning 

Caliber Air Repair:

  • Clear out those Dust Mites and Allergens
  • Reduce the irritation of asthma
  • Remove Debris from Renovations
  • Breathe Better after the cleaning! Disinfect and “Refresh” your air.
  • Spend less on filters, increase the efficiency of your furnace, less repairs of your furnace.

Caliber Air repair Trusted Saskatoon Furnace & Duct cleaning and Saskatoon Auto Detailing professionals

Clean air with an 'all-inclusive' attitude!

Have you recently travelled somewhere hot and 'beachy'?

Whether you had the opportunity or not to get down to Mexico or somewhere else warm this travel season, we wanted to remind you that you can have that 'all-inclusive' feel right in your very own home...
Okay... we don't bring the sandy beach and bikinis with us but we do have a unique approach to furnace and duct cleaning.

Many other duct cleaning companies tend to surprise their customers with expensive add-ons and hidden charges that weren't part of the previous conversation.

When you book with Caliber, the price is determined by the information you provide and what promotions we are offering. When our team arrives for the cleaning, pricing doesn’t change unless YOU decide to add on additional services that may add significant value to your home’s indoor air quality.

*Remember…if it’s too good to be true…it probably is! Always look at the fine print and if the company you have called can’t provide honest answers to their pricing and procedures then move on to the next. Call Caliber Air Repair! 306-384-1375

When you choose Caliber for your furnace and duct cleaning needs, you choose peace of mind. Our pricing allows you to budget for the service and save money, knowing that the cost discussed up front is exactly what you’ll spend. 

For more information and bookings, give us a call at the office or visit our website at www.caliberair.ca

Thanks for reading!

Regards,
The Caliber Clean Team

 

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3.     Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.

4.     Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.

5.     Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.

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A Bit More On Caliber

In business for 9 years, building a great relationship with Saskatoon and the surrounding areas. We aim to please, no matter the size or price of each job. We earn our spot through referrals, hard work and great customer service. As part of the DCN (Duct Cleaner's Network) we pledge to display professional conduct, pursue only ethical practices, avoid statements that may be misleading or deceptive to customers, describe accurately and honestly the price, procedures and standards of workmanship, and to promote high health and safety standards for customers and employees.
Caliber is the winner of the 2016 Consumer Choice Award for best furnace and duct cleaning service for Saskatoon and surrounding areas and has been nominated as a finalist 3 times for the NSBA Business Builder Awards.
        

Rockscapes a Trusted Saskatoon concrete expert tip on Paving Stones vs Stamped Concrete

Rockscapes Concrete is a Trusted Saskatoon concrete expert, this also means sharing advice, knowledge, and education at every opportunity.

 Here, Rockscapes is sharing these tips on the differences between paving stones and stamped concrete, cost comparisons between paving stones vs stamped concrete along with concrete pricing. 

Rockscapes Concrete does everything from plain, broom finished, and stamped concrete driveways, walkways, and patios. Rockscapes are a Trusted Saskatoon Concrete Expert! 

PAVING STONES vs STAMPED CONCRETE!

Paving Stones Vs Stamped Concrete, Pro’s and Con’s.


Before I get into a bit more about the differences between “Concrete vs. Pavers”, we should mention the difference between “Concrete Contractors” and “Landscape Contractors”.

Contractors for either of the above-mentioned products could be described as experienced long-term contractors, with lots of equipment and experienced staff, versus someone new breaking into the business, perhaps undercapitalized and with limited experience. Methods employed by these two installation crews can vary greatly. This affects the pricing and quality of the project.


Ground Preparation – excavation depth, tamping pressure and tools used, rebar (rebar size and spacing for concrete are crucial)

Pavers/Concrete – There are 3 types of Pavers and numerous qualities of Concrete

Concrete Pressure Relief Joints – Depth of cuts and experience dictates where cuts should be.

Concrete Sealers – There are many more sealers on the market now. Silicate Based, Acrylic, and water based densifiers are common with some contractors. Prairie Concrete in Saskatoon is a good source for your information on Sealers.


I believe that most Canadian suppliers are selling “Concrete Pavers”, although there are “Brick Pavers”, mostly shipped from the USA. Both pavers are cast under heat, making them strong. The brick pavers are made from clay and shale. They are a little more prone to efflorescence, typically brick pavers are available mostly in red or reddish brown earthy tones while concrete pavers come in a variety of colours.

Concrete purchased by reputable companies is normally a minimum 30mpa, or Dura mix. Dura mix is a standard trademark used by Saskatchewan Redi-mix plants, meeting a minimum standard used in our freeze thaw climates. With the addition of colours to mixes, sometimes the mix design in your concrete may be optimized or modified slightly.

 

My company, Rockscapes Concrete Service has been installing stamped concrete and Decorative concrete projects and / or Plain Broom finish driveways in and around Saskatoon for almost 20 years. We are a reputable standard in this industry. There is no doubt in my mind that properly maintained concrete driveway or patio can stand up very well. Notwithstanding, a concrete slab, in high water table area, high clay saturation in a freeze thaw climate will have movement and crack. But the concrete slab will stay flat, and if the rebar was positioned and lifted, and the concrete was of a good quality and maintained through the use of sealers and rinsing off the road-salts in spring, it will wear very well.



The biggest complaint with paving stones seems to be ground movement. Once the pavers start to move and separate they sink, and gaps occur. My understanding is that most Paving Stone companies have maintenance or are willing to re-lift the pavers. I believe most of them do offer a warranty for this service. (usually for 1 year) Paving stones are a very hard product and stand up well to salt without the use of sealers. A good size paving stone driveway may take a week or longer to install. It would be costly to be forced to continually pay and have them come and level your paving stones. This may be one of the reasons you will see more driveways made of concrete. Price is another factor!

 

Cost Comparisons – Pavers vs Concrete

 

My understanding of Paving Stones pricing and Concrete pricing is just a rough guideline, there are many factors that can affect this. 

·         The grade of the land, how much fill needs to be moved or added.

·         Location and access are factors

·         Can equipment be used or is the job all hand work?

·         How complicated is the job, is engineering required?

·         Are custom steps involved in the project?

·         Patio’s and Pool decks are often more difficult, and smaller square footage. Usually priced higher for this reason.

 

Concrete Pricing ( as a rough guideline)

 - Plain Broom Finish Concrete Driveways - $8.50 - $11.00 per square foot.

 - Plain Broom Finish Concrete Patio’s - $12.00 - $15.00 per square foot.

 

 - Stamped or Exposed Aggregate Concrete Driveways - $11.00 - $14.00 per square foot

 - Stamped or Exposed Aggregate Concrete Patio’s - $14.00 - $18.00 per square foot

 

 - Paving Stone Driveway - $10.00 - $15.00 per square foot

 - Paving Stone Patio - $17.00 - $25.00 per square foot


John Groves is the owner of Rockscapes Concrete Services in Saskatoon and these are his express opinions based on experience and feedback.  If you are in need of concrete pricing, please give John a call at 306-220-2333 or www.rockscapes.org


Rockscapes Concrete Services seal all of their driveways at the time of installation, this is just one of the many steps that they take to ensure you get the best looking and most durable concrete possible. 

Local Trusted Saskatoon Realtor shares new SCAM update!

The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! Kari Calder a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor with Century 21 Fusion is there to help you through the process, and provide you and your family with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a realtor working with your best interests in mind.

Check out her listing in the Saskatoon Real Estate Category- Kari Calder is a Trusted Saskatoon Real Estate Agent

A new scam to be aware of!

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If you have recently purchased a home or considering buying a home in Saskatoon, please read this important information. There is a new scam happening once again in real estate that you should be aware of. The plot is this: hackers find out your possession date, email you posing as a representative of your agent or lawyer, ask for money to complete your sale, then you wire transfer them money to a ‘new, updated’ account number.
Now hopefully this won’t happen to you or if it does, you’ll be wise enough to question the integrity of the baited email. Your law firm, your real estate brokerage and your realtor will never email you and tell you there has been last minute changes to the wiring instructions. If you chose to initially wire transfer the deposit to your real estate brokerage at the time of offer, the instructions will not change. Ensure you’re getting the information directly from your trusted real estate agent.
If you receive an email asking you to transfer money from someone that you don’t know personally, there are things you can do to protect yourself before sending over money:
-call your agent or lawyer and ask them why there’s been a change.
-independently confirm the wire transfer account information by calling the office directly.
-call the police and report the scam.

If anyone emails you and asks for money or your banking information, BEWARE. It happens to more people than you think. Don’t let it happen to you!


Kari Calder is one Saskatoon's top Century 21 Fusion real estate agents. Kari can assist with all of your Saskatoon buying and selling real estate needs and she is a TRUSTED SASKATOON REALTOR

 

Kari Calder

Saskatoon Real Estate Agent

Century 21 Fusion

kari@saskatoonrealestate.net



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