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Saskatoon Real Estate Sees Modest Price Decline in First Quarter: Royal LePage


SASKATOON, April 4, 2019 – According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey released today, the aggregate price of a home in Saskatoon saw a modest decrease in the first quarter of 2019, decreasing 1.0 percent year-over-year to $368,665.


The median price of a two-storey home increased by 0.8 percent year-over-year to $405,253. During the same period, the median price of a bungalow decreased 3.3 percent year-over-year to $326,943.


“Year-over-year inventory levels are decreasing but still remain healthy,” said Matt Miller, Broker, and owner, Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate. “Demand is flat in the region, but the decline in supply will keep prices stable.”


He added that he expects to see a quarter similar to spring 2018, with a gradual increase in sales into the summer.


Regarding the housing incentives announced within the federal government’s budget last month, Miller stated the shared equity mortgage initiative could be positive for demand in the region.


“While details of the plan will not be released until September 2019, if it helps potential homebuyers access the market, we should see an uptick in demand,” said Miller.


Nationally, year-over-year home prices showed moderate gains in many regions across Canada in the first quarter of 2019. The Royal LePage National House Price Composite, compiled from proprietary property data in 63 of the nation’s largest real estate markets, showed that the price of a home in Canada increased just 2.7 percent year-over-year to $621,575 in the first quarter of 2019, well below the long-term norm of approximately 5 percent. When broken out by housing type, the median price of a two-storey home rose 2.6 percent year-over-year to $729,553, while the median price of a bungalow rose 1.1 percent year-over-year to $513,497. Condominiums remained the fastest growing housing type on a national basis, rising 5.4 percent year-over-year to $447,260.


“We are expecting this to be a sluggish year overall in Canada’s residential real estate market, with the hangover from the 2018 market correction and weaker economic growth acting as a drag on home price appreciation, balanced by lower for longer interest rates,” said Phil Soper, president, and CEO, Royal LePage. “There is a silver lining here. This slowdown gives buyers, and first-time buyers, in particular, an opportunity to buy real estate in our country’s largest cities.”

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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