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Guess who’s runnin’ back to Saskatoon

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. 


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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