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Saskatoon becomes seventh region to join the Canada’s MLS® Home Price Index

Saskatoon will join Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, the Fraser Valley and Regina in contributing data to Canada’s MLS House Price Index (MLS® HPI) making its first contribution on May 15.


The index was created to provide more accurate and in-depth analysis of real estate prices and trends than average prices, which are more typically reported. Taking more of an “apples to apples” approach, the MLS® HPI will more closely examine price changes to the same quality of home in the same neighbourhood, over time.


Similar to the Consumer Price Index, the baseline price will be represented as 100 going back to January, 2005. So a housing type having a MLS® HPI value of 150 has risen in value by 50 percent since January, 2005.


The index will also examine price changes by property type so you can expect to see more reliable data on:

  • Single family homes
  • One storey single family homes
  • Two storey single family homes
  • Townhouse and row units
  • Apartment style condos
  • A composite of all types weighted by sales

You can count on us to report on future MLS® HPI. Of course, we’ll continue to provide our regular weekly and monthly updates that use more traditional measures. I’m certainly interested to see how they compare of the long run.


Interested in the value of your Saskatoon home? Get the most current market intelligence with our FREE Market Snapshot including prices of homes recently sold in your area. Get it here now, or call me at 306-241-6676 for a complimentary evaluation of your home.


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.
 

Note: We are in the process of bringing this blog home to the TeamFisher.com domain and we have a lot of stuff to move! Another 700 posts can be found at normfisher.com where they'll remain until we can get them moved here.

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