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Saskatoon real estate week in review: February 1-7, 2015

Saskatoon real estate agents reported a total of 57 residential sales to the local multiple listing service® this week, a drop of four from the previous weekfor a year-over-year decline of seven units as annual declines in unit sales persisted for the sixth consecutive week.


Where local agents were’t run off their feet completing sales, new listings filled the gap. A total of 176 residential properties were added to the Saskatoon MLS® system, up 46 from last week to top numbers reported for the same week a year agoby 11.


Total active residential listings took some small gains rising by 22 units from last week’s close to 1,469 to finish up on the same week last year by 289 available Saskatoon homes for sale. At the close of business this week, local home buyers could find 817 single-family homes brandishing a for sale sign, up from 701 a year ago, and 495 condominiums, up from 369 at the same time a year ago.


A bit of a soft spot in sales below the $200,000 mark saw the weekly median and the weekly average take gains as they rose to $338,000 and $367, 199 respectively. The six-week average price took its largest jump this year rising more than seven thousand dollars from last week to reach $358,726 and claim an annual increase of a bit more than thirteen thousand dollars. Meanwhile, the four-week median remained stable on a weekly basis closing at $336,250 for the second week in a row to mark annual gains of about 12K.


Four of this weeks closed transactions were reported to have sold for more than the asking price, paying an average bonus of $12,437 thanks in part to one deal that went $40K over list. It was a new home and likely included extras that hadn’t been contemplated when the list price was selected. On the flip side, 43 buyers negotiated a discount that averages $12,650. The other ten deals were reported to have closed at the asking price.


Other notable real estate activity this past week included 50 cancelled and withdrawn listings (48 and two respectively), 54 expired listings and 35 price changes.


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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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