Jan. 22, 2019

What is a Blueskin waterproofing membrane and Weeping Tile?

This video goes over what blueskin waterproofing membrane is and how weeping tile works. We visit a new development in The Creeks in Regina's East End to take a look at how this can help to protect your basement from water damage.

The blueskin that is placed against the ICF foundation keeps water away from the house foundation and directs it into the weeping tile drainage system.  The weeping tile runs all the way around the footing of the house. The water drains from the weeping tile into the sump pump pit which is located in the basement utility room of the house.  It is then pumped out of the house by the sump pump.  This method is used to remove water away from the foundation of the house.  

About Me

Hi, I’m Ryan.  I was born and raised in Regina, SK, Canada. I am a REALTOR®, real estate investor, active community member and minor hockey coach who is truly passionate about the city where I work, play and live.  I would describe the people who live in the Prairies as friendly, generous and always make time to say hello or stop to chat. Whether out in a coffee shop, out walking the dog at Wascana Park, or even at a Rider Game, the people of Regina show what kindness is all about. That’s what I love about this community.   

After playing five years in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and three years for the University of Regina Cougars, my competitive nature drives me to get the best value for my clients. When you join my team, I commit to doing whatever it takes to ensure that your expectations are met.  

While pursuing my Business Administration degree, I worked in the construction industry in the summers off.  I was always a hands-on person, and it was during this time that I figured out that I wanted to be in the real estate industry.  I just didn’t know where I would fit in.   

I ‘really’ got my start in real estate when I purchased my first multi-family rental property that had four suites and have since continued to expand my portfolio. The experience that I learned from maintaining the buildings, collecting rent and multiple renovation projects helps me to provide valuable advice.  I don’t look at real estate the same way as your average REATLOR®; this is why selling or buying The Bender Way is unlike other experiences. 

Using my knowledge, I want to ease the fear and stress of buying or selling a home and make this a smooth and hassle free process for you. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, an experienced real estate investor, buying and selling is an exciting time. Together, let’s make it that way!

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Jan. 20, 2019

Douglas Park

One of Regina’s older communities in the southeast is Douglas Park. This area features many beautiful detached homes.

Douglas Park holds the best location, it is close to many recreational facilities and it is not far away from downtown. Within short walking distance is Wascana park, the science centre, Kramer Imax Theatre, Tartan Curling Club, Leibel field, an athletic complex which includes a running track, jump pits and much more.

Kids will love Candy Cane park which is close by and perfect for playing at after school. There are four schools within the area, Douglas Park Elementary School, École du Parc Elementary School, Miller Comprehensive High School and Balfour Collegiate.

 

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Aug. 16, 2018

Whitmore Park

The Whitmore Park neighbourhood, located in the South end, was part of the city post war expansion. The neighbourhood began development in the 1950’s when there was a need for more residential housing. The area features many cul-de-sacs, single-detached housing and houses built on larger lots. 

Whitmore park has close access to the University of Regina, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic, great for students. The neighbourhood is within walking distance to all Albert Street Amenities such as grocery stores, restaurants, Southland Mall and is just a short distance from Massey Pool. Whitmore Park also has three elementary schools, St. Matthew school, Grant Road Elementary School, École Massey elementary school and one high school, Campbell Collegiate. These schools have playgrounds, baseball diamonds, basketball courts and more, perfect for kids to play at after school. 

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Aug. 13, 2018

Lakeview

Lakeview

One of Regina’s oldest neighbourhoods, well known for its tree lined streets, is Lakeview, located in the south end of the city. In 1904, this area was just farmland until it was sold to the government to build the Legislative Building on and the remaining land was used to start the development of what is now Lakeview. Lakeview was seen as Reginas “Finest Residential District” and many families started to build larger homes throughout the neighbourhood. Development in the area was slow and scattered and development wasn’t actually finished until the late 1960’s.  

The neighbourhood now has three elementary schools, Lakeview Elementary School, Argyle Elementary School, and École St. Pius and one high school; Sheldon Williams Collegiate. Lakeview has plenty of green space including Les Sherman Park and Kiwanis Waterfall Park, perfect for kidsto play at, and a par three golf course! 

 

Lakeview is close to all Albert Street amenities, such as shopping, public transit, grocery stores and restaurants. It is the perfect place to call home.

 

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July 1, 2018

112 Rock Pointe Cres, Pilot Butte, SK - Ryan Bender, Regina REALTOR®

**SOLD**

This luxurious 1820 sq/ft, 5 bed, 3 bath bungalow with a finished basement and triple attached garage is country living at it’s finest. It’s located in Rock Pointe Estates only 10 minutes from Regina just outside of Pilot Butte. As you walk into this spotless home you are greeted with a large front entrance with ceramic tile flooring, maple hand railing with steel spindles and a walk in closet.

The living area offers handscraped hardwood flooring with a wood burning fireplace that has stone from the floor to ceiling. Directly off the dining room there is a covered maintenance free deck overlooking the yard. The upgraded kitchen has a spacious 4’ X 9’ situp island, tiled backsplash, maple cabinets with granite countertops, a walk in pantry and stainless steel appliances.

The bedroom layout has the master bedroom separated from the other two main floor bedrooms. In the master bedroom there is an 4-piece ensuite that has a corner jacuzzi tub with a custom tiled shower and a large walk in closet. There are two additional bedrooms on the main floor with a 4-piece bathroom and a laundry room.

The finished basement has a large recreational room with a projector and wet bar with a dishwasher and mini fridge. There are two huge bedrooms, one that is currently used as a fitness room with a large walk in closet. The walkout basement allows you to exit the home into a screened in patio area with a hot tub. The triple attached garage is finished and has infloor heat along with the basement.

There is an additional 35’X50’ shop that is drywalled, has 14’ walls, a radiant tube heater, epoxy floor coating and a 14’X 12’ door. The captivating 3.5 acre yard has seen most of the landscaping completed with a combination of sod with a sprinkler system, seeded grass, rock, brick walkway with a patio and brick retaining walls with aluminum railing. There is also a chain link fence throughout most of the yard.

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June 11, 2018

Uplands

Welcome to Uplands 

This long standing community is in the north end of Regina. Following World War II, there was a sudden increase in Regina’s population. This created a need for new housing and prompted the development of suburban neighbourhoods such as Uplands. This neighbourhood was built in the 1970’s and is still continuing to grow with the recent development of Kensington Greens.

 One of the most popular features of this neighbourhood is Mount Pleasant Sport Park. This major sports facility offers baseball and softball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts and more! There are other green spaces across the community with more recreational opportunities such as informal walking paths, tobogganing hills, play structures and outdoor rinks. 

 Uplands is close to all north end amenities such as the Northgate Mall, Albert Street, and is only a 15 minute drive from downtown Regina! The neighbourhood also offers two public elementary schools Ruth Pawson School and M.J Caldwell Elementary School, and one separate elementary school, St. Gregory School.

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April 30, 2018

5 Things to do in Regina

 

5 Things to do in Regina

1. Royal Saskatchewan Museum 

In 1906, Saskatchewans first museum was established, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. The museums purpose is to help build an understanding of the provinces natural history and aboriginal cultures. The Museums most popular exhibit is Megamunch, a robotic Tyrannosaurus rex. Megamunch is the first of his kind in Canada. Admission to the museum is by donation which goes to the museums programs, exhibits and research. Open daily from 9:30-5.

2. Saskatchewan Science Centre

The Saskatchewan Science Centre is an interactive science museum. Located in a former power plant, this science museum has been open since 1989. With many different exhibits, this place can entertain kids for hours on end. In 1991, the Kramer IMAX theatre was added. Open year round, the science centre is the largest family attraction in Saskatchewan. Over spring break, February break and summer vacation, day camps are offered for kids ages 6-11 for 5 days, kids will participate in science activities throughout the day.

3. Wascana Centre

Wascana Centre is a beautiful park built around Wascana Lake. Within the 930 hectares of park are numerous building such as the Legislative Building, Royal Saskatchewan museum, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Science Centre and the University of Regina. Wascana Centre also includes Candy Cane park which is perfect for kids to play while families barbecue in one of the many picnic areas. Walking around Wascana Lake is perfect for a relaxing walk, you will come across the beauty of nature and different species of birds.

4. Globe Theatre

This theatre in the round puts on a variety of musicals and pays are put on for all to go watch. Founded in 1966 by Ken and Sue Kramer, Globe Theatre was the first professional theatre company in the province, now it is the largest arts organization in Saskatchewan. Globe Theatre is located in the Prince Edward building. A former post office and former city hall was once referred to as the Old City Hall Mall until Prince Edward visited Globe Theatre. The building currently holds boutiques, a restaurant and the theatre.

5.Mackenzie Art Gallery

The Mackenzie Art Gallery is Saskatchewans oldest art gallery, this gallery offers artwork from local and international artists. The gallery holds a collection of over 4500 pieces of artwork from artists such as Picasso, Rodin, Edvard Munch and a Canadian collection from artists such as Greg Curnoe, Dorothy Knowles, Joe Fafard and more. Every year over 70, 000 people visit the Mackenzie Art Gallery each year. A gift shop is found within in the gallery with unique gifts from top Canadian designers. Each purchase made in the gift shop goes towards supporting the galleries exhibitions and programs. The gallery is open for educational programs and free public tours. 

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April 5, 2018

Richmond Place

Richmond Place

Richmond Place is part of the Arcola East neighbourhood, the largest in the city by area and population.  Development began in the 1980's and consists primarily of single family detached homes.  Selinger Park is just one of the open green spaces in Richmond Place, great for sports or playing with your dog.  There's playgrounds for the children and a great walking and bike path that follows Wascana Creek. Keep your eyes open you never what kind of wildlife you'll see! 

Most children in the area attend WS Hawrylak school which offers english and french immersion programs as well as after school entertainment with a spray pad, tennis courts and a playground.  High school students head to Campbell, Balfour or Miller. 

Richmond Place is close to all east end amenities including Costco, Winners, a growing number of restaurants and the Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre. 

If you don't want to venture too far from home, a little strip mall on Assiniboine Ave offers a convenience store and hair salon as well as the office of Christine Tell, MLA for Regina Wascana Plains. 

Richmond Place is a well established neighbourhood with a little something for everyone!

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March 22, 2018

Albert Park

Albert Park 

Albert park, is one of the largest neighbourhoods in Regina and is home to over 11,000 people.  The growth in the area began after the Second World War when Regina saw an increase in population.  It created a sudden demand for more residential housing and Albert Park was where many of the new homes were built in the 1950’s and 60’s. Apartments were soon added providing more affordable housing for families and the neighbourhood continued to grow. 

Today, this south Regina neighbourhood offers amenities such as the Southland Mall, grocery stores, gas stations, medical offices, frequent bus service and numerous restaurants as well as quick access to the ring road and Albert Street and other parts of the city.   

Families in the area have options for schooling with Montessori School, Dr. A.E. Perry School or Deshaye Catholic School.  As for recreation, check out Realtor Park with it's spray pad, tennis courts,  playground, soccer pitches and outdoor fitness park. The children will love it! And close by is the South Leisure Centre with a gym, multi purpose room, board and craft room.   

Albert Park has something for everyone! 

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March 14, 2018

Edgewater

Edgewater- The Perfect Place To Call Home

Located in the west end of Regina, next to the Wascana Creek and the Joanne Goulet Golf Course is Regina’s neighbourhood Edgewater. Edgewater is an ideal neighbourhood for first time or move up buyers as it is close to downtown Regina, retail and grocery stores. Going right through Edgewater is Sherwood Drive. You will have convenient access to a Safeway with a Starbucks, Shell Gas Station, Dollarama and other stores along Sherwood Drive. With plenty of options with homes including attached garages, homes with detached garages and front verandas or homes with fantastic views of Wascana Creek, it will be easy finding a home to suit your dream lifestyle. Located in the centre of the neighbourhood you will find Baker Park, a green space that is perfect for playing with pets, playing sports and it includes a playground which is ideal for your kids to play at.

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