The Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association recently released MLS® statistics for November of 2020. The text below is directly from their media release. The graphics are ours.
Sales in Saskatoon were up 47.3%, going from 243 in November of 2019 to 358 in November of 2020, and up 47.0% in the overall region, going from 317 to 466.
In Saskatoon, sales were 37.3% above the 5-year average (and 32.1% above the 10-year average), while in the larger region, sales were 31.9% above the 5-year average (and 24.3% above the 10-year average). Year-to-Date (YTD) sales in Saskatoon rose 17.2% over last year, increasing from 3,411 to 3,998, while YTD sales in the larger region rose 22.0%, going from 4,575 to 5,580.
Sales volume was up 44.3% in the city, going from $80.9M to $116.8M in 2020 (31.3% above the 5-year average, and 24.4% above the 10-year average). YTD sales volume in the city was $1,376.5M, an increase of 21.8% from last year. In the region, sales volume was up 27.5%, going from $1,440.7M to $1,837.3M (30.9% above the 5-year average and 24.1% above the 10-year average). YTD sales volume increased 27.5% in the region, rising from $1,440.7M in 2019 to $1,837.3M in 2020.
In Saskatoon, the number of new listings in November of 2020 fell 6.0%, going from 451 to 424 (20.2% below the 5-year average and 20.0% below the 10-year average), while in the region, new listings fell 9.5% from 629 last year to 569 this year (22.5% below the 5-year average and 22.6% below the 10-year average). YTD new listings in the city fell 3.7%, going from 7,443 to 7,167, while in the larger region, the number of new listings to date fell 6.4%, going from 10,874 to 10,179. Active listings fell 22.4% in Saskatoon (down from 1,528 to 1,186) and fell 26.7% in the region (down from 2,830 to 2,075).
Inventory in Saskatoon stood at 3.3 months (which is 47.3% below the level last year and 49.6% below the 5-year average), while the sales to listing ratio was 84.4%, suggesting that market conditions favour sellers. Inventory in the larger region stood at 4.5 months (which is 50.1% below the level last year and 46.8% below the 5-year average), while the sales to listing ratio was 81.9%, suggesting that market conditions favour sellers.
Homes in Saskatoon stayed on the market an average of 41 days in November—down 28.1% from 57 days last year (but below the 5-year average of 52 days and below the 10-year average of 50 days). Homes in the region stayed on the market longer than homes in the city at 48 days on average in 2020, but also down from an average of 63 days last year (and 20.3% below the 5-year average).
Median home prices in Saskatoon went from $327,000 to $314,500 (a decrease of 3.8%) and were approximately 3.6% below the 5-year and 4.2% below the 10-year average median price. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI)—a more accurate measure of house price trends—is up 5.4% from $306,600 to $323,400. Year-to-date, the median home price in Saskatoon was $329,559 which is 3.0% above the $320,000 price from the same time last year. Median home prices in the region went from $319,000 to $307,450 (a decrease of 3.6%) and were approximately 1.8% below the 5-year and 1.6% below the 10-year average median price. Year-to-date, the median home price in the region was $313,589 which is 3.9% above the $301,827 price from the same time last year.
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