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CMHC Housing Outlook for Saskatoon still fairly rosy, or not?

The latest Housing Market Outlook for the Saskatoon area, which was released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) last week predicts that the Saskatoon will experience its “highest number of sales on record” during 2008 before sales begin to “moderate somewhat…due to rapidly escalating prices and weaker speculative demand.”


Based on February statistics, CMHC notes that the average selling price of a resale home in Saskatoon had already reached $262,000 and predicts further gains of 18% through 2008. That would bring us to about $275,000, easily $25,000 behind the roughly $300,000 averages that we’ve seen posted over the past three months. According to CMHC, we can expect to see prices rise another 8.2% in 2009 to nearly $300,000.


At the end of April, the second consecutive month where sales were down over the previous year, resale unit sales were just slightly ahead of last year (for the year). May is likely to show some larger declines in total unit sales. It seems overly optimistic at this point that we could finish 2008 ahead of 2007.


Read the CMHC Housing Outlook for Saskatoon here


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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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