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Why Is Everyone Moving To Regina?

Saskatchewan's capital, Regina, is a fast-growing city with a lot to offer current and future residents.

Some of the reasons people are moving to Regina include:

Employment: Regina has a robust economy, built on a base of raw-materials and agriculture, Regina is also a centre for entertainment, culture (do Riders fans count?), and education.

Low cost of living: Move to Regina and you can expect to pay some of the lowest rent and sales tax in the country. Houses are similarly priced - fully a third to one quarter the price of what you'll pay for similar properties in Vancouver.

Regina also offers a host of incentives for students (or families with students), like the Graduate Retention Program which

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What has been happening in the Regina Real Estate Market? Here is a brief look at what happened in September.

  In the Regina and area MLS® System there were 252 reports sales which is up from 195 reported sales in 2018.  Regina also saw 369 new listings and this gives us roughly 5.6 months of inventory.   We often get asked how long we think it will take to sell.  In September the average days on market was 65 which is up from 62 days in 2018, and 55 days in 2017.         In order to look at market trends over time we use a tool called the MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) which is more effective then using average or median prices.    A mean average is the average price obtained by dividing the total dollar volume…
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  Did you know that the Tourney Group and RE/MAX Joyce Tourney Realty are proud supporters of the Children’s Miracle Network?            On every one of our For Sale signs you will see a placard on the bottom that says “Miracle Home”.  Every home we sell is a Miracle Home because we donate a portion of every commission we receive to the Children’s Miracle Network.  All money raised in Saskatchewan stays in Saskatchewan and goes towards the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.               RE/MAX Canada has been a proud partner of the Children’s Miracle network for over 23 years. Throughout the partnership over $57 Million has been raised across Canada.   On October 6th the Tourney…
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  Winter has already graced us with its presence, but thankfully it looks like we will have a bit of time before it comes back for good.  October is a month full of family and fun from Thanksgiving to Halloween.  There is also so much to see and do in around Regina this month.  

Event Highlight - Rock the Rink Tour

  When - October 18th at 7:30pm. Where - Brandt Centre What - This is an on ice entertainment experience that highlights the world’s best figure skaters in an environment that appeals to all your senses.  By integrating live music along with cutting edge sound, lighting, video, and special effects you will be singing and dancing the night away.  This is your chance to say farewell to Canada’s sweethearts Tessa…
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We wanted to help you get to know Joyce and Leanne Tourney better so below you will find 5 fun facts about each of them.

 

Joyce Tourney

    1.      Joyce has been married to Don Tourney since she was 19 years old - and they still like each other! 2.      Joyce was a medical laboratory technologist at University Hospital in Saskatoon before going into Real Estate. 3.      Joyce grew up on a farm near Govan, Saskatchewan. 4.      Joyce is a middle child. 5.      Joyce likes to live life on the edge - she thinks about refueling her car when it is at 10 km to empty.  

Leanne Tourney

    1.      Leanne lived in San Francisco for several years after University. 2.      Leanne is a vegetarian. 3.     …
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What a great summer it has been!  Regina has had a lot of great events to enjoy from Garth Brooks and the Queen City Ex to the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the 50th Regina Folk Festival.  Even though the kids are heading back to school and the temperatures are cooling there is still so much to see and do in Regina this month.

Event Highlight - Chicago

  Where: Globe Theatre When: September 11 to October 7 (performances every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)


Chicago tells the storey of Roxie Hart and is based on real-life murders and it is set amidst the razzle dazzle of the 1920s.  It is loaded with show-stopping songs and breath taking choreography.

For more information and for tickets check out the Globe Theatre Website:

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The Tourney Group - In the Community This Week

The Tourney Group is passionate about our community and we are passionate about giving back.  This week we will be involved in two very special events that will raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network and the Regina Humane Society.

RE/MAX and the Tourney Group are proud supporters of the Children’s Miracle Network.  Not only do we donate a portion of our commission from every transaction to CMN we also donate at National and International conferences, as well as local events.  What is great is that all money raised in Saskatchewan stays in Saskatchewan and goes towards the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.

The Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising funds

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Community Events in Regina this August 2019

  We have had some wild weather this summer and August looks like it is going to be a HOT one.  There is lots going on in and around Regina this August that the whole family will enjoy.  From the Queen City Ex to Shake the Lake - it will be a rocking month!    

Event Highlight - Garth Brooks

  When: August 9th and 10th Where: Mosaic Stadium Price: $95   Garth Brooks is brining is Stadium Tour to Regina - The only Canadian stop on the tour.  The first night sold out quick so a second show was added.  Additional tickets are available by visiting ticketmaster.ca      Garth Brooks is the #1 selling solo artist in US history and is one of country music’s all time greats. He…
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Beat the heat with these Summer Treats 

When the Tourney Group has a break from selling houses we loves to whip up a full meal including dessert.  Here are some of our favourite summer dishes for you to try!     

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad - 

Pasta Salad is a staple side dish at every BBQ.  Why not change it up a bit with Dill Pickles??  

FILLING 

3 Cups of Shell Pasta (uncooked) 3/4 Pickles (I go for the extra garlic) 2/3 Cup Cheddar Cheese  

DRESSING 

2 Tbsp Fresh Dill 3 Tbsp White Onion 2/3 Cup Mayonnaise 1/3 Cup Sour Cream 2/3 Cup Cheddar Cheese 3/4 Pickle Juice 1/8 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper Dash of Franks’ Hot Sauce Salt and Pepper to Taste  

Directions: 

  1. Boil the pasta
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Community Events in Regina this June 2019

The temperatures are heating up and the end of another school year is in sight.  There is also no shortage of things happening in and around Regina this June.

Event Highlight - Supper in the Orchard

When: Every Friday and Saturday until October 13th.

Where: Over the Hills Orchard and Winery in Lumsden

Price: The Supper costs $70/person. Individual glasses of wine (5 oz glass) is $6, and non-alcoholic beverages (Cherry Spritzer/Coffee) are available for $3.50.  The wine pairing option (Each course is paired with 2oz of one of our wines) is $25.

 We have partnered with the Culinary Federation of Regina, to hold suppers here in the orchard! Every Friday and Saturday, starting May 5th, a

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