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Saskatoon’s residential resale market continues correction pattern: SRAR

The Saskatoon Region Association of Realtors (SRAR) released the residential real estate statistics for April 2009today along with the following media release.


April’s real estate market continued to correct with fewer listings being taken easing higher than normal inventory levels.


Saskatoon REALTORS® assisted 353 buyers to find their dream home. That number down 15% from April 2008 when 413 units were sold. Unit sales figures were ahead of 2005 and 2006.


REALTORS® placed 694 properties on the market in April that number down 23% from 2008 when 896 homes were listed for sale. Buyers had 1499 properties to select from, down substantially from a market high of 1748 homes for sale in September 2008.


The average selling price for April was $275,455.00 that number down from April 2008 when the average was $306,031.00.


In the month of April the $300 - $350,000.00 price range saw the greatest sales activity with 62 properties being sold. The $225 – 300,000 range was also very active. Upper price range activity remains steady with the following year to date sales figures.


• $350 – 400,000.00 - 90 sales
• $400 – 450,000.00 - 49 sales
• $450 – 750,000.00 - 51 sales


All Indicators point to similar activity for the next few months. The Saskatoon and Saskatchewan economy is a bright spot given the global economic situation. Inventory levels will remain higher than normal for the year but should continue to decline to a more normal number towards year end. Consumer confidence in the local economy, low interest rates and a sustained job market will all contribute to a quicker real estate market recovery.


Drop by early next week when our “Closer look at the Saskatoon real estate statistics for April 2009” will be posted. It includes a more extensive overview of unit sales, prices and active listings of single-family homes and condominiums.


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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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