Zarkor Homes Blog

Nov. 15, 2017

The PST is Coming

 

This may come as old news to some, but as of April 2017 home builders are now required to charge PST on all sales prices. Going forward, you can expect to see the sales prices of houses increase to include this additional tax; for example houses that were once worth $350,000 may now be listed for $370,000

 

Why do I bring it up now you ask? 

 

Well, it seems we have a few remaining houses that began construction prior to this tax change,
which is great news for you!

 

This means we don't have to charge that pesky PST on these houses. We have one remaining Cash Flow Tower, and 3 units of our Firefly project in Harbour Landing that still qualify as PST exempt. If you're on the fence about purchasing, you may want to take a second look before there's nothing left but the PST. 

 

We know the addition of PST on new homes and renovation projects wasn't great news, so we're here trying to help you out, save a little money, contact us about one of our PST exempt properties. 

 

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Oct. 31, 2017

Video Blog - The Real Estate Market

 

 

 

 

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Oct. 6, 2017

Our First Donation!

 

We said we were going to do it, and we did it!

 

We made our very first donation as a Reforestation Partner! For each house sold in the month of September we donated trees in an effort to help out our ailing prairie forests. 

 

The more we read about the impact deforestation has on our planet, the better we feel about our choice to give back to mother nature. Our partners at One Tree Planted lay it out pretty simply in this blog post from August; How to do something positive for our awesome planet

 

We're excited to continue this journey and help out where we can. Stay tuned for updates on our first round of trees as they're nurtured, grown, and eventually planted in the forest! 

 

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Sep. 12, 2017

Firefly Showhome Now Open!

 

           We're Open!

 

  Come down and visit us at our newest Harbour Landing Development!

 

Our Firefly project is a semi-detached, 2 storey home we know you're going to love! 

 

      Join us at our show home; 5512 Waterer Road

          Monday - Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

   Weekends from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug. 25, 2017

Zarkors Got a Green Thumb

 

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now"  - One Tree Planted

 

With the purchase of any Zarkor home, you can now help re-plant the depleted forests of BC. Zarkor Homes & One Tree Planted will work together to ensure up to 500 trees are planted to help re-grow the forests our products come from. These 500 trees will help to re-grow an ACRE of depleted and fire ravaged forest throughout the prairie provinces!

 

At Zarkor, we pride ourselves on giving new life to the older neighbourhoods of Regina with our In-Fill housing, now we can be proud of giving new life to the environment we so depend on. 

 

Want to learn more about your mission? Contact our office, or follow us on social media for updates on how our tree planting efforts are going. 

 

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Aug. 15, 2017

Join us in Harbour Landing!

 

You've heard a lot about Kitty Hawk Lane, now allow us to introduce Firefly!

 

 

It's been a busy summer and we can't wait for this development to be complete so we can share them with you. We're working hard to have these fantastic 3 bedroom homes completed and ready for your viewing pleasure by the beginning of September. 

 

That doesn't mean you have to wait, call our offices today so you don't miss out on the opportunity to call this amazing home yours. And stay tuned for more updates and the finished pictures coming soon! 

 

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Jul. 21, 2017

Benefits of Xeriscaping

 

When most people hear the term Xeriscaping, they think of yards full of rocks; and they would be right, but there's a lot more to it than that. 

 

 

The dictionary defines xeriscaping as environmental design of residential and park land using various methods for minimizing the need for water use. 

 

So yes a yard full of rocks is great on your water bill, it also frees up your time not having to water or mow the lawn, and saves the pocket book a few dollars every month, Awesome! Though rocks aren't the only thing that will get these results, your xeriscape yard can include shrubs, succulents, mulch, and even wild flowers & perennials.

 

Not sure where to start, don't worry, the Regina Floral Conservatory has a great handbook for xeriscape beginners! 

 

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Jun. 5, 2017

Why Use a Mortgage Broker?

Mortgage brokers have access to multiple lending institutions, including big banks, credit unions and trust companies.

Depending on whether you are shopping for the best rate, a specific product such as new to Canada, self-employed, multiple rentals, bruised credit, borrowed down payment, etc. an experienced mortgage broker is familiar with a vast array of available mortgage products and can find the best fit for your financing.

 
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May. 7, 2017

Over 100 Infills Built in Regina and Still Counting!

Infills in Regina Saskatchewan

It's been quite a ride in this wonderful city we love to call home. Zarkor Homes has been revitalizing neighborhoods by building "Infills", houses that need a little TLC, if you know what I mean. When you build a brand new Zarkor Home it makes the neighborhood look better, feel more welcoming, and increases property value over the long run. 

Long story short, infills help to grow our city. 

 

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Apr. 12, 2017

Only Four Units Left On Kittyhawk Lane in Regina

If you were waiting for the right time to buy on Kittyhawk Lane now is your chance! Only Four units are left! 

What's included in one of our Kittyhawk Lane units? A single attached garage, no condo fees, a $4,000 appliance allowance, kitchen island, Lawyer fees included, blinds, central A/C and Nine foot ceilings.

4 houses left on Kittyhawk Lane

Every day Harbour Landing is growing into one of Regina's premeir neighborhoods. You'll be spoiled with parks, walking paths, and shopping within a Five minute drive. 

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Kittyhawk Lane has everything you have ever wanted in a neighborhood, you're going to feel at home here! But you better hurry, they're going fast! 

4 homes left on Kittyhawk Lane in Regina

 

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Mar. 28, 2017

Another Zarkor Infill in Regina, Wait What's an Infill?

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Great question! I'm glad you asked! Most people have no idea how their community stays as beautiful as it does. In Regina, many neighbourhoods were built decades ago, these homes are old and warn down, some beyond being fixable. The only way to revive some of these properties is the tear them down and build brand new. Building a new house in an old neighbourhood increases property values all over the area and it even helps keep crime down (see broken window theory).

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From the "Design Regina" website: Infill Development refers to the addition of new residential dwellings in established neighbourhoods. Infill Development can include: 1) development of a new residential dwelling on vacant land, 2) additions and structural alterations to existing dwellings, or 3) the replacement of existing dwellings with new ones. Infill Development does not necessarily result in intensification; intensification through Infill Development only occurs when such development results in the introduction of additional residential units.

So you see, infill's make a city look better, make neighbourhoods more valuable, and help revive a community. We at Zarkor believe in making our city a little better, one infill at a time. 

 

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Jan. 15, 2017

5 Reasons to Love Kittyhawk Lane in Regina

Welcome to Jame Hill Road in Regina, where Zarkor Homes has created the beautiful Kittyhawk Lane. One of the newest developments in Regina, you'll see why everyone's talking about Kittyhawk Lane. We interviewed several people who have moved to Kittyhawk Lane over the past few years, the LOVE it. Location, neighbors, the new house, everything about Kittyhawk lane they've come to really appreciate.

5 Reasons to love Kittyhawk Lane in Regina

5 Reasons to Love Kittyhawk Lane in Regina

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1. Location, location, location - Kittyhawk Lane is located close a major roadway (Lewvan Dr.) and is Twenty minutes from the opposite end of Regina.

Open House on Kittyhawk Lane in Regina

2. No Condo Fees - You read correctly! You won't be paying those pesky condo fee living here! They add up over time!

Homes for sale Regina

3. Parks and Recreation - No not the show with the same name, located within walking distance are two major parks as well as several walking and running paths. A great place to raise a family.

Homes for sale in Harbour Landing Regina

4. We Include a Single Detached Garage - No more parking your precious F-150 ourside during our -50 winters. These houses come with a garage so you don't have to build one yourself!

Kittyhawk Lane in Harbour Landing-Homes for Sale Regina

5. The Price Includes Air Conditioning, Lawyer Fees, Blinds and $4,000 Appliance Package - When you choose to live in Kittyhawk lane in Regina we're going to take care of you.  

Zarkor Homes on James Hill Road

  1. Location, location, location - Kittyhawk Lane is located close a major roadway (Lewvan Dr.) and is Twenty minutes from the opposite end of Regina.
  2. No Condo Fees - You read correctly! You won't be paying those pesky condo fee living here! They add up over time!
  3. Parks and Recreation - No not the show with the same name, located within walking distance are two major parks as well as several walking and running paths. A great place to raise a family.
  4. We Include a Single Detached Garage - No more parking your precious F-150 ourside during our -50 winters. These houses come with a garage so you don't have to build one yourself!
  5. The Price Includes Air Conditioning, Lawyer Fees, Blinds and $4,000 Appliance Package - When you choose to live in Kittyhawk lane in Regina we're going to take care of you.  

Kittyhawk Lane Panorama

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Nov. 17, 2016

Welcome to the Brand New Walter Scott Building in Moose Jaw

Walter Scott building Moose Jaw

Welcome to the brand new renovated Walter Scott Building in Moose Jaw. It's been a long time coming, the Walter Scott is a Heritage building and as such we didn't want to touch the outside look. The inside however underwent and entire makeover. You enjoy a newly renovated apartment with all the amenities. You're in the heart of the city with the best view of Moose Jaw. We can gaurantee it.

Come see what all the buzz was about, see the rise of the Walter Scott building in Moose Jaw. 

Interior of a room in the Walter Scott building

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Oct. 26, 2016

Looking For A Garage In Regina? You've Found It!

Looking for a garage in Regina? Look no further, Zarkor Construction is here!

Garages in Regina

We build them from scratch. We use local suppliers for the wood and we've done enough now you know you're getting a great product! 

Garages in Regina

Finally a place to park in the Winter! Or maybe its that workshop you've always wanted, either way, a Zarkor garage will stand the test of time and add resale value to your property. You never know what to expect during a Saskatchewan Winter, don't leave it to chance, park your car in your brand new Zarkor garage. 

Garages built in Regina

Garages in Regina

 

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