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Trusted Tips & Resources

Reed Security Trusted Alarm and Security Expert video tip on VIDEOS catching thieves!

Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long term...they work hard to meet all your Saskatoon Alarm & security needs from day one!

REED SECURITY are Trusted and they are recipients of 2 x 2012 SABEX AWARDS and a 2014 SABEX Award along with NSBA awards recognizing excellence in business.

Reed Security's video tip on a Punk breaking into a Reed Security Van:

ARE YOU A STAR ON THE NEW REEDHD YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

Thieves target vehicles just as much as homes and businesses. This Reed Security video camera captures an intruder breaking into one of our own service vehicles in the middle of the night. No break in tools required - he simply tried every door on the building and every vehicle door until he found his opportunity. Burglars look for drills, tools, smartphones, iPads, iPods, laptops, digital cameras, GPS systems, sporting goods, brand name clothing, and loose change.

This video evidence has been provided to the Saskatoon Police Service and sent to several thousand Reed Security clients. $100 Reward if you recognize this person. www.reedsecurity.com

 

 

Find Reed Security online at www.reedsecurity.com or check out their listing here in the SASKATOON ALARM & SECURITY Category on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted SASKATOON ALARM & SECURITY experts right here in Saskatoon!

 

 

 

Trusted community steps up to help a local Saskatoon woman after her contractor nightmare Part 1

The Trusted teamwork for the public, we do that by finding great local businesses, verifying they are as good as we have heard, and contracting them to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees. These 5 Trusted guarantees are the cornerstone of our business and the businesses we partner with, and if something does go wrong we hold the businesses to their obligations....that's what the Trusted Saskatoon businesses sign up for. That's why we promote them and why we believe they are the best businesses in the cities we serve. 

 

 

JANICE'S BUILD- the Trusted Rebuild

Last week we heard about Janice, a single Mum in Saskatoon that has not been lucky enough to deal with a  ' Trustworthy' business, in fact, she has dealt with the kind of company that we set Trusted Saskatoon up to protect people from.... let's share the first part of the story. 

Janice is a lovely woman who has been left in a house that was a home 5 months ago & now is a dangerous unfinished, building site. She is trying to keep on a brave face for her 10-year-old daughter but is sick with worry that the house won't survive the Winter cold that is on its way,  and wondering every day how she is going to manage to get back on her feet .......why? All because of an unscrupulous Saskatoon contractor that has been her worst nightmare! 

 

We heard her story last week through a friend of Sara's, the Trusted founder, and we were extremely moved by her plight, and wanted to do what we could to help...it's a great thing we know an amazing group of local Saskatoon businesses, who are invested in their community and who truly set the standard for integrity in the Saskatoon Business community!

 

We sent out an email at 9 pm that night, we had some responses back within the hour and by the end of the week, we have already had so many wonderful Trusted Saskatoon directory partners offer Janice their help...and  Trusted Regina partners!  

 

 


Thank you also to Aaron Loraas- from Loraas disposal for donating bins and garbage fees for the project, Winroc and Rona for materials and Heating roofing systems in Colorado for the roof!! 

Sara went to surprise Janice tonight, who knew nothing of this until then..it was extremely emotional, Janice was completely gobsmacked when Sara knocked on her door and told her why she was there. Once the first round of tears dried, and she realized Sara was above board, she showed her around the house and Sara couldn't believe the state this contractor has left her in. We shared the news about the wonderful Trusted Saskatoon companies that had already stepped up to help her, and she was happy to allow us to document this journey by blog and video, so she could prevent other people from having the same thing happen to them....so this is Part 1 of THE HOUSE THAT TRUSTED SASKATOON REBUILT!   

So whats next?
 
 
A well-recognized business leader and expert in the construction industry is going to cast his professional eye over Janice's bombsite of a home, and he will then be able to assess just what needs to be done, and from there we can start planning the rebuild, and what we need in regards help & materials from these amazing Trusted Saskatoon companies.
 
 We will leave you with Sara's comments as the last words of Part 1
 
" Saskatoon has been amazing to me and my family, and I believe it's important to step up to help people in the community you live in. Janice's situation is not uncommon unfortunately, a thing like this happen every day to families and individuals in this city and this province, that's why I was motivated to start Trusted. I am just glad I am in a position, along with the Trusted partners to help her with this hand up back on her feet again. 
 
To start the ball rolling I will donate $1000 in TrustedSaskatoon.com  Gift Certificates for Janice to put towards this rebuild. She can use them at any of the partner businesses on the www.trustedsaskatoon.com directory.  I am not going to publicly name the contractor or his business...that is not my place, but after what I saw & heard today I believe strongly that the company  should have their A rating on the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan lowered to an F, and the insurance companies should take them off their preferred list of contractors"  
 
  

3 ' N' 1 Construction a Trusted Saskatoon Roofing Contractor answers your roofing questions

FRIENDLY, SINCERE AND HONEST ..DONE BY THE BOOK ..that's what it says on the card of Ken Eade ...the owner of 3'n 1 construction Saskatoon roofers and this truly is the philosophy he lives and does business by...

Be assured that when you call Ken you are getting a SASKATOON CONTRACTOR and a SASKATOON ROOFER who you will amaze you with their customer service and integrity ..in fact, we are pretty sure that 3'n1 Construction will be a name you will pass on to all your friends in the future too! 

Tammy Wandzura a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker Expert shares Don't just blithely sign mortgage renewal forms

Purchasing your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions that you can make. Tammy Wandzura your Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage broker and the team at Elite Mortgage Choice believe that buying a home should also be an exciting experience with little to NO stress. By trusting your Mortgage Broker, you are ensuring that any stress you may have had in previous encounters can be eliminated!

Tammy truly believes that all you should have to worry about is opening the door to your new home for the very first time.

Here Tammy shares Don't just blithely sign mortgage renewal forms:

By Ted Rechtshaffen, Financial Post

 

A simple call to your lender could save thousands!

 

It is mortgage renewal time in my house.

I am one of those debt loving people who believe I can do more with my money by carrying a big debt at 3%, than by paying off my house and using up all that cheap capital - but that financial idea is a story for another column.

So, even though my mortgage comes due in October, I decided to lock in a rate four months earlier at a different institution at 2.79% for five years fixed. I was thrilled to have another five years of cheap money.

Even though I had already locked in elsewhere, I was interested in what my current mortgage lender would provide. I waited and I waited. Just four weeks before it was due for renewal they sent me a mortgage renewal notice. They could have sent it to me two or three months before my mortgage came due, but they may prefer to leave consumers less time to shop around and more inclined to just renew.

Here is where it gets interesting. "Please indicate which option you are accepting by signing your initials in the appropriate area indicated and return your signed agreement," the letter stated.

I could just initial the five year fixed rate - for the princely rate of 4.79%.

Further on in the letter under a section called "Get the best rate," it offered to extend to you our special interest rate hold guarantee provided if I signed by my renewal date. But all this says is that if the rate went down between now and about three weeks from now, I would get the lower rate.

This is a full 2% higher than what I am actually going to get somewhere else.

If I had a $500,000 mortgage, this would cost me $47,600 more over five years by "just signing here" vs. going to a mortgage broker three months in advance.

Just to be sure that I wasn't missing something I called to make sure that I had the correct instructions and rate on my renewal. An interesting thing happened when I called. In about 30 seconds they said "I can actually get you a rate of 2.99% for five years." I asked why my rate was 4.79%, and they said that this is the standard rate, but I can get this better special rate.

Doing the math, that phone call, using the same $500,000 example, would have saved me $42,800 over five years. That was a pretty valuable phone call. I asked the kind sir on the phone how often people just sign the renewal form, and he said "quite a few."

If a bank gets 5,000 people in the same $500,000 example to sign the renewal, that adds $42.8-million in profit to their bottom line each year.

Please do not automatically sign the friendly mortgage renewal form.

At a minimum call to negotiate or call a mortgage broker to get the best deal for you. If you feel some sort of loyalty to your current mortgage provider, then be sure to see someone in person and ask for the very best rate that they give their very best customer. Your future net worth will be glad that you did.

Ted Rechtshaffen is president and wealth advisor at TriDelta Financial, a boutique wealth management firm focusing on investment counselling and estate planning.

 

Best Regards,
Tammy Wandzura
Saskatoon Mortgage Broker

Call Tammy Wandzura today at 933.3386 for all of your Saskatoon mortgage needs OR visit www.elitemortgagechoice.com

Make an appointment with Tammy Wandzura at TMG, #1-511 1st Ave N or check out her listing on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY in the SASKATOON MORTGAGES Category..she is a Trusted SASKATOON MORTGAGE BROKER Expert!

Listen to Tammys current Radio ad here! http://www.elitemortgagechoice.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/SP0085.mp3

 

 

Culligan your Trusted Saskatoon Water experts tip on What to Consider Before Buying a Water Treatment Solution

From simple bottled water to Reverse Osmosis systems and Water Softeners in Saskatoon and area , Culligan Saskatoon has solutions for you –The team are hard working, honest and understand the value of relationships and excellent customer service .. pure and simple, and that's why they have Given The Thumbs Up by Trusted Saskatoon!

Culligan are your Trusted Saskatoon Water Experts!

Here they share a tip on What to Consider Before Buying a Water Treatment Solution:

The decision to invest in a water treatment solution isn’t one to take lightly. Water is a big part of our everyday lives, and there’s a lot to know about it before knowing how to find the right solution for your home. At Culligan, we have some handy tips to help the process go as smoothly as possible. Lucky for you, the Culligan Man is here to help every step of the way.

How hard is your water?

Having your water tested will help you determine your exact needs, even though you may already know you have one or more water problems. So do you have hard water? Find out with a FREE in-home water test.

In determining your water treatment needs, a water expert (that’s us, by the way) will look at a number of things. For example, the hardness level of the water and the size of your family will influence the size and type of equipment necessary for proper softening. Additional problems may require additional equipment.

Your water usage and pressure

The amount of water used, as well as your home’s water pressure, are factors to consider when outfitting your home with a water treatment system. Household size may influence consumption, but different families all have different needs. Every factor should be considered, including family growth and guest visits.

Why should you avoid a quick fix?

Fixing your existing water problem is your primary goal, but don’t settle for the cheapest, quickest solution. A higher-priced unit may serve your needs better by being more efficient, and reducing operating costs and maintenance time. Be sure, however, that you’re getting your money’s worth. Before you buy, get a detailed estimate of equipment, installation and average operating costs.

And, of course, Buy from a reputable dealer

A reputable water treatment equipment dealer is an excellent resource in helping you determine your water conditioning needs. Hint: Culligan is the most trusted name in water treatment solutions!

Not sure where to start? Contact your local Culligan Man, and leave the rest to us! 

 

 Culligan are your Trusted Saskatoon water experts!

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