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Saskatchewan to buck national trend of declining resale activity and housing starts: CMHC

The latest release of CMHC’s Housing Market Outlook forecasts declining resale activity and housing starts on a national level, but predicts Saskatchewan will buck the trend showing increases in both categories.


While existing home sales across Canada will experience an 8.5% decline, resale activity in Saskatchewan is expected to “facilitate a record number of transactions in 2008, reaching 13,400 units,” according to the report. Nationally, housing starts will decrease by 6% while Saskatchewan experiences an increase of 17% to 4,600 units, “the highest total in nearly 30 years.”


CMHC believes positive migration trends, expanded production of potash and oil, higher commodity prices and surging government expenditures will continue to drive Saskatchewan’s economy forward in the years ahead.


“The province’s changing economic fortunes are clearly reflected in the 2007 migration figures. After 22 consecutive years of decline, net migration in Saskatchewan rebounded with a record high of 13,583 migrants. Last year’s performance erased all of the losses in the preceding three years.”


Does Saskatchewan have the goods to buck this national trend?


Read CMHC’s Housing Market Outlook here.


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Norm Fisher
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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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