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Tips for Buying, Selling and Renovating this Spring

Released on May 14, 2015

Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA) wants people to think about big financial decisions before spending their hard-earned money.

Many people have to borrow large sums of money to purchase a home.  Before obtaining a mortgage make sure to know the costs, penalties and fees.  If you use a mortgage broker or mortgage associate, make sure they are licensed.  To check licenses visit

Real Estate Agents:
If you are using an agent to buy or sell property, make sure they are registered with the Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission.  To check registration visit

Contractors and Renovations:
Contractors and home renovations often go hand-in-hand.  Before consumers draw up an agreement, they should get a few quotes, check references and make sure the contractor has damage and liability insurance.  A little research can save people money, time and heartache.

The mortgage and mortgage broker/associate, real estate professional and contractor tips will be shared via twitter @SKGov and

For further information regarding mortgages, mortgage brokers or associates, real estate professionals and contractors please visit


For more information, contact:

Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority
Phone: 306-798-4160

Matthew Barton
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority
Phone: 306-787-6067

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