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A different twist in the Saskatoon condo conversion saga

In spite of the fact that approval has been obtained and the Kelsey Apartments have been separately titled, the building’s owner, Victory Majors Investment Co. has decided to abandon its plans to sell the units off. Kay Nasser, founder of the company has announced that they will hold onto all 77 units and rent them out.


The original plan was to create “luxury condo units,” but skyrocketing construction costs got in the way. Nasser told Star Phoenix business editor, Murray Lyons, “The market wasn’t there and we couldn’t get people to do the work. It was getting prohibitively expensive.”


The Kelsey has been renamed, the “Phoenix” and the property manager will begin showing the vacant 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments to prospective renters this weekend.


Given the extremely low vacancy rates for apartments in Saskatoon, I think we can see this as a pretty positive story. Does it finally make more sense for owners to hold and rent the apartments that they own? Could this be the first sign of a turn around that works in favour of local renters? Only time will tell, but in the mean time, 77 new apartment vacancies certainly can’t hurt.


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Norm Fisher

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Norm Fisher, Author of the TeamFisher Saskatoon Real Estate Blog

About Norm

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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