The Saskatoon Real Estate Board released the MLS Listings and Sales statistics for November of 2006 yesterday.
Residential sales for the month totaled 230 units, down just one percent as compared to November of 2005. The average selling price for the month was $167,480 representing an increase of 10 percent for the same month last year.
The most notable numbers were the “active residential listings” which hit a new low of just 363 units across all Saskatoon areas and all price ranges. In my fourteen years in Saskatoon real estate, I can’t recall a time when active listings ever fell below 400 units.
Demand continues to be fairly high for this time of year. There are people out there who want to buy a home. If you’re considering offering your property for sale in the near future, now would be an excellent time to capitalize on the high demand and the unusually low supply of Saskatoon homes. I expect that we will see more units come available in the New Year as people building new houses begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel and start planning to sell their existing home. If you’re buying a home, waiting until January may be a good strategy.
Royal LePage Vidorra