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Trusted Regina team brags about James Wruth a Trusted Regina REALTOR®

The Trusted Regina team is thrilled to brag about our newest Trusted Regina REALTOR®. We are thrilled to welcome James Wruth to the Trusted Regina Community of business operated with integrity.  James Wruth is a Trusted Regina Real Estate expert



James Wruth of RE/MAX An Expert At Your Side

James Wruth is one of Regina’s most trusted and top-selling Realtors. A member of Remax Crown Real Estate since 2006, James works with families, individuals, investors, and developers in the purchase and sale of residential properties. Since 2006, James has been a consistent Top Producing Realtor, and he has been awarded numerous prestigious distinctions including Re/Max 100% Club distinction, Platinum Sales Award, and Remax Hall of Fame induction.







A Regina real estate professional known for his extensive market knowledge and his unmatched devotion to his clients, James’s success is based almost exclusively on client referrals. He earns the respect and loyalty of his clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering them honest and candid advice.

"James is an outstanding Realtor who takes the time to provide unbiased advice around any properties we were looking at in order for us to make an informed decision. His attention to detail professionalism patient manner allowed both my wife and I to confidently assess options and we could rely on him to provide pros and cons while keeping in mind our needs for our perfect home. James always went the extra mile. You have created raving fans out of us both " - Colin Romano- Regional Manager Investment and Retirement planning - RBC Royal Bank 


James Wruth believes that relationships are more important than transactions and he has built his Regina real estate business around that philosophy. 
 
When we sat down with James our team was immediately impressed with his authenticity and professionalism. He has over 15 years in the Regina real estate industry and is clearly an expert who loves what he does. He shared that he has worked diligently to build the business over the years, apart from when he took a year off in 2016-2017. This was because James made the decision to put his career on hold and spend as much time as he could with his father before he passed away in September of 2017. James is a family man through and through and he is a proud father to 3 daughters.  

Community Support.


James Wruth is committed to supporting the community and actively supports many Regina non-profits and charities,  including Children’s Miracle NetworkHospitals of Regina FoundationSouls Harbour Rescue MissionThe Royal Canadian Legion and the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation.


He believes in personalized one-on-one service to fully understand you, your real estate goals and to be 100% accountable to you. If you are looking for a real estate agent who works tirelessly on your behalf and always offers honest and candid advice then James is a perfect choice. 



"The responsibility of selling your home in Regina and area does not come lightly to me. I understand the effort and challenges that surround the decision to sell your current property, and I will provide the real estate expertise, resources and strategies to guide you through it seamlessly. I'm here to provide you with the guidance you need to feel confident and absolute certainty that you are in the right hands." James Wruth


Sell Your Home For The Best Possible Price, With The Least Amount Of Time and Stress!

James Wruth Is A Trusted Regina Estate Agent



Trusted Regina Property Management Company CH Living Regina Rental Property Spotlight - Willowcrest Apartments

 CH Living is Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company With The Best Regina Apartments For Rent! CH Living takes big steps to make their properties a great place to live and call home. They want your Regina apartment rental experience to be positive and long-lasting. Many of their buildings are conveniently located in downtown Regina. The focus of the CH Living Team is on renovations, preventative maintenance, quality materials, and communication. In this article, they shine the spotlight on one of their Regina Properties with apartments to rent Willowcrest Apartments.  


CH LIVING PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT - WILLOWCREST APARTMENTS



This quiet building is ideal for seniors and is situated on Rae Street, just 2 blocks from the Southland Mall. A short walk to many grocery stores, including Save On Foods, which is literally across the street. There are many restaurants and stores close by and the area is well served by Regina Transit.  The building is close to Parkside Extendicare and most errands can be accomplished on foot. This building is professionally maintained by the live-in caretaker Damon Kramer who does a fantastic job keeping tenants happy, and the buildings in smooth operation. Damon puts full care, attention and effort into everything he is involved in. His organization skills allow him to follow-up with tasks accurately and on time, and having a solid background in construction allows him to fix and maintain better than most


This 46 Suite building has 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites available - Foor plans at Willowcrest Apartments range from 680-1000 sqft.

WILLOWCREST APARTMENT AMENITIES














COMING SOON 

New features coming soon to Willowcrest include: updated common areas, fully renovated main floor lobby for fun and relaxing afternoons with family or friends, large brand new gym, and recreation room for those big events

  • Flexible tenancy agreements are available.
  • Security Deposit is equal to one month's rent. 
  • Small Pets are allowed! 

 CH Living is Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company




CH Living Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company Shares 10 Qualities Of A Dream Tenant.

 CH Living is Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company With The Best Regina Apartments For Rent! CH Living takes big steps to make their properties a great place to live and call home. They want your Regina apartment rental experience to be positive and long-lasting. Many of their buildings are conveniently located in downtown Regina. The focus of the CH Living Team is on renovations, preventative maintenance, quality materials, and communication. In this helpful article, they share the 10 qualities of a dream tenant. 


A good landlord will go to great lengths to find a qualified tenant for their rental property. Qualified tenants are those that have a proven track record of financial responsibility and rule-abiding behaviour, indicating their ability to pay rent and not damage the property. But a great landlord will hope for more than just a good credit score and clean criminal background in their tenants. Although difficult to screen for, there are certain qualities that can make a renter stand out as the perfect tenant in their landlord’s eyes.

10 Qualities Of A Dream Tenant


#1 PAY YOUR RENT.

Better yet, pay rent on time! The landlord-tenant relationship revolves around regular rent payments in exchange for a place to live, and making on-time rent payments is one of the most important jobs for which a tenant is responsible. Most likely, your landlord depends on the rent to make the mortgage payment on the rental property so paying rent late can be a financial burden for your landlord. 

#2 TREAT THE PROPERTY LIKE YOUR OWN.

Taking pride in ownership of your rental property by taking care of it will not only ensure the return of your security deposit but also should be reflected in a great landlord recommendation should you decide to move in the future. Normal wear and tear is expected, but preventing tenant-caused property damage is ideal.

#3 COMMUNICATE MAINTENANCE ISSUES.

Even a small leak can turn into a big expensive problem for a landlord. A dream tenant will notify their landlord when they notice any maintenance issue that requires attention. Landlords can provide easy options for tenants to submit maintenance requests online, which can easily be tracked and monitored until the issue is resolved.

#4 DON’T BE HIGH MAINTENANCE.

While a landlord values great communication from their tenant, a renter who constantly complains or requires special attention is a pain. In most cases, you will not be your landlord’s only tenant and only priority. Try to resolve problems on your own, as long as they follow lease terms, before bothering your landlord.

#5 DON’T LET SOMEONE LIVE WITH YOU WHO ISN’T ON THE LEASE.

The lease agreement is designed to protect both the landlord and the tenants. It needs to be signed by anyone over 18 living in the rental property. A good tenant will not sneak in secret roommates and should notify their landlord if they plan on hosting any long-term guests.

#6 KEEP THE RENTAL CLEAN.

A dream tenant will keep the property sanitary as to not invite pest infestation or cause property damage. If the tenant does not keep a clean home, the landlord may deduct the amount paid for extermination or repairs from the tenant’s security deposit per the lease terms.

#7 RENEW THE LEASE.

Managing tenant turnover is expensive and time-consuming for a landlord. A dream tenant will want to renew their lease agreement and hopefully live at the same rental property for a long time. In a perfect world, they would meet every quality of a perfect tenant making the long-term tenancy even more ideal.

#8 KEEP UP WITH TENANT MAINTENANCE.

While the majority of maintenance responsibilities fall on the landlord, tenants may be required to maintain some appliances, manage lawn care, change air filters or replace smoke detector batteries. A great tenant will not only understand and agree to these terms but will actually do it! A tenant’s maintenance responsibilities should be outlined in the rental agreement so they understand their contractual obligation in regards to maintaining the property properly.

#9 FOLLOW LEASE TERMS.

A standard lease will prohibit any illegal activity on the property or any behavior that threatens the safety of the community. A good tenant will uphold these rules as well as other lease terms. Other lease terms that a bad tenant might break typically involve pets or obnoxious parties that disturb other renter’s right to enjoy a quiet environment. Beyond the failure to pay rent, lease violations like these constitute legitimate grounds for eviction, which is expensive and stressful for all landlords.

#10 HAVE RENTERS INSURANCE.

Not only will renters insurance help cover the cost of replacing a tenant’s stolen or damaged personal possessions, it can also cover the cost of damage caused to the property by negligence. A great tenant will have renters insurance so the homeowner isn’t left with a bill due to a tenant being unable to cover the cost of damage to the property or court fees.  The good news is, renters insurance is extremely affordable and costs less than a few cups of coffee a month. Contact CH Living's sister company Campbell & Haliburton Insurance! 

PLUS ONE BONUS ONE – BE HONEST!

The most important quality of a good tenant is honesty. Honesty is so important, it gets its own section beyond the top ten.

If something happens that negatively affects your financial situation and rent becomes unaffordable, a landlord will appreciate honest communication about the issue. While a tenant isn’t required to share all their personal information with their landlord, they are required to pay their rent throughout the lease term. If rent payments suddenly stop showing up, the landlord will have no choice but to move forward with an eviction. If you think we missed anything for what it takes to be a dream tenant, let us know in the comments!

 CH Living is Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company


The Trusted Regina Team Brag About CH Living Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company


CH Living Joins Trusted Regina In The Regina Real Estate Category


The Trusted Regina Directory team is thrilled to brag about our newest Regina partner in our Regina Real Estate Category. We would like to welcome and introduce you to CH Living Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company With The Best Regina Apartments For Rent! 

CH Living take big steps to make their properties a great place to live and call home. They want your Regina apartment rental experience to be positive and long lasting. Many of their buildings are conveniently located in downtown Regina. The focus of the CH Living Team is on renovations, preventative maintenance, quality materials, and communication. That became very apparent when we were speaking to past and current residents as part of the unique Trusted Regina verification process. The folks we spoke to were very impressed with the buildings, the amenities and the helpful and friendly staff at CH Living. 

" I've lived here for a little over six months and have nothing but good to say. From property manager CH Living's staff to caretakers Gale & Dean, they are all so responsive to tenant inquiries. The building itself is quiet and well kept. Lobby was updated a few years ago, as are all the suites as folks move out. Security is good, outside parking nearby. Location can't be beat, between downtown and Wascana Park, and also near the little Broadway strip with grocery store. Shoppers Drug Mart and 7-11 one block away. All manner of salons and spas in the Transition neighbourhood. All appliances are new, air conditioning works, balcony and sunset is a bonus."- L. Zwart - Regina


CH Living has numerous properties with rental units in Regina and they literally have something for everyone. They have number of properties that have apartment rentals for adults only, many of the CH Living Properties are focused on the needs of independent senior living, and they also have several family friendly buildings. You can check out all CH Living properties as well as a list of current Regina apartments available for rent on their website here. If you would like more information on any of the properties or want join a waiting list for a building, simply contact Quinn, Cindy and the CH leasing team, they will be happy to assist.  

A History Of Trust In An Industry Full Of Horror Stories


The “CH” in CH Living is synonymous with Campbell & Haliburton - the CH Group - this is the parent company that was established in 1957, the company has been a landmark to the Regina Cathedral community, and includes sister companies, Campbell & Haliburton InsuranceCH Living and CH Built ( a disaster remediation & renovation company that also does the ongoing maintenance on the CH Living properties). The CH group has a stellar reputation and the integrity starts at the top, with the CH Group President,  John Grant. 

John is a visionary and deeply committed to providing opportunities that benefit all members of society. He is passionate about creating opportunities and a path for success for people living in social exclusion. His dedication and ongoing commitment to our children and families make him a unique and outstanding individual. John was the recipient of the 2021 Association Of Fundraising Professionals ( AFP ) Outstanding Community Partner Award. Learn more about him in the video below. 




Trusted Regina  warmly welcomes John and the CH Living team to the Regina directory of excellence and we are proud to give them the ‘Thumbs Up’! See all they do and read more reviews by clicking on the link below! 

Location, Community, Exceptional Quality ...It's Your Home.

CH Living is Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company



Trusted Regina Financial Advisor John Barabe explains Inflation.

John Barabe has an unwavering commitment to quality and service which has enabled him to build and retain a successful practice in Regina. He and his team believe that planning with honesty and integrity are cornerstones to improving clients' quality of life. He applies his knowledge to help clients make the right choices when considering all the product and service options that exist in today's marketplace.  In this article, he gives us a little perspective and insight while ansewring the question does inflation matter.

Does INFLATION matter?


Let’s simplify inflation with a silly story: The U.S. government just printed and deposited 1 billion dollars into everyone’s chequing account. The first thing that happened is a 5-mile-long lineup at the Ferrari dealer. But, will the Ferrari dealers sell their expensive cars at yesterday's price? Not a chance, because the currency is now nearly worthless. 

 Above sports cars, there are exotic sports cars—and then there’s the LaFerrari! Base model starting at $1,420,112 U.S.

The purpose of my above silly story was to emphasize that printing does cause inflation. Further to that point, 78% of all money the U.S. has ever created was printed since January 2021. Please note that the M2 money supply chart was recently discontinued. I wonder why? What is the value of anything that can be produced for nothing?


Okay, enough theory. Commodities broke out to the upside (by Michael Oliver’s criteria) in October and are currently up ~28% since that breakout. He is predicting a ~50% climb in less than a year and we are on pace for his prediction to play out. 

As commodities are the basis for everything we consume, does it not make sense that costs (actual inflation) will also be increasing by about this amount? 

We have known for a long time that Statistics Canada and BLS (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) understate inflation. Check out shadowstats.com (see below chart) and the Chapwood index for carefully calculated inflation (both of these independent sources calculate inflation amounts and their results roughly confirm each other and dispel the official calculation).

Understating inflation is done to save the government billions a year. Think about union negotiations when the official inflation is only 1%. This creates unfortunate negative effects, the payout of social programs and pension plans to name a few. Over time we end up with way less income than “actual” inflation would dictate we should have. 

What if inflation, real inflation, were to be 50% from October 2020 to October 2021 (matching the increase in commodities as discussed above)? If this were the case, I would guess that Stats Canada and the BLS would have to increase their official numbers higher, much higher. After all, there is a limit to how far you can pull the wool over people’s eyes.

If “official” inflation were to become 12% (still way below the above “potential” actual) a 5-year GIC (guaranteed investment certificate) becomes ~16% and mortgage rates would jump to ~20% (there is a profit spread for banks). A $1,905 a month payment ($500,000 house with a high ratio $450,000 mortgage at 2%) would become $7,267 a month

The likely outcome for many homes would be that the bank now owns them as this payment is much too high. The bank would then attempt to sell it to recapture the debt lent out.

House prices are dictated by the affordability of the monthly payment. For example, $7,267 is not affordable. Assuming $1,900 is still affordable the $500,000 house would have to fall in price (using the same high ratio 90% mortgage - now $120,000) to $135,000. That is a drop in value of -73% or a $365,000 loss. 

Our money forms the bank's reserve (bank deposits are unsecured loans to the bank/credit union/trust company). It does not matter if we deposit to savings, chequing or locked in for a time period. From our deposits, the banks loan money out at huge leverage. I was shocked when I looked up the reserve that Canadian banks set aside. It seemed as though it was a secret (finding specifics was nearly impossible). The reserve is apparently 0.62% on average for Canadian banks. Less than one percent. Let’s make it 1% to simplify how leveraged the banks are. 

For every $100 in deposits, they loan out $100/0.01 = $10,000. All the banks need to lose is $100 of their $10,000 block of debt to be bankrupt. Considering the above losses with only a 12% inflation rate, I believe that is a real risk. 

In addition to the above, the actual amount that CDIC (Canada Deposit Insurance Corp.) could cover in a system-wide banking collapse (which would likely be the result of 12% inflation) is $6737 per $100,000. It is just not designed for a system-wide collapse. I do believe the money needed will be printed but is that not what caused the problem in the first place? I believe more printing will not solve the problem but will make the problem worse.

Also think about the effect of your money sitting in the bank. If inflation is way higher than the understated official number, deposits are not being compensated. After tax and inflation, what will you gain? Or will you suffer a guaranteed loss? 

Why is it that no one is telling you about this but me? Why is this not front-page news? Should GIC’s still be rated low risk?

So, does inflation matter? I will let you decide. There is more to this story, much more. As this plays out, we will be here every step of the way. Our objective is to guide each of you to the best of our ability and do everything we can to protect and grow your wealth. This is evident with the strategies and investments that are recommended (and more than likely implemented) already.


If you have any questions, or just want to catch up, please feel free to touch base by email, phone or with an in-office appointment. 

John Barabe and his team carefully consider your needs, goals and dreams in order to implement a well-constructed financial strategy, so that you can have peace of mind about your hard-earned money and financial future. They can simplify your life by addressing your complete financial well-being, which encompasses everything from:

John Barabe is a Trusted Financial Advisor



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