The Saskatchewan population is experiencing its greatest growth since 1921, increasing by more than 22,000 people in the past year to nearly 1,080,000 people. Read more here.
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Canada’s largest bank is forecasting Saskatchewan to post 3.6 per cent economic growth this year – second best in the country behind Alberta – then take the lead position among the provinces next year with four per cent growth. Read more here.
The educational model for becoming a real estate agent in the province of Saskatchewan changed on July 1, 2012. This post outlines the new requirements for entry with the most recent costs. All requirements and prices are valid at the date of publication and are subject to change, without notice, at the discretion of the [...]
The population of our province grew by 20,000 (April to April), the most growth in any one-year period since 1930. As of April 1, Saskatchewan’s population was estimated to be 1,073,083. Read more.
In 2011, Saskatoon and Regina both saw housing starts increase to levels not seen since the early 1980′s, according to a senior market analyst for the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Builders in Saskatoon started construction on 1,608 single-family homes and 1,386 multi-family dwellings for a total of 2,994 homes, up from 2,381 last [...]
There seems to be a growing consensus that Saskatchewan is poised for growth and several economists expect our province to lead in 2012. Is economic growth a good thing? Here’s an interesting perspective.
RBC’s third quarter Housing Trends and Affordability study showed “modest improvements” in housing affordability for Canadians as global financial markets continued to face uncertainty and interest rates crept lower. The following is an excerpt from the report on Saskatchewan: Although RBC’s affordability measures for Saskatchewan continue to be above their long-term averages, widespread improvement was [...]
Saskatoon home values have increased by 163 percent since the turn of the current century, claiming one of the highest levels of price growth in Canada, according to a report released today by Remax. Only Regina and Edmonton saw greater appreciation over the same period of time as prices climbed 175 percent and 165 percent, [...]
Last week, I wrote a brief post providing details on the Saskatchewan Party’s plan to provide a tax credit to first-time home buyers that would save then up to $1,100 when purchasing their first home. I’ve just been reviewing the housing strategy for the New Democratic Party (NDP), which is substantially more comprehensive. According to [...]
From the Star Phoenix website today: “The Saskatchewan Party says a new tax credit for first-time homebuyers would make home ownership a little more affordable. On the campaign trail in Regina on Thursday, Premier Brad Wall pledged to introduce a non-refundable income tax credit to all first-time homebuyers that would result in an income tax [...]
Lower borrowing costs in the final quarter of 2010 helped drive a “modest” improvement to housing affordability for Canadians, even though house prices saw small increases across most of the nation during that time, a new report from RBC Economics states. The slight improvements are likely short lived as interest rates have recently started to [...]