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Saskatchewan conditions characteristic of balanced market: CMHC

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation(CMHC) released it Canadian Housing Market Outlook for 2010 today predicting residential resale activity across Canada will grow by just less than five percent to 486,700 while new housing starts rise by roughly as much to 175,150. According to CMHC the average price of a resale home in Canada reached $342,231 in the fourth quarter of 2009 as sales rose ahead of new listings but Canada’s national housing agency expects price increases to lose steam as “new listings catch up to sales and more balanced conditions return.”


In Saskatchewan, a more balanced market will be driven by continued population growth, CMHC predicts. They expect the province’s numbers to grow by ten thousand in 2010 and 2011, a combined result of positive inter-provincial and international migration. CMHC sees single-family housing starts in the province reaching 3,150, up from 2,829 in 2009, and MLS sales growing to 11,500 from 10,856 last year. “Considerable choice” will see price growth of resale homes moderate as they gain just 2.3% to reach $239,000.


In Saskatoon, single-family home starts will rebound from 1,101 to 1,200 this year following a 7.6% decline in the New Housing Price Indexin 2009, the report predicts. MLS sales numbers will increase to 4,100 from 3,834 and the average resale price of a Saskatoon home will see a marginal increase from $278,895 last year to $285,000 through 2010.


Read the full report here.


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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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