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Saskatoon housing shortage: Some people are really hurting

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of this booming real estate market. If you’re not careful, you can miss some really important stuff.


Some people are really hurting.


He’s here. She’s there, with the kids. They can’t find a home, but they have to be out of the one they currently own in less than a month. They’ve tried hard, sometimes bidding up to $20,000 over the asking price. Someone always seems to outbid them and the next home that comes on the market always seems to be more money. They don’t know where they’ll end up.


Meantime, investors are sending money from all over the country. They all want a little piece of the Saskatoon real estate action.  It's the "next Calgary," don't you know?


Don’t get me wrong. I don’t resent you and I recognize your right to invest in this community.I just know where I want to focus my efforts right now and it’s not on spreadsheets.


If you want to talk cap rates, income and expenses, and property management, please, call another agent.  I’ll be busy helping someone find a home.


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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