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Saskatoon real estate week in review for December 9-15, 2018 (edition #614)


Saskatoon real estate sales slipped lower this week as local REALTORS® reported 44 firm residential trades to the MLS®. That is lower than the previous week by seven and falls short of sales for the same period last year by 19.


The number of new listings that were added to the multiple listing service® database fell to 86, down from 109 the previous week. During the same week last year, only 70 Saskatoon homes were listed for sale.


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The number of Saskatoon homes available to buyers on the MLS® system fell marginally lower this week to 1596 and made its first sub 1600 finish since mid-March. That’s just seven fewer listings than were available at the close of the previous week. At the end of the same week in 2017 there were 1678 residential properties on the system.


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The mix of high-end versus lower end sales was fairly stable compared to the previous week. The median sale price for the week moved marginally lower to $322,000. Meanwhile, the weekly average sale price of a Saskatoon home took a huge bounce to $380,000 due to a single sale at $2.6 million. That is the highest residential sale price ever reported to our MLS® for a Saskatoon home. The closing price tops the previous high sale price within the city by $290,000.


The six-week average sale price edged higher by six thousand dollars compared to the previous week. It came in at $340,439 from an annual increase of roughly fifteen hundred dollars. The four-week median price moved in the opposite direction as it lost four thousand dollars from last week to finish up at $325,000. That’s up two thousand dollars from the close of the same week last year.


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Once again, we saw one lonely listing reported to have sold for a price that was greater than the seller’s list price. That sale saw an overbid of $900. Buyers exercised their clout at the negotiating table and managed a discount that averaged more than $22,000 on 41 of the week’s 44 sales. It’s worth noting that the $375,000 discount negotiated on the $2.6 million dollar sale skewed the overall average discount by $8500. If that sale were not in the mix, the average discount would be closer to $14,000.


Here is a breakdown of what the sales to listing price ratio looked like on this week’s sales. Please note that those sales that do show a sale price that is greater than the list price are all new properties that spent some period of time on the market, and most likely included additional improvements that were not reflected in the original list price. We report these to you as “at list price sales”, which is likely too generous in some cases, but it’s simply not practical to obtain the full details of each sale.


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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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