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Canadian home sales remain steady through July, 2013: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), released national sales statistics for the month of July, 2013 recently. According the CREA, "The number of home sales processed through the MLS® Systems of real estate Boards and Associations and other cooperative listing systems in Canada was little changed on a month-over-month basis in July 2013. Sales edged up just two-tenths of a percentage point to hold below levels reached prior to tightened mortgage regulations last year." Highlights of CREA's report    
  • National home sales edged up 0.2% from June to July
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity came in 9.4% above levels in July 2012.
  • The number of newly listed homes edged down 0.4% from June to July.
  • The Canadian housing market has tightened but remains in balanced territory.
  • The national average sale price rose 8.4% on a year-over-year basis in July.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) rose 2.7% year-over-year in July.

Read the entire report on Canadian MLS sales for July, 2013.


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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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