I suspect by now you’ve heard that people are returning to Saskatchewan in a fairly big way. Stats Canada recently reported that some 3,700 families moved to Saskatchewan from Alberta between July and September of last year. The most recent labour figures tell a bigger story. There were 9,800 more people employed in the city of Saskatoon in November 2006 as compared to the previous year.
While we’ve assisted families from pretty much every province with a move there’s no question that the majority of those who are returning to Saskatoon are coming from Alberta. Escalating housing costs, quality of life and increasing crime rates seem to be the primary motivators that are causing them to feel homesick.
Lori Coolican writes an interesting story in today’s Star Phoenix and speaks with a number of families who’ve decided to make Saskatoon their home base again.
Read Running Back to Saskatoon here (no longer available)
Expect to see continued pressure on housing inventory levels and prices in the Saskatoon real estate market.
I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.
Royal LePage Vidorra