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Saskatoon real estate week in review: January 29-February 4, 2012

Saskatoon real estate agents had a very busy week, but they weren’t so busy selling homes. Instead, they were swamped with new listings. A whopping 157 house and condo listings were added to the multiple listing service®, up sharply from last week by 70 properties and well ahead of the same week last yearwhen just 126 Saskatoon homes hit the system. Meanwhile, sales slipped lower, falling eight units from the previous week to just 56, but still managed a slight gain on the same week a year ago when just 51 deals resulted in a firm sale.


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A brisk week for new additions to the MLS® systembrought the total number of residential properties for sale in Saskatoon higher by nearly 50 units over the course of the week. The end result was a listing inventory that was on par with what was available a year ago, 973 residential listings. Today, buyers have 559 single-family homes and 330 condos to choose from. At this time last year, those numbers stood at 537 and 387 respectively.


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Cancelled and withdrawn listings remained fairly low at just 19 homes. This week, 22 home sellers adjusted their asking price. Another 35 MLS listings expired from the system without finding a buyer.


All five house price measures that you see on this site edged higher this week as the average selling price of a Saskatoon home gained more than 10K to reach $329,829. The weekly median price followed along but didn’t move as far. It grew by $6,500 from the previous week to close at $309,950. The six-week average price pulled ahead by just over $2,000 to reach $320,337 for an annual gain of almost $15,000. Meanwhile, the four-week median price bounced back from last week’s decline and grew by more than 6K from to hit $309,900. That’s good for an annual gain of about $16,000.


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Overbid sales continued to represent just a fraction of the market, and those that did sell over their list price didn’t reach the craziness of last week’s numbers. Just three of 56 sellers got more than they were asking this week. Another nine cashed in with a full price offer while 44 buyers managed to grind their seller for a bit of a deal achieving an average discount of $8,460.


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Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Vidorra

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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