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City council caves on Grover’s demand for more money

In a five up, five down decision, Mayor Don Atchison broke the tie between Saskatoon city councillorsto move forward with a purchase contract for one of Jack Grover’s properties at a higher price than the two parties originally agreed to. Approximately six weeks ago Jack Grover agreed to accept $104,000 for the house at 408 Avenue P South from an undisclosed buyer. Upon learning that the City was the buyer Grover claimed that the deal was not done in good faith and threatened to withdraw from the agreement unless the City agreed to a higher price of $119,000.


City administrators recommended that council agree to the higher price to avoid the costs of litigation, as well as the time that could be lost to such an action.


Apparently the Avenue P house was the last holdout on land that has been set aside for an affordable housing project as part of the Pleasant Hillrevitalization project.


Some things are worth paying for.


Star Phoenix story here.
Pleasant Hill Revitalization Project Blog here.
Pleasant Hill Local Area Plan here.


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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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