Real estate apps for Google Glass will change the way you see housing

Check this new application for Google Glass, created by a U.S. home search site, Trulia. The app notifies users when they’re near a home that matches their pre-selected home search criteria. It can read written descriptions aloud and allows house hunters to flip through images of the home with a simple swipe on the side of the internet enabled device. If you like the look of what you see, call up some directions and stroll on over. Naturally, the application can quickly connect you to the seller’s agent by phone or email for answers to your questions or to schedule a viewing.

I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email.

Our Saskatoon home search tool offers MLS® listings represented by all real estate brands, presented with more detail than you’ll find anywhere else. Check it out here.

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate

Saskatoon home buyers to be featured on HGTV's Urban Suburban

HGTV Canada is looking for a couple of Saskatoon area home buyers who may be interested in participating in upcoming episodes of Urban Suburban that will be shot in Saskatoon later this year.

Produced by Force Four Entertainment Inc., Urban Suburban is hosted by real estate agents and siblings Sarah Daniels and Philip DuMoulin. In each half-hour episode a family or couple that can’t agree between a home in the city or one in the suburbs turn to Sarah and Philip who go head-to-head to find the properties that they think their clients will love. Sarah takes on the suburbs while Philip champions the city, and after touring homes the buyers pick their urban or suburban favourites by factoring in price, space, convenience and lifestyle. Eventually, they decide on the perfect home and neighbourhood for their needs – and either Sarah or Philip will come out a winner.

How intense! 🙂

Are you interested in being on the show?

Start by sending an email to casting@forcefour.com with the following:

  • The reason for your move.
  • Areas that you’re considering and why.
  • Your approximate budget.
  • A photo of your family.
  • Your contact information.

Break a leg there, superstar!

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate

Forty-seven percent of couples argue about cleaning: Cool house cleaning facts

It’s not everyday that you think about house cleaning. Well, actually, you probably do think about house cleaning most days but I expect that it’s rare that you actually think about house cleaning facts outside of the regular scrubbing, dusting, washing and such. I stumbled across this awesome infographic today that details some interesting facts about house cleaning and I thought I’d share it here.

The infographic was produced by the Golden Shine Cleaning Company in San Diego. While you may never have the opportunity to use their services at home, you may find their website handy, particularly their archive of blog articles where you’ll find all kinds of great house cleaning articles, several on health friendly ways to clean.

Strange stories – House mistakenly demolished while owner on holidays

After spending “several weeks” renovating his Pittsburgh home, Andre Hall took a break for the holidays. When he returned he found a backhoe sitting where his house used to be. It seems that a demolition order that had been withdrawn by the court after Hall bought the house as a rehab project was mistakenly executed leaving the Hall family with nothing.

This isn’t the first time this kind of thing has happened. Here’s a similar story from Winnipeg where a prospective buyer apparently demolished a property before the purchase contract was signed.

$5900 luxury toilet does most of the bathroom work for you

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This fine piece of bathroom technology is built for those with more money than brains they know what to do with. However, if you’re looking to raise the level of comfort in the loo and you’ve got some bucks to throw around this toilet may be worth a look.

First of all, it sees you coming. As you approach the toilet, the lid begins to lift automatically and the seat warmer comes to life practically begging you to take a seat. Nighttime use brings additional surprises as the exterior of the bowl softly illuminates itself when you head its way. The interior is lit as well, a perfect feature for light duty deposits contributed by those who prefer to stand. He who stands misses at least half of the fun that this amazing toilet has to offer. Take a seat and it begins to make beautiful music eliminating all of the awkwardness that a silent bathroom brings at times like these. Odors are no problem either. The scented double deodorizer kicks into high gear to cover up that which cannot be masked by song. Finish your business and activate the hygienic cleaning device that treats the posterior to a warm water wash providing a “feeling of cleanliness like never before.” The warm air dryer leaves you feeling, well, dry. As you might expect of a unit of this caliber, the toilet completes its operation by flushing automatically and lowering the lid as you leave. This lid can’t be left up on purpose.

If you have $5900 U.S. that you can spare for a toilet, check it out here.

Read also: An aquarium in your toilet?

I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email.

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate